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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Some decisions that have been made for our senior centers defy logic. Jones is demanding the end to our two existing senior centers. Previous administrations used Community Block Development grants (CDBG) to assist with the expenses of the centers. Brennan Center had their roof replaced through the CDBG funds and if the City privitized the centers for another use, they would probably use CDBG funds again for major repairs.

I always knew the centers to fall under the purview of the parks and recreation, meaning they can only be sold by a vote of the people.

Privitization of the centers has not been totally successful.
Post Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:46 am 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Allegations are surfacing that members of Haselbring believe they are being cheated by the non-profit currently running their organizations.

They allege:
1. They have difficulty obtaining financial information regarding the operation of the Center:
2. The organization currently in charge paid $12,000 for an advisor, $5,000 for paperwork, required a 4 year degree for a Director and had by-laws written for $3,000 that allowed for the expulsion of any board member that challenged how the center was being run.
Post Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:52 am 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

The Pierce center in 2012 was doing poorly on their evaluations by the county. The Emergency Manager outsourced the operation of the golf course to Flint City Golf, LLC, then a newly formed Limited Liability Corporation. The managing partner is Frank D. Preketes, then an Associate CPA. Sadly, on March 20, 2013 the co-partner and well known lover of golf, Attorney Thomas Warda died at age 47. The Pierce enter was to become a banquet facility.

Since then Preketes is shown as an Environmental Health Consultant with ABF Environmental Consulting, and the operator of both Kearsley Golf Course and Swartz Creek Golf Course. On February 27, of 2015 the Journal reported the former Tavern on the Green, which closed in 2012, was to be operated by Preketes on a 10 year lease. The bar was to be renamed, Shot of the Day.

But we hear little about the Pierce Center. Local activists challenged the administration on December 12th, 2016 alleging a nely proposed lease of $1.00 per year was being proposed.
Post Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:08 pm 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Some County officials say it is prudent for them to stay out publicly in a politically charged environment between the senior centers and City of Flint administration. They remind that they function in a fiduciary and oversight capacity.

However, County Commissioners from other areas should not be going to senior centers to criticize the county leadership for that area. This can only serve to disrupt the unity and cooperation among the County Commission.

The Hasselbring Center passed their last audit despite certain members alleging fiscal misconduct. This center had the opportunity to form their own 501(c)3 and I am told they did. The lease is the issue now and that iis between the City and the Center. The first leadership previously appointed by the Emergency Management failed horribly. But, that is what happens when you place an entity going bankrupt in charge of a city resource.


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Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:53 am 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

The scary thing is the City may be put in charge over the Hasselbring Center.
Talk about the fox guarding the hen house! This administration is incapable of a competent running of the city.
Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:18 am 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Searched for: HASSELBRING SENIOR CENTER

ID Num: 71703R


Entity Name: HASSELBRING SENIOR CENTER
Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation

Resident Agent: DEBRA GILBERT
Registered Office Address: 1002 HOME AVE FLINT MI 48505

Mailing Address: 3065 N GENESEE RD FLINT MI 48506

Formed Under Act Number(s): 162-1982

Incorporation/Qualification Date: 10-27-2015

Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN

Number of Shares: 0

Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 16

Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 16
Status: ACTIVE Date: Present
Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:36 am 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Searched for: EASTSIDE SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION

ID Num: 704741


Entity Name: EASTSIDE SENIOR CITIZENS ASSOCIATION
Type of Entity: Domestic Nonprofit Corporation

Resident Agent: DEBRA GILBERT
Registered Office Address: 3065 NORTH GENESEE RD. FLINT MI 48506

Mailing Address: MI

Formed Under Act Number(s): 284-1972 327-1931

Incorporation/Qualification Date: 8-7-1980

Jurisdiction of Origin: MICHIGAN

Number of Shares: 0

Year of Most Recent Annual Report: 16

Year of Most Recent Annual Report With Officers & Directors: 16
Status: ACTIVE Date: Present
Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:47 pm 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

Staff & Contact Info
Eastside Senior Citizens Campus

3065 N. Genesee Road, Flint, MI 48506

Phone: (810) 250-5000 Fax: (810) 250-9033
Email: eastside3065@gmail.com
Office Hours: 9 am to 4 pm Monday- Friday
Staff

Executive Director Debra Gilbert
Director Jamie Rodriguez
Program Coordinator Janet Supernaw
Programming Assistant Kathy Blue

Office Assistant- Brandy Boardway
Receptionists

Monday - Virginia Smith
Tuesday - MaryLou Garant


Kearsley Daly Villa ~ Eastside Village

3085 N. Genesee Road, Flint, MI 48506

Phone: (810) 250-1000
Staff

Manager Brenda Fulton
Maintenance Brandon Brow
Driver Tonya Alvarez
American House North

3375 N. Linden Road Flint, MI 48504

Phone: (810)-733-8900
Staff

Executive Director Amy Wallace
Assistant Director Lisa Alexander
Activity Director Karen Loy
Chef Kathie Miller
Maintenance Director Gary Foerster
Housekeeping Supervisor Karen Rosebush
Funding Sources:

The Eastside Senior Citizens Center is funded by Genesee County and Genesee County Board of Commissioners, Charter Township Genesee, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Kearsley Community School District, Genesee County Senior Services Millage, Eastside Senior Citizens Center Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and many individual donations. Senior Center fundraisers are also held throughout the year. As always, we appreciate all who have made a difference!

This program and/or service is fully or partially funded by Genesee County Senior Millage funds. Your tax dollars are at work.
Post Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:00 pm 
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untanglingwebs
El Supremo

The Eastside Senior Citizens Center is funded by Genesee County and Genesee County Board of Commissioners, Charter Township Genesee, Valley Area Agency on Aging, Kearsley Community School District, Genesee County Senior Services Millage, Eastside Senior Citizens Center Endowment Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, and many individual donations. Senior Center fundraisers are also held throughout the year. As always, we appreciate all who have made a difference!

Callers to the Concerned Pastors show today stated Gilbert was supported by county officials to show Hasselbring self governance techniques. They alleged she took over and paid herself an $18,000 salary in addition to anything she earned at her Genesee Township center.
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