Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Draft Parks and Recreation Plan
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Avoid the Second Shovel
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shoveling the end of your driveway twice.

Kalamazoo County Road Commission
Winter Public Service Announcements
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Fall 2014 Newsletter is online
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PMN Kalamazoo Township Roundtable
discusses Township Roadways
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Leaf and brush pick-up that was to have taken place this week will be delayed except for Monday's pick-up which was completed before the snow got too heavy. Pick-up will begin again on Monday November 24 with area 2, the section that is normally picked up on Tuesday. Area 3 will be picked up on Tuesday, Area 4 on Wednesday, Thursday there will be no pick-up and area 5 will be picked up on Friday November 28. 
Click here for map of areas and please go by the days noted above, not those on the map.

 We realize that some of you already have your leaves out and they're covered with snow but there are others that don't have them out yet and have no place to set them out. In addition, we want to avoid the risk associated with having trucks stopping on the roads while the snow plows are trying to clear them or having trucks slide off the roads. They will do their best to pick up what is on the curb next week. Thank you for helping us work through these unusual circumstances.

Please pass this information on to your neighbors who may not have internet service.

Welcome to Kalamazoo Charter Township!

Kalamazoo Township wraps around three sides of the City of Kalamazoo, offering equally easy access to all the urban amenities and more rural activities. The Township is made up of four neighborhoods, each with a strong sense of community and history. They contain a broad range of housing stock, thriving locally owned businesses, and commercial and industrial areas available for development. All parts of the Township have access to broadband internet, curbside recycling, and municipal sewer and water. Families in the township have access to several quality school choices, including Kalamazoo Public Schools and the nationally known Kalamazoo Promise Scholarship. Anywhere in the Township residents are short minutes away from highly rated medical facilities and universities as well as parks, golf courses, tennis courts and bike trails. If you’re looking for a place to raise a family, live close to work and play or start a business, please join us in Kalamazoo Township.


Upcoming Regular Board Meetings

7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, January 12, 2015

The regular meetings are also rebroadcast on channel Charter Communication channel 190 and AT&T U-verse channel 99

  • Sundays at 8 p.m.,
  • Mondays at 8 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.,
  • Wednesdays 9 a.m., and
  • Fridays at 3:30 a.m.

Meetings may also be viewed online at


Red Med Box

Have you ever wondered what to do with unused or expired medication? Whatever you do, don't flush them down the toilet. Instead, dispose of those items at a Red Med Box.

Red Med Boxes are located at certain area law enforcement buildings, including at the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. Red Med Box is an easy and secure way to dispose of your unused or expired medication. 


Draft Non-Motorized Plan Available for Review

Walk to the bus stop or store, bike to work, take the baby out in the stroller, bike ride with your kids, jog or take the dog for a walk. Do you live without a car by necessity or by choice? How do you, or how would you like to be able to, use non-motorized transportation in Kalamazoo Township? 
A draft to the Township's Non-Motorized Transportation Plan is now available for you to review, just Click Here. You will find the maps for the plan at the end of the document.

Please send you comments to Supervisor Ronald E. Reid at


Township Board Makes Decision on Road Funding
After much deliberation and discussion with the community, the Kalamazoo County Road Commission and Legal Counsel the Board of Trustees approved, by resolution, to seek voter approval for a $9.75 million bond sale to be paid back over a 10 year period. The election will be held February 24, 2015. The ballot language will be as follows.  

Kalamazoo Charter Township Road Bond Proposal

Shall the Charter Township of Kalamazoo, County of Kalamazoo, Michigan, borrow the principal sum of not to exceed Nine Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($9,750,000) and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds, in one or more series, payable in not to exceed eleven (11) years from the date of issue of each series, for the purpose of paying the cost of acquiring constructing, furnishing and equipping road improvements in the township, including necessary rights-of-way, sidewalks, proper drainage facilities and appurtenances and attachments thereto? 



If approved, the estimated millage to be levied in 2015 is 1.30 mills ($1.30 per $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds is 2.51 mills ($2.51 per $1,000 of taxable value).

Click Here for a map showing preliminary plans for the road improvements.

A discussion of Kalamazoo Township Roads on PMN is available by clicking here. The following links will take you to the charts that were shown on the program.
Local Road Condition Pie Chart  2013 Road Rating Map   Cost Increases With Time

There is additional information on the Transportation and Roads page on our web site. Any additional information will be posted on these pages as it becomes available.

If you would like to speak with someone on the board concerning roadway improvements please contact Supervisor Reid, or Treasurer Cochran, or call them at 381-8080.