Sunday, August 02, 2015
News & Alerts
The Summer 2015 Township Newsletter
is online.
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Township Road Construction Update
for the Week of August 3.
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PMN June Township Roundtable
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Road Commission Message on Road
Drainage and Trees
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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. 


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Election August 4, 2015
Don't forget to vote on the County Transit millage and renewal of the Kalamazoo Township millage. Click Here for more information.
Also, due to the election on August 4 the Township will not be accepting passport applications on that day.

Welcome to Kalamazoo Charter Township!

 The mission of Kalamazoo Township is to provide government services that promote a safe, healthy, accessible, and economically viable community to live, work, learn, and play.

  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.


New Fire Engine 812 to the Rescue
   Eastwood Fire Station's new engine number 812 just reported for service earlier in July and is already earning its keep. See the article on MLive "Somewhat Suspicious Fire".
In a comment to Supervisor Ronald E. Reid, Eastwood Battalion Chief Matt Mulac said, "The upgrade in apparatus and equipment certainly paid immediate dividends at this fire. Because we now have a pre-connected large diameter attack line, we were able to quickly extend the hose, protect the residence, and control the fire in about 5 minutes of being on the scene! the lighting also provided improved visibility for safety and investigation.  Thank you again for the investment into our employees and the community."

 (Gull Road to Mosel Avenue)     (At Riverview Drive)

Starting Monday, June 29, 2015 construction crews will start work to resurface Riverview Drive between Gull Road and Mosel Avenue.  Work will also include sidewalk ramp upgrades, repair of damaged sidewalk, curb and gutter and the realignment of Mt. Olivet at Riverview Drive intersection. 

During construction, there will be single lane closures in each direction.  Access to all businesses and residences will be maintained.  Road construction is planned to be completed by Friday, August 28, 2015.

Starting Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Mt. Olivet Road will be closed at Riverview Drive as construction crews work to realign the intersection. Construction is expected to take 5 weeks to complete. During this time, the posted detour route will be on Mosel Avenue and Virginia Avenue.

Road Work has Begun Thanks to Approval of Road Bonds by Voters
  Dog owners, please remember to keep your dogs off the chip sealed roads for a few days after they've been done, especially if it's a hot day. If your dog does get tar on it's feet you can try cleaning it off with the type of degreasing cleaner that mechanics use for their hands then wash the residue from that off with your regular dog safe shampoo.

Milling work began south of East Main on June 16. It's important that cars are not parked on the road when the work is being done. Your cooperation is appreciated.

The Township Board has appointed Trustee Donald Martin as Highway Commissioner for Kalamazoo Township. Trustee Martin will be in frequent communication with the Road Commission regarding work being done. If you have questions about road work in your area you can call Trustee Martin at (269) 251-7377 or email

Watch the News and Alerts section of this page for weekly updates on Township road work.

Local Road Improvement Neighborhood Projects Meetings were held on May 4, 5 and 6. Copies of the handouts and presentations from the meeting are available below.

Westwood Meeting Handouts                                  Westwood Presentation
Eastwood Meeting Handouts                                   Eastwood Presentation
Northwood Meeting Handouts                                 Northwood Presentation

Click here for detailed information on the roadwork scheduled for 2015. 


Click on the car in pothole to go to pdf or map of linked item 


Plans for Road Improvements - Map 2015-17


Roads Slated for Improvements - Alphabetical listing 2015-17 updated as of July 16, 2015

Good News on Road Funding for Kalamazoo Township!
Click Here for the May 13 story.

For an update on what's happening next, now that the local road bond proposal has been passed, and for information on how the May road funding ballot proposal relates to that, you can watch an interview with Supervisor Ronald Reid on Public Media Network.
Just Click Here.

Road Work Includes Drains
Some of you may have noticed some activity that was not on our roads list. It involves the drains along the roads. In order to do a proper job of repairing the roads it is necessary to have proper drainage. As the Road Commission has been preparing to do the work on the Township road improvements they have been assessing the drains. In some cases they are just clearing them in other cases they may be rebuilding or adding drains. If you have questions regarding drain work in your neighborhood you my contact the Township's Highway Commissioner, Don Martin at or (269) 251-7377.
 New drain on Kenilworth  Milling Kenilworth at Chicago 06/16/2015

Upcoming Regular Board Meetings

7:30 p.m.

August 10, 2015

August 24, 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