Tuesday, September 23, 2014
 
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Election Information You Need
 Click here for non-partisan voter information from the League of Women Voters

Water Flushing Schedule
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Bow in the Clouds Preserve Featured on PMN Connect
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Township Road work update for the week of September 15
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PMN Kalamazoo Township Roundtable discusses Township Roadways
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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.

   

Storm Clean-Up Updates
There will be a clean up. Details coming later in the day.

We thank you for your patience and all the effort everyone is putting into cleaning up after the recent wind storm. Many of you were wondering about what may have appeared to be a random clean up by the Road Commission.
  The Kalamazoo County Road Commission owns the road right of way (33’ from centerline for a total width of 66’) on roads in platted areas and is responsible for the tree related debris from the right of way trees, therefore they will not be picking up debris that comes from other parts of your yard. Evidence would be trees that have obviously lost limbs recently and stumps in the right of way. Fortunately, this week has provided some rain-days for the road commission, so they were able to start the cleanup work in the Westwood neighborhood. They have not committed to a completion date.

 After the road commission completes cleaning up the trees and debris, we will be able to assess the need for and obtain estimates for the remaining clean-up. In addition many people have home owners insurance that will be covering their cost of cutting and removing trees so we have to allow time for that process. We will then look at our budget to see if/where we might be able to access the funds to perform the clean-up. We don’t want to commit Township Funds (your tax money) until the road commission and insurance companies complete their responsibilities.

Once work by the road commission has been established the Township Board will have to make a decision as to whether it is appropriate to use your tax money to do additional clean up. Unfortunately this will probably not occur prior to the September 22 board meeting and the clean-up will not take place until we have been assured that the Road Commission has finished picking up what they are responsible for. 

In the meantime, if you are able, please clear sidewalks and drains and neatly stack what you can between the sidewalk and the roadway. If you are capable of doing clean-up or are able to help a neighbor please know that your efforts are greatly appreciated. Please continue to check our web site for any updates.

To read the most current Storm Damage Update from the Kalamazoo County Road Commission,
Click Here.

   

Upcoming Regular Board Meetings

7:30 p.m. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014



The 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

http://pmn.pegcentral.com/

   

Township Board Considers Roadway Improvement Options
At the Township's August 11 Board Meeting the Board of Trustees considered options for funding local roadway improvements. The board is concerned that if the road issue is not dealt with soon the cost will continue to increase dramatically, as a very poor road cost much more to bring up to the level of good than a fair road. The board will be making a decision on this issue at the meeting on August  25, 2014. For detailed information on what the board  considered please Click Here.

At the August 25 Board Meeting the Board will be considering Voter-approved Bonding to fund roadway improvements. Click Here for details. There is additional information on the Transportation and Roads page on our web site. Any additional information will be posted on that page as it becomes available.

The following links will take you to the charts that were shown on the PMN Roundtable Program (see link in News and Alerts).
Local Road Condition Pie Chart  2013 Road Rating Map   Cost Increases With Time


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

Kalamazoo Township Hall
Kalamazoo Township Hall and waterfall
   

Bike Racks Installed at Township Hall
Bike racks for your use
   

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.

http://www.redmedbox.com/about.php