Wednesday, October 01, 2014
 
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News & Alerts
Fall 2014 Newsletter is online
 Click Here to read it.

E. Michigan Closure
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Land Use Master Plan is Approved by Board
Click here to read it.

Election Information You Need
 Click here for non-partisan voter information from the League of Women Voters

PMN Kalamazoo Township Roundtable discusses Township Roadways
 Click Here to view the program
   

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 

   

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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.

   

October Bulk Trash Pick-up
Bulk Trash pick-up begins on October 6. Be sure you know which day trash is picked on your street and have your trash by the curb the night before your pick-up. Please go to our Recycling and Waste Program Page for complete instructions.

Also, please keep trash separated from tree debris that may be on the curb for storm damage pick-up.
   

Storm Clean-Up Updates
There Will Be a Storm Damage clean-up starting on October 6. 
Clean up of limbs from the September 5 storm will begin on October 6 and continue for the next two weeks. This will not be conducted like our other pick-ups. Everyone should have their storm debris by the curb by October 6 because we don't know how long it will take to clean up each street. The wood will be lifted onto trucks and will not be chipped on site. If you can get it to the curb they can probably get it on the truck. The wood needs to be where they can get it without driving on your lawn. The contractors will attempt to do as little damage as possible when picking up the debris but homeowners will be expected to clean up smaller debris after the large pieces are removed.

Please be aware that bulk trash pick up is also starting on October 6. Please attempt to keep storm debris and bulk trash piles separate. Smaller storm debris left behind should be put in paper yard waste bags or tied in secure bundles and held until the leaf and brush pick-up the week of November 17.

Also, the Kalamazoo County Road Commission is continuing to clear storm damage debris. According to the Road Commission "
KCRC will only be cleaning up debris that is related to storm damage within deeded or dedicated road right-of-way (ROW). KCRC’s policy has not changed in respect to our storm cleanup obligations in these areas.  KCRC’s updated roadside management vegetation policy does however address areas designated as ROW by user. Storm damage, trees/limbs that fall within the traveled portion of the road designated as ROW by user, will be cleaned up by KCRC if the property owner calls KCRC within 15 days of the tree/limb falling in the traveled portion of the road and a tree removal request form is completed and returned. The tree removal request form assists KCRC with scheduling and determining how the property owner’s wood is cut and/or disposed of."

 We continue to encourage residents to call KCRC with service requests. These calls are routed through their internal system which assists them with prioritization and scheduling.  KCRC currently has 30 open storm damage service requests from Kalamazoo Township since the September 5th storm and will be following up according as time allows.

Please pass this information on to your friends and neighbors in the Township who may not have seen this notice and thank you for your patience as we've worked through this process.

   

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/

   

Non-Motorized Public Planning Meeting
Non Motorized Public Meeting
   

Township Board Considering Roadway Improvement Options
The Board of Trustees is continuing a deliberate and thoughtful process to develop 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 by their first meeting in December. For detailed information on what the board  considered please Click Here

The Board has authorized the further study of using Voter-Approved Bonds 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 these pages 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.