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PMN Kalamazoo Township Roundtable
update on roads, non-motorized, parks
& brownfields
Click here to view program

Draft Parks and Recreation Plan
 Click Here to review the plan

Avoid the Second Shovel
 Click here for advice on how to keep from
shoveling the end of your driveway twice.

Kalamazoo County Road Commission
Winter Public Service Announcements
 Click here for the latest information.

Fall 2014 Newsletter is online
 Click Here to read it.

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

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Wishing You a Joyous Holiday Season!
Kalamazoo Township Fire Truck in Galesburg Parade
   

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, January 12, 2015

February 10, 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

http://pmn.pegcentral.com/

   

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 

   

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? 

YES

NO

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.

Click Here for an alphabetical listing of the type of improvement and when, for each road slated for improvement, if the above bond proposal is passed.

An interview with Supervisor Ronald Reid, updating information on the transportation bond issue on PMN's Connect, is available by Clicking Here.

An earlier discussion of just 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 new 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, supervisor@ktwp.org or Treasurer Cochran, treasurer@ktwp.org or call them at 381-8080.
   

Non-Motorized Plan Passed



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? 

Kalamazoo Township is on the road / sidewalk to making this a more livable community. You can find more information on the benefits, to you and your community, of non-motorized transportation by clicking the following links:   Bicycling     Sidewalks 
 
The Township's Non-Motorized/Active Transportation Plan is available for you to view, just Click Here.

Please send your comments to Supervisor Ronald E. Reid at supervisor@ktwp.org.