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Welcome to Kalamazoo Charter Township!

Awarded the Township of Excellence designation by the Michigan Township Association


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.

Kalamazoo Township was featured in Focus, a publication of the Michigan Township Association. To see the article Click Here.

 

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meetings


Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2021
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Work Session Meeting  5:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Monday, August 09, 2021
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Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, August 09, 2021
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Currently all meetings are being held via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend. Go to zoom.usa, click on join meeting and enter the information found at the top of the meeting agenda.  

The regular meetings are live on Charter Communication channel 190 and AT&T U-verse channel 99 or at:

https://www.publicmedianet.org/live-streams

Replays of meetings can be viewed at: https://www.publicmedianet.org/pmn-ondemand

 

There are several ways that you can continue to do your business with the Township. 

  • In most cases your business can be done by using the phone, email, U.S. mail, drop box or zoom meeting. There is a secure drop box  just outside the doors to the building nearest the flag pole. 
  • Please note that in keeping with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration emergency rules, all personnel who are able to are continuing to work from home as much as possible but are available by email, phone. 
  • The above is subject to change at any time. Please call (269) 381-8080 if you have questions.

All essential services such as fire and police will continue. Call 911 or non-emergency dispatch, (269) 488-8911 for fire or police services. For other community services call 211.

If you or someone you know has symptoms of Covid-19 or Covid-19 Health questions you can call (269) 373-5044.

Thank you for your patience and stay safe,
Dexter Mitchell
Township Manager, Kalamazoo Township
 

Open Position on the Board of Review

The Township currently has an open position on the Board of Review 

Frequently Used Emails

Parcel Information assessor@ktwp.org Ordinance complaints ordinance@ktwp.org
Taxes/Sewer/Rental Reg. srbrown@ktwp.org Voter Registration katarinak@ktwp.org
Planning & Zoning planner@ktwp.org Ownership/Deeds/PRG bjzawacki@ktwp.org
Cemetery/Accounts Payable mlkalupa@ktwp.org Site Plan Reviews, Fire Inspections & Reports firechief@ktwp.org
Recycling/Bulk Pickups jagibson@ktwp.org Building Permits & Inspections permits@kaba-mi.org
Police Records records@ktwp.org Supervisor Supervisor@ktwp.org
Manager Manager@ktwp.org Treasurer Treasurer@ktwp.org
Clerk Clerk@ktwp.org    

 

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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.

http://www.redmedbox.com/about.php 

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News & Events

Republic Services will be completing a Bulk Trash Collection on the week of July 12 - July 16

The collection will occur on your normally scheduled recycling day. Please limit items to 3.5 cubic yards. Regulations on what can and cannot be picked up can be found by visiting the link below. Please report a missed pickup within one business day so the Republic Services drivers can be notified and complete the pickup.

Bulk Trash Collection FAQs 

 


Township offices closed on Monday, July 05, 2021 in observance of Independence Day. 

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Road Commission Public Service Announcement

We have all experienced the endless rain over the last several weeks and RCKC has sent out a PSA relating to road flooding and downed trees in the road way. Please use the link below to access the PSA. 

June 29, 2021 RCKC PSA

 


Phone Scam Fraud Warning

RECIDENTS, THE TOWNSHIP HAS BEEN MADE AWARE OF A PHONE SCAM WHERE THERE MAY NE AN ATTEMPT TO SOLICIT MONEY FROM RESIDENTS. PLEASE SEE THE LINK BELOW FOR THE NEWS RELEASE, IF CONTACTED BY THE SCAMMERS, PLEASE LET THE POLICE DEPARTMENT KNOW, 

NEWS RELEASE - JUNE 28, 2021

 


Summer 2021 Taxes

Summer 2021 Taxes can be paid from July 01, 2021 to September 14, 2021. 

If not paid by September 14, 2021, Summer 2021 taxes will be subjected to applicable interest charges. 

The Kalamazoo Township Treasurer will be in the office from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Tuesday, September 14, 2021, pursuant to MCL 211.44


KCRC Resident Request

The Kalamazoo County Road Commission is requesting that cars not be parked on the street in the areas listed below to allow for needed road work to be completed. 

If you live in the following areas we need cars removed (no street parking) on Monday, June 21 no later than 7:00am:

🚧Aspen Drive between Chaparral Street to Andora Avenue

🚧Cumberland Street north of Grand Prairie

🚧Skyline Drive from Andora Avenue to Grand Prairie Road

🚧Thistle Mill Court east of Squires Drive

If you know someone in this area please share this message with them. These operations are weather dependent so if there is rain, we will not be out. We appreciate your assistance in keeping the roads maintained!


Kalamazoo Township Administrative Hours Updated

The Charter Township of Kalamazoo Administrative Office is once again open to the public. If needed, Township residents can still choose to conduct business over the phone or by email.

The office will be open the following hours:

Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

We ask that all non-vaccinated individuals who enter the Township Offices please wear a mask.

Please call 1-269-381-8080 with any questions.

 


The 2021 Sping Newsletter is out. Click Here to get read it.
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Bulk Trash Pickups In July and October

July Bulk Trash (July 12 - July 16) - on your normally scheduled recycling day

October Bulk Trash (October 4 - October 8) - on your normally scheduled recycling day

Click here for a list of acceptable items
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For reliable information on the COVID-19 vaccine in Kalamazoo County go to the Kalamazoo County Health and Commuinty Services Department website at https://www.kalcounty.com/hcs/covid19vaccine.php 

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For information on help with local services such as utility services, minor home repair, burial services and housing services click here.

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Up-to-date information on the Corona Virus can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

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Online Voter Registration

Online Voter Registration website is now available and can be found at www.Michigan.gov/Vote by selecting the “Register to Vote” option located on the left panel of the page. The tool can also be reached directly by going to www.Michigan.gov/VoterRegistration. Residents can take advantage of this convenient way of registering to vote and current voters can easily change their address using this website.

Get more information on elections and on running for office on the Clerk's page.

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The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is pleased to partner with the Neighbors app. Ring. This app. is a free way for residents to receive real-time local crime and safety updates from their smartphones, whether or not they own a Ring device. Click Here for more information.

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Click Here for information on Employment at Kalamazoo Township

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Ordinance Updates

An Ordinance to amend the Kalamazoo Charter Township Outdoor Burning Ordinance (Ordinance No. 597) to specifically prohibit the burning of construction materials; and to provide for an effective date of said amendment was voted on and passed at a meeting of the Board of Trustee on December 14, 2021. Click here to read the ordinance.

Ordinance No. 625 which is a new fireworks ordinance coinciding with changes to the Michigan Fireworks Safety Act (MCL 28.451 et seq) made in 2018 was adopted by the the Board  August 24, 2020. Click here to read the ordinance.

Ordinance No. 624 amending the text of the zoning ordinance to eliminater the reference to non-existent subsection (12) from the adult use marijuana buffer measurement standards will come before the Board of Trustees for adoption on August 10, 2020. Click here to read the ordinance ammentdment.

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Smart911 is Available for You

Smart911 is a service that allows residents to create a free Safety Profile for their household that includes any information they want 9-1-1 and first responders to have in the event of an emergency. Click the following links for more information. Smart911_Fact Sheet and How does Smart911 Help?
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Kalamazoo Township has a Facebook Page

Click Here to follow us on Facebook and get the latest information on events, road closures, water issues and a host of other useful and sometimes fun information. Please not info@ktwp.org. 

If you have comments, complaints, good suggestions, cool pictures of the Township or information you think we should share you can email us.

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Emergency Warning Siren Use Discontinued in 2019

After much deliberation it was decided to discontinue use of the Township's warning siren system. The siren system was extremely old and unable to be maintained. With the many modern alternatives to sirens and the prohibitive cost of replacing them it was decided to discontinue their use. For more information please click here.

Weather Radio's are now available for purchase at the Township for $25, (our cost).
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Consolidated dispatch center is up and running. 

For emergencies call 911 as before. For non-emergencies call (269) 488-8911

Marijuana Ordinances and Applications

The Township's Application for Marijuana Facilities/Establishments is available below. 

The Township will began accepting applications on March 1, 2018 for medical and February 1, 2020 for Adult Use.

Click Here for application instructions
Click Here for application

The Township's zoning ordinance for medical marijuana facilities went through a public hearing with the Planning Commission on February 8 and was given to the Board of Trustees for first reading on February 12. The Board of Trustees voted to adopt  the ordinance at a special meeting on February 20. 

To read the ordinance 595 Click here.

For a map showing Kalamazoo Township zoning and approximate buffer zones Click Here

 The following attached ordinance was adopted by the Kalamazoo Township Board on November 27, 2017 with an amendment changing the application date from December 1, 2017 to March 1, 2018.The Ordinance sets no limit for the number of marijuana facilities located in the Township. The number of facilities may be limited by the number of parcels available that meet the zoning requirements. (See ordinance at top of article.)

For a copy of Ordinance 591 Click Here

For a Brief History of Medical Marijuana in Michigan Click Here.

Address

1720 Riverview Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49004

Phone/Fax

Phone: (269) 381-8080 Fax: (269) 381-3550

Hours

Monday-Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
CLOSED MONDAY, JULY 05, 2021

 

 

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