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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 Meetings

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. June 24, 2019

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. July 08, 2019 


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

http://www.publicmedianet.org

Replays of meetings can be viewed at:

PMN OnDemand

Notice of Planning Commission Public Hearing at a Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Click Here for Full Notice.
Please note the Planning Commission's change in meeting day from July 4 to July 11.

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News & Alerts

Township Board endorses declaration of a 
climate emergency. Click Here

Township Board Proclaims June as Elder
Abuse Prevention Month. Click Here

Kalamazoo Township Spring Newsletter
available now. Click Here

Consolidated Dispatch opened on October 30
Click Here for full PMN video of ribbon cutting.

Employment Information for 
Kalamazoo Township Click Here

Looking for emotional support after a crisis?
You can contact Gryphon Place by calling 211
or Clicking Here.

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 

News & Events

Due to Limited staffing the Township will not be accepting passport applications on June 19, 20 and 21.

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Bulk Trash Pick-up will take place the week of July 8. Be sure you know which day your trash is scheduled to be picked up and please do not put trash in black or white plastic bags. Click here to see full instructions.

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POLICE CADET POSITION OPEN

This is an ideal opening for graduating seniors and college students. Click Here for more information.

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Emergency Warning Siren Use to be Discontinued in 2019

After much deliberation it has been decided to discontinue use of the Township's warning siren system. The system currently in place is 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
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Ordinance Updates

A Recreational Marijuana Establishments Opt Out Ordinance was presented to the Board of Trustees for first reading on May 28, 2019. The ordinance was adopted at the June 10 meeting of the Board of Trustees. Click Here to read the ordinance.

An Ordinance rezoning two parcels on Nazareth Road to C-1 was adopted by the board on March 25, 2019. Click here to view the ordinance.

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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

You can now find us on Facebook at Kalamazoo Charter Township, just Click Here. Follow us on Facebook to get the latest information on events, road closures, water issues and a host of other useful and sometimes fun information. We would like to be interactive but we don't want to use your tax money to monitor it 24/7 and don't want anything offensive showing up on your Township Facebook page. We do want your input though so you can contact us by private message or email, 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.  We're new at this so please be patient, it's an evolving project and we hope you'll find it informative.  
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Property Tax Information

If you need information about your property taxes chances are you can get it without calling by clicking TAX INFORMATION. The last day to pay winter taxes is February 14, 2019.

Medical Marijuana Ordinance Passed

No decision has been made yet regarding allowing recreational marijuana businesses to locate in Kalamazoo Township.

The Township's Application for Medical Marijuana Facility is available below. 

The Township will began accepting applications on March 1, 2018.

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.