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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. Monday, March 23, 2020
 

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2020

All meetings are held at Kalamazoo Township Hall, 1720 Riverview Dr. unless otherwise noted.

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 Special Electronic AccessPlanning Commission Meeting on April 2, 2020. Click Here for notice and access instructions. The following number can be used to dial in to the Planning Commissions Zoom meeting. 1-(312) 626-6799___963206680#

 Special Notice March 23, 2020

In accordance with the Governor's Executive order the closure of the Township office has been extended to April 13th. In an abundance of caution regarding coronavirus, as of Monday, March 16, 2020 the Township of Kalamazoo stopped processing passports or doing fingerprinting until after April 13, 2020. If your business with the Township is non-essential, can wait until a later date or can be handled online, we would appreciate it if you did not come to the office at this time.

If you must come to the office for important business please call in advance. Also, there is a drop box beside the main door for your use. If you call the Township and leave a voicemail message it will be forwarded to the appropriate Township employee who will do their best to return your call and answer your question.

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.

The above is subject to change at any time. Please call (269) 381-8080 if you have questions. Visit our website www.ktwp.org or follow us on Facebook for further updates.

If you or someone you know has symptoms of Covid 19 or Covid 19 Health questions you can call (269) 373-5267 from 9-5 on Saturday and Sunday and during normal business hours throughout the week.

Thank you,
Dexter Mitchell
Township Manager, Kalamazoo Township
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News & Alerts

Kalamazoo Township Winter 2020
Newsletter is here. Click Here

Township Board endorses declaration of a 
climate emergency. 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 

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News & Events

Bulk Trash Spring Pick-Up (Canceled)

We hope to be able to have our regular bulk trash pick-up in July. Also the weekley yard waste cart pick-up that was to start on April first will be delayed. Please be extra careful about what you put in your recycling so there is less need for hand sorting at the processing facility. Check back here to see if we will be having the May bulk leaf and brush pick up. if you are interested in starting a compost pile you can find information on our website. 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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2020 Census is Here!

 

By now you should have received your 2020 Census in the mail. The 2020 Census is more than a count. It's a chance to stand up—for the places you call home, and the people you call friends, and neighbors, and family.

 

Each home will receive an invitation to respond to a short questionnaire—online, by phone, or by mail.

 

From new clinics, to new schools, to new roads, the 2020 Census can help shape your community's future. The census provides critical data that lawmakers, business owners, teachers, and many others use to provide daily services, products, and support for you and your community. Every year, billions of dollars in federal funding go to hospitals, fire departments, schools, roads, and other resources based on census data.

 

The results of the census also determine the number of seats each state will have in the U.S. House of Representatives, and they are used to draw congressional and state legislative districts.

 

It's also in the Constitution: Article 1, Section 2, mandates that the country conduct a count of its population once every 10 years. The 2020 Census will mark the 24th time that the country has counted its population since 1790.

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Planning Commission Opening

There is an opening for a position on the Township's Planning Commission. If you are interested you can find more information and an application on the Planning Commission Page of this website.

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Online Voter Registration

 

We are pleased to announce that the 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. Current voters can easily change their address using this website.

 

Registering to vote has never been easier and can be accomplished by navigating five easy screens:

 

  • Welcome screen
  • Qualifications
  • Personal information
  • Address
  • Congratulations screen with receipt option

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

Ordinance 622, an ordinance to amend the Rental Properties Maintenance Ordinance (Ordinance No. 551) to change the title; to require registration and fees for each building within a multi-building complex;  to require that the landlord pay inspection fees; to provide for penalties for non-payment of inspection fees; and to provide an effective date, will go before the Board for possible adoption on April 13, 2020. Click Here for full text.    

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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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Property Tax Information

If you need information about your property taxes chances are you can get it without calling by clicking TAX INFORMATION. 

 

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 Passed

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.