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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.

The Township Administrative Offices will be closed for Independence Day on Friday, July 3.
Have a fun and safe holiday weekend.

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Upcoming Board Meetings

Special Meeting 6:00 p.m. Monday, September 21, 2020
Agenda

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, September 29, 2020

 Work Session 5:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, October 12, 2020

Budget Meeting 6:00 p.m. Monday, October 19, 2020
 

 

Currently all meetings are being held via Zoom. The public is welcome to attend. Instructions for joining a meeting are found in the meeting's agenda.

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 Zoning Board of Appeals Public Hearing at 7:00 p.m. on September 30, 2020. Click Here  for full notice. Click Here for agenda and zoom instructions.

Township Offices Opened to Public on June 15

The Charter Township of Kalamazoo Administrative offices will be opened to the public on June 15, but under the following conditions: 

  • Before coming to the Township office you should consider if your business can be done by using the phone, email, U.S. mail, drop box or zoom meeting. 
  • If you don’t have to do your business at the Township, in person, please use one of the above.
  • If you need to meet someone in person at the Township please call ahead to make an appointment.
  • If you make an appointment and come to the Township Hall you will be required  to wear a mask and practice physical distancing (6ft.). 
  • The Township will not be acting as an acceptance agent for passports until as least January 2021 due to the Corona Virus and the workload associated with the upcoming elections.
  • The Police Department is not doing finger printing at this time. Please contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department.
  • Please note that in keeping with the Governor’s Executive orders, all personnel who are able to are continuing to work from home as much as possible but are available by email, phone or making an appointment.

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.

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 for your patience and stay safe,
Dexter Mitchell
Township Manager, Kalamazoo Township
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News & Alerts

Kalamazoo Township Summer 2020
Newsletter is here. Click Here

Paycheck Protection Program Details
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.

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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

Bulk Trash

We will be having our normal bulk trash pick up the first full week in October. Make sure you know which day yours will be picked up by clicking Here or calling the Township. If you feel yours has been missed please call by the next business day following your scheduled pick up. Please go to the Bulk Trash Pick up page on this website for more information.

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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.

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 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 propose 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.

Ordinance No. 620 amending the text of the zoning ordinance to allow a limited number of vehicles to be offered for sale at automobile repair shops was adopted at a meeting of the board of trusetees on June 8, 2020. Click Here to read ordinance.

Ordinance 612, an ordinance to increase the kilowatt limit set for on-site use solar energy system; to provide an effective date; and to repeal all ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflich herewith was adopted by the Board of Trustees on May 11, 2020. Click Here to read ordinance ammendment 

Ordinance 623 amendning zoining ordinance adding aparameters for freight yards and retail sales of packaged liquor to special use standards; and adding concrete crushing a special use in freight yard was adopted by the Board of Trustees on June 22, 2020. Click Here to read the ordinance ammendment. 

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, was adopted by the Board 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.  You can also pay your taxes on line by going to the above link and clicking payments online. Please allow a few days for processing the payment. There is a fat fee of $3 for online payment. You can send a check in the mail or put it in the drop box by the first set of doors. If you would like a receipt include your email or a self addressed stamped envelope.

 

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

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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.