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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 9, 2020
5:30 work session and regular meeting will be held at Kalamazoo Central High School on Drake Rd.

Regular Meeting 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 23, 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 

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News & Alerts

Immediate Opening for Elections Coordinator/
Document Manger. $40,000 to $43,000 and 
benefits. Click Here for details and application.

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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2020 Board of Review Notice Click Here

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The Michigan Presidential Primary is taking place on Tuesday, March 10.
You can find voting information on Clerk's page. Just Click Here.

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2020 Census is Coming

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 will be an opening for a position on the Township's Planning Commission at the beginning of 2020. 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
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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 617, amending the text of the zoning ordinance to provide site development standards for greenhouses and nurseries was accepted for first reading  at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on 02/24/2020. Click Here for full text.

Ordinance 618, amending the text of the zoning ordinance eliminating certain standards for mini-storage warehouses was accepted for first reading  at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on 02/24/2020. Click Here for full text.
 

Ordinance 619, amending the text of the zoning ordinance to require items digitally to the zoning administrator be emailed was accepted for first reading  at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on 02/24/2020. Click Here for full text.

Ordinance 621, amending the text of the zoning ordinance to provide for adult use marijuana "event organizers" as office uses was accepted for first reading  at a meeting of the Board of Trustees on 02/24/2020. Click Here for full text.

Ordinance 613, a zoning text amendment on non-conforming lots was adopted by the board on 01/27/2020. Click here for full text.

Ordinance 614, to define, authorize and regulate certain adult use marijuana establishments was adopted by the board on 01/27/2020. Click here for full text.

Ordinance 615, to allow the Zoning Administrator to take performance guarantees in some weather-related situations was adopted by the board on 01/27/2020. Click here for full text.

Ordinance 616, amending text of zoning ordinance to allow for excess growers as a special use in  the I-1 or I-2 District Zoning Classifications  was adopted by the board on 01/27/2020. 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. 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.

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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.