Coverage of local government agencies.

Meeting Brief: June 6, 2024 City of Kalamazoo Planning Commission

After reviewing updates from the Westwood Neighborhood Association the Planning Commission will recommend the City Commission approve the Imagine Westwood 2024 Neighborhood Plan The Commission voted on the slate of officers re-electing Gregory Milliken as chair, Brian Pittelko as vice…

Meeting Brief: June 5, 2024 City of Kalamazoo Civil Rights Board

The Board considered ordinance edits to clarify terms and remove stigma; The board still hopes to fill two vacant seats and is considering expanding board applicant eligibility to include non-city residents for one board member position.

Meeting Brief: June 4, 2024 Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners discussed the Disaster Recovery Fund, the Accommodations Tax Ordinance, and the opioid crisis response. They approved $134,400 in funding for drain cleanup and postponed a financial policy amendment. The Board also recognized June as Pride Month…

Meeting Brief: June 4, 2024 Road Commission of Kalamazoo County

The Board approved the revised Road Contracts for Alamo and Wakeshma townships and continued a discussion with the Drain Commissioner regarding the Y Avenue Culvert Replacement. The next Road Commission of Kalamazoo County is Tuesday, June 18, 2024.

Meeting Brief: June 3, 2024 Comstock Charter Township Board Meeting

The board received the 2024 Comstock Township Department of Fire & Rescue Annual Report and approved a request from Fire Chief Beauchamp to participate in the State of Michigan Firefighter Turnout Gear Grant. The grant provides for the purchase of…

Meeting Brief: May 28, 2024 City of Kalamazoo Natural Features Protection Review Board

The Board approved the recommendation to the Zoning Board of Appeals to grant relief from the NFP slope setback standards for the Clods trail project at 3401 Nazareth Road. The project will expand and continue the trail into the wetland…