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Opening for a Planning Commission Member

Richland Township

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Richland Township currently has an opening for a Planning Commission Member.  Please submit your resume to: Supervisor Harma at no later than July 11, 2022.


The Planning Commission provides community leadership on local planning and development policy.  The Planning Commission is an appointed body that advises the legislative body on planning matters. The Planning Commission has the responsibility to prepare a master plan, which influences the regulations and standards in the zoning ordinance and any future changes to it.

The Planning Commission is also the primary body responsible for approval of Site Plans. Commissioners are responsible to ensure that new development fits the community’s vision for a given site, with help from professional staff or consultants. Planning Commissions also have responsibility for Special Use approvals.


Testing of Bathing Beach Water Quality Resumes

Kalamazoo County

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KALAMAZOO, MI — Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department’s Environmental Health Unit began annual water quality monitoring of bathing beaches on Monday, May 23, 2022. The Environmental Health Unit monitors water quality weekly at nine public bathing beaches from Memorial Day through Labor Day every year.

Kalamazoo County Conducting Mosquito Surveillance May Through September

Kalamazoo County

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KALAMAZOO, MI — This year from May through September the Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department Environmental Health staff will be setting several mosquito traps throughout Kalamazoo County to capture and identify potential disease carrying mosquitoes. The data collected is reported to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and is used to inform future prevention and education measures.

Kalamazoo County Free Scrap Tire Recycling

Kalamazoo County

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The Kalamazoo Conservation District is providing scrap tire collections at no cost to Kalamazoo County residents. Not only do improperly disposed tires make up a large amount of roadside trash, they can become breeding grounds for mosquitoes. The tires that are collected will be recycled and used in roads, driveways, playgrounds, and a variety of other products.

Appointments are required and can be made by signing up on the Kalamazoo Conservation District’s Website.  Kalamazoo County residents can sign up for any of the events and must provide proof of county residency. Each household may sign up to drop off up to 10 passenger tires. The 10-tire limit will allow more households to participate. Please note that there is also a 10-tire transportation limit set by the Michigan Department of Transportation. Only passenger tires with rims removed will be collected and no businesses are allowed to participate.


4 Event Dates and locations:

Thursday June 16, 2022

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the City of Kalamazoo parking lot located at 332 Stockbridge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Wednesday June 29, 2022

9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Comstock Township Transfer Station located at 6604 East Main St., Comstock, MI 49048

Thursday July 21, 2022

3:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Richland Township Office located at 7401 N. 32nd St., Richland, MI 49083

Tuesday July 26, 2022

9:00 am – 2:00 pm at Swan Park located at 50 East VW Ave., Vicksburg, MI 49097


Please see website for more information:


Funding for the Scrap Tire Collection Events is provided by the EGLE Scrap Tire Grant and the Kalamazoo Conservation District. Partners include the City of Kalamazoo, Richland Township, Comstock Township and Schoolcraft Township.