Join the City of Kalamazoo's Complete Streets Advisory Committee

The City of Kalamazoo recently approved a Complete Streets Policy, which is intended to provide for safe and convenient access to all parts of the City by respecting the needs, capabilities and limitations of all users of City rights-of-way. This policy establishes an advisory committee made up of advocates, residents, and a planning commissioner. This committee will be responsible for reviewing best practices, education and outreach, and recommending priorities for street projects.

If you are interested in joining the Complete Streets Advisory Committee please fill out and submit an application by Friday March 8th. Applications may be submitted online or in person. You can submit an application online here. 

Paper copies of the application are also available at the following locations:

  • PEDAL, 611 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

  • Kzoo Swift, 1305 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

  • WMU Office of Sustainability, 2529 W Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo MI 49008

  • Kalamazoo Public Library, 315 S Rose St, Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Return paper applications to City Planning and Development Offices, 415 Stockbridge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49001

Community Input Needed on Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance

 

The Draft Natural Features Protection Ordinance is now available for review and input here. The Natural Features Protection Ordinance and Development Standards would put in place a guide for the development of land on or near areas identified as Natural Features in order to achieve the long-term protection of these areas. The draft and ultimately the Ordinance is created using four guiding principles:

  1. City-Wide Ordinance

  2. Standards included protect the Natural Feature

  3. Standards included can be managed and enforced by City Staff

  4. Not about no development, but about more thoughtful development in areas with Natural Features

The draft needs to be reviewed and discussed by the wider community so that it can be refined over the next 6 weeks. You can view the draft ordinance and share your input here.

City Staff will also be holding four focus groups and a community wide meeting to present, discuss, and revise the draft ordinance with the community. Find your focus group and learn more about the community wide meeting here.

 

Water Customers Advised to Run Water to Avoid Frozen Water Lines

 

The City of Kalamazoo Public Services Department is issuing an advisory to its water utility customers. Water services are freezing between the water main in the street and a customer’s home/business due to the depth of the frost in the ground. In some cases, freezing is also occuring on the customers side of the meter due to lack of heat in the structural area around the meter and water line.

Water customers are advised to take all necessary precautions to prevent their water services from freezing and are advised to run their water at a pencil size stream 24 hours a day in a utility tub or sink until April 1st unless otherwise notified.  Please note that you should continue to run your water even if there are a few warm days at anytime prior to April 1st.

Symptoms to look for when your pipes or meter may be freezing:

  • You may experience a slight decrease in water pressure.
  • Your water may become rusty or cloudy.
  • Your water will be extremely cold (less than 35 degrees).
  • History of frozen water services.

The current service renewal timeframes can be up to three weeks. For more information please contact Public Services Dispatch water emergency line at 269-337-8148.

 

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