If you see activity like this in your area, you might want to check for a boil water advisory for your street! https://www.kalamazoocity.org/bwa
Westwood is part City and part Township so here is our latest version of a complete neighborhood map
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T-Shirts can now be ordered at: https://www.purekalamazoo.com/westwood
Shirts can be shipped to your home (extra cost) or picked up at the printer's location W Main/Michigan @ Michikal.
The City of Kalamazoo plans to install flashing lights and detour signs to help motorists escape gridlock when a freight train blocks car traffic downtown, according to a city manager working on the project.
The city's solution to the problem is to install several signs that will begin flashing when a train is passing through the downtown crossings. About 35 static detour signs will show drivers how to get around the train, according to a plan provided by Department of Public Works Assistant City Engineer Anthony Ladd.
Sign installation is expected to begin this year with the system being operational by spring. The system ties into the same equipment that is used to engage the crossing signals now.
The project is being funded by the Foundation For Excellence..
(Information from Kalamazoo Gazette)
The Purpose of the Association is to: enhance public safety, encourage sustainable commercial growth, preserve property values, and establish a cooperative relationship with elected officials for all residents of the Westwood community.
Mission: The mission of the Westwood Neighborhood Association is to further the common and general welfare of the Westwood neighborhood through empowerment of its residents.
At the October 16th meeting, following a public hearing, two changes to the by-laws were approved.
The first one removed the limit of one year terms the President may serve.
The second changed the term of officers from one year terms to two year terms.
Another proposal was presented saying that a Board Member needs to notify the Board if they intend to join, volunteer, run for position of any board, committee or any office in the Township, City or County.
It was suggested that having Westwood represented in any matter could be beneficial, just the Board needs to be aware and determine if there is a conflict.
If you have a comment about this, please e-mail.
Westwood is a great place to live, work and worship. We are a great community with neighbors who care about each other.
The neighborhood association would like to know what skills and interests each of you have so that we can connect you with events and no - obligation service opportunities as they come along.
Please fill out the following form to let us know more about you!
Not all the residents of Westwood are 100% self-sufficient. Some have un-met needs - maybe as simple as a ride to a doctor appointment of to pick-up groceries or prescriptions. There are agencies to help or maybe a neighbor might want to assist?
Look around your neighborhood.
Some neighbors are not aware that burning leaves, trash or garbage is against the law in Westwood. The city and township have similar ordinances against open burning and trash barrel burning.
Do you still have neighbors breaking the law? If you can furnish some information, we can see that they receive notice of the ordinance, without involving the governing agencies - unless it continues.
Tell your neighbors about Westwood Neighborhood Association! They might be interested in the neighborhood, too!
Kalamazoo has a project in which we are participating, called: IMAGINE KALAMAZOO 2025.
We want to have YOU think about and communicate to us what you would like Westwood to look like in 2025!
We welcome your comments at any time and plan some public events where people can express their insight. It's all about what you want to see!
Call or e-mail today! firstname.lastname@example.org
You can easily report defective or not working street lights. We have a link to the reporting site where you can report the exact location:
We meet the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Westwood Fire Station 1310 Nichols Road 7:00 PM
If you would like to donate to help us achieve our purpose and follow our mission, you may do that here. The funds go directly into the Westwood Neighborhood Association account.
They happen all year long, but mainly during the winter months.
What you need to know: Is my water safe to drink or am I under a boil water advisory. The City Water Department goes door to door to notify, but you can check:
For the latest Boil Water Advisories.