It seems like it gets worse every year - traffic, that is. Turning left on West Main Street is nearly impossible, unless you go to a traffic light. Nichols Road, Grand Prairie, Ravine and Drake are extremely busy.
Neighborhood "side streets" are subject to speeders - sometimes attempting to get around the traffic on arteries.
Your Association has suggested forming a committee of traffic monitors who will periodically do traffic monitoring. Not counting cars, but examining how vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic can continue to be safe as these levels increase. Are there bad hot spots? How about adding the school bus garage on Ravine Road?
Want to know more or be a part of this group, email email@example.com
We need to do our part - See Something, Say Something. The police can't be everywhere, all the time so we need to help.
If someone visits your home or contacts you via phone or internet, make sure you really know who they are! Phone and internet scams have been widespread for years because PEOPLE FALL FOR THEM!
NEVER GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION without being 100% sure you know who you're giving it to.
If you suspect fraud, contact your local police department.
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
The City of Kalamazoo has been installing 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 show drivers how to get around the train, according to a plan provided by Department of Public Works Assistant City Engineer Anthony Ladd.
The system ties into the same equipment that is used to engage the crossing signals and is fully operational now.
The project is being funded by the Foundation For Excellence..
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!
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:
Code Enforcement 269-381-8080 ext 137 This includes weeds & tall grass, fireworks, outside burning and sidewalk issues. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tall grass & weeds - 269-337-8847
For other Code Enforcement: 269-337-8221. email@example.com
Westwood Neighborhood Association
PO Box 19681 Kalamazoo, MI 49019 - 0681
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