Friday, May 1 at 1pm, will be a Facebook Live Q & A – Residents that have questions may pose them to Dr. Will Nettleton, Kalamazoo County Health Officer Jim Rutherford, and Sheriff Rick Fuller. This Fb Live is specifically for the public so that they may get answers to their questions.
At any time questions may be posed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 4, 2020 at 7pm, including a Public Hearing for the 2020-2021 Budget –
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We will be having an election on May 5, 2020, that is MAIL IN ONLY. Michigan Secretary of State has mailed absentee applications to all registered voters. Please return the applications using mail or the drop box at Parchment City Hall to receive your ballot. There will be no in person voting for this election.
Due to Michigan’s COVID-19 Executive Order from Governor Whitmer, City Hall is closed to the public until June 1, 2020. Please call 349-3785 with questions and concerns and leave a voicemail including your name, address, and phone number. We will be checking in periodically and will return your call as staffing allows. Any resident needing a water filter should call to make an appointment to pick up a filter.
Parchment City Hall Staff
Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with the governor’s mandate prohibiting all gatherings of 250 or more people, the Kindleberger Arts Commission has decided to postpone the Bingo for Designer Bags Fundraiser. The new date will be Saturday, October 24. The location will remain at The Fountains. Doors will open at 5:00 PM and Bingo will start at 6:00 PM. We hope that ticket holders will be able to make this new date. Ticket holders should contact Karen Heasley by email at email@example.com for refunds if this date will not work.
Thank you so much for your continued support of the Kindleberger Summer Festival and Concert Series! We are looking forward to seeing you on October 24th.
Julie and Karen Heasley
The Ham Supper that was scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled and will take place again in 2021. Those with tickets, who wish a refund, may bring their tickets to City Hall after it reopens.
A message from KALAMAZOO COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Starting at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, March 16, all County facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. The public is encouraged to conduct business via phone, e-mail, and U.S. mail when possible. Additional details regarding how to access specific departmental services, will be shared and updated online at Kalamazoo County’s website at www.kalcounty.com. Please be aware that if the situation changes, availability of these services may also change. County employees shall report to work as directed by their supervisor.
Thank you for being a valuable partner in our efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Information about this outbreak is changing rapidly. Following the announcement of the state’s first presumptive positive cases of COVID-19, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are providing recommendations designed to help prevent the spread of the virus. These recommendations apply at the individual, organizational, and community levels. They apply to businesses, workplaces, schools, community organizations, health care institutions, and individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and health profiles; everyone has an important role to play. Please take a moment to review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020). You can stay informed by regularly visiting https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus and https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Put leaves in the street by April 19 if you have a curb. Residents on Riverview Drive and streets without curbs must pile leaves on lawn near the street.
CHECK-IN TIME: 8 AM
START LOCATION: Middle Lake Road off of N. 35th Street (get directions);
END LOCATION: Middle Lake Road off of N. 35th Street
HOST: Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Four Townships Water Resources Council
CONTACT: Hilary Hunt, SWMLC, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kenny Kornheiser, FTWRC, email@example.com
RENTALS AVAIL?: Yes, $25/single kayak, flotation device and paddle. Click here for online rental.
COST: FREE to participate if bringing your own boat;
OTHER INFO: A speaker will update paddlers on the natural resources in the area.
The best way to protect yourself and your family, and to stop the spread of viruses such as the flu, common cold and COVID-19 include:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. If not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (containing at least 60% alcohol).
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home if you are sick and contact your healthcare provider.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
People should be diligent about preventing flu since there have been thousands of influenza-like illnesses reported throughout the county. Individuals within the United States are still at a higher risk of getting the flu than COVID-19. If you have not received your flu shot, it is highly encouraged you do so now.
Right now, there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public in the United States.
Below are downloads that provide more information about COVID-19
- How the CDC Protects & Prepares Communities
- MDHHS COVID-19 FAQ
- What You Need to Know About Coronavirus
- What To Do If You Are Sick with Coronavirus
The City of Kalamazoo has replaced 196 lead water service lines in the City of Parchment. They estimate there are 50 more left to inspect for possible replacement. Crews are currently working on Maple and Park Streets.
Riverview Drive will have cement patches placed over gravel spots left from lead service line replacements soon, and all lanes will reopen. After April 15 when paving companies open, the patches will be hot patched. Cement patches will also be placed over gravel spots on side streets.
The City of Kalamazoo is drawing up a plan to replace the water main on Glendale Boulevard. The main will be placed on the south side of the street. The project will be open for bidding in July 2020 with work possibly beginning in November. When the new main is in place, the road will be milled and repaved by the City of Kalamazoo.
Cross Connection Testing of Businesses
The City of Kalamazoo will be coming into Parchment beginning on November 1 to perform inspections on businesses for backflow prevention. This is a month long project that is required by EGLE guidelines and coincides with the State of MI Plumbing Codes. Only commercial and industrial properties will be tested at this time. Businesses without proper backflow prevention will be required to purchase a device that will protect the water supply from contamination.
In 2020, business owners will be reminded, by letter in May, to have an inspection of their cross connection. Qualified inspectors will be listed in the letter and results must be sent by the business owner to: firstname.lastname@example.org
No residential testing will be performed at this time.