Plainfield Township

Plainfield swears in new board member

September 8, 2011 // 0 Comments

Township Clerk Scott Harvey swears in Kathlene Bottema as new board member for Plainfield Township Board of Trustees on August 1. Bottema was one of 12 residents who were considered to replace Trustee Rebecca Borek, who resigned this [...]

Plainfield negotiates settlement with Road Commission over canceled project

August 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

Township to reimburse $88,653  by BETH ALTENA The Plainfield Township Board in July voted to reimburse the Kent County Road Commission (KCRC) $88,400 the commission invested in an approved widening of Belmont Road that was later cancelled. The KCRC in 2009 proposed the project, which was to be funded mainly by $900,000 in federal grants and also by $200,000 kicked in by [...]

Plainfield Board narrows field to two

July 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Twelve residents interested in serving township  In the vacancy left by Trustee Rebecca Borek’s resignation from the Plainfield Township Board, a field of twelve candidates has been narrowed to two and a vote on the appointee will take place at the August 2 regular meeting. Residents Ken Chester, Jim Idema, Kimberly Bryant, Jeanne Herlacher, Thomas Cable, Cynthia [...]

Plainfield ups ante in suit against state

January 7, 2011 // 0 Comments

The Charter Township of Plainfield announced recently that it has expanded its suit against Michigan’s Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) to include a claim for the full value of its water treatment plant and the cost of any removal of the water softening residuals in the Coit Avenue pit—a total sum that could exceed $20 million. Douglas Van Essen points to [...]

Woman robbed in Plainfield Township

December 16, 2010 // 0 Comments

Sheriff’s Department asks for help identifying suspect On October 26, a 23-year-old Grand Rapids woman had her wallet stolen while she was frequenting a business in Plainfield Township. Several hours after the theft, the suspect used the victim’s debit card at a local bank and withdrew money from her account. The suspect’s picture was captured during the [...]
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