Plainfield Board narrows field to two

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, […]

Plainfield ups ante in suit against state

Douglas Van Essen points to the body of water in question. The bright circle near his fingertip is the lime the township deposits. This photo was taken when Plainfield Township first innitiated the lawsuit in August 2009

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 […]

Woman robbed in Plainfield Township

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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 […]

Plainfield Township man arrested for several business break-ins

Since July of this year, the Kent County Sheriff’s Office has seen a dramatic increase in the number of business break-ins in the Plainfield, Alpine and Grand Rapids Township areas. Investigators estimated that approximately 50 of those break-ins could be related based on method of operation, time of day, property targeted, and type of business. […]

Board, MDOT harassment investigations find nothing

‘It is difficult to validate their accusations’ —Supervisor Meek Two different investigations of claims of threats and harassment are concluded in Plainfield Township. An MDOT investigation regarding the Kent County Road Commission’s (KCRC) actions in securing agreements to grade Belmont Road property frontage found there were no threats to residents in order to receive permission […]