Plainfield trustees, supervisor under recall threat

The Plainfield Township Board and manager work out details of a new budget earlier this year. Two trustees and the Supervisor are facing a recall effort led by a small group of residents. The township cut over a million dollars from this years budget in response to a first-ever decrease in revenue.

Would-be township firefighter files petition Trustees Charles Weldon and Victor Matthews and Supervisor George Meek are hotly contending allegations made in a recall petition filed by Nick Prill. Prill, who was once in the township’s fire academy and dismissed, filed the document June 17 and wording on the document was approved by Kent County July […]

Sports Commission has brought in over $140 million in revenue to West Michigan

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Townships, City learn financial opportunities of Rockford sports complex By Matt Marn  The Plainfield Township board welcomed the township boards and planning commissions of Algoma Township and the City of Rockford the evening of Tuesday, May 25, for a special combined meeting. The informational meeting discussed the project of creating a sports center, complete with […]

Road Commission drops Belmont plan

Allegations of harassment by his staff that Kent County Road Commissioner (KCRC) John Rice said “are totally bogus” but have been filed with the state are part of the reason a Belmont Avenue project has been dropped. Plainfield Township will be receiving a bill for the cost of work incurred so far on the project—as […]

Residents crowd township meeting, demand response

Angry residents are among those filling the room during Plainfield Township’s March 15 board meeting.

by BETH ALTENA Called “pure intimidation tactics” by Plainfield Township Manager Robert Homan, 140 residents, most angry, crowded Township’s meeting room Monday, March 15, and accused the board of a variety of violations. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. with a public hearing and presentation by John Short on the township’s Five Year Master Plan […]

Drive by shootings occur in Plainfield and Alpine townships

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On Monday, March 1, 2010, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the Kent County Sheriff Office responded to three drive-by shootings that appear to be related. The first occurred in Alpine Township on M37 near 8 Mile Road. The victim, a 39 year old male from Grant, was on his way to work traveling southbound on M37 […]