Plainfield Township

Plainfield trustees, supervisor under recall threat

July 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 9. The Plainfield [...]

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

June 17, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 a [...]

Road Commission drops Belmont plan

May 20, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 much as $90,000. Rice said a $900,000 federal grant [...]

Residents crowd township meeting, demand response

March 25, 2010 // 0 Comments

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. Angry residents are among those filling the room during Plainfield Township’s March 15 board meeting. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. with a [...]

Drive by shootings occur in Plainfield and Alpine townships

March 4, 2010 // 0 Comments

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 when his vehicle was passed by a passenger car at a high rate of [...]
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