Plainfield Township

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 [...]

Family Fare developers won’t appeal court decision

January 7, 2010 // 0 Comments

The legal battle over an intensive development off Northland Drive in Plainfield Township is over. According to Trustee Vic Mathews, the developers, BDR Inc., agreed not to appeal a decision against their proposed development if the township agreed not to pursue damages incurred from the lawsuit. Matthews said the township might have had a good chance to recoup about [...]

Townships mixed on background checks, offender policy

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

Plainfield Township is facing harsh criticism regarding their lack of a policy requiring background checks on potential employees (see related story page 1), and their decision not to fire a firefighter who was convicted of a sex offense, but in fact the township is not alone. Cannon Township also does not require background checks for potential employees, although Clerk [...]

BDR asks for $2.3 million in damages over Family Fare plan

November 11, 2009 // 0 Comments

LAWSUIT WRAPS UP—The Plainfield Township manager, a trustee, supervisor, attorney and clerk wait on the tenth floor of the Grand Rapids Circuit Court with developer BDR’s attorney and a partner prior to closing arguments in the lawsuit BDR filed against Plainfield Township. The last day of the trial was Monday, November 9, when Judge Dennis Leiber heard one-hour [...]
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