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From the Desk of Mayor Kepley

Greetings, my name is Stephen Kepley and I am the Mayor of The City of Kentwood.  I am proud to say that Kentwood is a dynamic community of 49,184 unique individuals who are well educated and equipped for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs. We are poised to assist and work with any enterprise that wishes to begin and grow the American Dream.   


Road Closure Update | 10/30/2014
Many of you are enduring the challenges of our infrastructure construction season.  Here is the status of our repairs:
  • 44th Street should be fully open by the end of the week with Eastern Avenue and Roger B. Chaffee being open sooner
  • Breton Avenue & 32nd will likely have lane closures through Monday, with traffic being altered to the other lanes yet this week
  • East Paris will have two sets of lane closures occurring soon (either Friday or Monday)
  • Lane closures should be removed on 52nd Street before the weekend so that all lanes will be open.  There will be short term lane closures at 52nd and Eastern early next week for concrete repairs at the Family Dollar, Speedway and CVS

Our road conditions rate highly which is a good thing but it takes continuous work to maintain these favorable ratings.  We’ll be back to normal soon!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

Detective Coval Receives Investigator of the Year Award | 10/29/2014
The group Help Eliminate Auto Thefts (HEAT) presented Kentwood Detective Mike Coval along with Pam Keen from Wyoming with the Investigator of the Year award. They solved two auto theft cases that led homicide detectives to the suspect in a double murder case from 2013.  Thank you both for your hard work!

  ---  Mayor Kepley

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  • Ebola info from Kent County

    The Kent County Health Department wants all residents to be informed about risk, transmission and symptoms of Ebola. We feel it is important, in light of the extensive media coverage, to provide enough information that if you feel concerned, you know what to do and who to call. Feel free to share this information with others.

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  • Leaf Disposal Site at 5068 Breton Avenue

    The City of Kentwood's Leaf Disposal Site at 5068 Breton Avenue will be opening October 18th through December 6th. Hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. If you have questions, please contact our DPW Offices at 616.554.0817.

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  • New Residential Street Tree Program

    The City of Kentwood has introduced a new Residential Street Tree program. The program allows for a resident to request the installation of a qualifying street tree between the curb and the sidewalk. The City is willing to fund up to half of the total cost thereby costing the property owner approximately $200. We are hopeful to be a partner in the rebuilding of our beautiful street tree pattern after the Emerald Ash Borer invasion. Contact Community Development at 616.554.0707 for more program information.

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