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Special Election November 5, 2019

KRESA requests voters approve area career & technical program

Special Election on November 5, 2019.   Polls open 7:00 a.m. - 8:00  p.m.   Voters may now request an absentee ballot without specificying a reason.

Weekly Water Quality Updates August 29, 2019

Weekly Water Quality Update

  • 29 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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KALAMAZOO, MI- A weekly news release will be sent on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. with the latest information surrounding all water quality related activities occurring within Kalamazoo County.  Residents can also follow www.facebook.com/KalamazooCounty HCS/ or visit www.kalcounty.com/hcs/pfasresponse.php.

Taxes Due September 16, 2019

  • 22 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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Taxes due September 16, 2019.

Weekly Water Quality Updates August 15, 2019

Weekly Water Quality Update

  • 15 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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KALAMAZOO, MI-A weekly news release will be sent on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m. with the latest information surrounding all water quality related activities occurring within Kalamazoo County.  Residents can also follow www.facebook.com/KalamazooCountyHCS/ or visit www.kalcounty.com/hcs/pfasresponse.php.

I-94 Expansion Project Open House August 21 in Kalamazoo

  • 13 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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Luke Bryan Concert

Luke Bryan Concert Questions

  • 19 September 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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SHOW WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE • CHAIRS & BLANKETS ARE ALLOWED IN DESIGNATED AREAS • NO COOLERS ALLOWED • NO BACKPACKS • NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR DRINK • NO FIREWORKS OR WEAPONS OF ANY KIND • NO ANIMALS OTHER THAN SERVICE ANIMALS • NO VIDEO CAMERAS OR PROFESSIONAL LENS CAMERAS • NO LARGE UMBRELLAS • NO FOOTBALLS/FRISBEES/HULA HOOPS • NO RE-ENTRY • NO GLASS CONTAINERS ON GROUNDS • TICKETS MUST BE PRESENTED FOR ACCESS TO PARKING AREAS

 

 

 

Rare, Deadly Mosquito-borne Infection Risk

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Activity in Kalamazoo County

  • 11 September 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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Kalamazoo County is experiencing widespread activity of a rare, deadly mosquito-borne disease known as Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Two cases of EEE have now been confirmed in Kalamazoo County residents; other possible cases are under investigation. One of the confirmed cases has died. For perspective, only six cases of EEE were reported in the entire United States in 2018.

Taxes Due September 16, 2019

  • 22 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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Taxes due September 16, 2019.

I-94 Expansion Project Open House August 21 in Kalamazoo

  • 13 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
  • Number of views: 428
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2nd Annual Well and Septic 101

Kalamazoo County Environmental Health Unit

  • 8 August 2019
  • Author: Amber Boucher
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2nd Annual Well and Septic 101 presented by:

The Kalamazoo County Environmental Health Unit.

Date: 09/18/2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Kalamazoo County Expo Center Conference Room B

Cost: Free

 

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Weekly Water Quality Updates May 16, 2019

Weekly Water Quality Update

Richland:

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) continues to sample the recently installed monitoring wells in the study area. EGLE has started to receive results back from the monitoring well sampling. Additional monitoring well sampling is planned for the next 2 weeks. Once all of the monitoring well results are received the EGLE will begin developing additional maps, cross sections and conceptual site models to better understand the contamination and develop a strategy for additional investigation activities. Residential well sampling in the expanded study area has also been completed. EGLE collected 33 residential well samples in this area and have received all of the results back. Preliminary review of the results looks very positive as none of the samples exceeded the 70 ppt health advisory value. 30 out of the 33 residential samples were non-detect. Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and Kalamazoo County Health & Community Services Department provided notification to these residents of the sampling, and out of an abundance of caution, all residents in the expanded residential water well program area and buffer zone have been offered PFAS filters. Proposed surface water sampling and irrigation well sampling activities has started in Richland in the study area. 10 samples have been collected to date and the results will be added to the updated map attached to this press release.

 

As the summer recreation season is drawing closer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is issuing a reminder that everyone should avoid foam on Michigan lakes and rivers known to have per and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the water. Foam on these water bodies can have much higher amounts of PFAS than the water, and swallowing foam with PFAS could be a health risk.

 

Health advisories for foam exist on these waterbodies:

  • Van Etten Lake, Oscoda.  
  • Lake Margrethe, Grayling.
  • Rogue River, Rockford.
  • Thornapple River, Grand Rapids.
  • Huron River, Southeast Michigan.

Swimming or bathing in water containing PFAS is not a health concern because the amount of PFAS is typically low compared to the foam. Although swallowing PFAS is the main way to get it in your body, an accidental swallow of river or lake water is not a health concern. For more information about PFAS foam in Michigan, visit https://www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/0,9038,7-365-88059_91295---,00.html

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