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Kentwood Trick or Treating | 10/11/2017

The City of Kentwood will observe Trick or Treating on October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For the safety of our children, please observe the following:

Take extra precaution while driving on Halloween. This includes driving slower and eliminate any distractions while driving. Remember, no texting and driving!

Parents should accompany their children while trick or treating.

Be sure to carry a flashlight.

Leave your porch light on if you are handing out candy.

Parents, remember to check your children's candy before indulging.

Have a safe and wonderful Halloween!



Kentwood Leaf Drop Off Open Oct. 14 | 10/3/2017
The 2017 Kentwood Leaf Drop Off will open Oct. 14 through Dec. 2. 

You may drop off leaves Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. at Kentwood Recycling Center, 5068 Breton SE.

Proof of residency will be required at the time of drop off. This service is provided to Kentwood residents. Commercial contractors are not permitted. This is a leaf only drop off site. Plastic bags, grass clippings, brush, tree trimmings or trash will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact Kentwood Department of Public Works at epublicworks@ci.kentwood.mi.us or call 616.554.0817. 


Kent County District Courts announce Warrant, Traffic and Parking Tickets Waiver Program | 9/6/2017
The Kent County District Courts recently announced a new waiver program for anyone with outstanding criminal and traffic warrants for non-compliance with a court order of fines, fees, court costs and any outstanding traffic and parking tickets in default or suspension. This new waiver program will be in effect October 1 through October 31.
 
The Courts 
will waive all court-imposed late fees and warrant fees except for the $45 License Suspension Reinstatement Fees, and guarantee those who make payment in full will not be incarcerated. An individual can avoid jail if they make a significant payment with an approved plan to pay the remaining balance. Suspension will not be lifted until paid in full. 
 
Courts will accept cash, money orders or cashier’s checks. No personal checks will be accepted. 
 
This new Kent County District Court’s waiver program is an opportunity for citizens to comply with court orders by settling their debts without further penalty or incarceration.
 
You can call the 62-B District Court at 616.698.9310 for more information about the program. 


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