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City of Kentwood Financial Presentation | 6/10/2016
Click HERE to watch our May 19, 2016 presentation about the City of Kentwood's budgeting process and financial position. 

City of Kentwood to Rehabilitate 44th Street from Broadmoor Ave to Patterson Ave. | 6/6/2016
Beginning July 5, 2016, the City of Kentwood, in cooperation with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and Hearthside Food Solutions, will rehabilitate 44th Street from Broadmoor Avenue (M-37) to Patterson Avenue. 
The work will include milling out the full 8 inches of asphalt and replacing it with a new concrete surface.  An extended right-turn lane will be added on westbound 44th at Broadmoor Ave. and irrigation will be added to the existing median islands.
The $1,875,471 project received $64,444 in Category A Transportation Economic Development Funds (TEDF) from MDOT thanks, in part, to contributions by Hearthside Food Solutions, and $1,052,744 from the FHWA in Surface Transportation Program funds.  The remaining $758,283 will be paid by the City of Kentwood. 
“I am proud of our team and our community partners who successfully gained the necessary capital which will allow for a major corridor within our community to be greatly improved,” noted Mayor Stephen Kepley.
The project will not require traffic to be detoured.  One lane of traffic, in each direction, will be maintained at all times.  Access to the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will also be maintained.  Kamminga & Roodvoets, a Kentwood based contractor, was awarded the work by MDOT as the low bidder. The project is scheduled to be complete in September of 2016.

How the Water Tank Cleaning May Affect You | 6/2/2016
The ½ Million Gallon Elevated Water Storage Tank next to the Library went out of service on Wednesday, June 1, for exterior cleaning and painting. The anticipated completion date is June 10. Please be aware that you may notice a decrease in water pressure during this time. For questions, contact the Water Department at 616-554-0734.

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