The Department of Public Works (DPW) provides a variety of services for the Village of Kent City including the road maintenance, park maintenance, snow removal, and storm water infrastructure. In general they are responsible for all the workings of the Village.
The Department of Public Works employees one full time supervisor and one full time assistant.
DPW Manager; Steve Evink (616)293-0693
DPW Assistant; Jay Pike (616)322-3212
Or Contact the village office at: (616)678-7232
–Yard Waste (Policy)
The Village has an area where you can dump tree debris if you are doing major tree or brush removal. This area is locked and fenced. Please call the Village Office to make arrangements.
-Clean Up Days – Contact Tyrone Township at 616-678-4779 for information.
Municipal Trash Service Began January 6, 2009.
The Village of Kent City has formalized a contract with Green Valley Recycling & Disposal for trash services. Their phone #887-973-7833
-Christmas Tree (Yard Waste Policy)
-Snow Removal (General Ordinances-Sidewalk Ord. No. 5.92.10 & Amended No. 9.06-05)
Yard waste: The Village provides the service of picking up brush and grass clippings. The Yard Waste Policy is available on the website or by contacting the Village Office for a copy.
This service does not include trees that you have taken down or major trimming. The Village has a secured area where you can dump tree debris.
Contact the DPW Manager @ 616-293-0693 to make arrangements.
Other issues: Before planting trees, bushes, and sprinkler heads make sure they are on your property and not in the Village right-of-way.
Snow Removal – Streets and Sidewalk:
Private snow contractors must clear all snow from the public streets and sidewalks. Residents are prohibited from blowing or shoveling snow into the streets or leave on the sidewalks. As a courtesy the village removes snow from the sidewalks and does the main school route first. However, it is the property owner’s responsibility to keep the sidewalk clear of snow & ice. Please be considerate of the DPW employees when they are removing snow.
**Important: If you have sprinkler heads near the edge of the street or sidewalk, please mark them and contact the Village Office to let us know where they are marked. The Village is not responsible for damage to sprinkler heads that are placed in the street right-of-way.
Parking: Vehicles need to be parked so that the streets and sidewalks are accessible for snow removal equipment. The municipal parking lot south of Matthews & Associates is plowed by the village. No vehicles are to be left parked overnight in this lot. **Remember; please do not park on or over sidewalks.
Please check your mailbox post to be sure it is stable before the winter season is upon us and that the box is securely on the post. Mailboxes and / or supports that are damaged as a result from snowplowing are not subject to replacement by the Village.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the DPW at the numbers listed above.