Source: Kelly Vander Kley
Department: Kalamazoo Metro Transit
Contact: Kelly Vander Kley
Phone: (269) 337-8479
The City of Kalamazoo announced the specifics of a proposed ordinance to govern the Kalamazoo Transportation Center (KTC) at a public meeting on Thursday, June 26.
The purpose of the new ordinance is to help alleviate recent issues impacting the level of safety at the KTC and also to help reduce littering at the facility.
The KTC was built in 1887 and has served as a landmark for our community welcoming travelers for more than 100 years. Following years of use and deterioration, it was completely renovated and re-opened in 2006. Since its re-opening, there have been incidences impacting the safety of passengers at the KTC and also impacting the cleanliness of the facility.
"It is now very much our responsibility, as a community, to maintain this facility and to keep our visitors safe," Transportation Director William Schomisch said at the meeting.
That is why a new ordinance is being considered and also the main reason the staff at Metro Transit is pursuing funding to increase public safety presence at the KTC.
The new ordinance will be presented at the Kalamazoo City Commission meeting on July 7. If passed, smoking will no longer be allowed a the KTC and time limits will be in place for conducting business at the facility. A City Commission vote is expected to take place at the July 21 meeting. If passed, the new ordinance will go into place on July 31.
View the proposed ordinance. Comments regarding the ordinance can be addressed to KTC Ordinance, Kalamazoo Metro Transit, 530 N. Rose St., Kalamazoo, MI 49007, or emailed to email@example.com. Please send your comments for consideration by Monday, July 14.
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