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Community Events

Please visit our active News Blog area to find the most up-to-date information.

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Public Announcements

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Community Alerts Available thru Access Kent Website

Both Business and Neighborhood alerts are now available thru the Access Kent Website.  

  • Click here to go to the site
  • Complete the required information and choose TEXT, EMAIL, or BOTH for delivery
  • Select "Gaines Twp" and/or "Gaines Business Watch"  (Business watch is tailored for area buisness and Gaines Twp is for neighborhoods and areas other than business

Community Alert links

 Public Announcements for Gaines Charter Township will be posted in this area and on our News Blog

Seasonal Weight and Speed Restriction Notice 
From Kent County Road Commission

The seasonal weight and speed restrictions will be enforced starting Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 6:00 am for the following jurisdictions:

Kent County Road Commission
Barry County Road Commission
Ionia County Road Commission
City of Kentwood
City of Walker

During weight restrictions, normal legal loads must be reduced by approximately 35% and truck vehicle speeds reduced to 35 mph.

Interested in serving on a Township Committee?
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Email your application to:
or drop off at our office


REcycle Chemicals Safely

Click here or visit the Township office for detailed information 

Kent County would like your input regarding Broadband access in the county.  Visit Broadband Survey to participate in the online survey.


With the expansion of our website, Gaines Charter Township no longer publishes a regular newsletter.  We will however occasionally publish "Community Updates".  The following is the most recent update:


News bulletin 2016




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