A proposed "Ordinance to Amend Chapter 20 Fire Prevention and Protection, Article IV, Fire Code of the Gaines Charter Township General Ordinances" will be considered at the April 9, 2018 meeting of the Board of Trustees.  Click here to read the proposed ordinance. 

Public Announcements

February 14, 2018
Weight Restrictions Notice

On Monday, February 19th 2018 at 6:00 am Kent County Road Commission, Barry County Road Commission, Montcalm County Road Commission, Muskegon County Road Commission, Ionia County Road Commission, Newaygo County Road Commission, City of Kentwood and City of Walker will enforce the springtime weight and speed restrictions.  During Weight Restrictions, normal legal loads must be reduced by approximately 35% and truck vehicle speeds reduced to 35 mph.


Pothole season is here.  Given the current conditions of the roadways and the amount of precipitation we have received it has the potential to be a rough season.  Crews will be patching continuously when weather and conditions warrant.  If you observe potholes that need patching, please call the South Complex of the Kent County Road Commission at 616-336-2987.  Remember that only temporary repairs can be made this time of year.  The Road Commission will do their best, we have to endure these areas until weather allows a more permanent fix.

SPECIAL NOTICE:  On March 13, 2017 the Gaines Charter Township Board past Resolution No. 17-8, making a record of its decision to “NOT make provisions in its zoning and NOT to adopt an ordinance to authorize within the Township, the location of any medical marihuana facilities as identified in the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act, Mich. Comp. Laws §333.27101, et seq. (2016)”. 

Community Alerts Available thru Access Kent Website

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

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  • 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 business and Gaines Twp is for neighborhoods and areas other than business

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