If you would rather not have the brush sprayed along your roadside, owners will have to clear the brush and limbs before the spraying program begins annually. Property owners may remove brush and low hanging limbs at minimum fourteen (14) feet up and fourteen (14) feet away from the traveled portion of the right-of-way with RCKC permission prior to the time frame specified by RCKC. If the roadside vegetation control efforts have not been accomplished within the permitted time frame annually, an application of a herbicide may occur. (For more information, See Tree and Woody Vegetation Brochure)
We do not have a county-wide millage in Kalamazoo County. Our main revenue source comes from the Michigan Transportation Fund (MTF) as a primary result of the purchases of gasoline and diesel fuels and registration fees. (See Funding 101 Brochure and How Much do I contribute to the Funding of Michigan Roads.)
RCKC annually partners with our township governments for local road improvement priorities. The RCKC maintains a local road participation fund program that provides funds for each township that must be matched on a dollar-for-dollar basis for local road improvement projects. 5-year plans are also developed with each township, considering asset management data.