Meeting Overview: Kalamazoo Township Trustees approve new gear for township police 7/25

On Monday July 25, the Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees met and approved new rifle rated, armor-plated vests for the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. Janet Hay reports the story.

On Monday July 25, the Kalamazoo Township Board of Trustees met and approved new rifle rated, armor-plated vests for the Kalamazoo Township Police Department. 

 

The Board of Trustees approved $36,680 from the police capital fund to fund the vests. The previous vests have a warranty of 5 years and are expired. The new vests have a warranty of 15 years. 

 

“We think that although they are a little bit more expensive than the current vests that we have,  they are going to be utilized more and because of the longer warranty life they are a much better investment for the township.” said Police Chief Bryan Ergang.  

 

The Board also approved a permit for AT&T to install fiber optic cable underground along Drake Road. 

 

The meeting ended with the trustees in closed session to discuss a legal memorandum.