Policies

Adopt-A-Road

Adopt-A-Road invites the community to help keep the roadways of Kent County free of litter and debris. This policy identifies the characteristics of the program.

Adopt-A-Road

Communication Service Provider Facilities (CSP)

No Communication Service Provider shall install, construct, or otherwise place within public right-of-way under the jurisdiction of the Kent County Road Commission (Road Commission) any Communication Service Provider Facilities, except pursuant to the provisions of this policy.

Communication Service Provider Facilities (CSP)

Complete Streets

In accordance with Public Acts 134 and 135 of 2010,KCRC recognizes the importance of Complete Streets and Context Sensitive Solutions and will work with Townships and local Municipalities to allow the installation of street lighting, sidewalks, bike paths, non-motorized trails, trees and other street scape amenities, within the public road right-of-way. This policy articulates the related procedures.

Complete Streets

Deaf Child Area Signs Policy

This policy identifies the conditions that must be met for approval of a “Deaf Child Area” sign.

Deaf Child Area Signs Policy

Driveways Banners Parades in ROW

This policy presents the rules and procedures to regulate driveways, banners, and parades within KCRC’s right-of-way.

Driveways Banners Parades in ROW

Mailbox Damage and Replacement Policy

​This policy identifies the process for reporting mailbox damage and the instances under which KCRC will compensate a property owner.

Mailbox Damage and Replacement Policy

Natural Beauty Road DNR Guidelines

​This is not a KCRC policy but is provided as supplemental information to the KCRC Natural Beauty Road Policy.

Natural Beauty Road DNR Guidelines

Natural Beauty Road Policy

This policy identifies the specific procedures that must be followed for the designation of a natural beauty road.

Natural Beauty Road Policy

Non Motorized Facility Policy

This policy identifies the guidelines to be used by KCRC or requesting agencies when non-motorized facilities are to be located within the road right-of-way.

Non Motorized Facility Policy

Oversized Overweight Vehicles Policy

Vehicles and/or loads that exceed the legal dimensions or weights for KCRC roadways are required to have a Special Transportation Permit. This policy addresses the requirements that apply to Special Transportation Permits.

Oversized Overweight Vehicles Policy

Plat Development

This document provides the requirements and specifications for Plat Development and includes Plat Construction Quality Control Provision.

Plat Development

Political Signs in ROW

This policy defines the criteria that must be met for the placement of political election signs within KCRC’s right-of-way:

Political Signs in ROW

Public Hearing Policy

This policy identifies the reasons for which the Board of County Road Commissioners may hold a public hearing.

Public Hearing Policy

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

This policy identifies the circumstances and guidelines under which businesses or individuals may bond roads during periods of enforced speed and weight restrictions.

Seasonal Weight Restrictions

Service Connections in ROW

This policy addresses the guidelines that have been established to regulate service connections within KCRC’s right-of-way.

Service Connections in ROW

Sprinkler Systems in ROW

​This policy addresses sprinkler systems placed in KCRC’s right-of-way.

Sprinkler Systems in ROW

Street Naming Guidelines

This policy identifies the guidelines established for the naming of roads within Kent County.

Street Naming Guidelines

Street Renaming

This policy presents the process for those seeking to change the name of an existing road or street.

Street Renaming

Title VI

​This policy asserts KCRC’s commitment to ensuring that the fundamental principles of equal opportunity are upheld in compliance with the Title VI regulations in association with the Michigan Department of Transportation Title VI Department.

Title VI

Tree Cutting

MCLA 247.241 provides the Board of County Road Commission the authority to maintain trees along, and within the limits of, roads under their jurisdiction. This policy identifies the process through which a property owner may be issued a permit for the removal or trimming of vegetation in Easement and Statutory right-of-way.

Tree Cutting

Tree Planting Policy

The tree planting policy and program provides guidelines for KCRC to follow in planting and maintaining trees within its highway right-of-way.

Tree Planting Policy