October 2013 Videos

October 2013


Connect: Stormwater Drains
Stormwater Drains
Duration – 6:36

We’ve had plenty of rain showers this summer that caused temporary flooding on our roads. The problem could get worse this autumn as leaves fall and clog stormwater drains. We spoke with Christopher Barnes, Director of Transportation at the City of Portage, to find out what you can do to keep the drains working.

Connect: November Elections 2013
November Election 2013
Duration – 1:20

November 5th is Election Day this year. Three of our communities are electing new city commissioners.

Connect: KABA At One Year
KABA At One Year
Duration – 6:56

Earlier this year, we told you about the startup of the Kalamazoo Area Building Authority. KABA combines building permit and inspection services for four townships: Comstock, Cooper, Kalamazoo, and Oshtemo. We checked back in with KABA to see what building trends have been like this year, and to see how KABA has evolved during its first full year.

Connect: Fire Prevention with Comstock
Fire Prevention with Comstock
Duration – 4:33

Every October, Fire Prevention Week commemorates the anniversary of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Connect visited the Comstock Fire Department to find out about this year’s Fire Prevention theme.

Connect: Community Garden Harvest
Community Garden Harvest
Duration – 3:34

Last April, we told you about plans for this year’s Comstock Community Garden. Join us as we visit the garden and see what grew!