Township of Excellence
Spring Lake Township
Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
Sailing on Spring Lake, Michigan
ca. 1930–1945
Election Information

Election Information

Presidential Election November 3, 2020

If you have not already requested an absentee ballot for the November 3 election, please fill out the application. The application may be photographed and emailed to us, dropped in either drop box, or mailed. Ballots will be mailed beginning the last week of September.

Absentee Ballot Application 2020

If you have any questions about the absentee voting process, please call Clerk Carolyn Boersma at 616-844-2101. She would be very happy to spend a few minutes to explain our process.

The deadline to register to vote by mail or online is October 19, 2020. After that date, you will need to visit the Township Clerk to register to vote in person until 8pm on November 3. You will need to provide proof of residency when you register to vote. Acceptable documents include a Michigan driver’s license or State ID card, current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck or government check or other government document.

Email or call 616-844-2101 if you have questions.

Part-time Parks Positions Available

Part-time Parks Positions Available

We are hiring temporary part-time Parks workers.

These positions are for general park work, including mowing, weed whipping, leaf collection and similar tasks. The positions pay $12 per hour for up to 30 hours per week.

To apply, submit a Township application form to

Gordon Gallagher, Township Manager
101 S. Buchanan St.
Spring Lake, MI 49456

or email it to


Employment Application
Burn Day

Burn Day

Date: Saturday, September 19, 2020

Note: Township Hall is only open for walk-in service between 9 am and noon. If you need a Burn Permit, the application may be mailed or dropped in one of our drop boxes (on the building or behind Stan’s).

Only brush may be burned. No burning within 1400 feet of Ferrysburg or the Village of Spring Lake.

A permit is required.

Burn Days in 2020 are March 21, May 16, July 18, September 19 and November 21.

Burn Permit Application
Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire Hydrant Flushing

Fire hydrant flushing will take place between September 13 and September 24, weather permitting.

Village hydrants will be flushed between September 13 and September 17, during the overnight hours.

Township hydrants will be flushed daily between September 18 and September 24.

During the process, it is not uncommon for a tint to appear in the water. Harmless mineral deposits are stirred up by the flushing, causing discoloration. Letting the water run will clear the pipes.

More Information

Rycenga Park Reservations

NOTE: The bathrooms at Rycenga Park are closed until further notice.

Rycenga Park is located at 16401 Hemlock Road. For park shelter reservations, use the online reservation form. Reservations open 1 year ahead of the date. Reservations are available from May 15 to September 30. Reservations are not taken for dates outside these dates.

Electricity is provided in the shelters. If the outlets are overloaded, the GFI circuit may trip. Please try using the reset button on the outlet before calling for help.

Online  Shelter Reservations

Meetings & Events

September 19, 2020
7:00am - 8:00pm
Burn Day
September 24, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals - Virtual Meeting - CANCELLED
September 28, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees Special Meeting
Fire Station #1, 106 N Fruitport Rd
Spring Lake, MI
September 29, 2020
9:00am - 9:30am
Election Commission
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI
October 1, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Recreation Committee - Virtual Meeting
October 8, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals Special Meeting - Virtual Meeting
October 12, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees - Virtual Meeting
October 21, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission - Virtual Meeting