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

Voting Information

Primary Election August 4, 2020
Presidential Election November 3, 2020

For the August and November elections, an absentee ballot application was sent to all registered voters. The COVID 19 virus is, and potentially will be, a threat to us still. This is to give an option to those who would prefer not to be in a place where many people will also potentially be.
However, if your preference is to vote in person, all precincts will be open. We will do whatever we can to try to keep the polling place sanitized for our workers and voters. While face masks are not required, they are encouraged.
The opportunity to vote is a privilege as well as a right. We want to make sure everyone can vote in a manner that they feel most comfortable doing so.
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.

Absentee Ballot Application 2020

The deadline for registering by mail to vote in the August 3 election is July 20. After that date you will need to visit the Township Clerk to register to vote in person until 8pm on August 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.

Cemetery Information

Cemetery Information

Beginning Monday, July 13, water at the cemetery is shut off for irrigation system work. There is currently no estimate of when the water will be turned back on.

Road Work

Road Work

Beginning Tuesday, July 14, the Ottawa County Road Commission will be working on the Township’s fibermat street surfacing project.

Streets that will be treated are:
Rhonda St: Benjamin Ave to Fruitport Rd
Benjamin Ave: Beach Dr to Rhonda St
Beach Dr: Fruitport Rd to Laura Ave
Railroad Ave: Beach Dr to Village limits

Streets to be treated are highlighted in yellow.

roads to be resurfaced 2020

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

July 13, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees - Virtual Meeting
July 14, 2020
9:00am - 9:30am
Election Commission
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI
July 15, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission - Virtual Meeting
July 18, 2020
7:00am - 8:00pm
Burn Day
July 21, 2020
8:30am - 9:30am
Board of Review
Township Hall, 101 S Buchanan
Spring Lake, MI
July 23, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals - Virtual Meeting
August 10, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI
August 19, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Planning Commission
Barber School, 102 West Exchange Street
Spring Lake, MI