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

All of our polling locations will be open on Tuesday, November 3 from 7am to 8pm for in-person voting. Poll workers will be wearing masks, and masks are suggested for voters. The lines may appear longer this year due to social distancing, but the poll workers will be working diligently to keep everyone moving forward quickly and safely.

If you have not already requested an absentee ballot for the November 3 election and want to vote absentee, please fill out the application. The application may be photographed and emailed to us, dropped in one of our drop boxes, mailed or brought to Township Hall. We will mail your absentee ballot to you.

You may pick up a ballot at Township Hall for yourself. You will need your photo ID. You may not pick up a ballot for anyone else.

We will also be open on
Saturday, October 31, 8am to 4pm
for absentee voting only. All other business will need to be done during normal weekday hours, 9am to noon Monday through Friday.

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.

Additional election information can be found in our latest enews – find it at https://conta.cc/3332aqA

Email vote@springlaketwp.org or call 616-844-2101 if you have questions.

Voter Registration

Voter Registration

The deadline to register to vote by mail or online for the November 3 election 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 in person. 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.

 

Leaf Drop Off

Leaf Drop Off

The Spring Lake Department of Public Works has set up a bagged leaf collection site. Please place your bagged leaves in the designated area behind the facility, on the far south side. The area is designated by signs and fencing. DPW staff will place the bags in the dumpster as needed.

October 28 to November 28
Wednesdays, 2pm-5pm
Saturdays 10am-4pm

DPW Building, 16747 150th Ave

Leaves only, bagged in biodegradable paper bags

Spring Lake Township residents only

Trick or Treating

Trick or Treating

The Township is not taking a position on Trick or Treating this year. Halloween is not a Township-sanctioned event and the Township cannot cancel Halloween.

The Village is not promoting downtown events in 2020.

If you do decide to participate in trick or treating, the suggested time is 6pm to 8pm.

All residents who participate in Halloween activities should adhere to any public health recommendations from the Ottawa County Health Department. Be safe and apply common sense: wear a mask, socially distance from other households, do not participate if you or your household have a positive case, and follow any other guidance from public health officials.

Be smart, be safe and have fun!

Rycenga Park Reservations

NOTE: The bathrooms at Rycenga Park are closed for the season.

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

October 22, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Zoning Board of Appeals - Virtual Meeting - CANCELLED
October 28, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Leaf Drop Off Open
DPW Building, 16747 150th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI
October 31, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Leaf Drop Off Open
DPW Building, 16747 150th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI
November 4, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Leaf Drop Off Open
DPW Building, 16747 150th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI
November 5, 2020
6:30pm - 7:30pm
Recreation Committee - Virtual Meeting
November 7, 2020
10:00am - 4:00pm
Leaf Drop Off Open
DPW Building, 16747 150th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI
November 9, 2020
7:00pm - 8:00pm
Board of Trustees - Virtual Meeting
November 11, 2020
2:00pm - 5:00pm
Leaf Drop Off Open
DPW Building, 16747 150th Avenue
Spring Lake, MI