About the Township

About the Township

TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR

John Nash

VISION STATEMENT

Spring Lake Township (SLT) elected officials and staff members strive to make our Township a great place to live, work, learn and recreate.

2016-17 WAS A VERY GOOD YEAR FOR SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP

  • New Fire Station Open, functioning very well and is paid for without any additional tax dollars.
  • Busche Aluminum is moving forward with a $7,000,000 expansion and 97 new jobs
  • St. Lazare, Arcadia and Spring Ridge Developments are moving forward and will eventually provide an additional 300 residences

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP ACHIEVEMENTS

  • We worked through a very tough Short Term Rental issue successfully
  • We are doing a major evaluation of our public sewer system primarily funded by a grant of $850,000
  • We planned and executed four well-run elections
  • We made a great deal of progress on our newest bike path Fruitport Rd to Krueger
  • We still have the lowest millage rate, and combine water/sewer rate in our area
  • We now have a well-equipped and highly functional fire station on each side of the lake – for which we did not have ask for any additional millage
  • We sold two fire stations which had both outlived their usefulness
  • We added a new irrigation system and re-surfaced all the roads in our already beautiful cemetery

COLLABORATIONS

  • The shared Village Hall is working out very well and saving tax payer dollars

Shared Employees

  • SLT/SL Village – DPW Director and Planner
  • SLT/Grand Haven City – Finance staff

Shared Programs

  • Mutual Aid Fire Department Response Program with Ferrysburg, Crockery, Grand Haven City, Norton Shores & Grand Haven Township
  • Ottawa County Sheriff Dept – SLT 2 full time Deputies
  • Sewer System – SLT, SLV, Ferrysburg, GH, & GHT
  • Water System – SLT, SLV, Ferrysburg, GH, & GHT

SLT COMMUNICATES WITH OUR RESIDENTS

We encourage community engagement.

  • Summer Newsletter – 7/1, Winter Newsletter  – 12/1
  • E-News – approximately 2 times a month free to anyone who signs up
  • SLT Website – 24/7 – great info – springlaketwp.org
  • Quarterly Water/sewer bills with additional information

We encourage our residents to attend our Township meetings:

Board of Trustees 2nd Monday each month 7:00 pm
Planning Commission 3rd Wednesday each month 7:00 pm
Zoning Board of Appeals 4th Thursday each month 7:00 pm