About the Township

About the Township

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.

Township Supervisor’s Report

John Nash

2018-19 was a very good year for Spring Lake Township

  • We helped put a process in place which will resolve the Grand River sewer line concerns
  • We completed our sewer system review – our system is in good condition
  • There are three major housing developments moving forward in SLT

Spring Lake Township Achievements

  • Our M104 Fire Station was selected the LEED Building of the year for 2018
  • We finally finished the Fruitport Rd to Krueger bike path
  • We hired a new DPW Director who is doing a very good job
  • We have agreed to have our DPW department work jointly with Spring Lake Village’s DPW department
  • We still have the lowest millage rate, and combine water/sewer rate in our area


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

Shared Employees

  • SLT/SL Village – DPW Director, Planner, DPW Staff and DPW equipment
  • 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

Spring Lake Township 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