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

2017-18 was a very good year for Spring Lake Township

  • Our New Fire Station is meeting and exceeding our expectations
  • Busche is moving forward with a large expansion and many new jobs
  • There are five new housing developments moving forward

Spring Lake Township Achievements

  • We worked through a very tough Short Term Rental issue successfully
  • Our waste water evaluation proved our system is in good shape
  • Plans are coming together to replace the sewer force main across the Grand River
  • The Fruitport Rd to Krueger bike path plans are finally complete, and so will the path be, very soon
  • 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


  • 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