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

2020-21 The year of the pandemic! All SLT functions continued through the period.

  • Our Fire and Police Departments responded to all emergencies
  • The SL DPW personnel did all the necessary water and sewer work
  • Our office phone was answered by a human every day 8 am to 5 pm
  • We ran two large elections very successfully
  • We had a significant number of new home starts
  • Our staff worked from home and was paid normal wages and benefits
  • Our Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals and Recreation Committee held all their regularly scheduled meetings virtually

Spring Lake Township Achievements

  • The collaboration between SLT and SLV is working very well and saving public dollars
  • The new bike path on Van Wagoner was completed and dedicated
  • Our new DPW director Wally Delamater is doing an excellent job
  • John Stalzer became our new Fire Chief and has been doing an amazing job
  • Thanks to Federal Funding pushed by Michigan Senators Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow
    we were able to hire three fulltime fire fighters who started March 14, 2021
  • We still have the lowest millage rate, and the lowest combined 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

Annual Meeting

The Township’s Annual Meeting of the Electors is held the 4th Monday in March.