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Spring Lake Township
Where Nature Smiles for Seven Miles
Sailing on Spring Lake, Michigan
ca. 1930–1945
Spring Lake Fire Department is Hiring

Spring Lake Fire Department is Hiring

Full Time Firefighter!

The Spring Lake Fire Department is seeking qualified candidates for one full time firefighter.

Anyone interested should fill out an application and return in it person to Fire Station #1 (106 N. Fruitport Rd) or by email to
Applications must be received by 5pm on October 6, 2023.

Questions? Email or call 616-215-1590

Full Time Firefighter Job Posting
SLFD Job Information Packet
Spring Lake Fire Department Application for Employment

N Fruitport Road Closed October 4 to October 27

N Fruitport Road Closed October 4 to October 27

N Fruitport Road will be closed from October 4 to October 27 for culvert replacement.

The road will be closed to through traffic from Willows Dr to Kelly Street.

The detour route will use State Road and 148th Avenue.

US31 Closed at VanWagoner Road

US31 Closed at VanWagoner Road

There will be lane and shoulder closures in effect on US31 from August 16 to mid-November for culvert replacement.

Beginning September 6 the on ramp from Van Wagoner Road to southbound Us 31 will be closed through November.

Southbound US31 is closed and detoured between Van Wagoner Road and 3rd Street from September 13 to September 29.
Northbound US31 is closed and detoured from September 16 to September 29.

During the full closures, US31 through-traffic will be directed to I96, M231 and M45 (Lake Michigan Dr). Southbound local traffic will exit at Van Wagoner Road and take 174th Ave to 3rd Street and Pine Street, back to US31. Northbound local traffic will exit at 3rd Street and take 3rd Street to 174th Ave to Van Wagoner Road back to US31. Northbound traffic can also take the M104 exit to Spring Lake.




Beginning September 21, there will be a temporary All-Way STOP sign at the intersection of Fruitport Rd at Apple Dr/3rd Ave in Spring Lake Township and the Village of Fruitport. The temporary All-Way STOP sign will remain in effect for the duration of the US31 project.
Location of temporary stop sign at Fruitport Rd/Apple Dr/3rd St

Deputy Security Check

Deputy Security Check

Spring Lake Township, through its community policing officer, provides free vacation security checks to its citizens who will be away from their homes, businesses, or other facilities for a period of time. Deputies will periodically check the exterior of the property. This service is offered to deter potential burglars and provides additional security while your property is unoccupied.

Any resident that will be out of the area may use the program, whether you are leaving for a short time or if you will be gone for several months. To request a property check, please submit the Property Check Form at least two weeks prior to your departure.

Home Security Check Form

Rycenga Park Reservations

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. Available shelters may be used without a reservation.

Reservation fees are based on 1/2 day blocks – 9am-2:30pm or 3:30pm-9pm
Township residents: $45/block or $90 for the full day
Township non-residents: $65/block or $130 for the full day

Bathrooms are not heated and opening is weather dependent. They are generally open from the middle of May to the end of September. There is a permanent portable toilet at the park.

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.

Dogs must be leashed. No dogs are allowed on the playground or the athletic fields.

Online  Shelter Reservations

Short-Term Rentals

Ordinance 255 regulating short-term rentals, was effective February 6, 2017. Short Term Rental definitions were updated in Ordinance 278, effective November 16, 2020.

Short term rentals are not allowed for properties zoned R-1 or R-2. They are allowed in other residential zoning districts.

Short term rentals are required to be registered. The registration is valid for 3 years, after which it must be renewed. The registration fee is $100, which may be paid by cash or by check made out to Spring Lake Township.

We will drive past your rental before your registration is approved to verify the condition of the property.


Short Term Rental Registration Form

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