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

2022-23 Spring Lake Township Accomplishments

  • Finances – Compared to the other 8 Northwest Ottawa County municipalities, Spring Lake Township
    • Has the lowest retained millage
    • Has the lowest combined water/sewer rate
    • Has 10 years of very good audit reports
    • Has 10 years of strong fund balances
  • Parks
    • 27 miles of paved bike paths
    • Rycenga Park is a complete full-service park
    • Water Tower Park slated to be upgraded
    • Black Lake kayak launch shared with Norton Shores
    • Disc Golf park on Wilson Ave
  • Fire Department
    • 25 paid on call firefighters
    • 3 full time firefighters
    • Will be hiring an additional 3 full time firefighters
  • Robust water/sewer system
  • Elections are very well run every year
  • Assessing has a highly qualified staff
  • Dedicated volunteers, many of whom have volunteered for over 10 year
  • Of the 1240 townships in Michigan, we are the ONLY township to earn the Township of Excellence award 3 times

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