The Spring Lake Township Board of Trustees met on Monday, June 10, for our regular monthly board meeting.
If you weren’t able to tune in to the meeting, you can watch it on our Facebook page.
Here are a few of the items the Board discussed or acted on during the meeting.

Spring Lake — Lake Board Bond Proposal
The Board approved a resolution for the upcoming treatment of Spring Lake with aluminum sulfate, better known as alum. Spring Lake Township, along with two other municipalities, have representation on the Spring Lake – Lake Board, which governs the special assessment district that covers the lake. Spring Lake underwent a similar treatment in 2005. Alum prevents phosphorus from being separated from sediment and recirculating in the lake.

Vision Force Proposal
We approved a partnership with Beckett & Raeder, a Michigan-based planning firm, for community-wide engagement that will help inform updates to our community vision and mission statements, which were last updated in 2013. Our Board is committed to inviting a broad cross-section of the community to take part in this effort and provide feedback on what we, as a community, would like to see Spring Lake Township look like in the future. We will provide updates on when these engagement sessions will take place so our community can participate.

Glafke Park Tree Work
The Board tabled a contract with Tree Owl for maintenance of township property located along Leonard Road and southwest of the bridge over Lloyd’s Bayou, which is the Glafke Park property. We will discuss this item at our next meeting. This project is proposed to enhance ecology, manage invasive species and improve roadway safety.

Business of the Year
Each year, Spring Lake Township selects a business to be recognized at the annual Chamber of Commerce Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Ferrysburg’s Business Recognition Award Luncheon. We are excited to announce that Miller Knoll will be the recipient from Spring Lake Township. Miller Knoll has been an exceptional employer and has been a leading industry in our community for decades. It has demonstrated a continued investment and commitment to our region, and we are proud to honor this company.

Other Business
The Board also approved a contract for painting the shelters at Rycenga Park. We discussed a budget for an automatic gate at Rycenga Park, which we will continue discussing at our next meeting.

Please reach out if you have any questions. Thank you and have a great day!
Jerry Rabideau
Township Supervisor