Welcome to the electronic newsletter from
Grand Haven Charter Township!

Stay informed on what is happening in the township. This newsletter will deliver up-to-date information including upcoming meetings, development news, township services and more!

You can always find more information on our website or Facebook .
You are not alone. County and Local officials are still available to offer support and assistance during the COVID-19 emergency crisis.

Township staff remain on the job – either working from home or in the field. You will see Fire/Rescue personnel, Sheriff’s deputies, and Public Works employees continuing to provide essential services. Behind the scenes Township staff are working in closed offices or from home ensuring that people and businesses are getting paid, state mandated deadlines are being met, and supplies continue to flow.
Stay Safe, Stay at Home
The Governor 's Executive Order to Stay Safe, Stay Home is being enforced statewide by local law enforcement. To report violations, send an email to:

Include the date/time, business name, address and description of the violation you believe is occurring. Emails will be reviewed by an officer and evaluated to determine appropriate action.  Do Not Call 911 which is only for emergencies.
North Ottawa Community Hospital
The Emergency Room at North Ottawa Community Hospital is operational for all emergency procedures.

Drive-up COVID-19 testing is available at 1099 South Beacon Boulevard. Call (616) 935-7810 seven days a week between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to determine if you meet the criteria for testing.  You must have an appointment.  
Public Safety

Sheriff patrols and Fire/Rescue emergency responses continue. Please call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Ottawa County Central Dispatch is fully staffed.
Water Supply

Your water supply is safe and secure. Water plant staff and distribution employees are fully licensed and trained and are following social distancing guidelines to prevent any illness. There are no instances of people becoming infected by COVID-19 from municipal water.
Sewer System

Please do not flush any disinfecting wipes, diapers or adult incontinence undergarments or pads. 

These are destructive to the sewer system – plugging the pumps at lift stations and causing expensive repairs or threatening sewer back-ups into home or businesses.
Garbage Collection

Garbage collection will continue. Waste haulers will limit social contact. Bulk item collection has been postponed.
Parks and Pathways

Pursuant to the Governor 's Executive Order, parks and pathways remain open to ensure a place for outdoor recreation while practicing social distancing. But there are limits.

Non-related persons should not be using the parks to meet or chat. Playgrounds, and restrooms are closed. Sport fields should not be used for any team sports or practices.
Boat Launch

The Township’s boat launch at 144 th Avenue and Mercury Drive remains open. You may either get day passes at the on-site ticket machine or apply for an annual permit.

The annual permit application is available on our website at:

The Township cannot take online payments for the annual boat launch permits. Rather, you can complete and print the form and either mail the application or place it in one of the drop boxes at the Township Administrative Offices with your payment. Staff will process your payment and mail an annual boat launch permit.
Yard Waste

For residents that want to complete yardwork during the Stay Home, Stay Safe order, the Township leaf drop-off site will be opened early beginning on Thursday, March 26 th. The drop-off site is located behind the DPW Building at 13300 168th Avenue. The drop-off is only meant for leaves, grass and similar yard waste. There is no dumping of wood, limbs or brush allowed.
Harbor Transit

Harbor Transit is providing limited services only.

Residents should only phone Harbor Transit if they are in need of food, medicine or medical treatment.
Food Collection

We are still accepting donations in the vestibule of the Township Hall lobby. It’s even more important now to help our seniors. Don’t forget to check in on them too by calling them or waving through the window. A big thank you to Four Pointes - Center for Successful Aging for everything, we couldn’t do this without your help!
Community Support



If you have specific questions about Township operations, please send an email to bcargo@ght.org
(616) 842-5988   | info@ght.org | www.ght.org