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.
Broadband Survey
Help the Ottawa County Data Collection Steering Committee plan for the expansion of Broadband Internet in the Township. 

The COVID-19 pandemic proved that Broadband Internet is essential to those who live, learn, work-in and visit Ottawa County.  

The Ottawa County Data Collection Steering Committee—which is supported in part by contributions from Grand Haven Charter Township and other local municipal governments—knows that reliable, affordable and adequate broadband is not available countywide. In order to bridge this digital divide, the Committee needs more accurate data. 

The Committee needs your help! 

Please complete a 5-minute survey using your home′s primary Internet connection method at the following: 

If you don’t have internet service, use a cellular web browser or text @moon to 1-855-613-1746
Auto-Pay Option
Did you know you can enroll in the auto-debit program for property taxes and water/sewer bills with Grand Haven Charter Township at no-charge? 

Forms can be found at www.ght.org/forms/ or can be requested by e-mailing kholcom@ght.org

Please fill out the form completely, sign, date, and return the form to our offices with a voided check. 

Requests received two weeks prior to the billing due date will be honored. 
Criminal Activity
Population Growth
Ottawa County is now the seventh (7th) most populated county in Michigan, with a 2020 population of 294,635. Ottawa County surpassed Ingham County, which is in the Lansing area.

The population numbers for the local units (i.e., townships, cities and villages) will not be released until later this year.
Gypsy Moths
Park Closures
Facts About Overwatering
  • Homeowners use between 30 and 70 percent of their water outdoors.
  • Experts estimate that 50 percent of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering.
  • Step on it: Grass doesn't always need water just because it's hot out. Step on the lawn, and if the grass springs back, it doesn't need water. An inexpensive soil moisture sensor can also show the amount of moisture at the plant's roots and discourage overwatering.
  • Leave it long: Raise your lawn mower blade. Longer grass promotes deeper root growth, resulting in a more drought-resistant lawn, reduced evaporation, and fewer weeds.
  • Review your water bills and compare your winter water use with your summer use to get a sense of how much extra water you use outdoors when it's hot.
  • Sprinkle in the evening: Most homeowners sprinkle in the morning – which puts a strain on the water distribution system. You can help alleviate this strain by sprinkling in the evening.
Hiring Contractors
Township Questions?
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