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 .

The Fall Yard Waste Drop-Off Program will begin on Monday, October 23rd and continue through Sunday, November 19th at the drop-off site located behind the DPW Building at 13300 168th Avenue.  

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.; and Sunday from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m.  

The drop-off is only meant for leaves, grass and similar yard waste. There is no dumping of wood, limbs or brush allowed.
Budget Work Session
Monday, October 30th at 6:00 p.m.
The Township Board will have a budget work session to review the Fiscal Year 2018 budget on Monday, October 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Township Board room located at 13300 168th Avenue.

The upcoming budget will have expenditures of about $13 million – with a focus on pathway construction, street maintenance and park improvements. Copies of the budget materials will be available on the Township’s web site by Friday, October 27th at the following link:
School Zone Signs
Grand Haven Charter Township and the Grand Haven Area Public Schools recently completed an agreement to install school speed zone signs at both the Rosy Mound Elementary School and the Peach Plains Elementary School. 

The four electronic signs will cost about $35,000, which includes the purchase, installation and costs for installing electrical service for each of the four signs.  

The Township will pay for the installation and maintenance costs of these new signs while the school district will assume operational responsibility of the signs.
Winter Storage of Recreational Vehicles
It’s that time of year again—boats and campers will need to be stored for the winter. 

As of October 1st, all marine and summer-use recreational vehicles such as boats, personal watercraft, off-road motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, and the like have to be stored in the backyard, the side yard, or off-site.

By November 1st, recreational vehicles such as campers, trailers, or motor homes, are to be stored in the back yard, the side yard, or off-site.

Trick or Treat Hours
Tuesday, October 31 st from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

For residents that want an alternative, there is trick or treating in downtown Grand Haven from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. with a “Halloween Haunted Haven” at the Community Center from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.


Fire/Rescue Open House

The Grand Haven Township Fire/Rescue department hosted their annual fire prevention open house on October 10th. The open house was well attended by over one thousand participants, many of which had the opportunity to see a live fire demonstration. (See photo above.)

The demonstration was staged to show the importance of closing a child’s bedroom door while they sleep. There were two identical rooms constructed with a wall and closed bedroom door between them. One room had a fire burning at over 1,300 degrees while just behind the closed door was a safe living space unaffected by the fire.  
 
If you would like more information about the importance of fire prevention and safety, please contact Fire/Rescue Chief Tom Gerencer at tgerencer@ght.org.

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