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 .
Winter Storage of Recreational Vehicles:
Winter is coming! And, we want to remind residents the rules for storage of recreational vehicles. The table below provides a summary.
Fall Leaf Drop-Off
Please be aware that the burning of leaves or yard waste is strictly prohibited. However, the Township does provide a site for the free drop-off of leaves and yard waste located behind the DPW Building at 13300 168th Avenue.

The dates for the Fall 2020 Leaf Dropoff program will be from Monday, October 21st through Sunday, November 24th . 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. at 13300 168th Avenue.
Update - Sewer Plant - Headworks Project
The Grand Haven/Spring Lake sewage treatment plant is going through major maintenance with upgrades totaling about $14 million spread among five different projects. (Two of the projects are partially funded
by Township sewer users.)
Masons working on the walls
of the building
The “Headworks and Pumping” portion of the construction (i.e., about $4.3 million) is one of the projects that the Township is financially obligated to partially support. The following pictures give a brief project update on the “Headworks and Pumping” project.
One of the concrete bases on which the new pumps will sit.
The three meters for the Grand Haven force main, Spring Lake force main, and Local pump station force main coming into the new Headworks building.
Winter Tax Millage
The Township’s 2019 millage rate (which is collected on the December winter taxes) increased↑ from 4.0951 mills to 4.2244 mills. This 0.1293 mill increase is the result of the voter approved Headlee Override vote last November.

For a resident with a home assessed at $300,000 (with a taxable value of $150,000) , the Township millage rate increase equates to about $19.40 .
The Shoreline Center
The Planning Commission approved the Site Plan Review application for The Shoreline Center, which offers a wide range of mental health, applied behavior analysis and related services to the Lakeshore and surrounding communities.

The Center started after the son of a local couple was diagnosed with autism. They were unable to find therapy classes near their home, so they made the decision to create The Shoreline Center.

The Shoreline Center has grown exponentially, and the business has outgrown their current location on Robbins Road. The owners have now secured a 6-acre site on 168th Avenue behind the “Morden Electric” and “GH Cross Fit” businesses. They are expected to break ground this year with a grand opening in approximately one year.

More information on this organization can be found at theshorelinecenter.com .
Happy Halloween
Trick-or-Treating within the Township will occur on Halloween night, Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
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