Meeting with the Township Manager
With the office closings the past year, Township Manager Gordon Gallagher would like to offer 15-minute virtual meetings with residents. If you have concerns that you would like to discuss with Gordon, make an appointment by email, and a virtual meeting link will be sent to you.
Email ggallagher@springlaketwp.org for an appointment or for more information.
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March Board of Review
In accordance with the "Gatherings and Face Mask" pandemic order, all in-person public meetings are prohibited through March 29. As a result of the order, the March Board of Review meetings MUST be held virtually.

As the meetings will not be in person, all paperwork can be mailed, dropped in our drop box (in the front of the building, or behind the building in the parking lot), or emailed to Assessor Heather Singleton at hsingleton@springlaketwp.org. The Petition to Board of Review form must be completed, signed, and submitted for consideration.
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Allowable Accessory Buildings
Residential accessory buildings shall be constructed with durable, hard-sided materials, such as wood, metal, or pre-manufactured siding, that are weather and rust resistant. Residential accessory buildings which consist of construction materials such as a plastic tarp or other type of flexible fabric or similar material, stretched over a frame of poles, have been prohibited in the Township since 2012.

There are also limits on the size of an accessory building, based on the size of your lot. See Section 306 of the Zoning Ordinance for more information.

If you are planning to build an accessory building, a zoning permit is necessary. A building permit is only necessary for accessory buildings larger than 200 square feet.
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Neighborhood Housing Services
COVID 19 Financial Concerns - Neighborhood Housing Services can help

2020 was a difficult year in many ways for everyone. The CARES Act, enacted to respond to complications from COVID 19, has measures to alleviate financial concerns for those with a pandemic-related income loss, including mortgage forbearances. These forbearances were easy to access and are a relief from mortgage payments for a length of time. At the end of the forbearance all missed payments are due. Without a successful exit plan homeowners could be facing foreclosure. NHS can help create an exit plan and answer questions. Please call for a free, one on one appointment with a housing counselor at 616-935-3270 or register for a 30 minute COVID 19 financial workshop.

Neighborhood Housing Service also offers Homebuyer Education classes. The two-part class will help you understand the home-buying process from pre-qualification to closing.
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