Construction Updates
  • The culvert repair on 148th Ave between State Road and M104 is scheduled to be completed by Friday, October 18. The culvert has been replaced, and the restoration of the road is ongoing.

  • Sewer work for the Epicurean Village development in the Village began on October 14, and is expected to take 10 days to complete. Buchanan Street is closed between M104 and Exchange Street. Parking near Village/Township Hall is also affected. The lot behind the building is closed, and street parking is busy with construction workers.

  • The North Bank Trail is fully open. Please be aware that the area that was affected by construction is still hard-pack gravel. The asphalt won't be replaced until the culvert under the path is repaired. There is no timeline for that repair yet.

  • The Township is moving forward on a bike path along Van Wagoner Road, between 168th Ave and West Spring Lake Road. Construction has begun, and we expect the path to be fully completed by Memorial Day 2020.
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Autumn Updates
It's that time of year!

  • Leaves

To help with your leaf cleanup, the Township will have a leaf drop-off site at the DPW building, 16747 150th Ave (south of M104, across from Lakeside Auto). The site will be open on Wednesdays and Saturdays from October 23 to December 4, except for Saturday, November 30.

Only leaves will be accepted, and they must be in biodegradable paper bags. The site will be staffed, and ID will be checked.
Hours of operation: Wednesdays - 2pm to 5pm
Saturdays - 10am to 4pm

The final Burn Day of 2019 is Saturday, November 16. Remember, leaves may not be burned in the Township - only brush may be burned. No burning is allowed within 1400 feet of Ferrysburg or the Village of Spring Lake. A permit is required, but you no longer have to call the Fire Department in the morning before burning.

  • Trick or Treat

Join the merchants in Downtown Spring Lake for Spook-a-Palooza on Thursday, October 31 from 4pm to 6pm. Look for the Spook-a-Palooza signs in the windows of participating merchants. Residential trick or treating in both the Village and the Township will follow, from 6pm to 8pm.

  • Park Hours

Township parks change to their winter hours on November 1. Parks will be open 8am to 7:30pm from November 1 to March 31.

  • Cemetery

Summer flowers in the Cemetery are being picked up before the leaves fall. Winter wreaths may be placed on graves beginning November 1. No grave blankets are allowed.

  • Recreational Vehicle Storage

Rules for outdoor storage of recreational vehicles change November 1. Summer-use vehicles such as boats and personal watercraft should be moved behind the house or to storage. Winter-use recreational vehicles such as snowmobiles may be parked in front of the house beginning December 1. Remember, all recreational vehicles must be parked at least 35 feet from the edge of the road.
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Hydrant Flushing
Hydrant flushing is scheduled to begin the last week of October, weather permitting. During the process, it is not uncommon for a tint to appear in the water. Harmless mineral deposits are stirred up by the flushing, causing discoloration. Letting the water run will clear the pipes.
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Medication Takeback Event
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