VILLAGE OF SPRING LAKE

102 W Savidge Street  •  Spring Lake, MI  •  616.842.1393

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Notice of Tree Trimming, Removal and/or Stump Grinding

JB Tree Service will be trimming and/or removing trees and grinding stumps in the Right-of-Way starting on Monday, August 24, 2015. If a stump is removed, JB Tree Service will follow behind with black dirt and seed. Please keep vehicles and valuables away from area while crews are working.
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Village DPW has a rolling list of trees that... have a large amount of dead limbs and/or have heaved sidewalks or rotting trunks. This list has been generated as a result of resident’s concerns, a history of dropped limbs, advice from tree professionals and past experience of DPW staff through the annual tree condition survey. The underlying reason this work is being done is for the safety of pedestrians, motorists and the protection of infrastructure.

The Village of Spring Lake through the years has stressed the importance of trees for livability and environmental benefits, and will continue to do so. As a Tree City USA, the Village will be maintaining the policy of replanting two trees for every tree removed. This may take some time to implement as there are a large amount of stumps to grind and remove from this year’s program and last year's Emerald Ash Borer Tree removals. It is also good for the stump area to be filled in with soil for a period of time before planting a new tree in the location of a cut tree. Many trees will be planted this coming fall season. If you would like a tree planted, please contact us.

Residents have also been asking about who can take the wood from the trees that have been cut. For trees that are within the Village Right-of-way, the contractors working on behalf of the Village or other utility firms have the first rights to the cut wood. If wood is left over after contractors have completed their work, the owner of the contiguous property where the tree is located would then have ownership of the wood and have the authority to give it to any other person that requests it.

If you have any questions, please contact (616) 842-1393

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5 Community Recreation Plan Draft for your review.....

Section 1 Grand Region Rec Plan Review Draft

Section2 RecreationInventory 

Section 3 Goals-Action Plan-Planning Process-App 

Section 4 Appendix A Community Wide Recreation Survey 10-7-14

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Grand Haven 2014/15 Visitors Guide

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2014 Drinking Water Report

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Please note that water/sewer bills can be paid with a credit card through this site, but we are unable to accept credit cards in the office. Payments will be accepted at the office or the drop boxes until 5 p.m. on the due date. After 5 p.m., late charges will apply. The Village drop boxes are located behind Love, INC. and on the front of the Village Hall. Please contact Mary Paparella at 616-842-1393 if you have any questions regarding your bill. Thank you.

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If you experience an overflow or back up of a sewage disposal system, first please contact the Village of Spring Lake Department of Public Works to check the Village's lines before calling a private plumbing firm...