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FIREWORKS: From Chief Noppe

Spring Arbor Township will be following the State of Michigan guidelines for fireworks for the 2020 July 4th Holiday. Fireworks are permitted, in Spring Arbor Township, from June 29th – July 4th (Saturday) until 11:45 p.m. each night. After 11:45 p.m. the township “noise” ordinance will be enforced.

Safety; each year there are numerous injuries involving fireworks. Please be respectful of their use, especially if your celebration involves children, and be courteous to your neighbors and their pets.

  • Toss hand-held fireworks such as sparklers into a bucket of water when finished.
  • Keep a water source ready to spray embers from fireworks, remember you are responsible for where your fireworks land, and any damage they may cause.
  • Spray the entire area where you’ve been using fireworks with water  when done.
  • Don’t try to re-ignite fireworks that won’t go off.
  • Don’t launch fireworks into forests or fields. Dry grass or leaves could ignite, this will be especially a concern this year because there isn’t any expected rain at this point so it will be extremely dry.
  • Always supervise children.
  • Keep fireworks away from your face and eyes.
  • Sky lanterns, also popular on holidays, can start wildfires and the    wires they leave behind can also entangle domestic pets and wildlife.


Lime Lake County Park

Summer has finally arrived, and with that, activity at Lime Lake has increased. The lake is a main recreational spot in Spring Arbor Township for both residents and non-residents of our township for swimming, boating and fishing as we all know. However there has been an increase in disorderly behavior, vandalism to the grass, dogs off leashes and illegal dumping.


The Spring Arbor Township Police Department has been asked by the County of Jackson Parks Department to assist in curtailing these undesirable activities. Both boat launch parking lots and the area of the lake is under video surveillance to assist in this effort for enforcement action. Should you see any behavior or activity that needs police intervention and need a police response or want remain anonymous, call 911 and an officer will be dispatched. We will be reviewing the video surveillance as needed.


Lime Lake is “OPEN” daily from dawn-dusk, please review the posted park rules. We want everyone to have an enjoyable and safe summer at Lime Lake, we are just asking for it to be done in a courteous and respectful manner to other people and the lake property.


Thank You, Chief Howard Keith Noppe



Spring Arbor Township Ranks #5 among the top 20 safest cities in Michigan!

VOTE 2020

Election Information

March 10, 2020 – Presidential Primary
August 4, 2020 – Primary Election
November 3, 2020 – General Election

The Clerk’s office will be open from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. the Saturday before each election (March 7, August 1, & October 31).

Local Road Millage Press Release

September 19, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the Road Millage of 3.99 mills will be reduced to 3.25 mills on the December Winter Tax Statement. In 2017 the voters of Spring Arbor Township approved a Local Road Millage of 3.99 mills to rebuild all “LOCAL” public roads in the township. Working with JCDOT we were able to realize lower than expected construction costs, in part by starting this project in 2017. The entire project will be completed in 2020. Additionally, working with local financial partners, the Township was able to invest the bond proceeds at higher than expected interest rates. From the beginning, we promised we would prudently manage the project so that we could provide maximum value and savings to our people. This millage rate reduction will be realized on the December 2019 Winter Tax Statement.

The project remains on schedule and we expect several more roads to be completed yet this fall. If you have any questions, please contact me at: dherlein@springarbor.org or 517-750-2800 x201. Thank you for your continued patience during this project and the M-60 MDOT project this year.

David Herlein



Upcoming Events

& Dates to Remember. .

  • July 3, 2020: Office Closed
  • July 13, 2020: Board Meeting
  • August 4, 2020: General Primary Election
  • August 10, 2020: Board Meeting
  • September 14, 2020: Board Meeting

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News & Press Releases

Spring Arbor Township’s Latest News and Information

Notice of Playground Equipment Closed

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