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Fire Department Notes

ON SALE: 911 emergency address signs. For a limited time the Fire Department is selling the green and white reflective address signs for only $10.00 each. Call 866-0622 to order.

Household Hazardous Waste

Kent County accepts household hazardous waste at the North Kent Transfer Station, 2908 10 Mile Rd., Rockford. Types of items accepted include weed killer, fertilizer, charcoal lighter fluid, rodent and bug poison, oil-based paint and stain, paint thinner, antifreeze, motor oil, household batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and fire extinguishers. Make a list of the items you want to dispose of and call (616) 336-2570 for an appointment.


Free recycling of glass and metal food containers, newspapers, magazines, paperboard, computer paper, junk mail, corrugated cardboard, plastic containers stamped 1-7, and plastic grocery bags stamped 2 or 4 only is also available at the North Kent Transfer Station, Monday thru Saturday 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Remember: If it’s not clean, it’s not recyclable!

M-57 Greater Greenville Area Transportation Survey

The purpose of this survey is to gain a better understanding of the transportation issues and needs of residents and businesses in the Greater Greenville Area. The study area includes the following communities: Montcalm County’s City of Greenville and the townships of Montcalm, Fairplain, and Eureka Township; Ionia County’s City of Belding and Otisco Township; and Kent County’s townships of Algoma, Courtland, and Oakfield. Click here to print off the survey and mail to the Township Hall (7450 14 Mile Rd., Rockford MI 49341)

Township Parks


Walking path, ball field, and picnic shelter are available for your use. Call to reserve for large groups


The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department serves the communities of Algoma, Courtland, Nelson and Solon Townships as well as the City of Cedar Springs and the Cedar Springs Public School District. The department offers programs for residents of all ages. Program offerings include ZUMBA, yoga, cardio kickboxing, Tae Kwon Do, open basketball and volleyball for adults, youth dance and tumbling classes, art classes, Spanish instruction, computer classes, sports camps, enrichment camps, senior luncheons, concerts in the park, bus trips and more. We are always looking for ideas for new programs and are interested in your thoughts. If you are interested in teaching a class or want us to investigate the potential for a program, please email the director at For more information and schedules, plus printable registration forms go to our website or call 696-7320 during our hours on Monday-Wednesday.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Michigan rivers and tributaries stretch across hundreds of square miles in Michigan, including highlands and lowlands. The rivers carry rain and snowmelt runoff, or stormwater runoff, into inland lakes and the Great Lakes. The quantity of stormwater entering our rivers, lakes, and streams along with the pollutants it carries can degrade aquatic habitat and water quality. We can all take simple steps to reduce stormwater pollution. After all, the cheapest way to stop pollution is at the source. Click here for more information...

Cemetery Notes

Cemetery Ordinance

It has come to our attention that there are a number of cemetery lots marked “hold” in our records that have not been paid for. If you believe that you have placed a hold on one or more lots please contact the township offices as soon as possible to make arrangements to either purchase the lots or release them. The lot price is $150 for township residents and $250 for non-residents. We will hold lots for no longer than 60 days. Also, the township will buy back unwanted lots at the original purchase price. Proof of lot ownership (burial grant certificate) is required.

Spring Clean up Days - May 14-16

Dates May 14, 15, from 10 – 6 both days & May 16 - 9 to 2 pm At The Courtland Twp. Hall. 7450 14-Mile RD., Rockford,

Public must be able to unload Questionable large items are subject to rejection

Service provided by : Smith Dumpsters, 13546 Kenowa Ave., Kent City, MI 49330 ph: 1-800 DUMP

Courtland Twp Expanding Park Survey

Courtland Township Hall is located on 14 Mile Rd, east of Myers Lake Avenue and they have recently acquired a 30 acre parcel allowing room for expansion. It is a growing township and with that growth is an increased need for park and recreation facilities. Currently, there is a baseball field, a short paved walking trail, a very small picnic pavilion, a basketball court, and a small playground located behind the hall. The township would like to begin construction by this summer 2015, but we need YOUR input on what will attract you and your friends to promote exercise, education, and recreational activities for you and your family!

Please take a moment to fill out the short survey at the link provided. This link will only be available from Tuesday, April 14th until Tuesday, April 21st, 2015, so don’t delay!

Click here for Survey...