Spring Lake Village Disincorporation

Spring Lake Village residents are being asked to consider disincorporating the Village.

Disincorporation is a legal process that eliminates a government jurisdiction. If the Village disincorporates, it will no longer exist as a local unit of government. After disincorporation, the local unit of government ceases to exist and no longer provides services or levies taxes. Read more about the disincorporation process.

Residents have a voice.

Disincorporation requires a public election and majority approval by village and township residents.

Disincorporation Timeline

  1. March 20, 2017 Council approved amending the Village charter to allow for disincorporation.
  2. May 15, 2017 Governor & Attorney General approve ballot language.
  3. June 19, 2017 Community Engagement Meetings (Library) at 6:30 pm.
  4. June 20, 2017 Community Engagement Meetings (Library) at 4:00 pm.
  5. June 24, 2017 Absentee ballots available. (Contact Spring Lake Township at (616) 842-1340)
  6. August 8, 2017 Vote to amend Village Charter.
  7. 2018 TBD Township-wide vote to disincorprate.
  8. TBD Disincorporation completed.

Community Engagement Meetings

There were two community engagement meetings: June 19th and June 20th.
Community Engagement Sessions Participant Survey

Michigan Legislature – Legal Authority to Disincorporate