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Springvale Township
Phone: (231) 347-3077
Fax: (231) 347-3988

The township board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the township hall at 8198 E. Mitchell Road. Please scroll down this page for contact information on township staff.

To have an item placed on the agenda, print this document and return it two weeks prior to the meeting.


(See sample ballot for November 3 election here)

The final date to cast a ballot in the 2020 General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 3, when Springvale Township voters will be able to vote in person from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Springvale Township Hall, 8198 E. Mitchell Road, Petoskey.

However, you don’t have to wait until Nov. 3 to vote. All registered voters in Michigan can now vote using an absentee ballot. You don’t need an excuse or a reason. You can also go to your city or township clerk’s office or drop box to return your absentee ballot, which is recommended if you are returning a ballot after Oct. 19, in order to avoid possible postal delays. For more information about casting an absentee ballot, click here.

Springvale Township residents who are not already registered may register to vote online here or at the office of the Township Clerk, the Emmet County Clerk’s office, a Secretary of State branch office, or other designated state agency. Registration forms can be obtained at mi.gov/vote and mailed or emailed to the Township Clerk. Voters can also update their registration and access other election information at the Secretary of State’s website. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations should contact the clerk.

The last day to register in any manner other than in-person with the local clerk is Monday, October 19, 2020. After this date, you may register to vote in person with proof of residency (MCL 168.492) by contacting the Springvale Township Clerk at the following times:

    • Normal business hours: Make appointment with the clerk at (231) 347-0526 cell
    • Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 1 from noon to 3 p.m.
    • Election Day, Tuesday Nov. 3 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Property owners in Northern Michigan – please help save our Hemlocks! The Hemlock is an evergreen tree that blankets the northern Michigan landscape. The tree is under threat from the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, a small insect that feeds upon the stored energy reserves at the base of Hemlock needles. If the trees are not treated, the actions of this pest can kill a tree in 4-10 years. If you have Hemlocks on your property, please review further information about this issue and consider filling out the survey form.

• 2018 Fall-Winter Newsletter

• Township Hall Rental Agreement

The Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Application List is a list of individuals who have requested to be included in a mailing of applications to vote as an absent voter (rather than at the voting in the polls on Election Day). The application must be returned and approved prior to receiving a ballot. You are no longer required to give a reason for voting absentee. (Previously individuals were required to mark a reason for requesting an absent voter ballot, such as “60 or more years of age, disability/ illness, out-of-town”.) The List is available to all registered voters in Springvale Township.

If you are interested in being on the Permanent Absent Voter Ballot Application List and have not yet requested to be on this list, contact Pat McCune (Springvale Township Clerk) by email at [email protected], or phoning (231) 347-0526, or mailing written request to Springvale Township. Please include your request, your name/s, your phone number/s, and/or your email.

TOM WHIPP – Supervisor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 348-7087

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 347-0526

ELAINE WHIPP – Deputy Clerk
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 330-8023

DAWN DERUE – Treasurer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 347-5602
Office Hours: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

MARCIA HOCH – Deputy Treasurer
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 838-8337
Office Hours: Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 548-5344

Phone: (231) 347-4462

EMILY SELPH – Assessor
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 487-2456
Office Hours: Wednesday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

BECKY FETTIG – Ordinance Enforcement
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (231) 548-5344

Phone: (231) 487-0432

JIM SCOTT – Planning & Zoning
Phone: (231) 838-8248

BOB STARK – Fire Chief
Phone: (231) 881-2010

Phone: (231) 347-7607

Phone: (231) 758-3100

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