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Voting Information

2024 Voting Information - CLICK HERE
  • MAY 7 ELECTION: Tallmadge residents within the Kenowa Hills School District will be able to vote on a bond proposal. ALL VOTERS from each precinct will VOTE AT Tallmadge Charter Township Hall, located at O-1451 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534.
Precinct information: Voters will vote at these locations for the AUGUST 2024 & NOVEMBER 2024 ELECTIONS
  • *Precinct 1 – Tallmadge Charter Township Hall @ O-1451 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534
  • *Precinct 2 - Living Waters Wesleyan Church@ O-1428 Leonard Street NW, Grand Rapids MI 49534
  • *Precinct 3 - Lamont Community Church @ 14000 48th Avenue, Coopersville, MI 49404
  • Voting Precinct Map 2022

Board Meetings

Township Board

  • The next regularly scheduled monthly Township Board Meeting is Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00pm
  • Click to review the Budget Recommendation 2024-2025 PPTX as presented to and approved by the board on 3/12/24.

Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA)

Planning Commission (PC) Meeting

  • The next scheduled PC meeting is Tuesday, April 23rd at 6:00pm.

Free Trash Disposal Day!

The township is happy to host its annual trash service day on Saturday, April 20th from 7:00am - 11:00am.  This event is open to all Tallmadge residents (ID is required) to bring trash to the rollaway dumpsters stationed at the township parking lot, located at O-1451 Leonard Street NW.  Residents will need to unload their own trash into the Rolloff containers. Items NOT accepted:
  • No Contractor debris
  • No Yard Waste
  • No Tires
  • No Batteries
  • No Cans still containing paint/stain.
Large Appliances will be accepted for a small fee. $10 per non-freon items (such as washer/dryer). $30 per freon appliance (such as refrigerator).    

Park News

  • Park Gate Update:
    • The gate will be open from 7:00am - 10:00pm, weather permitting, to allow vehicle and pedestrian access to the park.  If the park gates are closed, pedestrian access is still available using the pedestrian entrance, which is located on the east side of the township building, where parking spaces are located.  The township does not maintain the park during the winter/snowy months, and encourage residents to use caution.
  • In an effort to guide the development of recreational opportunities in Tallmadge Charter Township, this Tallmadge Charter Township Community Recreation Plan was created. The Recreation Plan is a guide for the future development of recreational opportunities for the residents, businesses, and visitors of Tallmadge Charter Township. In an effort to ensure that continued success in serving the community and the appropriate expansion of recreational facilities within Tallmadge Charter Township, this Recreation Plan will establish the community planning and financial framework to make those expansions possible. This Recreation Plan is designed to meet the needs of the community over the next five years and was created by doing an internal assessment, community engagement, collection of data and resources and coming up with implementation goals necessary to plan the future recreational needs of the community. Please follow the link below to access the plan.
  • REMINDER: Pet owners are expected to leash, curb and pick-up waste of pets while in the park.
  • Tennis, pickleball courts are available on a first come, first served basis. Nets are removed during the winter months.
  • The park pavilion is available for use, please remember to discard your trash into the dumpsters located between the pavilion and tennis courts.  The pavilion is only available on a first come, first served basis, as we do not take reservations for this space.

Zoning Ordinance Complaint Form

NEW OPTION!  Follow the link below to begin the process of filing an ordinance complaint with the Township Zoning Administrator.  This form will take you thru the steps to electronically report a zoning concern you may have.  The Township office staff is also available if you have any questions.

PFAS Update

Tallmadge Township has been working with the Ottawa County Health Department to gather information regarding elevated PFAS levels near the intersection of 8th Ave & Lake Michigan Dr.  Follow the links below for information about PFAS, testing options and locations.  Upon completion of this investigation, the Ottawa County Health Department sent the RESULTS letter to residents within 800 ft of this location. Please see the link below for more information on their findings.

County Updates:

Grand Valley Metro

The Grand Valley Metropolitan Council, as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Kent and eastern Ottawa Counties, is responsible for the development of a multi-modal long-range Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP). Please follow this link for more information on its planning updates: LINK TO GV METRO

Ottawa County Road Commission (OCRC)

Please follow the pdf link to review information regarding Tallmadge Township, OCRC and road projects. If you have further questions, please forward all questions to the OCRC at (616) 842-5400. OCRC Road Millage Tallmadge Checkbook

Ottawa County Broadband

Follow this LINK to read more about the partnership between Ottawa County and 123NET for broadband service for county residents.

Audit Results

We are pleased to announce that March 31, 2022, year-end audit of the Tallmadge Charter Township finances and cash positions have been completed.  The audit showed all accounting within the township government was within the principles accepted in the United States of America.  If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us here at the township offices. TCT Audit 3-31-22

Now taking applications for Firefighters. Click here for more info...


Township Hall Rental

  • The Hall is available for all occasions for a fee of $100 for Tallmadge residents. The seating capacity of the hall is 80-100 and a full kitchen is available. Call the Clerk for more information.
  • Park Pavilion will be available on a first-come, first use basis this summer, we will not be taking reservations for the Outdoor Pavilion.

Tallmadge Charter Township Online Tax and Assessing Information Tallmadge Township Performance Dashboard
Tallmadge Historical Collection - Tallmadge Township historical records and documents are available for viewing and to help aid in research at the Tallmadge Township Hall. Information that has been gathered, catalogued and preserved over the years is incredible. Click here to read more...

NOTICE OF POSTING OF THE CURRENT PROPOSED TEXT AMENDMENT ORDINANCE(S)

PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Ordinance has been posted in the office of the Tallmadge Charter Township Clerk, Tallmadge Charter Township, 0-1451 Leonard Road, N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan (telephone: 616-677-1248), and on the Township website at www.tallmadge.com

Township Officials


  • Mark Bennett - Supervisor
  • Lenore D. Cook - Clerk
  • Valdyne R. Schwallier - Treasurer
  • Clifford Bronkema - Trustee
  • Michael Eppink - Trustee
  • Joel Terpstra - Trustee
  • John Bronkema - Trustee
  • Tyler Tacoma - Assessor
  • Greg Ransford - Planner

Township Police Officer Deputy Tim Lewkowski

Monthly Meeting Schedule

Township Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm.

2024 Meeting Schedule:
  • January 19, February 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug 13, Sept 10, Oct 8, Nov 12, Dec 10

Planning Commission Meetings are held the 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm.

2024 Meeting Schedule:
  • Jan 23, March 26, April 23, May 28, June 25, July 23, Aug 27, Sept 24, Oct 22, Nov 26

The Zoning Board of Appeals meets as needed on the 1st Tuesday of every month at 7:00pm.

2024 Meeting Schedule:
  • Feb 6, Mar 5, Apr 2, May 5*, June 7, Aug 6*, Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5*, Dec 3 -- ZBA will meet on these dates AS NEEDED. *Election dates.