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!!! Effective August 10 all Nelson Township Board Meetings will begin at 5PM !!!

We are available by E-mail and also by phone (616-636-5332).
Please feel free to use the Drop Box also.
Supervisor Robyn Britton  
Clerk Laura Hoffman           
Treasurer Katy Austin         
Zoning Admin Jerry Gross  
Assessor Amanda Toomey
Admin Susan VanEnk          


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Planning Commission of the Township
of Nelson will hold a public hearing on October 20, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Nelson Township
Hall, 2 Maple Street, Sand Lake, Michigan, to consider a request by Steven Vlaming for a
special land use for a home occupation automotive repair machine shop at 15665 Myers Lake
Ave., Sand Lake, Michigan 49343, permanent parcel no. 41-03-16-400-028.

The application materials are on file in the Township office, at the above stated address,
and may be reviewed by interested persons during Township office hours. All interested persons
may attend the public hearing and comment on the proposed special land use request. Written
comments concerning the requested special land use may be submitted to the Township office, at
the above-stated address up to the time of and during the public hearing.
Dated: September 23, 2021 PLANNING COMMISSION OF THE

Nelson Township - Organized October 13, 1854
Nelson Township, named for lumber magnate Herbert W. Nelson, is located on the northern border of Kent County, Michigan, north and east of the City of Cedar Springs.   It is now primarily a rural residential and agricultural area with a population of 4,764 people as of the Census of 2010.  Its one community is the Village of Sand Lake where the township hall is located.

The White Pine Trail runs the entire length of the township following Northland Drive and the rail bed of the former Grand Rapids and Indiana Railroad line. Gordon Park, the first county park in Kent County, is located on Northland Drive just south of the Village of Sand Lake.

The Nelson Township/Village of Sand Lake Library is in their new facility located at 88 Eighth Street, on the corner of Lake Street and 8th.  The large red building was designed in the agrarian style by Andrus Architecture of Rockford and constructed by Beckering Advisors Inc. of Grand Rapids.  The dedication and grand opening was held Saturday, May 19, 2007. 

The facility was built, financed and will be maintained by Nelson Township.  The library collection, technology, staff and their support is provided and operated by Kent District Library. 


Nelson Township is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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