Metal flower containers should be removed from North Holland and New Groningen Cemeteries by October 15.  Please refer to the following excerpt from the Cemetery Ordinance:

Sec. 8-3. - Flowers, containers, and grave decorations.

(i)   Cleanup. The cemetery fall cleanup will begin after October 15; all metal flower containers shall be removed on or before that date. Flower containers not removed by the beginning of the fall cleanup will be stored in a designated storage area. Flower containers shall not be returned to the burial site until the completion of the spring cemetery cleanup.

(Ord. No. 541, § 1, 9-5-2013)



The Holland Charter Township Parks Department would like users of Dunton Park and especially the Dunton Park Boat Launch to be aware of high water levels. There are some sidewalks, boardwalks and a playground area that are underwater on occasion and can be unsafe and very slippery. Also, there has been large amounts of debris washing up on shore and in the boat launch area. Please use caution when using these areas. The boat launch is open and, as a reminder, a permit to launch is needed and can be purchased from the kiosk machine. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Parks Department at (616) 399-5496.

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All dogs within the Township must be registered. A dog license can be purchased for either one year or three years depending on the dog's rabies expiration year. Ottawa County will send out a renewal form prior to the month that the rabies expires. The new license must be purchased within the month that the rabies expires, otherwise it will be considered delinquent and an additional fee will apply. The Township Treasurer's office sells dog licenses on a year-round basis. State Statute requires that newly acquired dogs must be licensed within 30 days. Please call (616) 395-0042 with any questions.

Cost of Dog Licenses

Male/Female: $25.00
Spay/Neuter: $10.00
Puppy (4-6 months): $10.00

Male/Female: $70.00
Spay/Neuter: $25.00
Puppy (4-6 months): N/A

Male/Female: $15.00
Spay/Neuter: $15.00
Puppy: N/A