Welcome to Olive Township, a community of thriving agriculture, business and residential neighborhoods cultivated from generations of families in the heart of Ottawa County, Michigan.

Founded through the first election of officers on April 6, 1857, Olive Township selected its first Supervisor, Clerk and Treasurer through the vote of 57 attendees. Today, Olive Township has approximately 2,700 registered voters and the ninth Supervisor of record since its founding. Originally named Eastman Township and extending all the way to Lake Michigan as the western border, Olive Township split in 1915, creating current day Port Sheldon Township.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar 9

    March Board of Review

    Assessments Notices have been mailed with information about your 2018 assessed and taxable values. The March Board of Review is the one time each year when taxpayers may contest their assessment. You must make an appointment to appear before the Board of Review. Please call the township office at 616-786-9996 to schedule your appointment. The […]

  • Mar 10

    March Presidential Primary Election

    Polls will be open for voting in the Presidential Primary Election from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Precincts 1 and 2 vote at the Olive Township Hall, 6480 136th Avenue, Holland. The last day to register to vote in this election online, at the County Clerk’s office, or at a Secretary of State branch office […]

  • Mar 17

    Planning Commission Meeting

    Read the agenda for the current meeting here.

  • Mar 19

    Board of Trustees Meeting

    Read the agenda for the current meeting here.

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New to voting? Confused by all the information? Here are four short videos that will walk you through the registration, absent voting, and voting-in-person processes in Michigan. Geared toward younger voters, but the info applies to all ages (18+). Feel free to share this post or watch the videos together at the dinner table.

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Read the minutes of the February Board of Trustees Meeting here:

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This year is the first year that Olive Township farmers can apply for consideration to Ottawa County's Purchase of Development Rights Farmland Preservation Program. Attend an informational meeting to learn more, or visit the link below. Meetings will be held at the county building on Monday, 3/16 from 6-7pm and Tuesday, 3/17 from 9-10am.

www.miottawa.org/farmlandIt’s not always a given that a farmer’s children or other relatives will continue farming their land after they’re gone. According to the 2017 USDA Agriculture Census, roughly 30% of the nearly 2,000 Ottawa County producers are of retirement age, and less than 10% are under 35. These numbers are concerning, but Ottawa County’s Purchase of Development Rights program is here to help. Landowners who may not have an heir to take over can still ensure that their land will be farmed in the future by applying to protect their eligible agriculturally zoned property from development now through April 30.
For more information, join farmland preservation staff at two informational meetings set for 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Monday, March 16, and 9 a.m-10 a.m. Tuesday, March 17, at the Ottawa County Fillmore Street Complex, 12220 Fillmore Street, West Olive. To RSVP for the sessions, learn more about the PDR program, or complete a Pre-Application, visit miOttawa.org/farmland, or call us directly at 616-738-4852.
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Read the minutes of the February 13 Fire Board meeting here: www.olivetownship.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Compiled-2020-FB.pdf ... See MoreSee Less

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