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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Post your winter pictures here. These are from West Ottawa Golf Club. Two thumbs up if you catch both SNOW and evidence of SUN in the photo!Snow angels out warming up the greens ... See MoreSee Less

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The public is welcome to attend Board of Trustees meetings. The February meeting will be held this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. Click the link below to read the proposed agenda:
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Today is the last day to pay your winter property taxes without penalty, and the township office is open until 5. This infographic from Ottawa County helps you know where the money goes...We hate to be the bearer of bad news but remember that property taxes are due on February 14. On a positive note--Did you know that Ottawa County has the fifth lowest tax rate among Michigan's 83 counties? Just 13 cents of each property tax dollar you pay funds Ottawa County government operations, like the sheriff's office, health services, parks and more. We're proud of the fiscally responsible leaders of the past and of those guiding us in the right direction today-- so that more of your hard earned money stays in your hands. ... See MoreSee Less

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Here is the order the OCRC plows roads in. Never fear, they will eventually get to us all!We have a fleet of just over 60 trucks throughout the county during winter maintenance operations, which run out of our four garage locations: Coopersvile, Grand Haven, Hudsonville and North Holland.

These trucks help us maintain 1,705 miles of county roads, as well as more than 500 lane miles of the state highway system, during the winter snow removal period.

The plowing priorities for our road crew is as follows:

1 – State Trunklines
2 – Multi-lane Primary Roads
3 – Primary Roads
4 – Local Paved Roads
5 – Subdivision Streets
6 – Local Gravel Roads
7 – Dead End Streets and Cul-de-sacs

As always, we appreciate your patience as we work to clean out this network of roads.
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