Welcome to Rives Township Michigan

Originally nicknamed the Cornerstone Township, Rives Township has grown to be a great place to live, work and visit.

Community Happenings

The Rives Tompkins Fire Department Thank You Quilt Drawing

The Rives Tompkins Fire Department is collecting $10 donations for the purchasing of new equipment.  Each $10 donation will earn an entry ticket to win a queen sized quilt featuring antique fire trucks.  The drawing will be held on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at the Tompkins Freedom Festival Fire Department booth.  You do not need to be present to win but it is strongly encouraged, as to support the community.

Please contact Assistant Chief Mike Hunter at 517-745-1328, or a Rives Tompkins Fire Department member if interested.  Thank you.


November 4, 2014 General Election

The last day to register to vote for the upcoming election is October 6, 2014.


Fire Truck Bids Final

The highest bid for the firetruck came in at $6200.  Thank you to all that expressed interest.


Tax Time

Tax Bills may be paid at the Township office Monday through Thursday 9:00am-3:00pm.  You may also use the drive-thru window during these hours.  A drop slot is located on the east side of the building for any payments during other hours.  Present entire bill for a stamped “paid”  receipt. For after hour drop offs, please include your phone number on your check or tax bill in case there are any questions.

Also, you may pay your tax bill at the Pleasant Lake Branch of Independent Bank during regular banking hours.  You must present bill at time of payment.


Preserve a Memory and Enhance Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans Memorial Park is located on Mainstreet, Rives Junction.  The memorial pays tribute to veterans who lived in Rives Township at the time of their service to our country.

DSC_0529Currently, Rives Concerned Citizens, (R.C.C.), a local service group, is working toward enhancing our beautiful memorial.  The proposed improvements include a stunning brick walkway, LED lighting, benches and landscaping.

Preserve a memory, purchase your own personalized brick that will be added to the memorial.  People from around the county will see your names, business and your personalized messages.

Available brick sizes:  4×8 $60.00  includes 3 lines 14 characters per line

8×8 $100.00 includes 6 lines 14 characters per line

Sample bricks and order forms are available at:  Avery Oil and Propane, Rives Quality Meats, Independent Bank (Henrietta Office), and A&M Service.  Order forms also include a rendering of the proposed improvements.

Questions can be directed to:

Marty Barnes  569-2631

Tom Babcock  569-3353

Stacy Stoner    569-2288

Duane Messner  569-2216

Cliff Herl  569-3202

R.C.C. is a not for profit group interested in projects that benefit and improve Rives Township.  All money raised is to be used only for enhancement of the memorial.


Summer Highway Construction

Please be aware that MDOT will be reconstructing 4 miles of US-127 between Parnall Road and Henry Road.  Please drive safe!

MDOT-US-127 reconstruction


Attention Disabled Veterans

On November 12, 2013 Governor Snyder signed into law PA 161 which exempts veterans that were honorably discharged from military service from property taxes on their primary residence when they have met the qualification requirements which are identified below:

  • Has been determined by the US Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs to be permanently and totally disabled as a result of military service and entitled to veterans’ benefits at the 100% rate.
  • Has a certificate from the US Veterans’ Administration, or its successors, certifying that he or she is receiving or has received pecuniary assistance due to disability for specially adapted housing.
  • Has been rated by the US Dept. of Veterans’ Affairs as individually unemployable.

Veterans must file an affidavit yearly, with a copy of the letter from VA stating their percentage rate of disability.  You may access a copy of the affidavit by clicking on the “Assessor” tab, then click DAV Affidavit







Supervisor’s Corner

jerryHello Rives Township!

Summer is in full swing. I hope you are enjoying our warm weather. Stay safe and enjoy this time with friends and family. As always, please contact me with your Township comments and concerns.

Jerry Adams
Your Township Supervisor

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