Welcome to Rives Township Michigan
Welcome to Rives Township Michigan
Originally nicknamed the Cornerstone Township, Rives Township has grown to be a great place to live, work and visit.
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.
Primary Election August 5,2014
The Primary Election will be held August 5, with voting taking place at the Rives Baptist Church, 2800 W. Berry Rd.
The Results Are In!
Tire Collection Days
A large number of residents took advantage of the special no cost tire drop off days! Total number of tires collected- 1986!
Rives-Tompkins Fire Department Accepting Bids
The Rives-Tompkins Fire Department is now accepting bids for the purchase of a 1996 Chevy, 3/4 ton, 4 wheel drive retired grass truck. Sealed bids can be submitted to: Attn: John Sterrett, 7975 Woodard Rd., Rives Junction, MI 49277.
Please note on lower left corner of envelope “Sealed Bid”. No equipment is included with the truck. Bids will be opened at the Fire Committee Meeting on July 29, 2014, at the Rives Township Office, 348 Main St., Rives Junction at 7:00 pm.
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.
Currently, 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!
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
Hello Rives Township!
Rives-Tompkins Fire Department has a 1996 Chevy, 3/4 ton, 4 wheel drive retired grass truck available for purchase. Please see Township home page for bidding details.
Summer is finally here! I hope you are enjoying our warm weather. As always, please contact me with your Township comments and concerns.
Your Township Supervisor