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


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.


CPR Training Course

Hosted by Rives-Tompkins Fire and Rescue Department

Sunday, May 4th, 2014

1 pm to 4 pm

At Jackson Flexible Products Inc

7765 Clinton Rd., Jackson, MI 49201

$25  Please contact Assistant Chief Mike Hunter


Please reserve your spot, space is limited!


May 6, 2014 Election 

The clerk will be in the office Monday, April 7, 2014 for the final day to register Leslie School District voters living in Rives Township for the May 6, 2014 Election.

On the ballot is the Leslie Public School Millage Proposal, Building and Site Sinking Fund Tax Levy.  For details of the proposal call Rives Township Clerk Stacy Stoner at 517-569-3100. 


Spring Has Sprung

Spring is slowly blooming in Rives Township.  The end of winter means the start of construction season! 

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


 We Want Your Opinion!

The Rives Township Board values the input of its residents!  

  • Do you have ideas for township improvement?
  • What are your township likes, dislikes, suggestions?
  • Would you be willing to help in a small (or big) way to reach our goals?

Rives Township 2014 Resident Survey

Please complete our survey, you may remain anonymous or not.  Please mail, email, or drop off your survey in person, or use the drop box.  Completed surveys should be submitted by April 30, 2014.

Please let your voice be heard!


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!

I am pleased to announce that Rives Township now has offices located at 348 E. Main Street, Rives Junction, MI 49277. These are located at the former Independent Bank Building in Rives Junction. These offices will be ready for regular office hours very soon.

Please contact me with your comments.

Jerry Adams
Your Township Supervisor

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