Alpine Township offers the following services to its residents:
Reflective address markers are available through the Township Fire Department. The green markers with white numbers can be ordered with a steel post, or without if you are installing the sign on an existing mailbox post. The signs can be picked up or arrangements for installation by a Fire Department volunteer may be requested. The cost for the marker is $15 (with or without the post).
Boater and Hunter Safety Classes
Kent County Sheriff's Marine Division conducts these free classes seasonally.
Alpine contracts with the Inter-Urban Transportation System (ITP). Fixed route service originates from Grand Rapids, into Walker, and then serves areas of Alpine Avenue, Alpenhorn Drive (York Creek and Alpine Slopes Apartments), Lamoreaux Drive (southern edge of the Westgate sub-division) and then back on Alpine Avenue. For route times and maps, see ITP's Web site. In addition to fixed route bus service, any Alpine Township senior 65 and over or person with special needs residing within1/2 a mile of the bus routeÃ is eligible for GO!Bus services. GO! Bus provides door-to-door transportation services by appointment. A one-time application must be filed prior to making an appointment. A map of Alpine's route is available. In addition, any Alpine Township senior 65 or over,or person with special needs living more than a 1/2 mile from the bus route has transport available through the Hope Network.Alpine subsidizes those services with Community Development and General Fund money. Contact the Hope NetworkTransportation Department by calling 616.243.0876.
Alpine owns three cemeteries (see Township Properties for pictures and addresses). The fee for Alpine residents and their immediate family members is $225 per site; a non-resident's fee is $450. The Clerk is responsible for cemetery records, grave sales, rules and burial arrangements. Please contact the Clerk's Office for information. For weekend burials, please contact the Clerk at (616) 784-9667.
Leaf Pick Up
2018 Spring pickup has yet to be determined.
Platted areas of the Township, including Westgate, Brambleberry Estates, Wahlfield Plat, and areas south of Lamoreaux and east of Alpine are eligible. Bags and tags can be purchased from the Township Offices during normal business hours, Monday to Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM. They can also be purchased at the Alpine Branch Library when the Township offices are closed. The cost is $1 each or 11 bags/tags for $10.
The Neighborhood Watch can be helpful in preventing crime in our Township by dispatching alerts about possible safety concerns. See the Police Service page for information or visit the Alpine Township Neighborhhood Watch page at http:/safeneighbors.blogspot.com
Voter Registrations and Information
Prospective voters may register to vote at any local City or Township Office, Social Security Agency or the Secretary of State's Office. A form can be downloaded here and mailed in. Prospects may register before their birthday if they will be 18 years old by an election day. As a result of the new election consolidation laws, registered voters in Alpine Township will vote in the same precinct location every time they vote. Please check your voting location on your ID card.
Treasurer's Office handles dog licensing for Alpine Township.
Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed. Licenses can be obtained at the Township office all year long. For licensing information, click here.
Rooms are available to rent for Alpine Township residents