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I would like to thank all of the volunteers that contributed their time to help with the Joint Tire Recycling for Rives/Tompkins Townships from June 4 – July 16. We cleaned up our townships collecting a total of 4,000 tires. Our townships would like to applaud our residents for their hard work in achieving this goal. The tires were picked up by Huffman Rubber of Homer, MI, where they will be shredded and recycled into various products.

Volunteers giving of their time were: Abby Surbrook, Steve Bedell, George McCord, Chase Oxbrough, Jason Kramer, Tim Ewald, Marty Barnes, Austin Oxbrough, Devin Swift, Janine and Dick Baldwin, Rhonda Hunter, Bryon Deraedt, Dom Giglio, Stu Smith, Patric Raymond and John Tuttle.

Thank you again for your dedication to our townships.  Judi McCord

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.


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


Township Positions Available!


Please contact
Fire Chief, John Sterrett
Cell: (517) 812-1416
Phone: (517) 782-3469

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