News & Views

In our wish to extend to all of our residents a safe and happy year, please, when out-and-about, be aware of your surroundings and avoid any unsafe situations.
Dalton Township: 231-766-3043    Silent Observer: 231-72-CRIME    Muskegon Co. Sheriff: 231-722-6236

Have you seen the updates at Beegle Sports Park?  Click here to view pictures.


Dalton Township has created a survey for residents to submit information regarding their property and the presence/effects of Gypsy Moths.  This information will help Dalton Township determine the severity of the infestation, areas of concern, and so on.

Please click this link to complete the survey regarding your own property: Gypsy Moth Property Survey


Dalton Township Hall is Closed to the Public - Available for appointments only.
COVID-19 Preparedness Measures effective 6/10/2020
 - business is encouraged to continue via mail, email, and/or dropbox. The Fire Station will continue emergency services. The Transfer Station will operate on the regular schedule.  Please click here to view the full notice.
Coronavirus Preparedness Fact Sheet
Stop The Spread of Germs, Notice from the CDC

See below for non-COVID-19 related news.

2021 Updates

Ask Jeff Anything:  There are always a lot of things happening. To allow for a more open and general discussion I at first held separate working sessions with the board. That resulted in a lot of meetings, which not everyone liked. I condensed the format into a single meeting incorporating decision and discussion items. That blurred the lines for some people on how open things were for conversational comment while in a meeting where business items were being decided on. This experimental meeting will be with just me. The purpose is that anyone can come and ask me anything. I reserve the right to respond or not respond to my heart's content, but I am open to any questions.   Q&A Gathering will be held August 16th, 2021 - 6pm at Dalton Township Hall (1616 E. Riley Thompson Rd.  Muskegon, MI  49445)

Job Openings:  Please view the "Job Positions" page for information regarding the Administrative Assistant position now open.

Sports n' Shorts: July 5 through August 5th (5 weeks), Monday through Thursday 9am-12pm.  Ages 5-12.  Lunch will be offered to registered participants and all children ages 17 and under.  Additional information on flyer, click here.  Program space is limited, children must be pre-registered to attend.

Free Dump Passes are now available!  The Township Board has changed the free pass from $5 to spend to "one free load up to $25."  The card must be surrendered at time of use and will cover no more than twenty-five dollars.  Residents can pickup their card during regular business hours at the Township Hall.  Residential property only.  Excludes commercial, industrial, bank owned, and vacant parcels.  Limit on dump card per resident (residents with multiple properties will be issued only one card).  Remitter's name must match property owner's name.  Replacements will NOT be issued for lost cards.  Unused passes will expire 3/31/2022.

Muskegon County currently has multiple Free Tire Collection Dates scheduled for 2021.  Click here to view their website and current event info. (image on bottom of their page rotates through upcoming event flyers)


2020 Updates

Dalton Township Fire Department is a location, through Muskegon County Public Health, wherein anyone 6 months or older can get a FREE Flu Vaccine on Monday, November 30th, 2020 from 10am to 12pm.  Please see the attached flyer for additional details.  Registration form can be found here.

Election Recount Questions and Clarification -

On election night, August 4, 2020, there were more AV (absentee ballots) than could be contained by the provided pre-certified red and blue bag. A retention bag was provided for the remaining ballots, it was inspected and sealed with the State provided seals. All sealed ballot bags were locked in the Township Hall’s vault, as is policy, until being provided for the recount on August 27, 2020.
The County Board of Canvassers declared the retention bag as not certifiable, therefore it could not be opened nor the ballots recounted. The ballot results stand per Election Day - no recount will occur of those two specific AV precincts.
The Township immediately purchased additional certifiable ballot bags to accommodate increased AV voting and prevent this issue in the future.

These are the facts.


Lori Hayes
Dalton Township Clerk

Damage from Severe Storms and Flooding on May 18, 2020? the Small Business Administration is offering low-interest Federal Loans for disaster-related damages to Homeowners, Renters, and businesses.  Click here to view the flyer.

Lake Weed and Algae treatment dates have been posted, along with planned survey dates. Please see the individual lake's page for more information.

The Zoning Department's Annual Report can be found on the Zoning Department Page.

Updated letter RE: Flooding from the County Drain Commissioner.

Ribe Drain Work Letter to Residents from County Drain Commissioner.

Fall/Winter 2019 Updates

REAL ID Deadline: October 1, 2020: The Federal Government will begin fully enforcing the post-9/11 REAL ID Act.  Standard state-issued Driver's Licenses and identification cards will no longer be accepted to board domestic flights within the U.S. or when entering certain federal facilities, such as military bases or nuclear power plants.  Click here for more information including how to get REAL ID compliant or verify if you already are-will be redirected to the state website.

FEMA - Flooding Assistance - click here for more information; You can now purchase flood insurance for properties in Dalton Township!

Water Quality Reports are posted on their appropriate Lakes pages.

Senior Millage Services: NOW INCLUDES SNOW PLOWING.  Here is information: "Living Word Church in Muskegon was awarded millage funding by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners for snow removal for qualifying older adults in Muskegon County. To find out more about qualifications, call 231-288-5595."

Senior Millage: Visit the website for more information including millage funded events/activities:

Spring/Summer 2019 Updates

2019 Recycling Passes are available for purchase starting March 30th, 2019 at the Transfer Station or Dalton Township Hall during regular business hours.  Recycling passes are required to use the recycling bins AND to dispose of brush.  Please note the cost has increased to $30.00 due to the increasing costs on the Township to continue offering the service.  Passes will expire March 31, 2020.  If you have questions/concerns regarding the pass or new pricing, please contact Supervisor Tony Barnes at (231) 332-6700.

2019 Transfer Station/Dump Cards: Dalton Township is again offering residents $5.00 to spend at the Transfer Station.  Cards can be picked up starting April 1, 2019 and will expire March 31, 2020.  Replacements will NOT be issued for lost cards.  Driver's License must match property owner's name to be issued card.  *Residential property only. Excludes commercial, industrial, bank owned, and vacant properties.  One card per resident (residents with multiple properties will be issued only one card); one card per property (eligible properties with multiple owners will be issued only one card).

Transfer Station Pricing is available on our website, here, AND is posted at the Transfer Station.

Dalton Branch Library is celebrating 60 years!  A celebration will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm.

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Winter 2017 Updates

~Snowmobile Regulations: Click here to view the County Road Commission letter regarding snowmobile regulations.

August 2017 Updates

Election Results: The Dalton Township Fire Equipment Millage Request passed!  Tax payers will see the new millage on the Winter Tax Bill for 10 years, starting 2017.

June 2017 Updates

The Michigan Public Service Commission allows residents to file a video/cable television complaint.  Information can be found at,4639,7-159-16368_16415---,00.html.   Complaints can be filed online, by telephone (800-292-9555), fax (517-284-8200), or mail:
Michigan Public Service Commission
Attn:  Video Franchise
P.O. Box 30221
Lansing, MI  48909
The MPSC does not have authority regarding satellite television complaints or internet services.  For these types of complaints, please contact the Federal Trade Commission (877-382-4357),, or the Michigan Attorney General's Office (877-765-8388).

Spring News -last updated 3/15/17

Ribe Drain There are 20 days to comment on the notice or request a public hearing.
The DEQ allows until the end of the public notice posting: 4/03/2017
Ribe Drain Notice (click here)     Leave comments or request hearing - Direct Link

County:  Muskegon                                                    Public Notice Date: 3/14/17
Application Number:  2P6-13W2-FNMX               Applicant: Brenda Moore
Site Name: 61-Riley Thompson Rd & Beattie Rd-Twin Lake
Regulatory Authority under NREPA:  Part 301, Inland Lakes and Streams, Part 303, Wetlands Protection of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451, as amended (NREPA)
The applicant proposes:  Drain Clean Out
If you have any questions, please refer them to Nancy Cuncannan at 616-690-1229.