Welcome to Salem Township

Bulletin Board

Salem Townships Planning Commission has an opening for a Planning Commission member. The Planning Commission meets monthly to serve as a primary body responsible for approval of Site Plans. Commissioners are responsible to ensure that new development fits the community’s vision for a given site, with help from professional staff or consultants. Planning Commissions also have responsibility for Special Use approvals. If you have an interest in servicing the Township in this way, please send your name, address, phone number along with a written document describing your interest in the position to the Township Office, Attn: Jim Pitsch.

Project Hope Christmas

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our “Project Hope Family Christmas – we had a great turn out from our Community”

ARPA Funding

Want to be a Firefighter?

Salem Township Parks and Recreation Plan Adopted 2022-2026


Pickup is the 4th Wednesday of each month. It is recommended that the carts be set out the night before as pickup times can vary month to month. In the event of a major holiday falling on the week of our recycle pickup, the pickup will be Thursday instead.

Private drives and seasonal roads (unpaved) will not get pick up in front of their house. You will need to put recycle bin at your nearest crossroad.

A 96 gallon recycle cart is available free of charge from Republic Services.

How to lease a cart: Contact Kathy VanderKolk at Salem Township at 616-896-9857 or at secretary@salemtownship.org


Support the Salem Township Fire Department by purchasing a safety sign for your home. These highly reflective, visible signs help 911 personnel find your home quickly in the event of an emergency. Click on this link to access the Order Form along with instructions to order your sign.

Order Form


Membership in the Wayland Ambulance Vital Care Program means that when you have injury or illness that requires medical transport, you will receive the highest quality care without the worry of how to pay the bill. Through the Vital Care Program, you have the opportunity to make an investment in the Wayland Area Emergency Medical Service and at the same time receive protection from unexpected ambulance costs. Please click on the link for more information and the membership contract.

Township Information

3003 142nd Ave.
P.O. Box 49
Burnips, MI 49314

Phone: (616)896-9857
Fax: (616)896-7247

Office Hours
We are open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from
9AM - 12PM and 1PM - 4PM.

The Assessor will be in on Thursday 2PM - 5PM

Township Officials

Supervisor: Jim Pitsch
Clerk: Betty Brower
Treasurer: Ashley Brower
Assessor: Heather Mitchell
Trustee: Dan Striegle
Trustee: Don Sebright
Fire Chief: Dan Kipen