Your Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer
Treasurer Jim Townsend and Deputy Treasurer Beth Alt receive and manage the Township's funds, prepare and send out tax and sewer bills, and issue dog licenses from December 1 through March 1. Jim is a voting member of the Township Board, and is involved in developing the Township budget and policies, and managing the Township.
If you have questions about any of the topics on this page or how the Township's investments are held, call Jim Townsend at 616-784-1262.
Fund Balances as of 12/31/12
|Rusche/Comstock Park Drive Fund
|Trust & Agency
|| $ 84,545.58
Tax bills are issued twice a year. Summer tax bills are sent on July 1, and are due by September 14. Winter tax bills are sent on December 1, and are due by February 14. Taxes remaining unpaid are turned over to the Kent County Treasurer for collection on March 1.
Summer tax payment my be delayed until February 14 for 1) qualifying agricultural or horticultural property, or 2) for your residence if your household income the previous year is less than $40,000, and you are one of these: blind; an eligible service person or veteran; an eligible widow or widower; paraplegic or quadriplegic; a senior citizen age 62 or older; totally and permanently disabled.
Sewer bills are mailed quarterly, at the beginning of January, April, July and October. Single family residences are billed at the rate of 1 Residential Equivalency Unit (1 REU) which is currently $72 per quarter.
Businesses may be billed at multiples of that rate, based on estimated output.
Alpine Township is designated to accept passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Treasurer Jim Townsend is our passport agent, and offers passport services, including photographs, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, including evenings if necessary.
To assure his availability, call Jim to schedule an appointment at 784-1262.
For application forms, information on documents required, fees and other information, visit travel.state.gov.
Credit Card, Debit Card and e-check Payment
We can now accept credit card and debit card payments both at the counter or via the internet. The fee for an e-check is $3. The fee for debit and credit card payments is 3% for tax bills, and for all other bills, it is:
| $0 - $50
| $50 - $100
||round up to next hundred dollars X 3%
You may now pay your tax and sewer bills by auto-deduct from your bank or credit union account using E-Z Pay. There are several benefits to enrolling in E-Z Pay. Your payments will never be delayed or lost in the mail, eliminating late charges. Your bills will be paid while you're out of town, on vacation or gone for the winter season. You won't need to spend money on stamps, or a trip to the Township office (even though we always like to see you)! To enroll in E-Z Pay, complete and sign the authorization found here, and return it to:
Jim Townsend, Treasurer
5255 Alpine NW
Comstock Park, MI49321
Please note that payment will be pulled from your account approximately 10 business days before it is due.
Michigan law requires that all dogs four months of age or older be licensed. Licenses can be obtained at the Township office from December 1 through March 1. For other times of the year, call 632-7300.