The Township Clerk administers elections, oversees three cemeteries, processes accounts payable, payroll, and manages records for the Township in addition to other duties.
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See if You are Registered to Vote:
Click on: www.michigan.gov/vote
You will find information about registering to vote, voting equipment, pollng place locations, and more.
Registering to Vote:
To register to vote, you must be:
Stop by the Township office to register to vote or complete the form on the Secretary of State website. If you need a new voter ID card, call the Clerk at 784-1262
Voting Locations and Equipment:
Alpine Township has six voting precincts (View Precinct Map). The locations for each of the precincts are listed below. The Township uses the State issued M-100 tabulators and Automark Voter Assist terminals. If you have any questions, please contact the Clerk, Jean Wahlfield, at (616) 784-1262.
Alpine Community Building
2015 7 Mile Road NW
Zion Lutheran Church
585 Lamoreaux Drive NW
Alpine Township Offices
5255 Alpine Avenue NW
Hills Middle School
3950 Hendershot NW
Fire Station #3
610 9 Mile Road NW
Alpine Fire Station #1
841 Alpine Church Road NW
MOVE ACT - The federal Military and Overseas Votor Empowerment Act was signed into law by the president in October 2009.
Voters Covered Under theLaw - Michigan voters coverd under the MOVE Act include:
1) A member of a uniformed service on active duty who is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside the United States or outside the United States).
2) A member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of service in the Merchant Marine, is absent from his or her city of township of residence. (Voter can be inside the United States or outside the United States).
3) A spouse or dependent of a member of a uniformed service or a member of the Merchant Marine who, by reason of the active duty or service of the member, is absent from his or her city or township of residence. (Voter can be inside the United States or outside the United States).
4) A civilian voter who is outside the United States and is eligible to vote in Michigan.
More information and the application can be found on the michigan.gov/vote website. Look on the left side of the screen for "Military & Overseas Voters" and follow the instructions.
Alpine Township owns and maintains three cemeteries. The fee for Alpine residents and their immediate family members is $150 per grave; a non-resident's fee is $300. The Clerk is responsible for cemetery records, grave sales, rules and burial arrangements. Contact the Clerk for information. For emergency weekend burial arrangements, please contact the Clerk at (616) 784-9667 or (616) 485-7907.
Cemetery (2400 7 Mile Road NW)
Alpine Center Cemetery (also known as Alpine Town Hall Cemetery or Old Alpine Cemetery) is located on 7 Mile Road just west of Walker Avenue, next to the Alpine Township Historical Museum, the former Township Hall. Edward Wheeler provided the land for the cemetery in 1854.
Englishville Cemetery (7728 Vinton Avenue NW)
Cemetery is located on Vinton Avenue just north of 9 Mile Road. This Alpine Township cemetery was owned by a cemetery association group until 1999. The property was a private burial ground until the Alpine Burial Society No. 1 was formed in 1857.
Cemetery (6200 Vinton Avenue NW)
Pine Grove Cemetery (formerly Alpine Cemetery) is located on Vinton Avenue just north of 7 Mile Road. It was established in 1837 when Alpine Village was founded. In 1850, John Colton conveyed the cemetery to the newly formed Alpine Township. The size of the cemetery increased in 1894, in 1921, in 1961, and in 1970. The earliest graves are dated 1842. An October 1940 fire destroyed all of the records for this cemetery up to that point.
Grave and burial fees are reviewed and updated annually. The current 2008 Cemetery Fee Schedule became effective on April 1, 2008. Please contact the Clerk, Jean Wahlfield, at (616) 784-1262 for additional information. For emergency weekend burial arrangements, please contact the Clerk, Jean Wahlfield, at (616) 784-9667.