There are a few chairs 6 feet apart at the township hall if you are unable to access via video.

To comply with the Open Meetings Act find each meeting Agenda and details to join a meeting by phone and or video access Via Zoom App on smart phones or from your computer (be sure you have audio and camera capabilities.   

Due to the Pause to Save Lives the meeting will be held by Zoom preferably, through January 15, 2021.  If you are unable to attend via Zoom the township hall will be open for social distancing use. 

Download Zoom today. Any questions? click here.

The Montcalm County Commissioners have issued a Local State of Emergency for the Montcalm County Local Emergency Order Click here.

If you are unable to read or access
any portion of this site,
please contact the Clerk for basic information and documents. or 
Tuesday - Thursday 9 am - 2 pm
  • Pierson Township Community & Economic Growth Committee in partnership with Tri County Area Schools and our caring residents were able to help create a wonderful holiday for 39 area children with the Giving Tree. Thank you to all who helped!
  • Community & Economic Growth Committee has 2 openings.  Apply by February 1st for consideration. Candidate should be able to attend meetings. Do you wish to create community? Inquire about this volunteer opportunity.  For application call 616-636-8570 or Email
  • Parks & Recreation Plan is available for viewing at the Township or on the Parks & Recreation page.  Public Hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm with a Special Township Policy Workshop. 
  • Access Property Taxes online.
  • Tax payments, may be dropped in the drop box at the front of the township building.  They are also accepted at Independent Bank.  You must bring the tax bill.
  • Township Board Meetings: 2021 Meetings will be the third Tuesday, with exception of November & December 2021.  Calendar has been updated. All meetings are open to the public.
  • The Master Plan has been adopted and getting ready to print. Contact the clerk if you have questions. 616-636-8570 during business hours. 
  • The Zoning Board of Appeals is having a Workshop for New Members on October 8 at 6 pm.  Join on Zoom or in person. 
  • Planning Commission - Meetings for 2021 will be January 14, April 15, July 15 and October 14 at 7 pm.
  • Parks & Recreation Committee 2021 Meetings are Thursdays at 4:30 pm: April 8, May 13, June 19, July 8, August 12, and September 9. Want more information? Join us.
  • Community & Economic Growth Committee. Meetings are Thursdays at 3 pm pm:  February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14. Additional meetings may be scheduled if needed for events. Want more information? Join us.
  • Road Committee meetings will be Wednesdays: January 13, April 14, July 14, and October 13. Road meetings are at 7 pm. 
  • Meeting minutes are available for review at the Township hall, and posted once approved at the following meeting. If you are unable to view, please email the clerk or come visit the Clerks office during business hours.
  • Pierson Township Hall is available for rental. Please contact the Clerk office for availability. $75 Rental fee for residents; $100 Rental fee for Non-Residents and $50 deposit (returned after inspection).* Hall rentals are currently on hold due to COVID restrictions.
  • FOIA - Freedom of Information Act
FOIA Procedures & Guidelines
FOIA Fees 2019 
FOIA Request Form
  • Election Information: Please contact the Clerk if you wish to be placed on the permanent Absentee Voter List.  Available to all voters due to 18-3. Once on the list an application will be mailed to voter. Once request is completed and returned to the Township, a ballot will be mailed in secretive brown envelope with instructions on how to complete and return (return envelope included). Click here to get your application for an Absentee Ballot.
  • Voting in person is allowed. 
Contact information
Elected Officials​
Supervisor: Dan Buyze
Available Tuesdays, 9am - 2pm and by appointment 616-366-1615
Clerk: Sara Burkholder
Available Tuesday - Thursdays
9am - 2pm and by appointment
Notary Services 616-560-7927
Treasurer: Kathy Hryns
Available Tuesdays, 9am - 2pm
Township Hall Hours: 
Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am - 2 pm
Deputy Supervisor:  Lance Gates
will be assisting the Supervisor, Zoning Administrator and Assessor. Hours may be varied. 
Email will be up shortly:
Deputy Clerk: Ginny Pennington
Deputy Treasurer: Olivia Geerlig
Assessor: Carl Schuitema
Available: Tuesdays 9am-2pm 
and by appointment
Zoning Administrator:
Orvin Moore
NEW * Hours
Tuesdays 9-4:30
at the Township Hall
Or by appointment (call or text),
Please leave message with name, phone number and request for pm call back.
Cemetery Administrator:
Connie Brown
Available by appointment only.
Trustee Jason Bergman
Trustee Bill Grice

Updates to the LWL Sewer Dispute are shown on the LWL/BWL Updates Page.


If you are unable to read or access this page, please contact the clerk.