Cannon Township, Michigan

Cannon Township is a great place to live, work and do business.

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Cannon Township


Kent County, Michigan


Welcome to Cannon Township
By Steve Grimm, Supervisor

 
 
Cannon Township is one of Michigan's most scenic and enjoyable places to live and visit. We are located just twenty minutes northeast of Grand Rapids, Michigan's second largest city, yet offer a premier rural setting blessed with parks, trails, woodlands, hills, streams and lakes; characteristics we protect through zoning and land use . We also boast a variety of business, including restaurants, downhill and cross country skiing and summer watersports, and are proud to host the Grand Rapids Symphony Picnic Pops summer concert series. Welcome and enjoy our Township.

 
 
 
Cannon Township is a great place to live, work, and do business.

 

 

 

 

 
 

Steve 2012
Grimm, Steve

 
Bonnie 2012
Blackledge, Bonnie
 
Davies
Davies, Dick
 

Betten, Henry

Betten, Henry

  Deb
Diepenhorst, Deb
 

 Picture coming soon!

McKay, Kim 

 

 Terry Brod

Brod, Terry

 

Township Board

To ensure Cannon Township's philosophy, the Township is overseen by the Township Board. The Township Board consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four Trustees, each elected for four year terms.
 
 
In its legislative capacity, the Township Board adopts appropriate ordinances regulating the public health, safety, and general welfare of persons and property, fire protection, land use under zoning procedures, building codes, and other miscellaneous subjects.
 
 
In its administrative capacity, the Township Board adopts a budget following a public hearing and conducts proceedings and hearings on public improvements such as street paving, police protection, fire protection, and other public facilities.
 


Township Supervisor - Steve Grimm

 
 
The Township Supervisor has several statutory duties - meeting moderator, Chief Assessing Officer, Township's agent for transacting legal business, and the authority to appoint planning commission and zoning board of appeals members. The Supervisor also has additional duties such as overseeing the Building Department and Zoning Enforcement.
 

Township Clerk - Deb Diepenhorst

 

 
It is the statutory duty of the Clerk to maintain custody of all records, books, and papers of the Township if no other law so provides. The Clerk maintains detailed accounting records. She is responsible for meeting notices, minutes, and ordinance publications. Cemetery records and voter registration records are also her responsibility. In addition, the Cannon Township Clerk's office handles hall rentals. One of the most important responsibilities that the Clerk has is administering elections.
 
 

Township Treasurer -Kim McKay

The Treasurer's statutory duties are to receive and take charge of all funds belonging to the Township or which are required by law to be paid into the Township Treasury, and to pay over and account for the funds according to law or Township Board decision. The Treasurer is the Township's agent for collecting taxes.
 
The Treasurer's Department keeps accounts of the receipts and expenditures of all funds. All funds are deposited into the designated Township depositories and idle funds are invested properly. On the order of the Township Board, the Treasurer must pay out funds. Financial records, accounts, and procedures are audited annually.
 

Township Trustees

 
The Trustees serve four-year terms and represent the interests of constituents on various township committees. Meet the current Township trustees:
 
 
Trustee -Dick Davies
Trustee - David Spencer
Profile coming soon!
 
Trustee - Jim Alles
 
Trustee - Terry Brod

Supervisor

The Township Supervisor has several statutory duties with respect to the Township Board and oversees various township functions including:
  • Planning
  • Building & Zoning Enforcement;
  • Roads; and
  • Law Enforcement.

Clerk

It is the statutory duty of the Clerk to maintain custody of all records, books, and papers of the Township if no other law so provides. The Clerk maintains detailed accounting records. The Clerk is also responsible for meeting notices, minutes, and ordinance publications. Cemetery records and voter registration records are also in the Clerk's area of responsibility.  One of the most important responsibilities that the Clerk has is administering elections. The Clerk also assists in the day to day operations of the Township.
 
 
IF YOU'D LIKE TO SEARCH THE AGENDAS, MINUTES, ORDINANCES, AND PUBLIC NOTICES OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, CLICK HERE.

 
 

Treasurer

Assessing

Cannon Township Property Assessing

 
The Township Supervisor is also the Chief Assessing Officer of the Township. For Cannon Township, the Supervisor has delegated these assessing duties to Mr. Matthew Frain, of Frain & Associates. Mr. Frain is a Level III Assessor with many years of experience.

Office hours are: Monday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Also by Appointment; please call 874-6966 to set up an appointment or for more information.
 


ASSESSMENT NOTICES


Watch your mail the first week of February for your annual assessment notices. Once you receive this notice you have a short turnaround time to make a decision whether you would like to speak to the Assessor about the notice. If you have any questions about the notice, please call to set up an appointment to see the assessor.


If you are not satisfied after talking to the assessor, your next step would be to make an appointment to see the Board of Review. You can also go directly to the Board of Review without speaking to the assessor first. You must appear at the March Board of Review in order to qualify to further appeal your assessment at the Tax Tribunal.

Building

Cannon Township Building Department
 
Cannon Township contracts with Imperial Municipal Services (IMS) to provide building, electrical, mechanical, and plumbing permits and inspections. Doug Hopkins is the on-site Building Official for Cannon Township and is available at the Township Center M, W, F  8:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.  Aside from the listed office hours Doug Hopkins may also be contacted at Imperial Municipal Services by calling 863-9294 for code questions and/or to schedule inspections.
 
Zoning permits are required for any new structure as well as a change in the footprint of an existing structure.  Contact the Zoning Administrator at 884-2206 with questions. 
 
1.  PLEASE USE A CHECKLIST. 
2.  DO NOT SUBMIT UNTIL APPLICATION PACKET IS 100% COMPLETE (see #1).  Incomplete packets will be returned.
3.  APPLICATIONS MUST BE HARD COPY (NO E-MAIL OR FAX).
4.  WE DO NOT ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS.
 
Schedule of Regulations - setbacks and lot sizes for most zoning districts

Code Enforcement

The legislative body of a municipality enacts ordinances to protect the health, safety and welfare particular to the needs of the residents in their community. The code enforcement department is charged with the responsibility of enforcing those ordinances much like a police officer who is sworn to uphold the laws of their state. The code enforcement department should be highly regarded in communities and not taken lightly as they can have a major impact on community image. Preventing blight and deteriorating home conditions in older communities and in newer communities working to address concerns with new construction and land use.

 


When the code enforcement officer visits a property he is there to educate the owner on ordinance standards and to request compliance with those standards. The only goal is ordinance compliance and the officer appreciates the cooperation of property owners that bring their property into compliance with these standards at the officer's request.

 


All complaints are treated and investigated with equal respect. The code enforcement officer will show fairness but consistency in investigating each ordinance violation.

Fire Department

Parks & Recreation

Trail walking through the woods view of sunfish lake

Cannon Township has an active Recreation Committee that oversees its parks, trails, and other recreational facilities.  We are blessed with a wide assortment of recreational opportunities from the many lakes and streams that offer boating and fishing to miles of trails.  In addition to what Cannon Township owns and manages, there are two County Parks - Luton and Townsend - and the Cannonsburg State Game Area.  Cannon also partners with local organizations to assist in providing recreational experiences.

Planning & Zoning

Kent County Sheriff

Cannon Township contracts with the Kent County Sheriff's Department 12 hours per day for a dedicated patrol unit and Deputy. These hours vary .Even when the dedicated car is not on patrol, there is a regional car that responds to calls. The Sheriff's Department investigates all criminal and traffic matters.

If you have an emergency, including medical and fire, call "911" immediately. For non-emergency matters you should call the Sheriff Department's general number, 632-6100.

Watershed

The purpose of this website is to inform and educate Cannon Township residents and others interested in our many water resources. This site covers watersheds, streams, lakes, and wetlands. We hope the community will get involved and suggest new projects/activities and other ideas for this website and for the Township.

Cannon Township Watersheds:

All of Cannon Township is located within the Lower Grand River Watershed. The watershed that occupies the most area in the Township is the Bear Creek Watershed. Sub-watersheds within the Bear Creek Watershed are: Armstrong Creek, Stout Creek and Waddell Creek. Within the Rouge River watershed and Cannon Township are the Barkley Creek and Rum Creek sub-watersheds. Other sub-watersheds of the Grand River represented in Cannon Township include: Chase Lake, Cowan Lake and Egypt Creek.
Cannon Watersheds Major Watershed Parcel

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday through Friday
    7:30 AM - 2:00 PM

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Mon 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Tue 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    By Appointment

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Tricia R. Anderson,
Zoning Administrator/Assistant Planner/Watershed Program Coordinator

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-9725
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
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Tricia R. Anderson,
Zoning Administrator/Assistant Planner/Watershed Program Coordinator

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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701 Ball Ave
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    This committee meets as needed.

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    This Committee meets as needed.

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Meetings -2nd Tuesday
    6:00pm-9:00pm

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Kim M. McKay,
Treasurer

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Committee meets as needed

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    This Committee meets as needed.

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

  • Staff Directory

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Representative attends monthly North Kent Sewer Authority meetings.

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Staff Directory
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    Dick Davies serves as the Township liaison between Comcast and Charter cable companies and Cannon Township.

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Steve Grimm was appointed by the Township Board as the official representative to the Grand Valley Metropolitan Council.

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Dick Davies represents Cannon Township on the transportation committee for North Kent Transit.

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Richard Davies,
Treasurer, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

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Steve Grimm,
Supervisor, Cannon Township

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Nancy Popma,
Deputy Clerk, Cannon Township

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  • Office Hours:
    8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday

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Deb Diepenhorst,
Township Clerk

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 884-2204
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Deb Diepenhorst,
Township Clerk

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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Kim M. McKay,
Treasurer

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-9725
  • Staff Directory

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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Staff Directory

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James M. Morris,
Fire Chief, EMT

  • Staff Directory

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Kim M. McKay,
Treasurer

Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory
  • Office Hours:
    Monday-Friday
    8:00am-5:00pm

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
Get Directions

  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
  • Staff Directory

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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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Cannon Township Center
6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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  • Business: (616) 874-6966
  • Business Fax: (616) 874-8940
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    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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6878 Belding Rd
Rockford, MI 49341
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