Welcome to the Village of Rothbury

Nestled in southern Oceana County about 4 miles inland from Lake Michigan and close to US-31, the Village of Rothbury is quaint, quiet and rural, a perfect place to raise a family and enjoy a good life.

Public Information Session: Rothbury Drinking Water Well PFAS Sampling

Session Date and Time: December 9th from 6:00 to about 7:30 PM.

The PFAS results for the second group of residential drinking water wells sampled for PFAS by EGLE in Rothbury have been received. An additional two homes had detections of one or more PFAS compound above the drinking water criteria. MDHHS and the District Health Department #10 are providing filters and bottled water to these homes.

EGLE, MDHHS, and the District Health Department #10 will be hosting a virtual Zoom public information meeting intended to update the people of Rothbury on the PFAS situation on December 9th from 6:00 to about 7:30 PM.


This virtual presentation by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, District Health Department #10, and the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy will provide residents information about the ongoing per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) sampling of drinking water wells in Rothbury, MI. There will also be an opportunity for residents to ask questions.

How to Attend

To attend the online public information meeting, register at this link.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. If you do not have internet access and would like to join by PHONE ONLY please use the following phone number: 312-626-6799, and use access code 958 1293 7606#. Pre-registration is not required to attend the meeting. Individuals interested in participating can click the link above at the start of the event (6:00 p.m. on December 9).

Come Ride the Hart-Montague Trail From Rothbury

Hart-Montague Trail at RothburyTwenty-two miles of smooth new pavement for you ride; that's the William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail, now finished and ready for you and your family to enjoy.

The trail cuts through the center of the Village of Rothbury, providing strategic mid-point trail access. The trail was once a Grand Rapids to Pentwater railroad line dating back to 1872. From Rothbury you can head north on the trail toward Shelby and Hart, or south toward Montague, either direction making for a fun and memorable day's adventure.

Find convenient free parking at our trail access point behind Village Hall, with plenty refreshments and food nearby. Check the links below for trail information and maps, courtesy of Michigan Trails Magazine and website.

2020 Village Council and Planning Commission Meeting Dates

The Rothbury Village Council meets at 7:30 PM on the third Tuesday of the month unless otherwise noted, and the Rothbury Planning Commission meets at 4:30 PM on the second Tuesday of the month. Please download the 2020 Meeting Dates schedule at the link below.

The meetings are held at Village Hall and are open to the public; everyone is welcome to attend. Weather and other factors can cause meeting times and dates to unexpectedly change. Please call ahead to confirm the time and day of any meeting you'd like to attend.

Village Office Open Hours

Rothbury Village HallThe Village offices are now open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

All Federal and State COVID restrictions will be enforced. Please help us keep ourselves and our families safe.

We are always available by telephone:
President Scott Beishuizen, 231-301-5175
Treasurer Deb Murphy, 231-301-5162
Clerk Carol Witzke, 231-301-0278

Thank you for your consideration,

Carol Witzke
Rothbury Village Clerk

Playground and Picnic Pavilion at Village Hall

Playground and Picnic Pavilion at Rothbury Village HallLooking for a nice place to bring the kids for some playtime? Or perhaps a nice shaded place to picnic with family and friends? The playground and picnic pavilion at Village Hall is waiting for you!

Swings, climbing and slides make great fun for children, and the picnic pavilion offers plenty of tables in a comfortable covered space. Surrounding trees and woods make it a park experience.

If you'd like to reserve the pavilion for an event, call Village Hall at (231) 894-2385.

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Village of Rothbury

7804 S Michigan Ave
Rothbury, MI 49452
Phone: (231) 894-2385
Fax: (231)-893-4454

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