Wakefield Township Board Update

This article originally appeared in the Daily Globe on March 9th, 2017 By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township board met Tuesday and passed a 2017- ’18 budget that includes a 3 percent raise for employees and board members. Employees and board members received no raise last year. The board worked on the budget since January, so when it came time to […]

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Budget Public Hearing Notice

Budget Public Hearing Notice The Wakefield Township Board will hold a public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2017-18 at the Wakefield Township Hall, 414 N. County Road 519, on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing. A copy of the […]

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Garbage Pickup Info

February 2017 IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR GARBAGE PICKUP Dear Wakefield Township Resident: As you may have read in the newspaper, the Township Board recently approved a three-year contract with the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Authority. We made this change based on the following reasons: GRSWA was the low bidder at $14.35 per month with no increases for the three-year contract. This compares to Waste Management […]

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Early Spring Weight Restrictions for Garbage Collection

February 13, 2017 RE: EARLIER THAN UNUSUAL SPRING WEIGHT RESTRICTIONS AFFECTING GARBAGE COLLECTION Dear Wakefield Township Resident, The following notice came from the Gogebic County Road Commission manager/engineer Darren Pionk: “With the seasonally warm weather forecasted later this week and V: inch of rain on Monday and Tuesday, Seasonal Weight Restrictions will be in effect this Friday, February 17th. The Road Commission utilizes the guidelines […]

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Wakefield Township votes to leave Western Gateway Trail Authority

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP, from Daily Globe— Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox informed the Daily Globe the town board on Tuesday voted to leave the Western Gateway Trail Authority. He said the move was made because the township does not include any part of the trail. Cox said township officials brought up the fact there is no funding mechanism for trail maintenance and […]

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Wakefield Township to switch garbage collectors in spring

By RICHARD JENKINS rjenkins@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP (from Daily Globe) — Wakefield Township residents will see a new truck collecting their garbage this spring, as the township recently switched collection services to the Gogebic Range Solid Waste Management Authority. The change will take effect April 1, after the township board awarded the contract to the authority’s low bid. According to Wakefield Township Supervisor John Cox, the […]

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Peters aide talks Wakefield Township development

Article from the Daily Globe By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The township Board of Trustees met Tuesday for nearly two hours. Elise Matz, an aide for U.S. Senator Gary Peters, met with John Cox before the meeting regarding economic development in the township. Cox said this was the first time he can recall a national political figure expressing interest in the area and […]

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December 2016 Newsletter

Download the December 2016 Newsletter:  2016-december-newsletter

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2016 July Newsletter

ELECTION OF TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS Just like all of Michigan Townships, the Wakefield Township Board seats expire on November 20, 2016 at 11:59 pm. Incumbents Supervisor John Cox, Clerk Mandy Lake, Treasurer Joan Dalman and Trustee Jim Spencer have indicated they will seek 4 year terms again. It is with great regret that Trustee Delmar Smith has decided not to seek re-election for another term. In […]

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