2020 Water Quality Report

2020 Water Quality Report Gogebic Range Water – click to download

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Wakefield Township board learns of shooting noise complaint

By P.J. GLISSON WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP – At their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday evening, members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees learned from Supervisor Mandy Lake that shooting noise originating in Wakefield Township has resulted in a complaint from a Wakefield city resident on neighboring property. The problem already had been discussed at a June 28 meeting of the Wakefield City Council, where in […]

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Wakefield Township board learns of property ownership

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP – A brief Tuesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees resulted in a greater understanding of properties owned by the township. “We wanted to get a list of the properties we owned, which you’d think would be a simple process, but it’s not,” said Treasurer Denice Laessig, who undertook the initiative. Laessig said the necessary steps […]

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Spring Clean-Up

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIPSPRING CLEANUP 2021  SATURDAY, MAY 22—8:00 AM — 12:00 NOON AT WESTERN U.P. RECYCLING 519 North and on Planter Road/Chippewa Drive   WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS ONLY- BRING YOUR DRIVER LICENSES OR TAX STATEMENT SHOWING THAT YOU ARE A TOWNSHIP RESIDENT OR TAXPAYER   ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED: TIRES, REFRIGERATORS, FREEZERS, MICROWAVES, CEMENT, TV’S, MATTRESSES AND BOX SPRINGS.  THESE ITEMS CAN BE BROUGHT TO […]

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Wakefield Township approves Indianhead Road work

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP – Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday evening to support a resolution that authorizes an application for state funding to cover reconstruction of Indianhead Road. Barry Bolich, manager of the Gogebic County Road Commission, had announced in January that steps were underway toward such action. Wakefield Township Supervisor Mandy Lake cautioned that the […]

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Township association members gather to elect officers

ERWIN TOWNSHIP — After meeting Tuesday evening for the first time in six months, members of the Gogebic County Chapter of the Michigan Townships Association voted in four new officers, including a brand new position. Wakefield Township Supervisor Mandy Lake, who had volunteered to head the meeting until new officers were elected, is the new chairperson. “She looks like she’s doing a fine job here,” […]

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Wakefield Township in line for internet expansion funds

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The Wakefield Township Board of Trustees learned Tuesday evening that it may receive two different sources of funds to continue improving rural internet service. Supervisor Mandy Lake reported the good news while all recently elected members met together for the first time in the Wakefield Township Hall. COVID-19 restrictions have limited the board mainly to virtual meetings in […]

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Local township group hopes to meet for first time in months

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on the Gogebic County branch of the Michigan Townships Association. The members – who normally meet six times a year – managed to gather outdoors in the townships of Bessemer, Erwin and Ironwood during the warmer months of 2020. However, due to passing lockdowns, varying state meeting restrictions and general precautions, members have not united […]

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Wakefield Township OKs 2021-2022 budget

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP – Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted Tuesday evening to approve their 2021-22 fiscal budget of nearly $240,000. The unanimous vote included 4.63 supporting mills, which translates to $46.30 per $1,000 of assessed market value or $2,315 annually for a house valued at $50,000. A public hearing on the budget was held at the start of […]

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Township Proposed Budget 2021-2022

Wakefield Township Proposed 2021-2022 Budget – click to download

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