Wakefield township, city split tire disposal costs, apply for trail grants

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The township met on Tuesday evening for one hour and settled all agenda items without much fuss. The township came to an agreement with the city of Wakefield that if the $7,000 grant for tire removal does not cover the cost of removal for all the tires brought in, the township and city would split the costs of […]

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Wakefield clean-up effort disposes of 4,000 tires

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The joint Wakefield and Wakefield Township clean-up effort at the Western Upper Peninsula Recycling Center in the township’s industrial park last Friday and Saturday, yielded better than expected results. John Cox, township supervisor, said they expected 3,000 tires would get dropped off, but they received 4,000 and roughly 85 tons of waste was removed, too. Cox said both municipalities were thrilled community […]

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Wakefield council judges cleanup a success

By ISABELLE KLEINSCHMIDT news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield City Council addressed the success of the recent citywide clean-up at Monday’s meeting. “We had a fantastic turnout, and great volunteers,” said Mayor Joe DelFavero, adding a total of over 60 tons of material were brought in by city residents for the event. Wakefield Township also participated in the cleanup, bringing the total waste cleaned […]

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Wakefield city, township hold joint clean-up effort

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Today begins the first joint Wakefield Township-city of Wakefield clean-up. It includes tires and other refuse. The clean-up day is available to township and city residents only and no commercial businesses, according to John Cox, township supervisor. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality provided a grant to the township and city for tire removal. Cox said he expects […]

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Wakefield receives $7,000 grant for tire disposal

By IAN MINIELLY iminielly@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The joint clean-up effort between the city of Wakefield and Wakefield Township has received a $7,000 grant to dispose of old tires. Township supervisor, John Cox, said the last time they collected tires they sent out four semi loads of tires. He expects with the inclusion of Wakefield, they will receive more tires this time, which will jump-start […]

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December 2016 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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