Wakefield Township and City Spring Cleanup 2017

FRIDAY, MAY 19 –9:00 AM.-4:00 PM AND SATURDAY, MAY 20–9:00 AM. — 12:00 NOON AT WESTERN U.P. RECYCLING 519 North and on Planter Road/Chippewa Drive WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP AND WAKEFIELD CITY RESIDENTS AND TAXPAYERS ONLY NO COMMERCIAL BUSINESES   PLEASE CHECK IN WITH ATTENDANT AND BRING YOUR DRIVER LICENSE OR TAX STATEMENT AS PROOF THAT YOU ARE A WAKEFIELD CITY OR TOWNSHIP RESIDENT AUTOMOBILE AND PICKUP/SUV TIRES […]

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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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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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