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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Wakefield Township sees many changes, much potential

By MANDY LAKE Wakefield Township Supervisor WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP Wakefield Township Supervisor WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP – Wakefield Township survived 2020! The residents and businesses saw many interesting and amazing things and surely took everything in stride. Below is an update on a number of things that happened in the township. We started off the new year with receiving a copy of our finalized master plan. After many […]

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Wakefield Township increases internet technology options

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees welcomed a new member and moved forward with continuing improvements in technology at their Tuesday evening meeting. It was the first meeting with Trustee Michael Heikkila, who was voted in by other board members at their Jan. 19 meeting. Heikkila is replacing former Trustee Gerald “Jerry” Niemi, who died on Dec. […]

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Wakefield Township Board welcomes new trustee

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD – Michael Heikkila is now the newest member of Wakefield Township’s Board of Trustees. At the recommendation of Supervisor Mandy Lake, board members unanimously voted him in as a trustee at a special meeting on Tuesday evening. Heikkila was the only person who applied for the role after former Trustee Gerald “Jerry” Niemi died on Dec. 19 of last year. […]

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Wakefield Township to vote on new board member Jan. 19

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD – Applications for an open slot on the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees will be accepted until Jan. 15. The seat opened when former Trustee Gerald “Jerry” Niemi died on Dec. 19 of last year after ongoing health issues. At a Tuesday evening meeting of the board, Supervisor Mandy Lake said only one person so far has shown possible interest […]

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Wakefield Township acknowledges death of Jerry Niemi

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com Wakefield TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted in a special Tuesday evening meeting to advertise an opening on the board. The action was taken in acknowledgment of last weekend’s passing of Gerald “Jerry” Niemi, who had just been re-elected to the board on Nov. 3. “I was looking forward to working with him,” said newly-elected Clerk Jennifer Ahonen in […]

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Wakefield Township delays action on assigning designated assessor

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted Tuesday evening to table action on the approval of a contract for a state-mandated “designated assessor” until more information is gathered. Supervisor Mandy Lake, who was chairing her first meeting in her new role, said that she will schedule a special meeting later this month to address the action […]

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