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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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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