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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Wakefield Township gets thumbs up on fiscal year audit

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com Wakefield TOWNSHIP – Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees received good news on an audit of the fiscal year that ended March 31. CPA Karl “Gus” Ahonen of Makela Pollack and Ahonen, an accounting firm in Ironwood, provided the report, which indicated no problems. “You guys do a great job with your financials, and it’s a very pleasant audit […]

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Wakefield Township board votes to reduce GRWA members

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted Tuesday evening to support a request by the Gogebic Range Water Authority to reduce the size of its membership. In the interests of greater efficiency, GRWA Administrator Jean Verbos has expressed a desire to reduce the board’s current membership from 11 to five. When alternates to those members are […]

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Wakefield Township takes note of rising COVID-19 cases

By P.J. GLISSON news@yourdailyglobe.com WAKEFIELD – At a Wednesday evening meeting of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees, Supervisor John Cox addressed new concerns about rising local cases of COVID-19. “I had hoped by now that we certainly wouldn’t be sitting with masks,” he said. However, he added, “The kids have not taken this seriously, and as a result we’ve now got a pile of […]

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