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Wakefield Spring/Summer Front Page
Fireworks Over Sunday Lake
One of the best firework displays around are over Sunday Lake every year on the 3rd of July.
Lake View in Summer
Wakefield is very close to many lakes, rivers, and campgrounds. Spend some time in the great outdoors this summer with us.
Sunset Over Sunday Lake
A common site on Sunday Lake in Wakefield.
Fall brings colorful changes around the area.
Amazing Fall Colors
Photo Credit: Laura Novascone
2015 APBA Stock and Modified Nationals 7/27/15-8/1/15
Photo Credit: Mark Gabel
Wakefield welcomes the racers and their families for the APBA National Event, which is the 16th time since 1980. The City encourages you to stop in around the lake to cheer on and support the racers. This race is the Super Bowl of Boat Racing.
Wakefield Municipal Building
509 Sunday Lake Street, Wakefield MI, 49968
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM)
ext. 1001 (Utility Info)
ext. 1002 (Clerk's Office)
ext. 1003 (Manager's Office)
ext. 1004 (Taxes/Treasurer)
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The City of Wakefield is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.
Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Eddy Park sits on the north side of the Lake, offering fishing, a swimming beach, two pavilions, an extensive playground, and camping facilities. Across the Lake (and still in town) enjoy a pasty from our world famous bakery, partake in a Friday night fish fry, or dine at a handful of local favorites.
We are surrounded by thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest and Gogebic County Forest land. Lake Superior, with its unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets, is a twenty minute drive north on Route 519. The fabled Porcupine Mountain State Park and waterfalls are also just minutes north of Wakefield. To the east, the largest lake in the UP, Lake Gogebic, is a great place to take a day long fishing trip.
Wakefield is known for its Fourth of July celebration and, in particular, the fireworks display over Sunday Lake. This year the City hosts another National Stock Outboard APBA Race in late July. You will find there is much to do and see in Wakefield. We are a small City, but we have big hearts and we go the extra mile to insure that visitors to our town leave with fond memories of having been to "Someplace Special".
Meets every Thursday at noon at the Keenager's building
FOIA Form & Policy adopted by the Wakefield City Council 6/8/2015
Please click for a Building Permit Application. Building Permits are required to all structural changes, including roofs. No building permits are required for replacement of windows or doors that are the same size or siding.
The City's Building Inspector is Butch Saari and his contact number is (906) 932-5979.
Bills are mailed on the 1st of each month and are due by the 20th of the month. A $10 penalty is added after this due date and service must be discontinued on the 6th day of delinquency in accordance with Council regulations.
Utility bills can be paid at the Utility Office between the hours of 8:00 & 12:00 or mailed to us at 509 Sunday Lake St. There is a drop box near the Building entrance for your convenience. Do NOT use cash for payments put in the drop box.
Large culprits for high water readings are toilets: If your water bill is unusually high, please check your toilets. This can be done by putting a few drops of food coloring in the tank and not using the toilet for a few hours. If you see color in the toilet after no use, your toilet IS leaking. You may not hear it, but it can be leaking up to 20,000 gallons of water a MONTH.
If your electric is running high, please check your water heater first (if you are not using space heaters). Typically you can see a pattern of your electrical usage gradually inclining when a heating element is not working properly.