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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.
4th of July Parade
Wakefield is known for it's 4th of July festivities. From fireworks over Sunday Lake to the town picnic in Eddy Park there is plenty to enjoy.
Wakefield City Hall
311 Sunday Lake St.
Wakefield MI, 49968
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM)
(906) 224-7041 (Utility/Tax Info)
(906) 229-5131 (Clerk's Office)
AFTER HOUR EMERGENCY UTILITY ISSUES CALL (906) 667-0203
On behalf of the Wakefield City Council and the Citizens of Wakefield, I want to welcome you to our web page. As you enter it you will find a vast amount of information about our town. We are a small City near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan's UP right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.
We are also blessed with a beautiful lake in our town that has hosted numerous National Stock Outboard APBA Races. Our City has invested in its park and recreation facilities and offers residents and visitors a like ample opportunities to enjoy beautiful Sunday Lake. We are also surrounded by thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest and Gogebic County Forest land. These public lands offer the visitor a multitude of recreational opportunities. Lake Superior, with its unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets, is only a short drive away. And the fabled Porcupine Mountain State Park is also just minutes away from Wakefield.
Wakefield is also known for its Fourth of July celebration and, in particular, the fireworks display over Sunday Lake is one of the finest you will ever see. As you can see, there is much to do and see in Wakefield and the surrounding area. You will find Wakefield a great place to visit! 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
Jim Ringsmuth – President
Eugene Maki – Secretary - 906-224-6741
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 Bill Saily and his contact number is (906) 663-4419
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 City Hall or mailed to us at 311 Sunday Lake St. There is a night deposit drop box on the south side of City Hall 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.