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Wakefield Municipal Building

509 Sunday Lake St.

Wakefield MI, 49968

Monday - Friday (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM)

(906) 229-5131

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Planning Commission Meeting

Monday, January 06, 2014, 05:15pm
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Planning Commission meetings are held on the first Monday of each Month at 5:15 P.M. CST unless otherwise noted.  Meetings are held in the Council Chambers at 509 Sunday Lake Street (Formerly the Father Daniel Hall) and are accessible to all persons.

If you have an item that you wish to have discussed/addressed, please contact the City Clerk's Office at (906) 229-5131.

Location : 509 Sunday Lake Street
Contact : Margot Anderson, City Manager


Wakefield Public Library

Library Survey Results

Dear Residents:

 Thank you to City and Township residents who submitted library surveys. The intent was to determine the demand for different types of library services and whether or not taxpayers desire to keep the library in its current location, or to consider the large gymnasium space at the Wakefield Municipal Building. Should the Library Board make a request to move, a decision will not be rendered until the City has finalized the purchase of the Wakefield Municipal Building. In the meantime, the City Council is seeking public input and appreciates your effort in filling out the survey.

 Please contact the City at (906) 229-5131 with any questions or concerns related to the survey.


Margot Anderson, City Manager

American Legion Post #11

Phone number: 906-229-5222

605 River Street, Wakefield, Michigan

Wakefield Revitalization/Beautification

The Revitalization/Beautification Committee is seeking monetary donations for year-round Revitalization/Beautification projects. Projects include: flower baskets, business signs, benches, pocket parks, painting, waste receptacles, etc.

Please send your monetary donations to: The Revitalization/Beautification Committee in care of the Wakefield Public Library, 401 Hancock Street, Wakefield, MI  49968.

4th of July Donations

Please send your financial donations to the Wakefield 4th of July Committee, P.O. Box 23, Wakefield, Michigan 49968-0023. You can also drop them in 4th of July donation box at Wakefield News-Bessemer Pick & Axe or Visitor Center. As in the past, donations and messages will be listed in Wakefield News-Bessemer Pick & Axe.

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City Newsletter

Building Permit

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.

Please contact the City Clerk's office at (906) 229-5131 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The City's Building Inspector is Bill Saily and his contact number is (906) 663-4419


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City Events

Fri Mar 27 @ 4:45PM - 05:30PM
City Council Meeting
Sat Mar 28 @ 4:45PM - 05:30PM
City Council Meeting
Sun Mar 29 @ 4:45PM - 05:30PM
City Council Meeting
Mon Mar 30 @ 4:45PM - 05:30PM
City Council Meeting
Tue Mar 31 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Notice of Sale
Wed Apr 01 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Notice of Sale
Thu Apr 02 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Notice of Sale
Fri Apr 03 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Notice of Sale
Sat Apr 04 @ 8:00AM - 04:30PM
Notice of Sale

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Utility Notices

Billing Dates

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.

Payment Options

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.

High Utility Bills?

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.

2012 Citizen’s Guide to The City of Wakefield’s Financial Health

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