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Lake Township is located at 8105 W. Kelly Rd. in Missaukee County, Michigan, 49651. You can contact Lake Township officials at (231) 839-7655.

The Lake Township Board meets monthly on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Township Hall.  



PAY TAXES AND UTILITY BILLS ONLINE. CLICK HERE!

The deadline to pay winter taxes has passed. If you need to pay winter taxes you can do so at the Missaukee County Treasure's Office.

 

Lake Township is partnering with the Missaukee Lake Association, the Conservation District, Michigan DEQ, and the North Country Cooperative Invasive Species Management Assoc. to hold a Landing Blitz at all three lakes in the Township; Lake Missaukee, Crooked Lake, and Sapphire Lake. 

This will be held on Friday, July 6th from noon until 5pm.  There will be a tent set up and handouts and other SWAG to give out to help educate boat owners.

The Landing Blitz is a collaborative outreach campaign to raise awareness about preventing the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) through recreational boating and related activities.  Local volunteer partners will deliver consistent messaging about preventing the introduction and spread of AIS from the movement of watercraft and equipment between water bodies at both public and private boating access sites throughout the state. Media involvement (press releases, local news stories, etc.) will also be used to create a larger impact. 

We are looking for volunteers to help at the Green Road boat launch on Lake Missaukee, Crooked Lake launch at Poplar Street and the County Park, and the DNR launch site at Sapphire Lake.

The Conservation District is looking for volunteers for the County Park Boat launch where there will be a mobile boat washing station. 

 

If you are able to help out any time between noon and 5pm on Friday, July 6th, please contact: Lake Township, or Mimi Zwolak mimizwolak@gmail.com



General Information

Township Rental

Lake Township residents may rent the township hall for functions concerning his/her immediate family. Please call the township hall at 231-839-7655 for information about cost,available dates and times. The best time to call is between Tuesday's and Thursday's 10 A.M - 2 P.M. or you may leave a voice mail then your call will be returned.  

Township Recreation Plan

The FINAL DRAFT of the Lake Township Recreation Plan has been approved by the board and is open to PUBLIC COMMENT.

To view the Lake Township Recreation Plan, Click Here.

Board Meeting Information
 
Bulletin - July & December Board of Review 

The BOR must meet on the second Monday in March. This meeting must start not earlier than 9 a.m. and not later than 3 p.m. The BOR must meet one additional day during this week and shall hold at least 3 hours of its required sessions during the week of the second Monday in March after 6 p.m. MCL 211.30. Note: The governing body of a city or township may authorize an alternative starting date for the second meeting of the March Board of Review, which can be either the Tuesday or the Wednesday following the second Monday in March. MCL211.30(2)

Special Board of Review meeting may be convened by assessing officer to correct qualified errors (Tuesday after the second Monday in Dec.). MCL 211.53b. The governing body of the city or township may authorize, by adoption of an ordinance or resolution, one or more of the following alternative meeting dates for the purposes of this section: An alternative meeting date during the week of the second Monday in December. MCL 211.53b(7) An owner who owned and occupied a principal residence on May 1 for taxes levied before January 1, 2012, for which the exemption was not on the tax roll may file an appeal with the December Board of Review in the year for which the exemption was claimed or the immediately succeeding 3 years. For taxes levied after December 31, 2011, an owner who owned and occupied a principal residence on June 1 or November 1 for which the exemption was not on the tax roll may file an appeal with the December Board of Review in the year for which the exemption was claimed or the immediately succeeding 3 years. MCL 211.7cc(19)   

  

Lake Township Information

Lake Township in Missaukee County, Michigan was organized in 1883. The Lake Township hall is located at the corner of Dickerson Road and Kelly Road. The original township hall was a two-story building built in 1884 in the Village of Jennings. The second story of the original township hall was moved to the present site in 1924. In the early 1900’s Jennings had approximately 2000 inhabitants and was engaged in the lumbering business. Several houses were moved from Jennings to Cadillac after the lumber mills closed. Today Jennings is considered a ghost town.

The population in Lake Township is approximately 2,500, according to the 2000 census and remains about the same today. Tourism is a primary industry of Lake Township. Many people living in the township work in the nearby city of Cadillac.

Lake Township has four main lakes. They are Lake Missaukee, Sapphire Lake, Crooked Lake, and Round Lake. Round Lake is privately owned and does not have a public access site. The other three lakes are all-season recreational lakes and all have public access. The Clam River also runs through the township and is considered a premier trout-fishing river.

There is a Township Park on the Clam River, located on M-55, that can be used for picnics and fishing. Crooked Lake County Park is located in Lake Township and is used for camping, picnics, fishing and boating on the lake. There is a boat launch area on Crooked Lake.

NOTICE: The Michigan Public Service Commission is advising the township that they are responsible for handling video/cable customer complaints. If customers cannot resolve the complaint by contacting their video/cable company directly, they may contact the MPSC for assistance at: Telephone: (866) 552-7725 Fax: (517) 241-2400 Mail: Michigan Public Service Commission Attn: Video Franchising 6545 Mercantile Way Lansing, MI 48909