township information

Lake Township is located at 8105 W. Kelly Rd. in Missaukee County, Michigan, 49651. You can contact Lake Township officials at (231) 839-7655. To be added to Lake Township emailing list please email and make sure to include your name. 







New Fire Department Building – Bid Opportunity

Please download and review the documents below for the Bid Opportunity on the New Fire Department Building

Document – Notice To Bidders

Document – Blueprints

                                                                                                                                            Bid Award Information



Board Meetings

Click here to access township meeting information

The Township board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at the Lake Township Hall. 

General Information

Pay Taxes and Utility Bills

**Credit Card and E-Check payments will not be accepted after February 22, 2024 for Winter tax payments**

Please pay by check after Feb. 22, 2024 Lake Township Parcel Map Viewer
Election Information


Draft Lake Township Parks and Rec Master Plan 2023
Draft Plan and Open House Notice

Spring Break 2020 Closed NOTIC


The costs associated do not include an $1800.00 install fee. We would like that misinformation corrected. Please call CCC for current rates 231-264-9970.



Posted:  October 31, 2023 9:43am




Drone Project  




Lake Missaukee Shoreline Summer Flyover 2020

Lake Sapphire Shoreline Summer Flyover 2020

Crooked Lake Shoreline Flyover 2020


 Board of Review 2024

2024 Notice

Tuesday, July 16th 9am Lake Township Hall

Get Your Compost

Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9-3
Location:  Decker road, turns into North Menzies road at the curve. The gate is on the North side of the road. 


CWTA – Wex Express

Need a Ride?  Contact the WexExpress.  

Lake Missaukee Treatment Information

FAQ Brochure
Treatment History Graph

Board Meeting Information

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)    


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 times to call are on Monday’s and Tuesday’s  between 10am-2pm.  You may leave a voicemail and your call will be returned. 


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 of 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.

Lake Township Hall

Crooked Lake Campground

Outdoor Space – Lake Township Hall

Elected Officials


Robert Hall
248 Carolyn Drive
Lake City, Michigan

Office Hours: Friday’s 9-12


Rebecca Gaines (APPOINTED)
8105 W. Kelly Rd.
Lake City, Michigan

Office Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 10-2


Korinda Winkelmann
8105 W. Kelly Rd.
Lake City, Michigan

Office Hours: Mon. & Tues. 10-2


Carol Bradley
5360 S. Dickerson Rd.
Lake City, Michigan


Randy Norman (APPOINTED)

1562 Hill Street 

Lake City, MI 49651


Appointed Officials and Board Members

Appointed Officials

Tim  Cairns, Assessor
8105 W. Kelly Rd.
Lake City, Michigan 49651
ph. 231.577.1025

Rebecca Gaines, Treasurer

April 1, 2024

Sewer Advisory Board

  • Caldwell Township
    Dani Lutke
  • Lake Township
    Carol Bradley
    Randy Norman
    Kate Cobb

Fire Board

  • Lake Township
  • Rob Hall
    Sam Ball
    Randy Norman

Lake Improvement Board

  • Chair
    Mimi Zwolak

  • Lake Township
    Tom Kopeck

    County Commissioner

    Roger Ouwinga

    Reeder Township
    Pat Bierins

    Caldwell Township
    Gordon Haver

  • Secretary 
    Kathy Ostrander

  • Missaukee Drain Commission
  • Jack McGee

Sewer Operator & Committees 

Sewer Operator

  • Apprentice
    Bruce Sparks 231-394-2688

Map of Sanitary Drain #2
Typical Sewage System Layouts
Missaukee Drain#2 Sewer Rate Study – 2016

Missaukee Drain#2 was created in 1994 and serves roughly 500 gravity units and 280 effluent pressure units.

Lake Enhancement Committee

  • Lake Missaukee
    Mimi Zwolak
    Chad Moore
    Jerry Grimwood
    Alt: Larry Collins
  • Sapphire Lake

    John Beck
    Steve Ryan
    Alt: Cheri Ryan

  • Crooked Lake
    Bonnie Silver
    Don Nemecek
    Chick Bricker
              • Ron Mortenson
              •      Bill Collins 

Contact Us

 8105 W. Kelly Rd. Lake City, Michigan 49651