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 firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to include your name.
The Township board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 4:30pm at the Lake Township Hall.
**Credit Card and E-Check payments will not be accepted after February 19, 2024 for Winter tax payments**
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)
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
Sewer Advisory Board
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Lake Improvement Board
Missaukee Drain Commission
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Sewer Operator & Committees
Lake Enhancement Committee
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Alt: Larry Collins
Alt: Cheri Ryan
- Ron Mortenson
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