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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 Municipal Building
509 Sunday Lake Street, Wakefield MI, 49968
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM- 4:30 PM)
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The City of Wakefield is a small community near Lake Superior in the western end of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, right in the heart of Big Snow Country! We are near three of the finest ski hills in the Midwest.
Hugging the Little Black River and beautiful Sunday Lake, a scenic three mile walking and biking path provides residents and passers thru an opportunity to stroll or ride. Eddy Park sits on the north side of the Lake, offering fishing, a swimming beach, two pavilions, an extensive playground, and camping facilities. Across the Lake (and still in town) enjoy a pasty from our world famous bakery, partake in a Friday night fish fry, or dine at a handful of local favorites.
We are surrounded by thousands of acres of Ottawa National Forest and Gogebic County Forest land. Lake Superior, with its unparalleled views and spectacular sunsets, is a twenty minute drive north on Route 519. The fabled Porcupine Mountain State Park and waterfalls are also just minutes north of Wakefield. To the east, the largest lake in the UP, Lake Gogebic, is a great place to take a day long fishing trip.
Wakefield is known for its Fourth of July celebration and, in particular, the fireworks display over Sunday Lake. This year the City hosts another National Stock Outboard APBA Race in late July. You will find there is much to do and see in Wakefield. 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".
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
Phone number: 906-229-5222
605 River Street, Wakefield, Michigan
FOIA Form & Policy changes are expected prior to July 1, 2015 to meet Law requirements.
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 Butch Saari and his contact number is (906) 932-5979.
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.