Past Notices


Comcast Notice


>> November 06, 2023 <<


>> November 16, 2023 <<




>> Complete Notification <<



Certificate of Inadequacy & Deficiency

Regarding Zoning Referendum Petition 


>> Certificate <<


>> Final Worksheets <<

Important Notice


The Township Hall is temporarily closed due to Covid illness.

Regular office hours will resume on 

October 18, 2023 at 10 a.m.

Please feel free to email any inquiries to

DNR Says Risk of Wildfire "Very High"

Thumb Area Headlines

Ryan Arntz

Wed, 12 Apr 2023 13:31:14 EDT

Fire danger has been pushed "to a very high levels across the Lower Peninsula." The DNR is now warning Michiganders that they need to be especially careful while doing anything that could spark a wildfire. The Department says that nine out of ten wildfires are cause by humans, and yard debris burning is the top cause of those fires.

Don Kingler, a resource manager for the DNR says that because of the increased danger, burn permits are being restricted for a few days.

He further explained in a DNR press release that hot and dry weather increases the risk of wildfires, especially when it is windy, as it has been this week. Residents should consult before starting a fire.


Transfer Station Changes


Rates & Hours of Operation – Effective May 1, 2023


$3 for kitchen bags  

$5 for large bags  

$2 for recycling

Recycling limited to two containers


All rates will be charged on a per bag basis  


No pickup load rates


* * *

Summer Hours – May through October


Wednesday        2 PM – 6 PM

Sundays              9 AM – 4 PM


Winter Hours – November through April


Wednesday                  2 PM – 5 PM

Sundays                        9 AM – 4 PM


The transfer Station is open the following Mondays:


Memorial Day

Labor Day


The Transfer Station will be open on Saturdays in May and November from 10 AM to 2 PM for lawn waste only.


The Transfer Station is closed for the following holidays:


Easter Sunday

Father’s Day

Christmas Day

Mother’s Day

Independence Day

New Year’s Day






This part time position is for Wednesdays and weekends.


Will train the right individual. Must possess valid driver’s license.


Applications and job descriptions are available at the Lake Township Hall, 4899 W. Kinde Road, Caseville, MI. on Wednesday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM or by emailing a request to



All applications for consideration must be received at the township hall no later than April 1st



Covid 19 has created new challenges for everyone.  One of our greatest challenges at Lake Township was public meetings.  As public bodies, our meetings must be open to all.  The safety to our officials and social distancing is problematic in our hall's limited space.  We have recently installed a large screen TV with a video conferencing camera which will be used for our meetings allowing access via GotoMeeting starting next week with our April Planning Commission meeting.  We hope this upgrade will afford safe and effective access to anyone interested in attending.  Anyone attending meetings in person will be required to wear a mask and social distance.  All notices/agendas will provide the virtual access information. 




>>Newest Programming Advisory<<


>> DTE Tree Trimming Notice <<


Lake Township Transfer Station

 Winter Hours

Winter hours will begin November 1st 

The hours are

Wednesday 2 PM to 5 PM

Sunday 9 AM to 4 PM

Recycling will be accepted both days.

Spotted Lanternfly Found in Oakland County


>> DNR Report <<

Heads up!

It’s time to check trees for invasive

Asian longhorned beetle



>> DNR Report <<




Fire Danger is elevated this week, be careful outdoors.


>> DNR Report <<



Oak Fungus


Help Prevent the Spread

Don't touch that saw!

Pruning oaks now could invite disease.


Learn More




Effective May 1, 2022


 Fee for large black garbage bags will increase from $3 to $4.

 White kitchen bags will remained at $2.

A flat fee of $1 per visit will be assessed for recycling.

The maximum of two standard recycling containers per visit.


Tree of Heaven

is no Angel

>> Learn more <<

The invasive

Autumn Olive

>> Learn more <<

The invasive

Hemlock Wooly Adelgid

>> Learn more <<


Gypsy Moth Alert now known as

>> Spongy Moth <<


Please check your trees and structures on your property for gypsy moth masses.  If you see these egg masses, please contact the township at 989-856-4867 or via email to and provide your name, address, phone number and/or email address.  These masses are typically in protected areas, i.e. on the underside of tree limbs, on wood siding under leaves or other sheltered areas.


We are trying to determine where the hot spots are that may need to be sprayed in 2022. Since we may need to follow up with an onsite inspection on your property, please let us know if you have any concerns with that. We appreciate your help.


>> Investigate trees now for signs of gypsy moths. <<


>> Oil or remove gypsy moth egg masses now. <<


Examples taken locally:









It’s spongy moth (formerly gypsy moth) season:


>> What to expect in 2022 <<





 COVID-19 Information from the

Huron County Health Department


At this time we do not have anymore appointments for the COVID vaccination.  Once we receive more vaccines we will notify the public through local Radio, local Newspapers, our Facebook page or our Website


>> Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic Update: <<



Lake Township, Huron County, Michigan



As invasive European frog-bit spreads, boaters reminded to 'Clean, Drain and Dry' 

>> Information <<



Household Hazardous Waste Collection


>> Information <<



Gypsy moth feeding season nearing its end.

Help stressed yard trees now and remove egg masses this fall.

For immediate release: June 21, 2021


>> Details <<



Public Notice

Re: Lake Township

Shoreline Properties




The Lake Township board is looking for persons interested in serving on an advisory committee to research short term rentals and make a recommendation on what position the township should take as far as authorizing and regulating this type of use.



Persons interested in serving on this committee are requested to submit a letter listing any experience with short term rentals and why interested.  Letters should be directed to the Lake Township Supervisor by email to: or by mail to P O Box 429, Caseville MI 49725 by  December 31, 2020.


Public Notice


Public Notice from EGLE for seawall installation Parcel E, Happy Times Cottages.  Public comment period through September 24, 2020. 





For more information, 



>> Public Notice Details <<



 Check trees in  August for signs of the


Longhorned Beetle

>> Details <<



Representatives from the Huron County Quiet Skies Coalition attended our Township Board meeting in June to inform our residents about the current proposal for military combat training flights over Huron County.  We are posting links to their information for our residents to be informed.


  >> Keep Our Skies Quiet <<



>> Information on June's Gypsy Moth spraying <<

>> Gypsy Moth Alert <<


We are asking residents to look over their property for gypsy moth egg masses.  This will assist us in determining the need for spraying in the spring of 2020.

>> Gypsy Moth Identification <<


Burn permits suspended across Michigan
due to COVID-19


Please no burning of leaves until further notice.


Tom Greene

Thumb Area News

Thu, 26 Mar 2020 14:44:00 EDT


In response to the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order to reduce the effects of the COVID-19 virus, permits for open burning will be suspended across the state.  Gov. Whitmer had issued the order Monday, aimed at further protecting public health and safety.  Read more...




 Winter Transfer Station Hours


November thru April  

Sundays     9 AM - 4 PM

Wednesday     2 PM - 5 PM




Shoreline Water and Erosion

Informational Meeting


 >> Information regarding Friday's Meeting <<


>> Link to Caseville Fire Dept was Live <<

Note: Caseville Fire Dept. is on Fackbook scroll Down to find broadcast.


Friday February 28th 2020 Meeting

Caseville Fire Hall, 6833 Main Street Caseville



Lake Township Tax notices were mailed out November 30th.

Tax information is available on the following link:

>> BSA online for Assessing & Tax information <<



Tree Trimming


During 2019, DTE Energy is planning to TRIM TREES within our township.  Please go to the map link in order to view the “2019 Tree Trim Maintenance Program” that has been prepared by DTE Energy.  Thank you.

>> LETTER <<


>> MAP <<


New boating and fishing law takes effect March 21, 2019.

>> LINK <<

Notice Type:

Public Notice - Application

Applicant:  Frank Colagiovanni

Project Location: , CASEVILLE

TRS:  18N11E18

Regulatory Authorities Under NREPA:   Part 301, 325, 303


Applicant proposes:  Move 222 feet of a draining ditch, fill ditch with 197

                                  cubic yards of clean fill.


>> comments and view documents <<


Gypsy Moth Alert


We are asking residents to look over their property for gypsy moth egg masses.  This will assist us in determining the need for spraying in the spring of 2020.


The following link shows what the egg masses look like:

>>  Egg Masses Identification  <<


If you observe any on your property or in your neighborhood, please contact the Township Hall at 989-856-4867 or via email  to  We ask that you include your address and phone number in case we need to contact you for further information.


Additional information on gypsy moth identification is located at this link:

>>  Gypsy Moth Identification  <<


If you observed gypsy moth caterpillars or moths earlier in the year, please let us know.




With Labor Day on the horizon, Michiganders will be once again

shooting off fireworks during the holiday to celebrate.


Back in 2011, the state legalized the sale and use of consumer-grade

fireworks, but in December, new laws were passed and signed.


Those new laws reduce the number of days that people can shoot off

fireworks.  Previously, they were allowed to use them around federal

holidays, including the day before, the day of and the day after.

  • The Saturday and Sunday before Labor Day until 11:45 p.m.

  • The Saturday and Sunday before Memorial Day until 11:45 p.m.

  • June 29 - July 4 until 11:45 p.m.

  • Also, July 5 ONLY if that day is a Friday or Saturday, until 11:45 p.m. 

  • Dec. 31 to 1 a.m. on Jan. 1





Notice of Public Hearing for Special Assessment

For Curbside Trash/Recycling Service Within

Lake Township , Huron County , MI


PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Lake Township Board of Trustees proposes to provide curbside trash/recycling collection services within the Township and to create a Special Assessment for the recovery of the cost thereof against the properties benefitted therein.  The Special Assessment District will include all properties with residential structures within Lake Township .  The Special Assessment is to be allocated among the property owners within the Special Assessment District to be applied to each individual parcel of land containing a residential household or multiple residential households.


PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the District within which the foregoing trash/recycling collection service is proposed to be undertaken and within which the cost thereof is proposed to be assessed is more particularly described as all parcels within Lake Township which contain single or multiple residential households.


PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the trash/recycling collection service will be completed by contract with Emterra Environmental Services.  The Township Board has received a bid proposal from Emterra Environmental Services which provides costs of $18.00 a month per household with said rate to include weekly curbside trash pickup and curbside recycling pickup every other week.  Said contract will be for five (5) years with an annual increase of two (2%) percent for 2021 and 2022 and three (3%) percent for 2023 and 2024 as well as adjustments for an increase in fuel prices, if necessary.  Emterra Environmental Services has placed this bid proposal on file with the Township Clerk and the Township Board has passed a resolution tentatively declaring its intention to undertake, via contract, such trash/recycling collection services and to create the Special Assessment District pursuant to PA 188 of 1954.


PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that a Public Hearing on the Special Assessment District and bid proposal for curbside trash/recycling service from Emterra Environmental Services will be held at the Lake Township hall located at 4988 W. Kinde Road , Caseville , MI 48725 on August 19, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.  At such hearing the Board will consider any written objections to any of the foregoing matters which might be filed with the Board at or prior to the time of hearing as well as any revisions, corrections, amendments or changes to the bid estimate and contract and costs therein, or to the Special Assessment District, itself.  All interested persons are invited to be present at the aforementioned time and place described above and to submit comments concerning the proposed contract and Special Assessment District.  Property owners of record should be aware that written objections to the project or Special Assessment District must be filed with the Township Clerk at or before the hearing described above.  Mail to Clerk, P O Box 429 , Caseville , MI 48725 .


PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the Special Assessment District and bid proposal may be examined at the office of the Township Clerk from the date of this Notice until and including the date of the Public Hearing hereon, and may further be examined at such Public Hearing.




Dated:  July 29, 2019                              


                                                                 Claren (Dede) Russell

                                                                 Lake Township Clerk

                                                                 P O Box 429

                                                                 Caseville MI 48725

                                                                 (989) 856-4867



Treasurer’s Hours and Tax Payment Info


Winter 2018 tax payments will be collected through February 28, 2019.


Payments by mail should be sent to:


Lake Township Treasurer

P O Box 429

Caseville MI 48725



Taxes may also be paid at the Township Hall on Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. if you want a receipt upon payment or are paying by cash.  You may drop off your payment by check, only, on any other day and a receipt will be mailed to you, if requested.  There is also a secure drop box located in the entrance for tax payments by check, only.


Additional hours for in person tax payments at the


Lake Township Hall:

Monday, December 31, 2018

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

9:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.


If you deferred your summer tax bill,

it must be paid by February 14, 2019.


Treasurer, Nicole Collins, is also available via e-mail at:



Michigan Public Service Commission

>> Filing a Video / Cable Complaint <<

Notification to landowners adjacent to the McCormick County Drain

Notification to landowners adjacent to the Conkey County Drain


Best Method of Killing Phragmites


Below is an independent study, and recommendation by one of our Lake Township residences, to deal with phragmites on our beaches. If you are interested, please use the links that he recommends, including the DEQ link at


Below are three sites where to find the best method of killing Phragmites.  The first one is to the Stewart farm on Harsens Island on Lake Saint Clair.  The Stewart method is recommended by the DEQ.  The second is another Stewart Farm page there you will find a long list of information links.  The third link is the Department of Environmental Quality for Michigan.   The DEQ web site provides all of the information needed to apply for the permits required to spray chemicals near Lake Huron.  It also provides a link to the Steward Farm web site.


>> Phragmites Management Program <<


>> Phragmitites.Org <<


>> DEQ Department of Environmental Quality <<


The chemicals recommended by the Stewart site can be purchased in Flint at:

Cygnet Enterprises Inc          810 744-0540

1860 Bagwell Street

Flint, Michigan 48503                    








Important information


>> Dispute Resolution Process <<

Lisa Clinton is the new Lake Township Assessor.  

She will be in the office on-

Thursday's 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

She will also be available by appointment.



>> Ordinance No: 2016-01 <<


Amendment Of Section 303,

Duties of the Zoning Board of Appeals




Important information

Price change as of January 1, 2017


>> Letter and price changes <<

>> Lake Township Recycling Practices <<



FISCAL YEAR    2016-17

>> <<




TO: All Lake Township Property Owners  

The Caseville Area Fire Protection Association (C.A.F.P.A) has asked us to advise all Lake Township property owners that they are officially informing all Residents, Non-Residents, and Business Owners of this area with alarms that it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to have a responder with a key willing to take responsibility to stay on the scene until the owner arrives to reset the alarm, or unless the responder can reset it.  They must be listed with your alarm company, live within 30 minutes of the home and be able to respond during the alarm at any hour.  If they have a key, they must be able to open the home and allow fire personnel to check out the home if needed.  If YOU DO NOT have anyone listed with the alarm company, you will be charged a flat fee of $500.00 for each additional false alarm incident after the first false alarm.  


Recycling Information


A 22 gallon recycling container for storing and

transporting recycles is available for purchase for $7.75.

If you are interested in purchasing a container, please

leave your name and phone number with Dave Ferris or

call the Township Hall at 989.856.4867.


Transfer Station Survey


Please note that recycle items are now accepted on all days the Transfer Station is open.

Recycling Program

Alkaline Batteries

Compact Florescent

Light Bulbs

Recycle Sites


FYI Notice

Huron County Parks

 >> 2015 Camping Reservations Open Now <<

>> 2015-16 ADOPTED BUDGET <<


Health officials urge awareness of radon gas dangers...more


Caseville Schools will now have a trailer to accept deposit bottles and cans (to contribute to the school) on Recycle days (3rd Sunday of each month).


Lake Township Recycle Changes

September 1, 2014


Until further notice, DIVA Disposal LLC,  will collect the following recycling products:

Plastics #1-#7 (Used to be #1 and #2 only)

All Paper products



*** We still cannot take any glass or styrofoam at this time ***

>> Recycling Info print out <<

> Press Release <


Comcast offers up to six months of complimentary internet service and amnesty program for low income families.

Spring into Action

Public Service Announcement 

Help Reduce Pollution Going into the Saginaw Bay

>> Information <<

Once-a-year hazardous waste disposal day coming up


BAD AXE — The deadline is quickly approaching for Huron County residents to register for ‍a household ‍hazardous waste collection.


For more information or to preregister, contact the MSU Extension Office at 989-269-9949, ext. 602.


>>Link to Article in Huron Daily Tribune<<

DTE letter to Lake Township

DTE Energy 

Recent Letter to Lake Township, regarding installation of metering systems using radio transmitters.



The trash Pick up Tally as of March 31st, 2014:

The final count :

Yes, pick up curbside 51

No, curbside pickup  107


renewal vote for Lake Township of February 25, 2014

Yes  109

No  38



Do Township Board members receive extra compensation for special meetings?


Several people have questioned the burden of cost on the public for extra Board Meetings being called within the same month. The concern is the wages for the five (5) board members. Be at ease knowing they are salaried employees, and as such, receive no extra wages other than the annual wage set for their position.





Diva Disposal has contacted the Lake Township Board of Trustees regarding a proposal they would like to offer for curbside trash pickup with recycling.  Residents would be charged for this service on their tax bill (vacant lots would not be included).   Lake Township currently offers trash drop off for a fee at the Township Transfer Station on Sand Road with free monthly recycling drop off and free drop off of grass clippings, leaves, and small brush.


The Board of Trustees would like to hear from residents as to whether they prefer maintaining the current drop off facility or would rather have curbside pickup at a rate to be determined by accepting bids from local sanitation services.  This would only be pursued if there is enough interest in this pickup service.


Submit your response via email to ( or by mail to P. O. Box 429 , Caseville , MI 48725 and include your Lake Township property address.




>> Proposal <<


> Update <





The regular March meeting of the Lake Township Board will be held on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 7:00 P.M. at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Road , Caseville , Michigan .   A public hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2013-2014 will be held during this meeting.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of the hearing.


The CAFPA Budget will also be a part of the Lake Township Budget Hearing.  The proposed millage rate to be levied for CAFPA will also be a topic of discussion at the public hearing.


Download a copy of the proposed budget,

or a copy is available at the Lake Township Hall. 

Meeting for training purposes.


Lake Township Zoning Board of Appeals &  

Lake Township Planning Commission

The purpose of this meeting is for training purposes.  

at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Road, Caseville, MI.

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.  



Monday, March 25, 2013 at 8:00 a.m.

For the Purpose of reviewing L-4035 Petitions filed with the Board of Review.  

Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. 

For the Purpose of finalizing the 2013 Assessment Roll at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Road , Caseville, Michigan



The 2013 Assessment Roll will be turned over to the Board of Review on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Road , Caseville , Michigan

Lake Township Officials 2012-2016

The November 6, 2012 general election was held and brought to the Lake Township Board of Trustees some new/returning members.
Please visit the offcials link for contact info for the Lake Township Board of Trustees.


Public Hearing of the Zoning Board of Appeals will be held January 10, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Rd., Caseville, MI 48725.  Regarding Chasney-Yates  Variance Request


Planning Commission

    Regular Meeting

   January 25, 2013


(Additional meetings may be scheduled and will be posted at the Lake Township Hall.)

FOIA Requests

FOIA requests must be submitted in writing to the Township Clerk.  For more information please call 1-989-856-7485  




because no official is guaranteed to be checking email on a regular basis.

Garage Sales

There is no cost to apply for a garage sale permit but there is a penalty fee of $25.00 if no permit was applied for prior to the garage sale.

 Permit applications can be printed and sent in, or you can call or stop by the office to obtain an application. The township limits the number of sales to three per year at any one address.


Window Replacement Permits

Due to the State of Michigan's 2009 Uniform Energy Code.
Lake Township now requires a permit for all window related installation.  For further information, please contact Tory Geilhart, Building Inspector, Monday or Wednesday from 10:00am to 12:00pm at

Meeting Policy

Lake Township Board Meeting Policy


Planning Board Policy Rules of Participation at Meetings

ORV Complaints

Any complaints related to off road vehicles, including golf carts, please contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Department at 989.269.6421

Any complaints related to off road vehicles, including golf carts, please contact the Huron County Sheriff’s Department at 989.269.6421


Leaves and yard waste ONLY.

Permit required for burning.  Please call the fire department prior to burning.  For permit, call 856-9198

Leave your name, address, phone number and scheduled date of burning.

Check to see if statewide burning ban is lifted

Quarantine Notice Emerald Ash Borer

Lake Township and Caseville Township are now part of the Emerald Ash Borer quarantine boundaries. Individuals or businesses found violating the state’s EAB quarantine are subject to fines ranging from $1,000 to $250,000 and jail time of up to five years for moving regulated ash materials, including firewood.Further information is available online at

Michigan Coastal News

Michigan Coastal Management Program
Summer 2011 Quarterly Newsletter


Updated Recycle Info Effective  October, 1 2010

Notification Letter

Acceptable Items for Recycling

West Nile

The Health Department is still testing dead birds for West Nile Virus. If you come across a dead Crow, Raven or Blue Jay please call the health department to get instructions on how to handle the bird and to schedule a drop off.

The Health Department’s phone number is 989.269.9721.

Adopt-A-Beach Program

Volunteers Needed

    For more information:

Call Lake Township @ 989-856-4867
or visit

Michigan Department of Transportation

To Whom It May Concern:

Personal property cannot legally be placed on The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) right-of-way, according to Public Act 368 of 1925 and Section 257.676(a) of the Michigan Motor Vehicle Code. MDOT is making an effort to reduce the amount of such encroachments and to increase safety for the motorists.




The 2013 Assessment Roll will be turned over to the Board of Review on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. at the Lake Township Hall, 4988 W. Kinde Road , Caseville , Michigan