Upcoming meetings/ news

If you have a large item that doesn't fit in your blue bin that you can call Republic at (800) 578-2664. 

Lake Township DOES NOT have a dump site.  The closest one is Harrison.

If you notice a streetlight burned out or flickering, please report it to Consumers:   https://www.consumersenergy.com/outages/street-light-outage-report

The Lake Township Clerk's office is now located within the Lake Township hall at 1380 N. Michelson Road.  Please call first so we can best meet your needs. The clerk can be reached by email: laketownshipclerk@gmail.com or by phone: 989-202-4684.

Jan 18: 7pm Planning Meeting/ Site Plan

Jan 20: 6pm Special board meeting

Feb 8: 7pm Board Meeting

Feb 10: 5:30pm ZBA Public Hearing

Feb 15: 7pm Planning Commission Meeting

Dear Township Supervisors,  

At the last Roscommon Township Association meeting on November 18th, I announced that, like last year, Roscommon County landowners can pay to have their property sprayed for gypsy moth this spring. The cost is $39.71 per acre; minimum area is 40 acres (cost of $1,588.40) unless the property is directly adjacent to an existing spray block. If the property is directly adjacent to an existing spray block, the is no minimum acreage; parcels can be added for the cost of $39.71 per acre.

The County funded spray blocks are not yet created; we expect them to be created by mid-January. I will send out the map of County funded spray blocks when it is complete.

Landowners can contact the Roscommon County Gypsy Moth Suppression Program at 989-275-7135 to enroll properties into the spray program.

Deadline to submit parcels numbers and payment for gypsy moth aerial suppression spraying is March 18th, 2022.

 If you have any questions about the information presented, please contact us.

 Thank you, 

Julie Crick

MSU Extension

Natural Resources Educator


People are dumping yard waste and other items along the edge of the Lake Township Fire Department property/ parking lot on West Shore Dr. Chief Wrzesinski is asking the community for common courtesy to not use Township property as their personal dumping ground. The Fire Department will be posting signs and may take further steps if the behavior continues. 

Thanks, Lake Township Board.

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**ALERT - Short-Term Rentals: Please take notice that the use of dwellings for short-term rentals, such as rentals facilitated through Airbnb or similar services, is prohibited in any residential zoning district within Lake Township pursuant to the Township Zoning Ordinance. 

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Representing the beautiful Western Shore of Houghton Lake

Our Vision

To provide our citizens and visitors a safe, pleasant and fun environment to live, work and enjoy. As stewards of the Western shore of Houghton Lake, we understand what it takes to keep our waterways clean, safe and accessible to the general public.

Board Meetings are conducted the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the Lake Township Hall 1380 N. Michelson Rd., Houghton Lake

Lake Township Fire Dept: 13473 W Shore Dr

Phone: (989) 422-5315 (the station is not manned, for emergencies call 911, if you want to talk with the chief, call him directly)


LTFD Fire Chief: Scott Wrzesinski

Phone: (989) 233-4437


Zoning Board of Appeals: Dean Hull,


Phone: (517) 749-1788


Planning Commission: Pat Riss, 


Phone: (586) 484-3737 


Lake Twp.

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake, MI 48629-0536

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Supervisor: Keith Stiles

315 Northway

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 387-2521 laketownshipsupervisor@gmail.com


Clerk: Pam Surprenant

1380 N. Michelson Rd

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 202-4684 laketownshipclerk@gmail.com


Deputy Clerk: Tonya Clare

Phone: (989) 202-4684


Treasurer: Harry Trier

PO Box 536

Houghton Lake MI 48629

Phone: (989) 422-6628 laketownshiptreasurer@gmail.com

Trustee: Tony Farhat

12374 W Shore Dr.

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (616) 485-2987



Trustee: David Russo Jr

1380 N. Michelson

Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Phone: (989) 302-2988 


Ordinance Enforcement Officer:

Kevin Rose

Phone: (989) 202-4736


PO Box 536 Houghton Lake, MI 48629

Assessor: Mike Houserman

Phone: (989) 302-0848 houserman.assessing@yahoo.com




Lake Township is closed for the following 2022 Holidays:

                  January 1
                  January 17
                  February 21

                  April 15
                  May 30
                  July 1 & 4
                  September 5

                  October 10
                  November 11
                  November 23/24/25
                  December 26-30

                  December 31

  • To obtain a garage sale permit, please call the Lake Township Clerk at (989) 202-4684. In person by Appt only. Or request by email laketownshipclerk@gmail.com

  • Republic trash service is every Tuesday. Large item's, call for pick up: (800) 578-2664

  • Hazardous Waste Collection for 2022 (June 4).

  • Leaf Pickup: Spring 2022: <dates>, morning pickups (bio-degradable bags only, set out the night before, leaves only, no brush or other yard waste)

  • Burning Permits: (866) 922-2876, Flyer click here.

  • Houghton Lake Cemetery: 1476 Michelson Rd

  • Houghton Lake Building Agency (989) 422-3687

  • Houghton Lake Sewer Authority (989) 422-5811

2021-22 Lake Township board meeting dates

7pm, 2nd Tuesday of each month

Apr 13

May 11

Jun 8

Jul 13

Aug 10

Sept 14

Oct 12

Nov 9

Dec 14

Jan 11, 2022

Feb 8, 2022

Mar 8, 2022 


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