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Wakefield Township opts out of Indianhead water system

WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — Members of the Wakefield Township Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday evening to refuse an offer to take over the Indianhead Mountain water system.

“My thoughts are that we don’t have a water operator,” said Supervisor Mandy Lake.

Moreover, she added, “Billing — we’re not set up for that.”

In short, she stated, “We are not in a position to take it over right now.”

Treasurer Denise Laessig and Trustee Michael Heikkila voiced support for Lake’s views before the unanimous vote was taken.

While summarizing an Aug. 12 meeting of the Gogebic Range Water Authority, Laessig also po...

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