A municipal website should be a place where residents can pay bills, get regularly updated information about village events and easily access the particulars regarding local ordinances. In all these categories, Lakeview’s current online presence is somewhat lagging, according to Village Manager Jake Eckholm.
The Lakeview Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has in recent years overseen several improvements to the public areas surrounding Tamarack Lake.
These include a complete overhaul of Lakeside Park, a pier there, street improvements along Lake Drive, and a park and several new “green areas” between the village’s main street and the lake.
This village will be getting an online makeover soon if members of the Lakeview Village Council have their way. Lakeview’s current site is too limited in functionality, according to Village Manager Jake Eckholm.
If there’s one municipality that seems to be growing steadily more attractive and desirable to both residents and potential business, it’s the village of Lakeview.
According to Village Manager Jake Eckholm — who also serves as Stanton’s city manager — that’s no mistake.
The need for food pantry donations exists year-’round, but sometimes the holidays are an especially tenuous time for those tasked with providing meals to local, economically disadvantaged families.
Residents of this village are likely wondering if the Grinch has been working his nefarious magic on the town’s downtown Christmas lights.
For the past several weeks, they’ve been on again and off again.
A portrait of Michael “Mick” Baird hangs in the lobby of Steeplechase Tool & Die. Baird died this past March at the age of 68, but his legacy lives on through the company he founded 16 years ago. He gifted much of his stocks to his colleagues and employees, including Vice President Michael Garvey and President Tim Caverley.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the village, and then again, it’s not. Problems with the main street Christmas lighting has been causing headaches for the village Department of Public Works since they were installed earlier this winter.
The spirit of philanthropy was personified in the troopers of the Michigan State Police (MSP) Lakeview Post on Tuesday. During the Shop with a Hero event, more than 15 troopers took 16 Montcalm County-area children shopping for Christmas presents at the Greenville Meijer.
County gun boards were eliminated last week per a new state law, leaving concealed pistol license (CPL) applications in the hands of county clerks and state police.
County sheriffs and prosecutors are no longer part of the CPL process, per Public Acts 3 and 4, which Gov. Rick Snyder signed into law last March. County clerks and the Michigan State Police (MSP) are now responsible for issuing CPLs to qualified applicants.