Are you new to our lake? Have you had any changes to your contact information? LMPO needs to have the correct information. (Select Around Town at top * Click on Contact Form * Fill it out and SUBMIT)
What do you see from your area? (you can either post pictures on the LMPO FB page or send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org) Let's see how many people join us! Several of you have added to our 'fun'. Keep those pictures coming.
Canning? Freezing? Here's a guide to know how long you can freeze certain foods. Click on the picture below
2022 will celebrate Michigamme's 150 years.
Although there will be many fundraisers to support the celebration, Michigamme clothing is now available.
Get your Michigamme 150 clothing. Proceeds will be going to the fundraiser. (Click on the logo/picture above)
One was recently seen on the west fork of Green Road. It was destroying bird feeders at night.
Rotate Your Ceiling Fans CorrectlyChanging the rotation of your ceiling fan can save you heating and cooling costs. Fans should turn clockwise, at a low speed, during the winter to pull the warm air up and around the room. During the summer, set them to counterclockwise to push the cold air down. While a fan won’t actually change the temperature of the room, the warm or cool air on your skin will make you feel warmer or colder and you’ll be more likely to give your thermostat a break. Note: Most fans have a switch that can be flipped to change direction, while newer models offer the option on the wall panel.
All in Together
Looking for something to do? Don't forget to check out our calendar of local events.
If you know of anything else you would like on the calendar, please don't hesitate to email the information.
Turn your license or ID into a REAL ID Steps for getting a REAL IDNOTE: If you already have an enhanced driver's license or enhanced state ID card, it is already REAL ID-compliant and will be recognized at airports as a REAL ID, with or without the REAL ID star. You don't need to take any further action. When it is replaced or renewed in the future, the new one will have the REAL ID star.>> Step 1: Make an appointment at Michigan.gov/SOSor call 888-SOS-MICH (888-767-6424). You may apply for a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID card at any time or you can wait until it's time to renew. Be aware that REAL ID goes into effect May 3, 2023. Your photograph will be taken at the branch office and the appropriate driver's license or state ID card fees will be due. There is no additional fee for obtaining a REAL ID-compliant license or state ID card if done during your normal renewal time, REAL ID licenses will be printed with a gold star. If you do not change your license or state ID card into a REAL ID, the next time it is printed, it will have this statement printed toward the top of the card: "Not for federal identification." >> Step 2: Bring the following documents to the SOS.NOTE: Faxes and photocopies will not be accepted. Your Michigan license or state ID card And one of the following: Government-issued birth certificate with raised seal or stamp Valid, unexpired U.S. passport An approved citizenship or legal presence document If you are not a U.S. citizen and have temporary legal status, please make sure you bring the required documents.If your name is different from what's on your birth certificate, you'll need to bring in a certified name-change document, such as a marriage license or court order. Name-change documents must show both the changed name and the previous name. Divorce decrees may be used if they are certified (copies are not accepted) and if they show the changed name and the previous name. Multiple documents may be needed if your name has changed more than once. First Michigan license or state ID card: If you are applying for your first (original) Michigan driver's license or state ID card, you will need to bring additional documents. Learn more here.
IMPORTANT for anyone who rents their property...
The Michigamme Township Board has passed a Short Term Rental Ordinance to minimize impact to our beautiful lake and to protect nearby property owners. All who intend to rent their vacation home on a short-term basis must apply for a rental permit from the Township Office by October 31, 2019. The application fee is $10.00. If a permit is granted, an additional $40.00 will be collected. Those who do short-term rentals without a permit will be subject to fines, or may be denied a permit in the future.
Buoys are gone until Spring. The water is still low so take extra care!!
Michigamme Musings~ The LMPO volunteer buoy crew is removing buoys today. Please join me in thanking Dan Ostola, Tom Farley, Jim Gustitis, and Greg Meyer for their time, effort, and dedication.
Have you paid your dues? Only $25 per property. So what does that money go towards?
1. BUOYS - Take them out each fall, clean, repair, replace as needed and again put them out each summer. (Also the insurance and upkeep of the LMPO pontoon boat used.) 2. DAM - We pay taxes, maintenance and inspection (inspection was $1400 this year) for the dam property. 3. MAPS - We purchase lake maps for the membership every 5 years, and we distribute complimentary copies of the lake directory to dues paying members. 4. LAKE QUALITY - We also test multiple sites around the lake for coliform bacteria, and we pay for of the dam. We have funds earmarked for fish cribs, but progress has been limited by the DNR’s restrictive permitting. 5. SPECIAL PROJECTS - We also support special projects that benefit the community. We purchased the dock for the Michigamme Township Park and this year we donated $1400 toward a modern sound system for the Township Hall’s gymnasium. We regularly donate to the July 4th Committee and the museum’s annual fundraisers. 6. MICHIGAMME MESSENGER - This is the yearly newsletter that was given out at the annual meeting. We unfortunately have had difficulty resurrecting the Michigamme Messenger. Any Volunteers? 7. ANNUAL MEETING- Last, but certainly important. The donuts, hot dogs and chicken for the meeting.
Talk about coming home! The construction has now started on the Museum building! Although the outside is really showing improvement, there is MUCH to do on the inside. Support the museum in any way possible. Let's get the inside electric and other finishes done soon. If you can't make the regular soup or salad dinners, you can always help by sending a donation to: PO 220 Michigamme, MI 49861 (make checks payable to Michigamme Museum)
William Seppanen Please follow the rules for recycling as if too many loads are contaminated, we may need to stop the program. Every Marquette County resident got a letter from 906 Recycle with the proper materials to place in the recycle bins or in our case the trailers.
Support our local businesses!
May 29th Michigamme Museum is open daily through Labor Day, Noon to 5:00 p.m. This may be changed through if restrictions are still in place after May 28th. There is no admission fee to visit, donations are welcomed, memorials, merchandise, and 2020 calendars are available. Museum phone # 906-323-9016
CLICK HERE for the entire story of how this slot machine 'returned home'
Spiders spinning larger than usual webs and entering house in large numbers
Pigs gathering sticks (so you might have to find a farmer for this)
Insects marching in a line
Unusual abundance of acorns and squirrels gathering early
Muskrats burrowing holes high in a riverbank
Frequent halos or rings around the sun or moon forecasts numerous snow falls.
WEATHER LORE: "See how high the hornet’s nest, ‘twill tell how high the snow will rest."
Too many geese 'loving' your lawn?
SCARE DEVICES:Scare devices can be a cost-effective way to repel geese when applied consistently as soon as geese arrive on your property. There are many commercial companies that sell the scare devices listed below:
Motion detector accessories
Electronic noise systems
There are also visual stimuli techniques used to scare geese:
Michigamme Area Sesquicentennial planning meetings will be held. If you are unable to attend but have suggestions for this celebration the week of July 4, 2022 you may email or call Virginia Olson. email@example.com or 906-323-6274.
Getting Bored? Need to read a book about the area? Look no further!
Are you interested in buying or selling anything around the lake? Contact Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org to have your free ad put on the website.
Is Your property Safe From ID Theft?
Don't get caught with the growing white-collar crime. CLICK HERE to get more information to protect your property.
NEW INTERACTIVE MAPS Click on Map below
REAL ID Requirements Deadline date has been moved to October 1, 2021
Did you miss paying your LMPO dues? $25 Make check out to Lake Michigamme Property Owners Association P.O. Box 137 Michigamme, MI. 49861 (reminder our dues help everyone around the lake - fireworks, dock, buoys, etc)