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Michigan has thousands of inland lakes. For over 40 years, Michigan’s lake board law has been used to implement lake improvement projects. This article provides an overview of lake board procedures and addresses some commonly asked questions …


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      Financing Your Lake Project:  
     Lake Boards vs. Township Boards


      Lake Board Act Amended 


Lake Level

      Lake Improvement Boards:
     Role of the Drain Commissioner


     Lake Boards: Commonly Asked Questions

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This is the first of a two part article about lake boards. The first article discusses recent amendments to the lake board act and the second article will explore the pros and cons of organizing a lake project under an existing township board versus establishing a lake board.


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This is the second part of a two-part article about financing alternatives for lake projects. The first article, which appeared in the February 2005 issue of the Michigan Riparian, examined recent amendments to the Lake Board Act. This article discusses the pros and cons of organizing a lake project by establishing a lake board versus using an existing township board.


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With the recent elections, many new Drain Commissioners will be surprised to find that, under Michigan law, they will wear several different hats! New Drain Commissioners will need to become familiar with their responsibilities and authority under the Michigan Drain Code; they may also find that they are the county delegated authority or agency responsible for …


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