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City-of-Wixom

City of Wixom Office
49045 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393
Phone:  248.624.4557
Fax:  248.624.0863
Website: www.wixomgov.org

Recipient of the University of Michigan – Dearborn School of Management’s Metro Detroit 2007, 2008 and 2010 Entrepreneurial City Awards, Wixom is located in highly affluent West Oakland County.  Wixom is only 12 miles from Oakland County International Airport, 24 miles to Detroit Metropolitan Airport and 30 miles to downtown Detroit.  The City offers a balanced approach to land use development with a mix of high-quality residential living, a strong diverse industrial base, one of the lowest tax rates in Oakland County and has one of the finest school districts in the state.

In 2004, the long awaited Wixom Village Center Area Development Project started to become a reality, and replaces Wixom’s downtown that was lost to fire in the late 1920’s.  The community focal point is the civic complex featuring a dynamic reflecting pool with a water fall and illuminated jets all brought into balance by a performance plaza in Sibley Square and streetscape amenities.  Additionally, Wixom boasts a rich historic past and a 300-acre nature preserve (The Wixom Habitat) with walking paths and wildlife viewing areas.  Further, home to over 700 businesses, Wixom’s culture makes it an ideal community to locate and operate a business.  Companies such as Adept Plastic Finishing, J&B Medical Supplies, American Suzuki, Behr-Hella Thermocontrol, Caraco Pharmaceuticals Laboratory, Detroit Public TV, dSpace Engineering, GM Performance Build Center, Hallite Seals America Inc.,
Mac Valve, Moeller Manufacturing Company and Wolverine Assemblies all have a prominent presence in Wixom.

Mayor
Kevin Hinkley – 248.624.4557
Manager
J. Michael Dornan – 248.624.0894
Clerk
Linda Kirby – 248.624.4557

Villiage of Wolverine Lake

Village of Wolverine Lake
425 Glengary Road
Wolverine Lake, MI 48390
Phone: (248) 624-1710
Fax: (248) 624-3536
Website: www.wolverinelake.com

The Village of Wolverine Lake is a residential community built around a 265 acre, all-sports lake. This 1.69 square mile village is located 29 miles from Detroit, 25 miles from Detroit Metro Airport, and only 8 miles from the Oakland International Airport. Residents have access to the lake through community parks that dot the shoreline. Some of the subdivision parks have swimming beaches and boat launch facilities so residents can fully enjoy the lake. There is also a Department of Natural Resources (DNR) public access site located off Glengary Road. Wolverine Lake Village is serviced by the Walled Lake school system and Commerce Township Fire Department. The Village Police Department shares services with Walled Lake Police Department. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Village President
John Magee (248) 624-1710
Administrator
Nathan Burd (248) 624-1710
Clerk
Rita Irwin (248) 624-1710

Charter Township of Commerce MI

Charter Township of Commerce
2009 Township Drive
Commerce, MI 48390
Phone:  (248) 624-0110
Fax:  (248) 624-5384
Website: www.commercetwp.com

A string of small lakes cross the western portion of Oakland County. Commerce Township is one of the communities in the Lakes Area which is heavily wooded as well. Its winding roads around the lakes provide pleasant views of the scenery, and residents enjoy year-round lake and river recreation. This is primarily a residential community; however, the economic base of the Township began to expand in the 1980s as commercial and industrial parks were constructed. The extension of M-5 provides residents with major transportation access.  Additionally, there are many points for retail shopping to serve the residents. Proud Lake State Recreation Area occupies big parcels of the township.  Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Supervisor
David Scott  (248) 624-0110
Planner
Kathleen Cassidy Jackson  (248) 960-7050
Clerk
Melissa Creech (248) 960-7020

Charter Township of Waterford Michigan

Charter Township of Waterford
5200 Civic Center Drive
Waterford, MI 48329
Phone:  (248) 674-3111
Fax:  (248) 674-5451
Website: www.twp.waterford.mi.us

The Township of Waterford is a commercially-mixed, residential community located in the center of the county. Thirty miles northwest of Detroit and a 45-minute drive to either Flint or Detroit, M-59 traverses the center linking the township to the cities of Pontiac, Brighton and Howell. The Oakland International Airport is base to over 850 small to mid-sized aircraft and supports over 300,000 takeoff and landings each year. Commercial development continues to expand along the major thoroughfares of M-59, Dixie Highway and Telegraph Road. Waterford Township is a Charter Township regulated by the Charter Township Act adopted by the State Legislature in 1947. The seven-member Board of Trustees consists of the Supervisor, Clerk, Treasurer, and four elected trustees.  Home to 34 of Oakland County’s public and private lakes and approximately 50 miles of bike paths, Waterford Township offers a plethora of outdoor activity.  Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Supervisor
Gary Wall (248) 674-6201
Director of Development Services
Doug Bradley (248) 674-6255
Clerk
Sue Camilleri (248) 674-6266

White Lake Township

White Lake Township
7525 Highland Road
White Lake, MI 48383
Phone:  248.698.3300
Fax:  248.698.3996
Website: www.whitelaketwp.com

Located near the center of Oakland County, White Lake Township provides some of the very best summer and winter recreational areas, with new and older homes blending for a delightful community with very little industry. Hills, lakes, farms and forests comprise the White Lake’s character where large parcels are preserved as state recreation areas and a county park. Rural residential development and lake living is typical. White Lake Township is the site of innovation. Detroit Edison and several manufacturers have helped to promote the concept of energy-efficient and environmentally friendly amenities in homes being built in Brentwood, a golf course community. These homes feature highly efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems. This has been the first attempt in Michigan to promote the geothermal concept in a newly developing residential community. Oakland’s major east-west corridor, M-59, crosses the Township where most of the area’s commercial development has occurred. Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Supervisor
Rik Kowall   248.698.3300
Planning Director
Sean O’Neil  248.698.3300
Clerk
Terry Lilley  248.698.3300

City of Walled Lake Michigan

City of Walled Lake
1499 E. West Maple Road
Walled Lake, MI 48390
Phone:  (248) 624-4847
Fax:  (248) 624-1616
Website: www.walledlake.com

An Oakland County Mainstreet community, the beautiful City of Walled Lake is approximately 14 miles southwest of Pontiac and twenty miles northeast of Ann Arbor. Walled Lake is home to over 7,000 residents and is noted for its bustling community enveloped by a country atmosphere. A community that takes pride in its heritage and history. A walk through our beautiful downtown area is an enjoyable experience as you browse our quaint shops and restaurants. Walled Lake is located within close proximity to three major highways, I-96, M-59, and US-23 making for easy access to surrounding communities. Walled Lake is host to many wonderful events that are sure to please. Trails and summer festivals abound here so be sure and drop by for one of our special events. While in town be sure to stop by the Walled Lake City Offices and say hello to our friendly and helpful staff and pick up a calendar of events!  Source: Oakland County Planning and Economic Development Services

Mayor
Linda Ackley  (248) 624-4847
Clerk/City Manager
L. Dennis Whitt  (248) 624-4847
Downtown Development Authority
L. Dennis Whitt  (248) 926-9004

Union Lake Michigan Business Area

Union Lake Business Area

The business community of Union Lake, Michigan – is situated essentially along the Union Lake and Cooley Lake roads traffic corridors of four townships: Commerce, West Bloomfield, Waterford and White Lake. They all abut at Cooley Lake and Williams Lake roads.

Never a government unit, Union Lake has always been the name of a postal facility that took on a life of its own. Mail delivery to portions of Commerce, Waterford, White Lake and West Bloomfield townships were serviced by Union Lake.

In 1963, when Congress decreed zip codes could not cross governmental boundaries, Union Lake, 48387, became the zip code for post office box customers.

In the 1980’s, a Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce initiative brought together businesses and planners from the four townships who defined a Union Lake business district with common zoning and sign ordinances.

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Walled Lake, MI 48390
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