Welcome to the Village of Lakeview

Montcalm County, Michigan


Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19 and our concern for both the department of public works crew and the public, the Village of Lakeview has made the decision to postpone Spring Clean-Up scheduled for Saturday April 18, 2020. We will keep you posted when a new date has been set.

Please stay safe, stay healthy.

March 23, 2020 COVID-19 Update

Village Residents,
I am sure most of you have heard, in efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Governor Whitmer has signed executive order, 2020-21. The following is an excerpt from the State's notification.
"To combat the spread of COVID-19 in Michigan, Governor Whitmer signed the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order. For at least the next three weeks, all Michigan businesses and operations must temporarily suspend in-person operations that are not necessary to sustain or protect life, and all Michiganders must stay in their homes unless they're a part of that critical infrastructure workforce, engaged in an outdoor activity, or performing tasks necessary to the health and safety of themselves or their family, like going to the hospital or grocery store."

With that, the Village employees will be working from home where possible. If you need anything from the Village, contact clerk@villageoflakeview.org. You may also leave a message on the Village phone line. It will be checked daily. If you have a water or sewer emergency and need DPW services, please call (989) 818-0911 and the on-call worker will be able to assist you. Remember not to flush cleaning wipes, plastic applicators and/or any other non-appropriate items down your toilets. The Police Department will have employees on shift, however, will be limiting face to face contacts, and handling calls for service on the phone when possible.

Please remember that in our small community there are limited supplies, groceries, and resources. Other information is available on the Health Department Website and the CDC Website.

Thank you for your cooperation,
Darin K, Dood, Village Manager - Chief of Police


MARCH 16 UPDATE: Effective Tuesday, March 17, as a precautionary measure to reduce the chance of community spread of COVID-19, the Lakeview Village Hall will be closed to the public. Village operations will continue with staff available to provide services and answer questions by phone or email. In person visits will be considered on a case-by-case basis by appointment only. Please contact us at (989) 352-6322 between 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM or the DPW cell number (989) 818-0911 after hours with any water/sewer emergency. You can also email Clerk@villageoflakeview.org with any questions you may have.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers steps you can take to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
  • If you’re feeling well, don’t wear a face mask to protect yourself from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
  • Face masks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others as well as health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings – at home or in a health care facility
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing
  • If soap and water aren’t readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
Follow the links below for up to date information regarding the Coronavirus or contact the Montcalm County Health Department with any questions you might have.



review the Interim Recommendations to Mitigate the Spread of COVID-19 (March 11, 2020)

Lakeview's History

Historic LakeviewTake a look at the Village Historic Downtown page to see long-ago photos of Lakeview and learn more about our community's history.

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And of course, you can telephone Village offices anytime during business hours at (989) 352-6322. Our staff is happy to help you with any question or concern.


In compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-21 and to reduce transmission risk of the COVID-19 virus, the curbside brush pickup and leaf pickup dates scheduled for April have been postponed. The Village will continue to monitor the situation and will reschedule when additional information is available.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and will provide information on new dates as soon as we have them available. Any questions can be directed to Village Hall at (989) 352-6322.


We have received word from the County Recycling Center that they are shutting down their operation until further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will keep you informed when this service becomes available again.

Playground Equipment

In order to control and limit the spread of COVID-19, it is necessary to prevent infected people from coming into contact with uninfected people.

The Village of Lakeview is closing all outdoor playground equipment. This includes the Lakeview Community Schools playground equipment.
Areas without playground equipment like walking trails and grassy areas that allow spaces for walking, running and playing within social distancing guidelines, so individuals remain 6 feet from each other and do not gather in groups larger than 10, are still allowable.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Stay Safe, Stay Healthy.
Village of Lakeview.

Dispose of Expired or Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Village of Lakeview provides a Safe Prescription Drug Drop-Off program for our community. Residents can drop off unused or expired prescriptions into a secure box at the Village Offices located at 315 S. Lincoln Ave.

The Lakeview Police Department will collect the contents and prepare them for disposal that is eco-friendly and in accordance with federal and State Laws.  If you have any additional questions please contact our Lakeview Police  Department at 989-352-6211.

Municipal Water System PFAS Information

The State of Michigan performed testing of Wells #3 & #4 on July 9, 2018. The water testing is related to the State of Michigan effort to test for PFAS/PFOS contamination throughout water systems in Michigan. Test results determined the Village has a non-detect for PFAS, PFOA, PFBS and related chemicals the State tested for. The Village has made the letter and sample results available at the links below. For more information regarding PFAS, please visit www.michigan.gov/pfasresponse/.

Need a Ride?

LIBERTY LINE provides rides!
Liberty Line is a non profit Christian ministry providing a ride service to any person, IN THE CENTRAL MONTCALM OR LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT AREAS, either physically or financially unable to drive. Donations are requested but fees are not charged.  Rides are not guaranteed but every effort will be made to find you a ride.  Requests must be made 72 hours in advance.  Please call between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday-Friday to speak to the dispatcher.  989-352-0033