•  The Cato Township Planning Commission will hold its next meeting on December 15th at 5:00 PM.

Welcome to the Village of Lakeview and Cato Township

Montcalm County, Michigan

Snow Removal

With the arrival of winter, we are reminded that our Department of Public Works will be working to remove snow and help maintain our streets and parking areas for everyone’s safety. Ordinance 35 Section 6 states: There is to be no parking on the Village streets between the hours of 2 AM – 6 AM. Also, there is no parking for more than 72 hours in any municipal parking lot.

There are three municipal parking lots located in the Village of Lakeview. One is located behind Mckenna’s Village Restaurant. Another is located on the corner of Washington and Second Street near the post office. And the third is the lot across from the new VFW Post on the corner of Lincoln and Fourth. These parking lots are governed by Odd/Even Parking YEAR-ROUND. Overnight parking is allowed in the Municipal parking lots, however, Odd/Even parking rules must be observed. Those violating these rules will be towed at the owner’s expense. Odd/Even parking is a necessity in municipal parking lots to ensure these lots can be cleared of snow during the winter.

Odd/Even Parking Regulations:
- If the day of the month is EVEN, then you must park on the even labeled side.
Example: If your car will be parked past midnight on the 23rd day of the month
then you need to be on the EVEN side of the lot for road maintenance.
- If the day of the month is ODD, then you must park on the odd labeled side.
Example: If your car will be parked past midnight on the 14th day of the month then you need to be on the ODD side of the lot for road maintenance.

Those who violate Odd/Even parking regulations will be towed at the owner’s expense.

Please contact the Village Office, (989) 352-6322, or Lakeview Police Department, (989) 352- 6211, with any questions or concerns.

Don't be a victim!!

scamFour Signs That It’s a Scam
1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know.
Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or Medicare, or make up a name that sounds official. Some pretend to be from a business you know, like a utility company, a tech company, or even a charity asking for donations.
They use technology to change the phone number that appears on your caller ID. So the name and number you see might not be real.

2. Scammers say there’s a PROBLEM or a PRIZE.
They might say you’re in trouble with the government. Or you owe money. Or someone in your family had an emergency. Or that there’s a virus on your computer.
Some scammers say there’s a problem with one of your accounts and that you need to verify some information.
Others will lie and say you won money in a lottery or sweepstakes but have to pay a fee to get it.

3. Scammers PRESSURE you to act immediately.
Scammers want you to act before you have time to think. If you’re on the phone, they might tell you not to hang up so you can’t check out their story.
They might threaten to arrest you, sue you, take away your driver’s or business license, or deport you. They might say your computer is about to be corrupted.

4. Scammers tell you to PAY in a specific way.
They often insist that you pay by sending money through a money transfer company or by putting money on a gift card and then giving them the number on the back.
Some will send you a check (that will later turn out to be fake), tell you to deposit it, and then send them money.

What You Can Do to Avoid a Scam
Block unwanted calls and text messages. Take steps to block unwanted calls and to filter unwanted text messages.
Don’t give your personal or financial information in response to a request that you didn’t expect. Legitimate organizations won’t call, email, or text to ask for your personal information, like your Social Security, bank account, or credit card numbers.
If you get an email or text message from a company you do business with and you think it’s real, it’s still best not to click on any links. Instead, contact them using a website you know is trustworthy. Or look up their phone number. Don’t call a number they gave you or the number from your caller ID.
Resist the pressure to act immediately. Legitimate businesses will give you time to make a decision. Anyone who pressures you to pay or give them your personal information is a scammer.
Know how scammers tell you to pay. Never pay someone who insists you pay with a gift card or by using a money transfer service. And never deposit a check and send money back to someone.
Stop and talk to someone you trust. Before you do anything else, tell someone — a friend, a family member, a neighbor — what happened. Talking about it could help you realize it’s a scam.


tamarack meadowsLooking for a great place to live, check out Tamarack Meadows located in our beautiful Village of Lakeview. Clink on the link below for more information.


Several LHS Alumni have worked with the Lakeview Area community Fund (LACF) to launch the
LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund. The LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund will be used to support one or more scholarships annually for seniors beginning in 2021. The amount and number of scholarships awarded will be determined by the level of giving from LHS alumni and friends of LHS. Preference will be given to students based on their financial need. Special consideration will go to those students who work, apprentice and/or participate in community service and/or extracurricular activities while attending Lakeview Community Schools.

If you are interested in donating to the LHS Alumni Scholarship Fund you can go online at ​

or send a check to Lakeview Area Community Fund c/o GACF, 101 N. Lafayette, Greenville MI 48838.

All donations are tax deductable.

Quickly Find What You Need.

Village of LakeviewLooking for information from the Village of Lakeview?

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3) Check the "How Do I...?" Page. We've prepared some common Question/Answer scenarios to guide you.

4) Use the "Search Our Website" Page. Our search engine looks through every page, article, document and link posted on our website to find exactly what you are looking for.

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.

Christmas through Lakeview

Join us December 4, 2021 for a fun filled winter celebration through Lakeview starting at 10:00am.

Village Council Meetings

council meetingsStarting in January 2021, the Village council meetings will be held on the second Tuesday of every month at 7:00 PM. The schedule is as follows:
Tuesday January 12, 2021
Tuesday February 9, 2021
Tuesday March 9, 2021
Tuesday April 13, 2021
Tuesday May 11, 2021
Tuesday June 8, 2021
Tuesday July 13, 2021
Tuesday August 10, 2021
Tuesday September 14, 2021
Tuesday October 12, 2021
Tuesday November 9, 2021
Tuesday December 14, 2021

The meetings will be held at the Lakeview Municipal Complex located at 208 S. Lincoln Ave. unless noted otherwise.


VETERANS MONUMENTJohn Grawburg has been looking forward to the day he could place a monument in Lakeview to honor the sacrifices made by all veterans and the families back home who supported them.
If you would like to donate, click the following link and it will direct you to the Lakeview Area Community Fund. https://gacfmi.org/donating-to-the-gacf/lakeview-area-community-foundation/below.
Select GIVE NOW.
Enter your name and email address.
Under Division of Funds highlight LAKEVIEW AREA COMMUNITY FUND.
Under LACF Funds highlight LAKEVIEW AREA VETERANS MONUMENT FUND located near the bottom of the list.
Continue entering your information and submit.
You can also stop by Village Hall and pick up an envelope and mail in your donations.
Thank you for your support.

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/.

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.