Our Role

The purpose of the WLAC is to preserve the qualities that make Walloon Lake a unique resource for all. We are here to assist in any way we can and connect property owners to important resources. Although we are not an enforcing body, we do support strict enforcement of all Township and/or County ordinances affecting the Lake and its watershed. 

Listed below are some pertinent names and telephone numbers you will find helpful if you plan to:

  • Build or modify your home or a building 
  • Put in a new septic system or repair an existing one 
  • Move earth within 500 feet of the lake
  • Place fill or structures in/excavate or drain a wetland
  • Plan to do anything along your shoreline
  • Plan to drill a well
  • Plan to change the use of your property

WLAC OFFICE

4060 N, M-75 Ste. 102   |   Walloon Lake, MI 49796

 (231) 535-6112   |   wlac@walloon.org

WLAC GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS COMMITTEE

Mary Pat Goldich, Chair

TOWNSHIP REPRESENTATIVES

Evangeline: Robert Saddler (248) 709-8264  

Melrose: Mary Pat Goldich (231) 535-2225 

Resort: Donald Burkhardt (231) 487-1946 & Holly Angileri (231) 348-9810

ZONING COMPLIANCE

Bay Township Zoning Administrator: Ron Van Zee (231) 497-4701  

Bear Creek Township-Emmet County Zoning Administrator: Tammy Dornenburg (231) 439-8998  

Evangeline Township Zoning Administrator: Patrick Kilkenny (231) 582-0337  

Melrose Township Zoning Administrator: Randy Frykberg (231) 330-1249  

Resort Township Zoning Administrator: Larry Houghton (231) 347-7915  

WLAC ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT & WATER QUALITY COMMITTEE

Russ Kittleson (248) 756-4242, Chair

BUILDING PERMITS

Charlevoix County Building Department: Terry Amick (231) 547-7221

Emmet County Planning & Building Department: Martin VanBerlo (231) 348-1735

The Northwest Michigan Community Health Agency: www.nwhealth.org

Charlevoix County Sanitarian: Mike Jones (231) 547-7641

Emmet County Sanitarian: Dan Begnoche (231) 347-4638

MICHIGAN EGLE (Wetlands & Shoreline Permits)

Charlevoix-Emmet County: Scott Rasmusson (989) 313-9708

SOIL EROSION & SEDIMENTATION CONTROL OFFICE

Charlevoix County: Russ Smith  (231) 547-7236

Emmet County: Nancy Salar (231) 439-8996

Ordinances govern how you may modify your land or buildings. Others are designed to maintain and improve water quality; for example, establishing and maintaining a greenbelt is the single most important thing you can do as a lakefront property owner to protect the quality of the lake. Please make yourself aware of your Township’s Ordinances and strive to abide by them.