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Thank you for your support


A 4th of July Parade is scheduled for Saturday, July 1, 2017.

Anyone interested in participating in the parade should contact the

township office at 989-821-9694Line up for the parade is set for 9:00 a.m.

The parade will start at West Higgins Lake Blvd. near the Phoenix Park parking lot 

& will be ending at the Old Fire Hall. The parade is slated to begin at 10:00 am. 

Hope to see you there!


Higgins Lake -  2017




Please explore our SWIMMER’S ITCH 101 tab on the top of the page if you want to learn more about swimmer’s itch.

Many of you have recently reported seeing large groups of common mergansers showing up in open water areas on Higgins Lake. Please don’t panic. These particular birds do NOT contribute to spreading swimmer’s itch for the following 2 reasons:

  1. Most of the individuals in these groups are spring migrants, meaning they only stay around Higgins Lake for a few days before continuing their journey northward to breed on lakes at a higher latitude.
  2. The cold water makes it extremely unlikely that any parasites passed by these common mergansers will find and successfully infect a snail.

There are 3 specific things you can do to help fight the battle against swimmer’s itch:

1. important iconReport A Common Merganser NEST on Higgins Lake

Early spring (from ice-out until May 31) is the time of year when common mergansers nest on Higgins Lake. If you see a single common merganser flying and landing on the same tree on more than one occasion, there’s probably a nest nearby. Click on the link above to report the location of a common merganser nest.

2. Report A Common Merganser BROOD on Higgins Lake

From June 1 – July 15 the single most important thing you can do to help us control swimmer’s itch is to report any common merganser broods you see on Higgins Lake (click the appropriate link above).

If you aren’t sure that the brood you saw are common mergansers, click on the link anyway and you’ll be shown pictures to help you determine their identity.

3. Report A CASE OF SWIMMER’S ITCH on Higgins Lake

Because we removed all 6 common merganser brood off Higgins Lake last summer, we expect to see a significant reduction in the severity of swimmer’s itch cases again this year. Please use the link above to report any and all swimmer’s itch cases on Higgins Lake in 2017. Thank you.




Lyon Township does not require a permit for the placement of public docks at a public road-end at this time. Per the Lyon Township Dock Resolution, docks should be placed near the center of road-ends. Lyon Township continues to follow the Jacobs decision which allows for one non-exclusive dock at a road-end.

A new Senate Bill No.680, was recently passed authorizing the local unit of government to govern use of road end docks. Due to the Jacobs vs Lyon ruling nothing is changing with regards to what is or is not allowed at the road ends. As in the past, liability for a road-end dock and the decision concerning insurance coverage rest with the owner of the dock.

While Lyon Township does not mandate individuals supply us with contact information on road end docks, we request that the person(s) responsible for the dock provide the township with contact information. This form is below and may also be picked up at the Township Office.