Due to the recent rise in COVID-related illnesses, the Leelanau County Government Center will be open by appointment only beginning Wednesday, November 18.
The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office intends to dispose of firearms. More information on this disposal, including a few listing of the affected weapons, is available at the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/downloads/lcso_public_notice_firearms_11132020.pdf
Not sure where to vote? The County's GIS department has created a map of all polling locations, including Commissioner Districts. Please visit the following page - https://www.leelanau.gov/howdoia.asp?rid=199
Leelanau County has opened its 9th recycling site. The new location is located at E. Oak St and S. Edwards Ave in the unincorporated village of Leland and will be a temporary site.
All sites accept household materials from Leelanau County households - business recycling at the sites is not allowed. Costs for these sites is paid for with the recycling fee on winter tax bills of households.
Signs on the containers indicate what materials are accepted, and what materials are not accepted. Never leave items on the ground at any of the recycling sites.
For more information, call 256-9812.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued an Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 - Gathering Prohibition and Mask Order.
The full text of this order, dated October 5, 2020, is available at the following link - https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/MDHHS_epidemic_order_-_Gatherings_masks_bars_sports_-_FINAL_704287_7.pdf
Following the directives of the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office, the Hon. Marian Kromkowski has issued a "Phase One Plan", which focuses on the obligations to protect the health of litigants, judicial branch employees, and the public, while still providing essential services.
A complete copy of the plan can be found on the following page: https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/probate_family_ct_phase_one_06012020.pdf
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The Building Safety Department has posted important information relating to COVID-19 on its webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/concodes.asp
The 24-Hour Crisis Help Line is 1-833-295-0616
Call if an individual is -
United Way of Northwest Michigan has a 24/7 Information and Referral service for our area. Dial 211 to get connected or text your zip code to 898211.
Tuesday Office Hours for Veterans Affairs Services have been suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19.
Please contact the Grand Traverse County Veterans Affairs Office directly for any questions or concerns - http://www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us/995/Veterans-Affairs
HASTA NUEVO AVISO
Para los clientes del Tribunal de Distrito 86, las áreas de Criminal / Traffic / Civil y Probation Clerk estarán cerradas al tráfico peatonal pero estarán disponibles por teléfono.
Para obtener información más detallada, consulte lo siguiente:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
For clients of the 86th District Court, the Criminal/Traffic/Civil and Probation Clerk areas will be closed to foot traffic but will be available by phone.
For more detailed information, please visit the following page - https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/covid_poster_03162020.pdf
AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE: 547 S. St. Joseph Street in Lake Leelanau.
3 Bedroom, 2 baths, 1,575 square feet, 1 car attached garage, appliances and washer/dryer included. $108,900.
Homeowner Association (HOA) fee of $105/month.
Call 231-947-6001 for an application or more information (Homestretch).
Must occupy the home as your principal residence.
Must qualify for a conventional mortgage.
Maximum combined household income allowed for income qualified applications:
1 person - $42,240
Two - $48,320
Three - $54,320
Four - $60,320
Vincer West is a new neighborhood at the edge of Northport Village intended for individuals and families employed locally who want to live closer to where they work. Click here for more information. Two units left at $169,900 each.
The Leelanau County Planning Commission met to consider action to adopt the amended Leelanau County General Plan at its December 17, 2019 meeting. The Commission passed a Resolution to adopt the Plan, and send it to the County Board for consideration.
Leelanau County General Plan - November 2019. Follow this link and then click on "Final Draft of General Plan – November 2019"
For more information contact the Planning & Community Development office at 256-9812 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The dates for 2020 have been confirmed, and reservations are now being accepted.
Saturday, June 20, 2020 – household hazardous waste & electronics collection at Glen Lake School
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - household hazardous waste & electronics collection Peshawbestown (across from the Casino)
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - household hazardous waste & electronics collection in Elmwood Township (Cherry Bend Park, off Avondale Lane)
Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Tire recycling collection (tires ONLY) at Glen Lake School ($1.00 per tire, 10 tires per residence).
Appointments required for ALL events. Tires must be paid for prior to the collection event. Call 256-9812 or email email@example.com for more information or to sign up.
Contact: Leelanau County Solid Waste Council
Burning Your Household Trash Does Not Make it Go Away
The temptation to throw unwanted items from the house, garage and garden into a pile or barrel and light it may be strong. But wait! Don’t light that match!
Not only is backyard burning harmful to your health and the environment, it is also against the law. Public Act 102 of 2012 prohibits trash burning of household waste that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals, hazardous materials.
Backyard burning of household trash releases toxins into the air. The harmful dioxins and furans that are produced in the burning process don’t simply go up in smoke. They settle on plants and waterways and are in the ash that is produced. From the air, the toxins and ash can find their way into the dirt of your vegetable garden and into the food that you eat. Kids playing in the area may be exposed to them as well. They can cause serious health concerns such as rashes, nausea, dizziness and headaches, burning or itching eyes and nose, coughing, aggravation of respiratory ailments, and an increase of heart disease.
The longer a fire burns and smolders more toxins are produced. And there is always a risk of the burn pile getting out of control and creating a damaging, accidental fire.
Don’t light that match! Reduce, reuse, recycle, compost, and then dispose the rest with a commercial waste hauler or your local transfer station.
Latex paint is not considered a 'hazardous material', but it is accepted at the Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and electronics collections for Leelanau HOUSEHOLDS ONLY (No more than 10, 1-gallon cans per vehicle at each Leelanau County collection).
However, there are ways to get rid of the latex paint and not have to bring it to a collection. Citizens are encouraged to use one of the methods listed on our flyer, which also eliminates non-hazardous materials from taking up space in the HHW collections.
Drugs (Controlled substance medications, medication samples, vitamins, etc) are NOT to be put down the drain, on the ground, or in the garbage.
There is a drug disposal drop-off box located in the lobby of the Leelanau County Sheriff's office - for PILLS only. The box is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Bring in your unused and unwanted drugs and place in the secure box. ANONYMOUS. NO COST. NO QUESTIONS ASKED.
Click here for the flyer with information on proper disposal of latex paints, as well as proper disposal of drugs, including liquids like syrups.
Items that need to be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics collection require an appointment. Call 256-9812 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get an appointment slot. Appointments are LIMITED for all collections.
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Approved a Resolution in Appreciation of First Responders
The Veterans Affairs Office has announced a new, free program available for eligible Veterans who are experiencing hearing loss issues; more information on the Heroes With Hearing Loss Program can be obtained by visiting the Veterans Affairs page - https://www.leelanau.cc/veterans.asp
Leelanau County Treasurer: Keeping families in their homes is my top priority
As Leelanau County Treasurer, keeping families in their homes is one of my top priorities. Over the past several years, we have worked hard to prevent tax foreclosures with 2017 remarkably having none.
Help is available for Leelanau County homeowners struggling to pay delinquent property taxes. At the Treasurer’s office, we’re here to help the residents of Leelanau County navigate and qualify for different assistance programs.
If you or someone you know has delinquent taxes from 2015 or earlier, I urge you to reach out to us so that we can help you stay in your home and set up a payment plan to get your back taxes paid.
For qualifying homeowners with two or more years of delinquent property taxes, we offer hardship extensions in order to prevent foreclosure. This gives families the option to work with us to come up with a monthly payment plan to become current and prevent property tax foreclosure.
In addition, we offer multi-year payment plans. These new plans, together with a hardship extension, gives families that are struggling financially an opportunity to escape the cycle of barely avoiding foreclosure year-after-year, and give them peace of mind knowing that their home is safe.
For 100 percent disabled veterans, an exemption from property taxes on a primary residence is available and can save disabled veterans thousands of dollars on current and future years property taxes. Please contact the Leelanau County Veteran’s Affairs Office at 231-256-9711 for more information.
Credit card payments
To make it easier and more convenient to pay delinquent property taxes, we offer online and phone payment via credit card. You can also come into the office and pay with your credit card. Go to the Treasurer’s website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer and click on “Pay Delinquent Taxes Online.”
If you have delinquent property taxes and fear you may lose your home, please contact my office. Whether it’s applying for assistance, working on hardship extensions to help pay off delinquent property taxes, or navigating available resources, my team is on hand to help homeowners in any way we can.
Our mission is to serve you and we will continue to fight and work hard to help Leelanau County families stay in their homes.
Step Forward Michigan still has millions of dollars for qualified homeowners who are struggling with back taxes and back mortgages. Please visit: stepforwardmichigan.org for more information.
Residents can call the Treasurer’s office at 231-256-9838, email us at email@example.com, or go to our website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer to get more information or set up an appointment.
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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners recently held a Committee of the Whole Session to hear presentations from other agencies relative to septic systems and water quality.
A "Guide for Leelanau County Homeowners" is available for review on the Clean Water homepage - https://www.leelanau.cc/lcw.asp
Effective January, 2018, The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has designated R.E. Risk & Associates to conduct all property foreclosure sales within Leelanau County.
More information is available on the LCSO page - https://www.leelanau.cc/foreclosuresales.asp
Did you know there is currently an outbreak of HEPATITIS A? Food handlers can pass this infection to others when preparing and serving food. You can protect yourself and others by getting the HEPATITIS A Vaccine.
Call the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department at 231-256-0200 to schedule an appointment to get your vaccine.
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 19, 2017, Regular Session, approved County Resolution #2017-012, "A Resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day."
A PowerPoint presentation by County resident Robin Carden is available for viewing - http://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/indigenous_peoples_day_rev_09272017_r_carden.pdf
A signed copy of the Resolution is available on the Resolutions and Ordinances Page - http://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/indigenous_peoples_day_cr_2017_012.pdf
The NEW 2017 Leelanau County Plat Books are in - you can make purchase arrangements through the Conservation District, 231-256-9783, or by visiting - http://www.leelanaucd.org/2017-plat-books/
Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing
We are in the process of implementing the Leelanau County Web Site. We will be continuing to improve the content on the new site and hope to have as much historical data as possible. Additional features are currently underway and will be announced as they are rolled out. Thank you for your patience as we add these new features.
In order to insure that the web site displays information properly, you should clear the history in your internet browser. In Internet Explorer you clear the history in Internet Options under Tools. In Firefox you clear the history in the Privacy tab under Options, and in Google Chrome you clear the history in History under Options.
The Search option will not function correctly until the Google Search Engine has finished indexing our new web site. The search option right now will still display our old site information and will not find the proper page due to the conversion. I will post an update once the search has been reindexed to the new data.