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by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Did you know that the ordinary high water line along a stretch of Lake Michigan coast can vary as much as 250 feet within 20 years? That means that the distance from a structure placed on the shore 100' from the waterline when the water line is low will be 150' on the waterside of that waterline during the high water period. You can imagine what a big storm can do to structures set too close to the water.

You are invited to attend a presentation on Planning for Resilient Coastal Communities, Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Leelanau County Government Center in the County Commissioner Meeting Room. Time: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This presentation is being given by Dr. Richard Norton, Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. Dr. Norton holds a joint appointment as Professor with University of Michigan's Program in the Environment, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

Additional thanks to the Land Information Access Association (LIAA) for making this presentation possible; more information can be obtained by contacting the Land Information Access Association, 231-929-3696.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, November 19, 2018

The Leelanau County Planning Commission intends to prepare a Leelanau County General Plan Amendment.  

For information regarding the Plan amendment call the Leelanau County Planning & Community Development office at 231-256-9812 or email:

Information will also be posted on this website, as it becomes available.  Public comments on the planning process are welcome.

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Please click here  to be directed to the November 6, 2018 results. 

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Due to the potential of inclement weather, the Leelanau County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at the VFW Post #7731. More information can be obtained by visiting the Veterans Affairs page.