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Articles from February 2019 (Return to News home)
by Laurel Evans
Thursday, February 28, 2019

The County of Leelanau is soliciting proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified vendors for the purpose of providing construction services for the replacement of sections 1, 2, 3 and 4 of the Law Enforcement Center’s Roof located at 8525 East Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay, Michigan.

More information can be obtained via the County's Bids/Vendor Info page.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, February 13, 2019


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 to get an appointment slot.  Appointments are LIMITED for all collections.

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Bids are being accepted for a housing rehabilitation project in Bingham Township.  A pre-bid walk-through will be held at the site on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30 am.  Bids due by 5 pm on Monday, March 4, 2019.

All work must be done by licensed and insured contractors.

If you are a contractor interested in the walk-through and/or submitting a bid, contact the Planning & Community Development office at 231-256-9812 or email: for more information.

Work items for this project include:  installation of new natural gas furnace and new hot water heater, replacement of exterior doors, replacement of kitchen stove, dishwasher, and refrigerator, some plumbing and electrical work, etc.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, February 11, 2019

A  Summary of the 2018 Questionnaire conducted of Leelanau County residents, and students in several schools can be found here.

Go to the very bottom and select the Directory that says “No Appendices Leelanau Community”.  That is 21 pages. If you select the one above it, it includes ALL the data and is very long. 

To look at individual reports for Municipalities and Schools:  go to Filtered Reports folder and select the filtered report you would like to review.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

The County is offering at auction miscellaneous items, including a Genie Scissor Lift, a Trane Heater and a Bilco Basement Door. Please visit the Bids/Vendor Info Page for more information.