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by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

The Department of Building Safety will be holding Online Permitting Classes on April 9, 2019 - Reservations Are Required.

For more information, please visit the Department's webpage -

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Please RSVP for these events by calling 231-256-9812 or email:

Wednesday April 17   FLYER

Sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission (Annual Session)

Topic:             Marihuana and Zoning Related Matters    Municipalities and counties engaged in zoning have many questions around this issue. Due to vague phrasing in parts of the law, some questions can be answered now while others will require clarity from state agencies, the courts, and/or the legislature.  This program will briefly outline the three Michigan laws regulating marihuana, the role of a zoning ordinance vs. police power ordinance, and a sampling of the current “knowns” and “unknowns” around zoning for marihuana related land uses.  

(This program will NOT address health concerns, public safety, addiction, youth, crime, or medicinal uses.)

Time:              6:30 pm (social gathering and snacks)

                        7:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

Location:        Lower Level of the Government Center

Speaker:         Mary Reilly, AICP, Government and Public Policy Educator

                        Michigan State University Extension


Tuesday, April 23  FLYER

Sponsored by the Leelanau County Solid Waste Council

Topic:             Composting Workshop  

Have you wanted to be a successful backyard composter? Have you been collecting your materials into a pile to compost but nothing seems to be happening? What’s the big deal about composting and organic materials management anyway? Do you want to take your passive compost to the next level with hot composting?  You'll never look at your coffee grounds, eggshells and slimy cucumbers the same again! 

You will learn how collecting, composting and using finished compost effects your soil and your community. This informative and upbeat presentation on backyard composting is for you!  

Time:              9:00 am - 11:00 am

Location:        Lower Level of the Government Center

Speaker:         Amy Freeman, Organics Maven Composting Specialist

                        Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, Inc.


Thursday, April 25  Flyer

Sponsored by Leelanau Native Plants Initiative (LNPI)

Topic:             3rd Annual Session by LNPI

Time:              12 Noon – 1 pm

Location:        Lower Level of the Government Center


  • A poster presentation by Leland High School Students – come learn from the students!
  • Presentation by Invasive Species Network Coordinator, Katie Grzesiak about damage to our native ecosystems by invasive species.
  • Refreshments and light snacks.


All Sessions are FREE.  Open to the Public.  Please RSVP

by Laurel Evans
Friday, March 1, 2019

The County of Leelanau is soliciting proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified individuals and information technology firms for the purpose of managing the County's computer network and providing information technology service support to the County. Please visit the Bids/Vendor Info web page for more information.