County News

by Matt Ansorge
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Benzie/Leelanau District Health Department is currently scheduling COVID Vaccination appointments for those included in Phase 1B (including, but not limited to):

  • First Responders
  • Corrections Staff
  • School Employees
  • Child Care Workers
  • Citizens 65 years old+

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Form linkhttps://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUQjFPRVBWT084Mk1BMkdHTFFXMUFWRlpCWC4u

PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a formal acknowledgment email or phone call confirming you have signed up for the vaccination.

COVID-19 Questions Form link:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUOVlWODVYQVYySUJYTEpNOTRTSEdCVVVMRi4u

Volunteer Information:

  • Greeters & Runners – assist with general functions at the clinics; greeting patients, assisting with paperwork, directing foot traffic, stocking supplies, etc.
  • Vaccinators – qualified individuals licensed to administer vaccines
  • Vaccine Assistants – monitoring patients post vaccine, assist with scheduling booster appointments

Steps to Enroll as Volunteer:

  1. Register with Michigan Volunteer Registry - https://www.mivolunteerregistry.org/
  2. Complete Volunteer Form for BLDHD - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUQVgwMTg2WFdEMUdCSVk0VFpOMTRDUURHNS4u

Aging Hotline (where seniors can obtain information on where vaccines are currently available): (231) 715-5557

Local Public Health Information Hotline:  (231) 882-2197

State Public Health Information Hotline:  1-888-535-6136 or email COVID19@michigan.gov

Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline:  (231) 935-0951

by Laurel Evans
Monday, January 11, 2021

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office is accepting applications for a Building Official. More information can be found on the County's Employment Opportunities Page - https://www.leelanau.gov/adminemployment.asp

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, January 11, 2021

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office is accepting applications for an Electrical Inspector. More information can be found on the County's Employment Opportunities Page - https://www.leelanau.gov/adminemployment.asp

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, December 31, 2020
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FEMA will be holding two virtual Open House events for Leelanau County, MI.  Event information is below.

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WHAT:     Leelanau County Coastal Flood Risk Update – Open House

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WHEN:     Tuesday, January 5, 2021

                  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

WHERE:  ZOOM Virtual Meeting | (https://ogilvy.zoom.us/j/97153187002?from=addon)

PASSWORD: FEMA05

WHAT:     Leelanau County Coastal Flood Risk Update – Open House

WHEN:     Thursday, January 7, 2021

                  5 p.m. – 7 p.m. ET

WHERE:  ZOOM Virtual Meeting | (https://ogilvy.zoom.us/j/95578397222?from=addon)

PASSWORD: FEMA07 

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its August 18, 2020, Regular Session, Approved Leelanau County Resolution #2020-014, "A Resolution to Condemn Racism in Leelanau County."

The full text of the resolution can be viewed on the September 15, 2020, Regular Session Meeting Page: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1976

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 15, 2020, Regular Session, Approved Leelanau County Resolution #2020-015, "A Resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day."

The full text of the resolution can be viewed on the September 15, 2020, Regular Session Meeting Page: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1986

by Molly Steck
Monday, December 28, 2020

Beginning in January 2021, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will be presenting virtual workshops focusing on Financial Management. 

For more information CLICK HERE. 

by Molly Steck
Monday, December 28, 2020

Beginning in January 2021, Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will be presenting virtual workshops focusing on Money Management. 

For more information CLICK HERE. 

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has an immediate opening for a Law Enforcement Deputy.

More information on how to apply and a list of qualifications is available on the Sheriff's Employment Opportunities Page - https://www.leelanau.gov/soemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, December 7, 2020

Please click on the following link for the full text of the December 7, 2020, Order - https://www.michigan.gov/documents/coronavirus/Masks_and_Gatherings_order_-_12-7-20_709796_7.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 16, 2020
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Due to the recent rise in COVID-related illnesses, the Leelanau County Government Center will be open by appointment only beginning Wednesday, November 18.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, November 13, 2020
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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

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, November 4, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners conducted an Anti-bias Study Session on Thursday, November 5. This recording is now part of the Meeting page: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=2005

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
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Leelanau County has listed three (3) retired Patrol Vehicles for Auction, which will conclude at 3:00 p.m. on November 13.

For more information on how to log in to the Auction site, please visit the Bids/Vendor info page - https://www.leelanau.gov/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 2, 2020

Leelanau County is seeking quotes for a Folder/Stacker/Inserter. quotes are due on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

For more information please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page - https://www.leelanau.gov/bids.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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An updated informational flier on Voting Absentee - Do's and Don'ts - is available at the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/elections.asp

For a virtual map
of all official
Leelanau County
Polling Locations,
please visit the following link: https://leelanau.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8678c56da03144f2be37cb690e1a6e2d

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Board of Determination will be holding a meeting to review the Proposed Lake Bluffs Drainage District via Zoom and in-person (limit 13 guests) on October 29, 2020, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

More information on the meeting is available at the following link: https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddlb.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, October 28, 2020

The Board of Determination will be holding a meeting to review the Proposed Timberlee Drainage District via Zoom and in-person (limit 13 guests) on October 29, 2020, beginning at 7:30 p.m., or immediately following the Lake Bluffs Session, whichever is later.

More information on the meeting is available at the following link: https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddtl.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, October 26, 2020

For more information on the Leelanau County results of the November 3, 2020, General Election, Please visit the Election Results Page - https://www.leelanau.gov/electionresults.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

For more information on how to participate in the October 22, 2020, proposed South Bar Lake Drainage District Board of Determination session, please visit the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddsbl.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 19, 2020
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The deadline for submitting applications to the Administrators Office for consideration of vacancies on the various Boards and Commissions is 5:00 p.m. Friday, October 30th.

For more information on openings, please visit the Boards and Commissions page - https://www.leelanau.gov/adminboards.asp

by Molly Steck
Monday, October 19, 2020

The last Household Hazardous Waste, Electronics, and Document Shredding collection of 2020 will be on Saturday, October 24 at the Government Center. This event is for Leelanau County residents only. 

*This collection will also offer document shredding*  

Documents for shredding need to be brought to the October 24 collection in cardboard boxes, paper bags, or reusable containers (no plastic bags).  Shredding will occur at the Comprenew facility in Gaylord. 

Acceptable Documents for Shredding: Paper, documents, mailings, folders, x-rays, paperclips, rubber bands.

Unacceptable:  - Binders, retaining clips

As always, APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED and we encourage you to call soon for an appointment as SPACE IS LIMITED!

Appointments can be made by calling the Planning & Community Development office: 231-256-9812. 

More information about the collection and materials that are accepted can be found HERE

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, October 15, 2020

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.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 15, 2020
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Leelanau County has a large quantity of vertical filing cabinets for sale - most are 2- or 4-drawer, and in very good condition, various brands and colors, as-is. These would make perfect storage receptacles for all those COVID sheets you are required to hoard for the next seven years.

2-drawer cabinets are $25; 3-drawer cabinets are $30; and 4-drawer cabinets are $35.

Please contact Leelanau County Administration for more information -

231-256-9711, or levans@leelanau.gov 

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, October 12, 2020

For a copy of the complete November 3, 2020, Election Notice and other voter-related information, please visit the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/elections.asp

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

The Leelanau County Government Center is now accessed by:  www.leelanau.gov

Please remove any bookmarks you have for the old site (www.leelanau.cc).

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 6, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 5, 2020

Due to a new court order, field collection for the Decennial Census will end October 15, 2020 - https://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2020/2020-census-data-collection-ending.html

As of October 14, 2020, Leelanau County has a total response rate of 53.2%.

If you have not responded and would like more information on how to be counted, please visit the following site - https://my2020census.gov/

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, September 28, 2020

The Close of Registration for the November 3, 2020, General Election is Monday, October 19, 2020.

To view the complete Public Notice, please visit the Elections Page of the Leelanau County Clerk - https://www.leelanau.gov/elections.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 14, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-streaming its September 15, 2020, Budget Work Session via Zoom and in person at the Government Center, which will begin at 4:00 p.m.; However, the maximum occupancy for the Commissioner Meeting room is limited to 10 persons total.

More information on this session, including the meeting notice, agenda, packet, and any handouts, can be obtained at the following link:

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1992

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-streaming its September 15, 2020, Regular Session via Zoom and in person at the Government Center, which will begin at 7:00 p.m.; However, the maximum occupancy for the Commissioner Meeting room is limited to 10 persons total.

More information on this session, including the meeting notice, agenda, packet, and any handouts, can be obtained at the following link:

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1986

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 10, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-streaming its September 11, 2020, Budget Work Session via Zoom and in person at the Government Center, which will begin at 9:00 a.m.; However, the maximum occupancy for the Commissioner Meeting room is limited to 10 persons total.

More information on this session, including the meeting notice, agenda, packet, and any handouts, can be obtained at the following link:

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1980

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its September 4, 2020, Sessions on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agendas -

Budget Work Session, 9:00 a.m.: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1983

Special Session, 10:00 a.m. or immediately following the Budget Work Session, whichever is later: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1988

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its September 8, 2020, Executive Board Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1981

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 3, 2020

The September 3, 2020, Bingham Township Planning Commission meeting will be live-streamed via YouTube on the Leelanau County's site - 

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNQTgIgcTedF2qB8floC1GQ?view_as=subscriber

More information, such as the Public Notice and Agenda for this session can be viewed on the following page: https://www.leelanau.gov/binghamtwpcal.asp?eid=8326

by Laurel Evans
Monday, August 31, 2020
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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications and/or a letter of interest to fill a vacancy on the Board of County Road Commissioners to go through November 2022.

For more information, please visit the Boards and Commissions page - https://www.leelanau.gov/adminboards.asp

Deadline for all submissions: 5:00 p.m., Thursday, September 24.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners approved Resolution #2020-014, Resolution to Condemn Racism in Leelanau County, during its Regular Session on August 18, 2020.

The full text can be found at the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/downloads/leelanau_co_res_2020_014_antiracism.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Monday, August 17, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its August 18 sessions on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agendas -

August 18, Budget Work Session: 2:00 p.m. - https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1978
August 18, Regular Session: 7:00 p.m.
https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1976

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 12, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its August 11, 2020, Executive Board Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1954

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, August 10, 2020
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Due to the recent Executive Order listed by Governor Whitmer, the maximum occupancy for the August 11, 2020, Executive Board session is limited to 10 persons, including staff and Commissioners.

The Lower Level Community Meeting Room will be open for viewing the Livestream of this session, and is also limited to 10 guests.

For more information on how to Livestream  this session via YouTube or provide public comment, please review the Meeting Agenda - https://www.leelanau.gov/downloads/08112020_executive_board_agenda.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 6, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its August 11, 2020, Executive Board Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1953

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Field Data Collection for the 2020 Census will end on September 30, 2020.

Please click on the following link for all available Census Press Releases - https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases.html

As of September 28, 2020, the Leelanau County response rate in returning Census information is only 53% [ https://2020census.gov/en/response-rates.html ]

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The 2019 Northwest Michigan Target Market Analysis studied the demand for housing through 2025.  The study found that the market could support 668 additional housing units through 2025 in Leelanau County.

Click here for a 2-page summary.

Link to the full study for Leelanau County.

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, August 3, 2020

Unofficial Results of the August 4, 2020, Primary Election for all precincts with Leelanau County will be available at the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/electionresults.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The Leelanau County Treasurer's Office has an opening for a full-time Deputy Treasurer/PRE Auditor - more information is available on the Employment Opportunities page:

https://www.leelanau.gov/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its July 29, 2020, Special Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1957

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
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A Wildflower Meadow Garden, featuring native plant species, has been established at Old Settlers Park, through the collaborative efforts of the Glen Lake Garden Club, the Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission, and Community Supporters.

The flier in its entirety is available at the following link - https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/oldsettlersposter6.pdf

Information on the the garden is available at - https://www.leelanau.cc/oldsettlers.asp

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, July 21, 2020

The Leelanau County Parks & Recreation Commission will be Live-Streaming its August 19, 2020, Regular Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1952

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, July 20, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its July 21, 2020, Regular Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1943

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, July 20, 2020
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To view the August 4, 2020, Primary Election Notice in its entirety, please visit the County Clerk Elections, Voter Information Pagehttps://www.leelanau.cc/elections.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, June 29, 2020
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The Election Notice for the August 4, 2020, Primary Election is now available for viewing -

https://www.leelanau.cc/elections.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 29, 2020

On behalf of the 11 townships and 3 incorporated villages within Leelanau County, the County seeks suitable candidates for the contracted position of County Designated Assessor.

More information, including the job description, is available on the following page - https://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

Applications for this contracted position will be accepted until the position is filled.

by Michelle Crocker
Monday, June 29, 2020

The Leelanau County Jury Commission has a vacancy.

Please visit the following site for the Public Notice listing requirements and the formal application - https://www.leelanau.cc/juryduty.asp

Deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2020

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
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Pursuant to MCL 750.239 and 750.239a, the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office intends to dispose of a quantity of firearms. A complete listing of these firearms and their serial numbers is included within the entire notice.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, June 19, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-Streaming its June 22, 2020, Work Session on YouTube; more information can be found within the meeting agenda -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1940

If you encounter any problems with streaming this meeting, you may need to try a different browser.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, June 15, 2020

The June 27 Scrap Tire recycling collection at Glen Lake School is full

We are now taking appointments for the September 19 scrap tire collection at the Government Center. Passenger tires and car tires accepted with or without rims. No over-sized tires, no tires from a commercial business.  Appointments are required and there is a $1.00/tire cost that must be paid prior to the collection.  (Limit of 10 tires per residence). Please call the Planning & Community Development office at 231-256-9812 or email:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us for an appointment.

ONLY SCRAP TIRES are accepted at this collection.

by Trudy Galla
Sunday, June 14, 2020
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FULL - The first Leelanau County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics collection for 2020 on June 20 is COMPLETELY FULL.   

Appointments are required for all collections. We are accepting appointments for the September 12 and October 3 HHW and Electronics collections.  Appointments are required for ALL collections.  Please call the Planning & Community Development office at 231-256-9812 or email:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us for an appointment.  Collections are for Leelanau County households ONLY.

 

List of Acceptable/Unacceptable Items

by Laurel Evans
Friday, June 5, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Executive Board session scheduled for Tuesday, June 9, 2020, will be Live-streamed via YouTube.

A link to this session is listed on the meeting agenda - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1935

A phone number is also listed for public comment.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Leelanau County Government Center Offices have officially reopened to the public on Wednesday, June 3, 2020.

You will be required to wear a mask upon entering the building and social distancing rules will be in effect until further notice. 

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 1, 2020
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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

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office will resume Fingerprinting and Pistol Purchase Permitting services beginning Wednesday June 3, 2020, BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

For more information on this and other services, please visit the Sheriff's Office Public Notice page - https://www.leelanau.cc/sopublicnotices.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be live-streaming its May 29, 2020, Special Session. More information on how to view this session, and the number to call in for public comment is available on the Meeting Agenda

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1930

Some viewers have noted trouble with finding the event on YouTube. If you have any trouble viewing this event, you may need to try using a different browser, such as Chrome.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The US Census office for this area has reopened beginning May 27.

For more information, please visit the following page - https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Leelanau County Land Bank Fast Track Authority will be live-streaming its May 19, 2020, Regular Session. More information on how to view this session, and the number to call in for public comment is available on the Meeting Agenda -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1931

Some viewers have noted trouble with finding the event on YouTube. If you have any trouble viewing this event, you may need to try using a different browser, such as Chrome.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, May 18, 2020

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission will be live-streaming its May 20, 2020, Regular Session. More information on how to view this session, and the number to call in for public comment is available on the Meeting Agenda https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1933

Some viewers have noted trouble with finding the event on YouTube. If you have any trouble viewing this event, you may need to try using a different browser, such as Chrome.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be live-streaming its May 19, 2020, Regular Session. More information on how to view this session, and the number to call in for public comment is available on the Meeting Agenda

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1926

Some viewers have noted trouble with finding the event on YouTube. If you have any trouble viewing this event, you may need to try using a different browser, such as Chrome.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

This year's Memorial Day service has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 6, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be live-streaming its May 12, 2020, Executive Board session. More information on how to view this session, and the number to call in for public comment is available on the Meeting agenda - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1925

by Laurel Evans
Friday, May 1, 2020

The May 5, 2020, Leelanau County Board of Commissioners meeting will be Live-streamed on YouTube, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The embedded link to the County's YouTube channel is embedded within the agenda for that meeting. For all information regarding this special session, including agenda, packet, and any handouts, please visit the following link - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1927

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 27, 2020

The May 5, 2020, Special Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be Live-streamed via YouTube.

More information on how to view this meeting or offer public comment is available at the top of the agenda on the meeting webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1927

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 27, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be holding a Finance/Audit Committee meeting via Zoom on April 28, 2020.

More information on how to view the meeting and instructions on how to comment publicly are available on the meeting webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1928

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be participating in its April 21, 2020, Regular Session via Zoom, with the meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Please preregister for public comment through the County Clerk’s Office (231-256-9824 or clerk@co.leelanau.mi.us); we are asking for the following information –

  • Name, phone number, and general topic (topic is optional)
  • Select which of the two Public Comment sessions you wish to address the Board

We will only be admitting you to the Zoom session during the appropriate PC period of your choosing. You can watch the meeting as it is live-streamed on YouTube to get a better idea of how soon you will be admitted to the meeting to speak.

As described on the agenda for this meeting, you will need to call the following number to participate in the meeting – 1-312-626-6799. The Meeting ID number is 954-5259-9680.

Follow the voice prompts until it says you are in the waiting room.

We welcome comments submitted by email as well.

by Amber Weber
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Building Safety Department has posted important information relating to COVID-19 on its webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/concodes.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, April 16, 2020
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The Election Notice for the May 5, 2020, Special Election is now available for viewing - 

https://www.leelanau.cc/elections.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners will be live-streaming its April 14, 2020, Executive Board and Special Sessions.

More information on how to comment publicly, along with a link to each live video is available at the top of the agenda for each of these meetings:

April 14, 2020, Executive Board Sessionhttps://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1921

April 14, 2020, Special Sessionhttps://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1915

by Michelle Crocker
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
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The Close of Registration Notice for the 2020 May Special Election is available on the County Clerk's Elections Page - https://www.leelanau.cc/elections.asp

For more information on this election, please contact Michelle L. Crocker, Leelanau County Clerk, 231-256-9824 or mcrocker@co.leelanau.mi.us

by Matt Ansorge
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Information on how to find news, help, and any other documents or links relating to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found on the following page:

https://www.leelanau.cc/covid19.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 26, 2020

For the full text of Governor Gretchen Whitmer's Order 2020-21 addressing COVID-19, please visit the state's website - https://www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499_90705-522626--,00.html

by Armanda Krantz
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The 24-Hour Crisis Help Line is 1-833-295-0616

Call if an individual is -

  • Experiencing out of control behaviors that place him/herself at risk of harming themselves or others;
  • Expressing thoughts of suicide;
  • Experiencing severe stress that is resulting in a significant decline in daily and/or family functioning, or
  • You just don't know what else to do.

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.

Coronavirus Preparedness

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

The Video Recording of Tuesday night's Regular Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is now available for viewing -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1916

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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:

https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/lettersized_covid_poster_spanish_1.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Friday, March 13, 2020

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office has an opening for a Temporary Office Assistant; more information is available on the County's "Employment Opportunities" page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 12, 2020

The Leelanau Conservation District HAS CANCELLED the previously scheduled Shoreline Stabilization Workshop for Wednesday, April 8, from 6-8 p.m.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
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The next scheduled blood drive is set for Thursday, April 9 - please refer to the flier at right for information on registering for this event.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, March 9, 2020
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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

 

by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, March 5, 2020
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Please visit the Michigan Secretary of State's Elections Page for information on how to -

  • Find out if and where you are registered to vote
  • New Voter Rights
  • Polling Locations
  • Sample Ballots
  • Candidate Listings
  • How to Vote Absentee
  • Statewide Election Results

For the Presidential Primary Registration Notice, please click here.

Please click here for the link to the Notice of Election for the March 10, 2020, Presidential Primary.

The unofficial results will be posted as the precincts report in after the close of the polls. 

Canvassing of the unofficial results of the Presidential Primary Election will proceed following the election beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 12, 2020.

For any additional information, please contact the Leelanau County Clerk's Office, 231-256-9824, or email clerk@co.leelanau.mi.us

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

The Leelanau County Maintenance Department has an opening for a part-time (up to 20 hours per week) seasonal maintenance worker, approximately May 1, 2020, through October 1, 2020.

For more information, please visit the Employment Opportunities page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, February 13, 2020

The Leelanau County Planning Commission has a vacancy in the Legal/Real Estate category.

Interested residents should visit the Boards and Commissions page for more information - 

https://www.leelanau.cc/adminboards.asp

by Molly Steck
Friday, February 7, 2020

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.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, January 16, 2020

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office is seeking applications for a Corrections Officer.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Sheriff's page - 

https://www.leelanau.cc/soemployment.asp

by Michelle Crocker
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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Beginning Oct. 1, 2020, Michigan residents will need to present a REAL ID-compliant document to fly within the United States and enter certain federal facilities under federal law.

For more information, please visit the Michigan Secretary of State's website - 

https://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1627_81569---,00.html

by Laurel Evans
Monday, January 13, 2020

The Leelanau County Probate Court has an opening for a part-time Deputy Probate Register; deadline for applications is Thursday, January 30, 2020.

More information on this posting is available by visiting the Employment Opportunities pagehttps://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Leelanau County will be hosting two Public Hearing sessions in January asking for public input regarding the Cherry Capital Airport Governance Options -

Tuesday, January 14, 2020, 9:00 a.m.

and

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 7:00 p.m.

More information on these sessions is available by following the embedded links above.

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, December 19, 2019

SAVE THE DATE – Mark your calendars!

Do you own, or wish to buy/lease, a piece of property that may have contamination issues such as asbestos, fuel spill, old drums/tanks on site?   Do you have a site that is abandoned, and/or obsolete?  Are you looking for development opportunities or have ideas for housing projects on a piece of property?

If so, there may be incentives and tools available through the Leelanau County Land Bank Authority (LCLBA) and the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) to assist with redevelopment.  

SessionEconomic Development Using Land Bank & Brownfield Tools

DateTuesday, January 21 @ 11:00 at the Leelanau County Government Center

Speakers:  Mr. Jim Tischler, Development Director for the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority and Mr. Jeff Hawkins, President, Envirologic Technologies, Inc.

 NO COST!  Everyone Welcome! 

RSVP:  231-256-9812, or planning@co.leelanau.mi.us

 

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Leelanau County Register of Deeds has an opening for a part-time Deputy Register.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Employment Opportunities page -

https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

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 planning@co.leelanau.mi.us

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Attention: Licensed and Insured contractors: Leelanau County Housing Rehab Program has the following six (6) projects out for bid. Call 256-9812 or email housing@co.leelanau.mi.us to obtain bid specs.

Roof - Maple City

Roof - Lake Leelanau

Roof and siding - Omena

Roof, insulation, flooring, plumbing - Elmwood Township

Roof, windows and foundation - Cedar

Roof, foundation, and decking - Cedar

(Contractors must provide license and insurance certificate prior to the start of any jobs).

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, November 7, 2019
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Tax Parcel Viewer is a configuration of Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS that can be used by the general public to access property tax and assessment information. It is a single application that can be deployed by local governments and used by the general public on desktop computers, smartphones, or tablet devices.  It is located on the county web site under maps. Please check it out and offer feedback - https://leelanau.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=46828e130d58400197c8c989a661f148

by Trudy Galla (Edited by Molly Steck)
Thursday, November 7, 2019

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 planning@co.leelanau.mi.us for more information or to sign up.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 4, 2019

A video-recording of the November 1, 2019, Leland Dam Authority meeting has been uploaded and can be accessed via the following link - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1844

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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Leelanau County Government Offices will host its 5th annual “Trick or Treat” at the Leelanau County Government Center on Thursday, October 31 from 3 pm to 5 pm.   The event will feature kids activities, candy treats, cider, and donuts.  

Participants are invited to visit offices for treats and check out the festive Halloween decorations and costumes!  Parents – bring your cameras and enjoy a safe and warm environment for Trick or Treat.

 This event is paid for and sponsored by Leelanau County employees, along with donations from a few local businesses.  All offices in the Government Center WILL be open for business until 5 pm on October 31.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
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This year's Veterans Day Service will be conducted 11:00 a.m. at the VFW Post #7731 located at 7475 E. Duck Lake Rd., Lake Leelanau.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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To learn more about an opportunity for historic property owners to apply for a Michigan Historic Marker Designation, please refer to the flier listed at left

by Laurel Evans
Friday, October 18, 2019
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The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission will be hosting public input sessions at an open house on November 21.

More information on this event, and other events for the development of the draft five-year plan can be obtained by visiting the Parks and Recreation Commission Page - https://www.leelanau.cc/parksandrec.asp

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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Short Term Rentals:  Does anyone actually live here anymore?

Invite

                                                      

Join us for a session on Recent Trends in Short Term Rentals and Options for Local Regulation.                                                                                                             

Date:  Monday, December 2, 2019 starting @ 6:30 pm.  Presentation followed by Questions/Answers.

Location:  Leelanau County Government Center, lower level, 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay 4982

This session will include a presentation by Kathy Egan, Manager of Community Development, Networks Northwest, Traverse City.  Kathy will present recent trends regarding short term rentals, including the increase of rentals across the county and region.  The session will also feature Mary Reilly, AICP, Government and Public Policy Educator at MSU Extension.  Mary will discuss options that local governments can consider with regard to regulation of short term rentals.

This session is sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission.

RSVPs are requested.  RSVP by calling 256-9812 or email planning@co.leelanau.mi.us  Space is limited.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission has formally released its draft 2020-2024 Community Parks, Recreation, Open Space, & Greenways Plan for public review and comment - https://www.leelanau.cc/parksandrec.asp

In addition to the entire draft plan, the embedded link above also contains links to the following -

  • An Online Survey
    The Notice for the Public Comment Period
  • The Commissions' Special Session Notice
  • The flier for the Public Open House

Your opinion is important - please help your Parks and Recreation Commission by providing comment on this plan!

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The Leelanau County Family Court is seeking a full time Diversion/Prevention Counselor. Please visit the employment opportunities page for more information - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
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As part of its free, continuing education series on the U.S. Opioid epidemic and addition, Harm Reduction Michigan will be featuring Dr. Phillip Coffin. For more details, please refer to the flier at left.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

The videorecording of the County Board of Commissioners Executive Board session has been uploaded to the web - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1817

The agenda has also been altered to reflect any additions or deletions and approximate timestamps have been inserted.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 27, 2019
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Please refer to the flier at left for more information and how to schedule an appointment.

Currently, the supply of O negative blood is at very low levels, less than a half day supply of donations are currently available.

O-blood, the universal type, is used to save infants, mothers that experience complications during birth, and victims of trauma when there is no time to determine blood type. It’s this blood that’s on the helicopters that pick up urgent-care victims and transports them to the hospital.

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, September 19, 2019
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The final 2019 Scrap Tire Recycling Clean-up will be held on FRIDAY, October 4 in Elmwood Township, from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.  APPOINTMENTS REQUIRED, and $1.00 cost per tire.

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Flyer

No more than ten (10) tires per Leelanau County address will be accepted, with ID required at the collection to verify residency.

To participate, you MUST make an appointment and pay $1.00 per tire.  Call 256-9812 for an appointment. Payment must be made in person, or over the phone with a credit card. (Additional $1.50 fee for all credit card charges).  Payment is non-refundable.

Pay in person at the Leelanau County Planning & Community Development office, 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 108 Suttons Bay MI 49682, Monday-Friday between 9 am and 5 pm.  Payment MUST be received by October 3 at 12 Noon in order to maintain your appointment slot.

We accept passenger tires and truck tires, and tires with with or without rims.

No oversized tires, no tires from a commercial business.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Leelanau County Probate Court has an opening for a Probate Register.

More information, including a complete job description, posting, and link to an online application can be found on the Employment Opportunities page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 16, 2019
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The deadline for ordering brick pavers or having a name engraved on the Wall of Honor is Friday, September 27, 2019. Please contact the Leelanau County Administrator's Office for more information -

866-256-9711, or

via email - levans@co.leelanau.mi.us

Order Form Link - https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/vm_donation_form_updated_08152016.pdf

by Trudy Galla
Friday, September 13, 2019

The Leelanau County Planning Commission will host a 'Master Plan Workshop' on Monday, October 14, 2019 at the Leelanau County Government Center.  The workshop will by presented by the Michigan Association of Planning with Paul LeBlanc, AICP, of PLB Planning Group as instructor.  Workshop will run from 5 pm to 8:30 pm.

Cost:  $40 (includes handouts and food/beverage)  Non-refundable fee.

Registration form

Who should attend?  Planning commissioners, zoning administrators, township board/village council members, planners, and anyone interested in the planning process. Everyone Welcome!

Call 231-256-9812 or email planning@co.leelanau.mi.us to register.  Credit card payments accepted (with $1.50 service charge). Cash/check accepted.

This workshop focuses on the purpose of the master plan and the entire process of developing and adopting the plan, and amendments to the plan. A comprehensive master plan is the future physical development of the community. Learn the purpose of a master plan, the process of creating and updating your community’s comprehensive plan, and implementation of the plan. This workshop is designed for those communities updating existing master plans as well as those creating entirely new ones. Roll up your sleeves and learn step-by-step about the requirements, components, and stakeholder involvement you’ll need to organize when drafting or amending a master plan.

(This workshop also qualifies for 3.5 Master Citizen Planner credits.)

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners videorecording of the September 10, 2019, Executive Board session is now available for viewing, and approximate timestamps have been added to the agenda. Please visit the meeting page for links - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1806

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 9, 2019
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Leelanau County is seeking applications from interested residents to openings on various Boards and Commissions.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Boards and Commissions page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminboards.asp

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 25, 2019.

by Trudy Galla
Friday, September 6, 2019

The 4th and final HHW and electronics collection for 2019 will be Saturday October 5 in Elmwood Township. Call 256-9812 or email planning@co.leelanau.mi.us if you would like to sign up for the October 5 collection, OR to sign up for the TIRE recycling collection on FRIDAY, October 4.

Collections are for Leelanau County HOUSEHOLDS ONLY. 

Appointments are required.  Call 256-9812, or email planning@co.leelanau.mi.us for an appointment.

Flyer for acceptable/unacceptable materials at the collection.  

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, August 22, 2019

 

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.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Request for Comments on Amended Leelanau County General Plan

Comments on the Amended Leelanau County General Plan will be accepted until October 4, 2019.  Visit the site for the current and amended chapters of the Plan. 

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Agenda for this meeting has been revised to include approximate times for Each Agenda Item.

Please use the revised agenda when viewing the video for navigational purposes.

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1779

by Laurel Evans
Friday, August 9, 2019

For more information, please visit the page on bid opportunities/auctions - https://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The July 31, 2019, Leland Dam Authority videorecording is now available for viewing - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1789

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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A Blood Drive will be held on August 1, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center in the Lower Level Community Meeting Room.

Appointments are encouraged - please review the flier for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

To view the Recording of the July Regular Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners, please click on the link below -

https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1767

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
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Public open house (proposed zebra and quagga mussel control project), on Wednesday, July 10, from 3-5 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center. 

NO COST. 

Everyone welcome!

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, July 9, 2019

The video recording of the July 9, 2019, Executive Board session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is available for viewing - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1766

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 24, 2019

The Leelanau County Clerk's Office has an opening for a Deputy County Clerk. More information can be obtained by visiting the following page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners recently approved adding video to its recording ability within the Commissioner Meeting Room.

The June Regular Session of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is now available - https://www.leelanau.cc/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1759

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

This auction has been canceled, per court order.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
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Memorial Day services are planned for Monday, May 27, 2019, beginning at 8:55 a.m., at the Leelanau County Veterans' Memorial, Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay.

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be relocated to VFW Post 7731, 7475 E. Duck Lake Rd. (M-204), just east of Lake Leelanau.

by Trudy Galla
Friday, May 17, 2019
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The 2nd Annual Clean Water Symposium will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at The Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, from 10 am to 3 pm.  Doors open at 9:30 am.

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Cost is $20 per person which includes lunch and refreshments - pay at the door.  

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Flyer/Agenda

RSVP by June 14th:  256-9665 or email:  ybrown@leelanauconservancy.org

Summary of 2018 Water Quality Symposium

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Boater Safety Class for 2019 will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2019, between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

More information is available on the LCSO Marine Safety page - https://www.leelanau.cc/somarinepatrol.asp

by Trudy Galla
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Leelanau County Planning Commission is hosting a training on Thursday, June 6 from 4:00-8:30 pm in the Leelanau County Government Center (lower level) titled "Planning and Zoning Essentials".   This session will be presented by Michigan Association of Planning.

The session is for planning commission members, Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) members, township/village elected officials, citizens interested in serving on a planning commission or a ZBA, as well as anyone else who may be interested.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

FLYER/REGISTRATION FORM

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, May 9, 2019

The Leelanau County Planning & Community Development office is accepting bids for a Housing Rehabilitation Project in Lake Leelanau.  The project involves new roof, replacement of windows and some siding, interior work, and lead based paint controls. 

Interested contractors should contact the office at 231-256-9812 or email housing@co.leelanau.mi.us to obtain a copy of the bid specs. Sealed Bids are due by 12 Noon on Wednesday, May 22.  All contractors must be licensed and insured.

by Laurel Evans
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 4, 2019, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at the Cedar Area Fire & Rescue Department, 8907 Railroad Ave., Cedar. Please refer to the flier below.

by Laurel Evans
Saturday, May 4, 2019
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Leelanau County is offering for auction two retired patrol vehicles, a pair of radar guns and a Bilco Door.

More information on these items as well as instructions on how to bid can be obtained by visiting the Bids/Vendor Info page.

There is no charge to register on the auction site.

by Trudy Galla
Friday, May 3, 2019
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Leelanau County has housing funds available for rehabilitation of single-family owner-occupied homes.

Two (2) separate Loan programs are available for housing repairs: 

a) Emergency Projects such as failing furnace, septic, well, dangerous or unhealthy conditions.  The maximum project cost is $20,000 which includes repairs plus any soft costs.   

b) Housing Rehab which requires the whole house be looked at and brought up to code under this program.  Work may include such items as:  siding, removal/treatment of lead based paint, insulation, roofing, windows, well, septic, electrical, plumbing, etc.  The maximum project cost is $40,000 which includes repairs plus any soft costs.  Housing Rehab loans are deferred loans (no monthly payments) with some forgiveness of loan balance over a period of time.

Homeowners must meet certain requirements for either program including:  income eligibility of 80% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI), occupy the home as their residence, and agree to a lien (mortgage) on the property.

Flyer with Income Limits

For an application and more information:  contact the Planning & Community Development office at 231-256-9812, email housing@co.leelanau.mi.us or stop in Suite 108 in the Leelanau County Government Center.   These housing funds are available for a limited time.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, May 3, 2019
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A community blood drive will be held at the Leelanau County Government Center on Thursday, May 30th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointments are strongly encouraged - please call 866-642-5663, or visit www.versiti.org/miblood

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

More information on the current Measles Health Alert can be obtained here or by visiting the Benzie/Leelanau District Health Department's website - http://www.bldhd.org/

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please click here to  receive the Official results from the May 7, 2019 Special Election.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, April 26, 2019
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by Trudy Galla
Thursday, April 18, 2019

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

Featuring:

  • 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.
by Trudy Galla
Thursday, April 18, 2019

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  (This session is FULL)

New Session Added:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (This session is FULL)

Location:        Lower Level of the Government Center

Speaker:         Amy Freeman, Organics Maven Composting Specialist

                        Iris Waste Diversion Specialists, Inc.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, April 12, 2019

The County of Leelanau is soliciting proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified individuals, firms, and businesses to provide surveying, monumentation, and remonumentation services for Leelanau County for corners identified in this request for proposals; deadline for all proposals is May 2, 2019, at 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please visit the Bids/Vendor Info Page.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Leelanau County is seeking proposals from qualified individuals and firms to provide transporting and recycling services for scrap tires collected and stockpiled by County residents.

For more information, please visit the bid/vendor info page - https://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
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The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office will be conducting an auction of unclaimed bicycles on Thursday May 9, 2019; please refer to the flier (at left) for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
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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 - https://www.leelanau.cc/concodes.asp

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS – MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Please RSVP for these events by calling 231-256-9812 or email:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us

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

Featuring:

  • 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.

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 (Edited by Molly Steck)
Wednesday, February 13, 2019

LATEX PAINT

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

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 planning@co.leelanau.mi.us 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:  housing@co.leelanau.mi.us 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.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, January 28, 2019

Because the adverse weather,

the Leelanau County Government Center

will be CLOSING at 12 Noon today,

January 28, 2019.

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:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us

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.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 22, 2018

Leelanau County is soliciting proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified vendors for the purpose of providing consulting services for the replacement and enhancement of the HVAC system within the Leelanau County Government Center. For more information, please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 15, 2018
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Leelanau County is seeking applications from interested residents to openings on various Boards and Commissions.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Boards and Commissions page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminboards.asp

Deadline for applications is Friday, October 26, 2018.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Leelanau County is soliciting proposals from qualified vendors for the purpose of providing consulting services for the replacement of the Law Enforcement Center roof. More information can be obtained on the Bids/Vendor Info page.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 8, 2018

Leelanau County has released a Request For Proposals (RFP-2018-002) to establish a contract through competitive negotiation for the purchase of a fully integrated Public Safety Software System; please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, October 5, 2018

Leelanau County has released a Request For Proposals (RFP-LCAO-2018-001) for a dive inspection of the Leland Dam; please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

MSU Extension is hosting a free, statewide ballot proposal forum, featuring presentations from unbiased experts on each of the three state ballot proposals. This event will be live-streamed and available at several satellite locations.

For more information on how to attend or where to obtain the white paper, visit - https://www.canr.msu.edu/michigan-ballot-proposal-forum/?utm_source=flyers%2c%20news%20releases&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=ballot-forum-first-release&utm_content=full-release

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 18, 2018, Regular Session approved County Resolution #2018-015, recognizing October as Substance Abuse Awareness and Prevention Month.

The full text of the resolution is available on the following link - https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/lcsapc_resolution_09182018_rev_adv.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Construction Codes Authority has two openings for the following positions -

Building Inspector

Electrical Inspector

For more information, including the posting and description, please visit the Employment Opportunities page.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 7, 2018

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners at its August 21, 2018, Regular Session, approved Resolution #2018-013, "Resolution in Support of Dedicated Federal Funding to Address Deferred Maintenance Needs in America's National Parks."

by Trudy Galla
Friday, August 24, 2018

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail - CR 669 to CR 651

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:30-7:00 pm

Cleveland Township Hall

955 W. Harbor Hwy.  Maple City

Help inform the design of the final phase of the 27-mile Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

Preliminary design is kicking off for the proposed phase of the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail between County Road 669 and County Road 651.  The Public Open House on Wednesday, August 29 at the Cleveland Township Hall is an opportunity to: 

  • Learn about the preliminary design process from project partners and design consultants
  • Share your ideas about the trail
  • Help inform trail route and design

by Laurel Evans
Friday, August 17, 2018

The Leelanau County Construction Codes Authority is seeking applicants for an Inspector. More information can be obtained by visiting the Employment Opportunities Page.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Administrator's Office is seeking applicants for a Temporary Office Assistant - more information is available on the Employment Opportunities page.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, August 3, 2018

Registrations are being accepted for a flu clinic to be held on Wednesday, September 26th, from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Leelanau County Government Center.

Contact the Benzie/Leelanau District Health Department for more information and to register - 231-256-0200 or rpomeroy@bldhd.org

Why Get the Flu Vaccine Flyer

Influenza: Questions & Answers

by Laurel Evans
Friday, August 3, 2018

Now available at Auction - would make great containers at construction sites.

Leelanau County is offering for auction a quantity of 30-yard, roll-off recycling containers.

Inspection of Containers: It is strongly recommended that all interested parties inspect the containers thoroughly before an offer to purchase is submitted. Inspection and viewing is available by appointment only: Contact Mark at 231-624-1501. All containers are located in Traverse City, Michigan.

Please visit the Bids/Vendor info page for more information on how to place a bid.

by Laurel Evans
Saturday, July 28, 2018

Saturday, July 28th, 10 a.m.-12 Noon.

For more information, please review the flier

by Laurel Evans
Saturday, July 28, 2018

A Discovery Day II event will be held on July 23rd, 10 a.m. to 12 Noon, at the Historic Barn at Myles Kimmerly County Park. Please review the flier for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested citizens to participate in public service through appointments to various Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Authorities. More information can be obtained by through this link.

2018 Vacancies on Leelanau County Boards and Commissions

by Laurel Evans
Monday, July 23, 2018

A Discovery Day II at the Historic Barn located at Myles Kimmerly County Park has been scheduled for Saturday, July 28th, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon.

Please review the flier for more information.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

The Leelanau County Recycling Site located at the Benzie-Leelanau Health Department east of Lake Leelanau will be CLOSING. The site will be closed by September 20, 2018, due to new ownership of the property and a request to move the site. No materials are to be left at this site once it is closed.

Leelanau County households can utilize any of the 24 hour / 7 day recycling sites located at:

Greilickville:        Cherry Bend Rd at the old fire station.

Suttons Bay:        School parking lot, near the football field

Peshawbestown: M-22 north of the gas station

Empire:                Fisher St, off of LaCore Rd

Glen Arbor:          Leelanau Schools, off M-22

Cedar:                  Near the boat launch

Northport:           Village

Glen Lake School: Side of school, near football field


The Leelanau County Solid Waste Council is looking for a new location in the Leland/Lake Leelanau area and appreciates any suggestions for a new recycling site.
Call 256-9812 or email: planning@co.leelanau.mi.us.

by Trudy Galla
Monday, June 11, 2018

Your Opinion Counts!  Leelanau County is seeking opinions from property owners and residents on a variety of topics, in order to update the Leelanau General Plan.  

Give us your opinions on land use, the economy, the environment, recreation and development in Leelanau County.  Please visit MyLeelanau.info  on your computer or smartphone to answer the questions.  It is completely anonymous!  (Skip any questions you don't wish to answer).

You have until June 25th to give your opinion!

Need help? Call 256-9812 or come in to Suite 108 in the Leelanau County Government Center to use a computer.  Office hours are 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday.

Thank you for your opinion!

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 4, 2018

The 2018 Memorial Day Service held at the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial was well attended - https://www.leelanau.cc/veterans.asp

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Leelanau Clean Water will be hosting an event titled “Leelanau Water Quality Symposium: Exploring the health of our lakes and streams! What 28 years of data show us and where emerging technology can take us” on Wednesday June 13, 2018.  This event will be held from 11- 2 p.m. on the water rich campus of the Leelanau School 1 Old Homestead Rd, Glen Arbor MI.

Watch for signs directing you to the meeting place - most likely it will be in the student dining hall.  $20/person collected at the door covers use of the space and a delicious lunch prepared with many local sourced ingredients.      

This event will serve to bring together various stakeholders all doing work to protect Leelanau water quality in an effort to share information, inspire ideas and better collaborate. This event is open to citizens of the general public with a concern or interest in water quality and water protection in Leelanau County

FLYER with more information.

Contact Yarrow Brown at 231-256-9665 or email:  ybrown@leelanauconservancy.org with any questions.  

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Saturday, June 30, 8 am to 2pm

Location:  Glen Lake School parking lot.

The 2nd Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics collection for 2018 will be held on Saturday, June 30 at Glen Lake School.  

ALL appointment slots for this collection ARE FULL

Appointments are ALWAYS REQUIRED.  Call 256-9812 or email planning@co.leelanau.mi.us for an appointment.

Be sure to arrive AT your scheduled appointment time. 

Flyer for acceptable/unacceptable materials.

Flyer for proper disposal of Latex Paint & Drugs

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3rd collection:  Saturday, August 25 at Peshawbestown (across from the casino)

4th (FINAL) collection:  Saturday, October 6 at Elmwood Township

 

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office and the Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management will be hosting a mass casualty training event on Wednesday, 6 June 2018, from 5-10 p.m., at the Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office located at 8525 E. Government Center Drive in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

For safety reasons, the County Courthouse building, was well as E. Government Center Drive will be closed to all traffic at 5:30 p.m.

Please contact either Sheriff Borkovich or Emergency Manager Matt Ansorge for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, May 7, 2018

The Leelanau County 2018 Boater Safety Class will be held on Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 8 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center.

The flier in its entirety can be viewed on the Marine Safety webpage.

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Monday, May 7, 2018

UNOFFICIAL Results of the May 8, 2018 Special Election will be posted below as they are made available to the County Clerk. Canvassing will begin on May 9, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center.

Please click here for the unofficial election results for the May 8, 2018 Special Election.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, May 7, 2018

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is hosting an informal, educational session on the Open Meetings Act, conducted by the County's legal Counsel, Peter Cohl.

More information on this annual event can be obtained through the following page -

https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/oma_flier_2018_4col_final.pdf

by Trudy Galla (Edited by Laurel Evans)
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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  • Wednesday, April 18 – 12 Noon, lower level of the Government Center

Kick-off of ‘Leelanau Native Plants Initiative’

Leelanau County high school students have spent the winter learning about losses in our avian and pollinator populations. They will present suggestions how we can all become involved in solutions to reverse declines in our bird and pollinator populations. 

(Presentations by students from Leland High School and Glen Lake High School).

Includes short presentations by Katie Grzesiak, Invasive Species Coordinator and Kay Charter, Executive Director of Saving birds Thru Habitat (SBTH).  

FREE.  Everyone Welcome.  (Bring a sack lunch) 

PLEASE RSVP:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us or 231-256-9812.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 12, 2018

Please click Here for more information on the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial and how you or a loved one's name can be added to the Walls of Honor or how to purchase a Memorial Brick.

The deadline for purchasing a brick prior to the Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 28, 2018, is Thursday, Thursday, April 12, 2018.

The deadline for inclusion on the Wall of Honor prior to the Memorial Day Ceremony to be held on Monday, May 28, 2018, is Thursday, April 26, 2018.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 12, 2018

The Leelanau County Top 10 Points of Pride is located below -

Leelanau County Top 10 Points of Pride, 2017-18

by Laurel Evans
Friday, March 2, 2018

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office is accepting applications from County Veterans for this season's Honor Flight. Preference will be given to Veterans of World War II, the Korean Conflict and potentially the Vietnam War.

Please contact Chet Janik for more information - 231-256-8100.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Approved a Resolution in Appreciation of First Responders

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

by John Gallagher III
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

Hardship extension

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.

Veterans

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.

StepForwardMichigan.org

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.

Getting help

Residents can call the Treasurer’s office at 231-256-9838, email us at treasurer@co.leelanau.mi.us, or go to our website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer  to get more information or set up an appointment.

Key Words: Delinquent Taxes
by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 26, 2018

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

by Matt Ansorge
Monday, January 22, 2018
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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.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Leelanau County Office of Planning and Community Development has an opening for a full-time (35 hours per week) Senior Planner. This is a Teamsters 214 Union position, Grade 4 with full County benefits

Deadline for applications - until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit the Employment Opportunities page.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Do you own, or wish to buy or lease, a piece of property that may have contamination issues such as asbestos, fuel spill, old drums/tanks on site?   Or, is the site abandoned and/or obsolete?

If so, you may be eligible for assistance through the Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) to conduct environmental assessment of the property and determine if contamination does exist.

The LCBRA has funds from the U.S. EPA to assist on properties where these concerns are creating problems for resale/redevelopment.

For more information and to apply for these funds, call 231-256-9812.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 27, 2017

The Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management is accepting applications to create a candidate pool of 9-1-1 Dispatchers.

More information can be obtained by visiting the Employment Opportunities page - https://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at 11:00 a.m., at the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial, Government Center Drive.

This year's guest speaker will be Capt. Alan Aldrich, USAF, Ret.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 23, 2017

The County of Leelanau is seeking proposals for lawn care and maintenance services for the Myles Kimmerly County Park - more information can be obtained by visiting the Bids/Vendor Info page.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Tuesday, November 7th, is the last day for submitting applications for this year's appointments to the various Boards and Commissions.

For more information, please visit the Boards and Commissions Page.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 22, 2017

Leelanau County is seeking proposals for the maintenance and repair of six (6) county generators. More information can be obtained by visiting the Bids/Vendor info page.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 15, 2017

Proposals are requested for the provision of civil and structural consulting and engineering services for Leelanau County on an hourly, as-needed basis.  Consultant must provide a detailed hourly rate sheet and any other billable material costs. More information can be obtained by visiting the bids/vendor info page - http://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 8, 2017

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking bids to repair and resurface the tennis courts located at Myles Kimmerly County Park, 1397 W. Burdickville Rd., Maple City. More information can be obtained on the County's Bids/Vendor info page - http://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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/

by Laurel Evans
Monday, August 21, 2017

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking Requests for Proposals for fencing at Myles Kimmerly County Park. More information can be obtained by visiting the Bids/Vendor info page.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 10, 2017

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office is offering for sale by sealed bid a number of tires - please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page or review the tire sale flier for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested citizens to participate in public service through appointments to various Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Authorities. More information can be obtained by through this link.

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Click here for the results of the August 8th, 2017 Election.

by Annette Kleinschmit (Edited by Laurel Evans)
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Michigan State University Extension (MSUE) will once again host a weekly Diagnostics Clinic beginning on Wednesdays, June 21st through September 27th  from 10am to 2pm, located in the Leelanau County Government Center at 8527 E Government Center Drive, Suite 107.

Nate Walton, MSUE Consumer Horticultural Program Instructor and Extension Master Gardeners, will assist residents with garden diagnostics questions focusing on issues with plant pests and disease. Stop by during the hours of the clinic to speak to someone in person, or drop off a plant or insect sample any time during regular business hours and samples will be saved for diagnosis at the next Wednesday clinic.

For anyone interested in phoning in a lawn or garden question, MSUE offers a garden hotline open Monday through Friday from 9am to noon, and 1pm to 4pm. The phone number for the hotline is 1-888-MSUE-4-MI (1-888-678-3464). Questions can also be answered online through the eXtension website at https://ask.extension.org/ask. Photos can be uploaded as part of an online inquiry.

Finally, MSUE offers its Gardening in Michigan website as a tool to help residents find answers to common garden problems. The URL for the website is http://migarden.msu.edu/

For questions about the MSUE diagnostics clinic, email waltonn2@anr.msu.edu or call 231-256-9888.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Leelanau County is seeking a qualified candidate to work as a temporary office assistant on an as-needed basis. More information on the position is available on the Employment Opportunities page - http://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, June 8, 2017

The Leelanau County Treasurer's Office has an immediate opening for a Deputy Treasurer/PRE (Principal Residence Exemption) Auditor.

More information is available on the Employment Opportunities page - http://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 5, 2017

The Leelanau County Construction Codes Authority has an opening for a Deputy Building Official. More information is available on the following page - http://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Friday, June 2, 2017

The County of Leelanau has listed a 2004 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor on the MITN auction site. Please visit http://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Goverment Center will be closing at 5:30 p.m. today so that the Leelanau County Sheriff's Office can conduct a special training exercise.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Leelanau County Register of Deeds has an opening for a Deputy Register; more information is available on the employment opportunities page - http://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, May 1, 2017

The Leelanau County Jury Commission has a vacancy and is seeking applicants for a six year term; more information is available on the following page -

http://www.leelanau.cc/adminboards.asp

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Monday, May 1, 2017

For the unofficial results of the May Special Election, please click here.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Leelanau County Treasurer's Office has an opening for a Deputy Treasurer/PRE Auditor.

More information is available on the Employment Opportunities page.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, April 7, 2017

The Leelanau County Parks & Recreation Commission will be holding a Special Public Input Session to receive comment regarding the final conceptual plan for Old Settlers Park.

For more information, including a digital rendering of the Conceptual Plan, visit the Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting Page.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Seeking Proposals

For a County-wide Survey

Leelanau County has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a County-wide Survey. 

Questions on the RFP must be submitted in writing, to:  tgalla@co.leelanau.mi.us   Questions must be submitted by 4 pm on Monday, April 17.

Proposals are due by 12 Noon on Monday, April 24.  

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, April 5, 2017


Presentation on Saving Birds Through Habitat - a presentation by Kay Charter, along with information provided by several local agencies.  This presentation will highlight why there is declining bird and pollinator populations, and what can be done - even in your own backyard!  

FLYER

April 12, at Noon (lasting till about 1:30 pm)

Lower Level of the Leelanau County Government Center

$10 cost, bring your own bag lunch.   Everyone Welcome!

Registration is through the Leelanau Conservation District – 231-256-9783, or klong@leelanaucd.org

A little information from Kay Charter:

“According to the 2016 State of the Birds Report, more than one third of North America’s bird populations are at risk of extinction, including popular families like orioles and warblers.  It is widely known that we are also losing our bees, butterflies and other pollinators.  Join Kay Charter for an engaging presentation about the cause of these declines, and how we can help reverse the trends.   Prior to Charter’s presentation, several agencies will present an overview of what is happening throughout the county regarding habitat issues.”

 

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 3, 2017

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has listed some retired vehicles for Auction with MITN.

For more information on both vehicles and how to place a bid, please visit the following page - http://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp.

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS!

Are you interested in being a member of a new Housing Action Committee

The Leelanau County Planning Commission is accepting applications for appointment to this new Committee.  This new Committee will be comprised of representatives from such groups as:  real estate, developers, young families, businesses, senior citizens, local government, non-profits, and investors.

The overall role for the Committee is to identify resources, create partnerships, educate the public, reach out to developers, support village/township efforts, provide zoning review, propose zoning changes, ensure timely inspections, explore programs and opportunities (available through the Land Bank, tax incentives, PILTs, grant dollars, and MSHDA/HUD), and may apply for certification as a ‘Redevelopment Ready Community (RRC)’.

Interested applicants should contact the Planning Department at 231-256-9812 or email:  housing@co.leelanau.mi.us for an application, or more information.  Or, click here for application. 

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on Monday, April 17.  Return completed applications by one of the following methods: 

  • housing@co.leelanau.mi.us  
  • Fax:  256-0174
  • Mail to:  Leelanau County Planning Commission, 8527 E. Government Center Dr., SUITE 108, Suttons Bay MI 49682.
by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Leelanau County Equalization Department is accepting applications for the GIS Analyst Position.

Please click Here for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 27, 2017

The Leelanau County Administrator's Office is seeking Requests for Proposals for the dismantling, removal and salvage of the Leelanau County 4-H Barn located at Myles Kimmerly County Park, 1397 W. Burdickville Rd., Maple City.  More information on how to submit a bid is available on the Bids/Vendor info page, or by contacting the Leelanau County Administrator's Office, 231-256-9711, or by email: cjanik@co.leelanau.mi.us

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Leelanau County Equalization Department seeks a suitable candidate for the position of Property Appraiser.  More information is available on the Employment Opportunities page.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

For more information on the Request For Proposal to outfit a new Animal Control Vehicle, please refer to the Bids/Vendor info page.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 27, 2016

Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has an opening for a Corrections Officer.

Please visit the Employment Opportunities Page for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office is seeking bids/proposals for Inmate Food Services. More information can be obtained on the Bids/Vendor Info link.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, October 17, 2016

The Leelanau County Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking Requests For Proposals on the following equipment purchases -

  • 83" x 32' Gooseneck Trailer
  • 108" Yellowstone Track Systems Ginzugroomer (or equivalent)
  • Land Pride RC2512 12' Folding Batwing Rotary Cutter (or equivalent)

Please visit the Bids/Vendor Info page for more information.  Deadline on all three requests is November 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Adopted Leelanau County Budget for 2017 is available in its entirety - http://www.leelanau.cc/pages4944168.asp

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 30, 2016

Leelanau County Senior Services is accepting interest for vendors to provide services for the Snow Removal & Senior Dining Voucher programs Calendar years 2017 through 2019.

Please visit the Bid/Vendor Info page for more information - http://www.leelanau.cc/bids.asp

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 23, 2016

The Leelanau County Clerk's Office has an immediate opening for a full-time Chief Deputy Clerk.  More information on the position, as well as an application, can be obtained on the following page - http://www.leelanau.cc/adminemployment.asp

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 19, 2016

As outlined in the "Boards/Commissions/Committees/Authorities Appointment Policy," the deadline for applications for appointment for the various openings on Boards and Commissions is "the first Tuesday of the month prior to the November meeting," or October 4, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.

For more information on the appointment process and a listing of available openings, please click HERE.

by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 9, 2016

There is an immediate opening in the Leelanau County Maintenance Department.

Please click Here for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 8, 2016

Leelanau County has a limited number of County Flags on hand for sale to the public.

Please click Here for more information.

by Lyn Drzewiecki (Edited by Laurel Evans)
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Please click here for the Results of the August 2, 2016 Primary Election.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, August 1, 2016

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested citizens to participate in public service through appointments to various Boards, Commissions, Committees, and Authorities.

Please click HERE for the openings on 2017 Boards and Commissions.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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Are you a Contractor interested in bidding on housing projects for rehabilitation of Leelanau County homes?  

Leelanau County has funds from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for low-interest Loans for home repairs such as: new siding, insulation, windows, doors, well, septic, flooring, plumbing, roofs, electrical, etc.

Contractors selected to work on any of these projects must be licensed and insured.  Women & minority subcontractors and contractors are encouraged to participate.  

These housing projects usually involve a mandatory walk-thru for interested contractors, with sealed bids submitted a few days after the walk-thru.  

Call 231-256-9812 or email housing@co.leelanau.mi.us for more information and to get on the bidder's list.  Information and forms also available to register as a Section 3 Contractor.

 

Leelanau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

by Laurel Evans
Friday, June 24, 2016

Leelanau County is seeking proposals from real estate brokers/firms to sell real property located within the Village of Suttons Bay.

Please click HERE for more information.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, June 23, 2016

NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Leelanau County Senior Services is seeking sealed bids for a licensed Registered Nurse to provide contractual Care Coordination services to seniors.  All applicants must meet Leelanau County’s requirements for professional liability insurance, as outlined in the Board Policy on Insurance Requirements.

To obtain a copy of the Request for Proposals, please contact:

Leelanau County Senior Services

8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suite 106

Suttons Bay, MI  49682  

(231) 256-8121

Email: seniorinfo@co.leelanau.mi.us

Deadline for Response is Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

All responses are to be delivered to:

Leelanau County Administration Office

8527 E. Government Center Drive, Suite 101

Suttons Bay, MI  49682

Please click HERE for the Bid Specifications

Bid Opening will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016

 

Any bids received after the above stated date will be disqualified. Leelanau County reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, June 16, 2016

Leelanau County is accepting bids for a mechanical renovation project at the Law Enforcement Center. The deadline for submission is Friday, July 8, 2016, at 11:00 a.m.

Please click HERE for more information as well as how to obtain bid specifications.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, June 15, 2016


NEW!  Pre-Bid Contractor Q&A


Former Leelanau County Government Complex Cleanup Bid Advertisement:

The Leelanau County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (LCBRA) is accepting bids for a project funded by a U.S. EPA grant to clean up the former Leelanau County Government Complex site at 301 E. Cedar Street, Leland MI.

Bids will be received at:  Envirologic Technologies, Inc. 2960 Interstate Parkway, Kalamazoo MI 49048 until June 17, 2016 at 4 pm.  

Copies of the bid specifications can be found on the LCBRA's website www.leelanau.cc/brownfield.asp or the LCBRA's office at 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 108 Suttons Bay MI 49682 (231-256-9812).

An on-site Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 1:00 pm on June 9, 2016.    

Questions regarding the bid will be accepted prior to the Pre-Bid Meeting and until June 13, 2016 in writing and can be directed to:

Erik Peterson

Envirologic Technologies, Inc.

269-341-1100 or epeterson@envirologic.com 

by Laurel Evans
Friday, May 20, 2016

Leelanau County has an opening for a 9-1-1 Dispatcher.

Please click here for the link to the posting.

by Sherry Nedow (Edited by Laurel Evans)
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Please click here for election results

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The DRAFT Capital Improvement Program (CIP), created by the Leelanau County Planning Commission as outlined in the Michigan Planning Enabling Act, Section 65, can be found at this LINK.  

Comments regarding the DRAFT CIP can be submitted by email to:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us, fax to 231-256-0174, or mail to:

Leelanau County Planning & Community Development

8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 108

Suttons Bay MI 49682

by Trudy Galla
Friday, April 8, 2016

You are invited to attend a FREE Session sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission on Wednesday, April 20 at the Government Center (lower level).

Flyer

Topic - "Sign Regulations"

  • Legal issues (US Supreme Court Decision) - "You might be in conflict with the Supreme Court decision!"
  • How to critique your sign regulations (includes a review of Leelanau County sign regulations)
  • Politicial Signs
  • What you CAN do / What NOT to do
  • Sign ordinance resources:  samples & models to consider.

Wednesday, April 20

6:30 PM - Social Gathering (Snacks/Beverages provided)

6:50 PM - Welcome & Brief Remarks

7:10 PM - Presentation by Kurt Schindler, Land Use Educator, MSU Extension

8:30 PM - Closing Remarks

RSVP REQUESTED.  Please RSVP by calling 231-256-9812, or email:  planning@co.leelanau.mi.us

EVERYONE WELCOME!

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Leelanau County is accepting sealed bids until 12:00 Noon on Thursday, April 28, 2016, for asphalt repair, sealcoating and striping services of the Government Center campus.

Please refer to the bid request/specification document.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Leelanau County is seeking sealed bids for a track kit (front and rear) to fit a Kubota RTV-X1100C.

Sealed bids clearly marked "Sealed bid - Kubota Track Kit" - are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016.

Please refer to the Bid Specification sheet

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The County Treasurer's Office is seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill the position of Deputy Treasurer/PRE Auditor.

More information can be found on the Employment Opportunities Page.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The deadline for submitting names for inclusion on the Wall of Honor prior to the Memorial Day ceremony at the Leelanau County Veterans Memorial is 12:00 Noon on April 1, 2016.

More information is available on the Veterans Affairs page, http://www.leelanau.cc/veterans.asp , by contacting the Leelanau County Administrator's Office, 231-256-9711 or by email at levans@co.leelanau.mi.us

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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A FREE Training Session will be hosted by Leelanau County for contractors interested in working on homeowner rehabilitation projects through the County Housing Program.  This program offers loans at 0% interest to homeowners who are at or below 80% Area Median Income (AMI), and affordable loan terms.

Date:  Thursday, March 10, Government Center, Lower Level

Check IN:  7:45 AM (Light Breakfast/Coffee)

Time:  8:00 am (Done by 9:30 / 10 am)

To attend, RSVP to 231-256-9812 or housing@co.leelanau.mi.us 

• This session will explain how contractors are approved to work with the housing
rehabilitation program.
• Contractors must be licensed and insured to work on projects for the housing program.
• A review of the program, Section 3 requirements, contractor requirements, and a
Question/Answer period will be held with staff from Construction Codes, and Planning and Community Development.
• Contractors attending will receive informational packets, and forms to be added to the bidders list. Applications for homeowner’s interested in applying for assistance under this
program will also be available.
• Leelanau County expects to complete 15-25 rehabilitation projects over the next two (2) years with projects up to a maximum of $40,000.


All contractors welcome (general contractors, excavating, well drilling, plumbing, electrical,
heating/cooling, building). Women and minority contractors, as well as those who work with
minority subcontractors, are encouraged to attend.
Please call 231-256-9812 to make a Reservation.

Sponsored by: Leelanau County Housing Program


by Trudy Galla
Monday, February 1, 2016

A Public Review period is now open from February 1, 2016 until March 1, 2016 (30 days), for review and comment on the draft Analysis of Brownfield Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) which evaluates cleanup options supportive of the proposed redevelopment of the former Government Site in Leland.  (See below for 3 relevant documents):

Public Notice

Draft ABCA

Community Relations Plan

These documents are also available for public review at the following:

  • Leland Township District Library, 203 E. Cedar St. Leland
  • Leelanau County Planning & Community Development Department, 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suite 108 Suttons Bay

A Public Meeting to receive comments from the public regarding the draft ABCA will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 2016 in the Munnecke Room at the Leland Library from 6 pm until 8 pm.

Written public comments on the draft ABCA can be submitted at any time during the 30-day public comment period to the Leelanau County Planning & Community Development Department, or by email to tgalla@co.leelanau.mi.us.

Questions  ??   call 231-256-9812

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 8, 2016

The Michigan Bureau of Elections has released a new version of the Mail-in Voter Registration form.

This form can be access through the Michigan Voter Information Center or by clicking here

by Traci Cruz
Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Request for Proposals – Cleveland Township, Leelanau County

Cleveland Township is requesting proposals from qualified Planning Consultants/Firms for planning services. Services direct advice and support for the review and revision of the Master Plan, including data gathering and analyses and public participation processes. For proposal specifications or more information, please visit the Cleveland Township web page: www.leelanau.cc/clevelandtwpapps.asp

Sealed proposals will be received until 4:00 p.m. Monday, February 1, 2016.

Proposals shall be mailed in sealed envelope, labeled “Planning Services” to:

Cleveland Township Planning Commission
Joe VanderMeulen, Secretary
2443 W. School Lake Road
Maple City, MI 49664

Cleveland Township reserves the right, for any or no reason and in its sole and absolute discretion to (1) amend, in whole or part, withdraw or cancel this RFP, and (2) accept or reject any or all proposals prior to execution of the services contract for any or no reason and with no penalty to the Township.

 

by Ron Plamondon
Friday, October 9, 2015

We have just transitioned our Web Services Provider from AT&T to Amazon.  We hope the transition will be as smooth as possible.  If you find anything that does not function properly please contact me at rplamondon@co.leelanau.mi.us.

by Matt Ansorge (Edited by Laurel Evans)
Monday, August 17, 2015

CONTACTS:

Sara Wurfel or Dave Murray, Governor’s Office

517-335-6397

Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD

517-336-6464

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

Gov. Rick Snyder adds Leelanau County to disaster declaration to help with storm damage

Leelanau County leaders request assistance to help residents, businesses

LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Rick Snyder today directed the Michigan State Police to amend a recent disaster declaration for Grand Traverse County to include Leelanau County after severe thunderstorms caused widespread damage in both counties on Aug. 2.

"Last week’s severe storms took a toll on homes, businesses, public roads and public buildings throughout Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties," Snyder said. "As more information has come in about lingering impact, we are striving to help Leelanau County to ensure residents and businesses there have the resources they need to recover as quickly as possible."

Leelanau County requested a governor’s declaration after determining local resources are insufficient to address the situation and state assistance is required to protect public health, safety and property to lessen or avert the threat of a crisis.

The Michigan Emergency Management Act allows the director of the Michigan State Police, or his or her designee, to amend a declaration with the concurrence of the governor.

Communities in both counties have been coping with widespread and severe damage resulting from the storms, including an extraordinarily large amount of fallen tree debris. Efforts have been underway by local communities to stabilize structures and remove debris to ensure public health and safety.

The declaration for Grand Traverse and Leelanau counties ensures all possible state resources will be provided to support local recovery efforts.

The governor’s declaration authorizes the Michigan State Police, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division to coordinate state response and recovery efforts. The State Emergency Operations Center has been activated to coordinate these efforts since Aug. 11.

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by Trudy Galla
Friday, August 14, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - 

Press Release Issued Jointly by:
Carolyn Rentenbach, Chairman, Leelanau County Board of Commissioners
Matt Ansorge, Leelanau County, Director of Emergency Management
Chet Janik, County Administrator

Issued: August 4, 2015

On August 2, 2015, Leelanau County experienced a storm with straight line winds reaching as much 100 miles per hour. Leelanau County has exhausted its response capabilities and reached out to the state for assistance by declaring a local State of Emergency.

In order to obtain accurate damage assessment, Leelanau County has set up a call in number for reports on structural damage to residential, business and public buildings. Call 231-256-9812 and report the address, property owner name, and type of damage to the structure.

Leelanau County is also requesting photographs of the structural damage. Photos and the accompanying address should be emailed to planning@co.leelanau.mi.us or mansorge@co.leelanau.mi.us

The emergency location in Glen Arbor is the Glen Arbor Township hall which has electricity, water and bathroom facilities. Red Cross and Salvation Army are coordinating with the township hall for assistance.

Be mindful of downed wires in all areas and stay away from crews working to take down trees and clean up wires.

Check the Leelanau County Sheriff's facebook page for continuing updates:  

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Leelanau-County-Sheriffs-Office/653199388046850?fref=ts




by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

The results of the August 4, 2015, Special Election can be accessed by clicking here

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Find out if you are registered, a map to your precinct, etc., at the following link -

Visit Michigan.gov/vote

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 29, 2015

For more information on how to obtain an Absentee Voter Ballot in your jurisdiction, view the following link from the State of Michigan:

http://www.michigan.gov/sos/0,4670,7-127-1633_8716_8728-21037--,00.html

by Georgia Robertson
Friday, March 6, 2015
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL
The Leland Dam Authority is seeking sealed bids until May 1, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. to provide engineering and data on Lake Leelanau and the associated dam that controls the water level and flow. 
Please visit the following links to view and download the specifications, or you may contact Georgia Robertson at 231-256-8101 with any questions.

by Tom Skowronski
Thursday, January 8, 2015

For Immediate Release - 1/8/2015

With arctic temperatures expected to impact Leelanau County the next several days, the Leelanau County Office of Emergency Management is encouraging citizens to be extra cautious when going out in the extreme cold.

"Now is the time to prepare and to take the proper precautions," said Tom Skowronski, Director of Emergency Management. "Citizens are encouraged to monitor local weather reports and follow the appropriate steps to stay safe during these extremely cold and potentially life-threatening temperatures."

The National Weather Service is forecasting statewide temperatures to hover around 5 degrees with wind chills below zero through Saturday. Exposure to these temperatures could potentially cause frostbite and hypothermia, as well as create hazardous driving conditions.

To stay safe during cold weather:

  • Stay indoors if possible. If you must go outside, wear protective gear—such as hats, mittens and gloves—in addition to a warm coat. Always protect your lungs with a scarf.
  • Watch for signs of frostbite, which include loss of feeling or pale appearance of fingers, toes or face.
  • Watch for signs of hypothermia, which include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, drowsiness and exhaustion.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill. As wind speed increases, heat is carried away from a person's body more rapidly and could lead to severe hypothermia.
  • Remove clothing if it gets damp or wet. Wet clothing can make you more prone to hypothermia.
  • Weather-proof doors and windows to trap heat inside your home.
  • Check heating units. Poorly operating or damaged heating units can release carbon monoxide gas. Test carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and battery life.
  • Check on family, friends and neighbors who are at risk and may need additional assistance.
  • Watch pets closely and keep them indoors when possible. Animals can suffer from hypothermia, frostbite and other cold weather injuries.
  • Check and restock your emergency preparedness kit. If you don't have a kit, make one.
  • Minimize travel. If travel is necessary, keep a full tank of gas and an emergency preparedness kit in your vehicle. Put warm clothing—such as gloves, blankets and hats—in your kit in case you become stranded.

Michigan weather is unpredictable any time of year, but especially during the winter months. If you are stranded, do not leave your vehicle.  Stay with the vehicle and wait for help.  Alert 911 if possible.

Travelers are encouraged to go to www.michigan.gov/roadconditions and www.michigan.gov/drive to check road conditions before traveling.  Road conditions are also available by calling the Michigan State Police Travel Hotline at 1-800-381-8477.

Be Prepared and Safe During Extreme Cold:                                                               Citizens who need emergency assistance or guidance during the extreme cold are encouraged to call 911.

For more information about being prepared before, during and after an emergency or disaster, go to www.leelanau.cc and select Emergency Management tab to see Emergency Preparedness / Preparing for a winter storm and other links.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Tom Skowronski, Director of Emergency Management / 9-1-1 - Call (231) 256-8775.

 

by Ron Plamondon
Friday, May 30, 2014

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.