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by Laurel Evans
Friday, September 27, 2019

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

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.



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 -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 16, 2019

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 -

Order Form Link -

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 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 -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, September 9, 2019

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 -

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 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 for an appointment.

Flyer for acceptable/unacceptable materials at the collection.