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Articles from April 2022 (Return to News home)
by Trudy Galla
Thursday, April 28, 2022


Right to Farm Act / Zoning & Planning for Successful Agriculture in your Community.

Presented:  Wednesday April 27 at the Leelanau County Government Center

Hosted by:  Leelanau County Planning Commission

Speaker:  Ryan Coffey Hoag, Government & Public Policy / Community & Economic Development at Michigan State University.


by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 25, 2022

The Leelanau County Treasurer is seeking proposals from interested, experienced, and qualified individuals and firms for the purpose of providing appraisal services for two (2) foreclosed single family homes, located within Leelanau County, Michigan. 

More information is available on the Bids/Vendor info page -

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Leelanau County seeks qualified applicants for a full-time (35-hours per week) Finance Director.

More information on this position, including a job description and instructions on how to apply online, please visit the Employment Opportunities page

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, April 14, 2022

For more information regarding the South Bar Lake Drainage District's proposed options and results of the scope meeting, please visit the following link -

Please forward your comments to for review by the Drain Commissioner

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, April 14, 2022

The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office is still accepting teams and hole sponsors for the first annual LCSO K-9 Golf Outing, which is being held to support the Sheriff's Office K-9 Unit.

Please contact Undersheriff James Kiessel for more information - or 231-256-8602.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, April 13, 2022

The Versiti Blood Center of Michigan has teamed up with the Leelanau County League of Women Voters to accept blood donations at the Leelanau County Government Center's Community Meeting Room.

The next scheduled drive is set for Wednesday, August 10, with appointments between 1:00 to 6:00 p.m.

More information is available by contacting Versiti at 1-866-MIBLOOD, or visit to schedule an appointment.

by Rachel Richardson
Tuesday, April 12, 2022

In partnership with Tyler Technologies, the Leelanau County Register of Deeds Office is offering a free service - Fraud Guard.

Fraud Guard is a tool that helps protect you or your business from being the victim of
property fraud. It can simply alert you to any property, mortgage or real estate activity in
Leelanau County associated with a name(s) that you select. Once you register for the
free service, you will receive an email notice whenever the name you are monitoring is
on a document that has been recorded in this county.

Please click on this link - to sign up.

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Office is seeking candidates to create an eligibility list for future Corrections Officer positions; more information is available on the Employment Opportunities page -

by Laurel Evans
Monday, April 11, 2022

The Leelanau County Treasurer's Office has an opening for a Chief Deputy Treasurer; more information can be found on the Employment Opportunities page -

by Laurel Evans
Friday, April 8, 2022

The annual public ceremony honoring our fallen veterans will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. (time has been revised) on Monday, May 30, 2022, at the Veterans Memorial Plaza on Government Center Drive.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The 1st Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) / Electronics and document shredding collection will be held on Saturday, May 21 at the Leelanau County Government Center. Collections are for Leelanau County Households only. 

Sign up online for any of the 4 collections scheduled for 2022.  If you have difficulties using the online system, call 231-256-9812 or email for assistance.

Flyer for 2022 Collections

Flyer for Acceptable/Unacceptable Materials

Flyer for proper disposal of Latex Paint and Medications

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Leelanau County has housing funds available for emergency work on single-family owner-occupied homes.  Funds are being administered through Northwest MI Community Action Agency (NMCAA) on behalf of Leelanau County.


Examples of Emergency Projects include:  failing furnace, septic, well, broken windows, dangerous or unhealthy conditions.     


Homeowners must meet income eligibility requirements, occupy the home as their residence, and agree to a lien (mortgage) on the property if repair is more than $2,500.  (Mortgages are deferred with 0% interest and no required monthly payment.  Mortgage payable upon transfer of property by sale, death, or conveyance.)

For an application and more information:  contact Leslie Casselman at NWMCAA at 231-346-2121 or email:

Hearing impaired?  Contact the Michigan Relay Center at 1-800-649-3777.