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Articles from January 2023 (Return to News home)
by Darcy Weaver
Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Grand Traverse County has an opening for an Office Specialist for the 86th District Court in Leelanau County.  Please visit the website for more information.

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by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) has released its Zoning Reform Toolkit - 15 Tools To Expand Housing Choices + Options.  MAP has received the American Planning Association Prestigious Karen B. Smith Award for the Zoning Reform Toolkit.

Click here for the document, or visit the MAP website for more information.  

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 20, 2023

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested citizens to participate in public service through the appointment to the following Boards:

  • Leland Dam Authority
  • Planning Commission
  • Workforce Development Board

More information on these vacancies, including requirements and application, can be found on the Boards and Commissions page -

by Trudy Galla
Friday, January 20, 2023

Buntings Cedar Market in Cedar is a new location for recycling drop-off containers.  Owners Dottie & Greg Bunting and Manager Bill Bailey stepped forward and offered a location behind the store for location of the recycling bins.  A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Friday, January 13 with long-time resident and promoter of recycling - Ray Pleva, along with Mark Polinko of Marlin Design who did the drawings for the site, and representatives from Solon Township, the County, hauler GFL, and citizens.  Many thanks to all those who assisted with this new location, along with zoning administrator Tim Cypher for assistance through the review process.  

Be sure to use the site properly - no dumping of materials, do not leave anything on the ground, and pick up items that fall or blow out and place them back in the bins.  Help Leelanau County maintain clean, attractive recycling locations.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Please refer to the attached flier for complete information.

Reservations for either timeframe can be made by contacting

Laurel Evans - - or by calling 231-256-8101

The morning session will be featured on the County's YouTube
channel, link is listed below -

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 13, 2023
by Laurel Evans
Monday, January 9, 2023

The Boards of Commissioners for both Benzie and Leelanau Counties have approved the District Sanitary Code, which becomes effective on January 27, 2023.

The Code in its entirety can be found at the following link -