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by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Leelanau County Land Bank Authority has released a Request for Bids for demolition of a house and garage in Maple City, Kasson Township, Leelanau County.  The property is located at 71 E. Mill St. in Maple City.  

A Pre-Bid walk through of the property will be held on Friday, August 25 at 9 am at the site. Questions will be answered during the walk through.  Any questions after the walk through must be submitted in writing, by 5 pm on Thursday, August 31, 2017. 

SEALED BIDS are due by 4 pm on Monday, September 11, 2017.   Some asbestos and lead based paint have been identified in the house and will need to be properly handled and abated.

For more information and a copy of the Bid Specs and documents, email: tgalla@co.leelanau.mi.us or call 256-9812. 

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 Kristin Meredith
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

The next Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection of 2017 will be held on Saturday, August 19 from 8 AM - 2 PM in Peshawbestown.

The collection is open to Leelanau County Households only. County Residents must register with the Leelanau County Planning Department in order to participate by calling 231-256-9812.

Complete List of Acceptable Items

The dates of the Saturday collections in 2017 include:

Map of Collection Sites

5/20/17 Leelanau County Government Center

7/15/17 Glen Lake School

8/19/17 Peshawbestown 

10/7/17 Elmwood Cherry Bend Park

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 Trudy Galla
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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 Annette Kleinschmit
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, October 27, 2016

Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.

For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing

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 Trudy Galla
Wednesday, July 13, 2016


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 Trudy Galla
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The newly updated Leelanau County Transportation Map is now available!  

Maps are available for $2.00 each (if mailed, postage is extra) and can be purchased at the Leelanau County Planning & Community Development Department, and County Clerk’s office at 8527 E. Government Center Dr., Suttons Bay MI 49682, or call 231-256-9812.

Special thanks to staff of the Leelanau County Equalization Department, and the Planning & Community Development Department for updating the digital files and all data on the map, as well as the Leelanau County Road Commission for their work reviewing and proofing the map.  The map was printed by the Leelanau Enterprise.

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, January 7, 2016

Recycling Update:  

"ALL TOGETHER NOW"

Glass is now collected with all Materials

The Leelanau County Solid Waste Council announces that ‘Glass’ is now being collected in the same large green containers with the cardboard, paper, plastics, tin and metal.  This is for ALL Leelanau County recycling sites. Glass will no longer be collected separately.

Please remember the use of the recycling containers is limited to households in Leelanau County.    Households outside of Leelanau County, and ALL businesses, need to contact their local waste haulers for options on recycling.   

Also, residents are not to open or enter the recycling bins.  

Please keep all recycling sites clean and attractive for the community.   Deposit ONLY clean paper, cardboard, plastics, tin, metal and glass in the containers and  help keep the grounds clean and free of any material.

Report violations to 231-256-9812.

Sponsored by:  Leelanau County Solid Waste Council.   

by Matt Ansorge
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 Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 5, 2015

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

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.