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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-256-9888.
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
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
The next Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Collection of 2017 will be held on Saturday, July 15th from 8 AM - 2 PM at the Glen Lake School.
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.
The dates of the Saturday collections in 2017 include:
5/20/17 Leelanau County Government Center
7/15/17 Glen Lake School
10/7/17 Elmwood Cherry Bend Park
For the unofficial results of the May Special Election, please click here.
Leelanau County Flags are now available for purchase.
For more information, please contact Bay Supply Marketing
The Adopted Leelanau County Budget for 2017 is available in its entirety - http://www.leelanau.cc/pages4944168.asp
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.
Leelanau County is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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.
"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.
Ron Leix, MSP/EMHSD
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.
The results of the August 4, 2015, Special Election can be accessed by clicking here
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.