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.
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.
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners is seeking qualified and interested citizens to participate in public service through the appointment to the following Boards:
More information on these vacancies, including requirements and application, can be found on the Boards and Commissions page - https://www.leelanau.gov/adminboards.asp
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.
Please refer to the attached flier for complete information.
Reservations for either timeframe can be made by contacting
Laurel Evans - email@example.com - or by calling 231-256-8101
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 - https://www.bldhd.org/local/upload/file/BLDHD%20-%20District%20Sanitary%20Code%20(1-27-2023)%20(1).pdf
Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA): The public survey about affordable housing rental development and racial equity is now available.
Who should take the survey?
All are welcome to participate in the survey.
• People With Lived Experience
• Developers and Contractors
• Financial Partners
• Advocates and Community Organizations
• Service Providers
• Local leaders
• Tribal Nations
Leelanau County is seeking qualified candidates for the Finance Director position. More information is available on the Employment Opportunities page.
An update on the Broadband Expansion Project within Leelanau County was provided to the Board of Commissioners during its January 17, 2023, Regular Session - https://www.leelanau.gov/downloads/presentation_boc_lift_broadband_01172023.pdf
Please visit the following link for more information on the upcoming broadband coverage projects in your area -
Any questions can be directed to the following email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Let's continue to keep our Earth clean by recycling properly. Hazardous waste such as batteries, oil, electronics, etc. do not belong in the garbage or your local recycling site. To properly dispose such items and more, contact the Planning Department for an appointment for 2023 collections. Collections are for Leelanau County Households only and by appointment. Costs for these collections are covered under P.A. 69 of 2005 - a charge placed on Winter Tax Bills.
For more information, questions and/or to schedule an appointment for a future Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic and Document Shredding collection call (231) 256-9812 or email email@example.com
Commissioner District maps effective January 1, 2023.
The Commissioner for each District is nominated in the August 2022 Primary and elected in the November 2022 General Election.
For more information regarding the South Bar Lake Drainage District's proposed options and results of the scope meeting, please visit the following link - https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddsbl.asp
Please forward your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org for review by the Drain Commissioner
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 - https://www.leelanau.gov/howdoia.asp?rid=194 to sign up.
The Leelanau Early Childhood Development Commission has received a grant from the Child Care Innovation Fund to help establish more infant & toddler child care businesses in Leelanau County.
More information is listed on the poster at right - or call 231-942-4537, or visit www.leelanauearlychildhood.org
The Drain Commissioner has released preliminary conceptual designs for the Lake Bluffs Drainage District, which can be found at the following link: https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddlb.asp
Please click here to see the latest on the Official results, as reported for the November 2, 2021 Special Election and City General Election in Leelanau County.
The Leelanau County Government Center has a "retired US Flag" receptacle within the double doors of the front entrance.
For more information on how to get vaccinated for COVID-19, please visit the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department's homepage - https://www.bldhd.org/
The Benzie/Leelanau District Health Department is currently scheduling COVID Vaccination appointments for those included in Phase 1B (including, but not limited to):
COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Form link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUQjFPRVBWT084Mk1BMkdHTFFXMUFWRlpCWC4u
PLEASE NOTE: There will not be a formal acknowledgment email or phone call confirming you have signed up for the vaccination.
Steps to Enroll as Volunteer:
Aging Hotline (where seniors can obtain information on where vaccines are currently available): (231) 715-5557
Local Public Health Information Hotline: (231) 882-2197
State Public Health Information Hotline: 1-888-535-6136 or email COVID19@michigan.gov
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline: (231) 935-0951
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its August 18, 2020, Regular Session, Approved Leelanau County Resolution #2020-014, "A Resolution to Condemn Racism in Leelanau County."
The full text of the resolution can be viewed on the September 15, 2020, Regular Session Meeting Page: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1976
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 15, 2020, Regular Session, Approved Leelanau County Resolution #2020-015, "A Resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day."
The full text of the resolution can be viewed on the September 15, 2020, Regular Session Meeting Page: https://www.leelanau.gov/meetingdetails.asp?MAId=1986
Due to the recent rise in COVID-related illnesses, the Leelanau County Government Center will be open by appointment only beginning Wednesday, November 18.
Not sure where to vote? The County's GIS department has created a map of all polling locations, including Commissioner Districts. Please visit the following page - https://www.leelanau.gov/howdoia.asp?rid=199
Following the directives of the Michigan Supreme Court and the State Court Administrative Office, the Hon. Marian Kromkowski has issued a "Phase One Plan", which focuses on the obligations to protect the health of litigants, judicial branch employees, and the public, while still providing essential services.
A complete copy of the plan can be found on the following page: https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/probate_family_ct_phase_one_06012020.pdf
by Michelle Crocker
The Building Safety Department has posted important information relating to COVID-19 on its webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/concodes.asp
The 24-Hour Crisis Help Line is 1-833-295-0616
Call if an individual is -
United Way of Northwest Michigan has a 24/7 Information and Referral service for our area. Dial 211 to get connected or text your zip code to 898211.
Tuesday Office Hours for Veterans Affairs Services have been suspended until further notice, due to COVID-19.
Please contact the Grand Traverse County Veterans Affairs Office directly for any questions or concerns - http://www.co.grand-traverse.mi.us/995/Veterans-Affairs
HASTA NUEVO AVISO
Para los clientes del Tribunal de Distrito 86, las áreas de Criminal / Traffic / Civil y Probation Clerk estarán cerradas al tráfico peatonal pero estarán disponibles por teléfono.
Para obtener información más detallada, consulte lo siguiente:
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
For clients of the 86th District Court, the Criminal/Traffic/Civil and Probation Clerk areas will be closed to foot traffic but will be available by phone.
For more detailed information, please visit the following page - https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/covid_poster_03162020.pdf
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Approved a Resolution in Appreciation of First Responders
The Veterans Affairs Office has announced a new, free program available for eligible Veterans who are experiencing hearing loss issues; more information on the Heroes With Hearing Loss Program can be obtained by visiting the Veterans Affairs page - https://www.leelanau.cc/veterans.asp
Leelanau County Treasurer: Keeping families in their homes is my top priority
As Leelanau County Treasurer, keeping families in their homes is one of my top priorities. Over the past several years, we have worked hard to prevent tax foreclosures with 2017 remarkably having none.
Help is available for Leelanau County homeowners struggling to pay delinquent property taxes. At the Treasurer’s office, we’re here to help the residents of Leelanau County navigate and qualify for different assistance programs.
If you or someone you know has delinquent taxes from 2015 or earlier, I urge you to reach out to us so that we can help you stay in your home and set up a payment plan to get your back taxes paid.
For qualifying homeowners with two or more years of delinquent property taxes, we offer hardship extensions in order to prevent foreclosure. This gives families the option to work with us to come up with a monthly payment plan to become current and prevent property tax foreclosure.
In addition, we offer multi-year payment plans. These new plans, together with a hardship extension, gives families that are struggling financially an opportunity to escape the cycle of barely avoiding foreclosure year-after-year, and give them peace of mind knowing that their home is safe.
For 100 percent disabled veterans, an exemption from property taxes on a primary residence is available and can save disabled veterans thousands of dollars on current and future years property taxes. Please contact the Leelanau County Veteran’s Affairs Office at 231-256-9711 for more information.
Credit card payments
To make it easier and more convenient to pay delinquent property taxes, we offer online and phone payment via credit card. You can also come into the office and pay with your credit card. Go to the Treasurer’s website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer and click on “Pay Delinquent Taxes Online.”
If you have delinquent property taxes and fear you may lose your home, please contact my office. Whether it’s applying for assistance, working on hardship extensions to help pay off delinquent property taxes, or navigating available resources, my team is on hand to help homeowners in any way we can.
Our mission is to serve you and we will continue to fight and work hard to help Leelanau County families stay in their homes.
Step Forward Michigan still has millions of dollars for qualified homeowners who are struggling with back taxes and back mortgages. Please visit: stepforwardmichigan.org for more information.
Residents can call the Treasurer’s office at 231-256-9838, email us at email@example.com, or go to our website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer to get more information or set up an appointment.
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The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners recently held a Committee of the Whole Session to hear presentations from other agencies relative to septic systems and water quality.
A "Guide for Leelanau County Homeowners" is available for review on the Clean Water homepage - https://www.leelanau.cc/lcw.asp
Effective January, 2018, The Leelanau County Sheriff's Office has designated R.E. Risk & Associates to conduct all property foreclosure sales within Leelanau County.
More information is available on the LCSO page - https://www.leelanau.cc/foreclosuresales.asp
Did you know there is currently an outbreak of HEPATITIS A? Food handlers can pass this infection to others when preparing and serving food. You can protect yourself and others by getting the HEPATITIS A Vaccine.
Call the Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department at 231-256-0200 to schedule an appointment to get your vaccine.
The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners during its September 19, 2017, Regular Session, approved County Resolution #2017-012, "A Resolution to Recognize the First Day of October as Indigenous Peoples Day."
A PowerPoint presentation by County resident Robin Carden is available for viewing - http://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/indigenous_peoples_day_rev_09272017_r_carden.pdf
A signed copy of the Resolution is available on the Resolutions and Ordinances Page - http://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/indigenous_peoples_day_cr_2017_012.pdf
The NEW 2017 Leelanau County Plat Books are in - you can make purchase arrangements through the Conservation District, 231-256-9783, or by visiting - http://www.leelanaucd.org/2017-plat-books/