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by Trudy Galla
Friday, September 23, 2022
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October 14 from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Traverse Bay Area Career Tech Center - 880 Parsons Rd., Traverse City.

FREE recycling collection of old or unwanted large agricultural and tractor tires.  40 tire max per producer. ONLY tires from large equipment and tractors for agricultural production will be accepted.

by Trudy Galla
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

The last Household Hazardous Waste (HHW), electronics, and document shredding collection for 2022 for Leelanau County households will be held on Saturday, October 15 in Elmwood Township.  

Appointments required for all collections.  Click here to schedule your appointment.

List of Acceptable/Unacceptable Items

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, September 14, 2022

The recycling site located in the unincorporated village of Leland, will be closing.  The recycling containers are set to be pulled on Wednesday, September 28.  Leelanau County households can use any of the other recycling sites in the county for recycling their household items.  The closest recycling site to Leland is the site at the Government Center - 8527 E. Government Center Dr. Suttons Bay MI 49682.

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Leelanau County is seeking proposals from interested and qualified vendors experienced in website design, maintenance, and any associated services, such as training, to construct a new County Website. More information is available on the Bids/Vendor info page - https://www.leelanau.gov/bids.asp

Deadline for all submissions is 3:00 p.m. October 27, 2022

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Leelanau County Planning Commission and Leelanau County Planning & Community Development Department have updated the Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for 2023-2028. 

At the Executive Committee meeting of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners held August 9, the Board recommended accepting the document.  Final action on the CIP will be taken at the Board meeting on Tuesday, August 16. Meeting starts at 7:00 pm.

Capital Improvement Program (CIP) 2023-2028

by Alison Middleton
Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Click here to view the links to the posted Democratic and Republican Precinct Delegates elected at the August 2, 2022, election.

by Alison Middleton
Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Click here to view the August 2, 2022 Primary Election Official Results.

by Alison Middleton
Monday, August 1, 2022

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.

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners has begun the process of soliciting applicants for the various openings on Boards and Commissions.

For more information, including specific board vacancies, including information on the respective board, please visit the Boards and Commissions page: https://www.leelanau.gov/adminboards.asp

by Trudy Galla
Thursday, April 28, 2022

VIDEO PRESENTATION

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
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 - https://www.leelanau.gov/lcdcddsbl.asp

Please forward your comments to levans@leelanau.gov for review by the Drain Commissioner

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 - https://www.leelanau.gov/howdoia.asp?rid=194 to sign up.

by Trudy Galla
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Have shrink wrap you need to dispose of?  

Check out this article for information and costs to dispose of shrink wrap through Bay Area Recycling for Charities.  

Or contact: 

Bay Area Recycling for Charities,
14407 Industrial Dr. Kaleva, MI 49645
(231) 883-4360
Hours: M – F, 9am to 4pm

Bay Area Recycling for Charities
466 US 31 South, Traverse City, MI 49685
(231) 632-2272
Hours: M – F, 9 am – 4 pm

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, March 15, 2022
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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

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, December 9, 2021

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

by Lyn Drzewiecki
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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.

by Jenny Romo
Thursday, October 7, 2021
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Acceptable/Unacceptable Items
Acceptable/Unacceptable Items
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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 2022 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 planning@leelanau.gov 

by Trudy Galla
Monday, October 4, 2021

Video (1 hour) – Solar:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKue4KzAYIE

Video (1 hour) – Michigan Right to Farm Act/GAAMPs:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwyDdhsaqyw

 

by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, July 14, 2021

The Leelanau County Government Center has a "retired US Flag" receptacle within the double doors of the front entrance.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, March 11, 2021

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/

by Matt Ansorge
Thursday, January 14, 2021

The Benzie/Leelanau District Health Department is currently scheduling COVID Vaccination appointments for those included in Phase 1B (including, but not limited to):

  • First Responders
  • Corrections Staff
  • School Employees
  • Child Care Workers
  • Citizens 65 years old+

COVID-19 Vaccine Sign-Up Form linkhttps://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.

COVID-19 Questions Form link:  https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUOVlWODVYQVYySUJYTEpNOTRTSEdCVVVMRi4u

Volunteer Information:

  • Greeters & Runners – assist with general functions at the clinics; greeting patients, assisting with paperwork, directing foot traffic, stocking supplies, etc.
  • Vaccinators – qualified individuals licensed to administer vaccines
  • Vaccine Assistants – monitoring patients post vaccine, assist with scheduling booster appointments

Steps to Enroll as Volunteer:

  1. Register with Michigan Volunteer Registry - https://www.mivolunteerregistry.org/
  2. Complete Volunteer Form for BLDHD - https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=OU8ELMhU3kuPzesR6ujfWimrahLx0sFFlkZCnSlZgJVUQVgwMTg2WFdEMUdCSVk0VFpOMTRDUURHNS4u

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

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, December 29, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, November 16, 2020
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Due to the recent rise in COVID-related illnesses, the Leelanau County Government Center will be open by appointment only beginning Wednesday, November 18.

by Michelle Crocker
Thursday, October 22, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, June 1, 2020
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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 Amber Weber
Monday, April 20, 2020

The Building Safety Department has posted important information relating to COVID-19 on its webpage - https://www.leelanau.cc/concodes.asp

by Armanda Krantz
Thursday, March 19, 2020

The 24-Hour Crisis Help Line is 1-833-295-0616

Call if an individual is -

  • Experiencing out of control behaviors that place him/herself at risk of harming themselves or others;
  • Expressing thoughts of suicide;
  • Experiencing severe stress that is resulting in a significant decline in daily and/or family functioning, or
  • You just don't know what else to do.

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.

Coronavirus Preparedness

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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:

https://www.leelanau.cc/downloads/lettersized_covid_poster_spanish_1.pdf

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Monday, March 16, 2020

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

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, February 22, 2018

The Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Approved a Resolution in Appreciation of First Responders

by Laurel Evans
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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

by John Gallagher III
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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.

Hardship extension

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.

Veterans

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.

StepForwardMichigan.org

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.

Getting help

Residents can call the Treasurer’s office at 231-256-9838, email us at treasurer@co.leelanau.mi.us, or go to our website at www.leelanau.cc/treasurer  to get more information or set up an appointment.

Key Words: Delinquent Taxes
by Laurel Evans
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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

by Laurel Evans
Friday, January 26, 2018

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

by Matt Ansorge
Monday, January 22, 2018
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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.

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, September 28, 2017

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

by Laurel Evans
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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/

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.