EMMET COUNTY NEWS

Special Meeting of the Emmet County Board of Commissioners

Notice is hereby given that a special meeting of the Board of Commissioners will be held to interview administrator applicants on: Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. | (This meeting has the potential to be all day). Meeting will be held in the Board of Commissioners' Room of the Emmet County Courthouse.

INVITATION TO BID: WINTER MAINTENANCE SERVICES FOR NON-MOTORIZED TRAIL

Sealed bids will be received in the office of the Emmet County Purchasing Department, 200 Division Street, Suite 178, Petoskey, Michigan 49770, until 10:00 o’clock a.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 and at that time publicly opened and read in the Administrator’s Conference Room, 200 Division Street, Petoskey, MI 49770.  Project Scope: To provide snow blowing and salting services for three (3) winter seasons beginning in 2017 for 0.75 miles of an eight-foot wide paved non-motorized trail along Anderson Road in Bear Creek Township, Michigan between the City of Petoskey/Bear Creek Township line and Lears Road.

Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park Named Dark Sky Place of the Year by the International Dark Sky Association

On Saturday, November 11, at The International Dark Sky Association’s 29th annual General Meeting held in Boston, Ma, Emmet County’s Headlands International Dark Sky Park was named the first-ever, Dark Sky Place of the Year.  This new award is given to recipients in recognition of a recent exceptional achievement.  It also requires that the International Dark Sky Park has been established for at least three years.   

THE COUNTY CONTINUES TO TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT – 2018 EMMET COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION PLAN

Emmet County is currently updating the 5-year Parks and Recreation plan and is asking for in-depth input from the public. “The parks and associated programs belong to the people of Emmet County. We want to be sure that the 2018 Parks and Recreation plan aligns with the public’s desired vision,” stated Mary Mitchell, Interim Emmet County Administrator. “The mission of the Emmet County Parks and Recreation Department is to provide fun, safe, innovative, programs, facilities and parks to enhance our already vibrant community. We know that parks and recreational programming improve the overall well-being of residents and we are looking for public comments about how they would utilize our programs and parks,” said Parks and Recreation Director, Laurie Gaetano. Please email Nancy Salar at nsalar@emmetcounty.org or call (231) 439-8996.

INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

Current Open Position(s): Advisory Committee on Aging, Regional Prosperity Board (2 openings), Airport (1 opening), Construction Resource Committee (7 openings - must have specialized qualifications), NLEA (2 openings), Planning Commission (3 openings) Emmet County is committed to excellence in its delivery of services to its residents and visitors. To help us maintain and improve upon this mission, we reach out to leaders in business and industry, to community leaders, and to county residents by inviting you to consider serving on one of the various Committees or Boards that have been established in Emmet County. Positions become available periodically and the Board of Commissioners appoints Committee and Board members from a pool of applicants. If you are interested in applying, a complete list of the Committees and Boards along with the necessary application can be located by clicking here. Inquiries should be directed to Juli Wallin, Emmet County Clerk, 200 Division St., Petoskey, Ml 49770, (231) 348-1744 or jwallin@emmetcounty.org.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emmet County is seeking applicants for the following position(s): Deputy Sheriff - Road Patrol Officer

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