Educational sessions continue Oct. 6 with Civil Counsel, Register of Deeds

Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, six of seven Emmet County Commissioners will be new to the Board of Commissioners. The outcomes of two of seven districts are yet to be decided in the November General Election with contested races. To help prepare the new Commissioners and candidates,… Read More
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Reservations being accepted starting Oct. 3, 2016 for 2017 dates at new Headlands Waterfront Event Center

Emmet County’s Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce that beginning Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, reservations can be made for the Waterfront Event Center at the Headlands International Dark Sky Park for 2017 dates. Callers may reserve dates beginning June… Read More
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2016 Essence of Emmet award winners announced!

The caretakers of Emmet County’s history were celebrated Sept. 28, 2016 during the third annual Essence of Emmet history awards ceremony in Petoskey. In total, eight individuals were recognized for their contributions to protecting, preserving and sharing the county’s… Read More


The Fall 2016 county newsletter is now available for download. Inside, you will find topics of county interest including updates from numerous County departments. Click here to access the Fall 2016 Newsletter.

Right to Farm Act Workshop in Bear Creek Twp. Oct. 11

The Emmet County Planning & Zoning Department will host a Right to Farm Act Workshop in Bear Creek Township on Tuesday, Oct. 11, beginning at 4 p.m. For complete details including registration cost and program information, click here.


Road Commission Chairman explains bond issue

In September the Emmet County Board of Commissioners approved a $3.3 million bond issuance on behalf of the Emmet County Road Commission. Because of a state law that prevents road commissions from seeking capital funds through bonds, they must go through county boards of commissioners to utilize bond funding. The Road Commission is responsible for paying off the bond over 15 years, using some of the agency’s annual allowance from Michigan’s state transportation fund to make the payments. With the approval in place, the Road Commission plans to spend the $3.3 million on replacing its aging Levering Road complex as well as some other projects. Road Commission Chairman Frank Zulski explains the project needs in a special letter you can read by clicking here.

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