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INFORMATION ON PELLSTON PFAS ISSUE
Updates on the investigation by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) following the recent detection of PFAS in a water sample of a private residence in Pellston can be found at here. More information about PFAS can be found on the state attorney general website and also on the website of the Health Department of Northwest Michigan.
ANNUAL EMMET COUNTY STUDENT HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST AWARDS CASH PRIZES
The Emmet County Historical Commission is once again holding its annual essay contest, which is open to any third or fourth grade student in Emmet County, including home-schooled children. Contestants may write about any topic that involves Emmet County history. Click here to learn all the details.
NOTICE OF DETOUR THIS SUMMER NEAR CAMP PETOSEGA
For several weeks in the early summer of 2020, visitors to Camp Petosega will have to travel to the campground only from Pickerel Lake Road. Emmet County Road Commission has plans to replace the culverts on Banwell Road over Berry Creek, just north of Camp Petosega Road. Though the exact dates are not yet known, removal of the culverts and bridge installation is expected to take approximately four weeks, with the construction likely to begin in late June or early July, depending on weather. Emmet County residents visiting Camp Petosega will need to use Pickerel Lake Road as traveling to the park from the north will be restricted during the bridge work. Please click on this notice for more information including a map showing where the construction will take place.
REQUEST FOR QUOTATION: COMPOST SCREENING - DPW/RECYCLING
Emmet County Recycling is requesting quotes for the screening of 3,500 cubic yards of its finished and tested compost. All screened compost will remain on-site and is sold bagged and in bulk to businesses and residents in our area. QUOTATION DUE DATE: March 2, 2020; REVIEW QUOTES AND GRANT: March 5, 2020. Please refer to the RFQ for all the details.
SALE/DISPOSAL OF COUNTY OWNED PROPERTY
Emmet County government frequently has vehicles, lawn and miscellaneous power equipment, tools, furniture and other items which are no longer in use by county departments, but may still have value. Those items are now being put up for sale and listed at Biddergy.com, a worldwide online auction company based in Michigan. Click here to view items listed by Emmet County.
INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS
CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Advisory Committee on Aging (1 opening), Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (1 opening), Community Corrections Board (2 openings), Construction Board of Appeals (7 openings), Construction Resource Committee (1 opening, Plumbing Contractor) 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. All applications will be kept on file for two years. Inquiries should be directed to Emmet County Clerk's Office at (231) 348-1744. or 200 Division St., Petoskey, MI 49770.