EMMET COUNTY NEWS

Sheriff Pete Wallin Marks 40-Year Milestone with the Emmet County Sheriff's Office

    Sheriff Pete Wallin celebrated 40 years with the Emmet County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, October 12.
    He proudly served in the United States Navy Construction Forces (Seabees) from 1974-1977 (active duty) and 1977-1980 (reserve duty) before he was honorably discharged as Petty Officer 3rd Class. Sheriff Wallin received an Associate's Degree in law enforcement from Oakland Community College and he attended Ferris State University, where he was the recipient of a Bachelor of Science degree in criminal justice.
    During his career with the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Wallin has served as a road patrol deputy, corrections deputy, accident reconstructionist, D.A.R.E. instructor, and undersheriff from 1993-2002. He's served at the county's sheriff since 2002. In 2019, Sheriff Wallin was presented the Distinguished Sheriff Award from the Michigan Sheriff’s Association, where he had previously served as the organization's president.
    Congratulations to Sheriff Wallin on his 40 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Emmet County!

NEW COMMISSIONER DISTRICT REAPPORTIONMENT MAP ADOPTED

In 2020, the U.S. Census Bureau conducted a census of the country as required by law every ten years. On August 12, 2021, members of the Emmet County Reapportionment Commission received the results of that census. With receipt of the county's new population totals, the Reapportionment Commission met on September 10, 2021 and September 28, 2021 to review a plan for apportioning the county's seven commissioner districts. A draft plan was approved by the commission and was presented for public hearing on Friday, October 1, 2021. With no objections to the draft plan during the Oct. 1 meeting, the commission adopted the new district map in a public meeting on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The Reapportionment Commission will gather for an additional meeting on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 11 a.m., in the Board of Commissioners' room at the county building, to finalize their process. A copy of the approved plan, including the new district map, is linked to below.


COUNTY SEEKS INDIGENT DEFENSE ATTORNEY

The County of Emmet is seeking an attorney experienced in criminal law defense to become part of a group of attorneys who provide legal services to indigent criminal defendants in the district and circuit courts of Emmet County. To read all the requirements for the position, please refer to the additional information.

PUBLIC INPUT NEEDED!

The Emmet County Office of Planning, Zoning, and Construction Resources will be working with Emmet County local jurisdictions and other county participants to update the 2022 Emmet County-wide Recreation Plan. If you live or recreate in Emmet County, your input is invaluable to this process. Please take five minutes to complete the Recreation Plan survey online, or if you prefer, print out the survey and submit it to the Emmet County Department of Planning, Zoning and Construction Resources. If you have any questions regarding the Emmet County Recreation Plan Update, please contact Tammy Doernenburg, Planning & Zoning Director, at (231) 439-8998 or by email at [email protected].

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emmet County has the following positions open:
    • DISTRICT COURT DEPUTY CLERK II (part-time)
    • PARAMEDIC
    • DEPUTY SHERIFF

INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

The Emmet County Board of Commissioners encourages citizen participation. If you are interested in applying to serve in one of the open board seats listed below, download the online application or inquire with the Emmet County Clerk's Office at (231) 348-1744 or 200 Division St., Petoskey, MI 49770.
   CURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Advisory Committee on Aging, Construction Resource Committee, and Jury Board.

INFORMATION ON PELLSTON PFAS ISSUE

pfas-iconThe Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) awarded Emmet County a $250,000 grant in July 2020 to investigate the presence of PFAS near Pellston Regional Airport following the detection of the substance in a water sample of a private residence in early 2020. A letter from Emmet County Administrator Mike Reaves was mailed out to Pellston area property owners on Dec. 22, 2020, providing an update on that investigation. EGLE has a comprehensive history of the investigation into the Pellston PFAS site available online which can be reviewed 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.

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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.

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