EMMET COUNTY NEWS

 

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES

Emmet County is seeking proposals for snow plowing and snow removal services at six separate county facilities as well as winter maintenance of non-motorized trails. Please refer to the RFPs for more information.
    • RFP for snow removal at Mackinaw City EMS Station
    • RFP for snow removal at five county facilities
    • RFP for winter maintenance on non-motorized trail
PROPOSAL DUE DATE AND PUBLIC BID OPENING: Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 3:00 PM EST in the Administrator's Conference Room

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emmet County has the following positions open:

    • ASSISTANT PROSECUTING ATTORNEY I/II
    • PARAMEDIC
    • MECHANICAL INSPECTOR

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INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

meeting iconCURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Construction Resource Committee (1 opening, Plumbing Contractor) and Historical Committee (1 opening)
    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.

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COUNTY BUILDING / COURTHOUSE NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    After more than a two-month-long building shutdown, Emmet County officials reopened the County Building and Courthouse in downtown Petoskey on Tuesday, May 26, though with some pre-entrance procedures required from visitors, including a mandatory health screening questionnaire and temperature check.
    All visitors are required to wear a mask at all times inside the county buildings and to adhere to physical distancing guidelines to allow at least six feet between you and all other persons (outside of your household). Building security personnel will also restrict the number of people admitted to each department. We strongly encourage citizens to first check our website to see if some or all of your business can be handled using resources available online or over the phone before making a visit. A list of all county departments is available for easy reference.
    County Clerk Suzanne Kanine provides an overview in this short video of what to expect when visiting the county building after it opens to the public. Kanine notes some additional information on the clerk's website concerning certain services in her office.
    For detailed information on the county's reopening, please refer to the full Emmet County COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan (last revised/updated June 2).

EMMET COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

Please visit our COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE for recent news releases from Emmet County officials in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The page also includes quick links to all county departments, their contact information during the county building closure and any notices regarding their department's current operational status. As this situation evolves, please refer to the COVID-19 INFORMATION PAGE for the latest news and specific information related to Emmet County government operations and any changes to county services.

Note that the county is now using Zoom to conduct necessary public meetings remotely. Check the meeting's entry in the county meeting calendar for instructions on how to join that Zoom meeting. County officials also remind citizens that established rules of conduct in place for in-person meetings will apply to the virtual meetings.

Governor Gretchen Whitmer declared a STATE OF EMERGENCY on March 10 after confirmation of positive cases of Michiganders infected with the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. All residents are encouraged to take preventative measures to limit exposure to the virus. For residents seeking more information about the virus and the state's efforts to limit the potential spread of the virus, go to Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

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INFORMATION ON PELLSTON PFAS ISSUE

pfas-iconUpdates on the investigation by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) following the detection in early 2020 of PFAS in a water sample of a private residence in Pellston can be found at here. Water sampling and installation of point-of-use water filters resumed in early June, following the temporary suspension of those activities during the recent COVID-19 outbreak. 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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Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us