EMMET COUNTY NEWS

 

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APOLOGY FOR INCORRECT MEETING INFORMATION

NOTICE - The link and Zoom information provided on the county website for the Board of Commissioners Strategic Planning Session on Feb. 25 was incorrect. Rather than posting the link to the Feb. 25 meeting, the link to the March 8 meeting was posted instead. Because of this error, some people trying to join the meeting were unable to do so for a short period of time until we updated the Zoom link on the county website. We apologize for this error and any inconvenience it may have caused to those trying to join the meeting. Audio of the meeting has now been posted to the website for those wishing to review the portion missed due to the error.

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STUDENT HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST HAS 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. The first place winner will be awarded $100 with the second place finisher taking home $50. The teacher of the winning student also receives a $50 stipend to use for classroom supplies. READ MORE . . .

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NOW HIRING SEASONAL WORKERS -- NEW WAGE STRUCTURE & BONUS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED FOR 2021!

Emmet County employs a sizeable seasonal workforce typically beginning in spring and working through the fall. This workforce is critical to the County being able to deliver outstanding service to both visitors and locals who enjoy the beauty of our remarkable parks system. Going into the 2021 summer season, the County is working with a NEW market-competitive wage structure. Additionally, in the interest of attracting the best of the best, and then retaining these valuable team members from season to season, Emmet County is also implementing an end-of-season bonus incentive program. Click on the button below to view our job openings and begin the online application process.

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PARKS DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM

Emmet County Parks and Recreation Department kicked off the 2021 season with a new online reservation system for all of its parks. The new system, which launched on Jan. 26, allows the public to quickly reserve a campsite, cabin, and the recreation hall at Camp Petosega, then complete the process by paying with a credit or debit card online. The average time that each customer has spent online making the reservation is 6-8 minutes. READ MORE . . .

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

meeting iconCURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Land Bank Authority, Parks and Recreation Board, Construction Board of Appeals, Zoning Board of Appeals, Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, Blissfest Music Festival Committee; Construction Resource Committee; and Sanitary Code Board of Appeals
    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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EMMET COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATES

Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for more information about the coronavirus outbreak in Emmet County. The page also includes quick links to all county departments, their contact information and any notices regarding their department's current operational status. As the 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.

Also note that the county is now using Zoom to conduct scheduled 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 for in-person meetings will also apply to the virtual meetings.

Residents are encouraged to take preventative measures and follow guidelines for our state and local health departments 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-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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Emmet County, Michigan
200 Division Street, Petoskey MI 49770
(231) 348-1702 | Contact Us