EMMET COUNTY NEWS
APOLOGY FOR INCORRECT MEETING INFORMATION
STUDENT HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST HAS CASH PRIZES!
NOW HIRING SEASONAL WORKERS -- NEW WAGE STRUCTURE & BONUS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED FOR 2021!
PARKS DEPARTMENT LAUNCHES ONLINE RESERVATION SYSTEM
• GIS COORDINATOR
• BUILDING INSPECTOR / PLAN REVIEWER
• FRIEND OF THE COURT CASE INVESTIGATOR
• DEPUTY SHERIFF
• DEPUTY CLERK - JURY CONCENTRATION
• CAMP PETOSEGA STAFF (seasonal)
• HEADLANDS EVENING PARK ATTENDANT (seasonal)
• HEADLANDS DARK SKY PARK STAFF (seasonal)
• PARKS DEPT RETAIL CLERK (seasonal)
• MCGULPIN POINT LIGHTHOUSE DOCENT (seasonal)
• CROOKED RIVER LOCK ATTENDANT (seasonal)
• FAIRGROUNDS & TRAILS STAFF (seasonal)
• PARKS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE (seasonal)
INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS
CURRENT 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.
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.
INFORMATION ON PELLSTON PFAS ISSUE
The 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.
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.