EMMET COUNTY NEWS

INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

meeting iconCURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: Planning Commission, Advisory Committee on Aging, Construction Board of Appeals, Construction Resource Committee, and Zoning Board of Appeals.

If you are interested in applying, click here or inquire with the Emmet County Clerk's Office at (231) 348-1744 or 200 Division St., Petoskey, MI 49770.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - TELEPHONE SYSTEM CONSULTANT

Emmet County is soliciting proposals from independent qualified consulting firms or teams to assist the County in the replacement of its telecommunications system for all County-owned facilities. Please refer to the RFP for all the details>. Proposal due date and public bid opening is Thursday, July 1, 2021.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS - CONSULTING SERVICES FOR FACILITIES ASSESSMENTS

Emmet County is soliciting proposals (statement of qualifications) from qualified consulting firms or teams to conduct a condition assessment for all County-owned facilities. Please refer to the RFP for all the details. Proposal due date and public bid opening is Thursday, June 24, 2021.

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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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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emmet County has the following positions open:
    • DEPUTY CLERK - JURY CONCENTRATION
    • FORMAL PROBATION OFFICER
    • PUBLIC WORKS DRIVER & ATTENDANT
    • MICHIGAN CERTIFIED ASSESSING OFFICER (MCAO)
    • CORRECTIONS OFFICER
    • PROBATE COURT IN-HOME CARE WORKER
    • DISTRICT COURT DEPUTY CLERK II (part-time)
    • PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT DIRECTOR / MANAGER
    • PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMMING ADMINISTRATOR
    • MARINE DEPUTY (seasonal)
    • PARAMEDIC
    • PUBLIC WORKS ATTENDANT (seasonal)
    • RECYCLING PROCESSOR (seasonal)
    • DEPUTY SHERIFF
    • CAMP PETOSEGA STAFF (seasonal)
    • HEADLANDS EVENING PARK ATTENDANT (seasonal)
    • HEADLANDS DARK SKY PARK STAFF (seasonal)
    • PARKS DEPT RETAIL CLERK (seasonal)
    • FAIRGROUNDS & TRAILS STAFF (seasonal)
    • PARKS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE (seasonal)

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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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NOTICE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION DETOUR THIS SPRING NEAR CAMP PETOSEGA

Beginning in early spring 2021, visitors to Camp Petosega will have to travel to the campground ONLY from Pickerel Lake Road while road construction occurs on Banwell Road bridge just north of Camp Petosega Road. The construction is scheduled to be completed in June 2021, though that time frame is dependent upon weather. Emmet County residents visiting Camp Petosega will need to use Pickerel Lake Road as access from the north will be restricted. Please see the map and alternative directions while this road construction is underway. (Click here see more information about this detour, including a larger map and alternate directions)

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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
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