EMMET COUNTY NEWS
PUBLIC NOTICE - AMENDMENTS TO PELLSTON AIRPORT ORDINANCE PROPOSED
Current Airport Ordinance (passed November 14, 2012)
STUDENT HISTORICAL ESSAY CONTEST HAS CASH PRIZES!
INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS
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.
FINANCIAL REPORT FOR FIRST TWO MONTHS OF 2021 NOW AVAILABLE
PARADISE LAKE BOATING ACCESS RAMP OUT OF SERVICE
According to Mitchell, until the ice melts away, it will be difficult to fully determine how much damage has been done to the planking and what materials will be needed to get the area ready for seasonal use. "I do plan to have the repairs taken care in the spring of 2021 and definitely prior to Memorial Day weekend," reported Mitchell, adding that he would provide another update as soon as the repairs were completed.
Mitchell has also requested that a ramp closure symbol for the Paradise Lake Boating Access Site be placed on the website for Michigan's Recreational Boating Information System (MRBIS) to alert those wishing to use the boat ramp that it is out of service at this time. Boaters can find more information about boating access sites by visiting the MRBIS website at www.mcgi.state.mi.us/mrbis.
NOW HIRING SEASONAL WORKERS -- NEW WAGE STRUCTURE & BONUS PROGRAM IMPLEMENTED FOR 2021!
• MARINE DEPUTY (seasonal)
• PUBLIC WORKS DRIVER & ATTENDANT
• RECEPTIONIST / PART-TIME VICTIM'S ADVOCATE
• PUBLIC WORKS ATTENDANT (seasonal)
• RECYCLING PROCESSOR (seasonal)
• PROBATE COURT FINANCIAL OFFICER
• CIVIL COUNSEL
• BUILDING INSPECTOR / PLAN REVIEWER
• DEPUTY SHERIFF
• CAMP PETOSEGA STAFF (seasonal)
• HEADLANDS PARK ASTRONOMER (seasonal)
• HEADLANDS EVENING PARK ATTENDANT (seasonal)
• HEADLANDS DARK SKY PARK STAFF (seasonal)
• PARKS DEPT RETAIL CLERK (seasonal)
• CROOKED RIVER LOCK ATTENDANT (seasonal)
• FAIRGROUNDS & TRAILS STAFF (seasonal)
• PARKS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE (seasonal)
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.
NOTICE OF ROAD CONSTRUCTION DETOUR THIS SPRING NEAR CAMP PETOSEGA
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.