EMMET COUNTY NEWS

COUNTY BUILDINGS CLOSED

The Emmet County Building, M-119 County offices along with the EMS Administration/Billing Offices on Eppler Road will be closed Thursday, Nov. 25 and Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday with regular hours resuming Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.

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JUDGE JOHNSON RETIRING AT THE END OF 2020

Judge Charles W. Johnson, Chief Judge of the 57th Circuit Court, has announced his intention to retire effective January 1, 2021. He was first elected by the voters in Emmet County in November of 1994, taking office January 1, 1995. Judge Johnson was re-elected in 2000, 2006, 2012 and 2018. At retirement, he will have served for 26 years as the first judge of the 57th Circuit, a new circuit created by the division of 33rd Circuit which formerly served both Emmet and Charlevoix Counties. ........ click here to read the full story.

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AMANDA GUARISCO APPOINTED AS NEW FRIEND OF THE COURT

Amanda Guarisco New FOCThe Honorable Charles W. Johnson, judge of the 57th Circuit Court, recently announced his selection of Amanda J. Guarisco as Emmet County’s new Friend of the Court (FOC), filling a vacancy created with the retirement of longtime FOC director Maurine Watts. ........ click here to read the full story.

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PELLSTON REGIONAL AIRPORT PUBLIC NOTICE

PUBLIC NOTICE:  Emmet County, sponsor of Pellston Regional Airport (PLN), is planning to file an application with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to impose and use a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) to fund capital improvement projects at PLN. Click here to read the full public notice with details on the county's intent for filing the application.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Emmet County has the following positions open:
    • DEPUTY SHERIFF
    • CORRECTIONS OFFICER
    • PARAMEDIC

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INVITATION FOR POTENTIAL COMMITTEE AND BOARD MEMBERS

meeting iconCURRENT OPEN POSITIONS: County Road Commission; Historical Committee; Blissfest Music Festival Committee; and Construction Resource Committee
    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-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
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