September 15, 2016 RSS feed / Local News

County Dates

Heritage Festival returns to Leland   More...

Full slate of forums set by League, although some lacking candidates

Forums begin next week

The first forum planned by the League of Women Voters Leelanau County (LWVLC) will have a full slate of candidates.  Four others, scheduled to follow, may not.  The first event, set for 7 p.m. next Wednesday, Sept. More...

New legal opinion will, indeed, allow units to pay less to county

Treasurer feels ‘vindicated’

Leelanau County Treasurer John A. More...

District Court honored for effective recovery program

The 86th District Court has been lauded by the Michigan Supreme Court for its successful Recovery Court, which has reduced recidivism rates for those who get in trouble for driving drunk. More...

Leland fire projects finishing early, coming in under budget

Bond millage may be reduced

Upgrades to the Lake Leelanau fire station have been completed and the entire Leland Township Fire and Rescue Department project, which included a brand new station in Leland, is expected to come in below budget.  More than $600,000 below budget More...

Empire: do we need a big fire hall?

Construction of a new fire hall, which Glen Lake Fire and Rescue officials say is needed, would cost Empire Township about twice the amount it has saved up for the building.  Empire Township Board members discussed the fire hall Tuesday evening More...

Photo

THE REXROAT pony enjoys some green munchies in his Herman Road paddock.   More...

Township searches for yard waste site

Yard waste was the topic of a discussion at the Leelanau Township Board meeting held Tuesday.  Or more specifically — where to put it.  The board is looking for township residents who would be interested in serving on a task force tha More...

Petition backs Myers brothers

An online petition has been launched calling on the state Attorney General to reconsider a lawsuit filed against the owner’s of the M-22 trademark.  The owners of M22 LLC are asking for support in defense of a lawsuit filed last month in I More...

Correction:

A story that appeared in the Sept. 1 Enterprise about moneys available for low-income families looking to make home repairs incorrectly listed the email address where additional information can be requested. The address is housing@co.leelanau.mi.us. More...

Republicans plan to meet, greet

Republican candidates for Leelanau County commissioner will participate in a meet and greet event Sunday, Sept. More...

County lacks votes, for now, to hire court administrator

Two-year succession plan being questioned

Two 86th District Court judges threw themselves on the mercy of the Leelanau County Board of Commissioners this week and walked away with only more doubt about the fate of their court administrator. More...

County to hike recycling fee as more people are using service

One ‘no’ vote: Ansorge

Winter tax bills will likely go up by $2 per household in 2017 to help pay for Leelanau County’s solid waste recycling programs.  More...

Concrete swapped for stone at recycling site

Poor soils at the county recycling site in Cedar have resulted in a change order for long-sought improvements at the site near the Cedar River boat launch.  The Solon Township Board held a special meeting Tuesday night to discuss a change that c More...

Sirens to warn of impending weather danger; cost $60,000

Residents in the villages of Leland and Lake Leelanau will soon be hearing weather sirens warning of tornadoes and other weather dangers.  The Leland Township Board approved the $60,000 purchase at its regular meeting Monday.  More...

Empire holds general millage, but increases fire tax rate

The Empire Township has set its annual millage rates for the coming fiscal year. The Township Board, meeting Tuesday evening, voted to collect .4504 mill for operations under its general allotment tax, which will bring in about $82,800. More...

Storm pushes canoe, dock out to sea

Heavy winds and rain that hit Leelanau County came in two waves Saturday, tossing watercraft and dock sections helter-skelter. Eunice Shoaff of East Leland lost one 8-foot section of aluminum dock in the second of the episodes. More...

Drivers can expect delays on two state highways

A couple of state highway projects will have motorists incurring delays on both M-22 north of Suttons Bay and on M-204 between Lake Leelanau and Suttons Bay.  Crews began working last week on replacement of a culvert under M-22 near Dumas Road n More...