March 8, 2018 RSS feed / Local News

Preparation the key to lowering your taxes

Leelanau County’s 11 township boards of review conducted their annual organization meetings last week, and are preparing for meetings Monday and Tuesday to hear from taxpayers challenging property tax assessments.  More...

Sewer needed for a vibrant Empire

Recently, a group of diligent village residents completed a year-long study conducted by Gosling Czubak Engineers on the feasibility of a wastewater treatment system for the village of Empire. More...

School safety upgraded as one student suspended in Glen Lake

Security was expected to be tight last night at the District boys basketball tournament at Glen Lake Community School where a student has been suspended for physically threatening another.  More...

86th District Court

James Martindale, 26, of 13067 Oakley Rd., Honor — Sentenced after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm without a valid license, a hunter orange violation and a Department of Natural Resources general violation; to serve five days in jail More...

Fourth resignation in one year at Northport

The seven-member Northport Village Council is back on the search for a new council member after accepting its fourth resignation in less than a year.  More...

Business Briefs: Cherry industry leaders name new director of strategic marketing

The Cherry Marketing Institute and Cherry Industry Administrative Board (CIAB) recently welcomed a seasoned communications and marketing professional to the cherrypromoting team.  More...

Students, pros join for skilled trades

The day was a win-win for students and the skilled trades in Leelanau County.  Suttons Bay Public Schools and the Home Builders Association of the Grand Traverse Area (HBA) joined on Monday to provide middle and high school students hands-on edu More...

Five Facts

WHAT A FROZEN BAY MEANS FOR LEELANAU COUNTY

BACKGROUND  For 14 days in 2018, Grand Traverse Bay remained frozen, according to the staff at The Watershed Center in Greilickville. The Center, whose records date back to 1851, is the record-keeper of ice coverage on the bay. More...

county dates

Spoonful of sugar on S-B stage  Suttons Bay high school students will perform “Mary Poppins,” a longtime family favorite, over two weekends. More...

More clerk conflicts

The work performance of Kasson Township Clerk Traci Cruz — who was suspended as the non-elected clerk of Empire Village — was among items discussed during a February special meeting of the Township Board.  Supervisor Greg Julian said More...

School Board upholds Glen Lake discipline

Discipline of a student athlete was upheld this week by the Glen Lake Board of Education. More...

Short-handed council hires new firm to clean marina bathrooms

Through a convoluted process, a new firm has been hired to clean bathroom facilities at G. More...

Sale of village plow truck just in time?

While it might be a little late for this winter, Northport Village is selling a heavy-duty pickup ready for snowplowing.  Or maybe it’s perfect timing given that between six and eight inches of snow blanketed Leelanau County Tuesday, with More...

Group says better internet is possible

Improved high speed internet is a possibility in Leelanau County, according to the results of a recently released study by the Leelanau Internet Futures Team (LIFT).  More...

Streetscape should help pedestrians trying to cross M-22

Plans are for a $550,000 downtown “streetscape” construction project to get underway along M-22 in the Village of Suttons Bay later this year.  The project will either be started and completed in May or September of 2018. More...

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STEVE STIER, representing the Leelanau Historic Preservation Society, and county administrator Chet Janik finalized a lease agreement last week providing the recently created nonprofit use of the for More...

Floodplain map updated; public meeting set for input

Following up on an effort undertaken several years ago, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) will host an informational meeting later this month on new flood insurance rate maps being prepared for Leelanau County.  Maps will b More...