Antrim County
MICHIGAN

News & Upcoming Events

Press Release: March 19, 2020 Board of Commissioners Meeting

The Board of Commissioners are meeting on March 19, 2020 to take the necessary action to ensure the business of the County will continue without interruption during the height of the pandemic (as projected by the CDC). The Board will be considering the following crucial steps:

• Suspend the regular Board meetings until further notice.
• Provide authority for the continued business operations during the suspension of Board meetings (i.e. payment of bills, approval of grant applications and agreements, bid release and acceptance, etc.).

This meeting will be live-streamed on the Antrim County Facebook page and, in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, is open to the public. While participation in local government is always encouraged, the public is advised to not to attend unless they feel it is necessary to do so. Should any member of the public wish to make a public comment but not attend the meeting, those comments can be emailed the County Clerk (clerk@antrimcounty.org) and the County Administrator (countyadmin@antrimcounty.org).

For the official press release, click here.

**ANTRIM COUNTY DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY**

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 the first two cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) were detected in the State of Michigan. On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, there are 54 confirmed cases, two of which were confirmed this morning in Northern Michigan. The governor has closed schools, limited public gatherings, and temporarily limited restaurants to carry out and drive though only.

In the coming days, we expect additional facility closures, employee absences to family illness and/or family matters, and supply shortages.

On order to effectively organize the resources of county government to respond to this unprecedented situation the Chairman of the Antrim County Board of Commissioners, in accordance with Section 10 of Public Act 390 of 1976, as amended, has declared that a “local state of emergency” exists within Antrim county, that the response and recovery elements of the County emergency operations plan have been activated, and that County resources are being utilized to the fullest extent possible.

To read the declaration, click here.

BUILDING CLOSURE

Effective at the end of the business March 17, 2020, all Antrim County Governmental Buildings, excluding the Antrim County Courthouse, will be closed to unscheduled public access. Outside doors will be locked and the public will only be admitted for critical service appointments. County employees will, at this time, continue with their normal schedule and provide services to the public by email, phone, and fax. The official press release can be found here.

At this time, the Board of Commissioners meeting will be held as scheduled at 7:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020 in the Board of Commissioners Room in the Antrim County Building.

Meeting Cancellations:

In line with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) Community Mitigation Strategies, all non-essential County committee/commission meetings have been cancelled until further notice. These meetings include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning Commission
  • Economic Development Corporation
  • Antrim Creek Natural Area Commission
  • Parks & Recreation Plan ad hoc Committee
  • Commission on Aging Advisory Board
  • Housing Committee
  • Veterans Affairs Committee

Please feel free to contact the Administration Office with questions regarding the cancellations at (231)533-6265.

Board of Commissioners: Change of Venue, Time

In line with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Interim Recommendations for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) Community Mitigation Strategies, the presentation of the Facilities Master Plan by Byce & Associates scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020 has been cancelled. The presentation will be rescheduled for a later time. The Board of Commissioners will hold their regular business meeting at 7:00 p.m. on March 19, 2020 in the Board of Commissioners Room in the Antrim County Building.

For more information, please contact the County Clerk's Office at (231)533-6353 or the County Administration Office at (231)533-6265.

Board of Commissioners: Change of Date

The April 16, 2020 meeting of the Antrim County Board of Commissioners has been rescheduled to April 23, 2020. The meeting will still be held in the Board of Commissioners Room at the Antrim County Building (203 E. Cayuga, Bellaire) and is set to begin at 7:00 p.m.

Board/Committee Vacancies

Construction Code Board of Appeals

Antrim County is seeking Interest Notification Forms for two (2) positions on the Construction Code Board of Appeals.

The Construction Code Board of Appeals is seeking one (1) builder and one (1) electrician. Applicants to the board are required to be licensed and qualified by experience or training in their respective fields. 

Antrim County residents will be given preference.

Interested residents should contact the Administration Office at 231-533-6265 and request an “Interest Notification Form” or download from the Antrim County website. Forms will be accepted until the board vacancies have been filled. Forms can be returned to the Administration Office, Antrim County Building, Room 204; email: countyadmin@antrimcounty.org; or by mailing to: Antrim County Administration Office, P.O. Box 187, Bellaire, MI  49615.

 

Upcoming Building Closures

The Antrim County Building and Courthouse will be closed on the following dates:

Friday, April 10 - Good Friday (afternoon)
Monday, May 25 - Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 - Independence Day (Observance)
Monday, September 7 - Labor Day
Wednesday, November 11 - Veterans Day
Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 27 - Day after Thanksgiving
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve
Friday, December 25 - Christmas Day
Thursday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
Friday, January 1 - New Year's Day     

Antrim Conservation District

The Antrim Conservation District will be hosting weekly guided hikes every Tuesday at Cedar River Natural Area. For more information on the events, or for a Cedar River Natural Area Trail map, please contact the Antrim Conservation District at (231)533-8363.

Smart911

“Give 9-1-1 the information they need to help you fast.” Through this FREE and secure service, you can provide information that the 911 dispatchers will view. To sign up, go to www.Smart911.com or contact Sheriff Dan Bean at 231-533-8627.

TCE Plume Facts

A 10 minute video from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council reviews the history of the plume and the steps being taken to provide safe drinking water. More explanatory videos are available here.

Click here for 12 fact sheets about the TCE plume. These fact sheets have been provided by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Hard copies are available on the 1st floor of the County Building.

This is Antrim County...

See a minute and a half of Antrim County's natural beauty as it changes through the seasons. A brochure illustrating what Antrim County offers is available at the MDOT welcome centers.

Annual Reports / Antrim County Budgets

Click for a link to the annual reports presented to the Board of Commissioners. Click here for a link to the approved Antrim County budgets from 2019 back to 2013. Also available on that page are the audits for 2011 through 2017.

Upcoming & Recent Meetings
Thursday, April 23, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. Banks Township Hall
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Antrim County Building, Room 211
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 - 5:30 p.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 9:00 a.m. Board of Commissioners Room
Wednesday, April 1, 2020