Antrim County is seeking Interest Notification Forms for positions on the following Boards/Commissions:
Individuals must be an Antrim County resident and a registered voter in
The Construction Code Board of Appeals requires all applicants be licensed and qualified by experience or training in their respective fields.
Applicants to the Veterans Affairs Board will have served honorably on active duty in the United States armed forces.
The Farmland & Open Space Preservation Board requires one (1) individual with an agricultural operation or agribusiness and one (1) individual with real estate or development interests.
Interested residents should contact the Administration Office at 231-533-6265 and request an “Interest Notification Form” or download from the Antrim County website by clicking here. Complete forms for those interested in serving on the DHHS/Meadowbrook Governing Board are due no later than September 30, 2019. All others must be received no later than October 11, 2019 and returned to the Administration Office, Antrim County Building, Room 204; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or by mailing to: Antrim County Administration Office, P.O. Box 187, Bellaire, MI 49615.
Antrim County has chosen a contractor for the demolition of the former First Merit Bank and adjoining Professional Building on the corner of Cayuga Street and Depot Street in Bellaire. Dore and Associates, Inc. has been given the green light to begin the demolition process starting in September, 2019.
In a forward thinking move, the County purchased the property on which the building is located in May of 2017 for possible future expansion of facilities and parking. “It is really the only parcel of property adjacent to the current facilities to come on the market over the last number of years. The Board of Commissioners believed the purchase was a good idea for future planning,” said Ed Boettcher, Chairman of the Board of Commissioners.
The building currently houses a law office on the west side of the building, while the east side of the building was the former home of First Merit Bank which later merged with, and took the name of Huntington Bank in late 2016. Because Huntington Bank already had a location in Bellaire, south of town, they decided to sell the building on Depot Street. The County purchased the property knowing they would later remove the building to accommodate future plans.
Fast forward to the winter of 2018-2019, and the plans for removal were accelerated due to water damage caused by late winter freezing and thawing that cycled over and over again, and eventually broke internal drain pipes and breached the roof.
The damage was extensive enough that the County’s insurance company allowed the County Board to choose between restoration and demolition. The Board chose to accelerate their original plan to remove the building, which will be paid for by the insurance company. The demolition should be completed by the end of October. The Board of Commissioners have not reached consensus regarding future plans at this time.
**Posted August 15, 2019**
The Antrim County Building and Courthouse will be closed on the following:
Monday, November 11, 2019 - Veteran's Day
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Thanksgiving Day
Friday, November 29, 2019 - Day after Thanksgiving
Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - Christmas Eve
Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - Christmas Day
Tuesday, December 31, 2019 - New Year's Eve
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - New Year's Day
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.