Oceana County Michigan

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Welcome to the Oceana County Drain Commissioner’s Office. Our purpose is to provide for the public health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Oceana County through careful management of the waters and drainage infrastructure of the County. All actions taken through this office are governed by principles of environmental stewardship, cost-effectiveness, and long-term economic sustainability through proper planning and leadership.

Department Overview

Responsibilities of this department include flood control measures, the development review process, soil erosion control and water quality programs.  An important function of the Drain Commissioner is the review of all newly platted subdivisions, site condos, private roads, and all new commercial and industrial sites, checking for adequate drainage for the prevention of future water and drainage problems.

This office is also the administrator of the Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program, Part 91, as established by the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 (P.A.) 451, as amended.  This act is designed to keep the soils and sedimentation of the State of Michigan from being deposited into Michigan’s lakes and streams.  Check our soil erosion control page for more information about obtaining permits for projects that may affect our county waterways and drains.

By Statute, the Drain Commissioner sits on all Lake Improvement Boards and is responsible for court-ordered lake levels if designated as the delegated authority by the County Board of Commissioners.  They are also members of the Parks and Recreation Commission but can appoint a designee to represent them.

Contact Drain Commissioner

Staff

Michelle Martin
Drain Commissioner
John Warner, P.E.
Deputy Drain Commissioner

Oceana County Building

100 S. State Street
Suite M-11
Hart, MI 49420
Phone: (231) 873-3887
Fax: (231) 873-9218

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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Oceana County News

Openings on the Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee

Posted: January 11th, 2018
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs Committee is now a seven (7) person committee appointed by the Oceana County Board
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Job Opening: EMS Director

Posted: December 19th, 2017
Oceana County is seeking a highly experienced and qualified EMS director who will be responsible for the day-to-day operations
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Oceana County – Something for Everyone

Posted: November 21st, 2017
Read the October 2017 issue of Business In Focus magazine.  An article titled, “Something for Everyone” features the county’s
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Are You Interested in County Government?

Posted: October 25th, 2017
If so, please consider one of the boards and/or commissions. The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking willing and eligible
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Upcoming Events

Jan23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Jan24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meetings

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Jan25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb1

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:30pm - 2:30pm
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