The Oceana County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority was created by the Oceana County Board of Commissioners on July 8, 2021 under the Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act, Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended. The Authority will consist of a nine (9) member board of directors serving three (3) years, following each members’ initial staggered terms of appointment.
Four (4) members of the nine (9) member board will be selected at-large using an application process similar to the tradition that Oceana County has followed to fill seats on other boards and commissions. If you are interested in serving on the brownfield board of directors, please complete the required application and submit it to the County Administrator’s Office.
Purpose of a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
The Authority was created to assist in the revitalization of properties. The Authority may approve plans that help revitalize, redevelop, and reuse contaminated, blighted, or functionally obsolete, or historic sites. The Authority would encourage remediation of those sites by providing developers with a means to recover eligible remediation costs to develop the property into a viable community asset. The Authority is only authorized to operate in communities that explicitly choose to be members of the Authority through adoption of a resolution by the local governing body. As of July 13, 2021, communities that have chosen to participate include:
- Village of Rothbury
- Village of Pentwater
- Village of Hesperia
- Pentwater Township
- Shelby Township
- Golden Township
- Ferry Township
- Elbridge Township
- City of Hart
Additional information about starting up the Authority and its activities will be published as it becomes available.