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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) 873-5914

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Occasionally closed from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch.

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Oceana County News

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Posted: September 24th, 2020
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Election Results

Posted: August 4th, 2020
To view the official election results for Oceana County, click here. Please remember to press F5 or click Refresh/Reload
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Post Webinar Materials: High Water and High Waves: How Our Beaches Respond

Posted: June 9th, 2020
Following the June 15th webinar by Professor Guy Meadows titled: “High Water and High Waves: How Our Beaches Respond”
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Shop Oceana

Posted: May 6th, 2020
News from the Oceana County Economic Alliance.  As we begin to emerge from the effects of COVID-19, it’s important
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Upcoming Events

Nov5

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Nov5

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Nov12

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Nov26

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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