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

Planning Commission – Master Plan Update Public Notice

Posted: November 28th, 2022
The Oceana County Planning Commission has begun to process of updating the Oceana County Master Plan and invites Oceana
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Mason – Oceana 911 – now hiring

Posted: November 21st, 2022
FULL-TIME PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATOR         Mason-Oceana 911 is accepting applications for the position of night-shift full-time Public Safety
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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Survey

Posted: August 31st, 2022
The State of Michigan is hard at work maximizing the new funding resources sent to Michigan through the Infrastructure Investment
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Press Release: Oceana County Equalization Launches Beacon Online Portal

Posted: June 27th, 2022
OCEANA COUNTY EQUALIZATION LAUNCHES BEACON™ ONLINE PORTAL OCEANA COUNTY, MICHIGAN. – (June 21, 2022) – Following a careful review
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Upcoming Events

Dec13

Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Meeting

Oceana County Building
10:00am - 11:30am
Dec15

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Dec20

Land Bank Meeting

10:15am - 10:15am
Jan5

Planning Commission Meeting

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