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
mmartin@oceana.mi.us
John Warner, P.E.
Deputy Drain Commissioner
jwarner@oceana.mi.us

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
Closed occasionally between 12:00-1:00 p.m.

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Oceana County News

Job Opening: Court Administrator/Magistrate

Posted: October 3rd, 2018
The 78th District Court of Oceana County is now taking applications for the position of Court Administrator/Magistrate.  Interested applicants
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Vacancies on County Boards and Commissions

Posted: October 1st, 2018
The Oceana County Board of Commissioners is seeking individuals interested in serving on county boards and commissions listed below:
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Change in Ambulance Service Provider

Posted: September 27th, 2018
(Oceana County, Mich. – Sept. 27, 2018) – Life EMS Ambulance (www.lifeems.com) is pleased to announce an expansion of
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Election Results

Posted: August 8th, 2018
To view the official election results for Oceana County, click here. Please remember to press F5 or click Refresh/Reload
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Upcoming Events

Oct23

Local Emergency Planning Committee Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
11:00am - 12:30pm
Oct24

Department of Veterans Affairs Meeting

County Services Building – Griswold Street
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Oct25

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Nov1

Planning Commission Meeting

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