Oceana County Michigan

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The Drain Commissioner and staff are responsible for construction, operation, and maintenance of just over 100 County Drains.  These systems are designed to provide stormwater management, drainage, flood prevention and stream protection for urban and agricultural lands.

A County drain may be any of the following:

  • Creek, river, inland lake, or pond
  • Retention pond, detention pond, or swale that conveys Stormwater
  • Watercourse, open ditch, or underground pipe

Routine maintenance is necessary from time to time to ensure a county drain is properly functioning.  The Drain Commissioner may, in any one year, expend up to $5,000 per mile, per drain for maintenance & repair.  Major projects are initiated through a petition process.  Either property owners or a local municipality can petition the drain commissioner.  To recover costs expended for a project, special assessments are levied against private properties, local municipalities, the County, railroads, & State Highways benefited from the construction and/or maintenance.

Please contact our office to determine if a drain in question is actually a County Drain. There are many private drains or roadside ditches that are not under the authority of the Drain Commissioner.

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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