Oceana County Michigan

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A lake improvement board operates under the provisions of The Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act (excerpt) Public Act 451 of 1994, Part 309, as amended, and is established to address relevant lake improvement issues.  They include the oversight of aquatic weed control programs, nuisance control, and other educational activities.

Members of a Lake Improvement Board consist of a member of the County Board of Commissioners that represents that district, The County Drain Commissioner, one representative from each of the local units of government (city, village, and township) in which the lake is located (or two representatives if there is just one local unit of government) and a riparian property owner on the lake.

Currently, there are 5 established Lake Improvement Boards in Oceana County.  They include Pentwater Lake, Stony Lake, Lake Holiday, Silver Lake, and Hart Lake.

A point of interest is that there are just over 70 lakes in Oceana County that are 5 acres or more.

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

Job Opportunity – County Administrator

Posted: January 19th, 2022
Oceana County is seeking qualified applicants for the position of County Administrator.  Interested applicants should review the Position Announcement
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Posted: January 7th, 2022
Invasive pest already confirmed in five southwest Michigan counties
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Oceana County Flag Design Contest Results

Posted: December 8th, 2021
Over the past few weeks, the Oceana County Board of Commissioners reviewed 240 designs for the first ever County
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Job Opportunity – FOC – Data Entry Operator

Posted: November 30th, 2021
Under the direction of the Friend of the Court, serves as receptionist and responds to a variety of procedural
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Upcoming Events

Jan27

Board of Commissioners Meeting

Oceana County Building
11:30am - 1:00pm
Feb3

Planning Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Feb3

Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting

Oceana County Building
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Feb10

Board of Commissioners Meeting

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