Leelanau County BOC to discuss the proposed septic ordinance – January 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Leelanau County Board of Commissioners Committee of the Whole Session – to discuss the proposed SEPTIC ORDINANCE will be held on January 30, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Government Center.

The agenda and presenter recommendations from the Commissioners were: ◦ Chairman Bunek; Jim Houdek. ◦ Commissioner Lautner; a representative from the Mackinac Center. Possibly Michael LaFaive.◦ Commissioner Soutas-Little; Dr. Joan Rose from Michigan State University.◦ Commissioner Wessell; updates from Barry/Eaton County or Benzie County.◦ Commissioner Ansorge; Benzie/Leelanau Health Department officials.◦ Commissioner Wessell; representatives from the Watershed Center, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, and Leelanau Clean Water.

County Administrator Chet Janik will contact and secure attendance from the recommended presenters.

It’s critically important that we get as many lake association members to attend this meeting in show of support of the county commissioners recommending that the Health Department create and oversee the septic ordinance. Tell your neighbors and friends to attend as well. A strong show of support from the commissioners’ constituents is very important.

3 thoughts on “Leelanau County BOC to discuss the proposed septic ordinance – January 30, 2018 at 9:00 AM”

  1. It is extremely difficult for MANY people having property on the lake to attend, as you know, due to the fact that they live elsewhere during non-summer months. Can you please tell us what the new ordinance says? It is hard to come and support something that we are not aware of the particulars. Seeing Bunek and Houdek’s names as part of the process does go a long way to make us feel comfortable that the process will be fairly viewed and organized. Can you tell us what is being proposed?

  2. I read in the Enterprise that Melinda Lautner tried to get a representative from the right wing think tank, the Mackinaw Center, to attend the meeting. Ms. Lautner is against pretty much everything “environmental” and will go out of her way to prevent changes. So, to buttress her negative stance on the sewer issue, she called in the big boys. Trouble is, the Mackinaw Center has no particular position on this issue, so they will not be sending a representative. Good.

    But really… why the need to bring in outside lobbyists in the first place? Isn’t your allegiance to the people of this county first, Ms. Lautner?

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