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Tuesday, 28 July 2015
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ImageManistee County, state designated "Community of Economic Excellence," is located on Lake Michigan, a part of northwestern Michigan. Historic Manistee, the Victorian port city, is the county seat, with the downtown on the state and national Historic registers, and a riverwalk running through downtown to Lake Michigan. Coastline villages include Onekama, Arcadia, Bear Lake, Copemish, Kaleva, Brethren, and Wellston. The county is a paradise for water and sports enthusiasts and is known as the "Fishing Capitol of the Midwest." Lakes within the county include Portage, Bear Lake, and Manistee Lake.

There are also many rivers and streams. The diverse economy includes Morton Salt "When it rains, it pours" Co., a large paper products co., and many smaller industries. Manistee County has a vast natural beauty and a "hometown" feeling, and cultural arts include the historic Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee Symphony Orchestra, Manistee Art Institute, three dance studios, and three art galleries.


NOTICE:  The elevator in the County Courthouse will be out of service from Friday, July 24, 2015 - Thursday, August 6, 2015.  Please call ahead to set up arrangements with offices/departments on upper floors of the Courthouse, or stop into the Administrator's Office on the first floor for assistance upon arrival.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2015 08:40


Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 

2015 Collection Information:
Manistee County Road Commission - 8946 Chippewa Hwy, Bear Lake MI 49614
Saturday, August 15, 2015 - 9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Household Hazardous Waste, also referred to as HHW, are materials that, if disposed of incorrectly, can cause environmental damage by contaminating ground and surface waters, threatening human health and wildlife.

Download the flier with instructions here: icon Household Hazardous Waste 2015 Flier

More information can be found here: Household Hazardous Waste


Manistee County 911 RFP  

Manistee County 911 is issuing an RFP to replace their existing Dataradio mobile data system with an up-to-date mobile data communications system. Manistee County will not invest in old technology that will soon be made obsolete by advances in wireless communications. Manistee County requests that the potential vendors comply with the terms of the request for proposal, but if there are alternative methods of providing the service contemplated in the request for proposal they should be provided in addition to the primary solution as an alternative proposal. Nothing in this request for proposal is expected to inhibit the creativity in a viable business solution offered by the potential vendor. The RFP can be found at the following link: Bids and Employement


Strategic Plan Now Available 

The Manistee County Board of Commissioners is proud to announce the availability of the Manistee County Strategic Plan, adopted September 9th, 2014. Click on the following link to view and download the strategic plan in Adobe PDF format. Printed copies of the plan will be available shortly at your nearest County Library branch. Copies may also be available at your township or village hall.

Manistee County Strategic Plan


General Website Inquiries:
Manistee County Administrator
415 Third Street
Manistee, Michigan 49660