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2018 FALL MUSKEGON COUNTY RECYCLING EVENT - Saturday 10/20/2018 - FREE DISPOSAL OF ACCEPTED ITEMS - Click this link for an informational flyer contating, dates, times, and accepted materials (scrap tires, hazardous waste, electronics and sensitive document shredding).
Muskegon Lake - Revitalization Story - Since 1985 when Muskegon Lake was designated an Area of Concern (AOC) a number of revitalization/restoration projects have been done and some are still in progress. Click this link for more information on these projects, this document includes contact information if you have any questions or concerns.
HUMAN TRAFFICKING - it is here in Muskegon County and there is the Lakeshore Human Trafficking Task Force as well as The Hope Project right here in our community to help with this serious issue. Click the following links for informational documents on this issue from these organizations for more information.
Remonumentation - Taking place in Laketon Township over the next 2 years
County Surveyor Tim DeMumbrum made a presentation to the Laketon Township Board of Trustees at their meeting on February 15, 2018 regarding the state required remonumentation. Over the next 2 (two) years, as required by Michigan State Law (Survey & Remonumentation Act 1990 P.A. 345), the County Survey office will be out in Laketon Township making sure survey monuments are still in place or replacing ones that are missing. If you have any questions regarding the remonumentation process, you can visit the State of Michigan website at: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-10575_17394_17565---,00.html or contact the County Surveyor by phone at 231-777-3447 ext. 37 or by email at: tdemumbrum@WestshoreConsulting.com
FIREFIGHTER EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Muskegon Township Fire Department, is currently looking for Paid On Call Firefighters. This is a part time on call position, which involves responding to calls for assistance when you are available. No fire training is necessary! We will provide the training for you to become a certified Firefighter and a licensed Medical First Responder. Click on this link for more info (https://makemeafirefighter.org/listing/paid-on-call-firefighter-16 ), or stop by either station to fill out an Interest in Employment Form.
LEAF & GRASS BURNING IS PROHIBITED in Laketon Township! Click here for more information! (The websites listed on this document will not work as links, they will need to be cut and pasted into your browser) Other materials that CANNOT be burned include: demolition debris, construction materials, automotive parts and household trash that contains plastic, rubber, foam, chemically treated wood, textiles, electronics, chemicals or hazardous materials. (Brush burning days are determined by the Michgain DNR and in Laketon Township are for burning of clean brush/sticks only - ALL burning of grass/leaves is PROHIBITED BY DEQ rules).
Special Note: The DNR has advised that there are technical difficulties in updating the website, which they hope to have resolved soon. Until further notice, check the home page of this website for brush burning information. Thank you for your patience.
OPEN BURNING REGULATIONS - BURNING OF TRASH IS PROHIBITED - If you see any suspected illegal burning of trash - please call 911 so that either a police or fire officer can be dispatched to the fire and address the situation appropriately. For the DEQ Flyer - Open Burning Regulations in Michigan - CLICK HERE. Per this flyer "Local police and fire officers are authorized to enforce this provision as a state civil infraction of Section 11522 of Act 451 of 1994." For the DEQ Flyer - Don't Burn Trash in your Campfire - CLICK HERE.