PORTAGE LAKE WATERSHED SUPPORT GRANT VISIONING WORKSHOPS - As part of the Portage Lake Watershed Support Grant, the Village is hosting Visioning Workshops to review and prioritize water quality projects that will preserve the health of Portage Lake, at these dates and times:
Saturday, October 23rd, and Saturday, November 13th, 2021, from 10 a.m. to noon at Onekama Schools Cafeteria Auditorium (masks required)
Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Remote meeting via Zoom Click here to RSVP and receive meeting link
There is one vacancy on the Village Planning Commission and two vacancies as alternates on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Village Residents interested should call the clerk 231-889-3171.
Temporary dwellings including trailers require a permit. Information is available in Section 1014. Temporary Dwellings of the Village Zoning Ordinance.
The Village Office is open by appointment only; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 9-2. Masks are required to enter.
Village Residents, FEMA has issued a preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for your information.
Onekama Village Council
NOTE FROM THE TREASURER
Village Taxes are printed on the green paper. They are sent out on July 1st and are due by September 14th. Our office is located next to the Library which is in our building.
The sewer bills need to be paid by the last day of February every year. If not, I have to add them as a special assessment onto the summer tax for that property.
If you have any questions about your taxes or your sewer please feel free to call me at our office 231-889-3171.
Thank you for your time. - Nikki
VILLAGE COUNCIL General Information:
Village Council meets on the Third Wednesday 7 pm via tele-conference.
No burning is permitted within the Village Limits – only bonfires
Feeding of waterfowl, including but not limited to ducks, geese, and swans IS NOT PERMITTED in the Village.
Land use permits may be obtained by contacting the Manistee County Planning Department.
1. RECYCLING: Recycling bins (cans, plastic, glass, cardboard & paper) are now in Onekama township parking lot for your convenience. Please recycle responsibly ... no styrofoam or garbage.
IF THIS SERVICE IS ABUSED, IT WILL BE DISCONTINUED.
The Village of Onekama Planning Commission will hold its regular meetings at 1:00 p.m. in the main room of the Farr Center on the following dates. Please check the calendar for more information.
Additional Planning Commission Meetings will be scheduled as necessary and posted.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE:
On March 9, 2016, the Village Council adopted Ordinance No. 1 of 2016 which amends the Village Zoning Ordinance.
Click Here for the Text of Ordinance No.1 & Amendments
2. REVISED BRUSH PICKUP 2021:
Within the Village limits, brush collection is scheduled for the months of April through October. Specifically: Monday, April 12, 2021, Monday, April 26, 2021, Wednesday, May 26, 2021; Monday, June 14, 2021; Monday, June 28, 202l; Wednesday, July 28, 2021; Monday, August 30, 2021; Friday, September 24, 2021; Monday, October 11, 2021; and Tuesday, October 26, 2021. Brush is considered to be branches mailer than 3" in diameter, small tree limbs, and bush and shrub trimmings. Brush is not old trees cut into lengths, old cedars, or old arborvitae. Excessive or oversized brush will be marked and not removed by the Village or its contractor. Removal of trees and full sized shrubs are the responsibility of the property owner and will. not be removed by the Village or its contractor. Brush must not be contaminated with metal, wire, glass, chemicals. concrete, asphalt, lawn and garden debris, or other household refuse.
Clearly labeled paper Biodegradable bags must be used for lawn and garden debris. These bags will be collected only on the last Friday of each month from April through October. Specifically, April 30, 20?1, May 28, 2021, June 25, 2021, July 30, 2021, August 27, 2021, September 24, 2021, and October 29,_2021. Do not overload the bags. The weight limit per bag is 30 pounds. Bags must not be contaminated with metal, glass, chemicals, concrete, asphalt, or other household refuse.
Brush is collected by the Village Maintenance Personnel and by a contractor using your tax money. Because we want to use your money as efficiently as possible, please use brush collection properly. Please keep our Village looking neat. Do not place brush or bags out until after 06:00 a.m. on the day of the scheduled collection. Thank you. The Trustees of the Onekama Village Council
ONEKAMA VILLAGE OFFICES
5283 Main Street,
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from
9a - 2p
Please note our zoning administrator is located at 395 3rd Street, Manistee MI. Hours: Mon-Fri 9a-5p.