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Don Gilmet
Work: 989-356-9795
Cell: 989-916-5108

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Gerald Fournier
720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 8
Alpena, MI 49707
Government Holidays

Hours of Operation
8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday except on County holidays listed below

December 31: New Year's Eve
January 1: New Year’s Day
Third Monday in January: Martin Luther King
President’s Day
Good Friday
Last Monday in May: Memorial Day
July 4th: Independence Day
First Monday in September: Labor Day
November 11: Veteran’s Day
Fourth Thursday in November: Thanksgiving Day
Fourth Friday in November: Day after Thanksgiving
December 24: Day before Christmas
December 25: Christmas Day

If any of the holidays falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be celebrated as the holiday. If any of the holidays falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be considered the holiday.




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Directory of Programs & Services for Aging Adults in Alpena County
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Alpena County Government
The county government operates the jail, maintains rural roads, operates the major local courts, keeps files of deeds and mortgages, maintains vital records, administers public health regulations, and participates with the state in the provision of welfare and other social services. The county board of commissioners controls the budget but has only limited authority to make laws or ordinances. In Michigan, most local government functions — police and fire; building and zoning, tax assessment, street maintenance, etc. — are the responsibility of individual cities and townships. The County operates three parks (and camp grounds) with beaches on local lakes, namely Beaver Lake Park in Lachine; Long Lake Park in Alpena; and Sunken Lake Park in Posen

LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD IN PLANNING YOUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE Help us understand your community’s needs for the future by completing this Community Survey. Please go to: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/alpenasurvey2018

Communities in Alpena County are working together to survey the public and they’re interested in hearing from you. Partnering communities include the City and County of Alpena and the townships of Alpena, Green, Ossineke, and Wilson. They are all working to update their Recreation Plans and all but Alpena Township are updating their Master Plans (Alpena Township’s was recently updated). Please click here for more information.

If you have questions about this process, please feel free to contact NEMCOG Planner, Steve Schnell by email (sschnell@nemcog.org) or by phone at 989-705-3722.

NEW! The County of Alpena is accepting applications for a Home Improvement Director The office is seeking strong administrative and office management skills along with skills in real estate and financial paperwork. Applicants should be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects with attention to detail and utilizing excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills.

This is a 30 plus hour per week full-time job with benefits. Applications and a job description are available at Michigan Works and will be accepted by Michigan Works until 11/27/18. Please click here for more detailed information.

The County reserves the right to reject any and all applications. Alpena County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Alpena County Parks Commission is seeking a Request for Proposal for consulting firms to do an engineering study of the boat launch project at Long Lake Park. 

See Request for Proposal click here
Specifications for Precast Concrete Planks click here
Boat Launch Design criteria click here

Proposals must be received by the Alpena County Parks Commission, 720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7, Alpena, MI 49707 on or before 9:00 a.m., December 12, 2018. Please contact Bob Adrian at 989-464-6334 with any questions. The Alpena County Parks Commission reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals in the best interest of the Parks Commission.”
NEW! Alpena County Sheriff's Office is requesting proposals for inmate telephone and video visitation services at the Alpena County Sheriff's Office (Jail). The County desires proposals that are for phones and video visitation for their existing facility as well as the new facility that is currently being designed. Sealed proposals will be received at the Alpena County Commissioners Office, 720 W. Chisholm St, Alpena, MI 49707 until 4:00pm on November 13, 2018.

For specifications regarding the inmate phone system, contact Jail Administrator Scott Gagnon at 989-354-9835 or gagnons@alpenacounty.org. Proposals need to be clearly labeled "Alpena County Sheriff's Office (Jail) Inmate Phone Service"

NEW! Board Positions
The Alpena County Board of Commissioners will have vacancies on the Alpena County Library Board, Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health Board, Veterans Affairs Board, Central Dispatch Committee, Alpena County Parks & Recreation Commission, Road Commission Board, Planning Commission (Citizen at Large) or (Business and Industry), Older Persons Comittee and Youth and Recreation Committee.

Interested persons may fill out the required application paperwork by clicking here and emailing to commissionersoffice@alpenacounty.org or returning applications to the Alpena County Board of Commissioners Office 720 W. Chisholm Street, Suite 7, Alpena, MI 49707 no later than 4 p.m. on November 14, 2018.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Alpena County Sheriffs Office
The Alpena County Sheriffs Office is currently accepting applications for a bailiff position for Alpena County Sheriff office and our local Court system. Information about the employment opportunity can be found by clicking here and job application by clicking here
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Alpena County Sheriffs Office
The Alpena County Sheriffs Office is currently accepting applications for a Corrections Officer position for Alpena County Sheriff office. Information about the employment opportunity can be found by clicking here
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Alpena County Sheriffs Office
the Alpena County Sheriff Office, County of Alpena is now accepting applications for a security / Reserve Deputy position for our local Air Force base / Base Security Division.

Information about the employment opportunity can be found by clicking here and job requirements by clicking here
NEW! 2018 November General Election Results click here Alpena County Jail Study
click here
Recycling not only has far-reaching environmental but also economic benefits on a personal, local and regional level. Please click here The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) intends that all persons shall be informed about government affairs and official acts so that they may fully participate in the democratic process. FOIA Procedures and Policies
2017 ALPENA COUNTY DIRECTORY is now available for download click here ALPENA RECREATION PLAN
Alpena Recreation Plan click here
Employment Application
click here
Sheriff's Department Application for Employment click here
The American Red Cross has developed a mobile app to help get your families and communities ready for a flood. For more information click here Alpena County Bid Opening Results click here
2013 Alpena County Master Plan Please click here
2014 Alpena County Hazard Mitigation Plan click here
Alpena County Fairgrounds
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