Alpena County Master Plan

As a result of increasing growth pressures and related land use problems, a new master plan was deemed essential. A need to document the current situation, the goals and desires of the county and to encourage a more organized and effective growth and development strategy was recognized by the Alpena County Planning Commission. The purpose …

Hazard Mitigation Planning

Michigan, Northeast Michigan Council of Governments (NEMCOG) worked with each county in its region to prepare hazard mitigation plans. The Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA) of 2000 included new requirements for hazard mitigation planning. In order to become eligible for hazard mitigation grant program funds in the future, counties must prepare and adopt hazard mitigation plans. The County prepared its first Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2005. This planning document represents an update of the 2005 plan. The intent of a hazard mitigation plan is to inventory possible hazards, assess the vulnerability of community to hazards it faces, and to provide possible mitigation activities for those hazards. The focus of the hazard mitigation plan is the development of projects and policies that can be implemented to reduce or prevent losses from future disasters.

The Michigan Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

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

2019-2023 Recreation Plan

This Recreation Plan addresses recreational facilities and plans within the boundaries of Alpena County. This is a joint planning process to provide for recreation planning for the County of Alpena as well as the townships of Alpena, Green, Ossineke, and Wilson. These townships chose to jointly plan for the future of their recreation assets. The plan will evaluate the surrounding recreational opportunities as well as the socio-economic status of Alpena County and the surrounding area in order to determine recreational needs of the population and to plan for improvements which fit those needs.