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FREE Income Tax Preparation Services from VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Click Here for an informational flyer
MUSKEGON COUNTY DOG TAG PRICES INCREASING: Price list to be effective October 1, 2019
Due to increased costs with animal control and enforcement, the County Board of Commissioners has approved an increase for the license fees to be effective October 1, 2019. They also approved eliminating the $5.00 savings with the 3 year option. The new fees are as follows
Altered dog------------- 1 year- $15
Altered dog -------------3 year- $45
Regular dog -------------1 year- $50
Regular dog ----------- 3 year- $150
Senior citizen----------- 1 year-$25
Senior citizen ------------3 year-$75
The County will be sending out October renewal forms early - so if you renew early in September, you will get the current prices!
- Invasive Species to watch our for - Asian Longhorned Beetle: Click the link provided to learn more about how to find & identify this beetle and what to do if you find some: https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MIDNR/bulletins/2553229
- For an informational document regarding spring flooding issues from the Muskegon County Drain Commission Office - CLICK HERE.
- REGARDING ROADSIDE DITCHES & HIGH WATER CONCERNS:
Lots of calls are coming in from homeowners with serious issues/concerns about home and property flooding and roadside ditches full of water. If you need assistance or have questions/concerns please call the Road Commission at 231-788-2381.
Below is an excerpt from a Muskegon County Road Commisson Educational Brochure that may help explain things and help educate property owners on how to help prevent some of these kinds of issues in the future.
•MCRC is responsible for drainage parallel to roadways.
•Drains that run through yards and fields are the responsibility of the Drain Commission or the Homeowner
•RESIDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN DRIVEWAY CULVERTS
Roadside ditches help prevent roadway and lawn flooding, therefore MCRC URGES RESIDENTS TO REFRAIN FROM FILLING IN ROADSIDE DITCHES WITH LAWN MATERIAL OR DEBRIS THAT MAY INHIBIT WATER DRAINAGE. Trees or shrubs should not be planted near roadside ditches, as they not only inhibit drainage ability, but also produce hazards to motorists. Also, plantings must be at least 33 feet from the center of the road.
For the complete informational brochure from the MCRC: click the link below:
- 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).
- 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.