From the Administrator
Martin D. Marshall

Lenawee County
301 North Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221
(517) 264-4508

    In September the Board of Commissioners took steps to look at the future direction of Lenawee County.  They addressed the near term future with the adoption of a draft budget for 2017/2018 and setting a public hearing for the October 12th board meeting.  The proposed budget is available for review at the Administrator’s Office or on our website under ANNOUNCEMENTS.  Anyone wishing to comment on the budget is welcome at the October board meeting. 

The next steps for the 911 center were also addressed with the approval of an agreement with Peninsula Fiber Network to be the primary provider of 911 communications. Peninsula Fiber Network currently provides 911 communications in the Upper Peninsula and was identified by a multi-county consortium that includes Lenawee County as being the best choice for 911 communications.  There are several more decisions to be made but this is the foundation on which the new 911 service will operate.

In a move to address the future direction and the financial security of the County, the Board of Commissioners approved an agreement with a consulting firm to explore ways to improve the County’s revenue stream.   The proposed budget for 2017, like the budgets for the last few years, has been a struggle to balance the increasing costs of providing service that County residents expect with the limited revenue that the County receives.  I have prepared a power point presentation on the slow moving crisis that Lenawee County faces as revenues continue to be flat and expenses increase and it is available on the County website.

Grassroots Midwest will be working with the Commission, soliciting input from the county residents and seeking advice from community leaders as what future Lenawee County citizens envision for county government.  What services are expected and how we balance those expectations with the financial obligations of those services. 

There will be time over the next several months for any Lenawee County citizen, local government or public service group to provide information to the County and the consulting firm with their thoughts on Lenawee’s next steps. 

Salvage Houses Auction

Just East of Adrian Airport at
3000-3018-3067 Madison Lake Court, Adrian, MI
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Starting At 4:00 pm

This offering is 3 complete houses.  Lots of goodies - prepare to buy!!!
Term:  Cash or negotiable check with proper I.D.  Nothing to be removed until settled for.

Removal of all items within 10 days!

Tax Sale

TAX Sale

 The Tax Sale will take place on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 10:00 am. The Tax Sale will be held on the 2nd floor of the Old Courthouse in the Commissioner's Room, 301 N Main St, Adrian, MI 49221.  
Visit the Treasurer’s Office page of the
website for more info

Board of Commissioners

Actions taken by the Board of Commissioners in September

The Commissioners approved sponsor contracts with MDOT for development/upkeep projects at the Lenawee County Airport and vehicle upkeep/purchasing for Lenawee Transportation Corporation;  they designated Peninsula Fiber Network, LLC and or its affiliate PFN NextGen 911 Services LLC, as the primary 9-1-1 service supplier;  and approved the 4th quarter allotment of allocations.   The County has renewed contracts with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services for the Title IV-D Cooperative Reimbursement Program.

Animal Control Ordinance Public Hearing

Animal Control Ordinance

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a public hearing will take place before the Lenawee County Commission on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 1:32 p.m.  The purpose of the public hearing is for the County Commission to consider the adoption of an animal control ordinance and to receive citizen comments regarding enactment of the ordinance. 
If, within 50 days after the Board of Commissioners adopts the ordinance, a petition signed by not less than 20% of the electors residing in the County is filed with the county clerk asking that the ordinance be submitted to electors of the County for approval or rejection, then the ordinance shall not take effect until it is approved by a majority of the electors of the county voting on the ordinance at a regular or special election called for this purpose.
Copies of the proposed ordinance are on file for public review in the County Administrator’s office, Old Courthouse-2nd floor, 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, Michigan, (517) 264-4508, the County Clerk’s office, Judicial Building-3rd floor, 425 N. Main Street, Adrian, Michigan, (517) 264-4599, and under “Announcements” on the main page of the county’s website,

2017 Budget Public Hearing

2017 Budget

The Lenawee County Board of Commissioners announces a BUDGET HEARING for the 2017 General Fund Budget at 1:35 P.M. on WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2016 at the Old Courthouse, County Commissioners Chambers, 301 North Main Street, Adrian, MI.  The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be a subject of this hearing.
PROPOSED 2017 MILLAGE RATES:  County Operating: 4.9412, Lenawee Medical Care Facility Special: .1896, Department on Aging Special:  .7320, Veterans Relief:  .0500
All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comments.  Written comments may be submitted in advance of the hearing to the County Administrator's Office, 301 N. Main Street, Adrian, Michigan  49221.  Copies of the recommended budget may be obtained from this office and are available online at  

2016 Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting of the Lenawee County Board of Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, at 1:30 P.M.  The meeting will be held in the Commissioner’s Room, second floor, old courthouse, Adrian, Michigan.

Board Appointments

The following board appointments were confirmed: 

Community Mental Health Authority Board:  Mark Jackson, Nate Smith, Debra Bills, and Jim VanDoren

Lenawee Transportation Corporation:  Tim Guest and Amy Young

Department on Aging Board:  Burt Fenby, Karol “KZ” Bolton, Jennine Johns, and Darwin Vandevender

More information on Board appointments can be found in the  GOVERNMENT section of the County website.

2016 Drain Assessment

2016 Drain Assessment
The Drain Assessment report will be presented by Drain Commissioner, Jenny Escott,
at the October Board of Commissioners meeting.

Lenawee Cares

2017 Campaigns

 for both
Lenawee Cares
& the
United Way of Monroe / Lenawee Counties

United Way
voter registration

VOTER Registration

October 11, 2016,
is the last day to
register for the
November 8, 2016 election
You can register by mail, or at your county, city or township clerk’s office, or by visiting any Secretary of State Branch office.
You can visit to view your sample ballot, find out if you are registered to vote, and find your voting location.
Information and applications regarding absentee ballots are available by contacting your local clerk.  You can also visit the Secretary of State’s website at for eligibility requirements and absentee applications.


Roxann Holloway, Lenawee County Clerk

Lenawee Now

Manufacturing Day - October 7th

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October.    Thirteen local companies have invited students to explore manufacturing opportunities. 
While manufacturers begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, our county primary and secondary schools including the Tech Center and Southern Michigan Center for Science and Industry, and the higher education institutions including Adrian College, Siena Heights University, and Jackson Community College, are collaborating with economic development units to attract and retain the skilled talents required. 
By working together, we connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry. 
or contact
Jack Townsley
Supervisor of Placement Services and Adult Learning Services
1372 North Main Street
Adrian, MI 49221


Walk to End Alzheimer's

Walk to End Alzheimer's

More than 300 Lenawee County residents joined the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s® and united in a movement to reclaim the future for millions on Sunday, September 19 at Adrian College. Participants raised more than $50,000 to fund Alzheimer's care, support and research programs.
"If you want to change the dance, you've gotta change the steps!" -   Teepa Snow
Tammy Jewell
Director, Daybreak Adult Day Services
327 Erie St.
Adrian, MI 49221
Phone:  517-266-2588
Fax:  517-266-0224 Adrian

Emergency Management

Winter Severe Weather Program

Winter Severe weather program scheduled
A severe winter weather program will take place on Thursday, October 27th starting at 7:00 PM at the Lenawee County Tech Center located at 1372 N. Adrian Hwy, Adrian, MI 49221. The program will be conducted by the National Weather Service in cooperation with the Lenawee County Office of Emergency Management.  This event is open to the public at no cost. The program will run about ninety minutes.  You must register in advance, to do so you can go to the link provided or find the registration link on the Lenawee County Emergency management web page at  Seating is limited!     
Curtis A. Parsons M.A., P.E.M DHS-SLTTGCC  - Michigan Region 1 Homeland Security, Vice-Chair - Lenawee County Michigan, Emergency Management and Homeland Security - 150 W. Maple Ave. - Adrian, Michigan 49221  517-264-4759              


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