From the Administrator

Martin D. Marshall

If it seems to you like this winter will never end you may have sympathy with the wanted poster for Punxsutawney Phil in the Sheriff’s office in Monroe County.  That is Monroe County, Pennsylvania not our neighbors to the east!  Apparently, they think Phil’s forecast was a promise of ONLY six more weeks of winter and since it has run longer, he should be held accountable!  However, it seems to be getting a little warmer each day so there is hope yet.

As we anticipate spring, we are also gearing up for a number of construction projects this summer.  The Board of Commissioners has already approved changes to the county building at 113 West Front Street to accommodate the Sheriff’s Office employees while their building is being rebuilt.  They also approved the temporary relocation of the Emergency Operations Center from its current location to the airport.  This again is a move to facilitate the Sheriff’s Office rebuild.  

In the near future, the final plans for the Sheriff’s Office will come before the commission for approval and funding.  This will bring to a conclusion years of discussion, months of preparation and it will kick off a yearlong construction project.  For county employees and residents there will be some inconveniences related to this project, such as parking and noise, but the long term benefits of this improvement will be great.  An energy efficient building, utilizing current technology, as a base of operations to provide safety and security to county residents.  

Prior to the March meeting of the Board of Commissioners, the Lenawee County Farm Bureau served the board lunch and presented information important to the agricultural community and the County as a whole.  This annual discussion is a great opportunity for all of the commissioners to hear from county leaders in agriculture and share ideas and concerns.  One of the primary issues addressed this year was the impact of agriculture on the water quality in Lake Erie.  Lenawee County farmers have a good track record of participation in conservation programs and Farm Bureau described additional steps to address the problem.    

The Community Mental Health Erace Stigma 5K Run for Mental Health will be held on May 20th at 9:00 am.  Over 50 county employees have signed up to participate and support this great event.  There is still time to sign up to improve your physical health and support mental health in the county.

Since 1983, April has been designated as Child Abuse prevention month.   The Lenawee County Department of Health and Human Services will again recognize this effort by placing a banner and pinwheels on the Courthouse lawn.  We appreciate the excellent work of DHHS in protecting children and raising awareness of child abuse. 

The Board of Commissioners

The Board of Commissioners had lunch with members from the Lenawee Farm Bureau and discussed local agriculture opportunities and concerns.
Accepted the resignation of Margorie Keller from the Lenawee District Library Board and appointed Mallory Frailing to fill the vacancy with a term expiration of December, 2018. 
Reappointed Bob Knoblauch and Bob Gilmore to the Region 2 Area Agency on Aging for another two year term expiring December, 2020. 
The new Utility Operator position as presented by the Drain Commissioner was APPROVED.    
Second Quarter Allotment: Resolution #2018-005 was APPROVED. 
The ADA Security contract for security services for the entrance of the Judicial Building was APPROVED. 
Bond Reimbursement Resolution #2018-006 declaring the County’s intent to issue the Obligations in the aggregate principal amount not to exceed $848,254 to finance the swing space portion of the Project and the secondary Emergency Operations Center portion of the Project.  The County hereby declares that it reasonably expects to seek reimbursement for its advances to the Project as anticipated by this resolution was ADOPTED

MORE Actions mentioned in APRIL NEWS.pdf

National County Government Awareness

County Government Awareness

April is County Government Awareness Month and to celebrate Lenawee County we will be posting daily facts on our facebook page throughout the month. 

Coming Soon - Court Dockets To be displayed in halls
Sobriety Court Graduation
Close of Registration NOTICE

FULL NOTICE Available in NEWS.pdf

Please Take Notice That Any Qualified Elector of the above cities and townships  being 18 or older and a resident within said city or township is eligible to register to vote on or  before  APRIL 9, 2018**

You can register by mail, or at your county, city or township clerk’s office, or by visiting any Secretary of State Branch office.  Information and applications regarding voter registration forms and absentee ballots are available by contacting your local clerk.  You can also visit the Secretary of State’s website at for forms and eligibility requirements.                                                    Roxann Holloway, Lenawee County Clerk

Crime Victims Rights Art Contest
Crime Victims Rights
Art Contest
Opioid Addiction Summit - April 18, 2018
Severe Weather Awareness - Siren Test 4/12 at 5:55
Siren TEST 4/12/18 at 5:55 p.m.
Boater  Safety Classes
Shout Out to employees that helped to raise money
Collection Days May 12 & 19th

Upcoming Collections EVENT

Currently seeking volunteers to work from 8am - 12pm on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at the Spring Collection event.
Tires are loaded by the hard labor crew – supervised by a Sheriff; but all other positions need to be filled in order for lines to move smoothly. 

This is a great way for students looking to fulfill Community Service hours, to do so!  Entails 4 hours on a Saturday morning; no strenuous work involved.  Need people to hand out brochures, load Styrofoam and packaging materials, and direct traffic.

Any assistance you can provide is greatly appreciated so please check your schedules and volunteer today!

Anyone interested should contact:
Diana Schroeder, Program Coordinator
Solid Waste Department
301 N Main Street Adrian, MI 49221
Ph:  517-264-4511 
Cell:  517-605-8717 
Fax:  517-264-4569


Recycle Boxes for sale

Printing & Purchasing Dept

The Printing & Purchasing Department has the 42 gallon recycle boxes for sale for a nominal fee. 

They also offer a wide range of services for local municipalities and non-profit organizations.  

Printing & Purchasing
320 Springbrook Avenue Suite 104 - Adrian, MI 49221
Office hours: Monday - Friday  - 8AM to 4:30PM (open during lunch)

Kim Cramer, Department Head
Phone: (517) 264-4561

Love Your Lungs Contest

Love Your Lungs Poster Contest

Keep them Smoke Free 2018

On March 20th, the Greater Lenawee Tobacco Reduction Coalition (GLTRC) held its 10th annual “Love Your Lungs” poster contest awards ceremony. The poster contest was held for Lenawee County students in grades 4-8, and their posters were to convey the message “Love Your Lungs-Keep Them Smoke Free”.  Over 450 posters were submitted for this year's contest. The winning poster, submitted by Faith Beardmore of Sand Creek Elementary, will be displayed on a billboard in Lenawee County for one month and the two runners-up posters, submitted by the two-person teams of Wendy Ketola and Cole DeJonghe and  Maya Hillegonds and Hannah Rhoades from Tecumseh Public Schools, will have their poster designs printed on tray liners and used at Lenawee County McDonald's restaurants. Congratulations to this year's winners!  

Martha Hall, Health Officer
Lenawee County Health Department


Cottage Food Law Workshop
Cottage Food Law Registration
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