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County Incentive Program & Dashboard Updates
Announcement In accordance with Public Act 84 (2015), Section 952, Bay County has updated its Dashboard to meet all of the requirements for the County Incentive Program (CIP). According to the Act, each eligible county must meet all of the...
Bay County Offices Thanksgiving Schedule
Announcement Bay County Government Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Offices will reopen on Monday, November 28th, for normal business hours.
Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Information
A public hearing was held on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to discuss the 2017 Bay County Executive's Proposed Budget. Please click on the links below to view the Board Presentation. FY 2017 Budget Presentation to Board of Commissioners FY 2017 Budget...
Outbreak of Varicella (Chickenpox) In Bay County
Press Release - For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., November 17, 2016 - The Bay County Health Department has confirmed two cases of chickenpox in a Bay County School. The Health Department is working diligently with the school, the Michigan...
Board of Commissioners seeking Applicants for Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority Board
Announcement The Bay County Board ofCommissioners is seeking applications to fill an unexpired 3 year member-at-largeterm on the Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority Board, said term to expire3/31/18. Applicants must be 18 years of age and a Bay...
Bay County round up of trick-or-treat times
Announcement Auburn - 6-8 p.m. Bangor Township - No set hours Bay City - No set hours Essexville - 6-8 p.m. Hampton Township - 6-8 p.m. Monitor Township - No set hours Pinconning - 5-8 p.m. Be Safe Wear bright colored clothing that fits properly....
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Domestic Violence Awareness Month Announcement Home should be a place of warmth, unconditional love,tranquility, and security, and for most of us, home and family can indeed be counted among our greatest blessings. Tragically, for many Americans,...
Bay County Health Department Immunization Clinic
Press Release - For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., October 10, 2016 - The Bay County Health Department will hold the following community flu vaccination clinics for the public. All clinics will be held at the Bay County Health Department....
November 8, 2016 General Election Candidates & Proposals
30th Anniversary of the Great Flood of 1986 Website is Live
Announcement A website that was developed as part of a collaborative project to collect and preserve stories from Michigan's Great Flood of 1986 is now live. Please be sure to visit www.1986Flood.com to learn more about the history of the Great...
Land Recording Fees to Change
Press Release - For Immediate Release Contact Person: Brandon Krause| 989-895-4228 BAY CITY, Mich., September 8, 2016 - Effective October 1, 2016, recording fees for all documents recorded in the Register of Deeds office will be $30.00 regardless of...
30th Anniversary Event of the Great Flood of 1986
Upcoming Phragmities Treatments along Saginaw Bay Shoreline Area
Press Release - For Immediate Release Contact Person: Alicia Wallace | (989) 895-4195 BAY CITY, Mich., September 6, 2016 - Treatments to control dense infestations of the invasive weed Phragmites will be done between September 12, 2016 and October...
Bay County Land Bank Independent Contractor Executive Director Position
Announcement The Bay County Land Bank Authority is seeking a qualified Independent Contractor Consultant as Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day to day operations of the Corporation, the control, management and...
Mosquito Control Tire Drive
Help clean up the environment and bring in your scrap tires for free disposal. Getting rid of scrap tires around your home will eliminate mosquito breeding sites in your neighborhood. Bay County Mosquito Control will host a scrap tire drive...
Bay County's 2015 Financial Audit Available Online
Announcement Each year, Bay County is required to produce a financial statementand have an audit performed by an independent audit firm. The audit is to verify that the County has accurately and fairly presented information in the financial...
Reminder: Don't Flush Your Drugs!
Press Release - For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., July 25, 2016 - Getting rid of unused and unwanted medication in our homes and communities is more important than ever, but remember not to flush your drugs down the toilet or sink. Flushing can...
Bay County Offices 4th of July Schedule
Bay County Government offices will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day. All 24-hour operations, such as 9-1-1 and the Sheriff's Office will remain open. Bay County wishes all of our residents a safe and enjoyable 4th of...
Bay County TV (Bay C-TV) gets the green light
Announcement During the June Bay County Board of Commissioners meeting, the Board of Commissioners approved Resolution 2016-134, which encompasses an Action Plan that will restructure and re-band Bay 3-TV to meet the needs of the 21st Century. The...
Bay County honors Pfc. Alfred Bordeau
Announcement 2015 marked 65 years since the start of the Korean War, a conflict between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) in which 2.5 million persons lost their lives. After a million...
Battery Park Re-Dedication - June 21, 2016
Announcement The Battery Park re-dedication will take place on Tuesday, June 21 at 5:00 p.m. in front of the Alice and Jack Wirt Library in downtown Bay City. The program will feature Medal of honor recipient Colonel Roger Donlon, as keynote...
Family Law Attorney - Bay County Public Defender Office (full-time position) Maintenance II - Center Ridge Arms (full-time position) For those interested in applying immediately, an interactive application is available below. These applications are...
Summer 2016 in Bay County
Schedule of Events JUNE 5 - Parkapalooza Beach Concert at Wenonah Park 5 & 7 - Spring for SIDS Walk 8 - Apps and Ales in Downtown Bay City 11-12 - YWCA Riverside Art Festival at Wenonah Park 17-18 - Pinconning Cheese Festival 18-20 - Walleyes...
MSU Open House - July 12, 2016
Announcement On July 12th, the Michigan State University Extension will host an open house from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. The open house will provide a glimpse of the many programs and services that this valuable organization offers to Bay County. Some...
Kathy Janer, Public Health Nursing Manager of the Bay County Health Department Receives Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence Award
Press Release - For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., May 24, 2016 - Kathy Janer RN, BSN, the Public Health Nursing Manager for the Bay County Health Department (BCHD) has received the Carleen K. Moore R.N. Nursing Excellence Award from Saginaw...
Health Department Holds Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event - June 3, 2016
Press Release - For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., May 19, 2016 - The Bay County Health Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Friday, June 3rd from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 800...
Bay City Area Transportation Study - Public Comment & Open House
Announcement The Bay City Area Transportation Study (BCATS) is seeking public comment on the proposed 2017-18-19-20 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The public is encouraged to submit comments to BCATS by any of the following methods: In...
Boardwalk at the BCSRA - Public Notice and Comments
The Public Notice for the DNR Permit Application forthe Boardwalk and sand path to the beachfront at Bay City State Rec Area is outfor public comment until May 15 th . Comments on the project should be submitted in writing and postmarked or...
10th Annual Beach Wellness Fundraiser
Announcement In Bay County, we are luck to have 30 plus miles of shoreline with multiple points of access to the Saginaw Bay. For the last nine years, the Beach Wellness event has taken place to raise money to beautify our public beaches. Please...
Board of Commissioners seeking Applications for Building Authority
Announcement On June 14, 2016, the Bay County Board of Commissioners will make an appointment to the Bay County Building Authority to fill an unexpired 6 year term, said term to expire 11/30/2019. A per diem is paid. Individuals interested in...
Board of Commissioners seeking Applications for Library Board
Announcement On June 14, 2016 the Bay County Board of Commissioners will fill one 5 year term on the Bay County Library Board, term to expire 6/30/2021. (No per diem paid) Individuals interested in serving on the Library Board may complete an...
Emerald Ash Borer Treatment Notice
Announcement Treatment to control Emerald Ash Borer infestations in publicly owned ash trees will be done throughout Bay County between May 1, 2016 and June 30, 2016 . Trees shall be treated using a direct tree injection of the Arbor-jet product...
Two Bay County Dispatchers Utilize Smart911 to Help Citizens Unable to Safely Communication In an Emergency
For Immediate Release Two dispatchers are recognized for their efforts to effectively dispatch emergency response during reported home invasions. BAY CITY, Mich., April 21, 2016 - Two telecommunicators with Bay County Central Dispatch were...
Upcoming Earth Day Events
No Sewage in the Saginaw River Informational Presentation: April 22nd come see for yourself how sewage is treated before it’s released back to the river even during heavy rain events. An Informational Session " No Sewage in the Saginaw River "...
Mosquito Control Aerial Treatment Announcement
It is once again time for Bay County Mosquito Control's aerial treatment program for control of mosquito larvae. As in past years, the treatment will begin, weather permitting, April 12 and will last 1-2 weeks. Spring Aedes mosquitoes that develop...
2016 Bay County Surplus Auction
Announcement The 2016 Bay County Surplus Auction will be held on May 19th at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston, Bay City, at 3:00 p.m. Rod Butler Auction Service will host this event. There is no Buyers Premium. The Auction Service has...
Bay County Enhances 9-1-1 Services and Emergency Notification with Smart911
For Immediate Release Public Safety Officials Encourage Residents to Sign Up For the Free Service That Sends Emergency Notifications and Provides Emergency Responders With More Information BAY CITY, Mich., April 5, 2016 –Public safety...
Bay County/Bay City joint presentation on new GIS Web Viewer
For Immediate Release BAY CITY, Mich., April 1, 2016 - After almost a year of planning and collaboration, Bay County and the City of Bay City will officially rollout the new Geographic Information System (GIS) web viewer platform during a public...
Tom Hickner and Board of Commissioners declare month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month
Child maltreatment is a national tragedy, cutting across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic boundaries and endangering our most precious resource and greatest responsibility, our children. It is disturbing to note that approximately three million...
Rise in Influenza A Cases
March 23, 2016 | For Immediate Release BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Reports of Influenza A are on the rise; however, the majority of reported cases did not receive an annual flu vaccine. The rise in the flu is usual for this time of year as we are still...
Bay County Health Department Closed - March 4, 2016
The Bay County Health Department will be closed on Friday, March 4th for staff in-service training. The Health Department will re-open on Monday, March 7th for regular operating hours. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for...
Civic Arena opening at 2:00 p.m. - Wednesday, March 2, 2016
The Bay County Civic Arena will open at 2:00 p.m. today for evening activities, including high schools hockey games. All other non-emergency County offices remain closed.
Bay County Facilities Closed - Wednesday, March 2, 2016
MARCH 2, 2016, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Bay County Government offices will be closed March 2, 2016 due to hazardous weather conditions. This closure includes the Bay County Health Department, Courts, Civic Arena, Community...
In May 2015, Zika virus (pronounced: zeeka) was found for the first time in the Americas. Currently, a large outbreak is ongoing in the region including South and Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean, and U.S.citizens traveling to these...
Bay County Buildings Closing at 2:00 p.m.
February 24, 2016 | For Immediate Release Contact: Ryan Manz, Bay County Emergency Management Coordinator, (989) 895-4112 BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Due to the severe winter storm currently hitting the area, Bay County is closing the following...
Lead Testing in Bay County
February 19, 2016 | For Immediate Release BAY COUNTY, MICHIGAN - Due to concerns regarding the recent water crisis in Flint, many Bay County residents are wondering if they or their children are at risk for lead poisoning from municipal water...
US Figure Skating Event - Bay County Civic Arena
January 27, 2016 For Immediate Release, Contact Cristen Gignac at 989-895-4132 The Sk8 Bay Figure Skating Club housed at the Bay County Civic Arena is hosting a U.S. Figure Skating sanctioned event for National Skating Month for their Learn to Skate...
Leave No Trace
January 26, 2016 For Immediate Release, Contact Laura Ogar at 989-895-4135 The Saginaw Bay Coastal Communities work hard to improve the Saginaw Bay, so this year we are reaching out to ice fishermen, snow machine and ice trail users, anyone that...
Addressing Panhandling in Bay County
January 21, 2016 On Tuesday, January 12th, the Bay County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution urging local municipalities to consult with their own legal counsel on the very complex and sensitive issue of panhandling. Each...
Bay 3 TV Service Update
January 18, 2016 The Bay City Public Schools formally notified the County of Bay of their withdrawal from the Cooperative Operation of Education/Governmental Access Channel Bay 3 TV, effective June 30, 2016. The Bay City Public Schools acted as...
Board of Commissioners seeking Applications for Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority
The Bay County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications for appointment to the Bay-Arenac Behavioral Health Authority as follows: Three members for a three (3) year term commencing April 1, 2016 and expiring March 31, 2019. Applications must...
In observance of the upcoming holidays, Bay County Government Offices will be closed on December 24th, 25th, 31st and January 1st. All 24-hour operations will remain open. We would like to extend our warm wishes to you and your family for a safe and...
Bay County 911 Launches Improved Phone System
On December 3rd, 9-1-1 Central Dispatch installed a new 9-1-1 Intrado Viper Phone System. The new 9-1-1 Phone system is able to receive and process the steadily increasing call-load from cell phones and other digital communication devices used by...
Transportation Program Volunteers Needed
Were you aware that a team of Veteran volunteers provide a much-needed service to transport area veterans? Volunteers are needed to join the team of dedicated drivers to schedule and/or transport veterans to medical appointments (typically to...
Bay County Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting
The Bay County Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the U.S. and Canada for its 2014 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)....
Bay County Commissioners Approve 2016 Budget
The Bay County Board of Commissioners unanimously passed the 2016 annual budget on December 8, 2015, during the Board of Commissioners meeting. The approved budget of approximately $129,000,000 and includes a General Operating Fund of $33,888,195....
County Incentive Program & Dashboard Updates
In accordance with Public Act 84 (2015), Section 952, Bay County has updated its Dashboard to meet all of the requirements for the County Incentive Program (CIP). According to the Act, each eligible county must meet all of the requirements of...
Bay County government offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, November 26th and Friday, November 27th in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday. All 24-hour operations will remain open. We wish you and your family a happy and safe...
New Division on Aging Pilot Program Announced
Bay County Division on Aging in coordination with the Bay City Department of Public Safety is happy to announce a new one year pilot program. The objective of this program is to help seniors 60 years plus who are home-bound homeowners in the Bay...
County Commissioners Support Banning Sky Lanterns
A growing number of communities are banning the use of the popular sky lanterns over fears that the floating fires could spark unintended blazes. Sky lanterns are a balloon-shaped piece of paper that typically has a bamboo frame with a fuel pad at...
BAY Alerts - Bay County Emergency Notification System
For Immediate Release, Contact Ryan Manz at 989-895-4112 Bay County is pleased to announce that after several months of data integration, training, testing, and fine tuning the new and improved BAY Alerts system is ready to launch. The new system is...
Winter Weather Spotter Training
The Bay County Emergency Management Division will once again partner with the National Weather Service (NWS) and offer a Winter Weather Spotter Training on November 9th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Bay County Community Center. During this FREE program,...
Extreme Storm Impacts Survey
Extreme storm events present a serious threat to our community health, safety, and economic stability. Michigan Sea Grant, MSU Extension, and several local collaborators in the Saginaw Bay region, have developed a survey as part of a project...
74th District Court Online Case Review
The Bay County 74th District Court is pleased to offer online case review as part of our initiative to expand access to justice and to strive for efficiency and fairness. Currently, you can resolve traffic infractions on the site and handle warrants...
211 Service Available
If you're looking for assistance with a problem and you don't know where to turn, or simply want information on a particular human service issue, 2-1-1 is for you. 2-1-1 is a free, easy and confidential phone number that connects people in need with...
National Preparedness Month
September is National Preparedness Month. The 2015 campaign theme is "Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today." Bay County encourages everyone to take part, make a plan and know what to do during an emergency. This means having an...
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Treatment Program
As you're enjoying the summer trees in full bloom around Bay County know that the staff of the Gypsy Moth Suppression Program have been working hard to save the public trees throughout our community. To protect our trees and horticulture form...
Bay County to Receive Grant Award for new Marine Patrol Vessel
On July 29th, Bay County received notification that we have been awarded the entire funding request for FEMA's Port Security Grant Program, which will be used for a new marine response vessel. In total Bay County will receive $187,500 dollars, to...
Wellness Center Success
The Bay County Wellness Center began seeing eligible Bay County employees, retirees, and their dependents in January, 2014. It continues to be well received by the Bay County Employees and eligible Retirees. The Wellness Centers are located in...
Bay County Mosquito Control Reports its First West Nile Virus Mosquito Sample
For Immediate Release: August 18, 2015 Contact: Bay County Mosquito Control, Thomas J. Putt Phone: (989) 894-4555, FAX: (989) 894-0526 Routine mosquito-borne disease surveillance conducted by Bay County Mosquito Control (BCMC) has detected the first...
Peters Introduces Bill to Support Michigan's Waterfront Communities
For Immediate Release: August 7, 2015 Contact: Tom Hickner, Bay County Executive, Phone: (989) 895-4133, Fax: (989) 895-2094 Comprehensive Legislation Will Support Local Efforts to Revive Waterfronts and Promote Sustainable Development U.S. Senator...
Freedom of Information Act Policy Updates
Public Act 563 (2014), required significant changes to the Freedom of Information Act. The 2014 amendment resulted in new requirements for responding to requests for public records. In accordance with the Act, the Bay County Board of Commissioners...
Bay County to Implement New GIS Web Viewer
After months of continuous meetings and collaboration, Bay County will partner with the City of Bay City and combine resources for a single, county-wide GIS Web Viewer system. The Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computerized mapping system...
Bay Alerts Upgrading to new System and Vendor
The Bay Alerts notification system provides 9-1-1 Central Dispatch with a fast and reliable system of communicating with Bay County residents. The system can provide emergency messaging via land line telephone, cell phone, text messaging, pager and...
Bay County Fair & Youth Expo
The 150th Bay County Fair & Youth Expo will take place August 4th - 8th, 2015. The Bay County Fair is a great place for the whole family. It features Livestock Exhibitions followed by a Sale, Horse Shows, Still Projects, Midway Fun, Merchant...
Standing Water and Mosquito Hatch With June Rainfall
Heavy rains (in some cases over 4 inches) fell in a swath across southern Bay County from June 12-15 causing ditches, fields, woodlots, and floodplains to flood and hatch mosquito eggs on the ground. Crews are working extended hours to treat...
Two Great Health Programs
Bay County, like many other areas in Michigan and the United States suffers from high rates of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. In fact, Bay County is part of a five county region in the central part of Michigan that has higher than...
Michigan House & Senate Change Treasurer’s Fees
Brandon Krause, Bay County Register of Deeds, wants citizens and submitters of land documents to be aware of new legislation, passed by the House and Senate, and signed by Governor Snyder May 26, 2015. House Bill 4075 has changed state law regarding...
United Way Alice Conference
What: Empowering ALICE Conference When: Monday, June 15, 2015 Where: Saginaw Valley State University, Curtiss Hall, 7400 Bay Road, University Center, MI 48710 Details: Registration 8:30a.m., Conference 9a.m. to 2p.m., Cost $25 per person (lunch...
Library Board Appointment
On June 9, 2015 the Bay County Board of Commissioners will fill one 5 year term on the Bay County Library Board, term to expire 6/30/2020. (No per diem paid) Individuals interested in serving on the Library Board may complete an Application for...
Sign-up for Senior Olympics
The 2015 Senior Olympics are almost here, come celebrate our 18th years of presenting this 2 1/2 -week event. This year's theme is "Age is Only a Number." The games will begin May 27th and run through June 12th and will conclude with an awards...
9th Annual Beach Wellness Fundraiser
In Bay County, we are lucky to have 30 plus miles of shoreline with multiple points of access to the Saginaw Bay. For the last eight years, the Beach Wellness event has taken place to raise money to beautify our public beaches. Grab your sunscreen,...
Veterans Council Rummage Sale
Following the success of last year's rummage sale, the Bay County Veterans Council will once again host a community rummage sale. December's sale featured thousands of donated items ranging from clothing, furniture, gardening equipment to paintings,...
Center Ridge Arms Receives High Performer Designation
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has rated the Bay County Housing Department's public housing program , Center Ridge Arms, as a "High Performer" under the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) for the fiscal year 2014....
Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) Treatment
Treatment to control Emerald Ash Borer infestations in publically owned ash trees will be done throughout Bay County between May 11, 2015 and June 30, 2015 . Trees shall be treated using a direct tree injection of the Arbor-jet product Tree-age....
Summer Recreation Program Sign-up
The Summer Recreation Program at the Bay County Community Center will take place from June 15th - August 13th! Registration begins May 4th. The program runs Mondays -Thursdays from 8:00 am to 12:30 pm. The children, ages 5 - 12, will take part in a...
Free Youth Hockey Program
The Bay County Civic Arena is hosting a FREE youth hockey clinic for kids ages Kindergarten - 4th grade. All equipment will be provided to the participants; skates, helmet, stick, and gloves. Two clinics will be offered and 6 games will be played!...
Recognizing Michigan Green Schools
Congratulations to the four Bay County schools that have continued their efforts to foster Environmental Stewardship, Energy Conservation and Sound Resource Use by once again qualifying as official Michigan Green Schools. The schools being...
2015 Bay County Auction
The 2015 Bay County Surplus Auction will be held on May 14th at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston, Bay City, at 3:00 p.m. Rod Butler Auction Service will host this event. There is no Buyers Premium. The Auction Service has asked that...
Skywarn Weather Spotter Training
Bay County is proud to once again partner with the National Weather Service and offer the NWS SKYWARN® Weather Spotter Training. SKYWARN® storm spotters are part of the ranks of citizens who form the Nation's first line of defense against...
Health Department Household Hazardous Waste Collection
The Bay County Health Department will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event on Saturday, April 25th from 9:00am until 11:30am at the Bay County Fairgrounds, 800 Livingston Ave, Bay City, MI 48708. This event is by appointment only, also...
County Executive Participates in Town Hall Meeting in support of Proposal One
County Executive Tom Hickner was one of four panel participants who took part in a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Saginaw Valley State University to discuss Proposal One, which will be on the May 5 th ballot. The proposal would increase...
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County Executive Tom Hickner sends out a monthly newsletter to Bay County citizens that is full of pertinent information on your county government. If you are interested in receiving this electronic newsletter, please use the form below to sign-up....