Welcome to the Missaukee County Road Commission

PLEASE BE COURTEOUS!

After a snow storm each of our drivers has approximately 50 miles of road to plow. The driver’s concern is getting roadways clear in a safe and timely manner. Homeowners get very upset when the snowplow or heavy, wet snow damages their mailbox, scatters garbage or fills their driveway but snow coming off a plow going 35 miles per hour has surprising force that can topple objects in the road right-of-way and throw snow a long way. These actions are not intentional by our drivers. Blades cannot be lifted or turned when passing driveways, mailboxes or private roads. Our drivers work long hours and take pride in their work. We ask that you please be patient before calling the Road Commission to inquire as to when your road will be plowed. The drivers must follow a regular route to provide the most efficient snowplowing service and there are likely reasons why things are done the way they are. Calling to alert us of an unsafe condition is helpful and appreciated but please be courteous when calling and understand that plowed snow, icy roads, difficult conditions and even damaged mailboxes or posts are part of winter in Northern Michigan.

 

        **We are currently on our fall/winter schedule which is

Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  **

 

The level of Lake Missaukee was measured at 1238.55 on December 16

 

CONTACT US AT:
PO Box A- 1199 N. Morey Road
Lake City Michigan, 49561

Phone: 231.839.4361
Fax:      231.839.5381

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2020 Meeting Schedule
Board of Missaukee County

Meetings will be held at 1:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month unless posted otherwise. 

Meetings will be held at the Road Commission

  1199 N. Morey Rd, Lake City, MI

 

Meeting dates are as follows:

January 8

CHANGED TO February 19

CHANGED TO March 18

April 8

 May13

June 10

July 8

August 12

September 9

October 14

November 11

December 9

This notice is posted in compliance with Public Act 267 of 1976, as amended, the Open Meeting Act, MCL 41.k72A, and the American with Disabilities Act. 

WINTER DRIVING TIPS

Remember that the road in front of the plow is usually in much worse condition than the roadway behind the plow. Plows will typically travel under 35 miles per hour and there is always a temptation to pass them. For your safety, it is recommended that you stay a safe distance behind the snowplow. During plowing operations, visibility can be reduced by blowing snow and plow operators may need time to stop or move over to avoid stranded vehicles. Keeping a safe distance between your vehicle and the plow is very important to avoid accidents. If you do need to pass a snowplow, allow plenty of room. Do not cut back into the lane ahead of the plow too quickly since the blade extends several feet ahead of the truck. Some snowplows are equipped with a wing plow, a 10-12′ extension off the side of the truck. Be aware that the hazard exists. When you see an approaching snow plow on an undivided roadway, move as far away from the center line as you safely can since blowing snow may obscure the actual width of the snowplow’s blade. Turn on your lights – to see and be seen. Brush the snow off your headlights and taillights frequently. Winter driving requires motorists to be careful and alert, but the most important tip for winter driving is SLOW DOWN!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Us

The Missaukee County Road Commission was established in 1928. The Missaukee County Road Commission has a three-member Board of Road Commissioners who are elected by the voters. The Missaukee County Board of Commissioners decides whether road commissioners are appointed or elected. Road Commissioners serve six-year terms. The terms are staggered so that all Commissioners are not up for re-election at the same time.

The county road system consists of both primary and local roads. Primary roads are generally paved roads that function as either minor or major collectors. The local road system consists of all other roads that are under the jurisdiction of the Missaukee County Road Commission. Currently we have 222 miles of Primary Roads and 634 Miles of Local Roads (including seasonal roads). In addition, the Missaukee County Road Commission maintains 132 Lane miles of State Trunkline under contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation.