On November 17, 2016 the Cass County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution that transferred the Cass County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation (SESC) Program from the Drain Commissioner's Office to the Cass County Conservation District.
The Conservation District is located at
1127 E State Street
Cassopolis, MI 49031
It is in same building as the Farm Service Agency and NRCS office. Korie Blyveis, the District Manager has obtained the DEQ's SESC comprehensive certification to administer the program. She can be contacted by phone at 269-445-8641, ext 5, or email Korie Blyveis.
The effective date of this transfer is December 1, 2016.
The Drain Commissioner is a statutory officer elected on a partisan basis every four years. He is responsible for the administration of the Drain Code of 1956, as amended. The duties of the Drain Commissioner include the construction and maintenance of drains, determining drainage districts, apportioning costs of drains among property owners, and receiving bids and awarding contracts for drain construction.
The Drain Commissioner also approves drainage in new developments, subdivisions and maintains court decreed lake levels. The office also is the administrator for the Cass County Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program along with the Cass County Survey and Remonumentation Program.
Words from the Commissioner
Both residents and visitors of Cass County enjoy the beauty of over 250 lakes and ponds, along with numerous streams, creeks, and wetlands that offer some of the best boating, fishing, swimming, wildlife habitat, and other recreational opportunities in Southwest Michigan. Maintaining county drains is critical to our economy and our quality of life. Managing decreed Lake Levels and protecting the waters of our county through a strong Soil Erosion Program will ensure the protection of these waters as one of our county's most valuable resources for our current and future generations.
- Bruce Campbell, Cass County Drain Commissioner
Help keep the waters of Cass County clean. For more information visit the Southwest Michigan Planning Commission website.