Village of Bear Lake – DRAFT Agenda Wednesday April 19

The following was received from the Village Clerk. Bear Lake News submitted the following request: “Please note there are 2 items of Correspondence not listed in the April Agenda which will be forwarded for your attention again should you not be able to locate the original. 

a) Confirmation from Manistee County Planner to correct the March Village draft Minutes to reflect that you were informed, in advance, that the Trails Committee did not meet in March, that the Village Council was asked to provide feedback on the supplied maps, and that the April meeting has now also been cancelled.
b) You were also sent a list of Village resident questions regarding the proposed Three Lakes Sewer project to be directed to the Village Council – please address these during the April meeting. As the Council is prepared to sign a Resolution to be a participant, we would anticipate the Council is now sufficiently informed to be able to answer these questions.
c) please provide all documents relating to the proposed Planning Commission organization meeting scheduled for noon on Tuesday April 18 as per our standing filed FOIA.
Again, as a public service, and for public transparency, as Clerk we ask you to propose providing your own conference service (for as little as $25 per month) at the next Council meeting and take this opportunity to fully comply with your Title VI NonDiscrimination Policy which guarantees equal access to any and all Village Council business.
In the mean time, as a public service, we expect to be able, as you have previously stated is permitted, to connect to 231.970.2066 on Wednesday April 19.”
 
[NOTE: if you are a Village resident and/or property owner and wish to be connected to our free telephone bridge please reply to this posting. All attendees will be muted until Public Comment or unless comment is invited.]

PROPOSED AGENDA

Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting

April 19, 2017 7:00 p.m. – Village Hall

  1. CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

  2. ROLL CALL

  3. ADOPTION of AGENDA

 Additions:

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: Any agenda item ONLY (two (2)-minute maximum)

 Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person.

a. CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. REPORTS/DISCUSSION

b. MINUTES APPROVAL:

a. Regular Meeting March 15, 2017

c. VILLAGE MAINTENANCE REPORT:

d. TREASURER’S REPORT:

a. Approval of Treasurer’s Report

b. Amendments

e. BILLS to be PAID:

f. REIMBURSEMENTS to the GENERAL FUND:

FUND NAME DATES AMOUNT

Major Street 3/01/2017-3/31/2017 $149.50

Minor Street 3/01/2017-3/31/2017 $162.50

Park Fund 3/01/2017-3/31/2017 $609.50

Water Fund 3/01/2017-3/31/2017 $390.00

Equipment Rental $1,708.40

Total to transfer to General Fund = $3,019.90

COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS:

a. PARK:

b. TREES:

c. STREETS:

d. WATER:

e. EQUIPMENT:

f. SIDEWALK:

g. BLIGHT/CABA : Blight Enforcement Officer report:

Village of Bear Lake Blight Enforcement Report
April 19, 2017

 7667 Stuart St.
o Talked to new owner. Frost law regulations lifted on 4-10, will be bringing in equipment to bulldoze and remove debris within a couple of weeks.
o Plans to start construction of his garage as soon as the lot is cleard.

 12238 Virginia St.
o No reply from owner to my last email. Property believed to have gone for back taxes on March 31 st .

 12273 Lynn St.
o No new information at this time.

 12252 Maple St.
o Inspected & photograph property. Initial contact letter sent.

 Blight Enforcement Tickets.
o Received information from our attorney’s office. Have contacted a company for

information and price quote on tickets to be used when issuing a violation.

Respectfully submitted by, Larry J. Gibson
Blight Enforcement Officer

h. PLANNING COMMISSION:

i. MANISTEE COUNTY TRAIL COMMITTEE REPORT:

j. AD HOC COMMITTEE: Policy, Resolution & Ordinance Committee – No report

  1. OLD BUSINESS:

  2. NEW BUSINESS:

k. Sewer – Resolution

VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE MANISTEE COUNTY RESOLUTION NO. ___________
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING THE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF THE THREE LAKE COLLABORATIVE SEWER AUTHORITY
The resolution was offered by _______________________________________ and supported by ________________________________________________________.

WHEREAS, the Village Council was presented with Articles of Incorporation of the Three Lake Collaborative Sewer Authority authorized by Act 233 of 1955 as amended, MCL 124.281 et seq, and WHEREAS, the Village of Bear Lake can be a member and constituent municipality of the Three Lake Collaborative Sewer Authority by approving and adopting the Articles of Incorporation, and WHEREAS, the five municipalities considering adoption of the Articles of Incorporation are Onekama Township, Pleasanton Township, Arcadia Township, Bear Lake Township, and the Village of Bear Lake, and WHEREAS, the stated purpose of the Three Lake Collaborative Sewer Authority is to plan, design, engineer, finance, construct, and operate a public sewage disposal system serving sewage districts within the constituent municipalities of Onekama Township, Pleasanton Township, Arcadia Township, Bear Lake Township, and the Village of Bear Lake, and transporting the collected wastewater for treatment to the facilities of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, an Indian Tribe as defined in MCL 124.281(c) with which the Authority can contract for wastewater treatment, and WHEREAS, the Village Council is prepared to approve and adopt the Articles of Incorporation, 2 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Village Council approves and hereby adopts the Articles of Incorporation of the Three Lake Collaborative Sewer Authority as presented at this meeting and authorizes and directs the Village President and the Village Clerk to endorse and sign the Articles of Incorporation.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Village Council appoints _______________________ as the Village representative to serve on the Three Lake Collaborative Sewer Authority Board. YEAS: ___________________ NAYS: ___________________ The Village President declared the Resolution _________________________________________, on the __________ day of __________________________, 2017. I hereby certify the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Village Council at a meeting held on _______________________________________, 2017. ____________________________________ Cindi McPherson, Village Clerk

l. Sewer representative appointment

m. Attorney Quinn – Medical marijuana

n. Water Rate Resolution

VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE RESOLUTION NO. _____________OF 2017

Resolution to Adjust Water Rates per Ordinance No.________

Pursuant to Section 13 of the Ordinance

At a regular meeting of the Village Council of Bear Lake held in the Village Hall located at 12376 Virginia Street, Bear Lake, Michigan, 49614 on _____ , 2017 at p.m.

PRESENT: ______________________________________

ABSENT: _______________________________________

The following resolution was made by ____ and seconded by____________, to-wit:

WHEREAS, _______________ , Section 13, allows the Village Council to establish and change water rates from time to time by the Village Council, and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to make an adjustment to the rates in order to meet USDA requirements, and

WHEREAS, the Village Council had passed a motion at their regular meeting on February 15, 2017 to adjust those rates, but was requested by the USDA to have the adjustment contained in a separate resolution form.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT: the Village Council hereby adjusts the water rates to increase in April, 2017 making all users as of April, 2017 pay One Hundred Twenty and 00/100 ($120.00) Dollars per REU per quarter, and for such rates to increase again beginning in October, 2017 to One Hundred Thirty-Five and 00/100 ($135.00) Dollars per REU per quarter to meet USDA requirements.

YES: _________________________________________

NO: _________________________________________

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

By:

Its:

I, the undersigned, the Clerk of the Village of Bear Lake, Manistee County, Michigan, do hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of certain proceedings taken by said municipality of Manistee County at its regular meeting held on , 2017, relative to adoption of the resolution therein set forth; that said meeting was conducted and public notice of said meeting was given pursuant to and in full compliance with the Open Meetings Act, being Act 267, Public Acts of Michigan, 1976, and that the minutes of said meeting were kept and will be or have been made available as required by said Act.

Dated:

Cindi McPherson, Clerk

  1. PUBLIC COMMENT: General Time – Any Village-related item (three (3)-minute maximum)

 Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person.

 Items on agenda or not listed

  1. UPCOMING EVENTS and ANNOUCEMENTS:

  2. ADJOURNMENT

 

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