Village of Bear Lake DRAFT Minutes May 17, 2017

Village of Bear Lake Council REGULAR MEETING May 17, 2017

Bear Lake Village Hall Unapproved Minutes [click here to listen to an audio recording of this meeting]

[No Reports or documents have been received for this meeting]

The regular meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.  Pledge of Allegiance was said.

Present:  President: Jeff Bair Council: Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Marla Evans, Joanne Schroeder, Ron Ronning and Greg McPherson    

Treasurer: Sally King, Clerk: Cindi McPherson  Staff: Larry Gibson and Jared Bair

Absent:  none

Guests:    Eleven (11) guests signed in 

Motion to Adopt the Agenda as presented and with additions by Ronning and seconded by McPherson, motion carried.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, G. McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: none

Additions:

  • Trees: Replacement of old taken down trees
  • Water: Waterworks Ordinance and Rules & Regulations
  • New Business
    • Appoint Blight Hearing Officer
    • Service Awards
  • Public Comment on: 
  • None

Correspondence:  Read by clerk:

  • Email from Dendra Best, United Way of Michigan information; The Alice Report.
  • Manistee County Planning Commission, letter regarding a feasibility study into County assistance with local land use permits.

REPORTS:

Approval March 15, 2017 minutes: 

  • Motion to approve minutes from April 19, 2017 Regular Meeting with corrections by Ronning, seconded by McPherson.  Motion Carried.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay:     None

Absent: None

Under “Public Comment”, Medical marijuana, “He” was changed to “Mr. Ziehm”.

Part of the Blight Report was missing, did not appear on copies to council.

Maintenance Report:  Read by Jared Bair.  Written report on file with May 2017 minutes

  • Treasurer’s Report:   read by King.  Written report on file in the 2017 minutes binder. Click Here to view – Treasurer’s Report 4-30-17

Equipment Fund  checking/savings total 3,265.70

Honor Bank CD                 26,014.55

Minor Street checking/savings total           15,502.49

Major Street checking/savings total             31,063.55

Park checking/savings total           27,204.66

Park CD#2           32,918.90

Water  checking only           19,671.09

Money Market Account           10,055.90

General checking/savings total           48,502.77

Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report with correction by Schroeder seconded by Bass, motion carried. Correction: Equipment – Ending balance should be $1,022.45, not $,022.45

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: none

Motion to pay the bills with addition & correction by Ronning, seconded by Bass.  Motion carried. 

Addition: Mark Thompson, $212.50, General Fund 101-000-951, Brush Pick-up

Correction: Young, Graham & Wendling $200.00 corrected amount to General Fund.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: none

  • Reimbursements to the General Fund were read by President Bair.  Total to General Fund:  $3,051.74

[The following 2017-18 Budget To Actual Worksheets were received after the meeting: Click here to view  2017-18 Budget Worksheets 5-17-17 (2)

  • Committee Chair Reports:
  • President Bair assigned newly appointed council members to committees.
    • Streets – added Ron Ronning Chair person, Joanne Schroeder
    • Blight – added Marla Evans
    • Park – added Marla Evans
    • Buildings, Grounds & Equipment – added Joanne Schroeder

Park:  President Bair reported $31,000.00 in sales so far this year.  Park is filling up fast

Trees:  President Bair presented bid from Thompson Tree & Stump removal.

Motion to accept Mark Thompson Tree & Stump Removal bid of $7,800.00 by Johnson seconded by McPherson, motion carried.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: none

Clerk McPherson asked  Tree Committee to look into replacement trees.

Bill Beaver will donate a new flowering tree to replace the one by the Pickle Ball Courts.

Streets:  No report

Water: Ken Mlcek from Fleis & Vanderbrink report on water well project.  Plans & specs approved and permits have been submitted.

Treasurer King presented Waterworks Ordinance and Rules & Regulations questions on new verbiage for Councils review.  Tabled until June 2017 meeting.

Equipment: Update on grants from USDA and Tribal Revenue Sharing.   USDA, $16k and Little River Band Funds Revenue Sharing anticipated at $0.

Sidewalk:  No report

Blight/CABA:  Farfsing gave an update the burned Odd Fellows building and the take down of the Variety Building by the end of June.  CABA’s goal is to raise funds to help cover the charge back cost of the demolition of the Variety Building.

Gibson gave a verbal report.  Written report on file in May 2017 minutes folder.

Planning Commission:  Chairperson Barb Farfsing gave a report on Planning Commissions May meeting.  Report on file in May 2017 minutes folder.

Manistee County Trail Committee Report: Clerk McPherson read email from volunteer representative Dendra Best.  She was unable to call in to the meeting due to a misunderstanding of how to receive call in information. Reports are on file in May 2017 minute folder.  Additional email from Rob Carson, head of Manistee County Trail Committee, stating “these meetings are best handled on a face to face level so that we can really begin to build the bonds needed to maintain this cooperation and consensus amongst our local units of government.”  Clerk McPherson recommended the council appoint an additional representative to this committee.

Motion to appoint an additional representative to the Manistee County Trail committee, Councilman, Greg McPherson by Ronning seconded by Bass, motion carried.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: None

[Report as presented:

From: DJ Best <deertracksdesigns@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, May 15, 2017 at 1:34 PM
Subject: County Trails Committee Report
To: “Cindi McPherson, Clerk” <bearlakeclerk@gmail.com>
Cc: Rob Carson <rcarson@manisteecountymi.gov>
Good afternoon Ms. McPherson,

I am also cc’ing ti Rob Carson who can confirm he was unable to TXT me the phone number to call in to the May 8th Trails Committee. 
This comprises my official Report to the Village Council which I would ask you to read at the May 17th meeting:
Attached is the Agenda for the Manistee County Trails Committee meeting held 6pm on May 8th at Big Bear Sportsman’s Club, 8927 Puustinen Rd., Kaleva, MI 49645 (received 05/01)
Not being by my computer on the afternoon of May 8, and not having received the telephone number to call in on I requested it be sent to my phone via TXT.
Unfortunately Mr. Carson was only able to send via email at 5.45pm that evening.
That afternoon I was assisting a neighbor to access a locked computer until almost 6pm and, although I had set my alarm to call in, I was therefore unable to attend the meeting by phone.
You will see the main focus of the evening was a discussion with MDNR.
Mr. Carson sends his apologies and will be forwarding to both the Village and myself all reports discussed and the Minutes when they become available.
In the interim, the Council may wish to review the following links:
also, in reference to trails accessibility as well as for use compliance of the Village Park:
I remain committed to seeking full accessibility to outdoor recreation services both for income challenged local residents and those who are visually or mobility challenged. 
Michigan data on adults with disabilities reveal:
  • The number of adults with disabilities is projected to increase by nearly one-quarter million from 2,147,000 in 2011 to 2,392,000 in 2030.
  • The proportion of the population with disabilities increases with age, is higher for females than males, and declines as education and household income increase.
  • For a review of these and other statistics on the prevalence of disability and key health indicators for perons with disabilities in Michigan, please see our latest report: Health of Persons With Disabilities in Michigan: Annual Data Report 2015
You will see that both age and income level also contribute to the main disability issues in Manistee County: diabetes and vascular, osteoarthritis and other age related causes. Both of which are greatly relieved by outdoor activities and exercise.
 
It is in all our societal and financial best interests to focus on providing access to basically free outdoor pursuits.
 
As I am sure the Council is aware, the median income within the Village is a mere $32,692 with 26% of residents older than 60 and 37.5% living at or below the poverty level – a factor that should weigh heavily on all your decisions impacting Village residents.
 
Sincerely,
Dendra Best]

Ad Hoc  – Policy, Resolution & Ordinance Committee – No report  Suggested to contact West Shore Community College to seek intern for assistance.

OLD BUSINESS

  • None

NEW BUSINESS

  • Clerk McPherson presented Resolution 2017-6 to adopt Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Budget and Levied Millage Rate.  Changing the millage rate to 10.3108.

Roll call vote for amended Millage correction rate: 

Ayes: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Schroeder, Ronning and Bair.

Nays: None

Absent: None

  • Clerk McPherson presented a resolution for the Acquisition of Blade Truck.

Motion to adopt Resolution 2017, Acquisition of Blade Truck by Schroeder seconded by McPherson, motion carried.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: None

  • President Bair presented information on an individual for the Blight Hearing Officer, Richard Lutz.  Gibson has met with Mr. Lutz & presented his qualifications to the council.

Motion to appoint Richard Lutz as Blight Hearing Officer by Johnson seconded by Evans, motion carried. Lutz will be paid meeting pay.

Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair

Nay: None

  • President Bair presented to the council to give “Community Service Awards” to Bear Lake High School student(s) who excel in Community Service in Bear Lake.  Discussion was held.

Motion to adopt a Community Service Award given to Bear Lake High School student(s) who excel in Community Service in Bear lake, by Bass seconded by Ronning, motion carried.

  • Aye: Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder, Bair
  • Nay: None 

COUNCIL COMMENT:

  • None

PUBLIC COMMENT:

  • Pauline Jaquish, Museum opening Saturday 1p-4p then every Saturday through mid October. 
  • Speed limit on Russell Street is not posted.  This is a county road, Gibson stated people can call the Sheriff’s office and ask for a speed unit for that road.

COMING EVENTS: 

  • Community Dinner this Thursday 5pm -7pm
  • Village of Bear Lake Community Clean-Up day, June 24, 9am – 1pm
  • Bear Lake Promoters After Hour Event will take place on May 18, 2017 from 5-7pm at Bear Lake Hardware Design Center.  Speakers will be landscape architects from Beckett & Raeder discussing the US 31 Corridor Plan.

Meeting adjourned at 8:37p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cindi McPherson, Clerk

REIMBURSEMENTS to the GENERAL FUND for APRIL:

FUND NAME DATES       AMOUNT

Major Street 4/01/2017 – 4/30/2017 $153.99

Minor Street 4/01/2017 – 4/30/2017 $123.35

Park Fund 4/01/2017 – 4/30/2017 $777.50

Water Fund 4/01/2017 – 4/30/2017 $188.75

$1243.59

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

Major Street $332.74

Minor Street $298.91

Park Fund $940.25

Water Fund $236.25

$1808.15

Bills To Be Paid

Date: May 17, 2017

Name             Amount               Fund       Account                       Notes______

McBride Septic System             $87.95 Park 531-000-775 Repair toilet           $45.00 Water 591-558-801 Ms Digg

McBride Septic System           $75.00 Park 531-000-775 Service Call

          $150.00 Water 591-558-801 Ms. Digg

Mark Thompson Tree & Stump          $297.50 General 101-000-951 Brush Pick-up

West Coast Farm Services        $75.00 Major 202-265-775 Change cutting edge

Mead & Hunt           $1,231.85 Water 591-558-801 Sampling

Bear Lake Hardware           $157.83 Park 531-000-775 Gen needs for park

Young, Graham & Wendling     $200.00 General 101-265-801 Phone retainer

            $64.00 Water 591.558.801 Water Ordinance

Alliance for Economic Success   $210.00 Water 591-000-890 Sewer Meeting Mar 17 & 18

Keddie Norconk Library           $1,200.00 General 101-265-956 Maintenance Library Bu

Inacomp Computer Center       49.95 General 101-215-727 Internet security

Lark Lawn & Garden Inc. $1,071.78 Park 531-000-970 mower, trimmer & attachment

Ron Brown & Sons $303.75 Park 531-000-775 Road gravel

Republic Services $105.33 Park 531-000-803 Trash service

Reimbursement – Jeff Bair $95.27 Park 531-000-775 Boards for picnic tables

$56.54 Gen 101-265-850 Flags for downtown

Staples $325.02 Gen 101-000-881 Office supplies

$153.80 Park 531-000-740 Cleaning & office supplies

Fidlar Technologies $48.14 Gen 101-690-940 Blight citation tickets

Mark Thompson Tree & Stump $212.50 Gen 101-000-951 Brush pick-up

Village of Bear Lake – April 19, 2017 meeting documents

It should be noted that these were received May 24, 2017.

A prior request citing Michigan Open Meetings Act, Village of Bear Lake Title VI Non Discrimination Policy and a 6 month Freedom of Information request has asked for meeting documents be made available prior to each meeting to allow equitable access for those unable to attend due to age, infirmity or disability.

A renewal 6 month request will be posted for June – November 2017 – again requesting documents be Section 508 compliant, text readable format.

Here is a the text readable Treasurer Report PDF as presented to the April Council Meeting.

Treasurer’s Report 3-31-17 click here to open

March 31, 2017 Statement Balances

 Fund

Beginning

Balance

Income

Expenses

Ending Balance

Fund

Total

Equipment 2700 checking

1,032.39

.03

-0-

1,027.42

8793 savings

2,243.08

.17

-0-

2,243.25

3,270.67

81113080 Honor Bank CD (former CD#1)

26,004.30

5.25

-0-

26,009.55

26,009.55

Minor Street 2727 checking

3,674.38

896.34

1,621.44

2,949.28

8637 savings

12,297.63

7.48

-0-

12,305.11

15,254.39

Major Street 2719 checking

12,146.12

2,103.38

2,358.11

11,891.39

8645 savings

17,644.81

8.56

-0-

17,653.37

29,544.76

Park 2735 checking

22,217.92

330.59

1,460.82

21,087.69

8769 savings

3,344.42

5.43

-0-

3,349.85

24,437.54

0862 CD#2

32,918.90

-0-

-0-

32,918.90

32,918.90

Water 2743 checking

16,632.91

2,020.14

15,524.23

3,128.82

3,128.82

0875 Money Market Account

10,051.70

2.27

-0-

10,053.97

10,053.97

General 2689 checking

56,654.36

5,641.72

15,268.36

47,027.72

8629 savings

5,275.90

5.66

-0-

5,281.56

52,309.28

No Clerk’s Finance Reports were received for the March or April Meetings.

Village of Bear Lake Blight Enforcement Report April 19, 2017

2017-04-19 Blight Report

  • 7667 Stuart St.
    • 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.
    • Plans to start construction of his garage as soon as the lot is cleard.
  • 12238 Virginia St.
    • No reply from owner to my last email.  Property believed to have gone for back taxes on March 31st.
  • 12273 Lynn St.
    • No new information at this time.
  • 12252 Maple St.
    • Inspected & photograph property.  Initial contact letter sent.
  • Blight Enforcement Tickets.
    • 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

Reports April 2017 Village councle report

April 2017 Village Council meeting maintenance report

Park

  • Graded the road
  • Got more road gravel for the park drive so we can fill in potholes and low spots
  • Raked and leaf blew the entire park
  • All the fire rings are on every campsite
  • Most of the picnic tables are out on the campsites only have a few more lots to put them out on, have to repair the rest before they get out out
  • Park bathrooms are open
  • Had to repair a water main that runs the parks water

Equipment

  • Tan work truck is in the shop getting serviced and the red truck is going in once we get the other truck back
  • Got new push mower and weedwacker, the weedwacker is a combi system so it can have different attachments run off of it, we also got a edger for it and a rubber brush. The rubber brush helps clean out sand and rocks from where I plowed at on the side of the road

Water

  • Daily well checks
  • Took down the flags on the fire hydrants
  • Monthly water paperwork and water testing done
  • Weekly well checks with Ben (Our licensed operator at this time)
  • Couple water turn ons

General

  • Picked up sand piles around town
  • Put up a new flag at the beach across from Blarney Castle
  • Planning on getting the sander out of the dump truck here soon
  • Graded the drive at the sand building and also at the well houses
  • Cleaned up the sidewalk in front of where the fire was the other day
  • Rotated and moved some of the compost pile
  • Got the plow off the front of the tan work truck
  • Got the shop cleaned out and swept all the sand out of them that the dump truck left behind
  • Went around town and cleaned up the shoulder of the road from where I tore up during the winter time

Report to Bear Lake Village Council  April 19, 2017 Planning Commission Organizational Meeting April 18, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m.

Members of Planning Commission:

Bill Beaver

Barb Farfsing

Cindi McPherson

Myrna Walter

Election of Officers took place:

Chairperson – Barb Farfsing

Vice Chairperson – Bill Beaver

Secretary – Cindi McPherson

Dates for future Planning Commission meetings will be the 2nd Tuesday of each month May through October beginning at 6 p.m. to be held at the Village Hall.

New members were brought up to date on what involves being on the Planning Commission.

Discussion on Zoning

Respectfully Submitted by Barb Farfsing

VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE  RESOLUTION NO. 5 OF 2017 – click here to view a text readable version Res authorizing water rates 03-24-17

Resolution to Adjust Water Rates per Ordinance No. 2001-1

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 April 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.

PRESENT: Bair, Bass, Evans, Johnson, McPherson, Ronning, Schroeder

ABSENT: None

The following resolution was made by McPherson and seconded by Johnson, to-wit:

WHEREAS, Waterworks Ordinance 2001-1, 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: 7

NO: 0

RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.

By: Jeffery Bair

Its: Village President

The following was received but is not signed or dated- Village of Bear Lake Resolution to ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION 03 14 17

The text can be read here.

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,

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

MSHDA Blight Elimination Program – Notice of Funding Availability

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is seeking proposals in support of targeted demolition activity within local units of governments across Michigan with the goal of initiating or triggering private investment and development; supporting current investment and development; promoting public safety, and/or stabilizing and increasing the property values of the project area­.    

Award Limit:

  • For communities that have a population of 50,000 or less, the minimum award is $25,000, and the maximum award is $250,000;
  • For communities with a population of over 50,000, the minimum award is $50,000 and the maximum is $500,000; and
  • The maximum amount of grant funds allowed per residential structure is $25,000.
  • The maximum amount of grant funds allowed per commercial structure is $100,000. 

Eligible Applicants: Local units of government (counties, cities, townships, or villages) and local Land Banks. 

Eligible Properties:

  • Must be vacant at the time of acquisition;
  • Must be blighted, which is defined as meeting any of the following criteria:
    • Properties have been either deemed a public nuisance according to local code or ordinance or deemed a nuisance because of age, physical condition, or use;
    • Properties are a fire hazard or otherwise dangerous to the safety of persons or property; or
    • Properties have had utilities, plumbing, heating, or sewage disconnected, destroyed, removed or rendered ineffective so that the property is unable to meet state and local building code.
  • For residential demolition, the Grantee must provide documentation that last use was as a single-family or multifamily residential 1-4 unit structure;
  • For commercial demolition, property must be in or adjacent to a residential area. Commercial demolition must be part of a development project with funding commitments, and must include a local match of at least 10%.
  • Must be publicly-owned.

Ineligible Projects:

  • Demolition of structures with known or suspected environmental contamination (e.g., sites with underground storage tanks, structures previously housing dry cleaning establishments, etc.), not including lead or asbestos;
  • Demolition of industrial property;
  • Property acquisition or redevelopment
  • Demolition of properties that are listed in the National Register of Historic Places (either individually or as part of a historic district) or those found within local historic districts designated under 1970 PA 169 for which the State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and/or the local historic district commission has not already approved demolition.

Applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM on June 21, 2017.  For more details including how to apply (and deadlines), go to http://www.michigan.gov/mshdagrants

Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting May 17, 2017 – meeting audio

The Village no longer records its meetings for public access. The following was provided by a volunteer and joins the meeting in progress at the Correspondence portion. An email was sent by a local resident drawing the Council’s attention to the relevance of the ALICE report for Manistee County.

The ALICE Project – (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed)

Why we should support United Way-Manistee County

[United Way is committed to ensuring that our communities are viable places to live and work. To do that, we promote current research, community dialogue, and data-driven policy solutions. These elements form the basis of one of United Way’s broadest and fastest-growing initiatives – the United Way ALICE Project.

ALICE was coined by United Way in 2009 after a pilot research project looked at the low-income population in affluent Morris County, one of the five founding communities which merged in 2011 to become United Way of Northern New Jersey. The original study focused primarily on data from 2007, largely before the effects of the economic downturn, known as the Great Recession, were widespread.]

Download the Michigan ALICE 2017 update report – Click Here

View the complete report and program online here

2017 Kids Count

“The ALICE Report is the most comprehensive depiction of need in Michigan to date. By unveiling new metrics including the ALICE Threshold, Household Survival Budget and Economic Viability Dashboard, our communities now have the proper tools to discuss need around the state. ”

“THE BASIC COST OF HOUSEHOLD EXPENSES HAS INCREASED STEADILY IN EVERY COUNTY SINCE 2007. THE AVERAGE BUDGET ROSE BY 18% – HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL LEVEL OF INFLATION OF 14%.

Single adults now need an annual salary of just over $18,000, while a family of four needs an annual salary of over $56,000 – just to afford the basics.”

Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting May 17, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

The following was received from Village Clerk. Ms. McPherson. Under the terms of a standing 6 month FOIA Subscription the following request was sent on May 16th:

“May we please receive the Finance Report Spreadsheets as requested – i.e your Budget to Actual by Line Item by Fund accounting sheets.
Also all Reports and Correspondence received.”

AGENDA
Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting ,May 17, 2017
7:00 p.m. – Village Hall

  1. CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
  2. ROLL CALL
  3. ADOPTION of AGENDA
    • Additions:
  4. PUBLIC COMMENT: Any agenda item ONLY (two (2)-minute maximum)
    • Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person.
    • CORRESPONDENCE:
  5. REPORTS/DISCUSSION
    • MINUTES APPROVAL:
      1. Regular Meeting April 19, 2017
    • VILLAGE MAINTENANCE REPORT:
    • TREASURER’S REPORT:
      1. Approval of Treasurer’s Report
      2. Amendments
    • BILLS to be PAID:
    • REIMBURSEMENTS to the GENERAL FUND:
    • COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS:
    • PARK:
    • TREES: Thompson bid and planting of new trees
    • STREETS:
    • WATER:
    • EQUIPMENT:
    • SIDEWALK:   
    • BLIGHT/CABA : Blight Enforcement Officer report
    • PLANNING COMMISSION:
    • MANISTEE COUNTY TRAIL COMMITTEE REPORT:
    • AD HOC COMMITTEE: Policy, Resolution & Ordinance Committee  – No report
  6. OLD BUSINESS:
  7. NEW BUSINESS:
    • Resolution – Millage
    • Resolution – Plow Truck
  8. Follow up on items from April’s council meeting:
    • DeRidder’s sewer
    • “No parking” sign on Smith Street – it is up.
    • Mario Lopez trees
  9. 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
  10. UPCOMING EVENTS and ANNOUCEMENTS:
  11. ADJOURNMENT

REIMBURSEMENTS to the GENERAL FUND:

WAGES DATES AMOUNT

Major Street 4/01/2017-4/30/2017 $153.99

Minor Street 4/01/2017-4/30/2017 $123.35

Park Fund 4/01/2017-4/30/2017 $777.50

Water Fund 4/01/2017-4/30/2017 $188.75

TOTAL $1243.59

EQUIPMENT RENTAL April 2017

Major Street $332.74

Minor Street $298.91

Park Fund $940.25

Water Fund $236.25

TOTAL $1808.15

Total to transfer to General Fund = $3051.74

Treasurer’s authorized disbursements 5-16-17:

Amount Fund Notes
Hourly Employees General 520,180,520,100,117,520,
Bear Lake Promoters 225.00 General Office Banner approved at April meeting
Charter Communications 146.10 General Office WiFi & phone service
Consumers Energy 947.54 General 7750 Main, 7576 Lake, 7780 Lake, Street lights
Superior Energy 334.31 General 2-28 / 3-31-17
Salaries 1,950.00 General CMc1000,JCB 250,slk700
State of Michigan General Sales, Use and Withholding Tax 1/4ly return
United States Treasury (IRS) General Add’l Employer’s Withholding First 1/4
Total from General Fund 3,602.95
Consumers Energy 748.00 Water well houses
Superior Energy 24.09 Water well houses
CenturyLink 74.68 Water well house phone
Total from Water 846.77
Charter Communications 257.29 Park WiFi
Consumers Energy 201.64 Park 7780 Lake, 7727 Park
Park Manager 172.00 Park
Consumer Cellular 36.29 Park
Total from Park 667.22
BP Major Gas & Diesel charges 2-11 / 3-2-17
Total from Major Street
BP Minor Gas & Diesel charges 2-11 / 3-2-17
Total from Minor Street
Treasurer’s Authorized Disbursements 5-17-17ThisPCDocs17

Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities: A Workshop for Local Government

Michigan State University Extension and the Land Policy Institute recently collaborated to deliver training to more than 800 people on the Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act passed in 2016. The training targeted local units of government to explain their options under the new laws.
In addition to conducting a webinar training, the “Regulating Medical Marijuana Facilities: A Workshop for Local Government” was conducted at various locations around the state during February and March 2017.
An MSU Extension web page is now available that houses useful information related to the Licensing Act, including resources from the training, such as impacts and effects, sample ordinances, fact sheets, Q&A’s and more. Learn more at: Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act.
Photo courtesy of MSU Extension.