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

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