BID Package for Village of Bear Lake Water System Improvements

In March 2017 the Village stated it’s intent to publish the bid process – confirmed as public documents by USDA in August 2017. Upon receipt of the January Village Draft Minutes the following was noted: “Ken Mlcek from Fleis & VanderBrink said the Water/Well project is advertised & posted on various websites. January 31, 2018 there will… Read More

January and Upcoming 2018 Village Council Meetings

The following is posted at http://www.bearlakemichigan.org Special Meeting Notices 2018-2019 Budget Work Section The Bear Lake Village Council will be meeting on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 7pm to discuss the 2018-2019 Budget. The meeting will take place at the Village Office, 12376 Virginia Street, Bear Lake. Persons with disabilities needing accommodations for effective participation… Read More

HOUSE BILL No. 5397

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2018-HIB-5397.pdf http://legislature.mi.gov/doc.aspx?2018-HB-5397 January 11, 2018, Introduced by Rep. Lucido and referred to the Committee on Appropriations. A bill to prohibit expenditure of state and local funds on the settlement of certain claims and actions or on certain judgments. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT: Sec. 1. As used in this act: (a) “Local… Read More

Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting: Wednesday January 17 at 7.00pm

​Conference Call-In to listen to monthly council meetings can be done by calling 1.302.202.1107, Conference code 149002.  Note:  a charge from your phone carrier could apply so we suggest you use either Google or Skype. Bear Lake News has asked that the line be monitored for accidental mute. Tabled from December was approval of a Resolution to… Read More

Village of Bear Lake holds 2 additional Planning Commission Meetings

The Village have forwarded Minutes (01/11/2018) from two additional meetings held in November and December. These were not listed on http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/planning-commission.html A meeting notice was placed at the Village of Bear Lake Post Office. Both can be found on http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/events.html The November Meeting is listed as being held on Sunday November 12, 2017. It should be noted… Read More

Village of Bear Lake DRAFT December 2017 Minutes

As previously noted – following events concerning private individuals – Bear Lake News, on their behalf, submitted a formal FOIA to receive meeting notices and documents in advance of all meetings. The prior post can be read here. The Draft December 2017 Minutes were again requested on January 8, 2018 – 16 business days after… Read More

Two Lakes Sewer Authority meets tomorrow, January 3 at 4pm at Bear Lake Township Hall

There has been a delay in acquiring the necessary federal EIN#. For past articles about this authority, formed as a separate unit of government: The Authority is incorporated and formed as a municipal authority and public body corporate as authorized by Act 233 of 1955 as amended, Municipal Sewage and Water Supply Systems, MCL 124.281 et… Read More