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MI Freedom of Information Act (Public Act No. 442 of 1976 as amended)

Media Services: In November 2017 Bear Lake News submitted a 6 month FOIA subscription – ruled valid by the Village Attorney with mandatory compliance. [See Article Link here] A person has the right to subscribe to future issuances of public records which are created, issued or disseminated on a regular basis. A subscription is valid… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: Unapproved October 2018 Minutes

The following was received today. A stand alone article recording FOIA requests non compliance will be posted separately. Unapproved minutes October 17 2018 VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE COUNCIL 12376 Virginia Street, Bear Lake Village Hall REGULAR MEETING MINUTES October 17, 2018 Unapproved The regular meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: Financial Statements

In prior articles we have reported that the State of Michigan Department of Treasury has declined to accept a Qualifying Statement – a request to exceed the normal % of debt through borrowing – due to an abnormally high % of delinquent property tax payments. (Village Minutes recently stated this as 25%) tl41R01AuditingProceduresReport tl41R01Audit2017 tl41R01FiscalReport… Read More

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Two Lakes Sewer Authority: October 3, 2018 Minutes

The October Minutes are posted at: https://www.onekama.info/two-lakes-collaborative-sewer-proje There are numerous issues raised in these Minutes ( 111d5a_df6a0815133445aca1ceb6b6315ecb98 PDF) which will be discussed in a stand alone article. If you attended this meeting and believe your Public Comment was not included you can contact Bear Lake News through the Comment Form. TWO LAKE SEWER AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY,… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: November General Election Candidates

Current positions on the November 6 Ballot: Village President – Marla Evans has declared as a Write In Village Clerk – Dendra Best or Cindi McPherson Village Treasurer – Sally King Village Trustees: Rodney Gee, Andrea Ware – one position remaining with no declared candidate DECLARATION OF INTENT REQUIREMENT: An individual who wishes to seek… Read More

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“Introduction to CE-QUAL-W2” – free webinar EPA’s Water Quality Modeling

EPA’s Water Quality Modeling Workgroup is hosting a series of webinars to help water quality professionals better understand surface water quality modeling and how models can be used to solve common problems that face water quality regulators. The webinars are focused on modeling as it applies to the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL), Standards, and… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: Agenda October 17, 2018

The following was received at 7pm October 16, 2018. Clerk’s Report 10-17-18 Proposed agenda October 17, 2018 T Report September 30, 2018 Unapproved Sept 19 2018 minutes VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE COUNCIL RULES OF AGENDA Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting October 17, 2018  7 p.m. – Village Office CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE… Read More

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How to set water rates

The Alliance For Water Efficiency provides many tools for small communities to set fair and fiscally sound water rates as well as include sensible water conservation measures. Rates and Water Conservation: What You Need to Know This webinar showcases the recent Alliance for Water Efficiency and California Water Efficiency Partnership report that evaluated the impact… Read More

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How much does a sewer system cost? What are the life cycle costs?

Join Water Finance & Management magazine and E/One Sewer systems on Tuesday, October 23, at 2:00 pm EDT for “Using the Life Cycle Cost Calculator for Sewer Project Evaluations,” a new webinar that will provide a holistic overview of life cycle cost analysis and the cost comparisons of pressure sewer systems to other central sewer… Read More