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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
January 19, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent:   Michelle Mortenson
Guests:   Pauline Jaquish, Don and Rita Brisbin
Minutes:  The December minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Carver seconded by Larry to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,978.19
  • Equipment Fund 4,084.98
  • General Fund  46,195.16
  • Minor Street Fund  23,884.82
  • Major Street Fund  54,329.93
  • Park Fund  4,975.38
  • Water Fund  57,591.06
  • CD – Honor Bank  26,343.23
  • 
CD – Honor Bank  30,947.30
  • 
Huntington Bank  39,736.11
  • Motion by  Don seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by Don to hold the Easter Egg Hunt in Hopkins Park on April 24th.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Larry to help with the purchase of siding in order to make the north side of the shelter in Hopkins Park permanent.
The Promoters volunteered to do the work and purchase other necessary material.  Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– Possible “no trapping” ordinance discussed. No action taken at this time.
– Vehicle in road-way will be called in for removal.

PAULINE JAQUISH (and the Village of Bear Lake) WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE COMMITTEE WHO HELPED WITH ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL “SPARKLE IN THE PARK”.
Thank you to: Jerome & Lynda Kenney, Don & Rita Brisbin, Carver & Gloria Edwards, Jean Brooks, Dave & Linda Schweyer, Nancy Coalter and Gary & Silvia Henricks.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Auto Value $8.36; Kent County Health Dept. $128.00; McLeod’s $2,109.92; Manistee Cty Treasurer $315.00; Grand Rental $1,277.00; McBride Septic $1,445.00; Blarney Castle $1,130.79; Gear it up $69.00; B.L. Township $748.92; Bittner, Hyrns $84.53; Staples $204.93; Manistee Conservation District $100.00.
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
February 16, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent:   None
Guests:   None
Minutes:  The January minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Larry seconded by Carver to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,978.28
  • Equipment Fund 4,085.06
  • General Fund  36,641.22
  • Minor Street Fund   22,402.06
  • Major Street Fund   54,613.28
  • Park Fund   7,869.97
  • Water Fund   61,880.61
  • 
CD – Honor Bank   26,343.23
  • 
CD – Honor Bank   30,947.30
  • 
Huntington Bank   39,740.90
  • Motion by Ron seconded by Larry to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by  Ron seconded by George to award Water Project Contract #4 to Windemuller Electric in the amount of $91,342.00 for wellhouse electrical improvements, generator and foundation. Motion carried.
Motion by  Carver seconded by Larry to approve payment recommendation for Water Project Contract #1 for $12,258.00 to Peerless-Midwest for work performed on Well #2. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Carver to approve Peerless-Midwest change order payment request in the amount of $4,930.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution by  Ron seconded by George to approve the annual permit application for MDOT right-of-way construction and to operate activities on the state hwy right-of-way along with applying for annual parade permit for July 9, 2011. Motion carried.
Motion by  Ron seconded by Larry to set the public hearing for the 2011-2012 proposed budget for Monday, February 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by  Jim seconded by Don to pay Carver, Ron & Michelle $100.00 to attend mediation in Grand Rapids. Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– Possible “no trapping” ordinance discussed. No action taken at this time.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Auto Value $16.94; Kent County Health Dept. $64.00;Manistee News Advocate $101.30; Pioneer Press Printing $120.00; Manistee County Treasurer $315.00; District Health Dept #10 $120.00; Bear Lake Hardware $279.30; American Water Works $68.00; American Arbitration $990.00.
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Village of Bear Lake 
PUBLIC HEARING MEETING 2011-2012 
Proposed Budget Hearing 
February 28, 2011

The Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present: Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning
Absent: Carver Edwards and George Schafer
Discussion was held on individual accounts with minor changes made to proposed budget accounts. The millage rate of 10.5501 was also discussed with not action taken at this time.
Motion by: Ron seconded by Larry to approve the 2011-2012 Proposed Budget. Motion carried

Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
March 16, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent:   Larry Mortenson 
Guests:  None 
Minutes:  The February minutes were approved as presented.

Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Ron seconded by George to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund   5,979.33
  • Equipment Fund   4,085.40
  • General Fund  38,071.21
  • Minor Street Fund  19,014.80
  • Major Street Fund  51,921.77
  • Park Fund  13,380.85
  • Water Fund  63,595.27
  • CD – Honor Bank  26,343.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  30,947.30
  • Huntington Bank  39,745.48
  • 

Motion by  Carver seconded by Don to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by Don to approve the 2011-2012 proposed budget, set the millage rate for 10.5501 and extend the deadline for summer taxes to February 28, 2012 without penalty.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to sign the contractual agreement with Manistee County for .95 per parcel for 2011.  Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Jim to approve Thompson Tree & Stump Removal to perform brush pick-up for 2011 at the rate of $80 per hour. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to approve payment application #1 to McCormick Sand, Inc. for the amount of $21,406.18. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to approve change order #1 for work required to install a post hydrant at the water storage tank site by McCormick Sand, Inc. in the amount of $2,916.00. Motion carried.
Motion by George seconded by Carver to approve change order #2 for work required to repair the sidewalk at Smith Street & US 31 by McCormick Sand, Inc. in the amount of $1,597.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by George to approve application for Payment #2 to Peerless-Midwest for work completed to date on the well-cleaning contract in the amount of $7,778.25. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Carver to approve upgraded electrical services to the well houses by Consumer’s Energy. Allow Glen to sign all necessary contracts to authorize service upgrades included in contract #4. Motion carried.
Motion by George seconded by Jim to approve amendment #4 to the professional services agreement with Fleis & Vandenbrink in the amount of $10,650 for additional engineering costs. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to go into closed session at 7:50 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Carver to return to regular meeting at 8.05 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Jim to approve application of Payments #3 in the amount of $28,186.43 to CJ’s Excavating for work completed on Contract #1 per agreement. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Carver to approve payment to Bittner, Hyrns in the amount of $4,488.87 for costs incurred during mediation. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to approve payment of $247.50 to American Arbitration Association for costs incurred for mediation. Motion carried. 
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m. 
Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Kent County Health Dept. $64.00;  McBride Septic $1,445.00; Gear it up $49.00; MML $4,328.00; Manistee News Advocate $57.25; Pioneer Press Printing $19.95; Bear Lake Hardware $27.95; Blarney Castle $958.52; Manistee County Controller $283.05; American Water Works $68.00; Bittner, Hyrns $47.30; Staples $9.49; Holben Environmental $300.00; B.L. Promoters $25.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
April 20, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent:   Jim Mlejnek
Guests:  Dot Haynes and Marilyn McCarthy
Minutes:  The March minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Carver seconded by Larry to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund   5,979.42
  • Equipment Fund   4,085.48
  • General Fund  30,222.31
  • Minor Street Fund  19,536.85
  • Major Street Fund  52,434.72
  • Park Fund  17,069.45
  • Water Fund  46,667.78
  • CD – Honor Bank  26,343.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  30,947.30
  • Huntington Bank  39,750.54

Motion by  Ron seconded by Don to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve location of clock tower to be installed by the deck and supply water and electricity.  Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Larry to approve pay application #2 for Contract #2 water storage tank in the amount of $84,447.92 to McCormick Sand for work completed thus far on the tank.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve change order #2 from Peerless-Midwest for work completed on the well cleaning contract that was outside the original scope of the project for well #3. Motion carried.
Motion by Larry seconded by Don to approve bike-a-thon donation if clarification of event is received. Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– Leaf pile is in same location however it is behind a pile of stone & rocks.
– Tree on Maple Street.
– Audit set for May 10th & 11th.
– Water main hook-up for two customers will need to located near the water storage site.
– Water tank property line was discussed.
Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Kent County Health Dept. $64.00;  McBride Septic $210.00; Thompson Tree Removal $2,860.00; Staples $73.97; Pioneer Press Printing $29.00.
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
May 18, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present: Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent: None
Guests: Don Brisbin, Barb Farfsing, Jerome Kenney and Tony Merrill
Minutes: The April minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Larry seconded by Carver to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,979.50
  • Equipment Fund 4,090.56
  • General Fund 22,573.90
  • Minor Street Fund 20,316.40
  • Major Street Fund 52,862.77
  • 
Park Fund 31,629.55
  • Water Fund 27,792.24
  • 
CD – Honor Bank 26,343.23
  • 
CD – Honor Bank 30,947.30
  • Huntington Bank 39,754.46
  • Motion by Don seconded by Ron to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by George to pay for siding for the Pavilion with a poly panel window not to exceed $225.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by George to have the siding for the Pavilion purchased in the Sandstone color. Motion carried.
Motion by Larry seconded by Don to hire Tyler Groenwald for our summer helper in the amount of $7.40 per hour. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Larry to approve the engagement letter with Gabridge Wilson CPA to perform the audit for the current year ending Feb. 28, 2011 in the amount not to exceed $5,150 and for 2012 not to exceed $3,650 and for 2013 not to exceed $3,750. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Larry approve Payment #3 to Peerless-Midwest for work completed thus far on well cleaning contract in the amount of $10,315.35. Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution by George seconded by Carver to increase water turn-on and offs to $40 of which $20 is paid to McBride Septic for each time and $20 goes to the Village Water Fund effective July 1, 2011. Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution by George seconded by Ron to have all water turn-on and off requests go thru our treasurer first who will inform McBride Septic of those that need attention. New procedure must be followed for correct payment. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
- The Village received a clean audit finding
- Progress on the landscape for the clock tower is moving along nicely.
- Bear Lake Promoters have a few items they would like to be allowed to do for Bear Lake Days with the council agreeing to their requests
- The donor sign by the deck will be saved and erected in a new place on the deck.
- Some holes from the wash-out are being filled in with progress to continue.
- Possible water hook-up to the former Sawyer plant.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Kent County Health Dept. $64.00; McBride Septic $1,485.00; Thompson Tree Removal $240.00; Staples $20.97; MML $2,644.00; Manistee News Advocate $20.55; Michigan Pipe & Valve $5.43; Blarney Castle $822.00; Bittner Hyrns $144.90; Fleis & Vandenbrink $5,034.57; Bear Lake Hardware $39.29
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
June 15, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning.
Absent:   Larry Mortenson and George Schafer
Guests:  John DeVol, Barb Farfsing, Dot Haynes, Julie Nickol, Bill Watson, Jessica Tighe, Austin Baczewski, Andy Allen, Jared Sarinopolulos, Larry & Sally Gibson
Minutes:  The May minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Ron seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund   5,980.59
  • Equipment Fund  4,095.92
  • General Fund  15,748.82
  • Minor Street Fund  20,135.43
  • Major Street Fund  52,287.67
  • Park Fund  31,558.14
  • Water Fund  53,162.18
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,757.84
  • Motion by  Ron seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve payment request for work completed to date on storage tank area from McCormick Sand in the amount of $19,431.12..  Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to approve request partial payment for electrical work completed thus far in the wellhouse area from Windemuller Electric in the amount of $25,777.80.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to approve usual street closings for Bear Lake Days. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to approve Bear Lake Promoters request to place banners along the top edge of the bandstand, install fixtures at the entrance to the deck and design items to highlight the Veterans Memorial Deck. Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– The possibility of a skatepark was discussed with guests from the SEEDS program. SEEDS will work up some ideas and visit the council at the July meeting.
– Barb Farfsing gave an overview of the beautification project with things progressing nicely.
– The council discussed a piece of property that was being foreclosed on with no action taken.
– Possible repair of approx 150′ of sidewalk was discussed. The Council will seek a bid for repair.
– John DeVol from Fleis & Vandenbrink gave an update of the water project with a possible final date of the end of July early August.
– A landowner in the village will be contacted regarding their vehicle parked with expired plates. – The council will contact the road commission regarding repair of Cody Street.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Kent County Health Dept. $80.00;  Thompson Tree Removal $3,000.00; MML $425.00; Fleis & Vandenbrink $8,752.29; Bear Lake Hardware $89.24; Haviland $429.75; Ron Brown & Sons $689.00; Keddie Norconk Library $1,200.00; Munson Center $17.00; OMS Compliance $73.75; Crystal Lake Clinic $203.00; Pleasanton Greenhouse $42.26
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
July 20, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present: Carver Edwards, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning.
Absent:  Howard Higley, Jim Mlejnek, George Schafer
Guests: Barb Farfsing, Donna Simo,
Minutes: The June minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,990.67
  • Equipment Fund  4,096.00
  • 
General Fund  16,501.41
  • Minor Street Fund  20,749.62
  • Major Street Fund  49,363.41
  • 
Park Fund  33,915.32
  • Water Fund  43,816.29
  • 
CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • 
Huntington Bank  39,761.10
  • Motion by Larry seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve Clock Tower Agreement.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve request partial payment for work completed in the wellhouse, underground electrical installation, control, switch gear and generator from Windemuller Electric in the amount of $40,320.00.  Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Ron to approve request for partial payment for work on the storage tank including asphalt milling drive, concrete work, steel bolted water tank & restoration from McCormick Sand in the amount of $58,584.46.  Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– The possible skate park was discussed and clerk will check on liability and DEQ issues.
– The council will advertise in next years Manistee Visitor’s guide for Hopkins Park .
– Beach is in need of more sand.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Kent County Health Dept. $64.00.00;  Thompson Tree Removal $240.00; Fleis & Vandenbrink $4,026.10 and $2,345.90; Bear Lake Hardware $89.24; Ron Brown & Sons $111.41; Auto Value $25.60; Staples $18.94; Ginop Sales $211.34; Allied Waste $99.49; G.T. Packaging $307.81; Bear Lake Ace Hardware $287.78; McBrie Septic $995.00; Gabridge Wilson $3,500.00; Our Field of Dreams $82.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
August 17, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Alice Howe, Howard Higley, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer
Absent:   Carver Edwards
Guests:  Barb Farfsing, Donna Simo, Larry & Sally Gibson, Sandra Simon, Char Myers, Megan Myers, Dot Haynes, Julie Griffis
Minutes:  The July minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Ron seconded by Larry to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,890.76
  • 
Equipment Fund  3,996.08
  • General Fund  21,554.64
  • Minor Street Fund  20,861.13
  • Major Street Fund  49,485.68
  • Park Fund  38,898.33
  • Water Fund  44,485.13
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,764.48
  • Motion by  Don seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to allow Autumn Glory Day to take place in Hopkins Park.  Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Larry to approve request partial payment for for the completed project with the exception of 5% retainage that will be held until final inspection is complete from Windemuller Electric in the amount of $20,677.10.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to approve request for partial payment forwork that has been completed to date on the storage tank including: compeltion of the new bolted steel water tank and testing from McCormick Sand in the amount of $17,323.51.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Larry to approve Superior Energy as a bill to be paid upon receipt.  Motion carried.
Motion by George seconded by Larry to include rv pumping for host in the campground.  Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution by Don seconded by Ron to approve Consumers Energy’s contract to change street lights from vapor to high pressure sodium at no cost to the Village.  Motion carried.
Motion by George seconded by Don to search for a new campground host for Hopkins Park.  Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by George to purchase 3 fire rings.  Motion carried.
Motion by Larry seconded by Don to have Thompson’s remove limbs by the school, church and campground.  Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– Clerk checked with DEQ and the village insurance and much is needed to continue with a possible skate park.
– Will advertise for new host by flyers posted around town.
– New mechanism for clock is on the way.
– Autumn Glory Day is set for October 8th.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,  Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: Kent County Health Dept. $64.00;  Thompson Tree Removal $320.00; Bear Lake Hardware $41.63; Ron Brown & Sons $94.53;  Allied Waste $198.48; McBride Septic $1095.50; Superior Energy $20.50; Pleasanton Valley Greenhouse $40.00; Gear It Up $73.50; Larry Mortenson $100.00; Pioneer Press $62.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
September 21, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Michelle Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, George Schafer.
Absent:   None
Guests:   Barb Farfsing, Melanie Ware, John DeVol, Sally Gibson, Dot Hanes
Minutes:  The August minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,891.84
  • Equipment Fund   3,996.44
  • General Fund  18,264.54
  • Minor Street Fund  21,208.23
  • Major Street Fund  50,762.42
  • Park Fund  36,995.09
  • Water Fund  43,795.33
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,767.86
  • Motion by  Larry seconded by Don to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Michelle Mortenson regretfully resigned as clerk for the Village of Bear Lake .
Motion by Don seconded by Carver to appointment Melanie Ware as the new clerk for the Village of Bear Lake effective October 1, 2011. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Ron to approve payment request for the contract with the exception of the chain link fence, retainage and pending change orders to McCormick Sand in the amount of $10,993.50. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Larry to approve payment request for partial payment for the removal of the gear drive motor and clutch assembly to Peerless Midwest in the amount of $1,980.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution by Ron seconded by Carver to approve a request for a change order to rebuild well #3 motor and relocate current trip delays from Windemuller Electric in the amount ofr $3,975.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Larry seconded by Don to request a change order for water service from McCormick Sand in the amount of $16,351.40. Motion carried.
Motion by Larry seconded by Ron to close a portion of Virginia Street to Main Street for Autumn Glory Day. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Larry to approve the Bear Lake Promoters to add sides around the corners of pavilion and possibly add a sign. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to gratefully approve the Vision of Bear Lake group to clean up the outside of the village hall. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Larry to appoint Sally Gibson as liaison for the village council and the Alliance for Economic Success. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Call Township supervisor to request possible action against a property owner setting of traps that may not conform with the noise ordinance.
– Check with Manistee County Visitors Guide regarding advertising for Hopkins Park Campground.
– Will follow up with Dept of Bureau of Construction regarding an old building in the village.
– Requested that clock be reset to run from 8 am to 10 pm
– George Schafer has resigned from the village council as he has moved out of the village.
Meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Michelle Mortenson, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Auto Value $15.44; Kent County Health Dept. $84.00; Pioneer Press Printing $39.00; Bear Lake Hardware $76.86; Staples $101.02; City Services $600.00; Fleis & Vandenbrink $3,157.12; Allied Waste $2,493.64; McBride Septic $1,830.00; Michigan Pipe & Valve $895.25; Thompson Tree $240.00.
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
October 19, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Melanie Ware.
Absent:  Don Hyrns and Michelle Mortenson
Guests:   Larry and Sally Gibson,
Minutes:  The September minutes were approved as presented.
Treasurer’s Report:  Motion by Larry seconded by Ron to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,891.92
  • Equipment Fund   3,996.51
  • General Fund  39,852.73
  • Minor Street Fund  21,867.84
  • Major Street Fund  52,191.43
  • 
Park Fund  38,507.68
  • Water Fund  35,060.22
  • 
CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • 
Huntington Bank  39,771.13
  • Motion by  Ron seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Carver and seconded by Larry to write a letter to homeowner regarding junk in yard. Motion Carried
Discussions Held On:
-Clerk will go to bank and get new signature cards.
-Clerk will find the cost of advertising in Michigan Campground 2012 Directory.
Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Auto Value $53.19, BL Hardware $24.15, McBride $965.00, OMS $3.75, Bittner $336.00, Thompson Tree $220.00, Northern Fire $144.00, Allied Waste $198.31, Kent City Health $64.00, SEC $1,125.00, Ron Brown $1151.80, Pioneer Press (Advocate) $57.25, DEQ $193.00.
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PUBLIC HEARING MEETING
 To Close Out The Village of Bear Lakes
 Michigan Community Development Block Grant 
MSC 209074-ICE Water System Improvement Project
October 19, 2011
Held during the Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council which was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Larry Mortenson, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Melanie Ware.
Absent:  Don Hyrns and Michelle Mortenson
Guests:   Larry and Sally Gibson.
Floor was open to guests for discussion on Grant, no input was received verbally or written.
Public Hearing was closed

Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
November 16, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present: Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware.
Absent: Larry Mortenson, Don Hyrns
Guests: Dot Haynes, Barb Farfsing, Sally Gibson, and Larry Gibson
Minutes: The October minutes were approved as presented for both the Regular Meeting and Public Hearing Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Jim to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,892.00
  • Equipment Fund 3,996.59
  • General Fund 29,264.22
  • Minor Street Fund 21,313.23
  • Major Street Fund 53,347.36
  • Park Fund 37,403.20
  • Water Fund 45,880.37
  • CD – Honor Bank 27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank 31,948.07
  • 
Huntington Bank 39,773.42
  • Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Carver seconded by Ron to appoint Sandra Simon to the council. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve the Consumer’s Energy resolution regarding streetlights throughout the Village. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Ron to pay Howard $500.00 Christmas Bonus. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to hire Chris and Chuck Hudd as the new Park Hosts. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to advertise in both ARVC Michigan and Manistee County Visitor guide. Carver -Yea, Ron – Yea, Glen – Nay, Jim – Nay, Sandra – Yea. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Jim to pay the clerk $10.00 per hour for 10 hours’ worth of extra time put into the Boil water Advisory. Motion Carried
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to send letter to resident regarding the parking of vehicles in the park right of way. This poses a potential hazard if emergency vehicles have to get to the park. Motion carried.

Discussions Held On:
– Bear Lake Township approved (CERT) Community Emergency Response Team.
– The Village to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of meetings.
– The backup generators coming on automatically and the phone for the generator will call Glen’s home phone if there is a problem.
– Ordinance regarding dogs on the beach.
– Signature Stamps for both Treasure and Clerk if one is unavailable
– Gloria Edwards can sign checks as well if one party is unavailable.
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Ron Brown and Sons $558.61, Allied Waste $197.71, DEQ Annual Fee $472.92, Auto Value $37.75, DEQ Campground License $110.00, BL Hardware$44.70, Great Lake Water quality Lab $300.00, Northwoods Business Forms$757.61, Ted Festerling, LLC $854.00, Fleis & Vandenbrink $7,459.02, Heights Machinery $1,065.46.
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
December 21, 2011

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:30 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Jim Mlejnek, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns.
Absent:   Larry Mortenson
Guests:
Minutes:  The November minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,893.07
  • 
Equipment Fund 3,996.94
  • General Fund  28,043.49
  • 
Minor Street Fund  19,967.84
  • Major Street Fund  54,740.97
  • 
Park Fund  35,360.83
  • Water Fund  37,668.58
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • 
Huntington Bank  39,775.05
  • Motion by  Don seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

Motion by Don seconded by Jim to check with Stuby in regards to the Village’s roll top desk and have it moved to the museum. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Sandra to recite the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of each meeting starting at the January 2012 meeting. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Carver to contact Cummins Bridgeway regarding maintenance of the generator, check on what type of warranty is on the generator. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– The new Park hosts will be taking lot 24, same as always.
– Donna would like to meet regarding the rules for the park – Committee will consist of Glen, Sandra and Donna.
– Don is waiting to hear back from an entity that gives trees away.
– Ordinance regarding dogs on the beach – Melanie will provide a copy of the City of Frankfort’s Ordinance to help to develop one of our own.
– Sandra completed a class on learning the ropes to be a council member and will share what she learns with the rest of us.
– There is a tree on Wise St. that is falling apart and we will look at it in the spring to have it cut down.
Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Elmer’s – water leak at the Village $1,142.50, Kent County Health Department – water samples 10/25/2011 $64.00, Staples- Supplies $196.43, Allied waste – Basic Service $197.97, McLeod’s Sales & Service – repairs & oil change $366.08, Kent County Health Department – water samples 11/14/2011 $112.00, Miss Dig – Annual Membership Fee $195.60, McBrides Septic System – meeting w/engineer, labor, water shut-offs $770.00, Bear Lake Ace Hardware – bulbs, ext. cord, general hardware $35.09.
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