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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
January 18, 2012

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:  Pauline Jaquish, John DeVol
Minutes:  The December minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,893.15
  • Equipment Fund 3,997.02
  • General Fund 23,283.13
  • Minor Street Fund 20,080.40
  • Major Street Fund 55,912.50
  • Park Fund  34,998.11
  • Water Fund  35,034.55
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,776.74

Motion by  Jim seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to permit Sparkle in the Park for 2012. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Sandra to hold the Easter Egg Hunt April 7 th at 11:00 a.m.. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to upgrade air release in Well # 3 and for costs and labor for Raymer and Fleis & Vandenbrink in the amount of $3,300. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Jim to approve sending in for the MDOT annual permit for road closure Bear Lake Days 07/14/2012 8:00pm. Motion carried.
Motion by Jim seconded by Sandra to approve the Resolution for designation of Street Administrator – Melanie Ware was appointed. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to approve the MDOT Performance Resolution – changing names from Michelle Mortenson to Melanie Ware. Motion carried
Motion by Carver seconded by Jim to approve Post Office Handicap Parking Proposal by URS. Carver-yea, Jim-Yea, Sandra-Yea, Ron-Yea, Glen-Yea, Don-Nay. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to have Jordan Development Company Direct Deposit into the General Account. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Sparkle in the park had its largest attendance this year.
– Work has been completed on the pavilion in the park.
– think about a new well in the ground and a location for it in the future.
– Cross Connection Ordinance 2012-01 handed out for review.
– Bear Lake Promoters sent a Thank you for continued support of Sparkle in the Park.
– Dog ordinance from the City of Frankfort was reviewed and Ron will check with our attorney for review.
– Howard to take water samples from the Deridder residents on Cody St. check water quality.
-Generator service agreement to be reviewed at the next meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:49 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 $64.00, Pioneer Press Printing $39.00, Bear Lake Ace Hardware $479.75, Allied Waste $8.48, American Water Works $70.00, Worker Compensation Fund $64.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
February 15, 2012

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, Gary McBride, Alice Howe, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns.
Absent:   Larry Mortenson, Jim Mlejnek, Howard Higley
Guests:  Gregory Bilz and Don Brisbin
Minutes:  The January minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Ron to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,893.23
  • Equipment Fund 3,997.10
  • General Fund 21,922.14
  • Minor Street Fund 19,911.44
  • Major Street Fund 56,705.19
  • Park Fund  35,671.47
  • 
Water Fund 42,073.81
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,778.42

Motion by  Ron seconded by Don to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to pay Raymers $1,850.00 and Windemuller $3,975.00 for work completed on the air release in Well #3. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Sandra to pay $90.00 to participate in the Household Hazardous waste Clean Sweep Collection to be held August 18, 2012 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to approve the contractual service agreement between Manistee County and the Village of Bear Lake. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to approve road repairs within the Village and setting aside $15,000 to $20,000 to make those repairs. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Ron to approve the Bear Lake Promoters to purchase picnic tables for the park . Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to approve the Cross connection Ordinance 2012-01. Motion carried
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to approve the millage rate 10.5501. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Ordinance for water shut-off. Residents are leaving for winter and not having their water shut-off. Possible potential for pipes to burst between the house and the road.
– Water sample back from the DeRidder residence, No sign of bacteria.
– Bear Lake Improvement meeting July 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the County Road Commission.
– Water faucets in the park should have vacuum breakers on them .
– Check with Cummins Bridgeway for cost of actual maintenance (oil changed) on the generator.
– Put updated Park Rules on the website.
– New council member needed to fill Larry Mortenson’s spot.
-Applications for re-election needed by August.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Pioneer Group ad for budget hearing $57.00, Holden Professional Environmental Health $300.00, Michigan Municipal league $4,461.00, Pioneer Press Printing $173.00, District health Department Inspection for the park $120.00, Manistee County 2011 Fee 240.35, Kent County health Department $64.00, McLeod’s sales and Services $142.65
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
March 21, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek
Absent:
Guests: Larry and Sally Gibson

Minutes: The February minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: 
Motion by carver seconded by Sandra to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,894.30
  • Equipment Fund 3,997.45
  • General Fund  12,443.98
  • Minor Street Fund  19,382.08
  • Major Street Fund  57,331.85
  • Park Fund  40,359.16
  • Water Fund 39,281.83
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,528.38
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,780.00

Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to support the Resolution #1 to confirm support of the existence and continued efforts of the Lake Improvement Board of Bear Lake and appoint Carver as the Village representative.  Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to approve the Bear Lake Village Ordinance No. 2012.01 Animal Control as modified.  Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– First CERT training to be held this weekend March 26, 2012. Class is full with 25 attendees.
– The ad we placed in the ARVC brought 1 camper so far.
– Krista’s hair salon is in need of sidewalk repair. She can only do half this year. The Village still pays up to 50% for sidewalk repair.
– Call Thompson’s Tree removal to remove the tree on Wise Street (across from Carver’s)
– If homeowners do not pay for water shut-off when they leave for the winter any damages would be their responsibility.
– Water loan payment is Interest=$1,867.50 paid twice a year and principle=$10,000 paid annually. Check to see if the Village can make additional payments in the year without penalty.
– John DeVol is sending us names and contact info for the maintenance and service of the generator.
– Check with the Honor State Bank to see how much we earned on our CD. Interest on our accounts are based on FDIC insurance over $250,000. Check with bauerfinancial.com for stability of the bank.
Meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Jennifer Kolinske $147.50, Michigan Municipal League $64.00, Peerless Midwest Inc. $3,592.43, Pioneer Group $57.00, Staples $132.03, Fleas & Vandenbrink $1,000.00, Belleroc Tire $755.75, Kent County health Dept. $80.00, Gary McBride $630.00, Bear Lake Hardware $10.57, American Water Works Ass. $70.00, Jennifer Kolinske $117.50, Blarney Castle Oil $1,235.09
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
April 18, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek
Absent:
Guests: Larry Gibson, Sally Gibson, and Pauline Jaquish.
Minutes: The March 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: 
Motion by carver seconded by Sandra to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,894.38
  • Equipment Fund   3,997.52
  • General Fund 22,674.64
  • Minor Street Fund  20,158.25
  • Major Street Fund  58,030.09
  • Park Fund 38,208.13
  • Water Fund 12,156.46
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank 31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank   39,781.68

Motion by Carver seconded by Ron to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to allow for Bear Lake Promoters to purchase 6 picnic tables for the Park on behalf of the Bear Lake Promoters.  Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Jim to approve Flies and Vandenbrink to assist the Village in preparing the following items; Water Reliability and General Plan update ($1,600.00), Emergency Response Update ($1,000.00), and monitoring well recommendations ($500.00).  Motion carried.
Motion by Jim and seconded by Sandra to pay Windemuller the final payment in the amount of $4,567.10 upon receiving a formal bill request. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver and seconded by Sandra to send a certified letter to Elizabeth Curler the new owner of the Bear Trading Post regarding the junk build up in the rear of the building. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
-Bear Lake Promoters presented the council with a sketch of what the Veterans Memorial Deck Archway will look like.
-Pavilion in the park needs a paint touch up.
-Old picnic tables in the park may be given away when the new ones arrive.
-Dennis Peacock to perform in the park this summer in trade for a couple nights stay.
-CERT training was a success, they now have 24 certified members .
– The ad we placed in the ARVC brought 1 camper so far.
– Krista’s hair salon is in need of sidewalk repair. Contact Sid Schroeder.
Meeting adjourned at 8:32 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Gear it up Oct.-Dec. $110.40, Keddie Norconk Mem. Library $1,200.00, Pioneer Group $223.55, Thompson Tree Removal $1,500.00, Staples $96.73, Kent County Health Dept. $64.00, Bear Lake Ace Hardware $52.89, McLeod’s Sales $451.22, McBride Septic repair water main $1,095.00, Bart Richmond repair on water main $220,00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
May 16, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns,
Absent:   Jim Mlejnek
Guests:  Dot Haynes, Barb Farfsing, Jay Johnson, Jackie Johnson, Sid Schroeder, and Janette May
Minutes:  The April 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,894.43
  • 
Equipment Fund  3,997.56
  • General Fund 13,142.37
  • 
Minor Street Fund 20,957.37
  • Major Street Fund  59,244.76
  • Park Fund  40,716.95
  • Water Fund  23,035.99
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,783.31

Motion by  Ron seconded by Sandra to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Carver to use PM Technologies for General Maintenance on the Generator. Carver- yea, Don – yea, Ron – yea, Glen-yea, Sandra – abstained. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to insure the generator for $50,000 @ .90 cents per thousand. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron and seconded by Sandra to pay David Snyder of Brethren 50% of $2,050.00 the cost of 112 ft. of sidewalk being replaced in front of Sid Schroeder’s pole barn. The amount the Village pays is $1,025.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron and seconded by Sandra to pay 50% of the bill to have Jason Thompson Landscape repair sidewalk in front of Krista Leann’s Studio of Hair design. Total bill $1,620.00, the Village to pay $810.00. Property owner to pay the required 50% first. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don to transfer money ($15,000.00) from the park fund to the general fund. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Sandra to appoint Jackie Johnson to fill the empty seat on council. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Barb Farfsing spoke about the Alliance for economic Success, Lakes to Land Regional Initiative. They will help with preparing the Village’s personalized Master Plan. Planning Commission would need to meet. Informational meetings will be held May 23, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 at the Onekama School and May 24, 2012 from 7:00-8:30 at the Frankfort School . Vision Session will be held June 21 from 6:00-9:00 at the Bear Lake School . Deadline to join the group is July 1, 2012.
-Check past minutes to find out who to contact in regards to Jim Reeds building that needs to be repaired.
-Barb Farfsing is going to power wash the Village Hall building.
-Barb Farfsing will contact Sally Gibson in regards to applying for a grant through the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians.
-Water project coming to an end, waiting for audit to do the final closeout.
-The Franks will be planting flowers in the park again.
-Chuck Hudd (New Camp Host) possible employee for the Village. $7.40 per hour.
-Shut off water to residents who have serious delinquent water bills. Ron to assist Howard when he turns the water off.
-If possible have minutes done the week following the meeting. The Agenda a couple days before the meeting.
Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Ron Brown’s and Son’s, Road gravel $159.40
Ron Brown’s and Sons, Hot Mix Asphalt $67.60
Staples, (2) black ink cartridges $29.98
Bear Lake Ace Hardware, paint, rollers, brushes, etc.
McBride Septic (7) water ons, pump host camper and tanks at park $997.00
Kent County , water samples $64.00
Jennifer Kolinske, assist clerk with quick books $87.50
Lake Improvement Board, 6.3*$50.00 = $315.00
Worker’s Compensation Fund, policy premium $2,878.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
June 20, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Jackie Johnson
Absent:
Guests:  Dot Haynes, Ray Franz, Chuck Hudd, Chris Hudd, Larry Gibson, Sally Gibson, Tamara Buswinka, Jan Witgen, Marilyn McCarthy.
Minutes:  The May 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,895.33
  • Equipment Fund 3,998.81
  • General Fund  24,401.60
  • 
Minor Street Fund  21,510.85
  • Major Street Fund  60,519.35
  • Park Fund  23,373.75
  • Water Fund  19,161.42
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,785.00

Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented with the exception of Pleasanton Green House we only pay our bill totaling $46.51 . Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to join the Lakes to Land Initiative. Motion carried.
Motion by Jackie seconded by Don to Repair the swings at the park. 6 straps @ $50.00 and 2 Seats at $79.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Sandra and seconded by Ron to purchase a weather radio for the Hosts in the Park. Motion carried.
Motion by Sandra and seconded by Carver to include a reminder in with the water bill regarding times allowed to water. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Two Reps will need to be decided for the Lakes to Land Initiative.
-Swings are cracked at the park – Village is replacing them.
-when there is something going on at the pavilion there is no parking for the fishermen.
-Great feedback from the campers regarding the hosts.
-Contact the building inspector regarding Jim Reeds building.
-Tree in park needs to come down before it hits the fence (Howard can check with Ed).
-Meeting for the water reliability study to be held June 26, 2012 @ 10:00 a.m.
Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Bear Lake Hardware -miscellaneous $158.14
 Kent county Health Department -water tests $80.00
 The Pioneer Group -Ad dog ordinance $90.25 
Jennifer Kolinske -assist with the Clerk $72.50 
Pleasanton Valley Green House -mulch, flowers, window boxes $223.50 (only pay $46.51) the rest is the Townships
 Ron Brown and Sons -recycle road gravel for park $72.25 
Pleasanton Green House – $377.00 (not our bill)
 Ron Brown and Son’s -recycle gravel for boat ramp $141.06
 Ron Brown’s and Son’s -asphalt patch Wise St. $1,021.00 
Manistee Tire Service -new tires for truck $577.60
 Summit Supply Corp. -picnic tables $1,518.00
 Thompson Tree Removal -April 25, May 10, June 12 $460.00
 Donna Ronning – Reimburse for Mulch $50.88
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
July 18, 2012

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:47 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Council Present:  Carver Edwards, Howard Higley, Alice Howe, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jim Mlejnek, Jackie Johnson
Absent:
Guests:  Barb Farsing, James and Shirley Eatun, and Jay Johnson
Minutes:  The June 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 5,895.38
  • Equipment Fund 3,998.85
  • General Fund  25,467.69
  • Minor Street Fund  21,048.90
  • Major Street Fund  61,204.75
  • Park Fund  25,212.08
  • Water Fund  24,136.93
  • 
CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  31,948.07
  • Huntington Bank  39,786.63

Motion by Ron seconded by Sandra to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Resolution: Agreement to sign and join the Land to Lakes Initiative and appoint Melanie Ware and Jackie Johnson as The Village of Bear Lake Representatives. Motioned by Sandra seconded by Carver. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Sandra to move the Building Fund into the General Fund. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– 30 Children signed up for the kids fishing tournament during Bear Lake Days, over 40 fish were brought in.
-Table the internet at the hall and park – find out what range and if we can scale back in the winter.
-Mr. Thompson is going to wait until after summer to remove the tree by the park.
-Keep Reed building on the Agenda, wait for letter from the State Building Inspector and scan and email to trustees.
-Applications due September 7, 2012 – the tribe is giving revenue sharing grants for safety issues (our sidewalks may be a possibility).
-Annual Watershed Meeting held at the United Methodist Church July 28, 2012 from 9-10:30 a.m.
– Lake Improvement Board Meeting 7:00 County Road Commission
Meeting adjourned at 9:04 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Bear Lake Hardware -miscellaneous $274.37 
Kent County Health Department -water tests $64.00
 Auto Value – Parts $12.66 
Packaging GT Janitorial – disinfectant/deodorant $35.00
 Michigan Municipal League – Dues and Renewal $435.00
 Haviland – Bleach – $460.50 
Packaging GT Janitorial – Bath tissue/paper towels $222.70 
Pioneer Press Printing – campground receipts – $135.00 
Bittner, Hyrns, Daly & Riemland P.C. – drafting of Animal Ordinance $48.30
 Allied Waste – Service 5/28-6/30 $227.79
 McBride Septic – Repair leak ( Russell St .) Water turn-ons/pump host camper $1,474.00
 Thompson Tree Removal – tree removal/limbs $780.00
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
August 15, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson
Absent:  Jim Mlejnek
Guests:  Barb Farfsing, James and Shirley Eaton, Dot Haynes
Minutes:  The July 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  5,895.43
  • Equipment Fund   3,998.90
  • General Fund  33,362.57
  • Minor Street Fund  21,673.16
  • Major Street Fund  62,396.46
  • Park Fund  28,383.76
  • Water Fund  31,175.48
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  32,369.35
  • 
Huntington Bank  39,788.32

Motion by Sandra seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to purchase the Baptist Church (Lots 9,10,11,12,13,14, & 15) for $7,000.00 for the Village Hall . Carver-yea, Don-yea, Ron-yea, Glen-yea, Sandra-abstain, Jackie-yea. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jackie to withdraw $8,000.00 from the Huntington Money Market account to go towards the purchase of the Baptist Church . Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Don for Thompson Tree Removal to cut two limbs and a Mulberry tree at the corner of Cody & Wise Streets. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– The Lakes to Land amount contributed to each community for the Master Plan will be between $12,000.00 – $15,000.00.
-Leckrones paid $160.00 towards the use of the electricity from the Park.
-Postpone the search for internet until we find out what is going on with the NEW Village Hall.
-Complaints regarding the pavilion at the park. Residents can’t see the Lake and it is too hot with the walls up. We will leave it how it is for now.
-County is going to start working on the streets.
-We received a letter from Larry Lehman regarding the Reed building. They had until August 1, 2012 to respond. Call building inspector to see if they responded.
-Campers are being lived in at the Comstock residence. This means they are probably using the Village water.
-Find out who holds the domain for our website and if Jackie is on our website.
Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Bear Lake Hardware –miscellaneous $187.31
Kent County Health Department –water tests $64.00
Auto Value – Parts $4.76
Allied Waste – Service 7/1-7/31/2012 $199.83
Thompson Tree Removal – tree removal/limbs $1,300.00
Fleis & Vandenbrink – 28% of the water reliability study $451.78
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Village of Bear Lake 
REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING 
September 19, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Melanie Ware, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson, Jim Mlejnek
Absent:
Guests:  James and Shirley Eaton, Dot Haynes, and Pauline Jauquish
Minutes:  The August 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report:
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 3,965.03
  • 
Equipment Fund 3,999.12
  • General Fund 45,518.95
  • Minor Street Fund  21,679.52
  • Major Street Fund  62,202.03
  • Park Fund  30,219.34
  • Water Fund  31,563.91
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  32,369.35
  • Huntington Bank  31,789.98

Motion by Ron seconded by Jim to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Jackie seconded by Carver to renew our advertisements in both the Michigan campground Directory and the Manistee visitors guide for 2013. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
– Camp host had a fabulous time at Hopkins Park . One complaint regarding the new owners of the skate shop. (Foul language)
– Letter to Larry Lehman from Jim Reed regarding the sale of his building. It should be closing soon.
– Meet with Beckett and Raeder (John) October 23, 2012 at 7:30 at the Village Hall instead of regular meeting.
– Burning Ordinance sent to Jay and Elizabeth (owners of the Skate Shop) in regards to them burning garbage in their back yard.
– The sidewalks need to be replaced on Lynn St. where we removed it to fix a leak. Get bids.
– Timeline for Blight/Junk Ordinance. (Regarding the Leckrone building)
– Russell St. (Bob Durahm’s) wild animals living inside and under trailer becoming a nuisance.
– Church purchase is still underway with no updates.
– James Eaton made a recommendation that the campsites behind the Reed building not be rented due to hazardous debris.
– Remove Autumn Glory days from the website.
Meeting adjourned at 8:36 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted,
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid:
Staples –canon copier toners, color ink & black ink printer $256.96 
Bear Lake Ace Hardware –mop head, garbage bags, flags, fence pot $186.52
 Manistee County Road Commission –Pavement Wedging $4,679.74
 Auto Value –Miscellaneous $6.13
PM Technologies –Preventative maintenance generator $376.23
 Allied Waste –Park $199.40
 McBride Septic –Water leak in park, pump host trailer, mis dig $564.00
 David Wilson CPA –Audit $3,650.00
 DEQ –water tests $130.00
 Thompson Tree & Stump – cut & grind mulberry tree on Wise St. $350.00
 Thompson Tree & Stump –Cut & remove large basswood on Wise St./brush pick up. $1,520.00
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Village of Bear Lake
 REGULAR MEETING
 October 17, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Jackie Johnson
Absent: Jim Mlejnek, Don Hyrns, and Melanie Ware
Guests: Barb Farfsing, and Dot Haynes
Minutes: The September 2012 minutes were approved as presented for the Regular Meeting.
Treasurer’s Report: 
Motion by Carver seconded by Don to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund 3,965.03
  • Equipment Fund  3,899.16
  • General Fund 59,958.40
  • Minor Street Fund 21,079.67
  • Major Street Fund 56,790.88
  • Park Fund 28,422.19
  • Water Fund  27,371.74
  • CD – Honor Bank  27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank  32,369.35
  • Huntington Bank  31,791.28

Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Jackie seconded by Sandra to have Glen or Carver call the Village attorney regarding the Reed Building. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Jackie to send a letter to Treasures by the Lake about the lawn ornaments being put in the flower bed that Schafer’s maintains, please refrain from poking holes in the weed blocker.  Motion carried.
Motion by Jackie seconded by Sandra that Ricke Guerne offer to trade garbage bags back for credit on water bill is refused. Motion carried.
Motion by Carver seconded by Jackie to donate the Treasures old computer to GoodWill. Motion carried
Discussions Held On:
– Table Lake Association until November 2012 meeting.
– Discussed Gear It Up and new webmaster.
– Letters to people regarding blight?
Meeting adjourned at 8:40 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Bear Lake Hardware –miscellaneous $31.36
 Kent County Health Department –water tests $64.00 
Auto Value – Parts $0.52 
Allied Waste – Service $201.89 
McLeod’s Sales & Service $258.98 
Fleis & Vandenbrink – 28% of the water reliability study $460.00 
OMS Compliance Service (membership per employee) $3.75
 Bittner/Hyrns/Daly attorney services for PA of Church. $446.78
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Village of Bear Lake
 REGULAR MEETING
 November 28, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Sandra Simon, Jackie Johnson, Don Hyrns, Melanie Ware
Absent: none
Guests: Wendy Austin
Minutes: The October 2012 minutes were approved for the Regular Meeting with changes to the Motion for the Treasure’s Report as follows: Motioned by Carver Seconded by Ron.
Treasurer’s Report: 
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.

  • Building Fund  3,965.03
  • Equipment Fund 3,899.20
  • General Fund 49,371.87
  • Minor Street Fund 22,872.68
  • Major Street Fund  61,115.44
  • Park Fund 27,319.82
  • Water Fund 36,670.12
  • CD – Honor Bank 27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank 32,369.35
  • Huntington Bank  31,792.63

Motion by Sandra seconded by Carver to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.
Motion by Don seconded by Jackie to give Howard a Christmas Bonus in the amount of $500.00. Motion carried.
Motion by Jackie seconded by Sandra to change the locks on the doors at the new building, this includes rekeying and adding deadbolts where needed.  Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
-all members were sworn in.
-Send a thank you letter to Ed Thompson and family for putting the lights up around town and especially the Christmas Tree lights. Great job!.
– Letter to the promoters thanking them for the hard work and many hours they put in getting Sparkle in the Park ready. A special thank you goes out to Pauline and Phil Jaquish and Jerome and Lynda Kenny.
– Reed building, the attorney said we can file a lawsuit but we should have the State of Michigan proceed with further action against Mr. Reed.
– Letter from the State Senator Darwin Booher, When writing the letter to Larry Lehman cc the Senator.
Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Bear Lake Hardware –miscellaneous $113.64
 Kent County Health Department –water tests $64.00 
Allied Waste – Service $202.31
 Bittner/Hyrns/Daly attorney services for PA of Church. $633.68 
Thompson Tree Removal – Cut and remove tree on Cody St. and Wise St. – $1,180.00
 McBride Septic – miss dig, unplug dump station, turning water off. – $373.00
 Manistee Road Commission – pavement wedging – $9,881.81
 DEQ – Water Samples-$483.00
DEQ – Community Public Water Supply Annual Fee – $615.04 
Haviland – $460.50
 Staples – Tapes cassettes and notebook – $50.47
DEQ – Campground Renewal Fee – $110.00 
Ron Brown’s and Sons – Screened sand – $333.98 
Ron Brown’s and Sons – Hot mix asphalt – $63.70
 Ron Brown’s and Sons – recycled road gravel – $79.96
 Miss Dig – Annual Membership – $205.60
 Blarney Castle Oil – $466.61
 Gear It Up – Website – $275.00
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Village of Bear Lake
 REGULAR MEETING 
December 19, 2012

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, Glen Moore, Donna Ronning, Ron Ronning, Don Hyrns, Melanie Ware
Absent: Sandra Simon, Jackie Johnson, Howard Higley
Guests: Jack Sawka
Minutes: The November 2012 minutes were approved 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 3,965.82
  • Equipment Fund  3,899.41
  • General Fund 46,572.77
  • Minor Street Fund 23,552.74
  • Major Street Fund 52,125.09
  • Park Fund 26,704.08
  • Water Fund 35,299.47
  • CD – Honor Bank 27,721.23
  • CD – Honor Bank 32,369.35
  • Huntington Bank  31,793.93

Motion by Carver seconded by Ron to pay bills as presented and add Kent County Water sample when it comes in. Motion carried.
Motion by Ron seconded by Carver to purchase a new air compressor for the Village of Bear Lake. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
-Jack Sawka spoke in regards to the Lake Improvement Board and the benefits and also provided a binder with helpful resources.
-Water shut-offs. Letter is going out to residents not paying. They will be asked to pay the bill, if not it will be shut-off.
– Letter to the State Senator Darwin Booher, has received a response. They called Glen and will look into the complaint regarding the Reed building closer.
Meeting adjourned at 8:33 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted, 
Melanie Ware, Clerk
Bills To Be Paid: 
Bear Lake Hardware –miscellaneous $334.00
 Allied Waste – Service $96.81 
Fleis & Vandenbrink – $1,456.05 
Pioneer Press Printing – $122.00
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