Village of Bear Lake 2015 Minutes (Text)

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING CALENDAR

2015: January |February | March  | April | May | June | July | July 30 Special | August Special | August Special |
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January 21, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning, Howard Higley.

Absent: None

President Jeff Bair announced his resignation to the council.

Motion by Gee seconded by Bass to appoint Jeff Bair as president for the remainder of the term. Motion carried.

Discussion held.

Guests:

Regular Meeting Minutes for December 17, 2014: Motioned by Johnson Seconded by Edwards to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund                                          0
  • Equipment Fund                    3,626.75
  • General Fund                         73,437.04
  • Minor Street Fund                19,435.13
  • Major Street Fund                 39,013.98
  • Park Fund                                23,834.22
  • Water Fund                             32,048.75
  • Museum Fund                        0
  • Savings – Honor Bank           25,955.93
  • CD – Honor Bank                    32,580.35
  • MMA                                        10,021.27 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Johnson seconded by Hyrns to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to allow for Sparkle in the Park 2015 From November 28-December 31, 2015. The east end drive of Hopkins Park will be closed nightly from 5-10p.m. Motion carried.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Gee to approve the Easter Egg Hunt at 11:00 a.m. April 4, 2015. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Ronning to allot $500.00 for Jeff and Melanie to attend the Michigan Municipal League’s Elected Officials Training classes in Frankenmuth February 20 and 21, 2015. Motion carried.

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street: 12/01/14-12/30/14 = $612.00

Minor Street: 12/01/14-12/30/14 = $612.00

Park Fund: 12/01/14-12/30/14 = $26.00

Water Fund: 12/01/14-12/30/14 = $783.00

Total to be transferred to General Fund = $2,043.00

Park: None

Trees: Discussion held regarding a tree in park should come down.

Streets: Discussion held regarding sidewalks and whether they can be completely removed and who is responsible for the repairs.

Water: Discussion held regarding water ordinance, public meeting, and health department requirements.

Equipment: None

Museum: an update from Jeff Harthun, they have met with Kendra the architect regarding the building, they also met with an Engineer who tested for asbestos. Once testing comes back they can start renovations.

Planning Commission: Discussion regarding the attorney checking to see if the Planning Commission is valid.

Old Business: Jackie Thomas attended the Alliance for Economic Success meeting representing the Village of Bear Lake. She shared the information she learned and the board went over the top recreation sites that need attention.

Discussion Held:

-Proposed Budget meeting set for February 26, 2015 at 6:30p.m. at the Village Hall.

-Village is in need of an ordinance not allowing for residence to put in new private wells.

-Regarding the new well project.

Public Comment:

Sally King expressed how pleased she is to have the board re-appoint Jeff Bair as President. Also, would like to have a handicap parking spot at the hall.

Daniel Heiss expressed concern regarding the new water project.

Dendra Best suggests reforming the Well Head Protection Committee.

Pauline Jaquish spoke about Sparkle in the Park and the 10 year anniversary and thanks the Village for allowing it to happen.

Council Members: Jeff Bair asks for contacts regarding a backup for Howard. Must have a Class B license.

Meeting adjourned at 9:21 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent County Health Department –December 2014 samples $64.00 (WF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Misc. General Hardware – $81.20 ( WF )
Blarney Castle Service Center – Fitting, Hose, Shop Labor- $134.97 (MjS)
BP – Fleet Card – $479.40 – (MjS)
Bear Lake Township – General Election – $361.50 (GF)
Bear Lake Improvement Board – 6.3 Units – $346.50 (GF )
The Pioneer Group- Ad for Meeting Minutes – $22.75 (GF)
Michigan Municipal League – MML Worker’s Comp Fund – $76.00 (GF)
Team Elmer’s – Water main Breaks – $10,950.00 (WF)
Staples – 1099’s and W-2’s – $74.18 (GF)
American Water Works Association – membership renewal for Gary McBride-$74.00 (WF)
DEQ – Hopkins Park Campground Renewal License Fee – $219.00 (PF)
Auto Value – Misc. – $3.91 ( GF )
Reimburse Donna Ronning for a notebook and totes for the Park. $16.92 (PF)

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Village of Bear Lake
PUBLIC HEARING MEETING 2015-2016
Proposed Budget Hearing
February 26, 2015

The Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 6:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Council Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning,

Absent: Howard Higley

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.

Meeting adjourned: 6:50 p.m.

Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING

February 26, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning, Howard Higley.

Absent: Howard Higley.

President Jeff Bair announced his resignation to the council.

Motion by Gee seconded by Bass to appoint Jeff Bair as president for the remainder of the term. Motion carried.

Discussion held.

Guests:

Regular Meeting Minutes for December 17, 2014: Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Hyrns to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund                     0
  • Equipment Fund                     3,626.79
  • General Fund                         69,910.22
  •  Minor Street Fund               19,423.37
  • Major Street Fund                39,102.99
  • Park Fund                               24,069.23
  • Water Fund                             27,679.78
  • Museum Fund                        0
  • Savings – Honor Bank           25,955.93
  • CD – Honor Bank                   32,580.35
  • MMA                                        10,022.04 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Resolution Supporting the development of the Manistee County-wide park and recreation plan.

Edwards – yea, Hyrns – yea, Ronning- yea, Gee-yea, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-yea. Motion carried.

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson accepting Jeff Bair’s resignation from January 21st, Effective January 21st . Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Ronning to seek written bids for the website that shows what services are provided. Motion carried.

Discussion held

Motion by Resolution to approve the proposed 2015-2016 budget with corrections and to set the mileage rate at 10.5501 plus extend the deadline for summer taxes to February 29, 216 without penalty.

Edwards – yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-yea, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-yea. Motion carried.

Motion by Gee seconded by Bass to appoint Jackie Johnson as President Pro-tem for the remainder of the term. Motion carried.

Motion by Gee seconded by Johnson to participate in the Manistee, Mason, & Oceana Household Hazardous waste program and pay the $90.00 required fee. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Gee to enter into the Contractual Services Agreement between Manistee county and The Village of Bear lake for personnel, computer services, tax map, assessment roll, and maintenance for 2015 for a price of $1.04 per parcel and to pay the invoice in the amount of $260.10. Motion carried.

Discussion held.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to contact a structural engineer to give an estimate and/or report regarding the stability of the Village Garage. Motion carried.

Discussion held.

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street: 1/01/15-1/31/15 = $3,314.69

Minor Street: 1/01/15-1/31/15 = $3,314.69

Park Fund: 1/01/15-1/31/15 = $18.00

Water Fund: 1/01/15-1/31/15 = $702.00

Total to be transferred to General Fund = $7,349.38

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to transfer all reimbursements to the General fund except the Minor Street Fund reimbursement. Motion carried.

Discussion held.

Park:

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to allow the watershed to use Hopkins Park October 3, 2015 for Autumn Glory Day. Motion carried.

Trees: None.

Streets:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to allow for partial closure of Lynn St. from US 31 to Main St. for the Bear Lake Days Street Dance and to allow for a small carnival to be brought into town for Bear Lake Days and also to allow the small park to be used for the Dog contest. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to close US 31 for the 2015 Bear Lake Days Parade from Potter Rd. to Russell St. Motion carried.

Water:

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson to increase the Village water bills by $5.00 per month, bring the quarterly bills to $75.00 for Village residents. The hotel and school to increase to an equal percentage. Township customers will also increase $15.00 per quarter for a total of $110.00. The increase will be effective June 2015. This increase in the beginning of the steady increases. Motion carried.

Equipment: None

Museum:

Motion by Resolution The Village of Bear Lake, Michigan, hereby grants approval to the Bear Lake Area Historical Society representing the Bear Lake Area Historical Museum to seek permission for the First Baptist Church building, located at the northwest corner of Main Street and Virginia Streets, to obtain recognition as a Historical Building by the National Register of Historic Sites and the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office.
Edwards –yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-yea, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-yea. Motion carried.

Planning Commission: None

Old Business: no news from the attorney regarding hiring a Deputy Treasurer.

Public Comment: None

Council Members: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent County Health Department –January 2015 samples $64.00 (WF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Misc. General Hardware – $367.52 (GF)
McBride Septic Systems- misdig-$695.00 (WF)
Staples – $117.62 – Ink Treasurer and clerk (GF)
Blarney Castle Oil Co. – Fuel – $1,023.18 (MjF)
Fleis & VandenBrink – Water System Improvements 28% complete – $2,665.00 (WF)
Michigan Municipal League – Liability & Property Pool – $5,249.00 (GF)
The Pioneer Group – ads for water project – $1,333.55(WF)
BP – Fleet Card – $734.89 (MjF)
Auto Wares – Misc. – $60.59 (MjF )
Blarney Castle Service Center – Blower Motor Part – $237.50  (MjF)

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March 18, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Don Hyrns, Jackie Johnson, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning, Gary McBride.

Absent: Howard Higley.

Guests: Jon Devol from Fleis and Vandenbrink

Regular Meeting Minutes for February 26, 2015: Motioned by Bass Seconded by Ronning to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Edwards to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund                  0
  • Equipment Fund              3,626.98
  • General Fund                  56,779.87
  • Minor Street Fund         17,513.03
  • Major Street Fund          38,475.86
  • Park Fund                        29,172.84
  • Water Fund                     24,725.80
  •  Museum Fund               0
  • Savings – Honor Bank    25,961.05
  • CD – Honor Bank            32,580.35
  • MMA     10,022.66 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to Sign and send in the application for Federal assistance for the water project. Motion carried. Discussion held

Motion by Edwards seconded by Hyrns to reimburse Donna Ronning for the cost of the new Park Cell phone. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street 2/1/15-2/28/15 = $1,278.00

Minor Street 2/1/15-2/28/15 =$1,242.00

Park Fund 2/1/15-2/28/15 =$0.00

Water Fund 2/1/15-2/28/15 =$504.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$3,024.00

Park: Discussion held in regards to moving the site numbers. Site two will become site one and so forth.

Trees: None.

Streets: None.

Water: None.

Equipment: None

Museum: None

Planning Commission: None

Old Business: Attorney is still working on process of hiring a Deputy Treasurer.

The attorney completed a draft for the new Well Ordinance. Requesting a couple changes and the draft will be ready by next meeting.

Discussion held on bids for new web host/manager.

Public Comment: None

Council Members: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent County Health Department –February 2015 samples $64.00 (WF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Misc. General Hardware – $53.79 (GF)
McBride Septic Systems- misdig, backhoe/labor, parts-$2,725.00 (WF)
Blarney Castle Oil Co. – Fuel – $246.38 (MjF)
The Pioneer Group – ads for water project – $1,136.78(WF)
Bittner/Hyrns – Attorney – $819.31 (GF)
DEQ – Testing $175.00 (WF)
McLouth Welding – Water line work – $625.00 (WF)
McLouth Welding  – water line work 8007 Lake St. – $250.00 (WF
America water works Association – Howard Membership Renewal $74.00 (WF)
Finan Services – Thaw frozen pipes- $150.00
Haviland – Bleach – $460.50 (WF)
Personal Plumbing, Inc. Parts/Labor – $83.57 (WF)

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING

April 15, 2015

Approved Minutes

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Absent Staff: Donna Ronning, Howard Higley.

Absent: Jackie Johnson, Don Hyrns, and Melanie Ware.

Guests: Cindi and Greg McPherson, Pauline Jaquish, Jared Bair, and Barb Farfsing.

Regular Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2015: Motioned by Bass Seconded by Ronning to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Edwards to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund            0
  • Equipment Fund         3,627.02
  • General Fund             55,123.71
  • Minor Street Fund    18,067.73
  • Major Street Fund     34,333.28
  • Park Fund                   30,966.42
  • Water Fund                   6,501.43
  • Museum Fund          0
  • Savings – Honor Bank     25,961.05
  • CD – Honor Bank              32,580.35
  • MMA 10,022.66 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Ronning seconded by Edwards  to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Bass seconded by Ronning to continue to advertise in the Manistee Visitor’s Bureau for Hopkins Park and to pay the invoice for $362.00. Motion carried. Discussion held

Motion by Ronning seconded by Edwards to switch to Jackpine for our website. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to hire Jared Bair as the summer help and also to be trained for Howards position when he retires. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Reimbursement to the General Fund

Major Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015 = $594.00

Minor Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$594.00

Park Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$18.00

Water Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$1,143.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$2,349.00

Park: Discussion held in regards sand for the Park. Peggy will contact George.

Janene will call Jeff with a number in regards to pumping in the park. Jeff will call Forbes in Manistee.

Trees: None.

Streets: None.

Water: The water project is moving along and still going through the USDA process.

Equipment: None

Museum: None

Planning Commission: None

Old Business: Waiting on docs from the attorney regarding the Well Ordinance and Deputy Treasurer.

Public Comment: Barb Farfsing asked the council if we are going to do anything with downtown blight. After discussion it was agreed that we move forward with the steps that rid the core business district of blighted buildings. Barb Farfsing will begin coordinating efforts and report back to the council.

Council Members: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent County Health Department –March 2015 samples $64.00 (WF)
McBride Septic Systems- miss dig, Frozen pipe services $520.00 (WF)
Blarney Castle Oil Co. – Fuel – $461.36 (MjF)
Bittner/Hyrns – Attorney – $1,131.47 (GF)
Manistee Tire Service – $427.00 (?)
Miss Dig – New Codes and database – $369.00
Pioneer Printing Company – Receipts, envelopes, postcards – $287.00

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING

May 20, 2015

Approved Minutes as corrected on 06/17/2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Janene Gee, Peggy Bass, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Absent Staff: Donna Ronning, Howard Higley.

Absent: Janene Gee, Don Hyrns, and Melanie Ware.

Guests: Pauline Jaquish, Jared Bair, Barb Farfsing, Don and Liz Raiff, Jim and Diane Koning, Don Brisbin, Rich Russell, George Schafer, Janette May, and Donna Simo.

Regular Meeting Minutes for April 15, 2015: Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Bass to accept the minutes as presented. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund            0
  • Equipment Fund        3,627.05
  • General Fund              55,360.08
  • Minor Street Fund     17,098.33
  • Major Street Fund      33,471.59
  • Park Fund                    33,369.34
  • Water Fund                 12,992.69
  • Museum Fund          0
  • Savings – Honor Bank      25,961.05
  • CD – Honor Bank              32,580.35
  • MMA    10,024.05 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Ronning seconded by Edwards  to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to amend the March 18th, 2015 minutes to include discussion held by John Devol regarding the USDA Water System Project that was discussed and potential impacts of the project with no public comment. Motion carried. Discussion held

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to move forward with phase 2 of the planning commission and to form a formal partnership with surrounding areas. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass that if Zaleski’s will deed the property to the Village then the Village will clean it up. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson to remove Sally King from the Planning Commission and add Cinthia McPhearson. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Ronning to appoint Cyndi McPhearson as the Deputy Treasurer. Motion table until June 2015 meeting. Edwards – abstain, Hyrns – absent, Ronning-yes, Gee- absent, Bass- no(correction),  Johnson – yes, and Bair – yes. Motion tabled.

Reimbursement to the General Fund

Major Street 04/01/2015-04/30/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 04/01/2015-04/30/2015=$0.00

Park Fund 04/01/2015-04/30/2015=$738.00

Water Fund 04/01/2015-04/30/2015=$738.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$1,476.00

Park: None.

Trees: None.

Streets: None.

Water: The water project is moving along and still going through the USDA process.

Equipment: None

Museum: None

Planning Commission: Barb Farfsing discussed steps that would help the Village move forward with the blighted building issues.

Old Business: Discussion held regarding the Village Variety Store, Reed buildings, and the Zaleski house fire property.

Public Comment: Discussion held regarding the properties throughout the Village that need cleaned up.

Council Members: None

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent County Health Department –April 2015 samples $64.00 (WF)
McBride Septic Systems- miss dig, services $550.00 (WF)
Bittner/Hyrns – Attorney – $797.48 (GF)
Keddie Norconk Memorial Library Board – $1,200.00 (GF)
Fleis & vandenbrink – $2,375.00 100% complete (WF)
Michigan Municipal League – $3,282.00 (GF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – $292.03 Miscellaneous (?)
Republic Service – Garbage pickup – $111.28 (PF)
Thompson Tree – Brush pickup, work on willow tree in the park. $480.00
$200.00 (P) and $280.00 (GF)

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING June 17, 2015

Draft Minutes – [Corrected Minutes Follow]

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning.

Absent: Howard Higley and Janene Gee.

Guests: Cindi and Greg McPherson, Jared Bair, George Schafer, Don and Liz Raiff, Joanne Schroeder, Sally King, Barb Churmech, and Rick and Barb Farfsing.

Regular Meeting Minutes for March 18, 2015: Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Johnson to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.     

  •  Building Fund     0
  • Equipment Fund            3,627.26
  • General Fund                46,636.81
  • Minor Street Fund       17,100.92
  • Major Street Fund        33,439.03
  • Park Fund                      32,248.75
  • Water Fund                   12,411.12
  • Museum Fund       0
  • Savings – Honor Bank      25,966.28
  • CD – Honor Bank              32,850.35
  • MMA     10,024.05(Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Johnson seconded by Edwards  to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to close Main St. from US 31 to Virginia St. from 9-5 during Bear Lake Days for the Vendors. Motion carried. Discussion held

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson to change the parade route and street dance for Bear Lake Days; The parade will come up Main St and then left at Virginia St. and back out to US 31, The street dance is being moved to the Village Hall parking lot. Also for signage and to move any activities from the front of the bank. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to accept the attached Amendment to the Village Blight/Junk Ordinance. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Resolution to join with the Community and Business Alliance and Master Plan Implementation focusing on Blight Ordinance Enforcement. Moved by Ronning supported by Hyrns that the Resolution establishing the Community and Business alliance be approved as presented. Edwards-yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-absent, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-yea. Motion carried.

Motion by Edwards seconded by Johnson authorizing for CABA to engage in funding Master Plan Implementations. Motion Carried.

Motion by Hyrns seconded by Ronning to purchase a new computer for the Village Clerk. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to reimburse Jeff Bair for the purchase of a tote tank for disposal of the septics tanks for campers in the park in the amount of $282.78. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Hyrns to amend the tree removal in the budget in the amount of $9,300.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to hire Sally King as Deputy Treasurer and Cindi McPherson as Deputy Clerk at $10.00 per hour. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to increase the Presidents pay to $250.00 per month above the normal yearly salary. Motion carried. Edwards-yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-absent, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-abstain.

Reimbursement to the General Fund

Major Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015 = $0

Minor Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Park Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Water Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Total to transfer to General Fund=$0

Park: None

Trees: 7 trees need to be removed in the amount of $9,300.00. Discussion held.

Streets: MDOT was in the Village and discussed zoning and recreation, one topic was crosswalks that may possibly be need to be put in on US 31. Discussion held.

Water: The water project is moving along however at this time all Federal money is used up until October 2015.

Equipment: None

Museum: None

Planning Commission: Discussion held regarding C.A.B.A

Old Business: Estimates were discussed regarding the removal of various blight with ranges from $12,000-$80,000.

Another letter is being sent out tomorrow June 18, 2015 to the attorney in charge of the Variety Store and also copied to Judge Brunner. At this point the Village cannot touch the building.

Public Comment: None

Council Members: None

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent Health Department – May water samples – $64.00 (wf)
Blarney Castle Oil Co. – $971.75 (MjF   )
Manistee County Road Commission – Labor/equipment – $517.57 (MjF)
Ron Brown & Sons – Topsoil – $111.60     (PF )
Ron Brown and Sons – Road Gravel – 355.14    ( PF  )
Michigan Municipal League – Membership Renewal – 457.00  (GF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – $696.95  Miscellaneous (PF)
Thompson Tree – Brush pickup, Tree removal – $880.00 (GF )
Bear Lake Vehicle Service Center – Labor/ misc. – $725.00   (  MjF )
Bear Lake Vehicle Service Center – Labor/misc. – $971.75     ( MjF   )

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING

June 17, 2015

Approved Minutes as corrected

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning.

Absent: Howard Higley and Janene Gee.

Guests: Cindi and Greg McPherson, Jared Bair, George Schafer, Don and Liz Raiff, Joanne Schroeder, Sally King, Barb Churmech, and Rick and Barb Farfsing.

Regular Meeting Minutes for March 18 correction May 20, 2015: Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Johnson to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund                                          0
  • Equipment Fund                   3,627.26
  • General Fund                       46,636.81
  • Minor Street Fund              17,100.92
  • Major Street Fund              33,439.03
  • Park Fund                            32,248.75
  • Water Fund                         12,411.12
  • Museum Fund    0
  • Savings – Honor Bank      25,966.28
  • CD – Honor Bank              32,850.35
  • MMA  10,024.05(Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Johnson seconded by Edwards  to pay bills as presented. Motion carried.

New Business:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to close Main St. from US 31 to Virginia St. from 9-5 during Bear Lake Days for the Vendors. Motion carried. Discussion held

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson to change the parade route and street dance for Bear Lake Days; The parade will come up Main St and then left at Virginia St. and back out to US 31, The street dance is being moved to the Village Hall parking lot. Also for signage and to move any activities from the front of the bank. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to accept the attached Amendment to the Village Blight/Junk Ordinance. Motion carried. Discussion held.

Motion by Resolution to join with the Community and Business Alliance and Master Plan Implementation focusing on Blight Ordinance Enforcement. Moved by Ronning supported by Hyrns that the Resolution establishing the Community and Business alliance be approved as presented. Edwards-yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-absent, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-yea. Motion carried.

Motion by Edwards seconded by Johnson authorizing for CABA to engage in funding Master Plan Implementations. Motion Carried.

Motion by Hyrns seconded by Ronning to purchase a new computer for the Village Clerk. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to reimburse Jeff Bair for the purchase of a tote tank for disposal of the septics tanks for campers in the park in the amount of $282.78. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Hyrns to amend the tree removal in the budget in the amount of $9,300.00. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to hire Sally King as Deputy Treasurer and Cindi McPherson as Deputy Clerk at $10.00 per hour. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to increase the Presidents pay to $250.00 per month above the normal yearly salary. Motion carried. Edwards-yea, Hyrns-yea, Ronning-yea, Gee-absent, Bass-yea, Johnson-yea, Bair-abstain.

Reimbursement to the General Fund

Major Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015 = $0

Minor Street 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Park Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Water Fund 03/01/2015-03/31/2015=$0

Total to transfer to General Fund=$0

Park: None

Trees: 7 trees need to be removed in the amount of $9,300.00. Discussion held.

Streets: MDOT was in the Village and discussed zoning and recreation, one topic was crosswalks that may possibly be need to be put in on US 31. Discussion held.

Water: The water project is moving along however at this time all Federal money is used up until October 2015.

Equipment: None

Museum: None

Planning Commission: Discussion held regarding C.A.B.A

Old Business: Estimates were discussed regarding the removal of various blight with ranges from $12,000-$80,000.

Another letter is being sent out tomorrow June 18, 2015 to the attorney in charge of the Variety Store and also copied to Judge Brunner. At this point the Village cannot touch the building.

Public Comment: None

Council Members: Johnson made a comment regarding the minutes and agendas be turned in in a more timely manner.

Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: 

Kent Health Department – May water samples – $64.00 (wf)
Blarney Castle Oil Co. – $971.75 (MjF   )
Manistee County Road Commission – Labor/equipment – $517.57 (MjF)
Ron Brown & Sons – Topsoil – $111.60     (PF )
Ron Brown and Sons – Road Gravel – 355.14    ( PF  )
Michigan Municipal League – Membership Renewal – 457.00  (GF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – $696.95  Miscellaneous (PF)
Thompson Tree – Brush pickup, Tree removal – $880.00 (GF )
Bear Lake Vehicle Service Center – Labor/ misc. – $725.00   (  MjF )
Bear Lake Vehicle Service Center – Labor/misc. – $971.75     ( MjF   )

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July 15, 2015

Draft Minutes

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Deputy Clerk Cindi McPherson Staff: Donna Ronning.

Absent: Melanie Ware.

Guests: Sue Hamman, Jared Bair, Rick Farfsing, Don & Liz Raiff, Rodney Gee, Wendy Mann, Pauline Jaquish, Randy Homan, Cynthis Homan, George Schafer, Jeanne Walsh, Terry H. (?), and,  Barb Farfsing.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to adopt the new agenda as presented. Motion carried.

Regular Meeting Minutes for June 17, 2015: Motioned by Bass Seconded by Ronning to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

  • Building Fund             0
  • Equipment Fund        3,627.29
  • General Fund              40,530.80
  • Minor Street Fund     18,410.03
  • Major Street Fund      34,619.33
  • Park Fund                    33,593.66
  • Water Fund                 11,243.22
  • Museum Fund             0
  • Savings – Honor Bank  25,966.28
  • CD – Honor Bank           32,850.35
  • MMA        10,025.29 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Johnson seconded by Gee to pay bills with corrections. Motion carried.

Reimbursement to the General Fund    

Major Street 05/01/2015-05/31/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 05/01/2015-05/31/2015 =$0.00

Park Fund 05/01/2015-05/31/2015 =$1,314.00

Water Fund 05/01/2015-05/31/2015 =$945.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$2,259

Major Street 06/01/2015-06/30/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 06/01/2015-06/30/2015 =$0.00

Park Fund 06/01/2015-06/30/2015 =$819.00

Water Fund 06/01/2015-06/30/2015 =$945.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$1,764.00

New Business:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Ronning , that the Village President be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Manistee County Community Foundation (MCCF) whereby the MCCF accepts gifts and other deposits designated for the Fund to Eliminate Blighted Buildings in Bear Lake: the purpose of the Fund being to assist the Village of Bear Lake with developing and implementing a blight elimination strategy for the Village that will benefit the general community. The funds ate to be used for incidental expenses connected with enforcement of the Blight Ordinance; such as professional fees (lawyer, architect, engineering, etc.), environmental studies, match costs required for grants to demolish a village-controlled building, site improvement after demolition, and the like. In no way are these monies to be used for purchasing buildings directly from a property owner, which would enrich the property owner in any way. Discussion held. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass the authorization to hire Attorney Jeff Jocks for Blight issues and enforcement to be billed at the Municipal rate of $150.00 per hour. Discussion held. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to hold a Special Meeting July 30, 2015 at 7: p.m. at the Village Hall in regards to the new Blight, Junk, and Dangerous Building Ordinance. Discussion held. Motion carried.

Motion by Johnson seconded by Hyrns to pay the Deputy Clerk and Deputy Treasurer $10.00 per hour but not to exceed 10 hours per month. The hours are to be kept track of on a time sheet. One of the Deputy Clerks duties will be to maintain the website. Discussion held. Motion carried.

Park: Donna Ronning announced she will be retiring October 15, 2015. Also, we should be looking for new Park Hosts for next year.

Trees: A large tree branch fell in the Park and it was cleaned up by Thompson Tree Removal.

Streets: MDOT was in the Village and discussed zoning and recreation, one topic was crosswalks that may possibly be need to be put in on US 31. Discussion held.

Water:The water project is still on hold until funding comes available in October 2015.

Equipment: None

Museum: Pauline Jaquish shared the success of the Museums sales during Bear Lake Days and that the calendars area success. Also, the Museum is receiving bids for various projects including the ADA bathroom, plumbing, and electrical projects. The Museum Committee asked the permission to use the remaining $2,000.00 the Village gave to start work on the ADA bathroom. Discussions held.

Planning Commission: August 13, 2015 will be the next meeting.

C.A.B.A.: Rick Farfsing and Don Raiff discussed the non-profit service agreement between the Village of Bear Lake and Manistee County Community Foundation. The budget should be added to the Village of Bear Lake’s website. Discussion was held and a motion was made.

Old Business:

-Discussion held in regards to the Variety Store. An actual bid did come in at $94,800.00 and this include the small blue building behind the Variety Store and clean up.

-A letter has been sent to the Zaleski’s regarding cleanup of the building destroyed by fire.

Public Comment:

-Discussion held in regards to a rumor that if a new business were to move into the Village that they would not be able to because we do not have a sewer system. To the best knowledge this is not true but a private septic system may need to be updated.

-Discussion was held in regards to the President’s raise and that if the raise was broken down it would average out to $10.00 per hr. at 25 hrs. per month.

-Discussion held wondering if the Village will seek more bids for the demolition of any blighted buildings. The answer is yes, when the Village has authority to do so they will seek more bids.

-Question asked regarding the Community Foundation and whether or not the monies will be returned back to the foundation if money is ultimately paid back by the previous owner. Likely not but they will look into that.

-The Village had a problem with fireworks over the 4th of July and Bear Lake Days. We currently have nothing stopping them except for calling law enforcement.

Council Members:

-Discussion held in regards to Jared’s pay after taking over for Howard Higley, and also the possibility of hiring a second plow truck driver for the winter months.

-Jackie, Jeff, a member of C.A.B.A, and a member of the planning commission to meet with the Jeff Jocks (Attorney) regarding blight.

-The Clerks new computer should have the entire system backed up and also password protected. Discussion held on the computer staying in a locked office.

-Discussion held in regards to the safety of the camper trailers holding tanks being emptied by anyone other than a licensed expert or the actual campers’ owner.

-Discussion held regarding the $250.00 raise per month, the concern was that the budget does not support it.

Meeting adjourned at 9:07 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: July 15, 2015 Bills to be paid

Kent Health Department – May water samples – $80.00 (WF)
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Miscellaneous- $432.86 (PF)
Thompson Tree – approved Tree Removal and removal of limb from the point in the park. – $6,000 (GF ) $2,475 (MjS) $1,000 (PF)
Bittner/Hyrns – May 20-June 16 – $690.84 (GF)
Elmer’s- Waterline repair -$5,487.00 (WF)
Republic Services – Garbage pickup – $221.46 (PF)
Galaxy Electric- Replace 30 amp receptacle in RV pedestal – $70.00 (PF)
Ginop Sales – Blades – $74.50 (GF)
Barco Products – 3 Grills – $1,152.13 (PF)
Larkin Lawn – Misc. – $37.45 (PF)
PM Technologies – Preventive Maintenance – $377.10 (WF)
Manistee Tire – Valve and Bead Seal – $15.00 ( PF)
Ron Brown & Son’s – Mix for potholes – $62.40 (MjF)

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Village of Bear Lake

SPECIAL MEETING

July 30, 2015

Approved Minutes as corrected on August 19, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Special Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware

Absent: none

Guests: George Schafer, Rick Farfsing, Donna Ronning, Michelle Mortenson, Dylan savela, Paula Preuss, Larry Gibson, Sally Gibson, Russell Vincent, Jeanne Walsh, Lee Vission, Jayna Childs, and Waunita Zaleski.

Correspondence: A letter from Vern and Dendra Best was read into Public Record objecting to the proposed Ordinance.

To: Village of Bear Lake Council

Date: July 28, 2015

Reference: Proposed Junk, Blight and Dangerous Buildings Ordinance

Please accept this letter, and read into the Public Record, as our written objection to the language contained in the proposed Ordinance.

We should preface these comments with our belief that your decision to proceed has probably already been made as this seems to be the customary and usual way this elected body does business.

How refreshing it would be if the Village, for once, created informed consent of the actual residents of the Village, many of whom probably have no idea this is even in the works, especially as you have not published any of your Meeting Minutes in 2015.

Have you already met and made the decision that many of your constituents are ‘undesirable’? What pray constitutes an ‘undesirable neighborhood’? If it’s folks who earn less than $50k there sure are a lot of us here.

We might be wrong, to be generous this might simply be taking a sledgehammer to crack an obvious ‘falling down Downtown’ tough nut? If that is the case then a far less contentious, and less obviously elitist and discriminatory, approach would have been to simply create a stand alone piece to address just that?

In it’s current form, you, as an elected body, are seeking to give yourself unlimited power to inflict your own income standards, morality beliefs, landscaping aesthetics on the citizens who pay your salaries.

How refreshing it would have been to have public transparency and public discourse over the thorny issue of Downtown? Instead you have included such foolishness as the ‘8”’ rule for ground cover – will you be supplying an approved list of bedding plants?

An independent legal opinion of the contents of the draft is that many of the provisions are either simply unaffordable, unenforceable or plain unconstitutional.

A single legal challenge will wipe out what little is left of the Village Fund balance. He wonders too how, if you create this official ‘permission slip’ to come in and out after 180 days, that would not constitute a Public Record and result in an enterprising burglar FOIA’ing a ‘to do’ list?

If your intent is to gentrify this community you will drive many residents out. If your intent is to create a Bear Lake Country Club with manicured sterile uniformity then we will all find this a sad and unforgiving place to live.

We hope we are wrong and that people who live here will never be judged by their income. And we will never find an ‘enforcer’ snooping around our back yard with a measuring stick.

We hope residents will be judged not by the condition of their yards and siding but by the ethics they espouse within their hearts.

Also, if anyone thinks one of the downtown buildings would be a cool place to hang out for an ‘immoral act’ – what exactly would that entail?”

Jackie Johnson went through the Proposed Blight, Junk, and Dangerous Buildings Ordinance. Public comment was welcomed. Citizens were concerned with the new ordinance and whether or not the failure to comply will result in penalties or if it will be like the last ordinance, were (Correction) where nothing was ever done. Various changes will be made to the Ordinance. Jackie Johnson will talk with the attorney and a final draft with the changes will be ready by August 5, 2015. A Special Meeting was scheduled for 08/05/2015 at 6:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall. The final draft will be available for review and discussion.

Meeting Adjourned at 9:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Melanie Ware, Clerk

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Village of Bear Lake

SPECIAL MEETING

August 5, 2015

Approved Minutes

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Special Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 6:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware

Absent: none

Guests: Aaron Wissner, Wendy Mann, Sheila Wissner, Carol Merrill, Rick Farfsing, Donna Ronning, Wilamenia Adams, David Adams, Dylan Savela, Jeanne Walsh, Rodney Gee, Don Raiff,  and Cindi McPherson.

The meeting was called to order and as we began going through the changes that were made it was discovered that the changes had been made but the computer did not save them. Discussion was held on the changes that are going to be made.

The enforcement officer will be one of the council members.

Aaron Wissner expressed concern regarding the rummage that is taking over the sidewalks.

Enforcement officers cannot enter a private property but view only.

A Special meeting was scheduled for August 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to finish the new ordinance.

Meeting Adjourned at 6:38 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Melanie Ware, Clerk

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Village of Bear Lake

SPECIAL MEETING

August 12, 2015

Approved Minutes

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Special Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 6:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Jenene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware

Absent: none

Guests: Donna Ronning, Randy Homan, Jeanne Walsh, Vern Best, Rick Farfsing, Carol Merrill, Sally King, Jayna Childs, Fred Fox, Tom & Sue Hammond.

Jackie Johnson went through the Proposed Blight, Junk, and Dangerous Buildings Ordinance changes that were made. Public comment was welcomed. There were concerns regarding some of the definitions within the New Ordinance. Discussion held in regards to the Dismantled Vehicle Ordinance.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the New Blight, Junk, and Dangerous Buildings Ordinance with corrections. Motion carried.

Meeting Adjourned at 7:43 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Melanie Ware, Clerk

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Village of Bear Lake

REGULAR MEETING August 19, 2015

As Corrected on 9/16/2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning.

Absent: None

Guests: Rick Farfsing, Liz Raiff, Jeanne Walsh, Barb Farfsing, Cindi McPherson and Sally King.

Regular Meeting Minutes for July 15, 2015 and Special Meeting Minutes for July 30, 2015, August 5, 2015, and August 12, 2015: Motioned by Bass Seconded by Gee to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

            Building Fund            0

            Equipment Fund        3,627.39

            General Fund              48,043.43

            Minor Street Fund      19,012.47

            Major Street Fund       33,401.00

            Park Fund       36,110.11

            Water Fund                  15,157.50

            Museum Fund              0

            Savings – Honor Bank      25,968.550

            CD – Honor Bank              32,651.07-corrected from July 15, 2015        

            MMA                                   10,026.32 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Bass seconded by Ronning to pay bills as written. Motion carried.

Major Street 07/01/2015-07/31/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 07/01/2015-07/31/2015 =$0.00

Park Fund 07/01/2015-07/31/2015 =$1,437.00

Water Fund 07/01/2015-07/31/2015 =$564.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$2,001.00

New Business:

Motion by Bass seconded by Johnson to hire Mead & Hunt (H20 in Motion) to perform monthly water sample testing and on call water system operator. Motion carried.

Motion by Hyrns seconded by Johnson that the village Council does not get paid for the August 5, 2015 Special Meeting. Motion carried.

Park: A few trees in the park came down during the storm. Thompson Tree Removal had them cleaned up in no time.

Trees: A couple tree lims limbs Corrected came down on Lynn St. and on Maple St., they were also cleaned up by Thompson Tree Removal.

Streets: None.

Water: The Village was approved for the grant ($2.6 mill.) and a loan (1.4 mill) at 1.1% interest for 40 years. Discussion held on the Well Ordinance and its completion date.

Equipment: None.

Museum: None.

Blight: The Bear Lake Community Alliance site is currently in front of 1,500+ people. Growth and awareness are important.

Planning Commission:  Planning Commission met last week. Waiting on dates for a Community Vision Session, also discussion held in regards to some possible upgrades for the Hopkins Park.

-Discussion held in regards to the New Ordinance that was passed on August 12, 2015. The Dismantled Vehicle Ordinance will be incorporated into the new Blight Ordinance.

-The Village of Bear Lake is seeking applicants for a part-time, seasonal maintenance and snow plow driver. Ads will be placed in the Manistee News Advocate, Indeed.com, and craigslist.com.

Old Business:

-The New Village Blight Ordinance was approved at the August 12, 2015 Special Meeting.

-Follow up discussion regarding whether or not Jared Bair can be emptying the holding tanks in the campers, yes it is legal per a discussion with the DEQ.

Public Comment:

-Email was read from Jason Evans in regards to the hiring of Jared Bair (Presidents son), and also wondering if the Village takes bids for Tree Removal or if the job always goes to Thompson Tree Removal.

-Jeanne Walsh mentioned that the Village gave the Museum $3,000 to preserve the Village’s past, and asked if the Village has considered donating to the Bear Lake Village Blight Elimination Fund to preserve the future of Bear Lake.

Council Members:

-None.

Meeting adjourned at 8:15 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: August 19, 2015 Bills to be paid

Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Miscellaneous- $782.24 (PF)
Thompson Tree – Brush pick-up 10hrs=$800.00(GF), Cut & remove tree on Smith St. $2000.00 (MjF), Cut willows and Cedar trees from Park $2,600.00 (PF), Maple limb on Lynn St. $200.00(MjF), Limb by Lynn and Cody $100.00 (MjF) total= $5,700.00
Northern Fire & Safety – Annual Inspection $44.00 (GF)
Bear Lake Vehicle Service Center – Repairs on 92 Ford – $994.34 (MjF)
Personal Plumbing – Replace Valve at Christy Johnson’s – $93.03 (WF)
Forbes Sanitation – Pump of Holding Tanks -$270.00 (PF)
Bittner/Hyrns – July 23- July 30, 2015- review of notice of Grant – $204.75 (WF)
DEQ – Water testing for backflow – $130.00 (WF)
Our Field of Dreams – Annuals and Misc. – $112.88 (GF)
Republic Services – Garbage pickup 07/01-07/31/2015 – $244.64 (PF)
GT Packaging – supplies – $203.96  (PF)
Haviland – Bleach – $460.50 (WF)
Staples – Village Computer, Word, Excel software, Warranty, 1 year virus protection, cassettes, 2 Toners for copier, Copy machine. $1,018.57 (GF)

Village of Bear Lake

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REGULAR MEETING

September 16, 2015

Draft Minutes

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

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

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Melanie Ware Staff: Donna Ronning, Jared Bair.

Absent: None

Guests: Rick Farfsing, Liz & Don Raiff, Barb Farfsing, Jeff Harthun, Pauline Jaquish.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the September 16, 2015 Agenda. Motion carried.

Regular Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2015 Motioned by Bass Seconded by Gee to accept the minutes with corrections. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Johnson seconded by Ronning to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried. 

            Building Fund            0

            Equipment Fund        3,627.43

            General Fund             48,717.80

            Minor Street Fund    19,012.63

            Major Street Fund    32,906.18

            Park Fund       34,024.27

            Water Fund                15,157.50

            Museum Fund                     0

            Savings – Honor Bank       25,968.50

            CD – Honor Bank              32,651.07          

            MMA                                    10,026.96 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Motion by Bass seconded by Gee to pay bills as written. Motion carried.

Major Street 08/01/2015-08/31/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 08/01/2015-08/31/2015 =$0.00

Park Fund 08/01/2015-0/31/2015 =$1,202.50

Water Fund 08/01/2015-08/31/2015 =$338.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$1,540.50

New Business:

Motion by Hyrns seconded by Gee to do $3,000.00 in repairs to the sidewalks, $2,000.00 to be paid out of the General Fund and $1,000.00 to be paid out of the Major Street Fund. Motion carried.

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to extend the Museums lease to 35 years. Motion carried.

Motion by Bass seconded by Gee for Carver Edwards and Ron Ronning to make decisions in regards to repairs needed for the Bear Lake Museum. They are the authority. Motion carried.

Motion by Hyrns seconded by Bass to approve the Prohibition of use of Groundwater Ordinance. Edwards – yes, Hyrns- yes, Ronning – yes, Gee – No, Bass – yes, Johnson- yes, Bair – Yes. Motion carried.

Motion by Gee seconded by Bass to change the time of the Bear Lake Village meetings to 7:00 p.m. Motion carried.

Motion by Gee seconded by Ronning to appoint Jackie Thomas to the Bear Lake Village’s Planning Commission. Motion carried.

Park: The Park Committee is going to meet to discuss the Campground Manager and Hosts.

Trees: None.

Streets: Looked at sidewalk bids and discussion was held regarding the breakdown of what residents pay for and what the Village is responsible for. Also discussion regarding what portion is paid for out of the General Fund and the Street Fund.

Water: Discussion was held in regards to the New Well Prohibition Ordinance. A motion was passed.

Equipment: None.

Museum: Jeff Harthun discussed options for repairs to be done to the museum and also mentioned that the Village might want to consider doing repairs to the Hall side at the same time. Sealed bids will be accepted.

Blight: Working on the Civil Infraction Ordinance

Planning Commission:  Planning Commission has been meeting and they are working on a few projects.

Discussion held in regards to the FOIA Policy. Board members are to review it and request corrections prior to the next meeting.

Old Business:

A part-time helper was hired for the park. We received 5 applications for the part-time plow truck driver. Interviews will take place in the next week.

Public Comment:

-none

Council Members:

-None.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Melanie Ware, Clerk

Bills To Be Paid: August 19, 2015 Bills to be paid

Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Miscellaneous- $143.01 (PF)
Republic Services – Garbage pickup 08/01-08/31/2015 – $205.50 (PF)
Ron Brown & Sons – top soil – 180.36
Ron Brown & Sons – 6A Natural – 196.80
Pioneer Group – Blight Ordinance – $182.75
Jackpine – Website – $355.00 (GF)
McBride Septic Systems – Miss Dig, Water break, water turn on- $655.00 (MjF)
Mead & Hunt – Billed hours – $566.67 –
Reimburse Jeff Bair for a replacement chain – $19.07

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Village of Bear Lake REGULAR MEETING

October 21, 2015

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, and Don Hyrns(late arrival) Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Cindi McPherson Staff: Jared Bair.

Absent: None

Guests: Barb Farfsing, Pauline Jaquish, Greg McPherson and Donna Ronning

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the October 21, 2015 Agenda. Motion carried.

Public Comment: Pauline Jaquish gave a update on Sparkle in the Park.  The east entrance of the park will be closed

Regular Meeting Minutes for August 19, 2015 Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Gee to accept the minutes as written. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report: 

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.     

           FUND NAME GRAND TOTAL

            Building Fund              0

            Equipment Fund         3,627.61

            Minor Street Fund     19,776.45

            Major Street Fund      34,545.66

            Park Fund                    32,545.50

            Water Fund                  12,791.72

            Museum Fund            0

            General Fund              73,654.64

            CD – Honor Bank        32,651.07          

            MMA                              10,027.62 (Formerly Huntington Account)

            Savings – Honor Bank            25,968.22

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to pay bills as written. Motion carried.

Jeff made announcement that Melanie Ware, Village Clerk, has resigned her position as clerk.  Jeff recommended the deputy clerk, Cindi McPherson, for replacement of Clerk.  Motion made by Bass and seconded by Ronning to appoint the Deputy Clerk, Cindi McPherson, new Clerk for the remainder of the term.  Term ending November 2016.

Jeff has taken steps with attorney to make the Treasurer and Clerk from elected positions to appointed positions.  They are not

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 = $0.00

Minor Street 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$0.00

Park Fund 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$0.00

Water Fund 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$0.00

Total to transfer to General Fund=$0.00

NEW BUSINESS:

Maintenance Personnel Report: Jared Bair

Park Report, Water Report, General Report and Equipment Report

Report will be found in October 2015 Minutes folder.

Park: No meeting this month. Donna Ronning retired. Thank you! Park committee will meet to discuss hiring of a Park Host replacement or Park Manager.

Trees: None. One tree/branch did come down.

Streets: None

Water: Village is approved for grant, waiting for monies from next year’s budget from grant.

Equipment: Plow truck needs repair/costing more for yearly repairs, need to replace.  Jeff & Jared meeting with USRDA regarding application(s) for grant money. Plow truck & three bay building for storage & community blight. Current truck storage building will cost a lot to repair. Looking to put this under the Recreation Department grant.

Sidewalks: Don Hyrns reported; total bill is $4090, resident’s sidewalks needing repair will pay half, $1286.  Village bill approx.. $2800.

Museum:  35 year lease, our attorney advises against but will do.  Village will have whole building sprayed for bugs in Spring 2016.  Museum is requesting village pays for painting of trim & steeple. Discussion was held. Bids will go out for this project.

Blight/CABA: Barb Farfsing asked for village council financial support in thanking AES (Alliance for Economic Success) for their support& help and continued funding for community projects. A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Bass to send a $300 check to AES. Supported by six (6), non-support one (1)

A motion by Bass and seconded by Ronning to support AES, Explore the Shores projects. 

Barb Farfsing presented a Blight Ordinance Compliant form for the community to report blight within the village.  A motion by Ronning was made to accept this and seconded by Bass.  Supported by six (6), non-support by one (1).

Planning Commission:  Planning Commission has been meeting and they are working on a few projects.

Continue advertising in the Manistee County Visitor Guide, $365, was placed on hold this and find different ways to advertise.  Will look at this again next month.

Bair presented a recommendation of anyone receiving compensation (salary or hourly) from the village to turn in a time sheet/recorded hours worked on a weekly basis.  A motion was made by Gee to accept and seconded by Johnson, supported by all.  Bair will be keeping regular hours at Village Hall 1pm -3pm.

Bair recommended the village is charged for water usage at park, village offices, & triangle. Discussion on water turn off at curbside and water rate increase starting next quarter, letter to be sent to residents.

A motion was made by Bass and seconded by Gee not to charge for turn offs/turn on from curbside.  Supported by all.

Maintenance/Water Supervisor Compensation – Bair recommends this compensation package. Bair also recommends hiring of Jeremy Breitner as sub snow plow driver.  Recommendation sheet information filed in October Minutes folder. Motion made by Johnson to accept the Maintenance/Water Supervisor Compensation package and Village Maintenance Assistants, seconded by Ronning, supported by all.

Motion was made Bass and seconded by Johnson to accept the Civil Infraction & Citations Municipal Ordinance Violation Bureau. Supported by six (6) one (1) non-support.

Old Business:

Bryson Waller was hired as Jared’s assistant in the Maintenance Department.  25 -30 hrs.a week.  Works in budget

Public Comment:

-none

Council Members:

-None.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Respectfully Submitted, 

Cindi McPherson, Clerk

Bills to be paid – October 21, 2015

Bear Lake Ace Hardware – Miscellaneous- $378.68 (GF)
Republic Services – Garbage pickup 09/01-09/30/2015 – $203.46 (PF)

Pioneer Group – Blight Ordinance – under payment last month $97.15

Auto Value – $113.10

Thompson Tree Removal – $1,480 Tree removal

Bittner/Jennings – $144.90 Billable hrs.

Northwoods Business forms -$376.60

Bear Lake Vehicle Service – $150.00

West Michigan Power Wash – $105.00

Pioneer Printing Company – $59.00

Staples – Tapes/Ink office supplies – $148.36 (past due $75)

Elmer’s – $5,875.00 – water leak from last winter, Stewart & US-31

OMS Compliance Services – $3.75

Manistee Tire Services – $294.00

Ginop Sales – $209.88 Park fund – lawn mower blades

Kent County Health Department $64.00

Fleis Vanden Brink $2760.00 (June)

Northern chain – $375.00 Major St. Salter fixed

Mead & Hunt – $656.95 Water cross connection

Mead & Hunt – $2,012.93 Water testing & flushing

Absolute Saftey – $25 (Dec. random drug testing – Howard) [NB – this is for service provided in December 2014: information provided by Clerk]

DEQ – $119 – campground license

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Village of Bear Lake Council  REGULAR MEETING November 18, 2015

Bear Lake Village Hall

Unapproved

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Cindi McPherson Staff: Jared Bair.

Absent: Don Hyrns

Guests: Sally King, David Reed, Greg McPherson and Donna Ronning

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to accept the November 18, 2015 Agenda. Motion carried.

Public Comment: McPherson read email from Christie Johnson, discussed, placed on file.

Regular Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2015 Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Gee to accept the minutes as written. Motion Carried.

Treasurer’s Report:

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.

FUND NAME GRAND TOTAL

Building Fund 0

Equipment Fund 3,627.65

Minor Street Fund 19,776.65

Major Street Fund 33,704.78

Park Fund 30,334.24

Water Fund 7,559.03

Museum Fund 0

General Fund 65,005.84

CD – Honor Bank 32,651.07

MMA 10,027.32 (Formerly Huntington Account)

Savings – Honor Bank 25,968.22

Motion by Ronning seconded by Johnson to pay bills as written. Motion carried.

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 = $98.50

Minor Street 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$00.00

Park Fund 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$1,229.00

Water Fund 09/01/2015-09/30/2015 =$331.50

Total to transfer to General Fund=$1,659.00

Committee Reports:

Maintenance Personnel Report: Jared Bair

Park Report, Water Report, General Report and Equipment Report

Report will be found in November 2015 Minutes folder.

Park:

Jeff has contacted lawyer in regards to portion of land that is rented by the Marina. Letters sent, response from land owner, Jeff recommended we put this on hold until December meeting, give owners time to converse and settle.

Job posting for part-time park manger and camp ground host will be posted on village website.

Discussion on moving trash area to an enclosed area in over flow lot.

Raising seasonal rate from &1,700 to $1,800. Daily rate from $22 to $25. Special pricing during off season times. Make sign for center boat parking only.

Park advertising in Manistee County Visitor magazine again this year, same as last years.

Trees:

One tree/branch did come down by The Pioneer Press

Streets: None

Water:

Same as October meeting; village is approved for grant, waiting for monies from next year’s budget from grant.

Equipment:

The village truck will be needing new tires. Johnson made a motion to replace tires, Bass seconded it. Approved by all.

Sidewalks: No report

Museum: No report

Blight/CABA:

Bair reported there is $18k in the Blight Fund that is through AES.

Bair report that he has been contacted by a real estate agent regard the Huntington and Variety store buildings.

Bair reported he met with county treasurer in regards to options for the Variety building.

The old Phillips gas station is waiting for an inspection before it can be torn down.

Planning Commission: Next meeting December 8, 2015 4:30pm at the Village Hall.

New Business:

A motion was made by Gee and seconded by Bass to pay the Per Parcel amount, Manistee County Board of Commissioners Ways & Means Committee. Tax map and assessment roll maintenance, tax rolls, tax bills and computer service performed by the Manistee County Equalization Department and County Treasurer’s Office. All in favor.

Hazardous Mitigation Plan

Manistee County is asking the village to adapt an Emergency Plan. The village would need to have a plan to get any FEMA money in case of an emergency. This was tabled until next month.

A new lock is needed for front door of the Village Hall. Motion to replace lock was made by Ronning, seconded by Bass. Supported by all. Bair will contact a lock smith.

Old Business: None

Public Comment:

Sally King would like to look as ways to make Hopkins park accessible for larger RV’s. Donna Ronning suggested a fish cleaning station at Hopkin’s Park.

Council Members:

-None.

Upcoming Events and Announcements:

Saturday, November 28, 2015 is opening night for Sparkle in the Park and Small Business Saturday – come out and support your community – Bair

Turkey Dinner at Bear Lake United Methodist Church on Thanksgiving Day, 12:30p – 3p

Meeting adjourned at 8:17p

Respectfully Submitted,

Cindi McPherson, Village Clerk

Bills to be paid – November 18, 2015

Absolute Safety – $278.35 Safety Equipment – General Fund
Bear Lake Ace Hardware – $370.09 – General Fund
Personal Plumbing – $50.00 unstick zone valve – General Fund
Michigan Department of Eviro Quaility (DEQ)- $598.63 (due yearly) Water Fund
Elmer’s $88.13 finance late charge – Water Fund
Blarney Castle BL Vehicle Service Center – $2,292.37 Repair dump truck- Major Street
Auto Value – $21.18, $7.82 & $24.69 Major Fund
Brown & Son’s -$50.94 Topsoil – General Fund
IRS – $380.48 June payment – General Fund
Bear Lake Improvement Board – $441.00 Milfoil – Park Fund
McBride Septic System – $2,380.00- replace curb stop & leak shut –Water Fund
Haviland Products Co. – $430.50 Bleach – Water Fund
Mead & Hunt – $980.70 Sampling – Water Fund
Staples – $199.99 Quick Books Pro 20 – General Fund
Republic Services – $188.88 General Fund
Thompson Tree Removal $100 General Fund
Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks -$60.00 Village Clerk membership to MML – General Fund

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The following Minutes were supplied by the Village Clerk today (01/18/16).

Village of Bear Lake Council  REGULAR MEETING  December 16, 2015

Bear Lake Village Hall 

Unapproved 

Pledge of Allegiance – said by all.

The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.

Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Ron Ronning, Carver Edwards, Don Hyrns, Peggy Bass, Jackie Johnson, Janene Gee, Treasurer: Alice Howe, Clerk: Cindi McPherson Staff: Jared Bair.

Absent: None

Guests: Sally King, Greg McPherson, Pauline Jaquish, and Donna Ronning

Motion by Johnson seconded by Bass to accept the December 16, 2015 Agenda. Motion carried.

Public Comment: Jaquish reported on Sparkle in the Park.

Regular Meeting Minutes for October 21, 2015 Motioned by Ronning Seconded by Bass to accept the minutes with correction. Motion Carried.

Maintenance Personnel Report: Jared Bair

 Park Report, Water Report, General Report and Equipment Report

 Report will be found in December 2015 Minutes folder.

Treasurer’s Report: Read and on file

Motion by Bass seconded by Ronning to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Motion carried.

FUND NAME

  • Building Fund      0  
  • Equipment Fund  3,627.68 
  • Minor Street Fund   19,776.83
  • Major Street Fund      32,044.86
  • Park Fund   26,922.54
  • Water Fund   9,951.63
  • Museum Fund      0
  • General Fund    63,959.22
  • CD – Honor Bank   32,651.07
  • MMA     10,023.96 (Formerly Huntington Account)
  • Savings – Honor Bank  25,968.22

Bills to be paid – motion by Bass, seconded by Johnson, motion carried. 

List of Bills to be Paid can be found at the end of the minutes

Reimbursement to the General Fund:

Major Street 11/01/2015-11/30/2015 = $104.50
Minor Street 11/01/2015-11/30/2015 =$52.50
Park Fund 11/01/2015-11/30/2015 =$919.00
Water Fund 11/01/2015-11/30/2015 =$543.50
Total to transfer to General Fund=$1,619.00

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Park: 

  • Jeff reported a payment of $1000 was received from the marina’s owner on the lease/easement agreement. They will continue to pay $1000 a month until paid off.  $720 is due yearly.
  • Job posting for part-time park manager – no inquiries at this time.
  • Jeff will monitor park phone for reservations in January

Trees – No Report

Streets – No Report

Water –

  • Same as October meeting; village is approved for grant, waiting for monies from next year’s budget from grant.
  • DEQ meeting – report was good.

Equipment:

The village pick-up truck has new tires

Sidewalks:

Work to begin in Spring due to weather.

Museum:

  • Report by Jaquish – Contractor to start in Spring 2016.
  • Hope to open for Bear Lake Days 2016
  • Attorney not in favor of 35 year lease but will do one.
  • A motion was made by Ronning and seconded by Johnson to go with a 35 year lease.  All in favor.
  • Old museum blank checks from past checking account will be destroyed.
  • Motion was made by Ronning, seconded by Johnson to go ahead with 35 year lease for the museum.  All in favor.

Blight/CABA:

  • The old Phillips gas station is waiting for permits before it can be torn down.
  • Update on blight buildings/permits/purchases.

Planning Commission:

AES meeting at Crystal Mountain to attract new business & employees.  Jeff Bair will attend & open to council members

NEW BUSINESS:

  • Bair read resignation letter from Alice Howe, village treasurer, effective December 31, 2015.
  • Two white small banquet tables will be purchase from Howe for $20 & used in village hall for public information.
  • 2016 Village Council Meetings dates, motion by Bass, seconded by Gee. Approved, all in favor.
  • A copy of the public comments from the AES November meeting was presented.
  • A motion was made by Johnson and seconded by Hyrns to destroy audio tapes of meeting after minutes have been approved.  The council may at it’s option & upon motion/approval of Village Council direct clerk to maintain tapes for a different period of time.
  • Johnson made a motion to accept Bear Lake Village and Bear Lake Township Joint Resolution. Seconded by Hyrns.  All in favor
  • A motion was made by Hyrns to purchase a plow pick-up truck from the village of Mesick for use of small plow jobs in the village. Up to $3000, funds will come out of Park Funds. Seconded by Johnson.  All in favor.
  • MDOT Road money was reported on by Bair
  • It was approved to get a drop box for the village hall.
  • Motion was made by Johnson to give a holiday bonus to Jared Bair($200) and Waller($100) and $500 to Michelle Mortenson for her consulting work with the new village clerk.  Bair/Waller out of Park Fund and Mortenson from General Fund.  Seconded by Bass.  All in favor.

OLD BUSINESS:

  • A motion was made by Ronning to offer health insurance to Jared Bair, Village Maintenance employee.  Seconded by Gee.  Bair accepted.
  • The 2015 Manistee County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan was adopted. Motion made by Johnson and seconded by Ronning.  All in favor.  Tabled from last month
  • Marina Lease, Jeff Bair will have attorney draw up a promissory note to be signed by Marina business owner for remaining part of balance due.  Monies received go to Park Fund.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

COUNCIL MEMBERS: None

Upcoming Events and Announcements:

  • Community Dinner at Bear Lake United Methodist Church on Thursday 12/17/15, 5p – 6:30p
  • 1st Varsity Bear Lake Basketball game 12/17/15

Meeting adjourned at 8:30p

Respectfully Submitted, 

Cindi McPherson, Village Clerk

Bills to be paid – November 18, 2015

  • Absolute Safety – $278.35 Safety Equipment – General Fund
  • Bear Lake Ace Hardware – $370.09 – General Fund
  • Personal Plumbing – $50.00 unstick zone valve – General Fund
  • Michigan Department of Eviro Quaility (DEQ)- $598.63 (due yearly) Water Fund
  • Elmer’s $88.13 finance late charge – Water Fund
  • Blarney Castle BL Vehicle Service Center – $2,292.37 Repair dump truck- Major Street
  • Auto Value – $21.18, $7.82 & $24.69 Major Fund
  • Brown & Son’s -$50.94  Topsoil – General Fund
  • IRS – $380.48  June payment – General Fund
  • Bear Lake Improvement Board – $441.00  Milfoil – Park Fund
  • McBride Septic System – $2,380.00- replace curb stop & leak shut –Water Fund
  • Haviland Products Co. – $430.50  Bleach – Water Fund
  • Mead & Hunt – $980.70 Sampling – Water Fund
  • Staples – $199.99 Quick Books Pro 20 – General Fund
  • Republic Services – $188.88 General Fund
  • Thompson Tree Removal $100  General Fund
  • Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks -$60.00  Village Clerk membership to MML – General Fund

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