Outside ‘the box’ Bear Lake – veterans housing

Sustainable, affordable, P3 (Public Private Partnership) projects have long been discussed by a consortium of local residents who have a vested interest and the expertise to offer alternative options for the Village of Bear Lake. Their efforts created the following alternative scenario for a viable Downtown without crippling the current 200+ residents with long term… Read More

MSHDA Blight Elimination Program – Notice of Funding Availability

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) is seeking proposals in support of targeted demolition activity within local units of governments across Michigan with the goal of initiating or triggering private investment and development; supporting current investment and development; promoting public safety, and/or stabilizing and increasing the property values of the project area­.     Award… Read More

Calling all Village of Bear Lake residents

Volunteer Position The Village of Bear Lake is looking to fill a volunteer position for the Manistee County Planning Department. The County Planning Commission has recommended the formation of a representative from each local unit of government wishing to participate in trail development at a countywide and local level. This volunteer position would represent The… Read More

JOB DESCRIPTION Blight Enforcement Officer

[This item may be discussed at Wednesday July 20 Village Council Meeting] Village of Bear Lake JOB DESCRIPTION Blight Enforcement Officer Reports to: Blight Committee Chair, Village President, Village Council Overview: The Blight Enforcement Officer is the chief enforcement officer for the Village Blight Ordinance. Duties: Monitor and enforce Village of Bear Lake’s Blight Ordinance… Read More

Bear Lake Community Lighting Competition

BEAR LAKE LIGHTING CONTESTS Bear Lake area residents and businesses are encouraged to help make the 10th Anniversary of Sparkle in the Park even more special this year. The Bear Lake Promoters are sponsoring lighting contests for residential and business categories. Winners will receive Bear Lake Bucks that can be spent in most Bear Lake… Read More

2014 Nancy Ann Memorial Walk to benefit Bear Lake Fire and EMS

All proceeds donated to the Local Bear Lake Township Fire Department EVENT CONTACT: Christa Lutz 231-233-7478 Race Location:   Bear Lake Softball Fields Entry Donation: Click here to Download  2014 Registration for Nancy’s Walk-Run  Pre-Registration (by August 11, 2014) $15.00 includes a T-Shirt. Race Day Registration $20.00 includes a T-Shirt while supplies last. Registration is 8:45-9:30 am. Send… Read More