Evaluating lead/copper issues during water system construction

BearLakeNews suggests all Village residents receive hand delivered notification of the need to continue monitoring and line flushing during construction work. The number of lead (i.e Pb the metal – not ‘lead’ pronounced ‘lead’) service lines and/or connective brass fittings and fixtures is unknown within the Village water system and older village properties. Confusion arises… Read More

Village of Bear Lake: Water System Updates

A number of subscribers have asked who to contact to complain about the following: behavior of meter installers speeding construction vehicles lack of signage or safety barriers lack of information of which streets are closed or restricted. The Village has declined to provide this information on its own web site. To contact Fleis Vandenbrink, Ken… Read More

Village of Bear Lake – Water System updates

A number of subscribers have been asking where to find up to date information on the daily work schedules for the Village of Bear Lake water system construction progress. The Village web site has minimal information. http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/ ATTENTION BEAR LAKE VILLAGE RESIDENTS… STREET WORK FOR THE WATER WELL PROJECT IS BEGINNING! On Friday, June 8, asphalt grinding… Read More

State of Michigan proposed revised lead/copper rule

http://michiganradio.org/post/mdeq-releases-watered-down-lead-and-copper-standard May 11, 2018: “The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality updated its proposed lead and copper rule to allow utilities more flexibility in scheduling replacement of lead service lines. It also increased the lead action level from the original 10 parts per billion to 12 ppb. The federal action level is 15. Under the initial… Read More

May 14, 2018. Village of Bear Lake Special Meeting

There has been no explanation of why a stand alone Motion was required to allow the Village President and Clerk to sign contracts for the water system. The following is contained in the 2 Resolutions passed in February. Water Revenue RES Bond Authorizing Resolution feb 27 2018 Loan Resolution Feb 27 2018 “(d) “Authorized Officer,”… Read More

Village of Bear Lake: March 28, 2018 DRAFT Minutes

The following were received on April 5, 2018. Unapproved Minutes March 28 2018 Reg meeting Village of Bear Lake Council REGULAR MEETING. March 28, 2018 Bear Lake Village Hall Unapproved Minutes The regular meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:08 p.m. at the Village Hall.… Read More

Village of Bear Lake: Special Meeting. 7 PM Tuesday February 27, 2018

Proposed Agenda SPECIAL VILLAGE COUNCIL MEETING WATER SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT PROJECT And additional items February 27, 2018 7pm at the Village Office 12376 Virginia Street Bear Lake, MI Call to order and pledge Roll call Adoption of agenda Public comment: (2 minute per person for discussion) Business:  Water System Improvement Project o Award construction contracts… Read More

Requesting information concerning the proposed Water Improvement Project

On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM, Trudgeon, Sonya – RD, East Lansing, MI <sonya.trudgeon@mi.usda.gov>wrote: July 18, 2017 TO:                        Mr. Vern Best Dear Mr. Best: This is to update you on the status of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request that was received in our office on June 22, 2017.  In accordance with Executive… Read More