For those who believe they are powerless to make their voices heard For those who believe they are powerless to make a difference For those who see their lives being manipulated by behind the scenes interests of others For those unwilling to let others speak for them You have real power – register to vote!… Read More
In a recent post the 2017 IRS reports of salaries and wages were reported. Obtained by FOIA – the total paid out in 2017 was $92,656.12 (including withholding and SIT) In September the State of Michigan Department of Treasury published the FY2017-18 Village of Bear Lake Audit. The major portions are below but one relevant… Read More
Both August 7, 2018 Proposals passed by narrow margins and may be contested. 1 for invalid language – Voters approved the ordinance by a vote of 52-31, out of 83 total votes. 2 for posting errors – Voters approved the proposal in a close race by a vote of 48-36, out of 84 total votes.
In spite of the error in language the principle to be decided by Village voters is whether to continue electing the Clerk and Treasurer Officers or convert the positions to paid appointees. The Pros and Cons have been discussed in a prior post. Here we will look at the duties, ethics and responsibilities of each… Read More
On August 7, 2018 Village registered voters will see two Proposals on the Ballot called as the result of voters asking for a say on two items passed by the Village of Bear Lake Council. [The threshold is 10%. It is believed @25% of current registered voters signed] In both Proposals the result will impact the… Read More
2018-PA-0087 [PDF] http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/publicact/htm/2018-PA-0087.htm Act No. 87 Public Acts of 2018 Approved by the Governor March 26, 2018 Filed with the Secretary of State March 26, 2018. EFFECTIVE DATE: June 24, 2018 STATE OF MICHIGAN 99TH LEGISLATURE REGULAR SESSION OF 2018 Introduced by Senators Stamas, Shirkey and Brandenburg ENROLLED SENATE BILL No. 591 AN ACT to amend 1895 PA 3, entitled “An act to provide… Read More
http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/uploads/5/4/9/9/54996547/water_info_session.pdf Are we interested? $1.8m debt proposed. If you want answers of how we got to here this is your opportunity to ask. Thursday, October 13, 7pm at Bear Lake High School.