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Village of Bear Lake: Financial Statements

In prior articles we have reported that the State of Michigan Department of Treasury has declined to accept a Qualifying Statement – a request to exceed the normal % of debt through borrowing – due to an abnormally high % of delinquent property tax payments. (Village Minutes recently stated this as 25%) tl41R01AuditingProceduresReport tl41R01Audit2017 tl41R01FiscalReport… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: Agenda October 17, 2018

The following was received at 7pm October 16, 2018. Clerk’s Report 10-17-18 Proposed agenda October 17, 2018 T Report September 30, 2018 Unapproved Sept 19 2018 minutes VILLAGE OF BEAR LAKE COUNCIL RULES OF AGENDA Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting October 17, 2018  7 p.m. – Village Office CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: September 19, 2018 Meeting

The Village does not record its meetings and has refused to reconsider following numerous requests. The volunteer who usually supplies a recording, if the Village activates it’s telephone callin line, was unable to do so this month due to a medical issue. Another community member attempted to callin and was unable to do so. The… Read More

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Village of Bear Lake: September 19, 2018 Agenda

AGENDA Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting September 19, 2018 7 p.m. – Village Office CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL ADOPTION of AGENDA • Additions PUBLIC COMMENT: Any agenda item ONLY (two (2)-minute maximum) Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person. CORRESPONDENCE: REPORTS/DISCUSSION MINUTES… Read More

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Who we are. What we know. Part III: Public Service

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

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Village of Bear Lake: Who we are, and why it matters. Part 1

The following is a US Census snapshot of the 261 people who live in the Village of Bear Lake. (down from 286 in 2010) In the 5 Year review of the years 2012-2016 this was further broken down: Median Household Income $ 26,964 Source: 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates Persons in poverty, percent 42.5… Read More