Village of Bear Lake holds 2 additional Planning Commission Meetings

The Village have forwarded Minutes (01/11/2018) from two additional meetings held in November and December. These were not listed on http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/planning-commission.html

A meeting notice was placed at the Village of Bear Lake Post Office.

Both can be found on http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/events.html

The November Meeting is listed as being held on Sunday November 12, 2017. It should be noted that the Village President may not be a member of the Planning Commission.

Village of Bear Lake Planning Commission
November 14, 2017 Village Hall
Approved Minutes
Meeting called to order at 5pm by Chairperson, Farfsing
Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
Roll Call: Farfsing (via phone), McPherson, Walter, Beaver and Jeff Bair
Absent: None
Adoption of agenda: Motion was made by Walter to accept the agenda, seconded by McPherson, approved by all, motion carried
Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Beaver to approve the minutes from October 10, 2017 seconded by Walter, approved by all, motion carried. Recognition of visitors: No visitors
Visitor comment: None
Old Business:
 Helena Township Traditional Zoning; reviewed this document and discussed each paragraph to what worked for Bear Lake.
New Business:
 Smart Code – reviewed as to what would work with Bear Lake’s master plan.
 Discussed existing Land Issue current & future
 Review of Master Plan and Recreation Plan for next meeting to update sections.
Public Comments: None
Next meeting; December 19, 2017 at Bear Lake Village Hall @ 5pm – new meeting dates will be addressed at this meeting
Adjourned at 6:05pm Respectfully submitted by Cindi McPherson

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Village of Bear Lake Planning Commission
December 19, 2017
Village Hall
Unapproved Minutes

Meeting called to order at 5:20pm by Chairperson, Farfsing
Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.
Roll Call: Farfsing (via phone), McPherson, Walter, Beaver
Absent: Bair
Adoption of agenda: Motion was made by Beaver to accept the agenda with addition, seconded by Walter, approved by all, motion carried
Addition: Definition of Planning Commission and DDA (Downtown Development
Authority)
Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Farfsing to approve the minutes from November 14, 2017 seconded by McPherson, approved by all, motion carried.
Recognition of visitors: No visitors
Visitor comment: None
Old Business:
• Master Plan – will be updating in 2018
• Helena Township Zoning review is on hold.
New Business:
• Set meeting dates for 2018
o A motion was made by Walter to accept the meeting dates for 2018, seconded by McPherson, approved by all, motion carried.
▪ 2018 dates; April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 14, September 11 and October 9, 2018

• Rob Carson from Manistee County Planning Commission has agreed to do the
zoning ordinance for Bear Lake Village at a discounted rate. A letter of recommendation will be presented to the village council to ask for this project to be budgeted for 2018
• Discussion on Definition of Planning Commission & DDA (Downtown Development Authority)
• New action plans for the next 5 years – discussion for April 2018 meeting
Public Comments: None
Next meeting; April 10, 2018 at Bear Lake Village Hall @ 5pm
Adjourned at 6pm
Respectfully submitted by Cindi McPherson