SPECIAL MEETING called by Village of Bear Lake in regards to Two Lakes Sewer Project

The following notice has appeared at the Bear Lake Post Office and on bearlakemichigan.org A copy has not been received at Bear Lake News. At the September TLSA meeting, the Minutes record the following: [New Business: Most of the entities are complete with the boundary list. Coding is the next step to include with the… Read More


October 3, 2018. 7PM Two Lakes Sewer Meeting

Next Meeting is October 3, 2018, at the Bear Lake School Media Center at 7:00 PM.  September 2018 Two Lakes Meeting Minutes TWO LAKE SEWER AUTHORITY REGULAR MEETING WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 Meeting called to order by chairperson David Meister at 7:01 PM Pledge of Allegiance Attendance: Judy Girven, Jeff Harthun, Jeff Bair, Brian Sousa,… Read More

EFCN Webinar on Working Together to Protect Your Drinking Water Source

SEPTEMBER 13, 2018 BY DEIRDRE MASON On Thursday, October 25, 2018, from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (eastern), the Environmental Finance Center Network (EFCN) will host a webinar entitled, “Working Together to Protect Your Drinking Water Source.” The webinar is part of the Smart Management for Small Water Systems program that includes a variety of partners.… Read More


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

Letter to the Village of Bear Lake Council

From: Jeanne Walsh Date: August 14, 2018 at 3:34:15 PM EDT To: “Cindi McPherson, Clerk” <bearlakeclerk@gmail.com> Cc: jeffbair4@gmail.com Subject: Public Comment on Draft Minutes from July Village Council [the Village does not publish Draft Minutes until they are approved – through a FOIA Subscription Bear Lake News receives a copy usually within the 8 business days required under the Michigan… Read More

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

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

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