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 proposal, lead service line replacement would be based on water testing results, and utilities would be required to replace those lines within 20 years. The revised rule requires replacement of all lead service lines regardless of tested lead levels, but allows utilities to incorporate the work into their regular maintenace schedules.

Randy Roost, principal planner of Water Operations for the Lansing Board of Water and Light, says that this allows utilities to take advantage of cost efficiencies, particularly when it comes to replacing lead lines to private homes.

However, the new proposed rule doesn’t resolve confusion over who will pay to replace those privately owned lines. “The only mechanism we have for generating revenues to pay for that is through our rates, which means some customers are paying for another customer’s lead service line replacement,” says Roost.

According to Roost, public funds can’t be used to pay for private infrastructure.”

https://www.michigan.gov/documents/deq/deq-tou-dwmad-LeadCopperRuleRequirements_606928_7.pdf

Village of Bear Lake Approved Special Meeting Minutes May 14, 2018

Village of Bear Lake Council
SPECIAL MEETING
DPW Building
Water Well System
May 14, 2018
7PM
Bear Lake Village Hall
Approved Minutes with corrections, cmc

Approved corrected minutes May 14, 2018 PDF Click link to view

The Special Meeting Meeting on the DPW Building and Water Well System of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 5:01 p.m. at the Village Hall. Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Peggy Bass, Marla Evans, Ron Ronning & Andrea Ware
Treasurer: Sally King, Clerk: Cindi McPherson, Staff: Jared Bair
Absent: Sally King, Jackie Johnson, Greg McPherson & Larry Gibson
Guests: Two (2) guests
Public Comment:
• None
Motion to Accept the resolution authorizing village proposal to authorize issurance issuance of municipal securties securities by Ronning and seconded by Evans, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson

[Editor’s note: no additional documentation was received relating to this item. No Resolution # is listed nor the purpose. A request for clarification from Manistee County Clerk produced the following – confirming that 1/4 of registered voters of the Village requested a Referendum vote on the intent to borrow $350,000 at 3.5% over 30 years to finance a maintenance building.]

I received from the Clerk, a Resolution of the Village of Bear Lake Village Council approving the verbiage for the Proposal.  I have attached it for your convenience.

[click to read PDF – Bear Lake Village Resolution]


Motion to authorize the village president and the village clerk to sign any documents necessary to close the USDA water project by Evans and seconded by Ronning, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson

Motion to authorize the village president and the village clerk to sign the construction contracts on behalf of the village by Evans and seconded by Ronning, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson
Public Comment:
• Guest questioned repayment of water system. DPW Building
Meeting adjourned at 5:08pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Cindi McPherson, Clerk

Village of Bear Lake: Draft May 2018 Minutes

[NOTE: The Village did not properly enable the telephone conference line so there is no full recording of this session]

The documents received are available here.[click link]

Village of Bear Lake Council
REGULAR MEETING
May 16, 2018
Bear Lake Village Hall
Unapproved Minutes Drafted Minutes May 16 2018

The regular meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall. Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Peggy Bass, Marla Evans, Greg McPherson, Ron Ronning & Andrea Ware
Treasurer: Sally King, Clerk: Cindi McPherson, Staff:
Absent: Jackie Johnson, Jared Bair, Larry Gibson
Guests: None
Motion to Accept the Agenda by Ronning and seconded by McPherson, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson
Note: agreed to have guest speaker speak after Public Comment.
Public Comment: • None
Guest speaker; Rebecca Koteskey, from Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network, Traverse City office, spoke on Garlic Mustard in the village of Bear Lake. She was connected by Karen Buckner after finding some near her home & within the village. A Workbee to remove
the invasive garlic mustard is set for May 19, 2018 10am to noon in Bear Lake. Flies and door hangers were given out.

Correspondence: Read by clerk:
• None

REPORTS:
Motion to accept the minutes from April 18, 2018 regular monthly meeting with correction by Evans, seconded by Bass. Motion Carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: None
Absent: Johnson
Correction: mis-spelled word, 2nd page, “performed”.
Motion to accept the minutes with corrections from May 14, 2018 Special meeting minutes with corrections by McPherson, seconded by Evans. Motion Carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: None
Absent: Johnson
Abstain: McPherson
Corrections: King was absent, mis-spelling of “issuance” and “securities”. Under Public Comment, it should read, DPW Building.

• Maintenance Report: No report

• Treasurer’s Report: Reviewed by King. Written report on file in the 2018 Minutes binder.
April 2018 Fund Balances:
General checking/savings total 61,262.00
Water checking only 17,389.09
Money Market Checking 6,089.91
Savings 100.00
Park checking/savings total 23,841.17
Park CD#2 33,149.40
Major Street checking/savings total 23,062.24
Minor Street checking/savings total 6,263.78
Equipment Fund checking/savings total 18,183.75
Motion to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented by McPherson seconded by Bass, motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson

King reported a light on the museum is on 24/7, motion sensor is not working. Jeff Bair will contact Paradigm Electric to fix.

Bills to be paid presented by the Clerk. List on file in 2018 Minutes folder. Motion to pay the bills by Bass, seconded by McPherson. Motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson

Amendments:
Motion to accept the Amendments as presented by Ronning seconded by Bass, motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson
Amendments:
Park Fund: Increase Gas & Oil – $600
From Printing & Publishing – Bal. $500

April reimbursements to the General Fund were read by President Bair.
o Wages to General Fund: $4,587.17
o Equipment Rental to General Fund: $867.76

Committee Chair Reports:
Park:
o Park Manager Report: Verbal report by Park Manager, Jeff Bair. April 2018 deposits – $2,527.00 compared to April 2017 – $1,260. Report on file.
o Construction on center boat parking area in the camp area, filled in and hydro seeded.
o Bair provided information on a new sign for the entrance of Hopkins Park. Cost would be $600, John Mertes from Vyper Graphics. Sign is 4ft X 8ft, wrapped on metal poles. Picture of sunset over Bear Lake on sign. Bair will check on location of sign so it is on village property.
o Motion to OK $600 from Park Fund to purchase new Hopkins Park sign with committee design approval, by Bass seconded by Ronning, motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson

o Kayak/Canoe project – President Bair stated Karlyn from AES will write the grant for the village for the Meninger Family Endowment to be used for recreation projects.
o Little River of Ottawa Band of Indians – grant for safety swim items done – June 11, 2018 expected action on grant proposals.
o Bass questioned if Bear Lake Marina was paid up on back payments. Treasurer King reported, Yes.
o Ronning questioned, if camp host should pay for having his sewage dumped?
o Discussion was held, decision to leave as is currently.

Streets, Trees, Signs, Lights, Sidewalks: No report
Evans asked for update on last months resident concern on his street, Ronning Street. President Bair said he spoke with resident and agreed on a fix. Waiting on a quote from Ron Brown.

Water:
o Update on Water System Improvement Project; closed on May 15, 2018.
o Ken Mlcek, project manager will be sending an estimated timeline for the project.
o The updated Water Ordinance was presented to the council. Discussion was held. Water Ordinance is tabled for further review by President Bair, Treasurer King, Clerk McPherson and council member Evans. [NOTE: A copy of the updated Ordinance was requested – the Clerk stated it was the prior version that was discussed] view link by clicking here]
o Treasurer King presented new verbiage for the new water invoices; $XXXX penalty if not paid by the due date. $5.00 late fee will stay the same. Motion to accept the Treasurer’ proposed verbiage for the water invoices as presented and keep the $5.00 late fee by Ronning seconded by McPherson, motion carried. Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson

Blight/CABA
CABA: No report.
BLIGHT: Blight Officer no report by Gibson.

County Commissioner Report: Pauline Jaquish verbally reported on the Variety empty property, County Treasurer will be following up on finish grading of the property. President Bair reported there are a few items that were damaged in the demo process, hand railing and sidewalk. Contractor agreed to fix.

SMARTrail Committee Report: McPherson reported the meeting was cancelled.

Bear Lake Improvement Board: McPherson reported no report, no meeting. Next meeting is on May 17th.

Two Lakes Sewer Collaborative: President Bair reported a grant was received for the Preliminary Engineering Report, PER, Wade & trim will do this. Next meeting is May 22, 4pm at BL Township or Onekama Hall. The map for the sewer lines are done, available at Bear Lake Village offices. Bair would like to send out a questionnaire to residents
regarding the sewer project.

Planning Commission: Clerk McPherson reported on Redevelopment Ready Community – Self Evaluation was done and sent in, waiting for their response.

Ad Hoc – Policy, Resolution & Ordinance Committee –Clerk McPherson reported, volunteer Julie, has finished index for Policy Book and working on Resolution Notebook.

OLD BUSINESS
Community Clean-up Day – President Bair stated he had received a $50 gift card from Meijer to use toward lunch at the Clean-Up Day. Clerk McPherson will have posters printed and put around the village.

NEW BUSINESS
• Flag banners – President Bair reported he was asked by the banner group if the village would be interested in splitting the cost of the flag banners for the downtown section, the village cost will be $500. $400 from the seasonal account and $100 from the Blight account.
Motion to pay half the cost for the flag banners in the downtown section, $500 by Evans seconded by Ronning, motion carried.
Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson
• Audit dates – June 6, 7 & 8 dates are scheduled.
• Motion to change the motion from May 14, 2018 Special Meeting for signature on the Water closing documents by Ronning seconded by McPherson, motion carried. Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson [as the May 14, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes were approved as corrected we have no indication what was changed]

• Motion to change the motion from Monday 14, 2018 special meeting, for signature on construction contracts on behalf of the village by Evans seconded by McPherson, motion carried. Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson [as the May 14, 2018 Special Meeting Minutes were approved as corrected we have no indication what was changed]

• Motion to approve the 2018-2019 Budget & levied millage rate of 10.3108 as presented by McPherson seconded by Evans, motion carried. Aye: Bass, Evans, McPherson, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nay: none
Absent: Johnson

COUNCIL COMMENT:

• None
PUBLIC COMMENT: None
COMING EVENTS
• Community Dinner Thursday, May 17, Bear Lake United Methodist Church
• Girls Softball tournaments
Meeting adjourned at 8:55p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,
Cindi McPherson, Clerk

Two Lakes Sewer Meeting: 7 PM June 6, 2018

It is assumed the meeting will be held at Bear Lake Township Hall at the corner of US31 and Virginia Street. The only notice is at https://www.onekama.info/township without the required contact or ADA accessibility information.

Wade Trim Agreement – see May 2018 letter – https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/111d5a_992c4639ab8f4a69a0434237c9d0366a.pdf
New Business
 Meeting Conduct
 Communication RFP
 Jurisdictions Next Steps
 Key Q & A

No information is available at http://www.bearlakemichigan.org/sewer-project.html

or http://bearlaketwp.com/

or http://www.pleasantontownship.org/sewer.html which is still showing 2017 information.

No mention is made of a responsible management entity.

Two Lakes Sewer Project – Urgent notice. Special Meeting today, May 22 at 4pm at Bear Lake Township Hall

No notice has been published on either Bear Lake Township or Village of Bear Lake web sites.

The following response was received to the FOIA request sent to Bear Lake Township Supervisor Jeff Harthun by a local resident.

From Onekama Township Clerk:

Good Morning,

I have received the FOIA request for the Two Lake Sewer Authority.  The request is granted in part, and denied in part.  Please note that each entity is to post all of the official documents on their respective websites.

Item 1.:  Request Granted; Application attached

Item 2.:  Request Denied; There is no public record of this information.

Item 3.:  Request Denied; There are no public records of the operating budget, profit and loss reports, and Treasurer reports.

Item 4.:   Request Granted; No specification as to which map you are requesting.  See attached. [the map supplied was the previously published Draft – how this differs from the one handed out at the May TLS Meeting is undetermined]

Item 5.:                 Request Denied; The RFP was discussed at the May meeting.  The official RFP was not presented and approved by the Authority Board.  This will be discussed at the Special Meeting on May 22, 4:00 PM at Bear Lake Township Hall.

This completes the FOIA request, as received.

Thank you, Shelli Johnson

And from the origianl request:

“Please consider this an official request to receive an email notice 48 hours before any and all such future meetings, Township Board, any Commission and especially the Two Lake Sewer Authority as allowed under the Open Meetings Act.

In addition: it is impossible to track what is actually happening with the Two Lakes Sewer Authority – it is my understanding a planning grant has been received? There is no mechanism to know if a TLS meeting has been cancelled or not?
1. – I’m requesting a copy of the planning grant application to allow me to review the scope and parameters of this planning process.
2. – Who is managing the funds received?
3. – Now the Two Lakes is expending funds – I’d like to see a copy of your operating budget, profit and loss reports and Treasurer Report.
4. – I want to see a copy of the preliminary Special Assessment District map as referenced in the following May Minutes PDF.
5 – The May Minutes reference an RFP for Preliminary Engineering services – where was this published and how many other firms submitted one?
The following is NOT available on either the Village or Township web sites: Why?
[see transcript below]
It states: “Each municipality will present to their communities at their upcoming individual board meetings” but no such document was provided by the Village of Bear Lake.”
In the following the term “Search Grant Median Household Income Feasibility Study.” is not explained.
“New Business
• Sousa reported on the Search Grant Median Household Income Feasibility Study.
• Motion by Bair, Second by Girven to approve the proposal for Wade Trim to complete the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for $30,000. Roll Call Vote: Girven – Yes, Bair – Yes, Harthun – Yes, Meister – Yes. M/C
• Sousa distributed Preliminary sewer service district maps. Each municipality will present to their communities at their upcoming individual board meetings. “

Two Lakes Sewer Authority – Preliminary Engineering in progress

Under MI Freedom of Information Act (Public Act No. 442 of 1976 as amended) – the following was sent to Bear Lake Township Supervisor Jeff Harthun by a concerned citizen and forwarded to Bear Lake News to share:

“Please consider this an official request to receive an email notice 48 hours before any and all such future meetings, Township Board, any Commission and especially the Two Lake Sewer Authority as allowed under the Open Meetings Act.

In addition: it is impossible to track what is actually happening with the Two Lakes Sewer Authority – it is my understanding a planning grant has been received? There is no mechanism to know if a TLS meeting has been cancelled or not?
1. – I’m requesting a copy of the planning grant application to allow me to review the scope and parameters of this planning process.
2. – Who is managing the funds received?
3. – Now the Two Lakes is expending funds – I’d like to see a copy of your operating budget, profit and loss reports and Treasurer Report.
4. – I want to see a copy of the preliminary Special Assessment District map as referenced in the following May Minutes PDF.
5 – The May Minutes reference an RFP for Preliminary Engineering services – where was this published and how many other firms submitted one?
The following is NOT available on either the Village or Township web sites: Why?
[see transcript below]
It states: “Each municipality will present to their communities at their upcoming individual board meetings” but no such document was provided by the Village of Bear Lake.”
In the following the term “Search Grant Median Household Income Feasibility Study.” is not explained.
Two Lake Sewer Collaborative Authority
Minutes Regular Meeting Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Regular meeting called to order at 4:12 p.m. by Chairperson David Meister.
Pledge of Allegiance
Members Present: David Meister, Jeff Harthun, Judy Girven, Jeff Bair (replacement for Greg McPherson), Brian Sousa (Wade Trim), Shelli Johnson. ** McPherson has resigned from the Two Lake Sewer Collaborative Authority via letter to the Village of Bear Lake. A copy of that letter is to be submitted to the Sewer Board.
Others Present: Pauline Jaquish, Judy Spohn, Dave Ertel, and Sandy Ertel
Minutes of the January 3, 2018 meeting were not available for approval.
Amend Agenda: Add RFP to New Business Public Comment
• SAD
• Feasibility of Sewer
• Meeting time change for summer to 7:00 PM
Unfinished Business:
• Meister reported that the Collaboration was awarded $30,000 from the USDA RD, and the document was signed on Monday, April 30, 2018.
New Business • Sousa reported on the Search Grant Median Household Income Feasibility Study.
• Motion by Bair, Second by Girven to approve the proposal for Wade Trim to complete the Preliminary Engineering Report (PER) for $30,000. Roll Call Vote: Girven – Yes, Bair – Yes, Harthun – Yes, Meister – Yes. M/C
• Sousa distributed Preliminary sewer service district maps. Each municipality will present to their communities at their upcoming individual board meetings.
• Communication: Johnson will look into an RFP options and present at the next meeting.
Public Comment: None Next Meeting Scheduled for June 6, 2018. 7:00 P.M. @ Bear Lake Twp. Hall Meeting Adjourned 5:00 P.M.

Partial Audio: Village of Bear Lake Council May 16, 2018

The Village once again had issues with it’s conference line. Prior meetings have muted everyone, preventing public comment. This time all attendees were unmuted which caused considerable feedback and allowing private conversations to be overheard. Furthermore the audio transmission was not as clear as on other occasions.

To protect the privacy of those who did not know they were being broadcast here is an edited piece of the recording. Again the conference line was terminated by the host and attendees were unable to resume listening.

The Village has received a complaint on this matter, as the right for reasonable accommodation is included in the Open Meetings Act, and again a link to how to administer a conference call from: https://www.freeconferencecall.com/support

FOR ALL FUTURE CALL INS – DO NOT ASSUME YOU ARE MUTED. PRESS 6 Self Mute – Mute your individual line. Press 6 again to unmute the line.

Or if you are using Skype or Google, to avoid phone charges, be sure there is a Mute bar across the microphone symbol.

Several documents available at the meeting have not been received:

  1. Monthly Profit and Loss by Detail by Fund
  2. Revised draft of a replacement Water Ordinance – see prior version here.
  3. Two Lakes Sewer Authority Special Assessment District Map – see next posting.

The following documents had been previously requested but have not been received:

  1. FY 2017-18 Year End Profit and Loss by Detail By Fund Report
  2. Copy of the Authorizing language to place the 2 petition questions on the August Ballot: one to decided if Village tax payers want to allow the appointment of a Clerk employee and give up their current right to vote for this position
  3. Copy of the Authorizing language to decide whether to enter into a 30 year loan of $350,000 for a new Maintenance Building – it should be noted prior requests by FOIA to see a site plan, building specs, construction estimate and Bond repayment schedule have received no response.

Village of Bear Lake: May 16, 2018 Meeting documents.

Conference Call-In to listen to monthly council meetings can be done by calling 1.302.202.1107, Conference code 149002.  Note:  a charge from your phone carrier could apply – we suggest using Google or Skype to avoid charges

NOTE: We do not edit documents received but post ‘as-is’

AGENDA Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting May 16, 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 APPROVAL:
• April 18, 2018 Regular monthly meeting see the DRAFT Minutes here.
• May 15, 2018 Special Meeting

Village of Bear Lake Council SPECIAL MEETING
DPW Building Water Well System
May 14, 2018 7PM
Bear Lake Village Hall
Unapproved Minutes

The Special Meeting Meeting on the DPW Building and Water Well System of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Jeff Bair at 5:01 p.m. at the Village Hall. Pledge of Allegiance was said.
Present: President: Jeff Bair Council: Peggy Bass, Marla Evans, Ron Ronning & Andrea Ware
Treasurer: Sally King, Clerk: Cindi McPherson, Staff: Jared Bair
Absent: Jackie Johnson, Greg McPherson & Larry Gibson
Guests: Two (2) guests
Public Comment:
 None
Motion to Accept the resolution authorizing village proposal to authorize issurance of
municipal securties by Ronning and seconded by Evans, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson
Motion to authorize the village president and the village clerk to sign any documents
necessary to close the USDA water project by Evans and seconded by Ronning, motion
carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson
Motion to authorize the village president and the village clerk to sign the construction
contracts on behalf of the village by Evans and seconded by Ronning, motion carried.
Ayes: Bass, Evans, Ronning, Ware, Bair
Nays: none
Absent: Johnson, McPherson
Public Comment:
 Guest questioned repayment of water system. [the Guest questioned the repayment of the DPW Bond payment]
Meeting adjourned at 5:08pm.

Respectfully Submitted,
Cindi McPherson, Clerk

VILLAGE MAINTENANCE REPORT:
TREASURER’S REPORT:


• Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report
• Amendments:
BILLS to be PAID:
REIMBURSEMENTS to the GENERAL FUND:
COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS:
PARK:
• Park Manager Report
• Sign
• Kayak/Canoe Project
STREETS, TREES, SIGNS, LIGHTS, SIDEWALKS:
WATER:
• Water Well update
• Water Ordinance update – Jeff & Marla
• Verbiage for new water invoices – Sally
• Maintenance Building update
BLIGHT/CABA:
• CABA :
• Blight Enforcement Officer report:
COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT:
MANISTEE COUNTY TRAIL COMMITTEE REPORT: Meeting cancelled
BEAR LAKE IMPROVEMENT BOARD REPORT: No report, meeting on May 17
TWO LAKES SEWER REPORT: Jeff
PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT:
• Redevelopment Ready Community
AD HOC COMMITTEE: Policy, Resolution & Ordinance Committee – Clerk McPherson

OLD BUSINESS:
• Community Clean-Up Day – update
NEW BUSINESS:

• Bear Lake Hardware payment of invoices – treasurer
• Flag banners
• Audit
• Ratify resolution – treasurer to sign
• Resolution for Millage Rate

RESOLUTION TO ADOPT FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 BUDGET AND LEVIED MILLAGE RATE RESOLUTION NO. 2018 – __
MAY 16, 2018

WHEREAS the Village of Bear Lake has a fiscal year that begins March 1, and;
WHERESAS the Village of Bear Lake maintains three (3) major accounts, General Fund, Major and Minor
Street Funds, all receiving state revenue sharing, with the General Fund receiving a millage and;
WHEREAS the Village held a budget hearing on February 21, 2018 with six (6) members of the council present and;
WHEREAS the Village council, at a special meeting on February 21, 2017 and by roll call vote, passed the budget for the 2018-2019 fiscal year with the millage rate of 10.3108;
WHEREAS on May 16, 2018 the Village of Bear Lake Council amended the millage rate to be 10.3108;
THEREFORE let it be said that the budget was set for the Village of Bear Village with expectations of maintaining the village as it should be maintained.• Garlic Mustard – Rebecca Coteskey

PUBLIC COMMENT: General Time – Any Village-related item (two (2)-minute maximum) Note: Members
of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person.
Items on agenda or not listed
UPCOMING EVENTS and ANNOUCEMENTS:

ADJOURNMENT


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,” means the President, the Clerk and the Treasurer of the Village, or any one or more of them acting alone or together.

Section 11. AUTHORIZED OFFICER. The Authorized Officer is hereby designated, for and on behalf of the Village, to do all acts and to take all necessary steps required to effectuate the sale, issuance and delivery of the Series 2018 Bonds”

and “17. To accept a grant in an amount not to exceed $2,547,000 under the terms offered by the Government; that the and of the Association are hereby authorized and empowered to take all action necessary or appropriate in the execution of all written instruments as may be required in regard to or as evidence of such grant; and to operate the facility under the terms offered in said grant agreement(s).

The initial publication of the Bond Resolution in March had information missing. The scheduled signing of the Bond documents took place on May 15 at 9am.