SPECIAL NOTICES: Due to the COVID-19 situation, the Village of Bear Lake will be having a telecommunication council meeting on May 20, 2020. See below for instructions to call-in. 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. PROPOSED AGENDA Village of Bear Lake Council Meeting May 20, 2020 7 p.m. – Telecommunication meeting (note: due to the COVID-19 virus this is a condensed agenda with only necessity items) CALL TO ORDER and PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ROLL CALL ADOPTION of AGENDA Additions PUBLIC COMMENT: Any agenda item ONLY (three (3)-minute maximum) Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person. CORRESPONDENCE: REPORTS/DISCUSSION MINUTES APPROVAL: Regular monthly meeting April 15, 2020 VILLAGE MAINTENANCE REPORT: Josh Newsom TREASURER’S REPORT: Acceptance of Treasurer’s Report BILLS to be PAID: REIMBURSEMENTS: see page 2 & 3 COMMITTEE CHAIR REPORTS: PARK: Chair – Andrea Ware Hopkins Park re-open discussion (date, keyless entry, bathroom) COVID-19 Hopkins Park Host position. STREETS, TREES, SIGNS, LIGHTS, SIDEWALKS: Chair - Ronning (this is not Street Scape Project) WATER: Chair - Past due accounts – Treasurer, Sally Draw #23 – Ken Mlcek - update BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND EQUIPMENT: Chair - McPherson Cosier Park/Municipal Playground update – grant money approved $15,992.00/Rick Farfsing-project manager BLIGHT/CABA: Blight Chair - Gee Blight Elimination Fund Community Clean-up Day June 20 Blight Enforcement Officer report: Gibson – report CABA: Chair - Rick Farfsing – no report COUNTY COMMISSIONER REPORT: Pauline Jaquish MANISTEE COUNTY TRAIL COMMITTEE REPORT: In need of a representative BEAR LAKE IMPROVEMENT BOARD REPORT: Council member McPherson – no report, next meeting is May 21, 2020. TWO LAKES SEWER REPORT: Council Member McPherson – no report, next meeting is June 3, 2020 PLANNING COMMISSION REPORT: Farfsing – no report, May meeting was cancelled. Next meeting will be June 9, 2020 OLD BUSINESS: NEW BUSINESS: Headlee Millage Request – 10.2777 mills Bear Lake Days cancelled PUBLIC COMMENT: General Time - Any Village-related item (three (3)-minute maximum) Note: Members of the public will speak only when recognized by the chair person. Items on agenda or not listed COUNCIL COMMENTS: Adjournment ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The Village of Bear Lake Office is closed to the public until further notice. We are supporting public health goals to minimize the coronavirus outbreak, and have decided to close the office to the public. We are processing payments received via mail and after hours drop box, and will continue to handle all communications electronically or via telephone. We ask that you please contact us at 231.970.2066 with questions or concerns. Remember we are all facing this together and encourage you to continue to support our local economy. We value you all as residents!
Thank you and we hope you all stay healthy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ATTENTION… BEAR LAKE VILLAGE RESIDENTS Due to the new water system that has been installed in the village you may be eligible for a reduction on your home owner’s insurance. Please contact your homeowner’s insurance company and let them know The Public Protection Rating or ISO Rating is now a 5, effective on October 1, 2018.