Please note the regular meeting day has been changed (as of the April 2004 meeting) to the second Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.
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March 9, 2004
Council Members and Officers: Newly elected council members and officers were sworn in as the result of the March 8th, 2004 election.
Funds: Each fund was directly addressed with the discussion to postpone the approval of the final proposed 2004/2005 budget until the next Public Budget Hearing set for March 29, 2004 at 7:00 p.m. at the Village Hall.
The Regular Meeting of the Bear Lake Village Council was called to order by President Glen Moore at 7:38 p.m. at the Bear Lake Village Hall.
Minutes: The February minutes were approved as read with the misspelling of “informed” corrected.
Treasurer’s Report: Motion by Ron seconded by Carol to accept the Treasurer’s Report as read. Motion carried.
Bills: Motion by Carol seconded by Don to pay the bills as presented. Motion carried.
Old Business: Motion by Ron seconded by Don to have the Clerk cancel the DEQ Workshop registration by March 17th, 2004, as no one will be attending. Motion carried.
Computer: Motion by Ron seconded by Ricke to allow the purchase of a new computer and updated software package for the Village Treasurer and updated software for the Village Clerk. Motion carried.
Meeting Date Change: Motion by Ron seconded by Don to change the Village of Bear Lake Regular Meetings from the 2nd Tuesday to the 2nd Wednesday of each month effective with the April 14, 2004 meeting. Yes votes: Ricke Guerne, Jeff Harthun, Don Hyrns, Ron Ronning, Glen Moore. No vote: Carol Urbanus. Motion carried.
Policy: Glen requested Connie and Michelle present a policy for review to the board in regards to communication between the Village Lawyer and council officers/members; and the Village Auditor and council officers/members at the April 14, 2004 meeting.
Library: A letter was received from Fred Alkire requesting the Keddie-Norconk Memorial Library Funds be transferred. Motion by Jeff seconded by Carol to transfer the remaining Keddie-Norconk Library Funds from the Village of Bear Lake Account to Pleasanton Township, which will act as the Fiscal agency for the Library Board. Motion carried.
Campground: Carol reports three seasonal spots are still available. Many reservations have been received for daily and weekend rentals. Researching bouncer animal equipment that is suitable for purchase for the playground.
Sewer: Motion by Don seconded by Ron to pay the remaining balance due to the BLPUAB. Motion carried.
Brush Removal: Motion by Carol seconded by Ricke to increase Thompson Tree and Stump Removal hourly rate for the brush chipping an additional $5.00 per hour. Motion carried.
Discussions Held On:
Meeting adjourned at 8:22 p.m.
Bills paid for February
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