The Bass Lake Improvement Board was established under Part 309 (Inland Lake Improvements) of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act. In accordance with the act, the Bass Lake Improvement Board includes a lakefront property owner as appointed by the Bass Lake Property Owners Association, two representatives appointed by the Summit Township Board, the Mason County drain commissioner, and a county commissioner. The Drain Commissioner also functions as the Board Secretary and Treasurer.
In 2016, the Bass Lake Improvement Board approved a five-year lake improvement program, with a primary focus on the control of invasive plant growth in Bass Lake.
The current Bass Lake Improvement Board is made up of the following members:
The Board then discussed how much Reserve to maintain with the thought of maintaining one year’s treatment value “just in case”. The fund balance going from 2019 was $257,573.22 and will be approximately $148,455.95 at the end of 2020.
With that in mind, the Board discussed keeping the proposed assessment amount of $146,586.00 for 2020 as contained in the five year plan – with no reduction as was approved in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
A motion to approve the Budget for 2021 at $154,418.00; to maintain the current assessment formula; to keep Reserves at about 1 years’ worth of treatment and to assess $146,586.00 for 2020 was made by Hull, seconded by Kelly. Dunlap called the Roll Call and – all members supported the resolution.