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Welcome to the Village of Bellaire's official website. Here you can find information about our parks, our CVTRS plans, our current fiscal year fund budgets, and much more. For our downtown webcam fans, use the webcam icon on the right sidebar for fast access.Click here for a 2 page brochure showing Bellaire's streets, downtown area, and events in 2020.

 

Our Facebook page has postings about upcoming meetings and critical information (street closings, etc.).

 

You may now sign in and pay your water bill and tax bill on line. The Village of Bellaire accepts credit/debit card payment for other fees including, but not limited to, zoning, camping, and park rental. Please contact the village offices at 231-533-8213.

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UPCOMING MEETINGS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

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NOTICE

The Village of Bellaire has a new addition in front of the offices. Water payments can now be dropped in the new "Drop Box" that is located outside in front of the community hall building.

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NOTICE

The Village of Bellaire Council meeting scheduled for April 1, 2020 has been cancelled due to the Governor's "Stay at Home" order. The next scheduled meeting is May 6, 2020 but we will be monitoring the directives from Governor's Whitmer's office and the CDC for future meetings. Please check our Facebook page or the website for future updates.

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NOTICE

While we encourage and appreciate our residents’ efforts to disinfect during this Covid-19 outbreak, we would like to remind everyone that those Clorox and Lysol wipes should be thrown in the trash. Our sewer department is seeing an increase in wipes plugging the collection system pumps and pipes. Each time a pump gets plugged, an operator has to open it up and manually remove them, exposing themselves to the very same germs you were trying to avoid. Thank you for your efforts to keep our Village safe.

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PUBLIC HEARING

The Village of Bellaire Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the village council chambers at 202 North Bridge Street. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit comments and opinions regarding a dimensional variance request submitted by Mike Walsh to reduce the corner setback to allow development within 2 feet of the lot line at Parcel Number 05-41-010-047-00, 401 E. Cayuga. This is an open meeting to which the public is invited. However, due to COVID-19, citizens may wish to submit comments in writing. Written comments may be directed to the Village of Bellaire Zoning Board of Appeals, Attention: Village Clerk, P.O. Box 557, Bellaire, Michigan 49615 or vlgclerk@bellairemichigan.com and will be received through 4:00 p.m. April 15, 2020.

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NOTICE

Building Open but Offices Closed to the Public

Until further notice, the Village of Bellaire Offices will be closed to the public.   We will monitor the emergency directives from Governor Whitmer’s office and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as to when it will be prudent to reopen.  Please check the village website for updates. Due to the Governor's order 2020-21, the village office outside doors will be closed. During this time, persons needing assistance may call the office during normal business hours at 231-533-8213. The building will remain closed until the end of the directive. Water payments may be made online, through the US Postal Service or by calling 231-533-8213 during business hours. Stay Safe.

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PUBLIC HEARING

MEETING CANCELLED. DATE TO RESCHEDULE TO BE DETERMINED.

The Planning Commission for the Village of Bellaire will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. in the village council chambers at 202 N. Bridge Street, Bellaire, Michigan. The purpose of this hearing is to solicit comments and opinions on the following proposed amendments to the Village of Bellaire Zoning Ordinance, Section 3.05 Temporary Dwelling Occupancy During Construction and Section 3.08 Recreational Vehicles for Lodging or Camping Purposes. Citizens are invited to attend this hearing to speak on this matter.  Written comments may be directed to the Village of Bellaire, Attention: Village Clerk, P.O. Box 557, Bellaire, Michigan 49615 or vlgclerk@bellairemichigan.com and will be received through 4:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020.


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Water Line Rate Increase PowerPoint

Jennifer Hodges from Gourdie-Fraser, provided this PowerPoint presentation about the water line replacement project and its cost at the village council meeting on March 4, 2020.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Village of Bellaire
Resolution #23 of 2019


The Village of Bellaire Council has approved a water and sewer rate increase due to increasing costs of repairs to the wastewater system and mandates from the State of Michigan for repairs to the waterworks system. Users of water from the Bellaire waterworks and wastewater system, regardless of user classification, shall pay to the Village the amounts specified below:


Water Ready to Serve Fee:  
5/8 – 3/4” line……..$12.22   
1” line………………18.08    
1.5” line…………….34.20     
2” line………………57.65   
3” line……………..122.14  
4” line……………..215.95   
6” line……………..473.92  

$2.76 per 1,000 gallons after the Ready to Serve Fee.  

 

Sewer Ready to Serve Fee:  
5/8” – 3/4” line……$26.82
1” line …………..…47.68     
1.5” line ………….107.27    
2” line ……………190.70    
3” line …………... 429.08     
4” line …………..  762.82
6” line ...................1,716.34

$4.10 per 1,000 gallons after the Ready to Serve Fee. 


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution shall become effective October 18, 2019, the day following its publication in a newspaper of general circulation within the Village. This is a summary of Resolution #23 of 2019. A complete copy can be here or at the Village offices, 202 N. Bridge St., Bellaire, MI  49615. Please call the Village offices at 231-533-8213 if you have further questions.

 

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The Village of Bellaire is seeking applicants to fill an alternate board member vacancy on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Terms of service are for three (3)

years. The Zoning Board of Appeals meets annually in April and holds other meetings as needed. Applications for Appointment are available here and at the village offices.


WARNING - BE ADVISED THAT COMPOST MAY NOT BE REMOVED FROM THE VILLAGE COMPOST PILE. An invasive species, known as Giant Knotwood, is present. Giant Knotwood is on the Michigan Prohibited and Restricted Invasive Species Plant List (Act 451 of 1994). This means that the possession, sale or movement of the plant, or any part of the plant is prohibited. The area is scheduled for treatment by a certified contractor. If you have any questions, please contact CAKE CISMA at 231.533.8363.


Village of Bellaire Policy for Freedom of Information Act Requests - On Wednesday June 3, 2015, the village council adopted Resolution No. 11 of 2015 establishing the village policy for FOIA requests. This policy is in effect as of June 9, 2015. The Public Summary of FOIA Policy provides an explanation of the village's FOIA policy relevant to the general public. Requests for information may be made using the FOIA Request for Public Records. An appeal of a processing fee the requestor believes to be excessive, may be made using the FOIA Appeal Form -To Appeal an Excees Fee. An appeal of the denial of a public record may be made using the FOIA Appeal Form-To Appeal a Denial of Records.

 

Village of Bellaire Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan - adopted by the village council on July 2, 2014.

 

Public Act 51, Section 18j, MCL 247.688j, Annual Certification of Employee-related Conditions

 

NOTICE TO PET OWNERS - The Village of Bellaire follows the Antrim County Animal Control Ordinance.

 

 

Village of Bellaire
202 N. Bridge St.
P.O. Box 557
Bellaire, MI 49615
231-533-8213
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