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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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HELP WANTED
The Village of Bellaire, Bellaire, Michigan, is accepting applications through June 12, 2020, for a 20 hour per week, part-time seasonal position dedicated to grounds maintenance within Lakeview Cemetery. The selected applicant will be required to operate and maintain mowing and trimming equipment, apply fertilizer, and prune shrubs and trees. Applicant must possess a valid Michigan Driver’s License; must be self-motivated and able to work independently. Applicant must be willing to submit to drug screening, pre-employment physical, and a criminal background check. A position description and employment application are available at the village offices and on-line at www.bellairemichigan.com. Please do not apply via Facebook as a village application is required. Completed applications should be returned to: Village of Bellaire, P.O. Box 557, Bellaire, MI 49615-0557.
The Village of Bellaire is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you have any questions concerning this notice please feel free to contact our offices at (231) 533-8213.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Village of Bellaire Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. via GoTo Meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/275109053 You can also dial in using your phone:
United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 275-109-053.

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.

Citizens are invited to attend this online hearing to speak on this matter. 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. June 24, 2020.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE
The Planning Commission for the Village of Bellaire will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. via GoTo Meeting: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/506042485 You can also dial in using your phone.
United States: +1 (646) 749-3122 Access Code: 506-042-485.

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.

Copies of the proposed amendments are available for viewing by contacting the village offices Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to  4:00 p.m., and on the village website: www.bellairemichigan.com.

Citizens are invited to attend this online 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 June 23, 2020.

 

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Attention Campers!

FOR YOUR SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS, PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE POST! The campground is open with restrictions. Due to Covid 19, the campground is only open to seasonal monthly residents and out of town essential workers looking for shelter. The bath house facility will remain closed. It is required that you are in a fully self contained RV. The water fill and dump station are available. We also ask that you practice safe social distancing. The Village of Bellaire retains the right to remove any camper not following the rules.

 

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The Townships have set up their clean up days for 2020 as follows:

The Village of Bellaire: June 11, 2020

Kearney Township outside the Village limits: June 6, 2020

Forest Home Twp outside the Village limits:
N. of Bellaire Hwy: June 18, 2020
S. of Bellaire Hwy: June 25, 2020

 

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**Public Notice**
The Village of Bellaire Water Department is scheduled to perform its biannual fire hydrant flushing. Fire hydrants are scheduled to be flushed through the month of May between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Residents may notice a slight drop in water pressure during these times. Residents may also experience a temporary discoloration of the water due to the expected agitation of the water system. If you experience a discoloration of water please run your water until it runs clear. Please draw water from a sink prior to doing laundry during these times to make sure the water is clear. The water will still be completely safe to drink, even if discolored. Please call the Village of Bellaire Water Department at 231-533-6414 with any questions or concerns.

 

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Reminder: The Departmentof Public Works is sending out this reminder about putting yard waste and other debris onto village streets. Please do not place grass clippings, leaves or other debris onto village streets. This is also a safety hazard or bicycles and motorcycles. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

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Reminder: New water rates became effective April 1, 2020.

 

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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

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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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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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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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.

 

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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.

 

Employment Application-Please open the employment application link to obtain an Village of Bellaire employment application.

 

 

Village of Bellaire
202 N. Bridge St.
P.O. Box 557
Bellaire, MI 49615
231-533-8213
231-533-4183 fax
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