Village Information

Here you can find information about the Village appointees, meeting minutes, ordinances & information about the DDA. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Village President: David Dorr

Clerk: Joan Skias

Treasurer: Ray Benson


Terry Gill
Ana Lerma
Mechelle Valley
Ray Benson

President Pro-Temp: Ray Benson

Street Admin.: Joan Skias

Fire Authority:
Terry Gill
Fram Gullekson-Citizen at Large

Zoning Admin:
Terry Gill
State of Michigan-BCD

Chamber of Commerce/Museum:
Joan Skias
Susan Miller

Dept.of Public Works:
David Dorr
Terry Gill

Finance: David Dorr
Joan Skias
Susan Miller

Ordinance Enforcement:
David Dorr
Terry Gill

Website Coordinator: Ray Benson

Campground & Park:
Ray Benson
Namcy Vanamburg
Ana Lerma

Southern Links Trailway:
Susan Miller
Caroline Snyder-Citizen at Large

Planning Commission:
Brian Woodworth
Matt Pinn
Ana Lerma
Kevin Miller
Mechelle Valley

David Dorr
Joan Skias
Terry Gill
Peggy Farnsworth
Ana Lerma
Marcia Aikin
Mechelle Valley
Ray Benson
Kevin Miller

Meeting Minutes

The following is the meeting minutes for Council Meetings & Planning Commission Meetings.

Council Meeting Minutes:

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:

Treasurer’s Financial Report

for operation & maintenance of treatment plant 2020

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Downtown Development Authority (D.D.A)

You are probably wondering what a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is and what does it do?  We hope to give you a better understanding of why we have a DDA and what  the benefits are for the Village .

Our Downtown Development Authority was established in April 2004.  By establishing a DDA it entitles the Village to a portion (called capturing) of taxes that are already being paid.  There are no additional taxes paid to cover the amount that goes to the DDA.  The money is “captured” from Forest and Marathon Townships, Genesee and Lapeer Counties as well as the Village.  This money can then be used by our DDA to make upgrades to the area established as our “downtown”.  When our DDA was established we included the entire Village as our “downtown” enabling us to make upgrades and spend the DDA money anywhere within the Village.

D.D.A. Meeting Minutes:

Projects & Support Funded by the Village of Otter Lake DDA:

  • Welcome to Otter Lake Signs
  • Installation of donated Park Benches
  • Fencing for Campground expansion
  • Flower Beds
  • Sponsor Cardinal Wishes Poker Run
  • Sponsor Rhythm Rodders Car Cruise
  • Paving of beach and campground entrance
  • Lighted Lamppost
  • Support to Southern Links Trail-Way
  • Blight & Code Enforcement
  • Sidewalk Stamping
  • Trees in Park
  • Replace Boat Launch Approach
  • Flower Beds by Master Gardeners
  • Stamped Concert
  • Street Flags
  • Sound System for Park Pavilion Activities
  • Community Events Board
  • Web Site
  • Sidewalk Replacement
  • Paving on Detroit Street driveway approaches
  • Striping of Main Roads thru Town
  • Paving Forest Avenue in front of St Johns church
  • Paver Bricks front of Village Market
  • Bike Coral in Park
  • Park Signage
  • Swing Set in Park
  • Washburn Rd
  • Farmers Market
  • Topical Survey of Campground
  • Repair Skate Park
  • Electrical Upgrade to Campground
  • Sponsor 2015 Otter Lake Summer Festival
  • Painting & Roof repair in downtown