Government

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.

Proposed Committee Members 2022 →

PRESIDENT

DAVID DORR

Daviddorr@hotmail.com

CLERK

Terry Gill

clerkotterlakemi@gmail.com

TREASURER

RAY BENSON 

(for Tax and O & M Bill Info)

villageofotterlakemi@gmail.com  

ZONING ADMINISTRATOR

TERRY GILL

otterlakezoning@gmail.com

BLIGHT ENFORCEMENT

KEITH VANDKERKHOVE

kthvan473@gmail.com

MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

MECHELLE VALLEY

mvmechelle@gmail.com

JENNIFER RITCH

Annaritch8@gmail.com

ANA LERMA

analermaclute@gmail.com

TERRY GILL

otterlakezoning@gmail.com

President Pro-Temp Mechelle Valley

Street Administrator Terry Gill

Cemetery Terry Gill

Nate Dorner – DPW

Fire Authority Mechelle Valley

Nancy VanAmburg – Citizen-at-Large

Chamber of Commerce & Jennifer Ritch

Historical Society / Museum

Department of Public Works David Dorr

Terry Gill

Finance Terry Gill

Ray Benson

Ordinance Enforcement & David Dorr

Ordinance Review Ana Lerma

Website Coordinator Ray Benson

Campground and Park Ray Benson

Ana Lerma

Southern Links Trailway Management Ana Lerma

Council Open Seat – Citizen-at-Large

Downtown Development Authority David Dorr Ana Lerma

Terry GillMechelle Valley

Ray BensonNate Dorner

Peggy FarnsworthKevin Miller

Zoning Administrator Terry Gill

Planning Commission Wayne Morey

Brian Woodworth

Ana Lerma

Eric Mead

Dick Stevens

Adopted May 2, 2022

Meeting Minutes

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

Council Meeting Minutes:

Planning Commission Meeting Minutes:

Property Tax Info

Treasurer’s Financial Report

for operation & maintenance of treatment plant 2020.

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