What is the Lake Mitchell Improvement Board?
The Lake Mitchell Improvement Board was formed in accordance with Michigan's Inland Lake Improvement in 1993. Under provisions of Public Act 451 of 1994, Part 309 as amended), the lake board includes a Lake Mitchell Association at-large member who is elected for a three-year term, appointed representatives from Selma Township, Cherry Grove Township, the city of Cadillac, a Wexford County Commissioner, and the Wexford County Drain Commissioner. All board representatives are appointed for indefinite terms, except for the Drain Commissioner who is elected in a county election. If a change in representatives is desired, that should be communicated to the group the individual represents.
The Lake Board is empowered to collect special assessments from benefiting properties for approved lake improvements. To determine how the collected assessments will be spent The board established a budget based on the following principles:
Prioritized Goal Statements for the LMIB
The Lake Mitchell Improvement Board developed and established prioritized goals for the three year assessment period that begins July 10, 2010. These were discussed at length by the Board over several meetings and given opportunity for public input. They consist of maintaining the existing program of work and trying to establish a financial reserve to cover any unforeseen increase in our milfoil program.