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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Email Received from MDOT


MDOT has awarded Reith-Riley, an MDOT pre-qualified contractor with an office in Traverse City, a contract for $619,369.58 to complete 2.30 miles of hot mix asphalt cold milling and resurfacing and pavement markings on M-22.  There are two disconnected project segments that comprise the project.  One is from south of Front Street northerly to south of M-204 (approximately 0.5 miles in the Village) and the other is from north of Dumas Road northerly to the north side of Mill Pond Bridge.  The nature of this work is very straightforward whereby the contractor will mill off 1.5” of the existing pavement, and repave it with the same thickness.  We call this a mill and fill and these project typically proceed very rapidly.


The progress clause specifies that the work shall start no earlier than May 16, 2022 and that all contract work, except for the final application of pavement markings, must be complete by the interim completion date of June 10, 2022.  This is essentially substantial completion.  The entire project must be completed by the final completion date of July 8, 2022.  Failure by the Contractor to meet interim or final completion dates will result in the assessment of liquidated damages.  In the very unlikely event that liquidated damages are assessed they will continue to be assessed for each calendar day that the work associated with the interim completion and/or final completion dates remains incomplete.


Work shall be suspended during the summer holidays as follows:


This work was purposefully scheduled to occur in the shoulder season to have minimal disruption on the community.  While the Department recognizes that there will be a temporary interruption to the community while this work is completed, we hope that most can recognize that this very short term interruption will provide a long term direct benefit to the community by providing new pavement that will make it more safe and inviting for residents and visitors alike for years to come.  In addition to the construction contract, when engineering and construction administration fees are added, the total investment in the community associated with this project is approximately $0.7M.


Very similar to the summer tourism dependent businesses, we also have a very short window of time to conduct our activities necessary to maintain a safe transportation network available for all user groups.  With some 600 miles of trunkline within our office coverage area alone this is no easy task.  In addition to our own manpower limitations that necessitates we schedule our projects so that we can administer them, the trades are faced with the same limitations and challenges.


While the contract has already been drawn up with the above dates included, we will be asking the contractor if they would be willing to start the project slightly ahead of schedule, assuming our forces can also maintain the adjusted schedule, which at this point it appears that we can.

Wednesday, December 29, 2021


  • The Village offices will close for the New Years holiday on  December 31, 2021.
  • Christmas Tree pick-up has been scheduled .  December 27, 2021 through January 7, 2022.  Please place your trees at the curb.  No pick up after January 7, 2022.
  • Just a  friendly reminder that from December 1st through March 30th of each year, no person shall park or abandon any vehicle, trailer or object, or occupy the street rights-of-way between the hours of 2 a.m. and 6a.m


Tuesday, December 28, 2021

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has provided the Village with updated Flood Insurance Rate Maps. The determinations will be published in the Leelanau Enterprise and the Record Eagle on December 23, 2021 and December 30, 2021.  The public will have 90 days to appeal the designations/determination.  You can also find more information at


See the FIRM maps below:

Map 1

Map 2

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

  • 2022 Village Goals & Objectives
  • Effective November 22, 2021-Loose leaf pick-up has ended.  If you have want to dispose of your leaves, contact the DPW at 231.271.1032 to make an appointment..

  • The Village offices will be closed  for the Thanksgiving Holiday on Thursday and Friday November 25th & November 26th.

  • The Village offices will close for the Christmas Holiday on Thursday and Friday December 23rd  & December 24.

  • The Village offices will close for the New Years holiday on December 31, 2021.

  • Sign up for E-Updates by emailing sbvresident@gmail.com  providing your email address.  We will keep you updated with what's happening in the Village.
  • We have added a frequently asked question (FAQ's) page to address questions you may have.  If you have a question that you would like addressed, shoot us an email. 
  • For any questions regarding sewer or water infrastructure needs, please contact the DPW at 231.271.1032.

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

 In general, ditches are the responsibility of the owner of the property upon which the ditch is located; property owners are also responsible for any culverts that pass under private driveways or other privately-owned structures, and for any covered ditches or drains.  Best practice is to keep the area mowed and free from vegetation.