On the November 8th ballot, Lake Isabella voters will be asked to consider the sale of bonds to fund recreation improvements and lake bottom restoration efforts. Information on the proposal can be found on any of the links on this page. In addition to these documents, the Village Council will be holding several meetings this fall for residents to visit the Village Hall to ask questions and gain additional information. As November draws closer, this page will be updated with additional information.

Informational Video from the Community Meetings NEW

September Newsletter

Proposal Frequently Asked Questions as of 8/19

Proposal Background Infographic

Timeline in Developing the Lake Bottom Restoration Plan

May Newsletter Article on the Proposal

Lake Bottom Restoration Conceptual Plan

Non-motorized Pathway Conceptual Drawings

Approved Community Recreation Plan

Approved LIPOA-Village Agreement on Lake Bottom Restoration

Previous Legal Opinion on Joint Village/LIPOA Projects

Proposed Non-motorized Pathway Route and Preliminary Cost Estimates

Upcoming community informational meetings at the Village Hall.
  • October 25th at 6 PM
  • October 27th at 6 PM

Approved Ballot Language


Shall the Village of Lake Isabella, Isabella County, Michigan, borrow the principal amount of not to exceed $2,280,000 and issue its general obligation unlimited tax bonds for all or a portion of that amount in one or more series payable over not to exceed eleven years from the date of issue of each series for the purpose of designing, acquiring and constructing recreation improvements, including, without limitation, non-motorized trails, a dog park, and dredging and other improvements to Lake Isabella, together with all work and equipment necessary or incidental to these improvements, and other recreation improvements determined by the Village?

The estimated millage to be levied in the first year of levy is 2.7452 mills ($2.75 for each $1,000 of taxable value) and the estimated simple average annual millage rate required to retire the bonds is 2.75 mills ($2.75 for each $1,000 of taxable value).

Table of Estimated Millage Impact