Van Norman Lake Improvement Board

Van Norman Lake Improvement Board


Tom Middleton, Chair
Oakland County Board of Commissioners

Joel Kohn, Secretary
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner’s Office


Anthony Bartolotta, Treasurer
Charter Township of Waterford


Kevin Bates
Van Norman Lake Property Owner


Ron Ritchie
Charter Township of Independence



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Welcome to our website!

The Van Norman Lake Improvement Board was established under Part 309 (Inland Lake Improvements) of Michigan’s Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act to coordinate lake improvements on Van Norman Lake. In accordance with the act, the Van Norman Lake Improvement Board includes a lakefront property owner, a representative from each local unit of government abutting Van Norman Lake, the county water resources commissioner (or designee) and a county commissioner.


In 2015, the Van Norman Lake Improvement Board held a public hearing on a five-year improvement program for Van Norman Lake. A primary focus of the program is the control of nuisance aquatic plant growth. Plant control activities in Van Norman Lake are coordinated under the direction of the lake board’s environmental consultant, Progressive AE.




















This website has been designed to provide Van Norman Lake residents information about Van Norman Lake and ongoing management activities.


Thanks for visiting, and remember to check periodically for new postings.