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Minutes - October 6, 2016


Regular Meeting
October 6, 2016

The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Supervisor Terry Nienhuis, Clerk Michael Dalman, Treasurer Vince Bush, and Trustees Elliott Church, Norm Nykamp, and Russell TeSlaa. Also present was Township Manager Don Komejan

Absent: Trustee Doug Becker

The Pledge of Allegiance was recited and Mr. Church gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments: None

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (September Building Report), bills and financial transactions for the month of September 2016, and the minutes of the Board meeting held on September 15, 2016.

16-128 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by L. Perrigo Company.  

Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider this request.

The request is for real property costs of $5,700,000.00. The district was established October 1, 1992. The request is for twelve years after completion. Mr. Jason Adams and Mr. Nate Wood, representing the company, were present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

16-129 A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from L. Perrigo Company.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then reviewed two operational and capital improvement expenditure proposals. The first item was consideration of approval of the replacement of the 1996 tanker fire truck and the 1997 pumper fire truck. The recommendation from Fire Chief Kohsel is to purchase two new pumper fire truck from Pierce Manufacturing, Inc. at a cost of $667,927.50 and $660,427.50 plus an allowance of $10,000.00 for miscellaneous add-on items for a capital purchase authorization of $1,338,355.00. The price reflects a substantial discount of $80,215.00 for multiple purchases and contract prepaying.

16-130 Mr. Church made a motion, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the purchase of two pumper trucks from Pierce Manufacturing.

Roll call vote: Yes-6, No-0, Absent-1
Motion declared adopted

The second item was consideration of approval of a cost estimate for contract Change Orders for Dunton Park waterfront improvements including concrete replacement at pier, electrical at kayak building, footings at the storage shed, helical piers at restroom concession building, and contaminated soil removal. The recommendation from Township Manager Komejan is to approve the change order in the amount of $69,952.00 and allow the Township Manager to sign the authorization on behalf of the Township.

16-131 Mr. Nykamp made a motion, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the cost estimate for contract Change Orders for Dunton Park waterfront improvements.

Roll call vote: Yes-6, No-0, Absent-1
Motion declared adopted

County Commissioner Al Dannenberg was present and answered any questions from the Board. Mr. Komejan reviewed various updates.

Mr. Nienhuis announced the annual MTA Dinner would be 5:30 on November 28 at the Spring Lake Country Club.

Sergeant Converse updated the Board on activity in the Township.

The meeting adjourned at 7:58 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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