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Minutes - December 1, 2016

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
December 1, 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 Doug Becker, Elliott Church, Norm Nykamp, and Russell TeSlaa. Also present was Township Manager Don Komejan.

Absent: None

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

Citizen’s Comments: None

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (November Building Report), bills and financial transactions for the month of November 2016, and the minutes of the Board meeting held on November 17, 2016.

16-143 A motion was made by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, 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 Request Foods, Inc.  

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

The request is for real property costs of $1,239,022.00. The district was established June 19, 1986. The request is for twelve years after completion. Mr. Jerry Nelson, representing the company, was present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

16-144 A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Becker to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Request Food, Inc.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was consideration of proposed changes to the Township’s Guidelines for granting Act 198 tax incentives. Mr. Nienhuis reviewed the proposed changes which added the statement that effective December 19, 2017 the Township has put a moratorium on receiving industrial Personal Property applications under Act 198.

16-145 A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Bush to approve the changes to the Township’s Act 198 Guidelines.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered a calendar of proposed dates for the 2017 Board Meetings. The meetings would be held the first and third Thursdays of the month with the exception of only one meeting on the 3rd Thursday of July.

16-146 Moved by Mr. Church, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the meeting dates for the Holland Charter Township Board for 2017.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered a Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2017. Mr. Bush reviewed the resolution.

16-147 Moved by Mr. Church, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2017.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Komejan provided some updates. Board members shared committee updates.

The meeting adjourned at 7:47 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk                                  
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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