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Minutes - December 15, 2016

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
December 15, 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. Bush gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments: None

Board members reviewed the items in the consent agenda.

16-148 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Monthly Calls for November 2016 from Sgt. Brent Converse), and the minutes of the December 1, 2016 Board meeting as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nykamp introduced and the Board held a first reading on one rezoning request – Parcel No. 70-16-10-100-017 (Formerly 11695 Greenly Street) – Agricultural (A) to Single Family Residential (R-1).

The next item for consideration was a Resolution to accept a Buy and Sell Agreement for the sale of a 4.5 acre vacant parcel of land in the industrial park. The offer from Hubbell Gray Properties, LLC for Windquest Drive (Lot 6) Tax Parcel No. 70-16-08-300-075 is for the sum of $171,000.00 or approximately $38,000.00 per acre.

16-149 Moved by Mr. Church, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the Resolution to accept a Buy and Sell Agreement for the sale of the Windquest Drive (Lot 6) parcel of land.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted

The next item for consideration was a proposal for capital improvement expenditure to frame and finish the Township office building unfinished 2nd floor area.   The recommendation is to accept and approve the low bid proposal received from Lakewood Construction, Inc. in the amount of $85,400.00 to construct and install the 2nd floor build out improvements to the Township’s main office building.

16-150 Moved by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the proposal from Lakewood Construction, Inc. for 2nd floor improvements at the Township’s main office building.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered several reappointments to the Planning Commission, Board of Review, and Construction Board of Appeals. Considered for a three year term on the Planning Commission is Ken Bosma. Considered for two year terms on the Board of Review are Jack Harper, Craig Brink, and Alan Yamaoka. Considered for two year terms on the Construction Board of Appeals are Bob Bouwkamp, Earl Hemmeke, Gordon Sluiter, and Jon Tilbert.

16-151 A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Ken Bosma to the Planning Commission.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

16-152 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Bush, to reappoint Jack Harper to the Board of Review.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-153 A motion was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Dalman, to reappoint Craig Brink to the Board of Review.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-154 A motion was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to reappoint Alan Yamaoka to the Board of Review.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-155 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Dalman, to reappoint Bob Bouwkamp to the Construction Board of Appeals.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-156 A motion was offered by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Earl Hemmeke to the Construction Board of Appeals.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-157 A motion was offered by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to reappoint Gordon Sluiter to the Construction Board of Appeals.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

16-158 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Bush, to reappoint Jon Tilbert to the Construction Board of Appeals.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board considered an appointment recommendation by Fire Chief Kohsel. With the resignation of Lieutenant Mulder at Station 3, Chief Kohsel recommends that the Township Board appoint Mike Larsen to the position of Lieutenant of Holland Charter Township Fire Department Station 3.

16-159 A motion was made by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to appoint Mike Larsen to the position of Lieutenant of Station 3.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Township Manager Komejan presented and reviewed the November 30, 2016 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer. The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.

15-160 A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Church amending the FY2016 Budget.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then received for information an Annual Report for 2016 from the HCT Planning Commission. The report was presented by Planning Commission Chairman Marion Hoeve and Vice-Chair/Secretary Jack VanderMeulen. Mr. Nienhuis commented that there was a great deal of good information in the report and expressed the Board’s appreciation to the Planning Commission.

15-161 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Bush to receive the Annual Report for 2016 from the HCT Planning Commission.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan introduced a Proposal for Zoning Ordinance Updates to be considered at a later meeting and also presented several updates on projects in the Township.

The meeting adjourned at 8:36 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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