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Minutes - January 5, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
January 5, 2017

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. TeSlaa gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments: None

17-01 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Building Permit Summary for December 2016), bills and financial transactions for the month of December, and the minutes of December 15, 2016 as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board held a second reading and considered for approval one rezoning request – the parcel formerly known as 11695 Greenly St. – A to R-1.

17-02 Mr. Bush made a motion, supported by Mr. Church, to approve Ordinance No. 567 - rezoning of the parcel formerly known as 11695 Greenly Street, parcel number 7-16-10-100-017, from A Agricultural to R-1 Single Family Residential.

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

The next agenda item was the consideration of a Professional Services Agreement for zoning ordinance updates. The agreement between the Township and William & Works, Inc. of Grand Rapids would update the Zoning Ordinance for a total fee not to exceed $39,750, exclusive of reimbursements. The Township attorney has reviewed and his recommended changes are part of the agreement. Board members shared questions and input about this process. Mr. Church shared his thoughts that specific items that have been in dispute or are ambiguous should be looked at.

17-03 Moved by Mr. Nykamp, and supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the Professional Services Agreement with William & Works, Inc. for a total budgeted amount of $43,000.00.

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

Mr. Nienhuis then reviewed three renewal appropriation agreements that the Contracted Services Committee has recommended for approval: Macatawa Resource Center ($34,250), Macatawa Area Residents in Action ($19,750) and Tulip Time Festival, Inc. ($12,000). Mr. Leroy Hernandez, Executive Director of the Macatawa Resource Center, gave the Board an understanding of the activities of the Macatawa Resource Center.

17-04 A motion was made by Mr. Dalman, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve a $34,250 appropriation agreement with Macatawa Resource Center.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

17-05 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve a $19,750 appropriation agreement with Macatawa Area Residents in Action (M.A.R.I.A.).

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

17-06 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Church, to approve a $12,000 appropriation agreement with Tulip Time Festival, Inc.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was Consideration of a Joint Resolution of Commitment from the City of Holland and Holland Charter Township for Receipt of a Conditional Commitment of Transportation Alternative Funds from the State of Michigan for Windmill Island Gardens Non-motorized Bridge and Regional Trail Connections Project. The Resolution supports the partnership between the municipalities to receive the Transportation Alternative Funds from the State of Michigan. Both the City of Holland and Holland Charter Township have budgeted local unit matching funds based on the current project scope and cost estimates, subject to bidding. This item was delayed from consideration for approval at this meeting pending more information on the MDOT Grant amendment considerations, engineer cost estimates on the project, and continuing negotiations in the agreement with Boar’s Head for the pathway property. The City of Holland did not take action yet on this Resolution. Board members shared their thoughts on the project.

Mr. Komejan reviewed some additional informational updates.

The meeting adjourned at 8:17 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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