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Minutes - March 16, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
March 16, 2017

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

Present: 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: Supervisor Terry Nienhuis

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

Citizen’s Comments: None

The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by Holland Stitchcraft, Inc.

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

The request is for real property costs of $1,005,768.00. The district was established October 1, 1992. The request is for twelve years after completion. Mr. Brian Beltman, representing the company, was present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.

Mr. Bush closed the public hearing.

17-27 A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Holland Stitchcraft, Inc.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consent agenda.

17-28 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (February Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office Report on Monthly Calls), and the minutes of March 2, 2017 as written. 

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was the Consideration of a Resolution to accept a Buy and Sell Agreement for sale of a vacant land parcel. The agreement is for an approximate 6-acre parcel of land located at the corner of Greenly Street and Windquest Drive, in the Holland Charter Township Industrial Park. The agreement with Frederick D. Jacobs and Denise M. Jacobs is for the sale price of $210,000.00 with closing to occur by May 30, 2017.

17-29 A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Church, to approve the Buy and Sell Agreement for Vacant Land with Addendum A as submitted to the Township through the listing office of Colliers International and recommended for approval by the Superintendent of the Township. 

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Becker initiated one rezoning request to the Planning Commission – 0 Mason Street (Vacant) – Parcel No. 70-16-35-300-014 Agricultural (A) to Single-family Residential (R-1).

The next item for consideration was a Resolution for Petition of Maintenance and Improvements to the No. 8 Drain. The petition will allow some maintenance and improvement to the Ottawa County No. 8 Drain District to address current and future storm water drainage issues in the area.

17-30 A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, for Petition of Maintenance and Improvement, Including Extending and/or Adding Branches and Adding Lands to the No. 8 Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Komejan reviewed one proposed change to the Township Administrative Guidelines for Capitalization of Fixed Assets. The proposed change would increase the capitalization threshold to $10,000.00 to more closely follow industry standards for units of government of similar size and scope of operations, as recommended by Finance Director Veldheer and with concurrence by the Township’s auditor.

17-31 A motion was made by Mr. Dalman, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the change to the Administrative Guidelines for Capitalization of Fixed Assets increasing the capitalization threshold to $10,000.00. 

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan reviewed several additional informational updates including Selected Statistical Information on the Township and Principal Officials and Staff Members. Mr. TeSlaa shared input on MAX Transit. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:23 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Vince Bush, Treasurer

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