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Minutes - April 20, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Regular Meeting
April 20, 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. Bush gave the invocation.  
 
Citizen’s Comments: Michele Baron, a resident from Pineview Drive, was present to express a concern regarding the property that was formerly a pigment factory regarding trees being taken down and hazardous waste.  Mr. Komejan answered her questions that the DEQ was in charge of dealing with the requirements regarding the waste.  The site plan was approved through the Planning Commission process and improvements will be done as the site is redeveloped.  Mr. Komejan will have a zoning administrator contact Ms. Burner regarding her questions.
 
17-34 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Monthly Report from Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department), and the minutes of April 6, 2017 as written.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
17-35 A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Church, approving Resolution No. 568 which adopts one rezoning request – 0 Ransom Street (Vacant) Parcel No. 70-16-04-400-028 from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1).
 
Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted
 
Mr. Becker initiated one rezoning request – 0 Mason Street; Parcel No. 70-16-35-100-071 from Agricultural (A) to Light Industrial (I-1).
 
The Board then considered a Resolution and appended Report concerning the proposed amendment to the Macatawa Legends Planned Unit Development project.  The amended report reflects the date change from August 19 to August 24, 2016.  The report reflects the corrected plan date to reflect those approved by Staff rather than those presented during the Planning Commission hearing.
 
17-36 Mr. TeSlaa offered a resolution, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the appended Report concerning the proposed amendment to the Macatawa Legends Planned Unit Development project.
 
All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted
 
The Board then considered one capital improvement expenditure to approve replacement of variable frequency drives at Ransom Street Water Booster Station at a cost that is projected to be $82,000.00 and has been anticipated in the Capital Improvement Plan. 
 
17-37 Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the replacement of variable frequency drives at Ransom Street Water Booster Station.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
Township Manager Komejan presented and reviewed the March 31, 2017 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer.  The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.
 
17-38 A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Nykamp amending the FY2017 Budget.
 
Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted
 
Mr. Komejan reviewed several additional informational updates including a report on the annual audit and a power point report from Finance Director Veldheer on the audit. Mr. Nienhuis thanked the Manager and staff for their management of funds in the Township.  
 
Mr. Komejan also shared a letter sent to the Manager of the City of Holland communicating from the Township that we would not be proceeding with the Windmill Island Gardens Non-Motorized Bridge and Regional Trail Connection Project due to the inability to negotiate with Boar’s Head for acceptable land donation terms for the current route alignment.  
 
Mr. Nienhuis presented a brief summary on the annual Michigan Township Association Conference held in Lansing.
 
The meeting adjourned at 7:47 P.M.
 
Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor
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