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Minutes - May 18, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
May 18, 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. Church gave the invocation.  
 
Citizen’s Comments:  None
 
17-42 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports, and the minutes of May 4, 2017 as written.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
At this time the board considered an agreement to purchase property for use in conjunction with the Township’s water and sewer utilities operations and maintenance functions at 207 W. Lakewood Blvd.  The vacant parcel is located at 0 Birch Street (Tax Parcel No. 70-16-19-279-003 and northern portions of No. 70-16-19-279-004 and No. 70-16-19-279-007). Mr. Komejan reviewed the agreement for the purchase of approximately 67,000 square feet or 1.54 acres with a purchase price of $134,00 with closing costs to be paid by the Township and closing to occur by July 17.
 
17-43 A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Church, to support the agreement to purchase property at 207 W. Lakewood Blvd.

Roll call vote:  Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted
 
The Board then considered approval of the 2017 Restated Holland Area Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operation Contract.  The contract is dated May 4, 2017 and will have an effective date of July 1, 2017.  Mr. Komejan reviewed an Executive Summary of the proposed contract which was necessitated by a number of recent activities related to the Holland Area Water Reclamation Facility and answered questions from Board members.  
 
17-44 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the 2017 Restated Holland Area Wastewater Treatment Facilities Operation Contract.
 
Roll call vote:  Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Motion declared adopted

17-45 The Board held a second reading and consideration for adoption of one rezoning request – 0 Mason Street (Vacant) Parcel No. 70-16-35-300-014 from Agricultural (A) to Single-Family Residential (R-1).   A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Nykamp, approving Resolution No. 569 which adopts the following rezoning request - 0 Mason Street (Vacant) Parcel No. 70-16-35-300-014 from Agricultural (A) to Single-Family Residential (R-1).

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

Mr. Nykamp introduced and the Board held a first reading of one rezoning request – 0 Mason Street (Vacant) Parcel No. 70-16-35-100-071 from Agricultural (A) to Single-Family Residential (R-1).

Mr. Bush initiated two rezoning requests to the Planning Commission:
124 James Street – Parcels 70-16-20-126-009, -010, and -011 from Office-Service (O-S) to General Industrial (I-2)
463 E. Lakewood Blvd. – Parcels 70-16-21-100-026, -040, and -042 from General Industrial (I-2) to General Commercial (C-2)

Mr. Komejan reviewed several additional informational updates.  Mr. TeSlaa shared that Park Township may be contracting with MAX Transit.   He also reported that the Community Enhancement Board met and selected officers.  Mr. Nienhuis mentioned that the annual Firemen Appreciation Dinner was held this week.   Rev. Dan Gillette, chaplain for the fire department, made the remark at the dinner that he has observed the HCT Fire Department to be well run and held in high esteem.

The meeting adjourned at 7:49 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor
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