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Minutes - September 21, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
 
Regular Meeting
September 21, 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
 
The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by Request Foods, Inc.
 
Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider this request.
 
The request is for real property costs of $745,405.00. The district was established June 19, 1986. The request is for twelve years after completion. Mr. Gerald Nelson was present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.  
 
Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.
 
17-99  A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from Request Foods, Inc.
 
All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted
 
The next agenda item was Consideration of a Resolution to approve Creekside Meadows Assisted Living Facility PUD.  Mr. Nienhuis opened a public hearing to consider this item.  The Planning Commission has recommended the approval.  Board members had questions and no developer was present.  Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.
 
17-100  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Church to table the Creekside Meadows Assisted Living Center PUD with tentative placement on the agenda October 19 if the developer can attend.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
The next agenda item was Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Meadowland Estates PUD.  Mr. Nienhuis opened a public hearing to consider this item.  The Planning Commission has recommended the approval.  Board members also had questions regarding this project and no developer was present.  Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.
 
17-101  A motion was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp to table approval of the Meadowland Estates PUD amendment with tentative placement on the agenda October 19 if the developer can attend.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing on the proposed 2017 Township Budget and 2016 Property Tax Levy.
 
Mr. Komejan reviewed a summary of the proposed 2018 Township Budget.  The Board held a Budget Work Session on September 7.  The proposed December 1, 2017 total ad valorem tax rate is at 4.86 mills, which is 1.24 mills less than what was levied to provide funding for 2017 operations and services.  The budget will provide our citizens with the same level of service.  Board members shared their appreciation of Township staff in the budget process.  No citizens were present with questions for the Board.
 
Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.
 
The Board then considered the proposed fiscal year 2018 budget resolution.
 
17-102  A motion was offered by Mr. Dalman and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the 2018 Budget Resolution.
 
Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted
 
Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communication (Drain Commission Notice, 4-way stop going at 136th/New Holland), operational reports (Sgt. Converse’s Report of Monthly Calls for August 2017), and the minutes of the regular Board Meeting held September 7, 2017.
 
17-103  A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
Mr. Komejan reviewed various updates.  Board members shared various updates. 
 
The meeting adjourned at 7:34 P.M.
 
Michael Dalman, Clerk 
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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