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Minutes - October 19, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 
Regular Meeting
October 19, 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
 
The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
 
Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider this request.
 
The request is for real property costs of $1,956.036.00. The district was established October 18, 1990. The request is for twelve years after completion. Ms. Ellen Kaines was present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.  
 
Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.
 
17-108  A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from National Bulk Equipment, Inc.
 
All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted
 
Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications (invitation to new Zeeland Clean Water Plant Open House and Ribbon Cutting), operational reports, and minutes from the regular meeting held on October 5, 2017.
 
17-109 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
The next agenda item was Consideration of a Resolution to approve Creekside Meadows Assisted Living Facility PUD.  Mr. Nienhuis stated that this and the next item had been tabled on September 21 with the request that the developer be present to answer questions.  
 
17-110  A motion was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Becker to remove from the table the Creekside Meadows Assisted Living Center PUD. 
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
The Planning Commission has recommended the approval.  Board members had questions and Mr. Colin Kraay and his father on behalf of Leisure Living Management were present to answer questions regarding the background on the project.  Concerns were raised regarding safety concerns due to the placement at the end of the cul-de-sac with limited access.  The developer explained the modifications made to the original plan.  Mr. Nienhuis reviewed several notes from the Planning Commission. He expressed disagreement with the statement that the Project is consistent with the public health, safety, and welfare of the Township.
 
17-111  A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the Creekside Meadows Assisted Living Center PUD. 
 
Roll call vote: Yes-2, No-5
Motion declared defeated
 
The next agenda item was Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Meadowland Estates PUD.    The Planning Commission has recommended the approval.  
 
17-112  A motion was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Church to remove from the table the Meadowland Estates PUD. 
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
17-113  A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Dalman to approve the Meadowland Estates PUD amendment. 
 
Roll call vote: Yes-0, No-7
Motion declared defeated
 
The next agenda item was consideration to participate in the State of Michigan Infrastructure Asset Management Pilot Study. Two items were considered.  The first was encouragement from Ottawa County/Ottawa County Road Commission.  The second item which was consideration for approval of a Universal Data Sharing Agreement.  Mr. Komejan reviewed the information.
 
17-114  Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. Church to approve the Universal Data Sharing Agreement between the Michigan State Police and participating entities.
 
All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted
 
Township Manager Komejan presented and reviewed the September 30, 2017 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer.  The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.
 
17-115 A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Nykamp amending the FY2017 Budget.
 
Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted
 
Mr. Komejan reviewed some informational and project updates.  Board members gave committee reports.
 
The meeting adjourned at 8:57 P.M.
 
Michael Dalman, Clerk 
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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