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Minutes - December 7, 2017


HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Regular Meeting
December 7, 2017

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

Present: Supervisor Terry Nienhuis, Treasurer Vince Bush, and Trustees Doug Becker, Elliott Church, Norm Nykamp, and Russell TeSlaa.  Also present was Township Manager Don Komejan.

Absent: Clerk Michael Dalman 

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

Citizen’s Comments:  John Bouwens, 10231 Chicago Drive, presented several concerns about the proposed zoning text amendment to allow coffee shops in the O-S Zoning District.  Ottawa County Commissioner Al Dannenberg shared information with the Board pertaining to the impact of marijuana legalization in the state of Colorado.

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Monthly Building Report and Monthly Sheriff Department Report), and bills and financial transactions for the month of November 2017.  Also reviewed were minutes from the regular meeting held on November 16, 2017.

17-138 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 item on the agenda was an update on the Zoning Ordinance Update Project.  John Said, Community Development Director, and Corey Broersma, Assistant Community Development Director, gave an update and summary of the Zoning Ordinance Update Project and answered questions on the current draft.  The Planning Commission has been working on this document for the past calendar year.  The Board expressed their appreciation for the diligent work on the project by the Planning Commissioners and staff.

The next item was a second reading and Consideration of Adoption of a Zoning Text Amendment to allow coffee shops in the Office-Service (O-S) District. 

17-139 A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the Zoning Text Amendment #577 allowing coffee shops in the Office-Service (O-S) District.

Roll call vote: Yes-5, No-1, Absent-1
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered a Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2018.  Mr. Bush reviewed the resolution.  

17-140 Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2018.  

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered several reappointments to the Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals. Considered for reappointment to a three-year term on the Planning Commission are Jack VanderMeulen, Dennis Gebben, and Edward Zylstra.  Considered for three-year terms on the Zoning Board of Appeals are LaVerne Johnson and Russell Boersma.

17-141 Moved by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Jack VanderMeulen, Dennis Gebben, and Edward Zylstra to the Planning Commission.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

17-142 Moved by Mr. ­­­Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to reappoint LaVerne Johnson and Russell Boersma to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan reviewed several updates.  Board members shared various updates. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:25 P.M.

Donald Komejan, Manager
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor
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