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Minutes - December 21, 2017

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
December 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. Dalman gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments: None

The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by GP Reeves INC.

Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider this request.

The request is for real property costs of $1,900,000.00. The district was established February 20, 1997. The request is for twelve years after completion. No company representative was present.

17-143  A motion was made by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Becker to table the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from GP Reeves INC.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was Consideration of a Resolution to approve the Wyndover Acres PUD Amendment. Mr. Nienhuis opened a public hearing to consider this item.  The Planning Commission has recommended the approval.  Attorney Peter Rhoades was present to answer questions and describe the amendment.  Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

17-144  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Church to approve the Wyndover Acres PUD Amendment and accept the report labeled Exhibit B.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0

Resolution declared adopted

At this time Mr. Kevin Reeves representing GP Reeves INC. arrived at our meeting.  

17-145  A motion was made by Mr. Dalman, supported by Mr. Bush, to remove from the table the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from GP Reeves INC.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Reeves provided an update and answered questions regarding the project. Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing on the IFEC request.

17-146  A resolution was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Becker to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from GP Reeves INC.

All supported the resolution

Resolution declared adopted

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports, and minutes from the regular meeting held on December 7, 2017.

17-147 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 the Consideration of a Resolution and appended Report concerning the denial of the proposed amendment to the Meadowland Estates planned unit development. This and the following agenda item had a public hearing on September 21 and were initially considered at the October 19 Board meeting.  Mr. Nykamp expressed some thoughts regarding these resolutions.  Mr. Nienhuis expressed the Board’s appreciation for his work on the Planning Commission.  Mr. Bush also shared some thoughts. 

17-148 A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nienhuis, to approve the Resolution and appended Report concerning the denial of the proposed amendment to the Meadowland Estates planned unit development.

Roll call vote: Yes-5, No-2, Absent-0

Resolution declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was the Consideration of a Resolution and appended Report concerning the denial of the proposed amendment to the Creekside Meadows planned unit development.

17-149 A resolution was offered by Mr. Dalman, supported by Mr. Nienhuis, to approve the Resolution and appended Report concerning the denial of the proposed amendment to the Creekside Meadows planned unit development.

Roll call vote: Yes-5, No-2, Absent-0

Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered approval of an Emergency Interconnection Agreement with the Zeeland Board of Public Works for purposes of emergency transfer of water. Mr. Komejan reviewed the agreement and one-page summary report. 

17-150 Moved by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the Emergency Interconnection Agreement.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered a Resolution to approve the Water Asset Management Plan. Mr. Komejan reviewed various sections of the plan.

17-151  Mr. Becker offered a resolution, supported by Mr. Church, to approve the Water Asset Management Plan.

All supported the resolution

Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered various appointments to Township boards. Mr. Nienhuis recommended that John Said, Community Development Director, be appointed to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to fill the vacant position formerly held by Meghann Reynolds.

17-152 Moved by Mr. Nienhuis­­­, supported by Mr. Bush, to appoint John Said to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nienhuis recommended that Dave Fackler be reappointed to the MAX Transportation Authority.

17-153 Moved by Mr. Nienhuis, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to reappoint Dave Fackler to the MAX Transportation Authority.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nienhuis recommended that Dan Zwick, Parks & Maintenance Supervisor, be appointed to the Building and Grounds Committee to replace retiring Mike Winkler.

17-154 Moved by Mr. Nienhuis, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to appoint Dan Zwick to the Building and Grounds Committee.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Township Manager Komejan presented and reviewed the November 30, 2017 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer. The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.

17-155 A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa amending the FY2017 Budget.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0

Resolution declared adopted

The Board then received for information an Annual Report for 2017 from the HCT Planning Commission. The report was presented by Planning Commission Chairman Marion Hoeve and Vice-Chair/Secretary Jack VanderMeulen.  Mr. Nienhuis commented that there was a great deal of good information in the report and expressed the Board’s appreciation to the Planning Commission.

17-156 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Bush to receive the Annual Report for 2017 from the HCT Planning Commission.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan reviewed several updates. He shared an article on the ten-year anniversary of the HEDCOR Fund.  Board members shared various updates and thoughts including a report on the Community Enhancement Board from Russ TeSlaa.  Bylaws and a process to approve grants have been developed. Three grants have been awarded:  Park Township Pump House, Symphony on Peter and the Wolf, and Felt Mansion APP for historical sites in the area. One grant request has been denied.

The meeting adjourned at 8:24 P.M.

            

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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