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Minutes - January 18, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
January 18, 2018

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: Ms. Paula Givens addressed the Board regarding the Michigan Medical Marijuana Facilities Licensing Act. Ms. Givens talked about well-regulated cannabis and the need for patients in this part of the State to have clean medical marijuana. Citizens also expressed their support and opinions regarding this effort.

18-05 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Annual Review of On-Premise Liquor License Establishments, Calls for Fire Department Services, Sgt. Converse’s Report of Monthly Calls for December 2017), and the minutes of January 4, 2018 as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted.

At this time, Elisa Hoekwater, MACC Transportation Director, updated the Board on the 8th Street Pop-up 3-lane traffic demonstration project done in 2017. She brought three guests, Scott Post, Amy Sheele, and Steve Bulthuis who were all part of the project and explained the process that allowed the demonstration to occur. Ms. Hoekwater talked about future plans and recommendations from the road safety audit to benefit the community in the future as the Township looks at this corridor.

The next agenda item was the consideration of a Resolution adopting a revised fee schedule relative to Building Construction Board of Appeals and Property Maintenance Board of Appeals application fees. Mr. Komejan reviewed the changes which would provide reasonable reimbursement for costs.

18-06 Mr. Becker offered a resolution, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to adopt a revised fee schedule relative to Building Construction Board of Appeals and Property Maintenance Board of Appeals application fees.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consideration of a Resolution adopting 2018 Parks and Recreation Department Charges. Mr. Komejan reviewed the changes with the revised fee schedule contained in Exhibit A.

18-07 Mr. TeSlaa offered a resolution, supported by Mr. Nykamp, adopting 2018 Parks and Recreation Department Charges.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consideration of a Resolution to approve Agreements for the sale of a used HCT fire truck to Reed City for the price of approximately $115,000.00. Mr. Komejan reviewed the agreement.

18-08 Mr. Nykamp offered a motion, supported by Mr. Dalman, to approve the Resolution to approve Agreements for the sale of the used HCT fire truck to Reed City.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Under Administration Reports Mr. Komejan reviewed one more item regarding the Dunton Park upper playground safety tiles. His recommendation was that the Board approve the MCSA Group, Inc. proposal dated January 18, 2018 to prepare construction documents and to issue bid documents to contractors for the replacement of the Dunton Park upper playground safety tiles within the proposed project scope, estimated cost, and project schedule. The schedule anticipates the Board to consider awarding of the project bid on March 1.

18-09 Mr. Becker offered a motion, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the MCSA Group, Inc. proposal dated January 18, 2018.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan provided a summary of major activities, policy matters, and projects of FY2017. Mr. Komejan answered a Trustee’s question that we have approximately 1075 open lots remaining at the North Holland Cemetery. Board members provided updates from committees.

The meeting adjourned at 8:26 P.M. Following the adjournment Ms. Givens presented a petition requesting Township officials consider the marijuana issue at a later meeting.


Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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