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Minutes - February 1, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
February 1, 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. Nykamp gave the invocation. 

Citizen’s Comments:  One citizen representing a local medical marijuana compassion club spoke in favor of updating the Township’s ordinances to allow these facilities.  She provided information to the Board.  Three additional citizens spoke in favor of these facilities.

Joe Haveman, candidate for the State Senate, introduced himself to the Board and gave a brief summary of his beliefs.

18-10  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Building Report for January 2018), bills and financial transactions for January 2018, and the minutes of January 18, 2018 as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

At this time, Mr. Nienhuis opened a Public Hearing on the proposed extension to the Final Development Plan approval for the Legends View Association Planned Unit Development.  The proposal seeks to extend the existing PUD’s approval and time limitation to have begun construction to December 31, 2018.  Project completion date is to remain December 31, 2021.  Planning Commission has supported this request.  Ms. Lynelle Berkenpas of Holland Engineering was present to answer any questions from the Board.  Mr. Nienhuis closed the Public Hearing.

18-11  Mr. Bush offered a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the extension to the Final Development Plan approval for the Legends View Association PUD.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

At this time, Jennifer Owens, President of Lakeshore Advantage, updated the Board on the activities, accomplishments, and goals of Lakeshore Advantage.  She shared the 2018 Investor Guide which highlighted some of the accomplishments in Holland Township. Jennifer also answered questions relating to future initiatives.

The next agenda item was the consideration of a 2018 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with Lakeshore Advantage Corporation for ongoing economic development services.  The recommended amount for the agreement is $50,000.00. 

18-12  Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the 2018 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with Lakeshore Advantage Corporation in the amount of $50,000.00.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consideration of a 2018 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with the Outdoor Discovery Center for Project Clarity which works on Lake Macatawa and the quality of its watershed.  The recommended amount for the agreement is $50,000.00. 

18-13  Mr. Church made a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the 2018 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with the Outdoor Discovery Center (Project Clarity) in the amount of $50,000.00.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Komejan reviewed several updates including a report on the 2013-2018 Street Resurfacing and Maintenance Strategy. The Board will consider Ottawa County Road Commission estimates for resurfacing at the next meeting.  He also reported that the Road Commission would be installing a traffic light on the westbound off ramp on I-196 and Adams St.  Board members provided committee updates.

The meeting adjourned at 7:38 P.M. 

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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