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Minutes - June 7, 2018

 HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
June 7, 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 Russ TeSlaa. Also present were Township Manager Steve Bulthuis and Finance Director Melissa Veldheer

Absent:  None

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

Mr. Nienhuis announced that the Board would like to recognize Vern Johnson and his wife Dorie for their service to the Township. Vern is retiring after fifty years serving the Township as Supervisor, Trustee, Planning Commission Member, Zoning Board of Appeals Member, and Election Worker. Marion Hoeve, Planning Commission Chair, and Steve Haberkorn, Zoning Board of Appeals Chair, both spoke words of praise for Vern’s service.

Citizen Comments: One citizen spoke on the medical marijuana issue and changes in the law in the State of Michigan.

18-61  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Building Report for May 2018, Sheriff’s Department Report for May, 2018), bills and financial transactions for May 2018, and the minutes of the May 17, 2018 meeting as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The board had a second reading and considered for adoption three rezoning changes:   10502 Adams St. – Parcel 70-16-25-200-006 - Agricultural (A) and Floodplain (F) to Single-Family Residential (R-1) and Floodplain (F), 295 Howard Ave. – Parcel No. 70-16-19-458-008 - General Commercial (C-2) to Single Family Residential (R-1), and 505 E. 16th Street – Parcel No. 70-16-28-474-003 – General Industrial (I-2) and General Commercial (C-2) to Single-family and Two-family Residential (R-2).

18-62  Mr. Bush made a motion, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve Ordinance #581, the rezoning for 10502 Adams St. – Parcel 70-16-25-200-006 - Agricultural (A) and Floodplain (F) to Single-Family Residential (R-1) and Floodplain (F).

Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0
Motion declared adopted

18-63  Mr. Bush made a motion, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve Ordinance #582, the rezoning for 295 Howard Ave. – Parcel No. 70-16-19-458-008 - General Commercial (C-2) to Single Family Residential (R-1).

Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0
Motion declared adopted

18-64  Mr. Nykamp made a motion, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve Ordinance #583, the rezoning for 505 E. 16th Street – Parcel No. 70-16-28-474-003 – General Industrial (I-2) and General Commercial (C-2) to Single-family and Two-family Residential (R-2).

Roll Call Vote: Yes-7, No-0
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nienhuis opened a public hearing on the proposed Adams Ridge PUD. Mr. Nienhuis read some background on the project. Present to describe the project and answer questions were Mr. Dave Ash, Developer, and Becky Page with Holland Engineering. Mr. Bob Harmsen, a concerned citizen, described three concerns he had for the project, including density, safety concerns due to speed on Adams St., and wonderings on the ability of utilities to service this development. Ms. Page responded to Mr. Harmsen’s concerns and answered questions from the Board. Mr. Hoeve from the Planning Commission also answered questions on density. Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

18-65  Mr. Bush offered a resolution, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the Adams Ridge Planned Unit Development and attached report Exhibit B.

Roll Call Vote: Yes-5, No-2
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Bush introduced and the Board held a first reading of Restatement of Chapter 34, the Utilities Chapter of the Holland Charter Township Code of Ordinances.

Township Manager Bulthuis and Finance Director Melissa Veldheer reviewed highlights of the 2019-2024 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Board members asked questions and commented on the plan. The Board will be given the opportunity to provide input to this plan at the June 21 meeting and will consider approval of the 2019-2024 CIP, as adjusted, at the July 19 Board meeting.

The next agenda item was consideration of a motion to approve a mutual release of purchase for a 2.84-acre parcel of land located at Hallacy & Quincy. The buyer had an appraisal completed on the proposed building for that site and due to anticipated construction costs, there was a significant financial gap.  

18-66  Mr. Bush made a motion, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the mutual release of purchase agreement with the Buyer of the parcel known as Hallacy & Quincy 2.84 acres, part of parcel 70-16-05-400-057, and authorize the Supervisor, Clerk, or Superintendent to sign it.

All but one supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was the consideration of a contracted services proposal to complete a parks & recreation asset management and capital improvement plan.

18-67  Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the contracted services proposal with Prein & Newhof in the amount of $29,250.00 to complete a parks & recreation asset management and capital improvement plan.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed his informational update. Committee reports were shared. Mr. Nienhuis reminded the Board to keep Park Township in our thoughts due to the loss of Trustee Dan DeLeeuw.

The meeting adjourned at 8:58 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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