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DRAFT Minutes - September 6, 2018

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HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
September 6, 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 Steve Bulthuis.

Absent:  None

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

Citizen’s Comments:  None

Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Riverwalk Condominiums Planned Unit Development (PUD). The amendment would allow for a second detached accessory building on the lands of Unit #6. Mr. Brian Slagh was present to answer questions.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

18-80  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, and supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the amendment to the Riverwalk Condominium PUD and adopt the Report attached as Exhibit B.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (August Sheriff’s Office Report), bills and financial transactions for August, and the minutes from the regular meeting held on August 16, 2018.

18-81  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 agenda item was consideration of a request for a land division within a recorded plat for Parcels 16-16-447-004, 008, and 009. Present to answer questions was Jason Hall from Geerlings Development Company. The proposed request would allow the owners to combine three lots into two to build a medical-office professional building.

18-82  Mr. TeSlaa made a motion, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the request for the land division as presented.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis presented the revised Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) Bylaws and Member Agreement as approved by the Policy Board. The changes are focused in two areas: Composition of the Executive Committee and the Utilization of US Census Bureau population estimates to establish dues.

18-83  A motion was made by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Dalman, to approved the revised MACC’s Bylaws and Member Agreement.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was consideration of an easement of right of way to SEMCO Energy for a natural gas pipeline to the Holland Charter Township Public Safety Building (12169 James Street). Mr. Bulthuis described the easement of right of way to lay, construct, test, maintain, inspect, alter, repair, replace, operate or remove pipelines for the transportation of natural gas. The pipeline will be constructed on the parcel that will hold the Township’s new public safety building and serve that facility as well as the existing facility behind the building site.

18-84  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the easement of right of way to SEMCO Energy for a natural gas pipeline to the Holland Charter Township Public Safety Building.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was consideration of an appointment to the Planning Commission. Mr. Nienhuis recommended that Randy Kortering be appointed to the Planning Commission to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Vern Johnson. The term ends on December 31, 2018.

18-85  A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Church, to appoint Randy Kortering to the Planning Commission.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed some informational and project updates. Board members gave committee reports and shared comments.

The meeting adjourned at 7:47 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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