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Minutes - October 18, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
October 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 Steve Bulthuis.

Absent:  None

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

Citizen’s Comments: None

The next item on the agenda was a request for an Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate submitted by JS Product Development, LLC.

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

The request is for real property costs of $1,187,859.00. The district was established August 16, 2018. The request is for twelve years after completion. Mr. Jason Schroeder was present to provide an update and answer questions regarding the project.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

18-95  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the request for the Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate from JS Product Development, LLC.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications (thank you from Tulipanes), operational reports (Sgt. Converse’s report for September), and the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 4, 2018.

18-96  A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Next the Board considered approval for distribution and comment per the requirements of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act two proposed amendments to the Master Plan:

12671 & 12685 James Street, for consideration that the parcel be planned for Community Commercial rather than Moderate Density Residential.

18-97  A motion was made by Mr. Church, supported by Mr. Nykamp, that the proposed amendments of 12671 & 12685 James Street be Community Commercial rather than Moderate Density Residential on the Master Plan and that these be approved for distribution and comment per the requirements of the Michigan Planning Enabling Act and then the Planning Commission will schedule a public hearing following the 42-day comment period.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda items were the consideration of an amendment to the Future Land Use Map of the Township’s Comprehensive Master Plan. The amendment would make Black River Court, west of 96th, Light Industrial rather than Highway Commercial. Kevin Miller, representing Mission Design Automotive, was present to describe his business.

18-98  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Church, to approve the Planning Commission’s recommendations that the Future Land Use Map be amended to change Parcel No. 70-16-36-200-016 from Highway Commercial (C-3) to Light Industrial (I-1).

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item item was the approval of the bid for Helder Park softball fields backstop replacement.   Mr. Bulthuis recommended the contract be awarded to low bidder AAA Fence, LLC in the amount of $40,468.

18-99  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Becker to approve the bid with AAA Fence, LLC for Helder Park softball fields backstop replacement.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Township Manager Bulthuis presented and reviewed the September 30, 2018 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer. The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.

18-100  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa amending the FY2018 Budget.

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

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed some informational and project updates. Board members gave committee reports and shared comments. Mr. Nienhuis reported that he had attended the Ottawa County MTA group and received information on medical marijuana and the negative implication to the State of Michigan.

The meeting adjourned at 7:43 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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