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Minutes - November 15, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
November 15, 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, and Russell TeSlaa. Also present was Township Manager Steve Bulthuis.

Absent:  Trustee Norm Nykamp

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

Citizen’s Comments: None

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (October report from the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department), bills and financial transactions for October, and the minutes from the special and regular meetings held on November 1, 2018.

18-104  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consideration of a lot split request for property located at 2697 142nd Ave. Present to describe the request was owner Laura Coppersmith. Township staff have reviewed and recommend that the Board approve this request.

18-105  A motion was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the lot split request as presented for 2697 142nd Ave.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was a proposed CSX Facility Encroachment Agreement. Mr. Bulthuis explained the agreement. Board members asked questions and clarification on the agreement.

18-106  A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Nienhuis to approve the CSX Facility Encroachment Agreement and authorize the Supervisor to execute the Agreement.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next item for consideration was an Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate, Right of First Refusal, and Closing Memorandum for property at 12169 James Street. This is the land on which the James Street Public Safety Building will be located. Mr. Bulthuis explained the documents.

18-107  A motion was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Dalman to approve the Agreement for Sale and Purchase of Real Estate, Right of First Refusal, and Closing Memorandum for property at 12169 James Street.

Roll call vote: Yes-6, No-0, Absent-1
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered several reappointments to the Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Review, Holland Aquatic Center Board of Trustees, and MAX Transportation Authority. Considered for reappointment to a three-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals are Steve Haberkorn, Elliott Church, and Robert Swartz. Considered for two-year terms on the Board of Review are Jack Harper, Craig Brink, and Alan Yamaoka. Considered for reappointment to represent Holland Township for three years on the Holland Aquatic Center Board of Trustees is Darrin Duistermars. Considered for reappointment for a three-year term on the MAX Transportation Authority is Joe Baumann.

18-108  Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Steve Haberkorn, Elliott Church, and Robert Swartz to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Yes–5, No–0, Abstain-1, Absent-1
Motion declared adopted

18-109  Moved by Mr. TeSlaa­­­, supported by Mr. Bush, to reappoint Jack Harper, Craig Brink, and Alan Yamaoka to the Board of Review.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-110  Moved by Mr. Bush­­­, supported by Mr. Becker, to reappoint Darrin Duistermars to the Holland Aquatic Center Board of Trustees.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-111  Moved by Mr. TeSlaa­­­, supported by Mr. Bush, to reappoint Joe Baumann to the MAX Transportation Authority.

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 8:00 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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