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Minutes - December 6, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
December 6, 2018

The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

Present: Supervisor Terry Nienhuis, Treasurer Vince Bush, and Trustees Doug Becker, Elliott Church, Norm Nykamp, and Russell TeSlaa. Also present were Township Manager Steve Bulthuis and Deputy Clerk Susan Dalman.

Absent: Clerk Michael Dalman

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

Citizen’s Comments: Diana Sandivol, Pure West Clinic, and Al Dannenberg, Ottawa County Commissioner both addressed the Board.

Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider a request submitted by NBS Partners, LLC and Lakewood Construction, Inc. to establish an Industrial Development District for Speculative Building purposes for property at the SE corner of Holland Avenue and Superior Ct. (Tax Parcel 70-16-04-179-008). Nick Nykerk was present to answer questions.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

18-112 A resolution was offered by Mr. ­­TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Bush to establish an Industrial Development District for Speculative Building purposes for the property located at the SE corner of Holland Avenue and Superior Ct.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Ottawa County Sheriff’s Report for November, November Building Report), bills and financial transactions for November, and the minutes from the regular meeting held on November 15, 2018.

18-113 A motion was made by Mr. ­­Nykamp, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Becker introduced and the Board held a first reading on a rezoning request for a Black River Court Parcel (#70-16-36-200-030) – C-3 Commercial to I-1 Industrial.

The Board considered two operational and capital improvement expenditures brought by Mr. Bulthuis. The first was for extrication tools. Chief Kohsel recommended the purchase of extrication tools to be utilized at Stations #1 and #3. The recommendation is to purchase the Hurst eDraulic tools at a cost of $57,975 from Apollo Fire Equipment Company.

18-114 A motion was offered by Mr. ­TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the purchase of extrication tools.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The second item was the purchase of a title insurance policy for the James Street Public Safety Building. Mr. Bulthuis explained the proposed purchase through Lighthouse Insurance and also the recommendation that the Township use Lighthouse to make payments to our contractor. The insurance policy will be $10,000 for a $9 million owner’s title insurance policy and the cost for the payment services will be $200/draw with an estimated total cost of $3000.

18-115 A motion was offered by Mr. ­Bush and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the purchase of title insurance for the James Street Public Safety Building and authorize the services of Lighthouse Insurance to make payments to our contractor.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bush introduced and the Board held a first reading of an Ordinance to Prohibit Recreational Marijuana Establishments and Marijuana Sale and Consumption in Public Places.

The Board then reviewed proposed fee increases brought by Superintendent Bulthuis. The proposed fee increases are in the following areas:
IFEC Application fee - $1250 (increase of $150)
Community Development Department – Increase Solicitor’s license fee
Monthly $35 (increase of $10)
Annual $60 (increase of $10)
License renewal $25 (increase of $10)

18-116 A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Church to approve the fee increases as presented.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered a resolution supporting an application for federal funding from the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council in the amount of $445,000 to construct a non-motorized pathway on Greenly St. from 120th Avenue and 112th Avenue. Mr. Bulthuis explained the resolution.

18-117 Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the resolution supporting an application for federal funding to construct a non-motorized pathway on Greenly St.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered a calendar of proposed dates for the 2019 Board Meetings. The meetings would be held the first and third Thursdays of the month with the exception of only one meeting on the 3rd Thursday of July.

18-118 Moved by Mr. Bush supported by Mr. Church, to approve the meeting dates for the Holland Charter Township Board for 2019.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered a Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2019. Mr. Bush reviewed the resolution.

18-119 Moved by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the Resolution to Approve Depositories for Fiscal Year 2019.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The Board then considered several reappointments.

18-120 Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nienhuis, to reappoint Marion Hoeve, Norman Nykamp and Randy Kortering to the Planning Commission for a three-year term.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-121 Moved by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Ken Souter to the Economic Development Corporation for a 6-year term.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-122 Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Church, to reappoint Steve Haberkorn to the Property and Housing Board of Appeals for a three-year term.

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.

Susan Dalman, Deputy Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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