Sunday, January 20, 2019
Holland Logo

Minutes - December 20, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
December 20, 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. Dalman gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments:  None

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications and the minutes from the regular meeting held on December 6, 2018.

18-123  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 the consideration of a lot split request for property located on Howard Avenue (Parcel 70-16-30-150-033). Present to describe the request was agent Robert Molenhouse for owner Bay Haven Holdings, Inc. Township staff have reviewed and recommend that the Board approve this request.

18-124  A motion was offered by Mr. TeSlaa and supported by Mr. Church to approve the lot split request as presented for Howard Avenue (Parcel 70-16-30-150-033).

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda item was the consideration of a lot split request for property located on River Hills Drive (Parcels 70-16-20-476-006 and 70-16-20-476-007). Present to describe the request was owner Derek Prins. Township staff have reviewed the request.

18-125  A motion was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Becker to approve the lot split request as presented for River Hills Drive (Parcels 70-16-20-476-006 and 70-16-20-476-007).

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board held a second reading and consideration of adoption on a rezoning request for a Black River Court Parcel (#70-16-36-200-030) – C-3 Commercial to I-1 Industrial.

18-126  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve Ordinance No. 586 – Zoning Map Amendment Ordinance for a Black River Court Parcel (#70-16-36-200-030) – C-3 Commercial to I-1 Industrial.

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

The Board held a second reading and considered for adoption an Ordinance to Prohibit Recreational Marijuana Establishments and Marijuana Sale and Consumption in Public Places. Mr. Becker shared some thoughts on the proposed ordinance.

18-127  A motion was offered by Mr. ­ Bush and supported by Mr. Dalman to approve Ordinance No. 587 - an Ordinance to Prohibit Recreational Marijuana Establishments and Marijuana Sale and Consumption in Public Places.

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

The Board then considered approval of two operational and capital improvement expenditures. The first item was an Agreement for Information Technology Services with Ottawa County. Mr. Bulthuis introduced two people from the County, Dave Hulst and Mike Morrow, who reviewed the agreement which detailed the services to be performed with an estimated fee of $34,518.00. Final costs would be billed based on actual hours and hardware costs are estimates based on fall 2018 pricing.

18-128  A motion was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the Agreement for Information Technology Services with Ottawa County and authorize the Manager to sign the document.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered construction bids for the James Street Public Safety Building. Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the construction bids. Technology staff from Ottawa County worked with members of the Building Committee to identify the needed equipment and services and then solicited bids. These bids were reviewed and post-bid interviews were conducted with the preferred vendor. The total cost is $131,116.12.

18-129  Moved by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the construction bids for the James Street Public Safety Building and authorize the Manager to enter into contracts with the vendors.

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

The Board then considered several reappointments.

18-130  Moved by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to reappoint Vince Bush, Ken Bosma, and James Stroop and appoint Steve Bulthuis to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority for three-year terms.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-131  Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to reappoint Ross DeVries as alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

18-132  Moved by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Nienhuis, to reappoint Bob Bouwkamp, Jack Harper, and Gordon Sluiter to the Construction Board of Appeals for two-year terms.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

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

18-133  A resolution was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Nykamp amending the FY2018 Budget.

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

The Board then received for information an Annual Report for 2018 from the HCT Planning Commission. The report was presented by Planning Commission Chairman Marion Hoeve and Vice-Chair/Secretary Jack VanderMeulen. Mr. Nienhuis commented that there was a great deal of good information in the report and expressed the Board’s appreciation to the Planning Commission.

18-134  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Becker to receive the Annual Report for 2018 from the HCT 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. Sgt. Converse also gave some updates on Township activity.

The meeting adjourned at 7:56 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk                                 
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

six pack abs