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Minutes - January 3, 2019

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
January 3, 2019

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

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (December Building Report), bills and financial transactions for December, and the minutes from the regular meeting held on December 20, 2018.

19-01  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa­­, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next two items on the agenda were consideration of Board approval for PUD ownership change. Township staff have reviewed both requests and have no problems with the proposed current sales.

The first request was for the Black River Office Park PUD. Bill Sikkel was present to explain what was taking place and answer questions. Coastal Real Estate Holdings, LLC will transfer the PUD to John Lynn Holdings, LLC.

19-02  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Becker to approve the PUD ownership change for the Black River Office Park.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The second request was for the Macatawa Legends Golf Course to transfer ownership from Eastbrook Homes to the Watermark Group. Mick McGraw from Eastbrook Homes was present to explain what was taking place and answer questions.

19-03  A motion was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to approve the PUD ownership change for the Macatawa Legends Golf Course.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item for consideration was an operational and capital improvement expenditure for the purchase of a tractor for the parks department. Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the request from Parks and Facilities Director Dan Zwick and presented the bid summary. The recommended bid is in the amount of $61,515 with a net cost of $46,515 after trade-in from Wolf Kubota. The CIP calls for the replacement tractor.

19-04  A motion was offered by Mr. ­Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the purchase of a tractor for the Parks Department from Wolf Kubota.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was consideration of a Resolution to accept a Buy and Sell Agreement for sale of a vacant land parcel at the corner of Sunnyside Drive and Driesenga Avenue (Parcel #70-16-05-400-053). Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the agreement for the purchase from Four Seasons Properties, LLC, an adjoining property owner who wishes to expand his current building. The offer price is $145,750 which equates to $25,000/acre.

19-05  Mr. Bush offered a motion, supported by Mr. Church, to table approval of the Buy and Sell agreement for the vacant 5.83-acre parcel at the corner of Driesenga Drive and Sunnyside Drive until the prospective buyer works out some specific details with the Township planning/building staff and the Planning Commission regarding necessary approvals needed.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered an amendment to the Local Development Finance Authority SmartZone Rules of Procedure. Mr. Bush reviewed the amendment which dealt with term limits on the Board (two consecutive four-year terms) and confirmed the fiscal year of the authority as July 1 to June 30 of the following calendar year.

19-06  Moved by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the amendment to the Local Development Finance Authority SmartZone Rules of Procedure.

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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