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Minutes - February 21, 2019

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
February 21, 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. Nykamp gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments:  Mr. Nienhuis welcomed County Commissioner Joe Baumann who shared Ottawa County updates.

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications, operational reports, and the minutes from the regular meeting held on February 7, 2019.

19-25  A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp­­, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board held a second reading and considered for adoption the proposed amendment to the text of the Township Code of Ordinances dealing with Prohibition of Recreational Marihuana.

19-26  A motion was made by Mr. Bush­­, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to adopt Ordinance No. 590 – Zoning Text Amendment Ordinance – An Ordinance to amend the Holland Charter Township Ordinance by adding a prohibition for marihuana establishments; and to provide for the effective date of this Ordinance.

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

Mr. Church introduced and the Board held a first reading on the Dunton Park Launch Ramp Amendment Ordinance.

Mr. Nienhuis reviewed two appropriations that were recommended for approval: $50,000 for Lakeshore Advantage (economic development services) and $63,000 for Outdoor Discovery Center (Project Clarity-Macatawa Watershed improvements and Macatawa Greenway). Angela Huesman from Lakeshore Advantage was present to review highlights of the organization for the past year.

19-27  Mr. Bush made a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the 2019 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with Lakeshore Advantage Corporation in the amount of $50,000.00.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

19-28  Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. Dalman, to approve the 2019 Contracted Services Appropriation Agreement with the Outdoor Discovery Center in the amount of $63,000.00 ($50,000 – Project Clarity and $13,000 – Macatawa Greenway).

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next items for consideration were related to Ottawa County Drain matters. They included the following resolutions:

Resolution to approve an application for laying out and designating a new Fairview Estates Drainage District (copy of the application form included for information)

Resolution to file a petition to establish a new Fairview Estates Drain (copy of the petition form included for information)

Resolution to approve an application for laying out and designating a new Smithfield Estates Drainage District (copy of the application form included for information)

Resolution to file a petition to establish a new Smithfield Estates Drain (copy of the petition form included for information)

Resolution to approve an application for laying out and designating a new Country Meadows Estates Drainage District (copy of the application form included for information)

Resolution to file a petition to establish a new Country Meadows Estates Drain (copy of the petition form included for information)

Resolution to approve an application for laying out and designating a new Imperial Estates South Drainage District (copy of the application form included for information)

Resolution to file a petition to establish a new Imperial Estates South Drain (copy of the petition form included for information)

Resolution to approve an application for laying out and designating a new Imperial Estates North Drainage District (copy of the application form included for information)

Resolution to file a petition to establish a new Imperial Estates North Drain (copy of the petition form included for information)

Mr. Bulthuis also reviewed the information on orphan drains and reviewed the reason for the resolutions to be considered by the Board. Board members shared questions.

19-29  A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve an Application for laying out and designating a new Fairview Estates Drainage District.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-30  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Becker, to file a Petition to establish a new Fairview Estates Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-31  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve an Application for laying out and designating a new Smithfield Estates Drainage District.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-32  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to file a Petition to establish a new Smithfield Estates Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-33  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve an Application for laying out and designating a new Country Meadows Estates Drainage District.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-34  A resolution was offered by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to file a Petition to establish a new Country Meadows Estates Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-35  A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa supported by Mr. Bush, to approve an Application for laying out and designating a new Imperial Estates South Drainage District.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-36  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Becker, to file a Petition to establish a new Imperial Estates South Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-37  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve an Application for laying out and designating a new Imperial Estates North Drainage District.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

19-38  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to file a Petition to establish a new Imperial Estates North Drain.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

The next items for consideration were operational and capital improvement expenditures. Mr. Bulthuis reviewed two bid tabulations. The first was to purchase two pickup trucks and a cargo van as replacement vehicles for the Public Works Departments. Net purchase price from low bidder crown Motors CDJR is $43,879.36.

19-39  A motion was offered by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Church to approve the recommended vehicle purchases from Crown Motors CDJR.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The second bid tabulation was to purchase two replacement gas utility vehicles for the Parks Department.   Total cost for two Toro Cushman Hauler 1200 gas utility vehicles after trade in is $14,790.

19-40  A motion was offered by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the recommended purchases of two Toro Cushman Hauler gas utility vehicles from Spartan Distributors.

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 7:58 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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