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Minutes - April 19, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
April 19, 2018

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

Present:  Supervisor Terry Nienhuis, Clerk Michael Dalman, and Trustees Doug Becker, Elliott Church, Russ TeSlaa and Norm Nykamp. Also present was Township Manager Steve Bulthuis.

Absent:  Treasurer Vince Bush

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

Citizen’s Comments: None

18-41  A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp, supported by Mr. Church, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Water/Sewer Paperless Billing Update and Ottawa County Sheriff’s Report for March 2018, Holland Charter Township 2018 Assessment Facts), and the minutes of the April 5, 2018 meeting as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Next the Board had a presentation from the Community Development staff on the updated Zoning Ordinance. Mr. John Said, Community Development Director, and Corey Broersma, Assistant Community Development Director, gave a presentation on the project. Mr. Nienhuis first thanked the Planning Commission for all their work on this document and then opened a Public Hearing to receive input from citizens on the updated Zoning Ordinance. This Public Hearing is not required, but rather being done as a courtesy for our citizens. Two letters were received from the Holland Area Beekeepers Association and the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council. Six citizens shared concerns on various issues. Board members asked questions. Mr. Nienhuis closed the Public Hearing.

Mr. Nykamp introduced and the Board held a first reading on the updated Zoning Ordinance.

The Board then held a second reading and considered for adoption Ordinance No. 578 - Amendment to the Code of Ordinances – Addition of new Chapter 37 – Dunton Park Boat Launch Ramp Ordinance

18-42  A motion was made by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to adopt Ordinance No. 578 - Amendment to the Code of Ordinances – Addition of new Chapter 37 – Dunton Park Boat Launch Ramp Ordinance

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

The next item was consideration of a lot split for property at 13946 Westwood Ln.   Present to describe the project was Mr. Chris Desanctis and Mr. Mike Updegraff.

18-43  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the lot split for property located at 13946 Westwood Ln.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item was consideration of a lot split for property at 79 S. Division Ave.   Present to describe the project was Mr. Karl Kotecki. The split would straighten out the property line for Mr. Kotecki at 89 S. Division.

18-44  A motion was made by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the lot split for property located at 89 S. Division.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nykamp introduced and the Board held a first reading on one rezoning request:   2727 North 120th Ave. – Parcel No. 70-16-16-400-036 – Agricultural (A) to General Commercial (C-2)

The next item on the agenda was the consideration of a Resolution to place a renewal Police/E-Unit millage proposition on the August 7, 2018 primary election ballot. The millage would be 1.00 mill for a period of 4 years.

18-45  A Resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Dalman to place a renewal Police/E-Unit millage proposition on the August 7, 2018 primary election ballot.

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

One additional item for consideration at this time was to affirm the 75%/25% cost split between Holland Township and Park Township respectfully for contracted E-Unit services effective April 1, 2018. This is a change from 60%/40% due to historical data of service volume.

18-46  A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Church, to affirm the 75%/25% cost split between Holland Township and Park Township respectfully for contracted E-Unit services effective April 1, 2018.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next agenda items dealt with Operational and Capital Improvement Expenditures. The first item was consideration of approval of an integrated services agreement for design and construction management of the public safety building project. The project team recommends selection of Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. to provide the architectural, engineering, and construction management professional services for the new public safety building.

18-47  Mr. TeSlaa offered a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the recommendation to retain Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. for design and enter into an integrated service agreement as detailed in their proposal dated March 14, 2018 and authorize the Supervisor, Clerk, and/or Manager to execute the agreement.

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

The next item was consideration of approval of a contract for non-motorized pathway on Felch Street. Mr. Bulthuis presented the bid tabulation and recommended low bidder Al’s Excavating be awarded the bid for the amount of $38,915.

18-48  Mr. Becker offered a motion, supported by Mr. Church, to approve Al’s Excavating for the Felch/Roosevelt (110th St. to Zeeland City limit) non-motorized pathway project at a cost of $39.915.00 along with contingency and engineering costs for a total estimated project cost of $50,000.00.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Township Manager Bulthuis presented and reviewed the March 31, 2018 Financial Report from Finance Director Veldheer. The Board then considered a resolution to amend the budget.

18-49  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa amending the FY2018 Budget.

Roll Call Vote: Yes-6, No-0, Absent-1
Resolution declared adopted

The meeting adjourned at 8:33 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor

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