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Minutes - May 17, 2018

HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting

May 17, 2018

 

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

Present:   Clerk Michael Dalman, Treasurer Vince Bush, and Trustees Doug Becker, Elliott Church, Norm Nykamp, and Russ TeSlaa. Also present were Township Manager Steve Bulthuis, Township Attorney Ron Bultje, Sargent Brent Converse and Community Development Director John Said.

Absent:   Supervisor Terry Nienhuis

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

18-54   A motion was made by Mr. Becker, supported by Mr. TeSlaa, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (Sheriff’s Office report for April 2018), and the minutes of the May 3, 2018 meeting as written.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Citizen’s Comments: None

The Board then considered a request by Mr. David DeYoung for the Township to deed over a portion of Lawn Avenue right-of-way property to the adjacent property owners at 584 and 592 Lawn Avenue and 586 Lake Street. The Community Development Department presented four documents for review:  Revised Staff Report, April 24 letter to Mr. DeYoung, and two documents submitted by Mr. DeYoung.  Mr. Said gave a brief review of the request and the position of the Community Development Department.

Mr. Dave DeYoung addressed the board on his request and gave some clarification on his request. Mr. Bultje provided a response to Mr. DeYoung’s claims.  The goal of the Township has always been to resolve disputes and achieve neighborhood agreement and that has not been achieved.  Two neighbors continue to be upset.  One continues to be upset about the obstruction of the water view and another over the accessory building. 

18-55   A motion was made by Mr. Church and supported by Mr. Becker to reopen public comment on this issue.

Vote: Yes-3, No-3, Absent-1

Motion declared defeated

18-56   A motion was made by Mr. Bush and supported by Mr. Church to accept the staff recommendation to deny deeding over a portion of Lawn Avenue right-of-way property to the adjacent property owners at 584 and 592 Lawn Avenue and 586 Lake Street.

Roll call vote: Yes-4, No-2, Absent-1

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Nykamp introduced for a first reading three rezoning changes:   10502 Adams St. – Parcel 70-16-25-200-006 - Agricultural (A) and Floodplain (F) to Single-Family Residential (R-1) and Floodplain (F), 295 Howard Ave. – Parcel No. 70-16-19-458-008 - General Commercial (C-2) to Single Family Residential (R-1), and 505 E. 16th Street – Parcel No. 70-16-28-474-003 – General Industrial (I-2) and General Commercial (C-2) to Single-family and Two-family Residential (R-2).  Board members asked questions.

Mr. Bush initiated one rezoning change and future land use change/amendment to the Planning Commission:   9652 Black River Court – Parcels 70-16-36-200-016 and 70-16-36-200-028 – Highway Commercial (C-3) to Light Industrial (I-1).

The next item on the agenda was the consideration of several operational and capital improvement expenditures.   Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the contracted services proposal to rehabilitate/refurbish Fire Station #3.

18-57   Mr. Dalman made a motion, supported by Mr. Bush, to approve the contracted services proposal with Lakewood Inc. in the amount of $154,000.00 to rehabilitate/refurbish Fire Station #3 which includes the proposal and a 10% contingency and allow the Manager to sign the contract.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

The next item on the agenda was the consideration of a contracted services proposal to complete an asset management plan for the nonmotorized pathway system. This plan is intended to form the basis of a maintenance strategy and identify long-term expenses to ensure the network remains at a desired level of service.

18-58   Mr. TeSlaa made a motion, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the contracted services proposal with Prein & Newhof in the amount of $16,500.00 to complete an asset management plan for the nonmotorized pathway system.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

The next item on the was the consideration of bid alternate No. 1 for paving of Black River Drive. The contractor for our street projects has quoted a price of $35,646.00.

18-59   Mr. Nykamp made a motion, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the bid alternate No. 1 in the amount of $35,646.00 for paving of Black River Drive from Adams St. to Black River Ct.

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

The next item on the was the consideration of a nomination to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Mr. Bush announcement that Vern Johnson was retiring after 50 years of service to the Township.  He recommended that Jack VanderMeulen be appointed to replace Mr. Johnson on the ZBA.

 
18-60   Mr. Nykamp made a motion, supported by Mr. Bush, to appoint Mr. Jack VanderMeulen to the Zoning Board of Appeals for the remainder of Mr. Johnson’s term expiring December 31, 2020.
 

All supported the motion

Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed his informational update. Committee reports were shared.

The meeting adjourned at 8:52 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Vince Bush, Treasurer

 

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