HOLLAND CHARTER TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Regular Meeting
June 6, 2019

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

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

Absent: Treasurer Vince Bush and Trustee Elliott Church

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

Citizen’s Comments: Mr. Mark Kooyers requested time to speak on agenda item #7 – First reading of rezoning change.

Mr. Nienhuis opened the public hearing to consider a proposed amendment to the Riverview Estates Planned Unit Development (PUD). The amendment will allow for a second detached accessory building not exceeding 288 square feet on each lot in the project. Mr. Brian Skaggs was present to answer questions.

Mr. Nienhuis closed the public hearing.

19-58 A resolution was offered by Mr. TeSlaa, and supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the amendment to the Riverview Estates PUD and adopt the Report attached as Exhibit B.

Roll call vote: Yes-5, No-0, Absent-2
Resolution declared adopted

19-59 A motion was made by Mr. TeSlaa, supported by Mr. Becker, to approve the consent agenda including communications, operational reports (building activity for May), bills and financial transactions for May, and the minutes of the May 16, 2019 meeting as written.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item for consideration was a Local Governing Body Resolution for Charitable Gaming Licenses requested by Nestlings. Ms. Tania Snyder was present to answer questions.

19-60 A resolution was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp recognizing Nestlings as a nonprofit organization operating in the community for the purpose of obtaining charitable gaming licenses.

All supported the resolution
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Nykamp introduced for a first reading a rezoning request for property located at 582 East 15th Street from R-2 Moderate Density Residential to C-2 Community Commercial. Mr. Mark Kooyers described the request from his perspective. He requested the Board return the issue to the Planning Commission for review of 2010 notes or that the Board approve the rezoning as presented based on the data we have. The Planning Commission’s recommendation was to deny this request. The Board is following the process of first reading and then second reading and consideration for adoption.

Township Manager Bulthuis reviewed highlights of the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). Board members asked initial questions and commented on the plan. The Board will be given the opportunity to provide input to this plan at the June 20 meeting and will consider approval of the 2020-2025 CIP, as adjusted, at the July 18 Board meeting.

The next item on the agenda was the consideration of a request to participate in a Study of Heavy Metals in Lake Macatawa fish. Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the study with our share of the cost being $3234 (equally shared with Holland Township, Holland City, and Park Township). Board members shared comments.

19-61 Mr. Becker made a motion, supported by Mr. Nykamp, to approve the Township’s participation and cost share in the Study of Heavy Metals in Lake Macatawa Fish to be coordinated by Hope College to measure the impact on human health.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The Board then considered whether to enter into a closed meeting agenda for consideration of a discussion regarding the purchase of real property.

19-62 A motion was made by Mr. Dalman and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to enter into closed session at 7:51 P.M. for consideration of the purchase of real property.

Roll call vote: Yes-5, No-0, Absent-2
Motion declared adopted

19-63 A motion was made by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. Nienhuis to leave closed session at 8:17 P.M.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed his informational report. Board members shared committee reports. Mr. Nienhuis reminded the Board that today was the anniversary of D-Day.

The meeting adjourned at 8:24 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor