Regular Meeting
November 1, 2018

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. Church gave the invocation.

Citizen’s Comments:  Mr. Nienhuis welcomed one citizen who was new to the area from Indiana.

Board members reviewed the consent agenda including communications (Thank you from Zeeland Festivals), operational reports (October Building Report), and the minutes from the regular meeting held on October 18, 2018.

18-101  A motion was made by Mr. Bush, supported by Mr. Church, to approve the consent agenda.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

The next item was the consideration of a Metropolitan Extension Telecommunications Right-of Way Oversight Act (METRO Act) Right-of-Way Permit Extension. Mr. Bulthuis reviewed the extension and stated that based on a review, it is recommended that the Board approve extending Michigan Bell Telephone Company’s ROW permit to June 30, 2024, and authorize the Manager to execute the permit extension on the Township’s behalf.

18-102  A motion was offered by Mr. Becker and supported by Mr. Nykamp to approve the right-of-way permit extension with Michigan Bell Telephone Company.

All supported the motion
Motion declared adopted

Next was consideration of a Resolution to elect to comply with the P.A. 152 of 2011 (Publicly Funded Health Insurance Contribution Act) by means of an 80/20 percentage requirement option.   Mr. Bulthuis explained the reason for consideration of this resolution.

18-103  A resolution was offered by Mr. Nykamp and supported by Mr. TeSlaa to elect to comply with P.A. 152 of 2011 by means of the 80/20 percentage requirement.

Roll call vote: Yes-7, No-0, Absent-0
Resolution declared adopted

Mr. Bulthuis reviewed some informational and project updates. Board members gave committee reports and shared comments.

The meeting adjourned at 7:17 P.M.

Michael Dalman, Clerk                                 
Terry Nienhuis, Supervisor