Special Meeting
June 28, 2018


The meeting was called to order at 5:30 p.m.

Present: Chairman Steve Haberkorn, Members Elliott Church, Russ Boersma, and Bob Swartz.  Also present were Township Supervisor Terry Nienhuis, members of the Township Board, members of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Township Manager Steve Bulthuis, Township Attorney Ron Bultje, Community Development Director John Said, and Assistant Community Development Director Corey Broersma.

Absent: Ross DeVries

Introductions were made by all in attendance. Supervisor Nienhuis and Mr. Said provided introductory comments concerning the adoption of the Zoning Ordinance and the purpose of the joint training meeting for the Township Board, Planning Commission, and Zoning Board of Appeals.  Mr. Said then introduced Township Attorney Ron Bultje.

Mr. Bultje provided a presentation of the new Zoning Ordinance, processes and procedures, legal aspects associated with the Zoning Ordinance. He also provided examples and practical considerations from recent Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings.  Several questions and comments were discussed between the Township Board, Planning Commission, Zoning Board of Appeals, Township Staff, and Mr. Bultje.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 5:30 pm. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John D. Said