The Township Election Commission is in charge of all Township elections.  The Election Commission consists of the Clerk and two Trustees appointed by the Township Board.  The Clerk is the Chairperson of the Election Commission.

 

Current Members    
Clerk:   Michael Dalman
Trustee:   Douglas Becker
Trustee:   Norm Nykamp

Michigan Law requires every governmental unit that enforces the State Construction Code to have a Construction Board of Appeals. The Law also requires the four members of the Construction Board of Appeals to be qualified by experience or training in the field of construction and codes. The members of the Construction Board of Appeals are appointed by the Supervisor with Township Board approval and hear appeals from the decisions of the Township Building Official. Meetings are held only when an appeal has been filed. Board members serve two year terms.

Current Members

Term Expires

Bob Bouwkamp               12/31/2020
Jack Harper 12/31/2020
Christopher Polich 12/31/2019
Gordon Sluiter 12/31/2020

The Property and Housing Board of Appeals was created in order to protect existing structures in the jurisdiction by vigorous enforcement of the provisions of the Property Maintenance Code. The Board hears and acts upon appeals brought forth by property owners or responsible parties for a property that has received orders defining a violation of the Property and Housing Maintenance Code. The property representative and the inspector who issued the orders present relevant facts to the Board. These facts, along with matters ‘useful to a reasoned balancing between the public objectives…and the probable economic and social consequences to all persons…concerned’ are weighed prior to the final decision of the Board. All decisions of the Board are final.

The Board consists of three citizen members and one alternate who are appointed by the Supervisor with the advice and consent of the Township Board. Board members serve three year terms.

Current Members

Term Expires

Chairman: Jack Vander Meulen                    12/31/2020
Member: Elliott Church 12/31/2020
Member: Steve Haberkorn 12/31/2021
Alternate: Jack Harper 12/31/2020


 

The Holland Charter Township Board established the Holland Charter Township Brownfield Redevelopment Authority in October of 2003 under the authority of the Michigan Brownfield Redevelopment Financing Act (PA 381 of 1996, as amended). The authority provides a mechanism to support the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields (properties that are, or perceived to be, environmentally contaminated). The five appointed Board members meet annually or as needed to review projects and implement approved project activities contained in adopted Brownfield Plans. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority enacted Bylaws along with several organizational and administrative documents to facilitate the Brownfield plan application and review process. Building the organizational and administrative capacity of the authority has enabled the authority to approve submitted plans to successfully implement several projects. Board members serve three year terms.

Brownfield Authorities can do the following:

  1. Capture increases in property tax revenues generated by the redevelopment to reimburse eligible activity costs

  2. Use captured tax increment revenues to finance a local site remediation revolving fund to support the cleanup of other eligible Brownfield sites

  3. Provide eligibility for single business tax (SBT) credit to taxpayer/lessees for their investments on the eligible site

  4. Issue Brownfield Redevelopment Authority bonds to front the costs of Brownfield eligible activities associated with a redevelopment project

While Holland Charter Township has not done all the activities listed above to date, state law does provide the opportunity to the Holland Charter Township Board to proceed with any or all of the above economic development activities.

Current Members

Term Expires

Chairman: Vince Bush 12/31/2021
Vice-Chair: Kenneth Bosma 12/31/2021
Member: Steve Bulthuis 12/31/2021
Member: John D. Said 12/31/2020
Member: James Stroop 12/31/2021

1.Capture increases in property tax revenues generated by the redevelopment to reimburse eligible activity costs
2.Use captured tax increment revenues to finance a local site remediation revolving fund to support the cleanup of other eligible Brownfield sites
3.Provide eligibility for single business tax (SBT) credit to taxpayer/lessees for their investments on the eligible site
4.Issue Brownfield redevelopment authority bonds to front the costs of Brownfield eligible activities associated with a redevelopment project