Holland City Council

8:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Holland Approves Keeping Chickens in City

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The city ordinance says no roosters allowed and chickens can't be kept for commercial purposes
After nearly one year of discussions, the Holland City Council has approved the keeping of urban chickens.It takes effect in 21 days.Councilman Wayne Klomparens was the lone no vote; Councilman Myron Trethewey was absent.Only two people spoke at the obligatory public hearing preceding the vote.
7:27 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Bond Sale Approved for Holland Power Plant

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Largest bond sale in Holland's history approved to pay for natural gas plant
The Holland Board of Public Works will be in debt to the tune of roughly $165 million by this time next month.At a Wednesday joint meeting of the Holland City Council and the BPW Board of Directors, the sale of up to $195 million in bonds was approved unanimously by each entity.Despite the higher figure, BPW General Manager Dave Koster expects that the true amount to be borrowed will be closer to $160-165 million.
6:42 pm
Sun November 3, 2013

Gay rights becomes major issue in Holland City Council election

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Holland races being watched closely by gay rights groups across state
Holland Elections in this quaint west Michigan community are normally stolid affairs. City Council candidates often run unopposed and, if theyre challenged, the campaigns are unfailingly civil. Not this year. Two incumbents are being opposed by challengers who would reverse a vote by the council in 2011 declining to add sexual orientation to a city anti-discrimination law.
6:14 am
Thu September 19, 2013

Holland City Council approves study for Civic Center

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Market study will examine options for 60 year old facility
Roughly $30,000 will be spent on a study that could help determine the possible future uses of the Holland Civic Center. The Holland City Council voted Wednesday to approve the expenditure.
6:24 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Holland City Council considers "district heating plan"

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Use of residual heat could influence location of new power plant
city hall.jpg Implementing district heating in the city of Holland would mean starting small in the downtown and Hope College areas and possibly growing the system over the next few decades. District heating is the process of using residual heat from the power plant and other sources that heat buildings.