Holland City Council

7:31 am
Thu November 20, 2014

New Holland City Policy Bans Employees From Smoking on Job

Current policy allows smoking at least 25 feet from city buildings
HOLLAND, MI - City employees in Holland will no longer be allowed to light up on city property while on the job starting next summer. The City Council Wednesday, Nov. 19, unanimously approved a smoke-free and tobacco-free workplace policy as part of an update on the city's employee handbook.
6:44 am
Thu September 18, 2014

Holland City Council Approves New Regulations on Rental Properties

Final vote on limiting number of unrelated people living together is set for October first
Three of the four proposed changes that will affect all landlords and renters in the city of Holland have passed a final vote and will take effect in 21 days.A public hearing of the rule changes and a final vote of the Holland City Council were held Wednesday.
6:25 am
Thu August 28, 2014

Holland Council Split on Rental Restrictions

Rentals have grown in Holland over the last decade
The Holland City Council is split on whether decreasing the number of unrelated adults allowed in one home from six to four would solve the density and parking issues in the tight-knit downtown neighborhoods.Councilmen Wayne Klomparens and Todd Whiteman in particular spoke against the change, saying they don't believe this would fix anything."It seems to me we might have a solution in search of problem," Whiteman said.
8:13 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Holland Approves Keeping Chickens in City

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

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.