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The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners is expected on Tuesday, March 24, to approve the reinstallation of a religious sign in Hager Park. “A concept plan is attached showing the layout of the memorial area to be located west of the picnic building and incorporating the existing boulder and plaque that recognize the Hagers' past land donations,” John Scholtz, director of parks and recreation, wrote to the county board. (Holland Sentinel)

Holland, Mich. The controversial religious sign that stood in an Ottawa County park for more than 40 years before it was removed last year is repaired and repainted, ready to be reinstalled. It just needs county board approval and some warm days to melt the snow. The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners could see proposed wording and a design for an informational kiosk by its March 24 meeting, according to Al Vanderberg, county administrator.

Sign had been removed in December

Controversy began in December when sign was removed from Hager Park

It's first year since 2009 Ottawa County is in the black with operating tax revenue