Orange City Council Minutes For March 17th

Date posted - March 25, 2014

The City Council of Orange City met in regular session pursuant to adjournment at 4:30 o’clock P.M. with Mayor Deb De Haan presiding. Members present were Rod De Boer, Chad Oolman, Mick Snieder, and Earl Woudstra. Steve Roesner was absent. All members voted aye on the following unless otherwise noted.

Approved the minutes of the March 3, 2014 council meeting.

Approved the monthly financial report as published.

Approved the monthly bills, subject to audit.

Held a public hearing to consider the proposed Puddle Jumper Trail 6th Addition. Adopted a resolution approving the final plat. Approved the rezoning from A-1, Agriculture to R-2, Medium to High Density Residential.

Held a public hearing to consider the proposed Industrie Centrum 5th Addition. Adopted a resolution approving the final plat. Approved the rezoning from A-1, Agriculture to I-1, Light Industrial.

Held a public hearing to consider the plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of costs for the construction of the 2014 Downtown Street Improvements. Adopted a resolution adopting plans, specifications, form of contract and estimate of cost. Adopted a resolution awarding the contract to Vander Pol Excavating in the amount of $947,820.85.

Approved the Retail Encouragement Loan Application submitted by Ben Franklin Crafts in the amount of $28,500.

Adopted a resolution proposing to dispose of city owned real estate known as Puddle Jumper Trail 6th Addition and setting April 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM as the time for a public hearing.

Adopted a resolution proposing to dispose of city owned real estate known as Industrie Centrum 5th Addition and setting April 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM as the time for a public hearing.

Heard updates from Mike Hofman, Chamber Director and Julianna Pennings, Community Tourism Director. No official action was taken.

Approved the funding recommendation of the Community Betterment Board of $25,000 towards the proposed Stadscentrum building.

Re-appointed Mike Hofman and Joy Tooker to the Community Betterment Board for another 3 year term.

The meeting adjourned at 5:41 o’clock P.M.

Janet Brown, City Clerk

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