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Community Energy Strategic Planning Task Forces Kick-Off Town Meeting

Community Energy Strategic Planning Task Forces Kick-Off Town Meeting

From: http://www.cityofholland.com

You are invited to participate in a Kick-Off Town Meeting of the Community Energy Strategic Planning Task Forces. This Call to Action is published to invite you to attend the Kick-Off meeting where you will be able to sign up to participate in one of four (4) Task Forces to be organized. The intent is to develop pilot programs to recommend to the City Council to accomplish the community energy implementation strategies. The first meeting of each Task Force will occur immediately after the Kick-Off in individual break-out sessions. The general charge for each Task Force will be to recommend efficient and innovative strategies to realize the Holland’s community energy goals.

An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising in Holland

An Old-Fashioned Barn Raising in Holland

by Stephanie Doublestein

Don Trizenberg, a Holland retiree, has been spending many of his balmy summer evenings drinking lemonade in people’s backyards. He’s not just a friendly neighbor; he’s the vice chairman of the Holland Sustainability Commission, and he’s trying to discuss the city’s ambitious Community Energy Plan with as much of the community as possible.
 
The CEP, generated at the request of the city council with significant input from international consultants Garforth & Associates, was finalized and presented in September 2011, though that was by no means the end of the story. The document, a thick stack of graphs, tables, projections and recommendations, has sparked an important conversation about the future of Holland’s energy use.
 

Ottawa GOP Lincoln Day right around the corner

Ottawa GOP Lincoln Day right around the corner

This year's special guest at the Ottawa County Republican’s Annual Lincoln Day dinner will be Congressman Quico Canseco, who represents the 23rd District of Texas. The dinner, to be held on July 26, will take place at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Congressman Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with local Congressman Bill Huizenga. A first generation American, Congressman Canseco is an entrepreneur, attorney, banker, real estate developer, fiscal conservative and small business owner.

Adam Tountas, Chairman of the Ottawa county Republicans, said of Canseco: “Representative Canseco is an embodiment of the American dream. We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this years dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear form an exciting new voice in Congress.”

Governor Rick Snyder holding Mobile Office Hours

Governor Rick Snyder holding Mobile Office Hours

News Release:

 

Governor Rick Snyder’s Mobile Office Hours

 

Monday, June 18th

 

Holland, MI

7am – 9am

Lemonjello

61 East 9th Street

 

Muskegon, MI

10am- 12pm

Ryke’s Bakery

 

Grand Rapids, MI

1pm – 3pm

City Hall – Conference Center

 

Ionia

4pm- 6pm

Bluewater Cafe

 

Governor Snyder’s staff will be on hand to discuss issues and will have information on the budget, ways to get more involved in state government, and the ongoing reinvention of Michigan.

 Please visit our website : reinventingmichigan.blogspot.com

 

Rising Texas Congressman to Headline GOP Dinner

Rising Texas Congressman to Headline GOP Dinner

A first generation American Congressman, U.S. Rep. Quico Canseco, R-San Antonio, will headline the Ottawa County Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day dinner.  The dinner will be held July 16 at the Midtown Center in Holland.

Representative Canseco serves on the House Financial Services Committee with Second District U.S. Representative Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland.  Canseco, the son of Mexican immigrants, is an attorney, banker, real estate developer, job creator, fiscal conservative and small business owner. 

“Representative Canseco is the embodiment of the American dream. He is a successful business leader, family man and has become a rising political leader in Texas and Washington DC,” said Adam Tountas, Ottawa GOP Chair.

 “We couldn’t be prouder to have him keynote this year’s dinner, and hope that everyone takes advantage of the opportunity to hear from an exciting new voice in Congress,” he added.

West Ottawa School millage renewal passes

West Ottawa School millage renewal passes

Voting took place in Holland yesterday where voters approved the renewal of the West Ottawa school millage.

The millage renewal passed 74% to 26%.

Click here to see additional election results from around West Michigan.

Notice of May 2 Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget and Property Tax Millage Rate

Notice of May 2 Public Hearing on the Proposed Budget and Property Tax Millage Rate

On Wednesday, May 2, 2012, the City Council of the City of Holland will hold a public hearing on the proposed budget for fiscal year July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. The property tax millage rates proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget – as delineated below – will be a subject of this hearing.

The proposed Fiscal Year 2012-13 total ad valorem tax millage rate is 15.2500 mills or 1.0000 mill higher than the Fiscal Year 2011-12 total ad valorem tax millage rate. The purposes of the millage rates and amounts are delineated herein. The total proposed millage rate includes