The Holland Town Council met Wednesday night and was introduced to 33-year-old Adam Chambers as the new Chief of the Holland Volunteer Fire Department. Chambers is a nine-year member of the department and replaces former chief Greg Englert, who had been in the top spot the last seven years. Chambers is also a state fire instructor and a first responder. Englert has 13 years with the department – three of them as an assistant chief before becoming fire chief and will remain on as a firefighter.
The Council discussed the town’s grant-funded wastewater rehabilitation project. Council President Tom Thacker reports that results from video images of the inside of the lines showed that the mains were in better shape than originally anticipated. A bottleneck situation in a forced main close to the town’s lagoon site has to be repaired but the savings realized from having to do less slip lining of mains than anticipated will cover that work.
Efforts to sell almost 38 acres of land near the wastewater lagoon site off County Road 750W in two parcels was discussed during the meeting. The largest parcel is 20.999 acres and the second is almost 17 (16.799). Bids are being accepted until Sept. 4. The property may be viewed by appointment after interested parties call Town Hall at 536-3640 to make arrangements.
The Council adopted an ordinance setting the speed limit at 25 mph in the town limits.
The Council stated that several property owners who are in violation of Holland’s weed ordinance will be getting letters in the mail. The notices state that weeds must be mowed or citations will be issued.