Expansion at GH Twp. Hall to begin soon

Township Board members voiced mixed feelings on Monday about the upcoming storage and Sheriff's Department expansion project at the township complex. The Township Board voted 3-2 in favor of a nearly $56,000 contract with Muskegon-based TriAngle Associates for the project - more than $12,000 above its estimated budget. Trustees Laurie Larsen and Maria Veach, and Township Clerk Sue Buitenhuis approved the measure; while Treasurer Bill Kieft and Trustee Tom Jenkins cast the opposing votes.
Kyle Moroney
May 24, 2011


Township Supervisor Karl French abstained from discussion and the vote on the project as his company, French Heating and Cooling, could have its bid chosen for the project.

Expansion plans include expanding the existing 320-square-foot Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department office within the township complex, which will give officers three rooms: one for evidence and processing, one for office space, and another to be used for interviewing. It also includes tripling the township’s storage area — creating an estimated 1,088-square-foot storage room.

Township Manager Bill Cargo explained the $12,150 cost increase was due to two “significant” modifications: adding a wireless, keyless security hardware system and modifying plans for storing elections equipment.

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Harry Kovaire

In tough times, we all cut back. Government continues to splurge. Enjoy your new space. I guess we will just skip a few meals to pay for it.


So why would they be building evidence room here if they normally store all evidence at the fillmore complex... Just another way for the tax payers GH twp to pay for more police services... I can't wait to see what comes next....


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