Village names 3 to boards

Village Council recently appointed new blood to the village's Planning Commission, parks board and Central Business Downtown Development Association.
Marie Havenga
Aug 17, 2013

Four residents – Nathan Bair, Chip Bohnhoff, Doug Boon and Janet Tyson – applied for two open seats on the Planning Commission formerly held by Erick Johnson and Scott Bennink. After interviewing the candidates, Village Council selected Bohnhoff and Boon to fill the positions.

Bohnhoff, a retail store manager who lives at 222 1/2 W. Savidge, No. 2, has been a village resident for nearly three years.

“Spring Lake is a great community and only getting better,” he said. “I would love to be a part of its future. Planning is a key part in how the village will sustain economic ups and downs. I want to make a difference.”

Doug Boon, 229 Meridian St., has lived in the village for more than two decades. The small-business owner is active in local Boy Scout activities and enjoys boating, building, camping, hiking and biking.

Boon said he wants to see the village grow in a way that retains the community's “small town aspects.”

Boon, who had previously applied for a Village Council seat left vacant by the death of Marv VandenBosch a year ago, said he is excited about his new position serving the community.

“I thought it was a good place to get started,” he said.

Tim Dean, owner of the Ace Hardware store in Spring Lake, was appointed to the CBDDA. Machine shop foreman Lee Schuitema will serve on the Parks and Recreation Board.

To read more of this story, see Saturday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.

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