Township seeks zoning permanency

After a recent revolving door in the zoning administrator position — four hires in less than eight months — Robinson Township has re-hired Kathy Kuck to serve in that capacity.
Marie Havenga
Nov 12, 2013


The Township Board of Trustees hired Kuck a month ago, but she resigned after 24 hours due to health reasons.

The board then hired Steve Kushions, who also serves as zoning administrator for Ada Township, east of Grand Rapids. Then, late last month, he resigned because of scheduling conflicts with his Ada Township duties.

Meanwhile, Kuck was cleared by her doctor to resume work, and she expressed interest in reapplying.

After much discussion about whether or not to post the position, the board approved her hire on a 4-1 vote at an Oct. 30 meeting.

Kuck is a former employee of Ottawa County’s human resources department. She served as Robinson Township Zoning Board of Appeals chairwoman for a decade, then served as the board’s secretary.

“She's been with the township for 10-plus years with the ZBA,” Trustee Bonnie Hayward said. “She's very well-versed on our zoning ordinances.”

Kuck started as zoning administrator Nov. 6.

Prior to her hire, Pete Tuls served six months in that position. He resigned because of a growing drywall business, Township Supervisor Tracy Mulligan said.

The township hasn't had much stability at the position since before Tuls’ hire. That’s when Kate Kremmel had the job for seven years.

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