October 11, 2018
The Holland Town Council met Wednesday and:
- Set trick-or-treat hours for 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30. An annual town Halloween party will be at Holland Elementary on Wednesday evening, Oct. 31.
- Adopted a proposed 2019 budget in the amount of $384,540.
- Approved a contract not to exceed $40,000 with the Indiana 15 Regional Planning Commission for administration work as part of a grant-funded water tower project and a bond council contract with hourly rates for various charges with Krieg DeVault LLP, Evansville, which will oversee the $1.13 million project. Holland is getting a $600,000 grant to use toward rehabilitating the Holland water tower and replacing a small Stendal tower with a 50,000-gallon replacement. A rate study projects about an 18 percent hike to water charges to finish funding the work.
- Scheduled a pre-bid meeting on the water tower project for 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, and a bid opening for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29. Both meetings will be at Town Hall, 505 W. Main St.
- Accepted Dusty Hubster’s resignation from the Holland Park Board because of health reasons and appointed Councilwoman Melanie Barrett to take his place. The council will have another appointment to make at year’s end. Anyone interested in being on the park board may contact Holland Town Council President Tom Thacker at 812-893-0232.
- Hired Scott Hunefeld as a part-time town employee. Hunefeld has worked for the town in the past. Full-time employee Winfred Brock plans to go to part-time status in 2019.
- Agreed to consider allowing side-by-side all-terrain vehicles on town streets, with Thacker the lone member opposing such an ordinance.
Join us as Larry DeLawder Ministries is sure to entertain with song & comedy as Larry portrays Barney Fife. This performance is geared toward all ages & the best part is it is FREE (a free will donation basket will be passed). The Holland Events Committee, Inc is pleased to bring this event to our community.
The event will be held at Holland United Methodist Church on Wednesday, October 24 from 6:30-8:30 PM. More event details can be seen on Facebook.
Here’s the complete Lineup for the 2018 Dunk Tank at the Fest.
Friday, September 14th
- 5-6 Dr. Ryan Flamion
- 6-7 Richard Mangel
- 7-8 HUM/ZUM Pastor Keith Chanley
- 8-9 Kru Allen
Saturday, September 15th
- 1-2 SHS Head Football Coach Scott Buening
- 2-3 HES Principal John Seger
- 3-4 Holland Fire Chief Adam Chambers
- 4-5 SHS Baseball Coach Andy McKeough
- 5-6 SHS Baseball Coach Brian Craig
- 6-7 SHS Principal & Holland 4-H Leader Chad Sickbert
- 7-8 HES PE Teacher & Football Coach Steve Winkler
- 8-9 Jr. Football Coach and Bus Driver Kenny Peacock
- 9-10 HES Teacher Jeremy Marshall
The Holland Town Council met Wednesday July 11th:
- Held a public hearing on a proposed water tower grant application.
- Heard that the Holland Volunteer Fire Department may replace its Cass Township-supplied 2003 Freightliner pumper with a 2011 Freightliner with only 7,000 miles on the odometer. The cramped department is also doing preliminary scouting for a site for a new, larger fire station.
- Stated that a proposal to repave a section of Meridian Street after lines are replaced will be put on hold because of the expense this year of repairing main breaks.
- Discussed the need to repair or replace Town Marshal Ron Drew’s patrol vehicle: a Dodge Durango.
- Invited the public to Holland Commons at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 22, for Debbie Schuetter LIVE!, a performance hosted by the Holland Community Festival. Free-will donations will be taken.
The 30th Annual Holland Community Halloween Party will take place Monday, October 31st from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Holland Elementary Gym.
View the flyer for more details.
We’re pleased to announce our first annual Homebrew Competition will be a part of this year’s festivities. There will be four categories:
Dear Friend of Holland, Indiana, USA:
Our community is on the move! With an expanded day care, Four-Star School, American Legion Park Improvements, completion of the Kentucky Avenue project, business expansion and investment, and new homes being constructed around the town, Holland, Indiana, USA is gearing up just in time for our state’s bicentennial. With community wide excitement Holland Events, Inc. unveils an ambitious downtown project called Holland Commons. Planned for the corner of Main and Fourth Streets (next to the Holland Post Office), when completed Holland Commons will provide our downtown with character and allure like few small towns in our area. Please join us in making this project a reality. Continue reading