Meeting: Holland Town Council

The Holland Town Council met Wednesday and:

• Announced spring cleanup days will take place Saturday, April 27, and Sunday, April 28. More information will be released to the public as the event nears.

• Approved a new policy for items that will and will not routinely be allowed to be deposited at the wastewater lagoon site a half-mile west of Holland on County Road 900S. Dumping will be reserved for Holland residents or contractors hired by Holland residents, according to the policy. The only materials allowed to be dumped will be yard waste, trees, tree limbs, tree trimmings, flowers and landscape material. There should be no concrete, asphalt-type materials, plastic, household trash, appliances, recycle material or treated material. Resident contractors hired by Holland residents to haul and/or dispose of allowed materials will be required to pay $25 per load to the Town of Holland; non-resident contractors will be charged $50, with a half-ton truck considered a load. Any resident or non-resident who dumps prohibited materials is subject to any penalty imposed by Indiana law.

• Adopted an excavation policy for contractors doing work on town streets or in rights of way.

• Shared that Dutch-American Friendship Day on Saturday, April 13, at The Commons at Fourth and Main streets will include the dedication of a new enhancement: Holland Prairie. Dutch-American Friendship Day celebrates the first nation to recognize the United States as a nation — the Netherlands. President Ronald Reagan signed legislation establishing the day. Holland will celebrate with kids’ games and prizes at The Commons from 9 to 11 a.m., with the Holland Prairie dedication at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Town Hall, 505 W. Main St. On the menu will be hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, chips and ice cream. Coffee cakes also will be for sale.

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