HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - The board of the Holland Board of Public Works agreed yesterday to establish a July 31st deadline for Laketown Township to agree to a new 30-year franchise agreement, or around 600 residents and businesses in that Allegan County community would lose electrical service by the municipal utility. A previous deal expired last year, and talks on a new agreement have bogged down on the township’s insistence on having its own representative on the board. The current five-man panel consists solely of city of Holland residents. Holland Township voters already have approved a new contract, while deals with Park and Fillmore townships are pending voter approval in the August Primary Election. Should no deal with Laketown Township be reached, the community would then be expected to totally shift to Consumers Energy power. The Township Board meets tomorrow night.
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