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Holland City Council Plans Votes on Motel License, Overnight Street Parking


HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - It was a busy Wednesday evening in the second floor training room of Holland City Hall. City Council had a lot on its plate, not only during the regularly-scheduled work-study session, but also in a special business meeting afterward.

During the discussion period, council members maintained their sharply-divided attitude about overnight parking on city streets. Some want to end the prohibition, saying that more residents have more vehicles that are piling up on yards and driveways. Others want to maintain the ban, claiming that street maintenance and public safety are at risk if the practice is allowed. A vote on the matter is scheduled for the June 5th meeting.

The special business meeting afterward was to approve a public hearing, also in two weeks’ time, before a vote on revoking the public lodging license of the Wooden Shoe Motel. Numerous code violations and law enforcement issues led City Manager Ryan Cotton to recommend such action, while owner CJ Patel is appealing, saying that he needs more time to address those concerns.