HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - A procedural first reading is scheduled during tonight’s Holland City Council meeting on proposed ordinance amendments to the Tulip City’s residential rental code. Residents owning property around Hope College are pushing to cut down the number of unrelated residents allowed at a single dwelling from six to four, citing issues concerning noise, traffic, trash and law enforcement. That measure may be tabled for further discussion as to a timetable for such implementation, while others may be forwarded to a final vote in two weeks.
Also during tonight's meeting, council is expected to adopt an ordinance amendment that would allow exceptions to the city's anti-graffiti code. Organizations such as ESCAPE Ministries have asked City Hall for a waiver to the five-day clean up mandate so that graffiti-style murals on the outside of its 32nd Street building created by at-risk youth in its programs can remain, while some businesses also want to put up designs on other structures.