2045 LRTP Open House: January 16th, 2020

Open-House at Macatawa Area Coordinating Council

Thursday, January 16, 2020
Noon-2:00 p.m. & 4:00-6:00 p.m.
MACC Office: 301 Douglas Ave, Holland, MI 49424

Learn about the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC)
& the 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan

  • See proposed road improvements in the region
  • Give input on future land use and development
  • Suggest ideas to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians

The MACC is encouraging the public to review and comment on the 2045 plan which can be found on the MACC’s LRTP page or at the MACC office. Comments can be made in person, over the phone (616-395-2688) or written to culstad@the-macc.org or to the MACC’s postal address indicated above. You can also provide feedback by taking our transportation survey!

English: surveymonkey.com/R/YourTransportation

Español: surveymonkey.com/r/Transportacion2045

2019 Annual Meeting Presentations

Presentations are now available from the 2019 Macatawa Watershed Annual Meeting:

Reconnaissance of Rainwater Composition in the Holland Area in Relation to Wind Directions During Rain Events 
Evan Bright and Chelsea Moore

Measurement of Light Pollution at 10 Holland Area Sites Using Night Sky Photography and ImageJ Counting Software
Alec Berrodin, Amy Olgers, and Daniel Wade

Cyclical Patterns within the Macatawa Watershed: Implications for Monitoring
Dr. Aaron Best, Hope College

Wrack and Ruin: Litter and microplastics of four Holland-area beaches
Dr. Brian Bodenbender, Hope College

Project Clarity Wetland and Lake Monitoring Update (2018)
Maggie Oudsema, GVSU Annis Water Resources Institute

Analysis of Heavy Metals in Ictalurus punctatus (channel catfish) and Perca flavescens (yellow perch) in Lake Macatawa (full paper)
Dr. Jonathan W. Peterson, Hope College

You can view a video of the meeting here: https://vimeo.com/377645722

Pictured above:
Front Row (left to right): Ashley Wrobel, Amy Olgers, Chelsea Moore, Josiah Peterson, Evan Bright, Jon Peterson
Back Row (left to right): Eli Kane, Ashish Duvvuru, Daniel Wade, Alec Berrodin

Planning for the Future

The MACC is required to regularly revise its Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP). The LRTP specifically looks ahead 25+ years at the needs of our community. Taking this survey will help us create better plans for the future! 

The survey should only take about 8 minutes to complete. 

The survey is also available as a printable PDF (English & Español). Alternative formats of this survey can be obtained by calling the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC) office at (616) 395-2688 or email: info@the-macc.org

Printed surveys can be returned to:
301 Douglas Avenue
Holland, MI 49424
Fax: (616) 395-9411

Policy Committee Meeting

The next Policy Committee meeting will be held Monday, February 24, 2020, at 12:00 pm, in Zeeland Township at the Zeeland Township Hall, 6582 Byron Road, Zeeland, Michigan. Contact the MACC office for further details about the meeting: 616-395-2688.