June 2021

2020 Population Estimates

Last month, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2020 County Population Estimates. Please note these population estimates are based off the 2010 Census and are not part of the 2020 Census (the results of the latter are scheduled for release in fall 2021). The population estimates indicated that Ottawa County was the fastest growing county of the 83 counties in Michigan between 2010 and 2020 (11.7% growth). Allegan County also showed a high growth rate, increasing by 6.7% during the same time period; the 4th fastest growing county in the state. In comparison, the overall population in Michigan grew 0.8% between 2010 and 2020.

This data is available for download on the U.S. Census Bureau’s website. Data on this webpage also includes national, state, and county housing units totals between 2010 and 2020.

Area Receives Additional Funding to Support Transportation Projects

Earlier this month, the MACC Policy Board approved to allocate a total of $772,127 to four transportation projects in the Holland-Zeeland area. The allocated funds include $94,750 from the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) and $677,377 from the HIP – Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplementation Appropriations Act (HIP-CRRSAA).

The four transportation improvement projects are outlined in further detail below:

Location: Lakewood Blvd. (144th Ave. to River Ave.) in Holland Township
Type: Reconstruction (2 lanes to 3 lanes)
Allocation Amount: $400,000
Location: E. 40th Street (US-31 to Industrial Ave.) in City of Holland
Type: Reconstruction
Allocation Amount: $180,000
Location: 136th Avenue (58th St. to 50th St.) in Fillmore Township
Type: Road Resurface
Allocation Amount: $160,000
Location: Waverly Rd. @ M-40 in City of Holland
Type: Dual-Left Turn Lanes
Allocation Amount: $32,127

4th of July Fireworks Postponed and Rescheduled

The Community 4th of July Fireworks Celebration at Kollen Park, sponsored by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council (MACC), will be postponed until later this summer. In light of the recent COVID-19 restrictions being lifted, there was not enough time to obtain the proper permits required for the July 4th Celebration. The new date for the MACC’s Community Fireworks Celebration at Kollen Park is August 20th. Event details are still being planned, but follow the City of Holland Facebook page and the MACC’s website for event updates.

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