Letter to Martin Residents
May 15, 2013
As discussed at our March 11, 2013 Village Council meeting,
the Village Council is very interested in maintaining clear and
frequent communication regarding unpleasant (industrial)
odors within the village.
To address (industrial) odor issues and concerns, the
Village Council has created a special citizen-led task force.
This task force will serve as a liaison between residents and
odor-offenders. The leader of the task force is Dave Smit,
who resides at 912 E. Allegan Street.
Dave has requested that all complaints and concerns
regarding unpleasant odors be addressed directly to him.
He will determine the source of the odor and address the
complaint directly with the responsible party, as well as
keeping the Village informed.
Please follow this process to help us identify the source of
odors and to remedy the issue. Dave asks that you either
email him or text him using the below contact information.
Please use email as your first option, as this will allow Dave
to keep a good record of all occurrences, as well as being
respectful of his time. He will contact VanElderen
immediately to inform them of the odor. Include the time of
day and your location when you notice the odor, as well as
the wind direction if known. All of this information will help
to identify the offending process.
1. Cell phone - (616) 366-1631
2. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave will communicate with the Village as complaints are
made, as well as meeting with Village officials on a monthly
or quarterly basis (to be determined). In order for this
process to work well, please contact Dave as soon as you
notice an unpleasant odor so he can address the issue
immediately and determine the source. You may also send
the email to the Village Office so we can monitor the
complaint process. Our email is: email@example.com.
Contact information for Dave Smit will be posted on the
Village website soon. Please share this information with
your neighbors as this mailing was made to residents
closest to the industrial area.
Please remember that we do live in a farming community.
Odors related to farming activities are very common and a
part of living in a rural area.
President, Village of Martin