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  • Snowmelt System in Holland, Michigan

    10,933 views 1 year ago
    Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season.

    Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power generation is captured to heat water, which is circulated through 190 miles of tubing laid underneath the pavement and sidewalks, back to the Holland BPW power plant. The system pumps over 4,700 gallons of water per minute at 95-degrees and can melt about one inch of snow per hour at 20 degrees Fahrenheit with winds of 10 mph. The snowmelt system is a closed system meaning it is circulating the same water over and over again. Prior to 2016, the system pulled water from Lake Macatawa. By using potable water, the system is less likely to have sediment and should reduce wear on system valves.

    Added benefits include no salting, no plowing, no slipping or sliding,

    As a much-appreciated innovation, the snowmelt systems has been expanded several times to include the market area at the Civic Center, the sidewalks to Herrick District Library and the ramps to the parking deck on 7th St. In total, the snowmelt system today provides approximately 600,000 square-feet of heated sidewalks and streets. It the largest publically-owned snowmelt system in the country!

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    • Newest Grow house - Duration: 33 seconds.

      • 5 days ago
      • 29 views
      The newest Grow house located in Holland. Updated with the latest technology to provide better and more efficient products for the community.


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    • 2020 Police Officer of the Year - Brent Sluiter - Duration: 2 minutes, 19 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 137 views
      Officer Brent Sluiter has been awarded as the 2020 Officer of the Year for the Holland Department of Public Safety. At a recent awards presentation for police and fire, Officer Sluiter was recogni...
    • 2020 Social Justice Awards - Duration: 35 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 17 views
      The City of Holland Human Relations Commission's annual Social Justice Awards recognize individuals and organizations who exemplify the virtues of social justice by promoting equal opportunity and ...
    • 2020 Firefighter of the Year - Tim Fisher - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      • 400 views
      Lieutenant Tim Fisher has been awarded as the Holland Department of Public Safety’s Firefighter of the year for 2020. Nominated by his peers, Fisher was recognized for his ongoing efforts to do wha...
    • Wake Up West Coast: Economic Forecast 01/14/20 - Duration: 1 hour, 9 minutes.

      • 1 week ago
      • 41 views
      Forecasts are crucial for helping businesses make important decisions including strategic planning, investing, and hiring. Economic forecasting involves pulling together data from sectors across th...
    • E17 Passports: What You Need to Know - Duration: 10 minutes.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 43 views
      The City Clerk’s Office is a one-stop-shop for passports. Listen as they explain everything you need to know when applying for a passport. Visit passport.cityofholland.com for more information!

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    • Holland Snow Globe - Duration: 53 minutes.

      • Streamed 3 weeks ago
      • 81 views
      What a way to end 2019. All the snow is making for a beautiful scene from our camera on-top the Holland Energy Park. Happy New Year everyone!

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    • 2019 Year in Review Video - Duration: 90 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      • 206 views
      Enjoy the City of Holland's look back at video's produced in 2019. Here's looking forward to anothe great year!



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    • Biggby Coffee of Holland Giveaway - Duration: 118 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 45 views
      In partnership with Biggby, we gave away hundreds of cups of coffee! We hope that the community will #payitforward all around Holland and beyond.

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    • Holland Police Pump Gas...and Coffee?!?! - Duration: 3 minutes, 53 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 94 views
      Once again Holland Police officers brought some good cheer to unsuspecting patrons at Quality Car Wash on Thursday, filling their tanks with gas and their cups with coffee. We all wish you happy ho...
    • Shop with a Hero - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 40 views
      The annual Shop with a Hero event was very successful this year. Meijer granted $5,000, as well as additional donations from the Holland Police Department, to help 18 local families get necessities...
    • Downtown Feature: jb and me - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      • 140 views
      Making its debut in March of 1997 by a mother and daughter team, jb and me strives to offer a blend of designer fashion that appeals to women of all ages.

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    We all have our favorite places and things to do around Holland, MI. #MiHolland highlights what makes our area special.
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    • Planting 55,000 Tulips at Windmill Island - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 71,884 views
      The City of Holland plants over 400,000 tulips every year. Many are planted by this custom-designed tulip planter that was developed by Howie Poll of Holland Transplanter Company.

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    • Holland Farmers Market - Duration: 3 minutes, 15 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      • 19,050 views
      The Farmers Market has begun in Holland! Here you can purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and hanging baskets, and a wide variety of other products. The Farmers Market is on Wednesdays an...
    • Meet Officer Everett - Only 5 Years Old - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 17,445 views
      Everett just turned 5 and is obsessed with becoming a police officer since you could ask him "what do you want to be when you grow up." Captain Jack Dykstra made Everett officer for the day and gav...
    • Snowmelt System in Holland, Michigan - Duration: 3 minutes, 18 seconds.

      • 1 year ago
      • 10,933 views
      Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season.

      Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power g...
    • Tulip Time Dutch Dance - Duration: 12 minutes.

      • 3 years ago
      • 10,316 views
      Costumed locals perform traditional Dutch dances. Enjoy the rich history and fun of Dutch Dance at Tulip Time!

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    • Dutch Dance - Tulip Time 2015 - Duration: 2 minutes, 46 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
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    • Holland, MI Snowmelt Installation - Duration: 94 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 8,786 views
      Since 1988, residents and visitors have enjoyed snow-free streets and sidewalks in downtown Holland throughout the winter season. Thanks to the Holland BPW snowmelt system, waste heat from power ge...
    • 2017 Fire Truck Parade - Duration: 13 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,894 views
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    • Snow plowing the City of Holland - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,864 views
      After a large storm hit the area, city crews have been working hard to clear the roads. The City of Holland Transportation Services has a staff of almost 20 to maintain approximately 150miles of C...
    • Muziekparade Tulip Time 2015 - Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes.

      • 4 years ago
      • 6,632 views
      Concluding the Festival’s parade series is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more! With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longe...
    • Muziekparade - Tulip Time 2017 - Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,619 views
      Concluding the Festival’s parade series is one of Michigan’s most spectacular parades featuring floats, Dutch Dancers, marching bands and more! With over 4,000 participants, 170 units and the longe...
    • Red Flag PSA - Duration: 4 minutes, 12 seconds.

      • 2 years ago
      • 6,552 views
      A red flag means there is a high risk of drowning. Swimmers should stay out of the water and away from piers. From 2010 to 2016, there have been 536* Great Lakes drownings.

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    Enjoy all the sights and sounds of Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan #TulipTime
    • Dutch Dancers on 8th Street - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 201 views
      Before the Muziekparade on Saturday, costumed locals perform traditional Dutch dances in the heart of downtown Holland. Although they perform many times during the week of Tulip Time, the Saturday ...
    • Music Parade in 360 - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 73 views
      Click and drag the image to move completely around to see all angles of the parade!

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    • Windmill Island Gardens in Bloom. - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 209 views
      Tulips were in peak bloom at Windmill Island during the last days of Tulip Time. Come check them out this week as they are still looking great!

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    • Tulip Lanes in Holland - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 562 views
      Make sure to get out and enjoy a drive down the famous Tulip Lanes in Holland. Here's just a bit of all there is to see. Enjoy.

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    • KINDERPARADE - Tulip Time 2019 - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

      • Streamed 8 months ago
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      The “Children’s Parade” features local school children dressed in Dutch costumes representing the Provinces of the Netherlands. They proudly walk the parade route showing off their handmade props, ...
    • VOLKSPARADE - Tulip Time 2019 - Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes.

      • Streamed 8 months ago
      • 3,466 views
      Sit back and enjoy the pageantry of the Volksparade - the “People’s Parade,” as marching bands, amazing floats, and entertaining specialty entries wind their way down the freshly scrubbed streets. ...
    • Behind the scenes with the HHS Marching Dutchman Band - Duration: 4 minutes, 34 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 1,229 views
      You haven't experienced Tulip time until you hear the Holland High School Marching Dutchman Band. They have participated in every Tulip Time parade for the last 90 years. Here is a behind the sce...
    • Innovation Lab at Kinderplaats - Duration: 57 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 32 views
      This exciting special feature of Kinderplaats will showcase local First Robotics team creations, highlight local ideas in action and even make kiddos the future planners of Holland!

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    • Tulip Time 2019: Kinderplaats - Duration: 56 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 58 views
      A beautiful day made for a great time outside the Civic Center for another year of Kinderplaats. Games, crafts, rides, music and more brought excitement for all.

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    • Window on the Waterfront in Bloom - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 232 views
      There are plenty of photo ops are available at Window on the Waterfront. Come check out the all the stars of Tulip Time.

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    • Tulips in Bloom - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 745 views
      The star of the 90th Tulip Time Festival in Holland, MI.

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    • 90th Tulip Time - Welcome - Duration: 68 seconds.

      • 8 months ago
      • 567 views
      For exactly 90 years, #MiHolland has hosted the annual Tulip Time Festival in Downtown Holland! Join us as we paint the town orange. #Tuliptime2019

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