DeVos unlikely to get approval for helipad near house

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Dick DeVos wants to build a helipad near his home in Kent County's Ada Township.

But it appears unlikely that the former Amway Corp. president -- who ran for governor on the Republican ticket in 2006 -- will be allowed to do that anytime soon.

Township planning Director Jim Ferro tells WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids that an ordinance will be drafted and presented to the township's trustees that would allow helipads only in agricultural or industrial districts.

This would prevent anyone in the township from building private helipads for landing helicopters in residential areas.

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