City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
July 7, 2014
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Hood, Rinsema-Sybenga, Gawron, Johnson, Turnquist, and Spataro.
Absent: Commissioner German.
Codification of City Ordinances.
Approximately every ten years, the City’s ordinances are reviewed for errors, omissions,
additions, deletions, changes to sections affected by previous modifications, and to be sure they
comply with State law. Staff, the City Attorney, and the Attorney from MuniCode reviewed all
ordinances and have compiled a list of recommended changes that have been forward to
James Bonneville of MuniCode was present to explain the process of codification.
Ann Cummings, City Clerk, reviewed some specific changes that were given to Commissioners
This item has been placed on the July 8, 2014 Commission Meeting for consideration.
Engineering Services – Muskegon/Webster.
This is a request to authorize staff to enter into an engineering services agreement with a firm to
be selected by staff upon review of proposals which are due on the 11th of July. Staff’s selection
will be based on proposed schedule, project teams, and proposed fee.
The selected engineering firm will be responsible for collecting the survey information necessary
to perform the design to reconstruct Muskegon & Webster from 9th Street to Spring Street using
the recently awarded PRIP grant.
Now that the city has been granted the construction cost of $3.3 million, it is necessary to amend
the 2014/2015 budget to incorporate the cost for the engineering services which will be
determined upon receiving the proposals on the 11th of July.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Hood to authorize staff to
select and enter into an engineering services agreement and incorporate the engineering
cost of the Muskegon/Webster project into the 2014/2015 budget.
Roll Call Vote:
Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Spataro, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, and Johnson.
Any Other Business.
Commissioner Turnquist indicated the city needs a rule to not close any city park for the Fourth
Public participation was accepted.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, seconded by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga to adjourn
at 6:17 p.m.
Ann Marie Cummings, MMC