CITY OF MUSKEGON
CITY COMMISSION WORKSESSION
Monday, July 10, 2017
Muskegon City Commission Chambers
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
Present: Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Johnson, and
Chase Hackley Piano Factory
Joe Weber, 1685 Garrett, representing a group, addressed the Commission with a
request to make 2245 Lakeshore Drive a Historic District (Chase Hackley Piano
Factory). Mike Franzak gave an overview of how to create a Historic District. Amanda
Rhages, from the Michigan Historic Preservation Network, reviewed procedures to
become a Historic District. Wes Eklund, a Pure Muskegon investor, addressed the
Commission regarding the state of disrepair and the estimated amount required to
restore the building which has not been used/occupied for several years.
Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to not appoint a Historic Study Committee for this project.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist
Nays: Johnson and Warren
Any Other Business
Don __________, Lakeshore Environmental described how the stacks will be taken
down on the Sappi Property.
The Commission was apprised of a procedural error that occurred at the June 27,
2017 meeting – there was an affirmation vote but no motion to approve the budget.
This will be addressed at the regular meeting.
LC WALKER ARENA
Frank Peterson, City Manager, explained the request for replacement of the dasher
boards at the LC Walker Arena.
NEW PSALMTREES MOBILE BOTIQUE
New Psalmtrees Mobile Botique is requesting Commission approval to sell various
items from a mobile concession. Commission discussion took place and the
concensus is that the best place for a mobile boutique is the Flea Market which is
open each Wednesday. Pere Marquette vendors are geared more toward food and
Adjournment – Moved by Vice Mayor Hood, second by Commissioner Johnson, to
adjourn the meeting at 7:45 p.m.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC