City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
January 7, 2008
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Wisneski, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Wierengo, and
Withdraw Paving Petition – Harbor Town Circle
It was the consensus of the Commission to withdraw the paving petition.
Removal of Street Lights along Muskegon and Webster between 9th and Spring
City Engineer, Mohammad Al Shatel, stated the cost to remove the lights will be $30,000 -
$35,000. The approximate cost to continue with the lighting is $400. Engineering will verify
these figures and report to the Commission.
It was requested to obtain figures for the residential section between 4th and 9th Street.
Renaissance Zone Extension for Heritage Square Development
Gary Post is asking the City Commission to extend the Renaissance Zone for a minimum of
seven years. The project includes 22 units. The market requires an incentive to move to the
downtown at this time, and a renaissance zone would be it. There are currently two reservations
for the development.
A decision by the City Commission will be made on the Tuesday, January 8, 2008 Commission
Casino Development Presentation/LacVieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
A presentation for a proposed casino at the SPX Building in downtown Muskegon was given by
Paul Vilser, an attorney representing the Lac Vieux Desert Band of Lake Superior Chippewa
Limited entertainment and food services will be made available.
The tribe is willing to pay reasonable attorney fees for the City.
The City Commission will submit questions for follow up.
It was the consensus of the City Commission to allow staff to continue discussions with the
group and to report to the City Commission.
A tornado warning was issued and the entire Commission and audience were evacuated to the
basement for approximately 30 minutes.
Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Wisneski to adjourn at 7:42
Ann Marie Becker, MMC