City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
August 9, 2010
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Carter, Spataro, Wierengo, Shepherd, and Wisneski.
Absent: Vice Mayor Gawron.
P otential Property Donation to City - Abonmarche.
Cathy Brubaker-Clarke stated that the City has been approached by an anonymous donor who
would like to purchase property for the purpose of providing a natural park or park-like setting
for the public. The property currently being considered is the Abonmarche property, adjacent to
If the City obtains ownership of the property, the Muskegon Conservation District is very
interested in adding this to their lease, along with Richard’s Park. Staff has met with Kathy
Evan’s of WMSRDC who anticipates using NOAA wetland restoration funds to make
improvements to the Abonmarche site immediately upon the City’s taking ownership of the
property. Ms. Evans was also present to answer any questions of Commissioners.
Staff is asking permission to use EPA site assessment funds for the environmental site
assessment which will be needed prior to taking ownership of the property.
The City Commission voiced their approval and to continue forward evaluating the project.
Water System Consortium.
Mayor Warmington and Mr. Mazade will be meeting with Prein and Newhof to evaluate a water
Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to adjourn at 5:45
Ann Marie Becker, MMC