CITY OF MUSKEGON
City Commission Worksession
November 13, 2006
The City Commission Worksession was called to order at 5:35 p.m. by Vice Mayor
Present: Mayor Stephen Warmington (arrived at 5:42 from another meeting), Vice
Mayor Stephen Gawron, Commissioner Kevin Davis, Clara Shepherd, Lawrence Spataro,
Sue Wierengo, and Chris Carter
1. Renaissance Place – Brookstone Capital
Karl Chew, Kevin Woods, David Layman, Kevin Donovan, and Jim explained the
PILOT proposal. Staff will bring a report back to Commission.
2. Farmers’ Market
Sarah Rooks gave an update.
3. Fire Department Equipment and Staffing – Commissioner Davis
City Manager Bryon Mazade and Public Safety Director Tony Kleibecker
answered questions about equipment and staffing.
4. Copy Machine/County Contract
Finance Director Tim Paul gave an overview.
5. 487 W. Clay
City Manager Bryon Mazade explained the three options:
a) Eminent Domain
b) Continue with Enforcement Action
c) Do Nothing
An update will be given at the next Worksession
6. Downtown Parking
City Manager Bryon Mazade explained the potential new parking facility to be
constructed by the County.
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to
direct staff to notify County that we will be willing to limit parking on the
City streets to facilitate a parking ramp.
VOTE: All Ayes
Public comments were heard reference accessibility for the elderly at the
Frauenthal and throughout downtown.
7. Developer Relations – Commissioner Wierengo
Commissioner Wierengo explained the importance of interactions with developers
8. Waiver of Special Event Late Fee – Old Newsies
Motion by Commissioner Davis, second by Commissioner Carter to waive
the $450 late fee for the Old Newsies Organization and allow them to only
pay the $50 application fee.
VOTE: All Ayes
9. Fisherman’s Landing Contract Update
Finance Director Tim Paul explained that we do not have a current operating
agreement. We are negotiating a contract.
10. The meeting adjourned at 8:20 p.m.
Acting City Clerk