City Commission Packet 10-08-2013

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      CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                       OCTOBER 8, 2013
     CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                AGENDA

   CALL TO ORDER:
   PRAYER:
   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
   ROLL CALL:
   HONORS AND AWARDS:
   INTRODUCTIONS/PRESENTATION:
   CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
      B. Policy Change to “Policy for Sale of City-Owned Residential Property”.
         PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      C. Sale of the Property at 1035 E. Laketon Avenue.         PLANNING &
         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      D. Approval of Building Contract for 2169 Hudson.        COMMUNITY &
         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
   COMMUNICATIONS:
   CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:
   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
   NEW BUSINESS:
      A. Police Cruisers. PUBLIC WORKS
      B. Water and Sewer Connection Fees for Farmers Market. CITY MANAGER
      C. City Commission to Petition LCC to Revoke Elk’s Club License. PUBLIC
         SAFETY
   ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
   Reminder: Individuals who would like to address the City Commission shall do the following:
   Fill out a request to speak form attached to the agenda or located in the back of the room.
   Submit the form to the City Clerk.
   Be recognized by the Chair.
   Step forward to the microphone.
   State name and address.
   Limit of 3 minutes to address the Commission.
   (Speaker representing a group may be allowed 10 minutes if previously registered with City Clerk.)

   CLOSED SESSION:
   ADJOURNMENT:
ADA POLICY: The City of Muskegon will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services to individuals who
want to attend the meeting upon twenty four hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Please contact Ann
Marie Cummings, City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440 or by calling (231) 724-6705 or
TTY/TDD dial 7-1-1 to request a representative to dial (231) 724-6705.
Date:    October 8, 2013
To:      Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:    Ann Marie Cummings, City Clerk
RE:      Approval of Minutes




SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the September 24th
City Commission Meeting.


FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.


BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                   SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
    CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                MINUTES

The Regular Commission Meeting of the City of Muskegon was held at City Hall,
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, September 24,
2013.
Mayor Gawron opened the meeting with a prayer from Reverend Pool after
which the Commission and public recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron, Vice Mayor Lawrence Spataro,
Commissioners Eric Hood, Willie German, Sue Wierengo, Byron Turnquist, and Lea
Markowski, Acting City Manager Bryon Mazade, City Attorney John Schrier, and
City Clerk Ann Marie Cummings.
Mayor Gawron read from the Congressional Records which recognized Bryon
Mazade for his 19 years as City Manager for the City of Muskegon and listed his
many accomplishments. Mayor Gawron read two additional resolutions. The
first one was signed by State Senator Goeff Hansen, State Representative
Marcia Hovey-Wright, and Governor Rick Snyder; and the second one was from
the Commission, citizens and employees of the City of Muskegon.
2013-78 CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the September 9th Commission
Worksession Meeting, and the September 10th City Commission Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
      B. Valve Replacement Project – High Service Pumps. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Authorize staff to enter into an agreement with Northern
Boiler and Mechanical Contractors for replacement of an 18” and 14” ball valve
on high service pumps #1 and #3, as well as the addition of an isolation valve
on both pumps.

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FINANCIAL IMPACT: $121,775.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: Budgeted capital improvement for 2013/14.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends acceptance of bid from Northern
Boiler and Mechanical Contractors for $121,775.
      C. Consideration of Bids for:    S-664 Austin Lift Station Rehabilitation.
         ENGINEERING
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Award the Austin Lift Station Rehabilitation project – S-
664 to Jackson Merkey out of Muskegon, MI since they were the lowest
responsible bidder with a total bid price of $202,845.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The construction cost of $202,845 plus engineering.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None since this project is on the 2013/2014 CIP’s list.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Award the contract to Jackson Merkey.
      D. Authorization to Firm for Zoning Ordinance Update.       PLANNING &
         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is seeking authorization to hire and execute all
documents for the selected planning firms, Nederveld and Williams & Works, to
accomplish the task of updating the City of Muskegon Zoning Ordinance. The
update will focus on incorporating form based codes into the downtown area,
a parking plan and to also better define uses on the downtown lakeshore. The
two consultants will be working together to complete the project.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: The City will pay $30,000 for the project, while The
Community Foundation for Muskegon County will be contributing $15,000.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval to select Nederveld and Williams & Works
as the consultants and for staff to be authorized to execute all contracts and
documents.
      E. West Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Planning Program
         (WestPlan) Dues FY2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014). CITY
         MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the City of Muskegon’s portion of the
WestPlan dues, payable to West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development
Commission.      This agency determines projects and distributes federal
transportation funds.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $16,040.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve this request.
      F. Permanent Traffic Control Order – Designate One On-Street Parking

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         Space as a “Handicap Parking” on Second Street. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approve the Traffic Control Order authorizing staff to
designate an existing on-street parking space and install a “Handicap Parking”
sign and Handicap Pavement Marking on the Northeast side of Second Street
between Western Avenue and Clay Street.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Cost of signs, paint and man-power to install, if approved.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to designate an existing on-street
parking space and install a “Handicap Parking” sign and Handicap Pavement
Marking on the northeast side of Second Street between Western Avenue and
Clay Street.
      G. Cemetery Utility Cart. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Authorize staff to purchase one Kioti Mechron utility cart
from J&J Farms, the lowest qualified bidder. This machine will replace the 1995
model currently being used.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $10,980 minus $500 trade in for old model for a total of
$10,480.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None, amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to purchase one Kioti Mechron utility
cart from J&J Farms.
      K. Request to Fly Breast Cancer Ribbon Flags. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Tempting Tables is requesting permission to fly breast
cancer ribbon flags the week of October 14th at the following locations:
         Hackley Park
         City Hall
         Shoreline Drive
         Central Fire Station
         Hartshorn Marina
         Root Park
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval.
      L. Towing Contract Extension (Ramos Towing Services). PUBLIC SAFETY
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Director of Public Safety requests that the City
Commission review and consider approving a contract extension with our
current service provider Ramos Towing.           Currently, Ramos provides
towing/impoundment/storage service for the City of Muskegon.


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Ramos Towing has been under authorized contract services for towing for the
last three years (9/25/10 to 9/24/13). Staff is currently reviewing the current
contract and preparing a “competitive bid process” to select an acceptable
tow service.
Ramos Towing is willing to extend towing services for three months (12/24/13)
and/or until a new contract can be established/approved not to exceed one
year (per current contract language).
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None, current contract language in effect.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends approval of this extended towing
contract agreement until a new contract is accepted.
      M. Appointments to Local Officer Compensation Commission. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: There are two openings on the Local Officer’s
Compensation Commission which need to be filled prior to October 1, 2013.
Greg Borgman has expressed an interest in serving on this board and the City
Clerk is searching for an additional applicant.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Appointment of Greg Borgman and an additional
person to fill the vacancies.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
the Consent Agenda with the exceptions of items H, I, and J.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron,
           and Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2013-79 ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:
      H. Signing of 2013-2014 Subrecipient and           Community Housing
         Development  Organization Agreements.              COMMUNITY    &
         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To direct staff to have the Subrecipient Agreements for
the following agency signed by the Mayor and Clerk. The funding allocations
were approved by the Commission in June of this year.
      1. Love Inc.                     $3,500 – Wheelchair Ramps
                                       $4,500 – Utility Assistance
Also, to have the Community Housing Development Organization Agreements
signed for the following agencies:

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      1. Bethany Housing Ministries
         dba Community enCompass $60,000
      2. Habitat for Humanity            $36,000
      3. Trinity Housing Ministries      $30,000
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Funding will be allocated from the 2013-2014 Community
Development Block Grant/HOME Funds as directed by the City Commission.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To direct staff to have documents signed by the
Mayor and the Clerk.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:             All of the allocations were previously
approved by the Commission.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to approve
the signing of the 2013-2014 Subrecipient and Community Housing Development
Organization Agreements.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, and
           Spataro
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      I. Police Cruisers. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Authorize staff to proceed with the purchase of six
Chevy Caprice cruisers from Betten Chevrolet for $167,003.16.
While Shaheen Chevy’s (state) bid of $166,608 was the lowest bid received,
Betten is being recommended since their bid of $167,003.16 is within the 1% local
preference.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $27,833.86 each for a total of $167,003.16.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None, amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to proceed with the purchase of six
cruisers from Betten Chevrolet.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to approve
the purchase of six cruisers from Betten Chevrolet.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, and
           Markowski
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      J. Police SUV’s. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Authorize staff to purchase three Ford Police SUV’s
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from Great Lakes Ford the lowest qualified bidder.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $25,730 each for a total of $77,190.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None, amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to purchase three Ford Police SUV’s
from Great Lakes Ford.
Motion by Commissioner Markowski, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to approve
the purchase of three Ford Police SUV’s from Great Lakes Ford.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, and
           Gawron
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2013-80 NEW BUSINESS:
      A. Liquor License Request for Muskegon Moose Lodge. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST:         The liquor Control Commission is seeking local
recommendation on a request from Muskegon Moose Lodge #2697, Loyal
Order of Moose for a new Club License with Dance and Entertainment Permit to
be located at 871 Pulaski Avenue.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: All departments are recommending approval.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
the liquor license request for the Muskegon Moose Lodge.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron,
           and Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      B. Blight Elimination Project – Demolition Bids. PLANNING & ECONOMIC
         DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City of Muskegon obtained a 2013 Blight Fight
Elimination Grant to be used for the demolitions of 510 Ottawa Street and 1875
Waterworks Road. The Contract between Michigan Land Bank Fast Track
Authority and the City of Muskegon has been signed by the Mayor. The bids for
the demolition have been received.            Our consultant, Abonmarche, is
recommending the City Commission approve the low bid as submitted by
Smalley Construction, Inc. It is requested that the Commission authorize Staff to
enter into a contract and sign all necessary documents with Smalley
Construction, the lowest responsible bidder as per the recommendation of

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Abonmarche.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The City will receive $111,500 in grant funds. In addition, it is
expected that the remaining Site Assessment Funds (EPA grant), which must be
expended within the next two months, can be used for asbestos removal
oversight. Any remaining cost difference will be paid by Muskegon Public
Schools.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the low bid as submitted by Smalley
Construction, Inc. in the amount of $147,400 and authorize Staff to execute the
contract and sign all documents related to the demolition of 510 Ottawa Street
and 1875 Waterworks Road.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to approve the
low bid as submitted by Smalley Construction, Inc. in the amount of $147,400
and authorize Staff to execute the contract and sign all documents related to
the demolition of 510 Ottawa Street and 1875 Waterworks Road.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, and
           Spataro
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      C. Sappi Power Plant Implosion Request. PUBLIC SAFETY
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Director of Public Safety requests that the City
Commission review and consider approval as it relates to the demolition of the
Sappi Paper Plant – Power House Structure.
Muskegon Public Safety personnel & City staff have been working with Melching
Inc. over the past several months to devise a plan for the demolition/removal of
the remaining Power Plant & Smoke Stacks that are located on the south end of
the property (2400 Lakeshore Dr.). This request is exclusive to the building known
as the “Power House Structure”; the stacks in question will be demolished at a
later date (TBD).
The plan for demolition is Sunday, October 27, 2013; time frames will be
forwarded when received. Implosion of the structure will take place unless
unforeseen conditions prohibit action; no alternate date has been selected at
this time.
The Melching Overview Plan & Demolition Contingency Requirements (revised)
are available for additional information and review.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: No negative impact to the City of Muskegon.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: Melching Inc. to satisfy financial cost(s) to the City
of Muskegon to accomplish demolition and public safety plans.


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STAFF RECOMMENDATION:      No recommendation on implosion action –
approves plan to demolish and contingent requirements to promote public
safety.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
the request contingent on all staff recommendations and requirements which
were discussed at the Worksession.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, and Spataro
            Nays: German
MOTION PASSES
      D. Naming of Conference Room 203. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is a request to name conference room 203 of City
Hall the Bryon L. Mazade Conference Room in recognition of his 19 plus years of
serving as City Manager (the second longest sitting City Manager) for the City of
Muskegon.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve naming conference room 203 the Bryon
L. Mazade Conference Room.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
naming conference room 203 the Bryon L. Mazade Conference Room.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, and
           Wierengo
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2013-81 NEW BUSINESS:
Commission commented on violence and the tragic event at the Elks Charity
Lodge.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:    Representative from West Michigan Lake Hawks
Basketball asked the Commission to adopt a proclamation.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to have staff
prepare a letter of support for West Michigan Lake Hawks Basketball.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Markowski, Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, and
           Turnquist
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
Additional public comments were received.

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Bryon Mazade thanked the Commission and public for allowing him to serve as
Muskegon’s City Manager. He also thanked the current and past City staff and
his family for their support.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission Meeting adjourned at 6:57 pm.


                                              Respectfully submitted




                                              Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                              City Clerk




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              Commission Meeting Date: October 8, 2013

Date:               October 1, 2013
To:                 Honorable Mayor & City Commission
From:               Planning & Economic Development Department
RE:                 Policy change to “Policy for Sale of City-Owned
                    Residential Property”


SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
To approve the changes to the “Policy for Sale of City-Owned Residential Property” to
remove the reference of the Land Reutilization Committee (LRC) from the policy on pages
three and four as this committee no longer exists. Plus the removal of “whether appealed or
not” on page four.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
None.

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:
None

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
To approve the attached resolution and to authorize both the Mayor and the Clerk to sign
said resolution.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None
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                                                      City of Muskegon
                            Policy for Sale of City-Owned Residential Property
Objective

The City of Muskegon (the City) wishes to expand its residential tax base while simultaneously
alleviating itself of the significant cost burden associated with year-round maintenance of vacant lots.
The City reserves the right to join and split lots to assist with this process. All property will be sold as
is. All sales are subject to City Commission approval.

Pursuant to the above, the City will periodically implement neighborhood marketing strategies.
Elements of this policy may be superceded by a marketing strategy, if said strategy is approved by the
City Commission as an exception to this policy, and only while said strategy is being utilized to market
properties identified by the strategy.

Non-Buildable Lots/Marginal Lots

    Non-Buildable lots are defined as lots that are insufficient in size or configuration for new
     construction under the Zoning Ordinance. Marginal lots are defined as residential lots that are
     between 50 and 60 feet of frontage, however it would not be in the best interest of the
     neighborhood to create increased density, or would create buildable lots for adjoining property
     owners. These lots may only be sold to adjacent property owners; neighborhood organizations; or
     valid non-profit agencies, to expand/improve or beautify existing property. In the event that both
     adjacent owners seek to purchase a property, the City shall divide the property in the most
     equitable manner. Factors considered before approvals of property sales include but are not limited
     to the following:
         Amount of existing property owned by interested parties
         Current upkeep of existing property owned by interested parties
         Evidence of unresolved zoning issues.
         Unpaid environmental invoices or delinquent property taxes.


These lots will be sold for $1.

Buildable Lots

Buildable lots are defined as lots of legal record which are suitable in size and configuration under the
Zoning Ordinance, for the construction of single-family homes, and may only be sold for such a
purpose. As a condition of sale, structures built on these properties must be owner occupied for a
minimum of 5 years. The buyer must 1commence construction within 18 months of the date of
purchase, or the property will revert back to the City's ownership, free and clear of any claim of the
buyer. Buyers requiring frontage of 130’ or more must build homes with a minimum of 2,500 square
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 "Commence Construction" means that a buyer has been issued a residential building permit by the
City of Muskegon and also (in the sole opinion of the City of Muskegon's Building Official) that at least
seventy-five percent (75%) of the dwelling has been completed.


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feet of living space and go before the Land Reutilization Committee (LRC) for a
recommendation. All structures must conform to all City building and zoning requirements. These
lots shall be sold for market value.

   Home Design

       Any person wishing to purchase land from the City for the purposes of constructing a single
       family or duplex structure (in areas zoned for duplexes) shall adhere to the following standards:

       1.     The structure shall have a minimum of 1,260 square feet of usable living space per unit
              (excluding all basement area).

       2.     The roof of the structure shall have a minimum pitch of 5/12, that is, for every twelve
              inches (12") of lateral run, the roof shall rise five inches (5").

       3.     A single-story home shall have a variable roof line on the front elevation (e.g. gable,
              dormer or offset).

       4.     The building design shall be approved by the City and shall include at least two of the
              following:

              a.      A covered front porch with design amenities (e.g., decorative railing). (potential
                      $300 lot credit)

              b.      A picture or bay window in the front elevation. (potential $500 lot credit)

              c.      A starburst or other siding design features in roof gables or over doorways or
                      windows. (potential $200 lot credit)

              d.      Shutters or other acceptable outdoor window treatments (potential $100 lot
                      credit)

              e.      Brick or stone accents in the front elevation (potential $1,000 lot credit)

              f.      Decorative windows (potential $200 lot credit)

       5.     A second story may be a potential $2,000 lot credit but may not be included as one of
              the two required design elements.

       6.     A "stick-built" home may be a potential $2,000 lot credit but may not be included as
              one of the two required design elements.

       7.     In no case shall the total number of credits amount to more than $3,500 nor shall it
              exceed the purchase price of the land. This credit must be asked for within 1 (one) year
              of building completion by the purchaser/owner. All landscaping must be competed in
              order to qualify for the credit.

       8.     The house shall have a garage or at least an 8 foot x 8 foot painted or vinyl covered
              wood storage shed constructed as per City requirements for sheds.

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       9.       All bedrooms shall have at least one hundred (100) square feet of livable floor area.

       10.      At the time the building permit application is submitted, the plot plan and building
                design will be reviewed to determine compliance with all requirements of this policy.

       11.      Removal of existing trees shall be approved by zoning staff prior to lot clearing. Trees
                shall only be taken to accommodate the structure and driveway. A performance
                guarantee may be required of the owner or contractor for tree protection.

       12.      At least two (2) shade trees shall be provided on site of at least two and one-half (2.5")
                inches in diameter four feet from the ground. Preservation of existing trees may be
                considered in lieu of this requirement.

       13.      The lot shall be established with appropriate grass, ground cover or other plantings
                within one year of occupancy or the city may arrange for such planting and bill the
                owner.

       The aforementioned conditions and credits shall be incorporated into a sales contract between
       the city and the buyer.

Large Blocks of Land

This type of lot is defined as contiguous property that would allow for the construction of a minimum
of 3 single-family residential structures. It is the preference of the City that these lots be sold as a
single parcel to individuals with the means to develop the land for multiple single family units or
multi-family units such as townhouses, site condos; and the like. Development must conform to either
Single Family or Multiple Family building/zoning requirements. All interested parties must comply
with preliminary site review requirements as determined by the Zoning Administrator.

Process for Purchasing Land

The procedure for purchasing city-owned property can be found in a brochure produced by the
Planning Department, entitled “Purchase of City Owned Buildable Lots & Building Incentives”.

Recording of the Deed

All property sales must be recorded with the Muskegon County Register of Deeds. This is the sole
responsibility of the buyer. All sales will be handled as quit claim deeds.

Closing Costs

All closing costs will be split between the buyer and the seller.

Property Survey

All costs and activities associated with a survey are the sole responsibility of the buyer.



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Environmental

Properties will be sold as is. Any environmental analysis is the sole responsibility of the buyer.

Title Evidence/Insurance

Quitting title of tax reverted properties sold and properties split for minimal amounts such as non-
buildable lots, shall be the responsibility of the buyer.

Financing

Financing the acquisition of City-owned property and subsequent construction (if applicable) is the
sole responsibility of the buyer. Failure to provide proof of adequate financing may be used as a basis
for denial of a sale.

Appeal Procedure

Any denial of a sale can be appealed to the LRC using the appeals procedure as defined by the
LRC. All sales whether appealed or not go before the City Commission for approval before a sale
can be initiated.




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                                                 RESOLUTION NO. _____

                                        MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION

  RESOLUTION TO ADOPT AN AMENDMENT TO THE “POLICY FOR SALE OF CITY-
                   OWNED RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY”

WHEREAS, the City of Muskegon owns many lots and wishes to sell these lots, and;

WHEREAS, the City of Muskegon would like to remove reference to the Land Reutilization
Committee (LRC) from the policy as they have been disolved;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Commission hereby adopts the
following policy amendment:

(to be changed on page 2)

       Buyers requiring frontage of 130’ or more must build homes with a minimum of 2,500
square feet of living space and go before the Land Reutilization Committee (LRC) for a
recommendation. All structures must conform to all City building and zoning requirements.
These lots shall be sold for market value.

(to be changed on page 4)

Any denial of a sale can be appealed to the LRC using the appeals procedure as defined by
the LRC. All sales whether appealed or not go before the City Commission for approval
before a sale can be initiated.

Adopted this 8th day of October, 2013.

          Ayes:

          Nays:

          Absent:

                                                                         By _________________________________
                                                                               Stephen Gawron
                                                                               Mayor


                                                                         Attest ______________________________
                                                                                 Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                                                                 City Clerk




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Date:         October 3, 2013
To:           Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:         Planning & Economic Development
RE:           Sale of the property at 1035 E Laketon Ave


SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

Staff is seeking approval to sell the vacant, buildable, industrial zoned lot at 1035 E Laketon
to Newkirk Electric at 1875 Roberts St. The property is 2.6 acres and has 116 feet of
frontage on Laketon Ave. The company will utilize this space for storage and it will allow
them to combine with their other property at 1975 Vulcan St.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

Staff recommends a sale price of $29,000.

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:

None

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Approval and signature of the attached purchase agreement, resolution and deed.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

None




10/3/2013
                                          Resolution No. _______

                                  MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION



RESOLUTION APPROVING THE SALE OF A BUILDABLE LOT AT 1035 E LAKETON AVE FOR $1,000.

WHEREAS, Newkirk Electric will be allowed to purchase the parcel designated as number 24-133-100-9991-
00, located at 1035 E Laketon Ave for $29,000; and

WHEREAS, Newkirk Electric will combine this property with their other properties at 1875 Roberts St and 1975
Vulcan St; and

WHEREAS, the sale would generate additional tax revenue for the City and relieve the City of further
maintenance costs; and



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that parcel number 24-133-100-9991-00, located at 1035 E Laketon
Ave St be sold to Newkirk Electric for $29,000.



CITY OF MUSKEGON PART OF SEC 33 T10N R16W 100 FT OLD CSX RR R/W EXT
FROM E LN VULCAN ST TO S LN LAKETON AVE


Adopted this 8th day of October, 20013




Ayes:

Nays:

Absent
                                                                          By: _________________________
                                                                           Stephen Gawron
                                                                            Mayor

                                                                        Attest: ________________________
                                                                           Ann Cummings, MMC
                                                                           City Clerk




10/3/13
I hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes a true and complete copy of a resolution adopted by the City
Commission of the City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon, Michigan at a regular meeting held on October 8,
2013.




                                                                          By: ________________________
                                                                          Ann Cummings, MMC
                                                                          City Clerk




10/3/13
                     Commission Meeting Date:                   October 8, 2013

Date:         October 2, 2013

To:           Honorable Mayor & City Commission

From:         Community and Neighborhood Services Department

RE:           Approval of Building Contract for 2169 Hudson
____________________________________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To award the Building Contract for the construction of
a new home located at 2169 Hudson Street to Holden Construction, in the amount
of $112,800, for the City of Muskegon’s Homebuyers Program through CNS.
CNS received 3 bids as listed on the attached memorandum and the cost estimate
from our spec writer was $140,300.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The funding for this project has been secured through the
HOME program 2013 grant allocation.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To award Holden Construction the contract for the
construction of 2169 Hudson Street, in the amount of $112,800, for the Community
and Neighborhood Services Department.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: None required.
                                                    Community and
                                                 Neighborhood Services
MEMO                                                City of Muskegon
                                                       933 Terrace
                                                      Second Floor
                                                   Muskegon, MI 49442
                                                    Ph: 231-724-6717
                                                    Fax: 231-726-2501


Date:       August 30, 2013

To:         Bidders regarding 2169 Hudson – New Construction

From:       Oneata Bailey, Director
            Community and Neighborhood Services
            City of Muskegon

Re:         Bid Results

Community and Neighborhood Services received the following bid proposals:


CONTRACTOR                            Total Bid Price

Holden Construction                   $112,800

J D Fisher Builders                   $142,570

Build-right Construction              $157,630


The City of Muskegon reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The City of
Muskegon is also not restricted to accept the lowest bid.

We appreciate everyone’s interest in being a part of the City of Muskegon’s neighborhood
revitalization efforts. The selected bidder will be contacted in the next few days.

OB/lh
Date:      10/8/13

To:        Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners

From: DPW/Equipment
RE:       Police Cruisers


SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

Rescind your authorization for staff to purchase the six (6) Chevy Caprice cruisers from
Betten Chevrolet for $167,003.16 which was granted on September 24, 2013. Betten
notified staff on September 30 that a mistake was made when submitting the bid using a
2013 module rather than the 2014 requested. Betten’s revised figure on the 2014
caprices is $169,003.16, an increase of $2,000.

Furthermore, it is requested that staff be authorized to purchase the six (6) cruisers from
Shaheen Chevy, the state’s dealer, who submitted the low bid of $166,608
originally which he is willing to honor.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:
A total of $166,608

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:
None since the proposed purchase is within the budgeted amount.

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
Rescind prior authorization of September 24, 2013 and authorize staff to purchase the six
(6) cruisers from Shaheen instead for $166,608.




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                                 AGENDA ITEM NO. ______________

                          CITY COMMISSION MEETING ______________



TO:           Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners

FROM:         Franklin J. Peterson, City Manager

DATE:         September 17, 2013

RE:           Water and Sewer Connection Fees for Farmers Market




SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
To waive the water and sewer connection fees and water meters cost for the new Farmers
Market.



FINANCIAL IMPACT:
$27,200 for the water and sewer connection fees and $2,900 for two meters.




BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:
None.




STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
None.




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.




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