City Commission Packet 10-09-2007

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       CITY OF MUSKEGON
          CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                                 OCTOBER 9, 2007
      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. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Grant Submittal.
             PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
        C. West Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Plan (WestPlan) Dues, FY
           2008. CITY MANAGER
•   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
•   COMMUNICATIONS:
•   CITY MANAGER'S REPORT:
•   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
•   NEW BUSINESS:
•   ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
•   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
•   Reminder: Individuals who would like to address the City Commission shalf 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 lo 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.}
•   ADJOURNMENT:
ADA POLICY: THE CITY OF MUSKEGON WILL PROVIDE NECESSARY AUXILIARY A!DS AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WHO
WANT TO ATTEND THE MEETING UPON TWENTY FOUR HOUR NOTICE TO THE C!TY OF MUSKEGON. PLEASE CONTACT ANN
MARJE BECKER, CITY CLERI<, 933 TERRACE STREET, MUSKEGON, Ml 49440 OR BY CALLING (231) 724-6705 OR TDD;
(231) 724-4172.
Date:     October 9, 2007
To:       Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:     Ann Marie Becker, City Clerk
RE:       Approval of Minutes




SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes for the September 24 th
Special Commission Meeting, and the September 25 th Regular
Commission Meeting.



FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.



BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.



STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
                                       City of Muskegon
                                 City Conunission Worksession
                                   Monday, October 8, 2007
                                  City Conunission Chambers
                                            5:30PM

                                          MINUTES


2007-86
Present: Conunissioners Warmington, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Wierenga, and Wisneski.
Absent: Conunissioner Carter.

Government Efficiency Charter Amendments
Several possible charter amendments are suggested in the 2008 Budget statement. Conunission
asked staff to forward a recommendation to City Conunission for consideration on the August
ballot.

Former Parking Ramp Property
Tanuny and Alan Jagger of Press Excavating are requesting to grass over the former downtown
parking ramp property area until leases can be secured for the 120 parking spots.

The City Conunission agreed to extend the agreement for one year.

November Worksession Date
It was agreed to move the November Worksession to the November 5, 2007 CRC meeting if a
meeting is deemed necessary.

Review City Manager's Evaluation Form
The City Clerk will forward both forms for City Conunission review.

Any Other Business
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Wierengo, to authorize the
payment of a membership fee to the West Michigan Strategic Alliance at a cost of$100.

                                                                        MOTION PASSES

Tim Paul reported there may be a change in retiree health insurance for retirees age 65 and over.
The current insurance group may be disbanding. An alternative has been found that may prove
to be more beneficial.

Adjournment
Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, seconded by Commissioner Spataro to adjourn at 6:14
p.m.

                                                                        MOTION PASSES


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                                                             Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                                                 City Clerk
     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                       OCTOBER 9, 2007
    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, October 9,
2007.
  Mayor Warmington opened the meeting with a prayer from Pastor Lowell
Anderson from the Central Assembly of God after which the Commission and
public recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
  Present: Mayor Stephen Warmington, Vice Mayor Stephen Gawron,
Commissioners Chris Carter, Clara Shepherd, Lawrence Spataro, Sue Wierengo,
and Steve Wisneski, City Manager Bryon Mazade, City Attorney John Schrier,
and City Clerk Ann Marie Becker.
   Mayor Warmington welcomed Steve Wisneski as Commissioner for Ward IV
after which he was sworn in by City Clerk Ann Marie Becker.
2007-87 CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes for the September 24 th Special
Commission Meeting, and the September 25 th Regular Commission Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
      B. U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)           Grant Submittal.
         PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Site Assessment grants that the City of Muskegon
has received through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
(MDEQ) have been invaluable to assisting our development community.
Unfortunately, these funds have been exhausted.                However, the US
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has a funding cycle for a similar grant.
Therefore, staff would like to submit an application, through the City's Brownfield
Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the amount of $200,000. The application is
due October 12, 2007. Envirologic Technologies Inc (Kalamazoo) and Anne
Couture have agreed to prepare the grant on the BRA's behalf (with assistance
from our staff). If approved, the funds would be received through the BRA.
Anne Couture would continue to assist with the grant administration and the
City would go through a RFP process for environmental consultants.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: If approved, the City of Muskegon will receive up to
$200,000 in grant funds to assist in Brownfield redevelopment.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the resolution and authorize the Mayor
and Clerk to sign.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: The BRA approved submitting the application
at their September 26, 2007 BRA meeting.
     C. West Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Plan (WestPlan) Dues, FY
        2008. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the City of Muskegon's portion of the
Westplan dues for Fiscal Year 2008, 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.
     D. Former Parking Ramp Property. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is a request to extend the agreement to develop
the former parking ramp property for one year.
Motion by Commissioner Carter, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
the Consent Agenda as read.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes:     Gawron, Shepherd,    Spataro,   Warmington,   Wierengo,
           Wisneski, and Carter
           Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Mayor Warmington thanked the volunteers for serving on
the City Committees and Boards.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission Meeting adjourned at 5:37 p.m.


                                         Respectfully submitted,




                                         Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                         City Clerk
           Commission Meeting Date: October 9, 2007




Date:         September 24, 2007
To:           Honorable Mayor & City Commission
From:         Planning & Economic Development Department UbC-
RE:           U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA)
              Grant Submittal


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Site Assessment grants that the City of Muskegon
has received through the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
have been invaluable to assisting our development community. Unfortunately, these
funds have been exhausted. However, the US Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has a funding cycle for a similar grant. Therefore, staff would like to submit an
application, through the City's Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) in the
amount of $200,000. The application is due October 12, 2007. Envirologic
Technologies Inc (Kalamazoo) and Anne Couture have agreed to prepare the grant
on the SRA's behalf (with assistance from our staff). If approved, the funds would be
received through the BRA. Anne Couture would continue to assist with the grant
administration and the City would go through a RFP process for environmental
consultants.

FINANCIAL IMPACT: If approved, the City of Muskegon will receive up to $200,000
in grant funds to assist in brownfield redevelopment.

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.

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

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: The BRA approved submitting the application
at their September 26, 2007 BRA meeting.
                                       Resolution No. 2 007-8 7 ( b)

                                MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION

               RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SUBMITTAL OF AN
              U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (USEPA)
  BROWNFIELD ASSESSMENT APPLICATION THROUGH THE MUSKEGON BROWNF IELD
                      REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (BRA)


WHEREAS , the US EPA is seeking proposals for grants for Brownfield Assessments to fund
environmental assessments necessary to facilitate redevelopment projects; and

WHEREAS the current Site Assessment Fund Grant that the City received from the Michigan
Department of Environmental Quality several years ago has been an important econom ic
development tool in assisting redevelopment projects, and these funds have been exhausted;
and

WHEREAS environmental response activities are necessary in order to facilitate additional
economic development in the City to assure that the property can be used in a safe and
environmentally sound manner; and

WHEREAS, the redevelopment of brownfield sites in the City is consistent with the City of
Muskegon's Master Land Use Plan; and

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the City to assist in additional redevelopment projects if the
USEPA Brownfield Grant is awarded; and

WHEREAS , the BRA has approved submittal of the USEPA grant;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, THAT the City Commission authorizes City staff to
apply for and secure a grant for up to $200,000 for a Brownfield Assessment Grant; th rough the
Muskegon BRA, to address sites contaminated by hazardous substances, and enter into a grant
agreement with the US EPA if the grant is awarded.

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Adopted this 9        of   Septem_
                                 b er,     2007.

        AYES:Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Warmington, Wierenga, Wisneski,
              and Carter
        NAYS: None

        ABSTAIN:      None

                                                  By:



                                                          Ann Marie Becker, Clerk
                                     CERTIFICATION
                                       2007-87(b)

This resolution was adopted at a regular meeting of the City Commission, held on September 9,
2007. The meeting was properly held and noticed pursuant to the Open Meetings Act of the
State of Michigan, Act 267 of the Public Acts of 1976.

                                           CITY OF MUSKEGON



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                                    City of Muskegon
                           Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
                          County of Muskegon, State of Michigan

     RESOLUTION APPROVING SUBMITTAL OF AN EPA BROWNFIELD
      HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE ASSESSMENT GRANT APPLICATION

       Minutes of a special meeting of the Board of the City of Muskegon Brownfield
Redevelopment Authority, County of Muskegon, State of Michigan, held on the 26th day
of September, 2007 at 4:00 p.m., prevailing Eastern Time.

PRESENT:      Members
         Fethke, Bottomley, Plichta, Mazade, Kleaveland,
         Edbrooke




ABSENT:       Members
         Johnson, VanderWier, Vaughan, VanOosterhout




       The    following     preamble   and   resolution     were   offered   by   Member
_B_o_t_t_o_m_l_e~y~__ and supported by Member Edbrooke


       WHEREAS, the Muskegon Brownfield Redevelopment Authority ("Authority")
1s eligible to apply to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for Brownfield
Assessment Grants; and

       WHEREAS, the application deadline for these EPA Brownfield Grants is October
12,2007,and

       WHEREAS, if grant funds are awarded, the BRA authorizes City staff to accept
the funds from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Authority approves staff to
prepare an EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant on its behalf, to submit the application to
the EPA by the application deadline, and to accept any grant funds awarded.



AYES

Members      Fethke, Bottomley, Plichta, Mazade, Kleaveland,

          Edbrooke




NAYS      none

Members _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __




RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED



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Margar_rt Plichta, Secretary
                                                          Date: September 26, 2007
                                 AGENDA ITEM NO. _ _ _ _ __

                     CITY COMMISSION MEETING


TO:           Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners

FROM:         Bryon L. Mazade, City Manager

              October 1, 2007

              West Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Plan (WestPlan) Dues, FY 2008



SUMMARY OF REQUEST:
To approve the City of Muskegon's portion of the WestPlan dues for Fiscal Year 2008, 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.




COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:
None.




pb/AGENDA/TRANS PLAN WMSROC FY2008
                      'VIMIIIIDC
                        WEST MlCHIGAN SHORELINE                                           INVOICE
                  REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION


P.O. Box 387                                                                        DATE:       October 1, 2007
Muskegon, Ml 49443-0387                                                          INVOICE#                 5136
Phone: 231-722-7878 i=ax: 231-722-9362                                               FOR:    MPO Dues FY2008



Bill To;
Bryon Mazade, Manager                                        PAYABLE UPON RECEIPT            RECEIVED
City of Muskegon
PO Box536                                                                                       OCT O1 2007
Muskegon,MI 49443
                                                                                                  MUSKEGON
                                                                                            CITY MANAGER'S OFFICE


                                     DESCRIPTION                                                AMOUNT

MPO Dues- West Michigan Metropolitan Transportation Program (WestPlan)

                                 For the Fiscal Year 2008

                          (October 1, 2007-September 30, 2008)                                      $16,040.00




CR:6375.0375.1     $13,910          6375.0375.3     $2,130
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                                                                                  TOTAL             i16,040,00


Make all checks payable to West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission,
If you have any questions concerning this invoice, contact Susan Stine-Johnson, 231-722-7878x 12,
sstinejohnson@wmsrdc.org

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