City Commission Minutes 07-24-2018

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
              JULY 24, 2018 @ 5:30 P.M.
   MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
  933 TERRACE STREET, MUSKEGON, MI 49440


                                  MINUTES

The Regular Commission Meeting of the City of Muskegon was held at City Hall,
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Reverend
Robert Henderson, First Wesleyan Church, opened the meeting with prayer,
after which the Commission and public recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the
Flag.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present:    Mayor Stephen J. Gawron, Vice Mayor Eric Hood Commissioners
Ken Johnson, Byron Turnquist, and Debra Warren, City Manager Frank Peterson,
City Attorney John Schrier, and City Clerk Ann Meisch.
Absent:     Commissioners Willie German Jr., and Dan Rinsema-Sybenga
2018-55     CONSENT AGENDA:
   A. Approval of Minutes       City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the July 9, 2018 Worksession
Meeting and the July 10, 2018 Regular Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:         None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           Approval of the minutes.
   B. L-3 Communication Quote          DPW
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to order
new Police in-car DVR units along with new computer server to download DVR
video for storage. Current server is at end of life and will no longer be supported
past the end of August.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        $68,658.35 from the Equipment Budget and $16,452.00
from the Public Safety Budget.

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BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Authorize staff to order new server and DVR units
from L-3 Mobile Visions.
  C. Rezoning Request for a Portion of the Property at 710 Pulaski Ave Planning
     & Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request to rezone a portion of the property at 710
Pulaski Avenue from I-1, Light Industrial to B-4, General Business.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:       None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Staff recommends approval of the rezoning.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:       The Planning Commission unanimously
recommended approval of the request at their July 12 meeting, with four
members absent.
  D. Launch Ramp Ordinance Change           DPW - REMOVED PER STAFF REQUEST
  E. First Amendment to Contract for Housing Exemption for Royale Glen
     Townhomes Planning & Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Hackley-Barclay and the City entered into a Contract
for Housing Exemption on November 23, 1993, in which the City granted
Hackley-Barclay a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT) to help finance the
construction of 78 townhouses at Royale Glen Townhomes. The PILOT that was
granted was under the City’s old PILOT exemption ordinance, which stated that
the PILOT exemption would terminate if the property receiving the exemption
was refinanced; however, the City’s PILOT ordinance has since been amended
in a way that would allow Hackley-Barclay to obtain the necessary financing
and still maintain the PILOT exemption.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:       None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Approval of the amended contract.
Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner Johnson, to
approve the consent agenda as presented.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Warren, Turnquist, Johnson, and Gawron
           Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2018-56    NEW BUSINESS:
  A. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
     Demolish  Public Safety

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      328 Catherine Ave
      720 Amity Ave
      1774 6th Street (Commercial Storage Building)
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission concur with
the findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structures are unsafe,
substandard, a public nuisance and that they be demolished within thirty (30)
days or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration
be directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structures and that the
Mayor and City Clerk be authorized and directed to execute contracts for
demolition with the lowest responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets
to the owner, agent or responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:         General Funds
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:                 None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals
decision to demolish.
Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner Johnson, to concur
with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to demolish 328 Catawba, 720
Amity, and 1774 6th Street (Commercial Storage Building).
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Warren, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, and Hood
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   B. Rezoning Request for a Portion of the Property at 306 Campbell St
      Planning & Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request to rezone a portion of the property at 306
Campbell Street from R-1, Low Density Single Family Residential to I-1, Light
Industrial.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:         None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Staff does not recommend approval of the
rezoning, based on the findings in the Master Land Use Plan.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:         The Planning Commission unanimously
recommended denial of the request at their July 12 meeting, with four members
absent.
Motion by Vice Mayor Hood, second by Commissioner Warren, to concur with
the Planning Commission and staff recommendation to deny the application for
rezoning at 306 Campbell Street.


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ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, and Warren
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:     Commissioner Warren asked for a review of our
ordinances related to dogs. There are many sides to this ordinance and an
overview was provided by Chief Lewis.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Public comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.


                                    Respectfully Submitted,




                                    Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk, MMC




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