City Commission Minutes 02-24-2009

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                     FEBRUARY 24, 2009
    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, February 24,
2009.
Mayor Warmington opened the meeting with a prayer from Vice Mayor Gawron
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.
2009-15 HONORS AND AWARDS:
      A. Honorary Ambassador Awards.
Public Safety Director Tony Kleibecker presented certificates to Robert Sharlow,
Donald Vandonkelaar, and Brian Brown for their assistance to a citizen who was
involved in a car accident.
2009-16 CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes for the February 9th Commission
Worksession, and the February 10th Regular Commission Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
      B. Fireworks Display Permit for the Shrine Circus. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Jordan Productions, Inc. is requesting approval of a
fireworks display permit for February 27th and 28th at the L. C. Walker Arena. Fire
Marshall Metcalf has reviewed the request and recommends approval
contingent on inspection of the fireworks.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval contingent on inspection of the fireworks
and approval of the insurance.
                                                                               WATER
      C. Upgrade of Verint Software for Security Camera System.
         FILTRATION
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To accept the proposal by Camtronics, the proprietary
vendor, to update and upgrade the Water Filtration Plant security video
monitoring and archiving software.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $11,832.14.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None, this project is included in the 2009 Filtration
Plant budget.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the Mayor and City Commission
approve this software upgrade and update by Camtronics at a cost of
$11,832.14.
      D. Seasonal and Temporary Services Provider Contract. CIVIL SERVICE
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approval to negotiate a contract for 2009-2011
seasonal and temporary employment services with GoodTemps Temporary
Staffing Services.
Request for proposal solicitation resulted in five proposals, due on January 13,
2009, at 2:00 p.m. Proposals were received from:
      Beacon Professional Staffing, Inc., 230 N. River, Suite B, Holland, MI
      GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services, 765 W. Norton, Muskegon, MI
      Kelly Services, Inc., 5916 S. Harvey, Muskegon, MI
      MANPOWER, 20 W. Muskegon, Muskegon, MI
      Staffing Inc. – Muskegon, 1635 W. Sherman, Muskegon, MI
A committee consisting of managers and users reviewed proposals and
interviewed Manpower representatives. While the low bidder, Manpower
declined contracting for the positions of Beach Maintenance Worker, Lifeguard,
Marina Aide, and Playground Leader but rather proposed to subcontract for
these positions. On February 18, 2009, they notified the City of their inability to
obtain an agreement with their intended subcontractor.
GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services has been the City’s seasonal and
temporary employment services provider for the past four years. The Company
performed excellently during their contract and was outstanding in terms of
flexibility, responsiveness, hiring and orientation process, reporting, and
commitment to equal employment opportunity. GoodTemps remains fully
prepared to handle all of the City’s seasonal and temporary staffing needs.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The 2009 projected seasonal and temporary services cost is
approximately $700,000.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:         The 2009 budget allowed for the financial
resources.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:       Staff recommends and requests approval to
negotiate the 2009-2011 seasonal and temporary services contract with
GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services, contingent upon working out
agreement terms acceptable to the City Manager and City Attorney.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: The committee unanimously recommends
granting approval to negotiate the 2009-2011 seasonal and temporary services
contract with GoodTemps Temporary Staffing Services.
Motion by Vice Mayor Gawron, 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
2009-17 PUBLIC HEARINGS:
      A. 2009 – 2010 Community Development Block Grant/HOME Funding.
         COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To conduct a Public Hearing concerning the 2009-2010
CDBG/HOME funding that the City anticipates to receive from the U. S.
Department of Housing and Urban Development department next fiscal year
starting June 1, 2009.
The Public Hearing is to obtain comments from the public in reference to the
2009-2010 CDBG/HOME allocation funding which is designated to be $984,207
and $290,049 respectively, excluding any program income and reprogrammed
funding. In keeping with the City’s 2005-2010 Consolidated Plan, the establish
objectives for the City of Muskegon are the areas of housing, blight elimination,
public service support, infrastructure upgrading and economic development.
The Commission has been given the recommendations of both the
administration and the Citizen District Council along with last year’s
recommendations and the final allocations.
The Commission will be asked to make their preliminary decision on what items
should be funded at the March 10, 2009, meeting and their final allocation
decision at the March 24, 2009, City Commission meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The 2009-2010 allocations will be based on the City
Commission final decision.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None at this time.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          To conduct the Public Hearing and gather
comments from the public.
COMMITTEE       RECOMMENDATION:       The  Citizen’s  District Council
recommendations are included with the recommendations submitted by the
administration.
The public hearing opened to hear and consider any comments from the
public. Comments were heard from Tim Burgess, 6336 S. Walker Rd., Fruitport,
Executive Director of Neighborhood Investment Corp.; Dan Bonner, 1652 Nelson,
Managing Attorney of Legal Aid of Western Michigan; Ron Robles, 147 W.
Norton, Community enCompass; Dick Butler, Executive Director of Muskegon
County Habitat for Humanity; and Dwana Thompson, Muskegon Affirmative
Action Director.
Motion by Vice Mayor Gawron, second by Commissioner Shepherd to close the
public hearing.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Shepherd, Spataro, Warmington, Wierengo, Wisneski, Carter,
           and Gawron
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2009-18 UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
      A. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
         Demolish 254 Amity. PUBLIC SAFETY
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission concur with
the findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 254
Amity Avenue (Area 11) is unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be
demolished within 30 days. It is further requested that administration be directed
to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the
lowest responsible bidder.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: CDBG Funds.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals
decision to demolish.
Motion by Commissioner Carter, second by Commissioner Shepherd to table to
the June 9th meeting with the stipulation that Mrs. Brewster has secured financing
and that permits are pulled to begin work on the project.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Spataro, Warmington, Wierengo, Wisneski, Carter, Gawron,
           and Shepherd
           Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2009-19 NEW BUSINESS:
     A. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
        Demolish the Following. PUBLIC SAFETY
        1126 Kenneth Street (Area 11)
        2125 Bluffton Avenue
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 30 days. 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 a contract for demolition with the lowest responsible
bidder.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: CDBG Funds.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:       To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals
decision to demolish.
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Vice Mayor Gawron to concur with
the Housing Board of Appeals notice and order to demolish 1126 Kenneth Street
and 2125 Bluffton Avenue.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Warmington, Wierengo, Wisneski, Gawron, Shepherd, and
           Spataro
           Nays: None
           Absent: Carter (stepped out of the room)
MOTION PASSES
ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Various items were discussed.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Comments were heard.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission Meeting adjourned at 6:38 p.m.


                                         Respectfully submitted,




                                         Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                         City Clerk

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