City Commission Minutes 09-25-2018

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
       SEPTEMBER 25, 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, September 25, 2018. Mr.
George Monroe, Evanston Avenue Baptist, 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, Willie German, Jr., Debra Warren, and Dan
Rinsema-Sybenga, Acting City Manager Beth Lewis, City Attorney John Schrier,
and City Clerk Ann Meisch.
2018-70     CONSENT AGENDA:
   A. Approval of Minutes        City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the September 10, 2018
Worksession and September 11, 2018 Regular Meetings.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Approval of the minutes.
   B. Fleet Vehicle Replacement – Chevy 1 Ton 3500 Cab and Chassis
      DPW/Equipment
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to
purchase one Chevy 1-ton 3500 Cab and Chassis coming from Berger Chevrolet
off the Oakland County Contract, the lowest available price. The Equipment
Division is also requesting permission for Arista Truck Systems to build and install
the construction bed for this vehicle. $28,803.00 will be coming from the
Equipment Department Budget for the Cab and Chassis along with $9,553.00 for

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the construction bed for a total purchase of $38,356.00.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        $38,356.00
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Authorize staff to purchase one Chevy 1-ton 3500
construction truck from Berger Chevrolet.
   C. Fleet Vehicle Replacement – Chevy Colorado Pickup         DPW/Equipment
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to
purchase one Chevy Colorado pickup coming from Berger Chevrolet off the
Oakland County Contract, the lowest available price. The price of this vehicle is
$33,216.00 coming from the Equipment Division Budget.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        $33,216.00
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         Authorize staff to purchase one Chevy Colorado
pickup truck from Berger Chevrolet.
   D. Fleet Vehicle Replacement – 2019 International Plow Truck Cab and
      Chassis      DPW/Equipment
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to
purchase one 2019 International plow truck cab and chassis coming from West
Michigan International the State Mi-Deal contractor for a price of $88,487.08. We
are requesting that Arista Truck Systems build the dump body and underbody
plow for an additional price of $63,994.00 coming from what was budgeted
from the Equipment Division Fund.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        $152,481.08
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Authorize staff to purchase one 2019
International Plow truck cab and chassis and Arista Truck systems to build the
Dump body and underplow body.
   E. Fleet Vehicle Replacement – Three (3) Chevy ½ Ton Pickups
      DPW/Equipment
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to
purchase three Chevy ½ ton pickup trucks coming from Berger Chevrolet off the
Oakland County Contract, the lowest available price. $35,704.00 per vehicle will
be coming from the Equipment Department Budget.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        $35,704 x three for a total of $107,112.00
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Authorize staff to purchase three Chevy ½ ton

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pickups from Berger Chevrolet.
   H. Remembrance Drive Construction and Maintenance           Engineering
REMOVED PER STAFF REQUEST
   I. Termination of Purchase and Option Agreement – Port City Construction
      City Manager
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To authorize the City Manager to sign the Termination
of Purchase and Option Agreement with Port City Construction regarding 880
First Street.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None at this time.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To authorize the City Manager to sign the
Agreement.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Warren, to approve
the consent agenda as presented, except items F & G.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga,
           Turnquist, and Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2018-71     ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT:
   F. Resolution of Authority to Sign Street Lighting Contracts with Consumers
      Energy       Department of Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approve the resolution of authority to sign contracts
with Consumers Energy to facilitate modifications to no more than 10 street lights
per contract.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Approve the resolution.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Johnson, to
approve the resolution of authority to sign contracts with Consumers Energy to
facilitate modifications to no more than 10 street lights per contract.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist,
           Johnson, and Gawron
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES


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   G. Resolution for Designation of Street Administrator Department of Public
      Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approve the resolution to designate LeighAnn Mikesell,
Director of Municipal Services, as the street administrator in all transactions with
the Michigan Department of Transportation.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:         None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Approve the resolution.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve the resolution to designate LeighAnn Mikesell, Director of Municipal
Services, as the street administrator in all transactions with the Michigan
Department of Transportation.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson,
           Gawron, and Hood
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2018-72      NEW BUSINESS:
   A. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
      Demolish  Public Safety
      2084 Morton Avenue (garage only)
      987 E. Forest Avenue (garage only)
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 Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Turnquist,
to concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to demolish.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron,

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            Hood, and Warren
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   B. DDA On-Premise Liquor License for Rolf’s Barbeque, LLC Planning &
      Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the Resolution for a Downtown
Development Authority On-Premise Liquor License for Rolf’s Barbecue, LLC. The
Liquor Control Commission allows for additional liquor licenses within Downtown
Development Authority Districts under certain conditions.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:       Approving the Liquor License will allow for a new
restaurant in the downtown area which should result in increased revenue for
the City.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          To approve the resolution.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Johnson,
to approve the resolution.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood,
           Warren, and German
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:       Commissioner German commented that the MML
Conference was very informative and Commissioner Johnson thanked Mike
Franzak for his presentation at Nelson and Nims Neighborhood meetings.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: No public comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission meeting adjourned at 6:30 p.m.


                                       Respectfully Sumbitted,




                                       Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk




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