City Commission Minutes 01-08-2019

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
          JANUARY 8, 2019 @ 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, January 8, 2019. Pastor
Tim Cross, Living Word 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:    Vice Mayor Eric Hood, Commissioners Ken Johnson, Byron Turnquist,
Debra Warren, Willie German, Jr., and Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, City Manager
Frank Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and City Clerk Ann Meisch.
Absent:     Mayor Stephen J. Gawron
2019-02     CONSENT AGENDA:
   A. Approval of Minutes        City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the December 11, 2018 Regular
Meeting and the December 18, 2018 Special Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Approval of the minutes.
   C. Approval of Building Contract for 1639 5th Street     Community &
      Neighborhood Services
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To award the Building Contract for the rehabilitation
and lead abatement of 1639 5th Street to Midwest Builders for the City of
Muskegon’s Homebuyers Program through CNS.
CNS received three bids, the const estimate from our spec writer was $89,050.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        The funding for this project has been secured with 2018
HOME funds.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To award Midwest Builders the rehabilitation and

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lead abatement contract for 1639 5th Street; in the amount of $91,720.00, for the
Community and Neighborhood Services Office.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:        To award Midwest Builders the rehabilitation and
lead abatement contract for 1639 5th Street; in the amount of $91,720.00 for the
Community and Neighborhood Services Office.
   E. Vacation of Alley Between Nelson St. and Harbour Towne Circle North of
      Rodgers Ave.       Planning & Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This alley was vacated on September 27, 1994.
However, it was never recorded with the Register of Deeds. Alley vacations must
be recorded within 30 days of the resolution passing. The owner of the new
house being constructed at 1360 Nelson Street is having trouble getting home
insurance because of this error. There is no alley in the area anymore and the
lots on Nelson Street now abuts Harbour Towne.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:         None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:           None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:             Staff recommends vacation of the alley.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:         The Planning Commission unanimously
recommended in favor to vacate the alley at their December 13, 2018 Meeting.
   F. Remembrance Drive Resolution              Engineering
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approve the resolution authorizing Remembrance Drive
to be added into the City of Muskegon Act 51 Street network as a major street
and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the Resolution.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:         None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:           None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:             Approve the resolution and authorize the Mayor
and City Clerk to sign.
   G. 2019 User Fee Update        Finance
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: City departments have reviewed and updated their
user fees and these have been incorporated into the Master Fee Resolution for
your consideration.
The new fees and fee changes that are being proposed are highlighted and
significant changes include the following:
   •   CNS has added some program fees;
   •   Large boat basin fees have been adjusted;
   •   Lowered picnic shelter rental fees;
   •   Cemetery fees have been adjusted;

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   •   Rental registration and re-inspection fees have been adjusted.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        Revenue generated for fee supported activities.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:           None at this time. Adoption of the Master Fee
Resolution will help the city attain its budget revenue estimates.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           Approval of the Master Fee Resolution.
   H. Community Relations Committee Appointment Recommendations              City
      Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To accept reappointments, appointments, and
resignations for various community relations committees, boards, authorities, and
commissions, as follows:
          • Board of Review – Reappoint: Jane Clingman-Scott (Citizen), Bryon
            Mazade (Citizen), and Ralph Burr (Citizen)
          • Citizen Police Review Board – Reappoint: Teresa Emory
            (Neighborhood Association Rep.), Ann Craig (Neighborhood
            Association Rep.), and William Muhammad (Member of Minority
            Based Org.) Appoint: Robert Roundtree (Citizen At Large) and Faye
            Redmond (Citizen At Large)
          • Civil Service – Appoint: Larry Spataro (Citizen)
          • CDBG/CDC – Reappoint: Eleanor Canter (Citizen At Large) and
            Veania Coleman (Citizen At Large)
          • Construction Code Board of Appeals – Reappoint: Lane Bensten
            (Mechanical), Wade VandenBosch (Constructions Manager), and
            Michael Eslick (Public Health)
          • Downtown Development Authority – Reappoint: Jay Wallace
            (Interest in District) and Martha Bottomley (Citizen) Appoint: Doug
            Pollock (Citizen), Brad Hastings (Interest in District), and Francena
            DePung (Interest in the District)
          • Election Commission – Reappoint: Wanda Matsey (Citizen)
          • Equal Opportunity Committee – Reappoint: Betty Cheeks (Citizen At
            Large) and Charlotte Johnson (Citizen At Large) Appoint: Destinee
            Keener (Citizen at Large)
          • Historic District Commission – Reappoint: Andrea Riegler (Registered
            Architect) and Karen Panozzo (Resides or Has Interest in Historic
            District) Accept Resignation: Susan Kroes (Resides or Has Interest in
            Historic District
          • Housing Code Board of Appeals – Reappoint: Ed Simmons (Citizen)
            and Greg Borgman (Citizen)


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          • Housing Commission – Reappoint: Oneata Bailey (Citizen)
          • Income Tax Board of Review – Appoint: Michael Haueisen
            (Resident)
          • Local Development Finance Authority – Reappoint: Faye Redmond
            (Citizen)
          • Local Officers Compensation Commission – Reappoint: Greg
            Borgman (Citizen) Appoint: Samara McIntosh (Citizen)
          • Zoning Board of Appeals – Reappoint: Steve Warmington Sr.
            (Resident)
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:      To concur with the recommendations of the
Community Relations Committee and approve the reappointments and
appointments.
Motion by Commissioner Warren, second by Commissioner German, to approve
the consent agenda as presented, except items B and D.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, and
           Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2019-03     ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT:
   B. Tank Farm Site, Lakeside District and Development Proposal Resolution
      City Manager
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To adopt a resolution to proceed work with the
development interest, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, the
Great Lakes Commission, the USEPA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration, members of our Congressional Delegation and other, including
responsible parties, to see that this property is cleaned of contamination and
restored such that the proposed development can proceed in keeping with the
goals and priorities of the City of Muskegon and, further, that copies of this
resolution be submitted to the aforementioned parties along with a request that
the contamination from this site be removed and addressed.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:        None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:          None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Adopt the resolution.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,

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to adopt the resolution.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, and
           Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   D. Request to Distribute Proposed Master Plan Amendments to Neighboring
      Communities for Review Planning & Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Planning Commission has requested to amend the
Master Land Use Plan by including the Imagine Muskegon Lake plan as part of
the plan and to modify the Future Land Use map in the 2008 Downtown &
Lakeshore Redevelopment Plan. The Planning & Enabling Act allows cities to
amend their Master Plan as long as neighboring jurisdictions are given a 63 day
notice. After 63 days, a public hearing must be held to approve the proposed
amendments.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:          None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:           None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:             Approval of the request to distribute the plan.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:             The Planning Commission unanimously
approved to distribute the plan at their December 13, 2018 Meeting.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Warren, to approve
the request to distribute the plan.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, and
           Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2019-04     NEW BUSINESS:
   A. Transmittal of 6/30/18 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report        Finance
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City’s June 30, 2018 Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report (CAFR) will be distributed to the City Commissioners via email
and hard copy. The CAFR will also be available on the City’s website. The CAFR
includes the annual independent auditor’s report as required by state law. The
CAFR has been prepared in accordance with all current Governmental
Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements and also includes the
single audit of federal grants received by the City.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:          The CAFR report summarizes the City’s financial
activities for the year and includes the independent auditor’s unmodified
opinion on the City’s financial statement.

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BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:        None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Acceptance of the June 30, 2018 CAFR and
authorization for staff to transmit the CAFR to appropriate federal, state and
private agencies.
Motion by Commissioner Warren, second by Commissioner German, to accept
the June 30, 2018 CAFR and authorize staff to transmit the CAFR to appropriate
federal, state and private agencies.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Hood, and
           Warren
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Public Comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission meeting adjourned at 6:17 p.m.


                                             Respectfully Submitted,




                                             Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk




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