CITY OF MUSKEGON
CITY COMMISSION MEETING
APRIL 28, 2020 @ 5:30 P.M.
MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
933 TERRACE STREET, MUSKEGON, MI 49440
The Regular Commission Meeting of the City of Muskegon was held
electronically with the Mayor, Vice Mayor and Commissioners participating via
Zoom – a remote conferencing service, Clerk staff present at 933 Terrace Street,
Muskegon, MI at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present: Mayor Stephen J. Gawron, Vice Mayor Eric Hood, Commissioners
Ken Johnson, Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, Willie German, Jr., Teresa Emory, and
Michael Ramsey, City Manager Frank Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and
City Clerk Ann Meisch.
2020-23 CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of Minutes City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the minutes of the April 14, 2020 Regular
City Commission meeting.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the minutes.
C. Roberts Street – TEDF Application Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is requesting authorization to apply for State of
Michigan FY 2022 Transportation Economic Development Category F Grant for a
project to resurface Roberts Street from Barney Avenue north to Laketon
MDOT is requesting applications for FY 2022 projects in the Transportation
Economic Development Category F program. Staff reviewed the program
requirements and feels that Roberts Street is a good fit for the targeted criteria.
The project is estimated to cost $600,000. Staff is proposing to request the
maximum grant amount and provide matching funds of $225,000 towards the
project. In addition, the City will be responsible to pay for Engineering on the
project which is estimated to cost an additional $50,000. If selected these funds
would be allocated from the Major Street budget in FY 21-22 and 22-23.
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A formal resolution of support is not required for TEDF – Category F applications.
AMOUNT REQUESTED: $275,000 FUND OR ACCOUNT: 202-TBD-5346/5355
AMOUNT BUDGETED: $275,000 FUND OR ACCOUNT: 202-TBD-5346/5355
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to apply for the Category F grant
through the MDOT Transportation Economic Development programs for Roberts
Street between Barney Avenue and Laketon Avenue.
D. Nelson Neighborhood Rezonings – SECOND READING
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff initiated request to rezone multiple properties in
the Nelson neighborhood to Form Based Code, Urban Residential. SECOND
The Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommend approval to the
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the rezoning’s in Nelson
Neighborhood as presented.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve the consent agenda as presented, except item B.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Ramsey, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory,
2020-24 ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA:
B. Beach Paid Parking Project Public Safety
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Proposal to amend Ordinance 92-71 and 92-73 to
incorporate enforcement of parking violations and fees correlated with the
Beach paid Parking Project. The attached Chapter 92 Traffic & Vehicles
contains current ordinance language. Outlined on the cover page is how the
amended language will be inserted into the existing Article V; 92-71& 92-73.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Adopt the amendments to Ordinances 92-71
and 92-73 with additional language to include Beach Paid Parking
Motion by Commissioner Emory, second by Commissioner Johnson, to agree to
amend Ordinance 92-71 & 92-73 with additional language to include Beach
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Ramsey, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, and
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PUBLIC COMMENT: Public Comments were received.
2020-25 CLOSED SESSION:
A. Pending Litigation
Motion by Vice Mayor Hood, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, to go
into closed session to discuss settlement strategy in two POLC and City of
Muskegon matters concerning grievance number 19-95 and 19-96, and FMCS
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Ramsey, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson,
Motion by Commissioner Ramsey, second by Commissioner Emory, to come out
of closed session.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Emory, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Ramsey, German, and
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner German, to
authorize the City Manager to sign the agreement and release of claims as
discussed in closed session.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Ramsey,
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission meeting adjourned at 6:25 p.m.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk
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