City Commission Minutes 05-12-2020

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
              MAY 12, 2020 @ 5:30 P.M.
    MUSKEGON CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS
   933 TERRACE STREET, MUSKEGON, MI 49440
               REMOTE MEETING


                                   MINUTES

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, May 12, 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.
2020-27      CONSENT AGENDA:
   A. Approval of Minutes        City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the minutes of the April 28, 2020 Regular
City Commission meeting.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To approve the minutes.
   C. Health and Dental Care Renewal           Finance
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the renewal of Priority Health as the City’s
fully insured health care provider and the Third Party Administrator for City’s self-
funded health care plan. And to renew Delta Dental as the City’s dental
insurance provider.
The City’s health care coverage renews effective June 1, 2020 for the period
June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. This year’s Priority Health renewal premium came
in with no increase over last year. Last year our increase was 0.03% and the year
before it was 7.64%. The employees copay will remain at 14%. Our employer
contribution will remain below the “hard cap limits” set by PA 152.
For 2020-21 the City will continue to pay the HRA deductible if the employee

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and spouse complete the wellness requirements by March 31st. Non-participants
in the wellness program will be required to pay the $1,000 for single coverage or
$2,000 per double or family coverage of the deductible.
Our Delta Dental rates will remain the same of FY 2020-21 and FY 2021-22. The
annual fee is $206,292.
The hard cap limits calculation and the outline of our renewal rates is attached.
AMOUNT REQUEST:           $2,681,625           AMOUNT BUDGETED:         $2,681,625
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To approve the renewal of Priority Health as the
City’s fully insured health care provider and Third Party Administrator for the self-
funded health care for 2020-21.
   D. ACT 51 Map Changes – Amendment              Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is requesting authorization to approve an
amended letter for the addition of streets on the MDOT ACT 51 Map.
Staff received feedback from the State of Michigan in regards to the MDOT ACT
51 resolutions that we sent them in April 2020. They have requested that we add
the centerline description to the two (2) streets that we are adding to the map.
Attached is a new letter listing the centerline description of Terrace Marina Drive
and Murphy Street, as well as a map/image showing the road that is being
added to the ACT 51 map.
Staff is asking for approval of the added verbiage and will need a signed Street
Add Certification form to submit to MDOT in order to complete changes.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Approve centerline descriptions and sign Street
Add Certification to submit to MDOT, so changes can be completed.
   E. Tax Incentive Policy and Guidelines Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Tax Incentive Committee has created a policy
document for Commission approval that reflects the findings and
recommendations in the previously reviewed committee report.
In an effort to standardize and control the rate and term of tax abatements
granted in the City of Muskegon, the Tax Incentive Committee (comprised of
staff from Economic Development, Planning, and Finance) has created the
attached policy to guide our recommendations to the City Commission when
tax abatements are requested. This system incentive companies that reflect
community goals and values, while keeping Muskegon competitive in the region
for attraction and expansion of business base.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To approve the Tax Incentive Policy and
Guidelines as presented.



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   G. Temporary Modification to MERS Benefit Provisions       Finance
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City Finance department is requesting a Temporary
Modification to the MERS Benefit Provisions for the Defined Benefit employees.
This provision would temporarily lower the number of hours an employee would
have to work during the month to earn service credit to accommodate those
employees taking part in the Work Share furloughs.
Currently employees need to work 150 hours per month to receive service credit
for their defined benefit pension. This modification would allow an employee to
work 126 hours and still receive service credit for the month. Additionally, this
would allow for hazard pay and essential duty pay to be pensionable. The
temporary provision would be in effect from March 1, 2020 to December 31,
2020.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           To approve the Temporary Modifications to
Benefit Provision as presented.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Ramsey,
to approve the consent agenda as presented, except item B and F.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Ramsey, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory,
           and Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2020-28     ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA:
   B. 2020 Annual Action Plan Budget        Community & Neighborhood
      Services
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Please review and approve the 2020 Annual Action
Plan Budget for CDBG/HOME HUD allocations.
2020 Budget Spreadsheet for CDBG/HOME Allocations is provided for review.
Approval of CNS 2020 Budget CDBG/HOME funding and publication for Release
of Funds and Environmental Review process.
AMOUNT REQUESTED:        N/A         AMOUNT BUDGETED: CDBG:         $994,836
                                                           HOME:    $343,421
                                     FUND OR ACCOUNT: HUD 2020 Allocation
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           To approve the 2020 Budget for CDBG/HOME
Allocation for CNS and direct staff to publish for Release of Funds and
Environmental Review.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve the 2020 Budget for CDBG/HOME Allocation for CNS and direct staff
to publish for Release of Funds and Environmental Review.

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ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Ramsey, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson,
           and Gawron
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   F. Parking Enforcement Ordinance        Public Safety
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Amending current parking ordinances 92-71 and 92-73;
Chapter 92, Article V of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Muskegon to
include parking restrictions and enforcements for public beach parking.
In addition, abandoned vehicle language (L05) was added to restrict vehicles
parked longer than 48 hours on city streets.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To approve the amendments to Parking
Ordinances 92-72 and 92-73.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve amendments to Parking Ordinance 92-71 and 92-73.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Ramsey, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Hood
            Nays: German
MOTION PASSES
SECOND READING REQUIRED
2020-29    PUBLIC HEARINGS:
   A. Public Hearing for 2020 Annual Action Plan Community and
      Neighborhood Services
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Hearing for the City of Muskegon’s 2020 Annual Action
Plan. To accept comments about the 2020 Annual Action Plan.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:       To allow for public comments regarding the City
of Muskegon’s 2020 Annual Action Plan.
PUBLIC HEARING COMMENCED:           No public comments were received.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Ramsey,
to close the public hearing.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, Hood,
           and Ramsey
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
Commissioner Johnson asked if we could offer more options on how public
comments can be submitted.

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PUBLIC COMMENT:       Public Comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission meeting adjourned at 6:16 p.m.


                                 Respectfully Submitted,




                                 Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk




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