City Commission Minutes 06-22-2021

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
             JUNE 22, 2021 @ 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, June 22, 2021.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present:    Mayor Stephen J. Gawron (Muskegon, MI), Vice Mayor Eric Hood
(Muskegon, MI), Commissioners Ken Johnson (Muskegon, MI), Dan Rinsema-
Sybenga (Muskegon, MI), Willie German, Jr. (Muskegon, MI), and Teresa Emory
(Muskegon, MI) City Manager Frank Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and
City Clerk Ann Meisch.
Absent:     Commissioner Michael Ramsey
HONORS/AWARDS/PRESENTATIONS: Mayor Gawron announced that Muskegon
Lakeshore Trail - the 12-mile bike and pedestrian pathway from the Muskegon
River to Pere Marquette Beach – is fully reopening since high-water damage
closed a portion of it early 2020. The trail between Hartshorn Marina and
Lakeside received extensive damage from high water and battering storms.
PUBLIC COMMENT ON AN AGENDA ITEM:           No public comments were received.
2021-59     CONSENT AGENDA:
   A. Approval of Minutes      City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the minutes of the June 7, 2021 Worksession
and the June 8, 2021 Regular Meeting.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          To approve the minutes.
   B. Irish Flag at Hackley Park     City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Michigan Irish is seeking permission to fly the Irish Flag
under the U.S. Flag on September 18, 2021 at Hackley Park when they hold their
event, “Hackley Hooley”.

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION:       To approve the request to fly the Irish Flag at
Hackley Park on September 18, 2021.
   C. Community Relations Committee Recommendations             City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To accept the resignation of Karen Panozzo from the
Historic District Commission, term expiring 1/31/2022.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           To concur with the recommendation of the
Community Relations Committee and accept the resignation of Karen Panozzo
from the Historic District Commission.
   D. Sale – 243 Monroe Avenue        Planning
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: City staff is seeking authorization to sell the City-owned
home at 243 Monroe Avenue to Phillip McPherson & Richard Vanderputte-
McPherson. The city constructed this house as part of the phase two of our infill
housing program. Staff is recommending that the purchase agreement be
approved and 243 Monroe Avenue be sold to Phillip McPherson & Richard
Vanderputte-McPherson at a cost of $182,900.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:        Authorize the Code Coordinator to complete the
sale of 243 Monroe Avenue as described in the purchase agreement and to
have the Mayor and Clerk sign the deed.
   E. MDOT Agreement for Musketawa Trail Connector Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is requesting approval of the contract with MDOT
for the construction of the Musketawa Trail Connector and approval of the
resolution authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract. This is the
standard contract governing projects that are constructed using federal funds
through MDOT. The estimated cost for the project construction is $518,602.35 with
$181,024.00 of that being federal surface transportation funding, $315,000.00
being MDNR Recreational Trails Funding and the remainder being funded
through the City’s Major Street Budget in the 21/22 Budget year. Work on this trail
is expected to commence in August and take approximately 8 weeks to
complete.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         Approve the contract and resolution and
authorize the mayor and clerk to sign both.
   G. Traffic Control Order – Isabella & Oak Grove       Traffic/Engineering
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Approval of Traffic Control Order #69-(2021) for the
installation of “Yield Signs” on the Northwest and Southeast corners of Isabella
Avenue at Oak Grove Street.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           Approve the installation of “Yield Signs” at the
Northwest and Southeast corners of Isabella Avenue at Oak Grove Street, per
the submitted Traffic Control Order #69-(2021).


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   H. Traffic Control Order – 2-Hour Parking         Traffic/Engineering
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Rescind Traffic Control Order #15-(2014) which
established the boundaries of the downtown area that can be designated for 2-
Hour Parking. To approve the submitted Traffic Control Order, #70-(2021) which
establishes new boundaries for the downtown area that can be designated for
2-Hour Parking. The revision moves the NE boundary from Terrace Street to Pine
Street allowing for 2-Hour Parking to be installed along Pine Street in the business
areas.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          To rescind Traffic Control Order #15-(2014) and
approve Traffic Control Order #70-(2021).
   I. Michigan & Franklin Change Order #002          Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is seeking approval of Change Order #002 to the
Michigan & Franklin Construction Project (202-92003) with Wadel Stabilization.
The majority of work on this change order is a staff recommendation to replace
the southern curb and gutter and mill and resurface Webster Avenue between
8th and 9th Streets. This area of Webster was an excellent condition roadway that
required multiple pavement patches be installed to accommodate the new
housing development on this block. Ordinarily the work for a water/sewer
service would only be replaced with a square patch, however given the
excellent condition of Webster Avenue prior to this work and the extent of the
patching necessary staff desires to mill and resurface the entire block as well as
replace the curb line to preserve the excellent condition of this roadway.

Wadel Stabilization through their existing contract for work on Michigan and
Franklin has the equipment and the subcontractors necessary to complete this
work in the most economical and expedient fashion and as such staff
approached them to provide pricing for this work under the change order
provisions of the purchasing policy.

Webster Avenue is also classified as a major street meaning that the funds
drawn for this work would come from the same account as the funds drawn for
Michigan/Franklin.

This change order exceeds the limits for approval at the staff level and requires
commission consideration. In addition, the Michigan and Franklin project will
require one additional change order in the near future to final balance all
quantities and items of work completed on the project which will also be
brought before the Commission.

Change Order #001 for this project was approved at the staff level for
approximately $13K to replace several water valves that were found to be


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broken and non-functioning during the course of the project and required
replacement.

As this work was not originally included in the original project budget for
Michigan and Franklin (92003) a future reforecast of that project will be needed
to accommodate this change order.

AMOUNT REQUESTED:         $35,005.00          AMOUNT BUDGETED: $0
                                              (20/22 1ST Quarter Reforecast)
FUND OR ACCOUNT:          202-92003

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           Authorize staff to approve Change Order #002
with Wadel Stabilization on Project 92003 in the amount of $35,005.00.
   J. Peck Street Change Order #002           Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is seeking approval of Change Order #002 to the
Peck Street Construction Project (590/591-92010 with Kamminga & Roodvoets.
Multiple telephone conduits owned by Frontier Communications have been
encountered to date on the Peck Street project that required additional work to
accommodate and continue construction. In many instances the conduit banks
were in locations different than indicated by Frontier Communications during
design, and there was a previously unknown conduit duct that was discovered
during construction which required substantial work to partially remove and
preserve the live telephone cables. Staff plans to pursue reimbursement for a
portion of the costs from Frontier Communications.
Change Order #001 included several small items and was approved at the staff
level.
AMOUNT REQUESTED:         $58,475.07 AMOUNT BUDGETED:              $251,161.23
                                              (Remaining Contingency)
FUND OR ACCOUNT:          202/590/591-92010
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Authorize staff to approve Change Order #002 to
Project 92010 in the amount of $58,475.07 for the additional work required to
accommodate the Frontier Communications telephone ducts located within the
roadway.
   K. Equipment Purchase – Hoist        DPW/Equipment
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Equipment Division is requesting permission to
purchase one (1) set of Rotary Post Hoists from American Hoist and Lube, the
lowest qualified bidder. The hoist is used for lifting our heavy trucks for service.
AMOUNT REQUESTED:         $39,265.59          AMOUNT BUDGETED: $39,265.59


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FUND OR ACCOUNT:         Equipment Fund – 661-60932-5720
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Authorize staff to move forward with the
purchase.
   L. Fire Barn Museum Exhibit         Public Safety
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Renewal of yearly long-term load for the Fire Barn
Museum Exhibit holding the 1923 LaFrance Fire Engine and attached equipment.
Renewal due June 30, 2021, expiring on June 30, 2022. Lakeshore Museum
Center agrees to provide insurance coverage.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Approval of renewing the load of the 1923
LaFrance Fire Engine and attached equipment for the upcoming year, expiring
June 30, 2022 with the Lakeshore Museum Center agreeing to provide insurance
coverage.
   M. Request for Approvals – AgeWell Services       CNS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This request/proposal is from AgeWell Services of West
Michigan (AgeWell Services) to offer Food Assistance for our citizens in need of
resources as a response to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Families in need who are
low-income households who have a potential shortage this summer. This would
provide $50,000 financial assistance to AgeWell Services for three points of
activities to share food resources.
AMOUNT REQUESTED:        $50,000       AMOUNT BUDGETED:         $50,000
FUND OR ACCOUNT:         CDBG-CV 2020
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To approve the agreement with AgeWell
Services.
   N. Assessing Contract – Muskegon County           City Manager
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Requesting approval of the Assessing Services Contract
with Muskegon County. Muskegon County has been providing assessing
services to the city for a number of years. The current contract expired last
month. The new contract does carry a cost increase, but the costs are in line
with what other communities are spending on this service. The budget approved
earlier this month estimated the cost for this service at $353,308. The new cost of
$413,348 represents a $60,040 increase (17%).
AMOUNT REQUESTED:        $413,348      AMOUNT BUDGETED:         $353,308
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         Amend FY 2021-22 GL Number 101-30209-5300 to
$413,348 to cover the updated assessing costs, and approve the Assessing
Services Agreement with Muskegon County and authorize the Mayor and City
Clerk to sign.
   O. 4th Quarter Budget Reforecast Finance


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SUMMARY OF REQUEST: At this time staff is asking for approval of the 4th Quarter
Budget Reforecast for the FY 2020-21 budget year. Staff has prepared the 4th
Quarter Budget Reforecast. A memo outlining some of the highlights is attached.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            To approve the 4th Quarter FY2020-21 Budget
Reforecast as presented.
construction of the Musketawa Trail Connector.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Johnson,
to approve the consent agenda as presented, minus item F and P.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Emory, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, German, and Rinsema-
           Sybenga
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2021-60      REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA:
   F. City of Muskegon/Muskegon Public Schools Cost Sharing Agreement
      Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is requesting approval of a cost sharing agreement
with Muskegon Public Schools related to completion of several utility relocations
required to facilitate construction of the MPS High School and MPS Middle School
capital projects.
Staff has worked with Muskegon Public Schools to identify several city-owned
utility lines that required relocation to allow for capital projects to take place at
the Muskegon High School Campus as well as the proposed Muskegon Middle
School Campus.
At the High School campus there are existing active sanitary sewer line and an
existing active storm sewer line located in the vacated Jefferson Street ROW
north of Southern Avenue that require removal and rerouting to allow for work at
the high school site.
At the proposed Middle School campus there is an existing active storm sewer
line located in the vacated Clinton Avenue ROW south of Dale Avenue that
requires rerouting to allow for planned work at the middle school site.
Staff worked with MPS and our Engineers (Prein & Newhof) to develop a solution
that could be constructed in conjunction work on Peck Street to eliminate the
utility conflicts and allow for the MPS projects to continue without interruption.
The total cost for this work is estimated at $571,627.01 ($505,127.01 Construction
Contract + $66,500 Engineering). Of that total Muskegon Public Schools is
responsible for $468,980.36 and the City of Muskegon would be responsible for
$102,646.65 due to staff recommending an alternative routing at the High School
site that better fits in with the long-term management of the utility system.

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MPS has also reviewed this document and is agreeable to the terms.
A change order to incorporate this work into the Peck Street project will be
prepared at a later date and brought for consideration by this board as it relates
to adding this work into the ongoing project via a change order.
FUND OR ACCOUNT:         590/591-92010
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Approve the attached letter of understanding
and exhibits outlining the cost sharing agreement and authorize the Mayor and
Clerk to sign.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to approve the letter of understanding and exhibits outlining the cost sharing
agreement and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Johnson, Gawron, Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, and
           Emory
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   P. 1747 7th Street Rezoning Planning
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request to rezone property at 1747 7th Street from I-2,
General Industrial to B-4, General Business, by Muskegon Rescue Mission.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           To approve the request to rezone the property at
1747 7th Street.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to rezone the property at 1747 7th Street.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, and
           Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
SECOND READING REQUIRED
2021-61     PUBLIC HEARINGS:
   A. Drinking Water Project Plan     Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To host a public hearing relative to the updated City of
Muskegon Project Plan for Drinking Water upgrades. The plan highlights the next
few years of improvement projects.
Staff contracted with Prien & Newhof to complete a required update to our
previous project plan which is required to maintain eligibility for Drinking Water
Revolving Fund (SRF) financing and grants. These programs are used to finance
a relatively large portion of our water and sewer work in recent years including

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projects on Peck Street and Amity Avenue that are currently underway.
This plan represents an update to the previously published 2019 plan which
includes a continuation of many of the projects identified in that plan, as well as
a shift in future focus to include substantial investments towards lead service line
replacements within the City.
The project plan is currently available on the City website for review. Prein &
Newhof will offer a short presentation of the project plan and public comment on
the plan is encouraged.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:            Close the public hearing, approve the drinking
water system project plan, and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign a
resolution in support of the plan.
PUBLIC HEARING COMMENCED:              No public comments were received.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Emory, to
close the public hearing, approve the drinking water system project plan, and
authorize the Mayor and clerk to sign a resolution in support of the plan.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, and
           Gawron
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   B. Harbor 31 Viridian Shores Housing Development Neighborhood Enterprise
      Zone Hearing on Resolution     Economic Development
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The development team at Harbor 31 has requested that
the City of Muskegon create a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone around certain
parcels at the Harbor 31 development site intended for owner-occupied housing
units.
The developers have planned a multi-phase, multi-use buildout for the Harbor 31
site which includes single family detached residential as well as owner-
occupied townhomes. In order to make these homes marketable due to the
large amount of environmental mitigation required, the developer has requested
that an NEZ district be created so that future buyers can request Neighborhood
Enterprise Zone certificates for their respective home builds. The process laid out
in the resolution will comply with Public Act 147 of 1992 (NEZ Act) so that the City
properly notices taxing jurisdictions and holds the required public hearing in the
time frames as stipulated. The hearing has been properly noticed and taxing
jurisdictions duly informed. The hearing tonight and subsequent resolution, if
passed, will create a district wherein owners of lots may request NEZ certificates
as incentive for new residential construction.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:        To approve the resolution creating a
Neighborhood Enterprise Zone for the Viridian Shores Development at Harbor 31

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as presented.
PUBLIC HEARING COMMENCED:            No public comments were received.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Vice Mayor Hood, to
close the public hearing and approve the resolution creating the Neighborhood
Enterprise Zone for the Viridian Shores Development at Harbor 31 as presented.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2021-62     NEW BUSINESS:
   A. Alley Vacation – Holbrook/Huizenga Planning
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request to vacate the alley north of Holbrook Avenue
and east of Huizenga Street, by Newkirk Electric Associates. The Planning
Commission unanimously recommended vacation of the alley as requested with
the condition that the applicant screen the existing storage areas with a wooden
privacy fence and remove all barbed wire.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To (approve/deny) the request to vacate the
alley north of Holbrook Avenue and east of Huizenga Street.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Vice Mayor Hood, to
approve the request to vacate the alley north of Holbrook Avenue and east of
Huizenga Street with the condition that the applicant screen the existing storage
area with a wooden privacy fence and remove all barbed wire.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   B. Amendment to Harbour Towne PUD        Planning
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request for an amendment to the Harbour Towne
Planned Unit Development to allow for a storage container to be placed at 3505
Marina View Point (Dockers). A motion to recommend denial of the request was
passed by the Planning Commission by a 5-2 vote.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:        Request for an amendment to the Harbour Towne
Planned Unit Development to allow for a storage container to be placed at 3505
Marina View Point.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Emory, to
approve the request for an amendment to the Harbour Towne Planned Unit
Development to allow for a storage container to be placed at 3505 Marina View

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Point.
2nd Motion
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Vice Mayor Hood, to
table this item until the next regular City Commission meeting on July 13, 2021.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, German, and Rinsema-Sybenga
             Nays: Emory, Johnson, and Gawron
MOTION FAILS
3RD Motion
Motion by Commissioner Emory, second by Commissioner Johnson, to refer the
matter of the amendment of the Harbour Towne PUD back to the Planning
Commission for further consideration in consultation with residents and property
owner.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Johnson, Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, and Emory
             Nays: Gawron
MOTION PASSES
   C. YEP Partnership    Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is seeking authorization to enter into an agreement
with Community Encompass through their YEP (Youth Empowerment Program) to
provide seasonal staffing services within the City.
Staff has struggled to hire an adequate number of seasonal staff to provide the
expected level of services throughout the city. Staff anticipated a need to hire
approximately 30-35 seasonal workers within DPW to provide services primarily
within the Parks and Cemetery Departments throughout the peak tourist seasons
in 2021. To date we have been able to fill approximately 15 of those vacancies
through our current contractual relationship with GoodTemps.
As such, staff reached out to Community EnCompass to see if there would be a
possibility through the YEP program for Community EnCompass to provide
crew(s) of workers that could be utilized to perform seasonal duties that would
normally be provided through GoodTemps staff.
Community EnCompass was able to meet that commitment as outlined in the
attached agreement which would see approximately 10-12 kids employed
through Community EnCompass working for the City of Muskegon in a seasonal
capacity. Workers in this program are generally high school aged students that
do not meet the age requirements to be employed for the city through
GoodTemps.
The employees in these positions would be assigned to light duties including
mowing, weed whipping, trash collection within the social district, bathroom

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cleaning, and other low-risk duties that would not involve the use of heavy
equipment or the operations of City vehicles. YEP Crews would consist of 3-4
workers and a crew supervisor. The crew supervisor would be responsible to
work in partnership with City DPW staff to identify and prioritize tasks throughout
the work week.
Community EnCompass would invoice the city for the labor expenses + markup
in the same manner that is done by GoodTemps.
Community EnCompass will provide supervision and transportation for the
workers. City will provide equipment and supplies for use by the crews.
The cost of this program is already contained within the Contractual Services line
items of multiple city budgets and would not represent a cost increase to the
city rather the cost would be deferred away from expenses related to
employing staff through GoodTemps. If fully utilized staff estimates the value of
this contract at approximately $100,000.
City staff supports this partnership as a way to help us achieve our proper
staffing levels for the summer season and maintain the expected level of service
within the City. This program can also serve as an introduction for students in the
YEP program to learn about potential career paths within the City and help us
address the longer-term systemic issues we have obtaining qualified applicants
for many of our positions.
AMOUNT REQUESTED:         $100,000     AMOUNT BUDGETED:          $100,000
FUND OR ACCOUNT:          101-70276/70751-5346 (Cemeteries & Parks)
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:      Authorize staff to enter into the agreement with
Community EnCompass to provide seasonal workers through their YEP program.
Motion by Commissioner Vice Mayor Hood, second by Commissioner German,
authorize staff to enter into the agreement with Community EnCompass to
provide seasonal workers through their YEP program.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, and
           Johnson
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   D. Special Event Fee Waiver – Rebel Road          Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Child Abuse Council is seeking a Special Event Fee
Waiver for Rebel Road on July 16-18, 2021. Rebel Road is moving to Hackley
Park this year. They are asking their City fees be waived for 2021. Gathering an
estimated cost for their event is difficult as it has multiple variables and their
special event application has “possibly” written next to some equipment
requests. The minimum estimated cost of their event is $9,770 ($1,500 Hackley

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Park use fee for 3 days, $7,200 in Police Staff time (4 officers, $60/hour, total of 30
hours), and at least $1,000 in DPW fees (estimated costs for barricades and
hydrant use; would be different if picnic tables are used.))
Due to Rebel Road not being on Western this year and the likelihood of
motorcycles still parking on Western Avenue, City staff will still need to: close
Western Avenue from Jefferson to 7th, provide police staff, extra Social District
security personnel, portable restrooms, picnic tables, extra trash cans, staff to
empty trash cans, rent a dumpster, etc. The estimated cost of the closing and
maintenance of Western Avenue is $27,590 ($16,200 in Police Staff time (9
officers, $60/hour, 30 hours), $1,140 in extra security personnel (2 staff members,
$19/hour, 30 hours), $2,500 for portable restrooms, $7,000 in DPW fees
(barricading streets, moving picnic tables, 2 staff members during the event to
handle trash), and $750 for dumpster rental and emptying during the event. Staff
has increasing the social district sticker cost for this event and charging food
trucks to be able to park on Western Avenue to help the restaurants with the
volume. This being the first year with the social district, we are unable to
determine an estimated revenue at this time.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:        To approve the request in part from the Child
Abuse Council and waive up to $5,000 in Special Event Fees for Rebel Road.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Emory, to approve
the request from the Child Abuse Council and waive up to $10,000 in Special
Event Fees for Rebel Road.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, and
           Gawron
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   E. Special Event Fee Waiver – Health West          Public Works
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Health West is seeking a Special Event Fee Waiver for
their free community health and wellness resource fair on August 19, 2021.
Health West is holding a free community health and wellness resource fair that
includes a pre-packed lunch, exhibitor booths, live music, kids activities, and
giveaways. They are asking their City fees be waived for 2021. Base on the
needs of their event, the estimated cost of their event is $600 ($500 Hackley Park
user fee and $100 application fee.)
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:          Approve/approve in part/deny the request from
Health West to waive $600 in special event fees for their health and wellness
resource fair.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner German,
to approve the request from Health West to waive $600 in special event fees for

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their health and wellness resource fair.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
   F. Muskegon Social Equity Program Grants           Planning
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Request to approve the proposed grants/loans as part
of the Muskegon Social Equity Program.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To approve the proposed grants/loans as part of
the Muskegon Social Equity Program.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Johnson,
to approve the proposed grants/loans as part of the Muskegon Social Equity
Program.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Emory, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
ANY OTHER BUSINESS:        Commissioner Emory raised the question about
returning to in-person meetings. All Commissioners are not comfortable with
returning to in-person just yet. Discussion took place regarding an attempt at a
hybrid meeting where participation could take place in person or electronically.
The Clerk’s office will work with the production company to set this up and
commissioners will be invited to test the system.
PUBLIC COMMENT:          No public comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT:       The City Commission meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.


                                      Respectfully Submitted,




                                      Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk




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