City Commission Worksession Agenda 05-12-2008

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                           CITY OF MUSKEGON

                              Monday, May 12, 2008
                                    5:30 p.m.
                            City Commission Chambers


1.   House Move for 372 W. Muskegon. (City Manager)

2.   Third Street Roundabout/Sculpture. (Engineering)

3.   Training of Volunteer Alcohol Servers. (Public Safety)

4.   Impact of Special Events on the Police Department. (Public Safety)

5.   Docking for Milwaukee Clipper. (City Manager)

6.   Resolution to Regulate Taxi Services.

7.   Any Other Business

8.   Adjournment
                                        City of Muskegon
                                  City Connnission Worksession
                                         May 12, 2008
                                   City Commission Chambers


Present: Commissioners Warmington, Carter (arrived 5:38 p.m.), Wisneski, Gawron, Shepherd,
and Spataro.
Absent: Commissioner Wierengo.

House Move for 372 W. Muskegon. (City Manager)
Kevin Eden, 372 W. Muskegon, received a bill for $6,600 above the estimate he originally
received from the City's Forestry Department to move his home from Peck Street to 3 72 W.
Muskegon. He is asking for some relief from the City.

Costs are much higher than originally estimated because of a last minute route change by the
homeowner. Verizon and Consumers Energy estimates were approximately four times larger
than their original estimate because of the route change.

The bill received from the City is $17,114.76. So far he has paid a$ 1,000 deposit plus permits.
The balance is $10,250.76. The tax bill is estimated to be approximately $1600.

Mr. Eden is asking for relief of the $10,250.76.

Discussion ensued by City Connnissioners.

Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Commissioner Wisneski, to accept the money
that has been paid and waive $10,250.76 of the house moving bill of Kevin Eden, 372 W.

Ayes: Wisneski, Carter, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, and Warmington.
Nays: None.

                                                                           MOTION PASSES.

Third Street Roundabout/Sculpture. (Engineering)
Arnold Boezart, Connnunity Foundation, gave an update on the technical aspects and installation
of the sculpture to be placed at the roundabout in downtown Muskegon. A dedication will take
place on June 13, 2008.

Harry Wierenga ofFleis & Vandenbrink explained how the sculpture will be installed. It will be
approximately 36 feet tall and the base will be maintenance free.

The Muskegon Community Foundation will pay for any maintenance or upkeep of the statue.
Training of Volunteer Alcohol Servers. (Public Safety)
ChiefKleibecker delivered information regarding required alcohol training. One or two officers
are providing the training currently for free. Staff will work with groups and inspections will be
given to make sure that a trained volunteer is present at the event.

Impact of Special Events on the Police Department. (Public Safety)
Chief Kleibecker presented a spreadsheet listing the total manpower hours required for special
events. Special events currently require over 2000 hours of over-time from the police
department. These hours are reimbursed by individual groups, but the police force is spread thin
through the summer months. This issue may need to be visited by the City Commission and staff
in the future.

Docking for Milwaukee Clipper. (City Manager)
The Milwaukee Clipper committee has ended their discussion with Mart Dock and is pursuing
other options.

Resolution to Regulate Taxi Services.
The Muskegon County Treasurer forwarded a resolution asking that the City Commission
consider adopting the Resolution to Regulate Taxi Services.

Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to adopt the
resolution asking Muskegon County to regulate taxi services throughout Muskegon

Ayes: Carter, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Warmington, and Wisneski.
Nays: None.

                                                                               MOTION PASSES.

Any Other Business
John Vanderstelt ofVans Car Wash, 1230 W. Sherman, presented a proposal to place a campsite
at the ovals at Pere Marquette.

Commissioners stated they are not interested in placing a campsite at the ovals at Pere Marquette
at this time.

Michael Miesch, 3393 Fulton, thanked the City Commission for its decision.

Barbara Udell, 3325 Lakeshore, also thanked the City Commission.

Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to adjourn at 7:07

                                                                     MOTION PASSES

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                                                             Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                                                   City Clerk
Affirmative Action
FAX: (231)722-1214

City Mana~er
FAX: (231)722-1214

                       April 23, 2008
Civil Service
FAX: (231)724-4405
                       Mr. Kevin Eden
                       372 W. Muskegon Avenue
FAX: (231)724-4178     Muskegon,MI49440

                       Dear Mr. Eden:

Computer Info.
                       This will confirm that your request to have fees waived associated with your house
{2~n;1-.r-~744         move will be considered at the Muskegon City Commission work session on May 12,
FAX: (231)722-4301
                       2008. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of the
                       Muskegon City Hall, located at 933 Terrace Street.
FAX: (231)727-6904
                       I look forward to seeing you then.


FAX: (231)724-6985

Income Tax
 i'AX: (231)724-6768

                       City Manager

Leisure Services
(231 )724-6704
FAX: (231)724-1196
                       C:     Ann Becker, City Clerk /
Mayor's Office
FAX: (231)722-1214

FAX: (231)724-6790

Police Department
(23! 1724-6750
FAX: (231)722-5140

h~\~~2' Dept.
FAX: (231)722-4188

Treasurer's Office
FAX: (231)724-6768

Water Filtration
FAX: (231)755-5290

                             City of Muskegon, 933 Terrace Street, P.O. Box 536, Muskegon, MI 49443-0536
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  Potter, Linda

  From:    Becker, Ann
  Sent:    Thursday, May 01, 2008 11 :50 AM
  To:      Potter, Linda
  Subject: FW: Work Session

From: Kleibecker, Tony
Sent: Thursday, May 01, 2008 11:11 AM
To: Becker, Ann
Subject: Work Session

Ann: Two topics for the work session:

    (1)      Training of volunteer alcohol servers
    {2)      The impact of special events on the police department.



                               CITY OF MUSKEGON
                          Resolution to Regulate Taxi Services
                                 Resolution # 2008-40

WHEREAS, on May 12, 2008 the City of Muskegon adopted a resolution recommending that
         Muskegon County Board of Commissioners adopt an Ordinance to regulate taxi
               services; and

WHEREAS, the County would license such services for all municipalities as a whole; and

WHEREAS, the County Board of Commissioners would establish rates and oversee
               background checks on all drivers, vehicle inspections, ensure appropriate
               insurance coverage, require itineraries in case of emergency and access to 24-
               hour support services; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Muskegon County can feel safe using these services; and

WHEREAS, the demands of ridership for these services are greatly needed by a large number
               of less fo1tunate Muskegon county residents; and

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Muskegon County Board of
               Commissioners does hereby authorize and instruct the Chahman of the. County
               Board of Commissioners to work with Corporate Counsel, the County Clerk and
               the Sheriff to research and develop a plan to implement Taxi Applications
               through the IV[usi

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