City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
April 9, 2012
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Gawron, Hood, Wierengo, German, Turnquist, and
Next Michigan – Interlocal Agreement for the West Michigan Economic Development
Rick Chapla of The Right Place, Inc. and Ed Garner of Muskegon Area First made a presentation
of the proposed project.
The “Interlocal Agreement for the West Michigan Economic Development Partnership”
(Muskegon and Kent counties) has been prepared and reviewed by staff and attorneys for all
participating jurisdictions. Approval of the “Agreement” by all entities will allow us to apply for
a Next Michigan status. The County of Muskegon approved the “Agreement” at their meeting
on March 22nd.
This City Commission will consider this item at its April 10, 2012 City Commission Meeting.
Veterans Park Improvements.
Dr. Dennis Cobbler, Muskegon County resident, made a presentation for a grant for
improvements at the Veterans Memorial Park.
This is a request to approve funding for a transportation improvement project for Veterans
Memorial Park at a cost up to $12,000 from the City. The City of North Muskegon and
Muskegon County have also been asked to contribute up to $12,000 each.
The City Commission will consider this item at its April 10, 2012 City Commission Meeting.
Civil Service Vote.
Bryon Mazade, City Manager, gave deadlines to place a question to eliminate Civil Service on
the ballot. He recommended that the question be placed on the November ballot.
Coastal Management Program Grant – Lighthouse Park Restoration
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Vice Mayor Gawron to authorize a letter of
support for the grant and in kind services with $3,600 as described.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Spataro, German, Gawron, Wierengo, Turnquist, Warmington, and Hood.
Any Other Business.
Public comments were received.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, seconded by Commissioner Spataro to adjourn at 6:10
Ann Marie Cummings, MMC