City Commission Worksession Minutes 01-07-2019

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                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON
                             CITY COMMISSION WORKSESSION

                                    Monday, January 7, 2019
                                           5:30 p.m.
                                   City Commission Chambers


Present:       Mayor Gawron, Vice-Mayor Hood, Commissioners Turnquist, German, Johnson,
               Warren, Rinsema-Sybenga, and German

2019 Event Discussion
Discussion took place of a celebration for the City’s 150th Anniversary. Commissioners gave
approval for the City Clerk to sign letters of intent with three bands who have indicated they are
available while continuing to book more for a three day celebration.

Mercy Health Outreach/Community Update
A powerpoint of the updated Mercy/Health campus was presented to Commissioners.
Commissioners asked for updates on the Hackley campus as well as the General Hospital
campus. The General Hospital campus has just been listed for sale. Studies are being
conducted on the Hackley campus and what is best use for this site.

Presentation on the Needs of the Marina
A powerpoint presentation was given on a study of the needs of the marina.

Lakeside District Association - Utility Relocation
The cost to relocate the poles is $1 million. The lines cannot be buried, they can only be
relocated. Staff made the recommendation to continue with the project as originally proposed
and keep the utility poles and focus on streetscaping. Property owners may choose to have the
poles relocated under a special assessment paid by the property owners.

Muskegon & Webster Pavement Marking
The City Engineer gave an overview of the downtown parking by eliminating turn lanes. The
cost is approximately $20,000 to re-stripe the roads.

Streetlights on 1st Street - Western to Clay
We are adding two lights on 1st Street from Western to Clay.

2019 User Fee Update
Beth Lewis, Finance Director, reviewed the proposed changes to the fee schedule with the City
This item will be on the January 8, 2018 Commission Meeting for consideration by the City

Any Other Business – None

Adjournment:         The Worksession meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

                                                   Respectfully Submitted,

                                                   Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk

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