City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
July 7, 2008
City Commission Chambers
The City Commission Worksession was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mayor Warmington.
Present: Mayor Warmington, Commissioners Wierengo, Wisneski, Shepherd, and Spataro,
City Manager Mazade, and City Attorney Schrier.
Absent: Vice Mayor Gawron and Commissioner Carter.
Nuisance Business Ordinance.
City Manager and City Attorney explained the ordinance. City Attorney stated he would draft
the definition of nuisances slightly different and this will come back to the Commission for
Salary Range Adjustments.
City Manager explained the adjustments and answered questions. This will be voted on at the
July 8th Commission Meeting.
City Manager Employment Agreement Amendment.
City Manager explained the requested amendment to his employment agreement. This will be
voted on at the July 8th Commission Meeting.
City Manager informed the Commission about a letter he received from the U.S. General
Services Administration stating the Muskegon South Pierhead Light and the Muskegon South
Breakwater Light are excess property and they are being made available to be sold to eligible
entities, which include non-profit corporations. It was suggested to investigate and see what
options we have, and contact Congressman Hoekstra’s office and see what he might suggest.
Any Other Business.
Concern reference weapons out on the street, Public Safety Director Kleibecker answered
Grand Rapids Mayor Hartwell asked us to join Great Lakes St. Lawrence Cities Initiative for
$3,000. Mayor Warmington believes it is important for us to belong to this and keep informed of
what is going on in Lansing. This will be put on the July 22nd Commission Meeting.
Regional Transportation Coalition working on an inner bus service between Muskegon, Ottawa,
and Kent Counties. City Manager and Mayor have been involved in this and also Jim Koens
from the County.
Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 6:35 p.m.
Ann Marie Becker, MMC