City Commission Worksession Minutes 08-13-2007

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                                       City of Muskegon
                                 City Commission Worksession
                                        August 13, 2007
                                  City Commission Chambers
                                            5:30 PM

                                           MINUTES

Present: Commissioners Warmington, Davis, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Wierengo, and
Carter.
Absent: None.

2007-65
Precinct Boundary Modifications
State Election law allows for 2,999 registered voters in each voting precinct. Precinct 1,
Marquette School, currently has 3,148 voters. It is proposed to move 349 voters from the area
bound by Wesley, Broadmoor, and the river to precinct 2, Steele Junior High. This change will
allow for 2,759 registered voters at Marquette School and 2,454 voters at Steele Junior High.

Precinct 9, the Fire Station, currently has 2,858 registered voters. The area is growing and the
Fire Station is unable to accommodate the large line of voters. It is proposed to move 379 voters
from the area bound by W. Laketon, Seaway, Young, and Barclay to precinct 8, Nelson School.
This change will allow for 2,479 voters at the Fire Station and 1,257 voters at Nelson School.

The Commission stated their approval.

Higher Education Access Management – Marquette at Getty, Harvey & Quarterline
It is proposed to change the
traffic flow at the intersection of Marquette and Quarterline. There are 7,000 – 11,000 cars
traveling through this intersection per day. One of the suggestions is to change the intersection
from a four lane street to a three lane street. Signal modifications will be needed.

A new traffic signal will be installed at Harvey & Marquette and Broadmoor & Marquette.

Sanitation Contract Process
A history of the City of Muskegon solid waste service was provided for Commissioners along
with a current proposal for solid waste services from Allied Waste Services. Their contract will
expire at the end of the year. A proposal has been received for a three year extension and a five
year extension.

Bob Kuhn, Public Works Director, will continue negotiations.

Restrictive Covenant
Brett Kraley explained that the City of Muskegon is required by the MDEQ to treat water that is
running on 1385 E. Keating. If the City obtains a restrictive covenant from 1385 E. Keating, the
City will no longer need to treat the water. Current cost to clean the water is $25,000 per year.
The cost from the property owner to get a restrictive covenant is $9,000. With the approval of
MDEQ, the City will no longer incur the annual costs.

Motion by Vice Mayor Gawron, seconded by Commissioner Carter to authorize a
Restrictive Covenant at 1385 E. Keating in the amount of $9,000.

                                                                     MOTION PASSES

Sewer Back Up Claim
On April 23, 2007 a blockage in a City main caused sewage to back up into claimants partially
finished basement at 1403 Jefferson. The settlement amount for damages is $30,795.69

Motion by Commissioner Davis, seconded by Commissioner Carter to authorize the
payment for damages at 1403 Jefferson in the amount of $30,795.69.

                                                                     ROLL CALL VOTE:

Ayes: Spataro, Warmington, Wierengo, Carter, Davis, and Gawron.
Nays: Shepherd.

                                                                     MOTION PASSES

Resignation and Appointments from Various Boards
Resignations have been received from two boards.

Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, seconded by Commissioner Carter to recommend the
acceptance of the resignations of Rich Taylor from the Downtown Development Authority
and Latesha Thomas from the Equal Opportunity Committee.

                                                                     MOTION PASSES

A list of potential candidates was provided.
Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, seconded by Commissioner Wierengo to recommend
appointment of Doris Rucks to the Library Board.

                                                                     ROLL CALL VOTE:

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

                                                                     MOTION PASSES

Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, seconded by Commissioner Wierengo to recommend
appointment of Chip Vanderwier to the Downtown Development Authority.

                                                                     ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Warmington, Wierengo, Carter, Davis, Gawron, Shepherd, and Spataro.
Nays: None.

                                                          MOTION PASSES

Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to recommend
appointment of Janice Knox-Foster to the Equal Opportunity Committee.

                                                          ROLL CALL VOTE:

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

                                                          MOTION PASSES

Adjournment
Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Wierengo to adjourn at 7:05
p.m.

                                                          MOTION PASSES




                                                   ________________________
                                                    Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                                         City Clerk

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