City Commission Worksession Minutes 01-08-2007

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                            CITY OF MUSKEGON
                      CITY COMMISSION WORKSESSION

                             Monday, January 8, 2007
                                    5:30 p.m.
                            City Commission Chambers


                                 MINUTES

2007-01

1.    Downtown Arts Committee
      John McGarry, Executive Director Muskegon County Museum, and Judy Hainer
      informed the Commission of activities. Information on Richard Hunt was
      distributed.
      Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Commissioner Wierengo to
      support the project.
      VOTE: All Ayes

2.    MAF/Main Street Annual Report
      Dan Rinsema-Sybenga gave an update.

3.    Facility Sponsorship
      Tim Paul, Finance Director and Tim Wicinski, Sports Facilities Marketing Group
      explained the item.
      Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Vice Mayor Gawron to
      authorize pursuing the naming rights of the L C Walker Arena based on the
      schedule.
      ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Davis, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Warmington,
                       Wierengo, and Carter
                       Nays: None
      MOTION PASSES

4.    Sale of Central Fire Station
      City Manager Bryon Mazade explained that an offer has been made.
      Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, second by Commissioner Spataro to
      direct staff to enter into negotiations with the proposed purchaser of the
      Central Fire Station and bring back the recommendation to the City
      Commission.
      ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Warmington, Wierengo,
                        Carter, and Davis
                        Nays: None
      MOTION PASSES
5.   2007 Goal Setting Session
     City Manager Bryon Mazade asked the Commission to hold the dates of January
     26 and February 23 open.

6.   Any Other Business
     Finance Director Tim Paul explained that due to the switch out of copy machines
     we have a lot of old printers, fax machines, and computers.
     Motion by Commissioner Davis, second by Vice Mayor Gawron to authorize
     the selling of the machines to employees.
     VOTE: All Ayes

     City Manager Bryon Mazade explained the Special Event request from Summer
     Celebration/Muskegon Air Fair. This will be put on the January 9th City
     Commission Meeting agenda.

     Yuba Street Petition – Have staff look at Sumner Street and bring it back to the
     Legislative Policy Committee Meeting.

7.   Meeting adjourned at 7:03 p.m.

                                                          Respectfully submitted,



                                                          Linda Potter, CMC
                                                          Acting Clerk

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