City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
March 8, 2010
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Carter (arrived 5:33 p.m.), Wierengo, Shepherd, Spataro,
Wisneski, and Gawron.
Liability Claim for 820 Stevens – Blanche & Richard Smith.
On December 18, 2009 the homeowners at 820 Stevens, experienced a sewer backup that has
been determined to be caused by a blockage in the City main. Blanche and Richard Smith the
homeowners, have filed a liability claim against the City of Muskegon for damages and costs
associated with the City main blockage. The Smiths’ and MMRMA have agreed on a settlement
of this claim for $18,681. Their homeowners insurance has reimbursed them $5,000 so the City
portion of this claim is $13,681.
Motion by Spataro, seconded by Gawron to approve the MMRA recommended settlement
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Warmington, Wierengo Wisneski Gawron, Shepherd, and Spataro.
Hartshorn Concepts and Phases – West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development
Commission and Muskegon Lake Watershed Partnership.
Kathy Evans made a presentation for the Hartshorn Marina Fish and Wildlife Habitat and Public
Access Improvement. Phase one and two were reviewed. City Commissioners indicated they
approve the plan as presented to date.
L.C. Walker Arena.
Motion by Carter, seconded by Wisneski to advance 2010 L.C. Walker Arena management
fees to Walker Arena Management starting in June 2010.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Wierengo, Wisneski, Carter, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, and Warmington.
Healthcare and Wellness Program.
Tim Paul, Finance Director, gave an overview of the proposed healthcare and wellness program. This item will be
voted on the March 9, 2010 Commission meeting.
Motion by Carter, seconded by Shepherd to adjourn at 5:52 p.m.
Ann Marie Becker, MMC