City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
October 11, 2010
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Vice Mayor Gawron, Carter, Spataro, Wierengo,
Shepherd (arrived 5:33 p.m.), and Wisneski.
Sewer Back-Up Claim.
On July 7, 2010 the business at 1190 Apple Avenue owned by Lawrence Baker experienced a
sewer backup. It was determined the City sewer main was backed-up with grease causing the
back-up at the Apple address. The MMRMA has reached an agreement with the property owner
for clean-up and lost contents at $11,000. This settlement must be approved by the City
Commission because of the dollar amount.
Motion by Commissioner Carter, second by Commissioner Wierengo to authorize the
sewer back-up claim for 1190 Apple Avenue in the amount of $11,000.
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Gawron, Spataro, Warmington, Wierengo, Wisneski, and Carter.
Scott Huebler and Jerry Bartoszek made a presentation of the proposed Wastewater contract. It
is a twenty year agreement. The City Commission will consider the contract at a future
Harbor Towne Streets.
Representatives of Harbor Towne provided a power point presentation of streets needing repair
within the site. They are asking the City Commission for some type of support in making the
needed repairs. The City Commission listened to the concerns and will take it under advisement.
East Muskegon Little League Request.
The East Muskegon Little would like to build a physically disabled accessible wheelchair
friendly, t-ball diamond on the north east corner of Sheldon Park. This would require the
removal of approximately twenty-five trees. The Commission stated its approval of the project
but recommended that the group speak to neighborhood association for their opinion as well.
Any Other Business
Emergency Sewer Line Replacement
Approximately fifteen to twenty feet of sewer line at Wood and Dale need emergency repair.
Bids were solicited and McCormick was the lowest responsible bidder with a bid of $33,700.
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Carter to approve the bid
from McCormick in the amount of $33,700 for the emergency sewer repair at Wood and
Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to adjourn at 6:45
Ann Marie Becker, MMC