Citizen’s District Council Meeting
City of Muskegon CDBG
Conference Room 103
June 19, 2017
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by Tom Pastoor at 5:36 pm.
Roll call was taken by Oneata Bailey, and a quorum was present.
Ken Johnson - Commissioner Tom Pastoor
Kim McDonald Veania Coleman
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
Veania Coleman motioned to approve the minutes, from March 7th, 2017; Kim Mc Donald seconded the
motion, which passed unanimously.
New Vice Chair
Tom Pastoor explained the role of Vice-Chair and asked if anyone was interested in taking Chris
Carter’s position since his departure from the board (replaced by Jeremy Lenertz). Ms. Coleman
responded with an interest but was not comfortable at this time. Voting on the Vice-Chair will be
tabled until the September meeting.
Action Plan submission
Oneata gave an overview/timeline. She stated that HUD’s allocation list of funding for the State
of Michigan is available now, however, the city has to have an approved budget before we can
post the Release of Funds Notice with the Environmental Review which is a 15 day notice.
Given the deadline for submission (August 16) we should be complete and ready to submit the
Plan by the middle of July and potentially receive approval and funds by the 1st of September.
Review of the Staff Proposed budget seemed reasonable in light of the fact that the final numbers
were an increase of $11,480.00. Much discussion about mini-grants and why the city dropped
their support and only funded Boys and Girls Club, YMCA, Muskegon Public Schools and Port
City Football for a combined $90,000. Because the budget for Youth Recreation is $95,000,
members suggested a variety of ideas for the uncommitted $5000 but all agreed to support
Summer Interns with the remaining $5000.
Youth Recreation Grants
No youth program considered at this time.
Mr. Pastoor asked Oneata if there would be any reason to meet during the summer months-
Oneata replied that it was not necessary to meet because she would be working on submitting the
2017 Action Plan and working on the Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report
(CAPER) for 2016. The September meeting would be the next time that the CDC was required
to meet and review the document prior to its submission. In addition, Oneata brought to the
board’s attention that the summer meetings fell on a Holiday (4th of July) and a National Event-
National Night Out (NNO). Kim McDonald asked what NNO was all about because Glenside
does not participate due to the Concert series at McGraft Park. The group described the events
held around the country and locally in their neighborhoods, as well as, its purpose- fellowship
among neighbors within your neighborhood.
1350 Eastwood Drive
Oneata described the newest rehabilitation scheduled for CNS. A 5 bedroom, 1 and ¾ bath in
Tom Pastoor adjourned the meeting at 6:55 pm,
Next Meeting: The next meeting date is: September 5, 2017