Citizen’s District Council Meeting
City of Muskegon CDBG
April 6, 2021
CALL TO ORDER:
The meeting was called to order by Jeremy Lenertz at 5:35 pm.
Roll call was taken by Samantha Pulos, and a quorum was present. (Location of each person in
attendance are noted following their name.)
Ationza Smith – City of Muskegon
Marie Cisneros - City of Muskegon/Nims Neighborhood
Veania Coleman – City of Muskegon
Jeremey Lenertz – City of Muskegon/McLaughlin Neighborhood
Paul Kurdziel – City of Muskegon
Ken Johnson – Commissioner – City of Muskegon/Nims Neighborhood
LeighAnn Mikesell – City of Muskegon
Samantha Pulos – City of Muskegon
Oneata Bailey – City of Muskegon
Sharonda Carson – City of Muskegon
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
A motion to approve the minutes from March 2, 2021 (Action Item) was made by Paul
Kurdziel; Veania Coleman seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Jeremey Lenertz asked for a nomination for the open CDC chair position. Paul Kurdziel
nominated and made a motion to elect Jeremy, Veania Coleman seconded. The present group
members unanimously approved. Veania nominated and made a motion to elect Perry Dennie for
vice chair, ____________seconded. The present group members unanimously approved.
The CDC chair is now Jeremey Lenertz, the vicechair is Perry Dennie.
Sharonda Carson discussed the survey results and briefly explained them. She explained that the
purpose of the survey is to gather information from the CDC. Oneata Bailey asked the group to
provide 5 things they would like to see as activities included in the Consolidated Plan.
Oneata Bailey talked about the Consolidated Plan/Annual Plan Activities that were written
between 3 municipalities (Muskegon, Muskegon Heights, Norton Shores). Muskegon is the lead
group. Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores will attach their plans and become part of the
Oneata stated that anything staff had to report was covered in Old Business and New Business.
Community gardens and how things have changed and the fact that they have started to
disappear were talked about. Paul mentioned that in his opinion, there are less grass roots
community action centers now.
Paul Kurdziel motioned to adjourn the meeting, Veania Coleman seconded the motion, which
passed unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 7:11 pm.
The next meeting date is: May 4, 2021.