Downtown Muskegon Business Improvement District
June 28, 2019
380 Western Ave., Suite 202 Muskegon, MI at 4 PM
1) Call to Order: 8:01 AM
Attendance: Bob Tarrant, Gary Post (Vice Chairman), Bruce Lindstrom, Doug Pollock
Chairman), Phyllis Watson-Laudermill, Frank Peterson and Mike Hennessy (
Excused Absent(s): John Riegler.
Guests: Dave Alexander, Downtown Muskegon Now director,
2) Public Comment (on an agenda item) – The board chose to leave the floor open for the
whole meeting allowing attendees to participate as they like.
3) New Business
a) The Downtown Muskegon Development Corp., owners of the parking lots along Morris
Avenue from First to Second streets, has put together a plan to repave the parking lot
used as free public parking downtown that is maintained during the winter by the BID.
In a three way split of the $60,000 cost of the paving project, DMDC proposes the BID
pays $20,000, the Downtown Development Authority pays $20,000 and the DMDC
pays $20,000. The contract with Ravenna Sealcoating is being handled by the DMDC.
The DMDC and the DDA have already approved the cost share. A Letter of
Understanding among the three parties on how costs would be accounted if the
parking lot is used for development prior to the end of the seven-year anticipated life
span of the repaving. If the parking lots are developed before the end of the seventh
year, the three parties agree to an accelerated depreciation schedule to determine the
amount owed the BID and DDA. The $20,000 comes from BID fund balance.
Motion to approve the $20,000 parking lot expenditure and letter of understanding:
Support: Bruce Lindstrom
Vote: All voted in favor
b) The BID board discussed the board opening with the resignation of Clyde
Whitehouse. Board members will suggest a potential new member to Chairman
Doug Pollock and a recommendation will be forwarded to the Muskegon City
Commission for appointment.
4) Other Business
a) The BID board discussed it next meetings through the end of 2019. The board
members found a Friday at 8 a.m. to be a better meeting day and time. The BID board
meetings in the chamber would be moved to Muskegon City Hall as DMN goes out of
business and the city DDA will eventually take over staffing the BID. The next two
meetings will be Sept. 27 and Oct. 25, both at 8 a.m., at Muskegon City Hall, 933
Terrace, Muskegon, MI 49440.
Minutes produced and submitted by Dave Alexander, executive director of Downtown