News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Request for Proposal (RFP) McCrae Basketball Court

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested companies to provide site demolition and preparation work within McCrae Park. The city and community desire to improve the existing facility according to the vision included in the attachment. As a first step towards that goal the city is soliciting bids to provide assistance in completing the site demolition and restoration.

  • Bidding Contractors will be responsible for the following items of work:
  • Removal of the existing paved basketball court and hoop structure including footings
  • Install 2 basketball poles and footings per manufacture (poles provided by City)
  • Install 6” thick, 94’ long by 60’ wide concrete pad and relief sawing as specified in plan
  • Site Restoration including topsoil and seed

City of Muskegon will provide the following items of work in advance of or in conjunction with the project:

  • 2 basketball hoop poles
  • Staining and Sealing

City of Muskegon will host site meetings upon request to answer questions and review the project site. Requests submitted to Kevin Parker (kevin.parker@shorelinecity.com) prior to May 21, 2021 will be accommodated prior to the bid opening. Requests received after that date will be accommodated pending staff availability.

Subcontractors, if any, shall be approved by the Project Manager prior to acceptance on this contract and shall bound by these specifications. It is the responsibility and duty of the contractor to verify that the subcontractor meets all conditions. The contractor shall furnish any subcontractor’s proof of insurance meeting city requirements.

Construction shall be per applicable industry standards, the enclosed drawings/specifications, and any additional details provided via addenda.
Work shall be coordinated with any other park uses to minimize impact to their use and shall be completed prior to August 31, 2021.

01 RFP – McCrae Basketball Court
02 RFP – McCrae BB Court Plan Sheets

Seasonal City of Muskegon beach parking passes are now available

MUSKEGON, MI (May 4, 2021) – Now into the month of May, beach weather is just weeks away in the City of Muskegon, and those wanting seasonal beach parking passes have several options to get theirs for 2021.

The $20 seasonal beach passes are now available at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, in the Treasurer’s Office and the Muskegon Police Department’s Records Office along with the city’s Department of Public Works, 1350 E. Keating Avenue.  City of Muskegon residents can receive one free pass per household.

When the beach parking kiosks begin operating on May 15, seasonal passes can be purchased on site. The kiosks’ paper pass can be traded in for a sticker pass at the three city locations noted above and near the beach at Ghezzi’s Market, 2017 Lakeshore Drive in the Lakeside business district and in the Pere Marquette concession stand, the Beach Cove, in the park’s bathhouse.

Paid parking at the beaches is enforced beginning May 15 through September 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, Margaret Drake Elliott and Kruse Parks on Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Park on Muskegon Lake. The 2021 prices for non-residents are $7 daily Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday.

Seasonal passes are $20, and the annual stickers should be affixed to the driver’s side front windshield.

For questions, please call 231-724-6963.

Single Muskegon resident beach parking passes available on-line, at City Hall in May

MUSKEGON, MI (May 4, 2021) — Now that the April 30 deadline for requesting 2 passes per household has passed, City of Muskegon residents are able to receive only one free pass per household to be issued for 2021 beach parking.

Resident parking passes continue to be available at the Police Records Office at city hall and are now also available at the Treasury Department at city hall, 933 Terrace Street.

City of Muskegon households can request a parking pass online at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/parkingpass/ until June 1.  Passes will be delivered by mail with delivery taking up to six weeks.

After June 1, all city residents seeking their one-per-household free pass will have to do so at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street.

The city has already provided more than 12,000 free beach parking passes for 2021. Paid parking at the beaches is enforced beginning May 15 through September 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, Margaret Drake Elliott and Kruse Parks on Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Park on Muskegon Lake. The 2021 prices for non-residents are $7 daily Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday. Seasonal passes cost $20.

For questions, please call 231-724-6963.

Public Notice – Conflict of Interest 5-4-21

May 4, 2021

 

Honorable Mayor Stephen J. Gawron

City of Muskegon

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, MI  49440

 

Honorable Mayor,

 

I am writing to disclose a conflict of interest with regard to projects and partnerships between the City of Muskegon and Community EnCompass. As an employee of Community EnCompass, I benefit from funds that are made available by the city to CenC and its programs.

The city benefits from its partnership with CenC by gaining residents who pay property and income taxes and purchase city utilities. CenC’s work to improve affordable housing options also benefits the city by activating neighborhoods and attracting residents who spend money in the city’s commercial districts.

 

Sincerely,

 

Michael Ramsey

Muskegon City Commissioner, Ward 3

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Regional Consolidated Plan 2021-2025

The City of Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Norton Shores are entitlement communities thus receiving annual allocations of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and only the Lead agency, Muskegon, receives HOME Investment Partnership Program Funding to administer its programs.  In satisfying HUD requirements, we must submit a 5 Year Consolidated Plan (CP) identifying community needs, priorities as well as its goals and objectives in order to receive annual funding.  CDBG and HOME funding allocations have been trending downwards, and that trend is likely to continue.  This plan takes into account the increasing importance of identifying and prioritizing the most critical needs to be addressed, with its funding allocations.  Subsequently, this Consolidated Plan, which is a Regional Consolidated Plan (RCP), is the result of a joint collaboration involving three distinct communities with repeating needs, and new Coronavirus circumstances that must be addressed.

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City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 5-11-2021

CITY OF MUSKEGON

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

CANCELLATION NOTICE

The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 2021, has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.

2021 Youth Fishing Derby

Youth ages 8-12 years old are invited to attend the 28th Annual Youth Fishing Derby to be held at Fisherman’s Landing (501 E Western Ave) on Thursday, June 10, 2021 from 4p-5:30p. Sign-in begins at 3:30p. There is no charge to attend the Fishing Derby but prior registration is required. This event is limited to the first 200 youth who sign up.

 

2021 Fishing Derby Registration

Request for Proposal (RFP) Campbell Field – Site Preparation

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested companies to provide site demolition and preparation work within Campbell Field. The city and community desire to largely transition the use of that park into a new purpose along the lines of the vision included in the attachment. As a first step towards that goal the city is soliciting bids to provide assistance in completing the site demolition and restoration.

Bidding Contractors will be responsible for the following items of work:

  • Removal of the existing paved parking lot and driveway in the SE corner of the site
  • Reclamation of the two (2) SE ballfields into greenspace
  • Reclamation of the one (1) NW ballfield into greenspace inclusive of salvaging and reusing existing infield stone dust.
  • Rehabilitation and conversion of the one (1) SW ballfield via removal of the infield topsoil and replacement with stone dust.
  • Site Restoration.
  • Alternate 1: Remove top soil, grade for 5 foot wide sidewalk concrete, place 4 inch thick concrete sidewalk and top soil restoration.

City of Muskegon will provide the following items of work in advance of or in conjunction with the project:

  • Removal of the existing fencing in areas to be disturbed, except for the SW ballfield
  • Removal of existing dugouts on reclaimed fields
  • Removal of scoreboards associated with reclaimed fields
  • Location, deactivation, and restoration of any impacted irrigation

City of Muskegon will host site meetings upon request to answer questions and review the project site. Requests submitted to Leo Evans via email (Leo.Evans@shorelinecity.com) prior to May 7, 2021 will be accommodated prior to the bid opening. Requests received after that date will be accommodated pending staff availability.

Subcontractors, if any, shall be approved by the Project Manager prior to acceptance on this contract and shall bound by these specifications. It is the responsibility and duty of the contractor to verify that the subcontractor meets all conditions. The contractor shall furnish any subcontractor’s proof of insurance meeting city requirements.

Construction shall be per applicable industry standards, the enclosed drawings/specifications, and any additional details provided via addenda.

Work shall be coordinated with any other park uses (softball) to minimize impact to their use and shall be completed prior to August 31, 2021.

RFP – Campbell Field Site Preparation (2021-04-22)[PDF]

 

Second Muskegon Resident Beach Parking Pass Offer Ends Apr 30

City of Muskegon residents have until April 30 to receive two annual free beach parking passes per household. After that date, only one pass per household will be issued.

After the successful launch of paid parking at City beaches in 2020, residents have already been sent approximately 12,000 free beach parking passes for 2021. Paid parking at the beaches is enforced beginning May 15 through Sept. 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week.

Residents can receive their free 2021 parking passes either in person at Muskegon City Hall in the police records office or through the City’s website and the annual passes will be mailed. Affix the pass on the driver’s side front windshield.

City Hall is at 933 Terrace. Use the entrance on the Jefferson Street side of City Hall for the Muskegon Police Department records office. Those requesting passes on line may do so at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/parkingpass/ . Delivery of passes by mail may take four to six weeks.

The City of Muskegon’s paid parking program is for Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, Margaret Drake Elliott and Kruse parks on Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Park on Muskegon Lake. The 2021 prices for non-residents are $7 daily Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday. Seasonal passes are $20.

For questions, please call 231-724-6963.