News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

HUD Grant Announcement

Some 130 City of Muskegon families to receive help making their homes safer, healthier

For immediate release
Jan. 13, 2022

MUSKEGON, MI – The City of Muskegon received a highly competitive federal Housing and Urban Development grant for $1.5 million to protect the city’s most vulnerable families from home health and safety hazards.

Approximately 130 low-income family homes will receive the assistance to address lead-based paint, indoor air quality, mold and moisture, pests and carbon monoxide among other health and safety hazards. The city’s Community and Neighborhood Services Department in the coming weeks will begin establishing the application process for city families to seek support from the funds.

Muskegon is one of three governments and agencies in Michigan and among 60 nationwide in 29 states to receive a share of the $104.7 million in Healthy Homes Production Grant Program funds. The city has a long history of successful use of HUD funds to support low- and moderate-income families. In the past year alone, 25 housing units had lead abatement, 21 energy efficiency repairs, six with vinyl siding, and 23 with infrastructure repairs.

“This award will allow us to serve even more citizens in our community by providing the resources needed to address household hazards that negatively impact health,” said Stevie Parcell, CNS Grants Program Coordinator. “We’re eager to help create a healthier Muskegon County through this program. Our impact will only become greater in the coming years through this new award.”

The significance of the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program is that it takes a comprehensive approach to addressing childhood diseases and injuries by coordinating the improvement of family homes rather than addressing one health or safety issue at a time.

“City staff has done an excellent job of identifying and attracting resources for the betterment of our city and its residents,” said Muskegon Mayor Ken Johnson. “This grant combined with our current federal housing allotments and our original state lead abatement grant will allow us to make a significant improvement in the living conditions of some of our most vulnerable residents.”
For more information, contact:

Stevie Parcell
Grants Program Coordinator
City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services
231-724-6775
Stevie.parcell@shorelinecity.com

CANCELLATION: Brownfield Redevelopment Authority-Downtown Development Authority Board Meeting

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MEETING
Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and
Downtown Development Authority Board

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority-Downtown Development Authority Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, city commission chambers, Muskegon, MI 49440 has been cancelled.
AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF MUSKEGON AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES
ADA POLICY: The City of Muskegon will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services to individuals who want to attend the meeting upon twenty four hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Please contact Ann Marie Cummings, City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440 or by calling (231) 724-6705 or TTY/TDD: dial 7-1-1 and request a representative to dial (231) 724-6705.

Ann Marie Meisch, MMC
City Clerk
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6705

City Hall Hours January 2022

While COVID cases remain elevated, the City of Muskegon has reduced in person hours for City offices as follows:

Week of January 3

1/4 Tuesday – All City offices open
1/5 Wednesday – All City offices open
1/6 Thursday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/7 Friday – Police Records open, Public Works open

Week of January 10

1/11 Monday – All City offices open
1/12 Tuesday – All City offices open
1/13 Wednesday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/14 Thursday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/15 Friday – Police Records open, Public Works open

Week of January 17

1/18 Monday – City Hall Closed MLK Holiday, Public Works open.
1/19 Tuesday – All City offices open
1/20 Wednesday – All City offices open
1/21 Thursday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/22 Friday – Police Records open, Public Works open

Week of January 24

1/25 Monday – All City offices open
1/26 Tuesday – All City offices open
1/27 Wednesday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/28 Thursday – Public Works, Treasury, and Police Records open
1/29 Friday – Police Records open, Public Works open.

Organizational Meeting Agenda 1-4-22

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022

CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS

CITY HALL – 5:30 P.M.

  1. Prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Oath of Office Ceremony

Mayor Kenneth Johnson

At Large Commissioner Rachel Gorman

At Large Commissioner Rebecca St.Clair

 

  1. Election of Vice-Mayor.
  2. Setting Commission Meetings: 5:30 p.m. – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each month.
  3. Setting Worksession Meetings: 5:30 p.m. – Mondays preceding the 2nd Tuesday each month.
  4. Appointment of City Manager: Franklin J. Peterson.
  5. Appointment of City Clerk: Ann Marie Meisch.
  6. Appointment of City Treasurer: Sarah Wilson.
  7. Appointment of City Auditor: Kenneth Grant.
  8. Appointment of City Assessor and Deputy Assessors:

County Equalization Director Donna VanderVries

Deputy Director Dan VanderKooi

  1. Designation of City Fund Depositories.

Fifth Third Bank (Main Depository)

Huntington Bank

Comerica Bank

PNC Bank

 

  1. Designation of Firm to Act as Legal Counsel: Parmenter Law.
  2. New Business.

Mayor Committee Appointments

  1. Adjourn

City of Muskegon Organizational Meeting 1-4-2022 City Hall – 5:30 PM

NOTICE

CITY OF MUSKEGON

CITY COMMISSION

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 2022

CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS

CITY HALL – 5:30 P.M.

The City Commission will be holding an Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at 5:30 p.m., at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, in the City Commission Chambers.

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN MEETINGS OF THE CITY OF MUSKEGON AND ANY OF ITS COMMITTEES OR SUBCOMMITTEES

The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting with twenty-four (24) hours notice to the City of Muskegon.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids should contact Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI  49440 or by dialing 231-724-6705 or TTY/TDD: dial 7-1-1 and request a representative dial 231-724-6705.

 

Ann Marie Meisch, MMC

City Clerk

933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 724-6705

City of Muskegon Community Parks and Recreation Plan

A draft of the City of Muskegon Community Parks and Recreation Plan will be available for public review and comment for a period of one month beginning Thursday, Dec 16. Click on the link below to view the draft plan. The new Community Parks and Recreation Plan is a guide to park and recreation development over the next 5 years. For additional information or to provide comment on the plan please contact Leo Evans, Director of Public Works at 231.724.6920 or via email at leo.evans@shorelinecity.com

A hard copy of the plan is available for review at the DPW Offices (1350 East Keating Ave, 49442) during normal business hours.

City of Muskegon Community Parks and Recreation Plan

12/7/2021 Citizen’s District Council meeting has been cancelled

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION OF MEETING

Citizen’s District Council

The Citizen’s District Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 5:30 has been cancelled

City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 12-14-21

CITY OF MUSKEGON

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

CANCELLATION NOTICE

The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, December 14, 2021, has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.