News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Civil Service Commission Monthly Meeting 8-17-2022

WHAT:         Civil Service Commission

Monthly Meeting

WHEN:         Wednesday, August 17, 2022

                    3:00pm – 4:00pm

WHERE:        Muskegon City Hall

Conference Room 204

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, Michigan

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN
MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION 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, upon twenty-four-hour notice to the City of Muskegon.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI  49440
Telephone 231.724.6705

 

 

 

Planning Commission 8-1-22

NOTICE OF MEETING
Planning Commission
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

DATE:           Thursday, August 11th, 2022

TIME:            4:00 P.M.

PLACE:         1st Floor

                     Commission Chambers

For More Information Please Call: 724-6702

Planning Department
City of Muskegon

Agenda

BRA-DDA meeting cancellation 8-9-22

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, Aug. 9, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, city commission chambers, Muskegon, MI 49440 has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.

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

Civil Service Commission Meeting- 8/8/2022

MEETING CANCELLED

Rescheduled for 8-17-2022

WHAT:         Civil Service Commission Monthly Meeting

WHEN:         Monday, August 8, 2022 4:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE:        Muskegon City Hall

Conference Room 204
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, Michigan

AMERICAN DISABILITY ACT POLICY FOR ACCESS TO OPEN
MEETING OF THE CITY COMMISSION 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, upon twenty-four-hour notice to the City of Muskegon.  Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI  49440
Telephone 231.724.6705

 

 

 

MDNR Conversion Assistance

PROJECT NAME: MDNR Conversion Assistance

DATE OF ISSUANCE: August 1st, 2022

DATE PROPOSAL DUE: August 30th, 2022

ISSUING OFFICE: City of Muskegon
c/o Leo Evans
Department of Public Works
1350 Keating Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49442
Tel. (231) 724-6920
Leo.Evans@shorelinecity.com

 

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide comprehensive assistance related to completing a city wide conversion process through the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR).  The City of Muskegon has, or will have, a number of projects throughout the city that necessitate the need to enter into a conversion process with MDNR to assess the impacts and reach an agreement on several impacted areas.

It is anticipated that the City of Muskegon will formally enter into the conversion process during the 2022 calendar year and would desire to have the matter resolved in time for consideration during the round of MDNR grant funding with applications due on April 1, 2023.  If that date is not achievable then the goal would be for resolution prior to the April 1, 2024 grant submittal deadline.

The conversion process will at a minimum need to consider the following properties broken down into three primary categories:

CONVERSION ANTICIPATED – These properties are very likely to trigger the start of a conversion process for the City and are the primary areas that will require mitigation to resolve.  Submitting firms should anticipate completing steps 1-6 (Complete Process) of the MDNR Conversion guidelines for these properties.

  • Adelaide Pointe – Planned development that will impact Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) encumbered properties in the form of the Lakeshore Trail and the Hartshorn Marina. Proposed development has plans for mitigating the trail impacts and dedicating additional land for public use.
  • Hartshorn Village – Planned development that will impact LWCF encumbered properties in the form of the Lakeshore Trail and the Hartshorn Marina. Proposed development will require relocation of the trail and transfer of the trail property to the development for a net loss of acreage.  Project also offers first right of refusal on slips within the public marina.
  • Lakeshore Trail – Fee simple owned grant encumbered property that will require mitigation as a result of the above referenced projects.
  • Hartshorn Marina – Fee simple owned grant encumbered property that will require mitigation as a result of the above referenced projects.

CONVERSION POTENTIAL – These properties have also been discussed for development that may also trigger a conversion though the outcome is less certain at this time.  The City would still like these properties to be considered in the process should the development take shape to avoid the potential need for an additional conversion process in the near future.  Submitting firms should anticipate completing steps 1-3 (Through Preliminary MDNR Review) of the MDNR Conversion guidelines for these properties.

  • Third Street Wharf – Potential property swap up for consideration that could see the transfer of Fisherman’s Landing (City owned encumbered property) to a private owner in exchange for the Third Street Wharf property.
  • Fisherman’s Landing – Potential city owned parcel that could be swapped for privately owned Third Street Wharf parcel.
  • MDNR Railroad Transfer – MDNR has offered to sell the City of Muskegon portions of a former railroad corridor which is encumbered through the acquisition process MDNR original undertook to obtain the property. Part of the property currently contains the Laketon Trail and part of the property is currently vacant corridor.  City is considering the offer and has ambitions to develop the vacant portion into a future trail, but would like the ability to sell off excess portions of the property and retain only the necessary right of way for the existing and future paths.

POTENTIAL MITIGATION SITES – These properties offer a potential opportunity to mitigate some or all of the anticipated and potential conversions.  These sites are expected to offer a net increase in dedicated outdoor recreation acreage to offset any loss on the other sites.    Submitting firms should anticipate completing steps 1-6 (Full Process) of the MDNR Conversion guidelines for these properties.

  • CSX Railroad Acquisition – City is in the process of purchasing property from CSX railroad for an abandoned spur. Portions of the former rail bed will remain with reverter clauses that fit well with dedication for public use.
  • Former Farmers Market – City owned parcel that housed the City Farmers Market which has since been relocated to downtown. Site is unsuitable from an environmental standpoint for redevelopment in residential use and may be a candidate site to dedicate a portion for public use.
  • Additional sites and features may be identified during the process, and the above list is not intended to be all inclusive

 

Full RFP Details [PDF]

Attachment #001 – Site Maps [PDF]

Attachment #002 = Conversion Process Outline (MDNR) [PDF]

Attachment #003 – MDNR Grant History [PDF]

 

CDC Meeting 8/2/22 Cancelled

NOTICE OF CANCELLATION

CITIZENS DISTRICT COUNCIL (CDC)

Scheduled for
8/2/2022 has been cancelled.

Next meeting will be 9/6/2022.

Please call (231) 724-6717 if you have any questions.

Community & Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon

Public Art Initiative Installs Two More Massive Artworks in Downtown Muskegon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14 , 2022

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Judith Hayner, Project Director
MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative
judyhayner@gmail.com
231-638-0433

MUSKEGONCITY PUBLIC ART INITIATIVE INSTALLS TWO MORE
MASSIVE ARTWORKS IN DOWNTOWN MUSKEGON

MUSKEGON, MI –The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative (MCPAI), which was established in July of 2018 to develop and oversee the commission of 10 monumental works of public art, announced today that they have finished the installation of both Projects 5 and 6 of the 10 they plan to complete. The MCPAI is a project of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County.

WHAT DEFINES MUSKEGON by Dr. Hubert Massey of Detroit was completed in May. ONE DROP by artist Marc Moulton of Statesboro, Georgia will be installed at the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center the week of July 18 and will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce.

WHAT DEFINES MUSKEGON is the story of Muskegon as community participants, through a series of five community forums and four feedback sessions, shared it with Massey. From those sessions, Massey, who had not ever visited Muskegon prior to this, has created a remarkable portrait of Muskegon. The visual story that Massey tells highlights the continuing presence of the indigenous tribal peoples, our lumbering boom and the industrial waves of progress that followed, the impact of the Great Migration on our community in the 1930s and 1940s which helped to fuel Muskegon’s remarkable contribution to the war years, our present and rich diversity, and the transformation of our community into this vibrant and diverse place rich with opportunity, culture, and a natural environment.

Massey’s 65-foot by 12-foot mural, painted in oils on aluminum composite panels, is installed on the exterior wall of the Trinity Health Arena in downtown Muskegon. It was originally installed in December of 2021 and because of additional community input was modified and finalized in May of 2022. This project was done in collaboration with the Downtown Arts Committee of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Muskegon Heritage Museum, the James Jackson Museum of African America History, and the YEP Program of Community enCompass.

Massey, a muralist, fresco, and mosaic artist, is a Michigan native hailing from Flint and a graduate of Grand Valley State University. An award-winning Kresge Fine Arts Fellow, Massey’s distinctive fresco murals grace the halls of such visible Michigan destinations as the Flint Institute of the Arts, Detroit Athletic Club, and his alma mater, Grand Valley State University, where he earned an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in 2012. In 2014 the
A Project of the Downtown Arts Committee and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority commissioned him to create the first large-scale mural completed for the Cobo Center, now called the Huntington Place, since 1987.
Massey also studied at the University of London’s Slade Institute of Fine Arts and later learned the centuries-old fresco technique from former assistants of legendary Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Today Massey is one of the very few fresco artists in America.


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ONE DROP is the sixth project of the MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative and has been a partnership between the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce and the MCPAI. This beautiful sculpture commemorates the 70th Anniversary of this remarkable service organization whose first meetings were held at the storied Occidental Hotel in downtown Muskegon beginning in 1951.

Inspired by the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce and by how individual efforts when combined become major triumphs, ONE DROP is a simple form built from rhythmic streams of individual pieces, visually illustrating how many individual elements together create a dynamic whole that cannot be denied. As a symbol of our beautiful and nearby waters as well, ONE DROP illustrates the vitality of both our environment and the remarkable efforts and impact of the Women’s Division for the past 70 years in our community. The 27-foot sculpture is comprised of individually cut pieces of tinted prismatic steel assembled on a structure of steel lit dusk to dawn with LED lighting and has been created by artist, Marc Moulton.
A Project of the Downtown Arts Committee and the Community Foundation for Muskegon County

Moulton, who received his Master’s degree in Fine Arts from The Ohio State University, grew up in Utah and has been influenced by the mountains and national parks of that region. He often incorporates glass, light, and stone in fabricated works of stainless steel or aluminum. Moulton’s outdoor public sculptures have been placed nationally at state and local municipal buildings, parks, hospitals, and private commercial buildings. Specific works have commemorated the attacks on September 11, 2001, honored Martin Luther King, Jr., and celebrated blues singer, Blind Willie McTell.

Moulton has served on or consulted for public art committees of both municipalities and universities. He is a sculpture professor at Georgia Southern University and maintains a professional studio in Statesboro, GA where he lives with his wife and rescued pets.
ONE DROP will be dedicated on July 21, 2022, at 5:30pm on the plaza between Shoreline Drive and the VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center. The public is invited and welcome to attend.
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Previous works completed by the MCPAI since Jul 2018 include MOXIE and the MASTODONS ON THE LOOSE installed at the Lakeshore Museum Center, A CITY BUILT ON TIMBER at Heritage Landing, CELEBRATING MUSKEGON at Pere Marquette Park, and the four murals on two Seaway Drive rail bridges comprising the MUSKEGON RAILS Project.

Since its inception, the MCPAI has leveraged the initial philanthropic commitment of $25,000 per installation, totaling thus far $150,000, to a total of $923,046. Of that total, 82 per cent has been private donations, 14 per cent Michigan art and community development funds, and 4 percent local city and county funds.

The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative is a project of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County and anticipates its last four projects being completed over the next two or three years. Details on Project 7, planned for Muskegon Heights, will be announced later this summer.

Press Release-WDM and ONE DROP

A Special Muskegon Downtown Business Improvement District Meeting 7/18/22

NOTICE

CITY OF MUSKEGON
SPECIAL
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT
BOARD MEETING

A special Muskegon Downtown Business Improvement District meeting is scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022 at 4 p.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, Muskegon, MI 49440, in Conference Room 204. The board requires a special meeting to discuss current downtown landscaping and beautification.

Date: July 13, 2022

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 or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

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