News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Public Notice – Conflict of Interest

On Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm via zoom, the City Commission will consider a request to enter into an agreement with Community  EnCompass to develop affordable housing.

Commissioner Ramsey has disclosed he has a conflict of interest with regard to projects and partnerships between the City of Muskegon and Community EnCompass.  As an employee of Community EnCompass, he benefits 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.

Those wishing for more information or to comment are encouraged to view the Commission Packet that will be posted on Friday morning at and the city’s Facebook page. You may also view the meeting on zoom on the City’s Facebook page on November 24, 2020 at 5:30 pm. An opportunity to provide comment will be made available at the meeting.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: As Needed Forestry Services

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested firms to provide as-needed tree removal, tree pruning, stump removal, and stump grinding services on city property under its jurisdiction. The period of the contract will be for one (1) year from the date of award, subject to satisfactory performance by the Contractor.

Work shall include furnishing all labor, equipment, and tools required for tree/stump services as locations to be determined.

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.

The City Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive irregularities in any bid and make award in any manner deemed in the best interests of the City.

RFP – As Needed Forestry Services (2020-11-05)

City of Muskegon Downtown Development Authority Cancellation Notice 11-10-2020


The meeting of the City’s Downtown Development Authority scheduled for TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 10 has been CANCELLED due to lack of business to conduct.

Invitation for Bids – H 92003 Michigan Ave. and Franklin Street


To potential bidders of the H92003 Michigan/Franklin Reconstruction project, Due to Covid-19 concerns, the Pre-Bid meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, November 12 will be CANCELLED. Please submit all questions submitted to by NOON on Wednesday, November 18.


The full Invitation for Bids and supporting documents are attached bellow.

H92003 Invitation to Bid [PDF]

H92003 Plan Set [PDF]

H92003 Spec Book [PDF]

H92003 Addendum 01 [PDF]

H92003 Soil Borings [PDF]

H92003 BID TAB [PDF]

Historic District Commission Meeting 11-03-20 CANCELLED

The regular meeting of the Historic District Commission scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020, has been cancelled due to lack of business.

Civil Service Commission Monthly Meeting 11-9-2020

WHAT:       Civil Service Commission

                    Monthly Meeting

WHEN: Monday, November 9th, 2020

                  4:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE:    Webex Virtual Meeting

                   Call: 1-312-535-8110 or


                Meeting number (access code): 132 906 6303

                   Meeting Password: 6Hx8Gm37xxt





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

Request for Qualifications (RFQ) – Mercy Health Arena Signage


The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from qualified signage companies to provide the signage to be installed on the outside brick wall of the Mercy Health Arena facing Western Ave. The sign includes:

  • 32″ diameter internally illuminated sign cabinet, white LEDs, white acrylic faces, and surface applied vinyl 3 colors
  • 24″h MERCY HEALTH Jewelite letters, white acrylic faces, internally illuminated with white LEDs, surface applied vinyl one color
  • 32″h x 2″w, divider bar, white acrylic faces, internally illuminated with white LEDs, surface applied vinyl one color
  • 28″h “A” in Arena letters, Jewelite letters, white acrylic faces, internally illuminated with white LEDs, surface applied vinyl one color
  • On a standard raceway painted to match the building
  • 18″h x 186″ Aluminum backer cabinet, painted one color
  • 10″h surface mounted plate letters “HONORING LC WALKER”, painted one color
  • Mounted to brick exterior. Field measurements required
  • Electrical to the sign location is to be coordinated with the city.

Arena Signage RFP