News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.



Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and
Downtown Development Authority Board

The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority-Downtown Development Authority Board meeting scheduled for Tuesday Sept. 14, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, city commission chambers, Muskegon, MI 49440 has been cancelled.



Availability of 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Report(CAPER)

The City of Muskegon is announcing the availability of the 2020 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER). The CAPER details the City’s progress at meeting its strategic goals and objectives as outlined in the City’s Annual Action Plan year 2020 activities for CDBG & HOME programs. Anyone that would like to review the CAPER, can come to the City of Muskegon Clerk’s Office, the Community and Neighborhood Services Office (both located at 933 Terrace) the Hackley Public Library Reference Desk (316 W. Webster), and the Muskegon Housing Commission (1080 Terrace). The CAPER will also be available on the City’s website on September 5, 2021 at

This Notice is hereby informing the public of the availability of the CAPER from September 5- 25, 2021. A Public Hearing will be held at the City Commission Meeting on September 14, 2021. Notice will be posted at City Hall 10 days prior to the hearing.

The City of Muskegon will not submit the CAPER to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development until September 27, 2021.  Any citizen wishing to contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development directly may do so by using to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Detroit, Michigan. For more information concerning the Public Hearing and/or the CAPER, contact Oneata Bailey, Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, at 231-724-6717 or E-mail

Publish:  September 5, 2021

Muskegon Community Needs Survey 2021


The City of Muskegon has been awarded approximately $22 Million in Federal Stimulus funds to make key post-pandemic investments. Below are the results of the community input that was gathered from the Community Needs survey.


Entire City:



Campbell Field:

East Muskegon:


Jackson Hill:



Marsh Field:





Sheldon Park:




Public Notice – Conflict of Interest 8-13-21

August 13, 2021

Mayor Stephen Gawron
Muskegon City Hall
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

Re: Conflict of Interest: Community enCompass

Dear Mayor Gawron:

The City of Muskegon is considering entering into a contract with Bethany Housing Ministries d/b/a Community enCompass (“Community enCompass”). As a City Commissioner for the City of Muskegon, the following letter is provided.

As you are aware, I am employed by Community enCompass. More specifically, I am the Director of Homeless Services, which focuses solely on providing housing services and financial assistance to individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, which includes eviction prevention services. I oversee 25 full-time and part-time employees and a budget of approximately $7.9 million, including the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program.

It is my understanding that the City of Muskegon sought proposals:

  1. to provide child care services and financial assistance for children of low-income households; and
  2. to provide youth with work and educational experiences between June of2021 and May of 2022.

Community enCompass submitted a proposal for its Youth Empowerment Project (“YEP Youth Program”). The YEP Youth program provides early work experiences for children in low to moderate income households and provides educational opportunities promoting leadership skills. Approximately 21 high school youth are involved, with an anticipated budget of approximately $100,000, which include the $20,000 from the City of Muskegon CDBG funds presently under consideration.

I receive no direct benefit from the City funding this program. I have no involvement in the YEP Youth Program. The programs I oversee do not receive any monies from the YEP Youth Program. My salary will not change based upon whether the City of Muskegon funds or does not fund the YEP Youth Program.

I do not foresee any indirect benefit from the City funding this program. I have no knowledge as to whether any of the money proposed for this program would go towards general operating expenses of Community enCornpass. Further, it would be unlikely that anyone participating in one of my programs would also benefit from the YEP Youth Program.

I have had no involvement or discussions with the city of Muskegon’s staff or Community enCompass’ staff, concerning this matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Very truly yours,

Michael Ramsey

Ward III Commissioner

C: Ann Meisch
Oneata Bailey
Frank Peterson


Request For Qualifications For Developers To Carry Out Scattered-Site Single-Family Construction Activities


The City of Muskegon(“City”) invites qualified for-profit and/or nonprofit developers (“Developers”) with extensive experience in single-family real estate construction to submit their qualifications for the City’s Scattered-Site Housing Construction Program (“Program”). The City has allocated American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds totaling $5,000,000 to address the need for new housing in our community. The City will utilize these funds to help finance developers to construct market-rate single-family housing throughout our city on a 1 to 1 basis, providing 50% of the construction costs to the developer. 50% of the properties must be sold to homeowners earning less than 125% of the Area Median Income (AMI), as calculated for Muskegon County by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority effective April 1, 2021. Each Developer selected will be required to enter into a Development Agreement with the City. A sample agreement is included as Attachment A as background information; the final form may differ. The City is requesting potential Developers to provide the following services:

  • Acquisition of vacant residential lots
  • Surveying and grading of building sites
  • Construction of new residential buildings
  • Asset management of sites during the development period
  • Sales of constructed homes to eligible households
  • Other eligible activity, as approved by the City

Respondents should transmit their submissions in hard copy only by U.S. Mail, express delivery or hand delivery to the following address by 3:00 PM August 31, 2021:

933 Terrace Street
City Clerk’s Office
Muskegon, MI 49440

The number of Developers selected to participate in the program will be based upon available funding, capacity and qualifications of Developers, and volume of available properties.

Respondents will be notified of the City’s action on proposals within approximately 10 days of the submission deadline.

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Wood Street Resurfacing – Apple to Marquette

Project: H92102 Wood Street; Apple to Marquette

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan, at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following items of work to include:

0.75 miles of milling and resurfacing, including manhole and valve box adjustment, and sidewalk upgrades alone Wood Street, located in the City of Muskegon, Muskegon County.

Electronic copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Friday, July 30, 2021 from the City of Muskegon website, or by request to the Engineering Department via phone or email; 231.724.6707 or Printed copies can be obtained by request from the Engineering Department located at 1350 E. Keating Ave, Muskegon MI, 49442 for a cost of $40.

An amount equal to five percent (5%) of the Bid must be submitted with each Bid Proposal in one of three forms acceptable to the City of Muskegon.

Contract documents may be examined at the following locations:

  • Public Services Building, 1350 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon MI  49442
  • City of Muskegon website:
  • Grand Rapids Builders Exchange

Attention is called to the fact that the City requires: the Contractor consider hiring local work force insofar as possible, not less than the salaries and wages set forth in the Specifications must be paid, 14% minority and 6.9% female are the goals established for participation in each trade, the Contractor must ensure employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against based upon their race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicapped condition nor veteran background, and all pertinent regulations must be complied with. Bids may not be withdrawn within sixty (60) days after bid opening. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding.

A Pre-Bid Conference will NOT be held. All questions should be directed to Joel Brookens (phone: 231-724-6900; email: NO QUESTIONS regarding this project will be entertained by the City after 12:00 pm on Friday, August 13, 2021.


01 H92102 Wood St Specs [PDF]

02 H92102 Wood St Plan Set [PDF]



By:  Ann Meisch, City Clerk
PUBLISH: 07/30/2021

The City will provide necessary appropriate auxiliary aids services, for example, signers for the hearing impaired, audio tapes for the visually impaired, etc., for disabled persons who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four hour notice to the City.  Contact:
Ann Meisch, City Clerk
City of Muskegon, City Hall
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI  49440
(231) 724-6705 or TDD (231) 724-6773