News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Master Plan Workshop

  • 2pm to 7pm
  • June 1 VanDyke Mortgage Convention Center
  • June 2 Allen Avenue Church – 695 Allen


City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 5-10-2022




The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th, 2022, has been cancelled.

Civil Service Meeting 5-9-2022

WHAT:         Civil Service Commission Monthly Meeting

WHEN:         Monday, May 9th, 2022

                    4:00pm – 5:00pm

WHERE:        Muskegon City Hall

Conference Room 204

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, Michigan


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

HOME ARP Public Hearing 5.22

City of Muskegon

Notice of the Public Comments

HOME Investment Partnerships Program – American Rescue Plan (HOME-ARP)

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 appropriated $5 billion to provide housing, services, and shelter to individuals experiencing homeless and other vulnerable populations, to be allocated by formula to jurisdictions that qualified for HOME Investment Partnerships Program allocations in Fiscal Year 2021. The City of Muskegon has worked with a number of service agency partners to create opportunities for vulnerable populations in Muskegon County.

Comments received during the public comment period ending February 10, 2022 were reviewed during our partnership meetings.  Projects under consideration:

Youth Services/Center

Affordable Housing –Rental (Continuum of Care)/Homeownership

Partnership Service Agencies

Public Hearing

The City of Muskegon will be holding a Hearing concerning the projects/activities selected for HOME ARP funding. Comments will be heard at the Muskegon City Commission meeting Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m.

Citizens may submit comments no later than May 10, 2022 on Facebook at, the City website:, mail, phone or by e-mail to:

Community and Neighborhood Services

Oneata Bailey, Director

City Hall / 933 Terrace St

Muskegon, MI 49440

(231) 724-6717

Publish:  May 1, 2022

City Manager Executive Search Firm Services


I. Purpose of Request
The City of Muskegon is requesting proposals from executive search consultants to assist
the City with selecting a new City Manager.

II. General Information
The City of Muskegon is located in West Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. The
population is 38,318; however, the City serves as the county seat, with a population of over
173,000. The City has a commission‐manger form of government with a 7‐member City
Commission. The City has 11 departments and employs 225 full‐time employees.

III. Scope of Services
The City of Muskegon is seeking assistance in hiring a City Manager. It is anticipated that the
respondent will accomplish the follow tasks:
1. Work with the City Commission to develop a candidate profile that will detail the
qualifications, experience, and professional characteristics the City Commissioners are
2. Develop a community profile that includes a description of the position and its
requirements, the organization structure, and the community.
3. Prepare a recruitment brochure that will be used as a part of marketing strategy.
4. Review the current compensation and recommend changes, if necessary.
5. Develop and implement a marketing strategy that includes advertising the position to
generate qualified candidates including, but not limited to, the following methods:
Selected advertising (ICMA Newsletter);
Use of Internet websites (ICMA, etc.) and social media outlets;
Direct solicitation of known, desirable candidates;
Direct e‐mail campaign;
Professional Associations.
6. Receive resumes and conduct initial screening of all resumes, narrowing the field of
candidates to those who closely match the needs/desires of the City Commission.
7. Assist City Commission in selecting final candidates to interview.
8. Conduct background and reference checks on top candidates.
9. Assist in coordinating and scheduling interviews. The respondent will assist during the
interviews, including developing suggested interview questions.

IV. Respondent’s Experience Response Content
1. Title Page – Indicate the proposal subject, name of firm, address, telephone number,
contact person, and date of submittal.
2. Introduction – Introduce your firm and provide a profile, including the size of the
professional staff employed.
3. Information Included in Response –
a. State your qualifications, specifically public sector experience, executive search
capabilities, and provide information regarding searches in cities of similar size.
b. State your understanding of the work to be performed.
c. Describe your proposed strategy to complete the recruitment.
d. Name the principal or project manager in the firm who will have responsibility for
the services provided to the City. Include resumes of all persons who will work on
the recruitment. Identify any sub‐consultant and the work assigned.
e. Provide a list of five (5) clients for whom your firm has worked.
f. Provide a copy of a previous position profile, brochure, etc. your firm has created.
g. Provide a proposed timetable to complete the recruitment along with timelines for
critical activities.
h. Provide a cost proposal for the overall recruitment and selection process. The
proposal should include a fixed fee for the project as well as a description and
delineation of any other reimbursable expenses expected to be submitted, which
are not part of the fee.

V. Special Terms and Conditions
1. The City reserves the right to accept or reject any and all proposals or award in any
manner deemed in the best interest of the City.
2. Selected respondent agrees to furnish a certificate of insurance naming the City of
Muskegon as an additional insured with General Liability of $1,000,000 combined single
limit per occurrence for bodily injury, personal injury, and property damage;
Professional Liability with $1,000,000 combined since limit per occurrence; Automobile
Liability: $1,000,000 combined single limit per accident for bodily injury and property
damage; and Worker’s Compensation and Employers Liability limits of $1,000,000 per
3. Sealed proposal must be received at the City Clerk’s office no later than 2:00 P.M., May
12, 2022. Proposals will not be accepted after this time. Proposals shall be addressed as

Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
Office of the City Clerk
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440


City Manager Executive Search Firm Services [PDF]

Citizens District Council 5-3-2022


Citizens District Council
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

DATE:           Tuesday, May 3, 2022

TIME:            5:30 P.M.

PLACE:         1st Floor

                     City Commission Chambers Muskegon City Hall

For More Information Please Call: 724-6717

Community and Neighborhood Services

City of Muskegon

Lakeside Corridor Improvement Authority/Business Improvement District – 4/20/22 CANCELLED

Corridor Improvement Authority/
Business Improvement District

The Lakeside Corridor Improvement Authority/Business Improvement District Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 9 a.m. at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace, city commission chambers, Muskegon, MI 49440 has been cancelled due to lack of business.

2022 Youth Fishing Derby

Brought to you by the Muskegon Public Safety Department and the
Muskegon Township Police Department

 Fishing Derby Flyer and Registration Form – 2022 

Who, When and Where
Youth ages 8-12 years old are invited to attend the 29th Annual Youth Fishing Derby to be held at Fisherman’s Landing (501 E Western Ave) on Thursday, June 16, 2022 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.

Equipment and Responsible Adult
All youth must have a responsible adult attend with them (no more than 5 youth per adult). Fishing poles will be provided to those who did not participate in a previous derby and do not already have their own equipment. Youth will get to keep the fishing pole. Bait will also be provided to all youth and they must use this bait while fishing.

3:30-4p – Sign In (Prior Registration Required)
4p-5:30p – Youth Fishing
5:30p-6:30p – Food, Trophies by Age Category, Door Prize Drawings

How to Register
To join, please complete the attached Registration/Waiver form by June 9 and turn it in to one of the following:

  • Muskegon Police Department Drop Box
  • Mail to Muskegon Police Department, Attn: Ryan Cummins, 980 Jefferson Street, PO Box 536, Muskegon MI 49443
  • Email it to (the form must include original signatures)

The registration/waiver form must be signed by a parent or legal adult guardian. You will receive a phone call or email confirming your youth’s participation. Once we have reached the maximum number of entries we will not be able to accept any more applications.

Special thanks to our partners, without them these events could not happen:

Pulaski Lodge
Tommy Davis Memorial Fund
Trophy House

2022 Action Plan Public Hearing – Comment Period

City of Muskegon Notice to the Public

Availability of Action Plan
The City of Muskegon has a proposed 2022 Annual Action Plan for review from April 1- 30, 2022 for plan year July 2022-June 2023 funding the following programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME (Home Investment Partnership) funds.  The City of Muskegon has priorities stated in its 2021 -2025 Consolidated Plan.  These priorities are translated into the City’s Annual Action Plan Budgets.

Public Hearing – Comment Period
There will be a public hearing for citizen comments.  Two meetings will be in the Commission Chambers at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon 49440. The first meeting will be Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. during the City Commission Meeting and the second will be held Thursday, April 14, 2022, at 10:00 a.m.

Comments will be accepted through April 30, 2022.  All comments received during the 30 day period will be summarized and included in the Action Plan. Citizens may obtain information and submit comments by Facebook, Website, letter, telephone, or e-mail to:

Community and Neighborhood Services
Oneata Bailey, Director
City Hall / 933 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6918

The proposed 2022-2023 Action Plan list of activities is available on the City of Muskegon’s website at:

As well as the following locations:

City of Muskegon
Clerk’s Office
933 Terrace St.
Muskegon, MI 49440

City of Muskegon
Comm & Neighborhood Svc
933 Terrace St, 2nd Floor
Muskegon, MI 49440

Hackley Library
Circulation Desk
316 W. Webster Ave
Muskegon, MI 49440

Muskegon Housing Commission
1080 Terrace St
Muskegon, MI 49442

Publish:  March 31, 2022

Muskegon Area Medication Disposal Program

Saturday April 30th, 2022 from 10AM to 2PM at the Norton Shores Fire Department, 1100 E. Pontaluna, drop off your unused or expired medications for proper disposal.

MAMDP Medical and Sharps Collection Flyer[PDF]