News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Bid: Demolition and Site Clearance

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 PM on Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the City Clerk’s office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 at which time and place all bids will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following demolition and site clearance projects: All structures located at: 2065 Dowd (this includes the tree house), 944 Williams, 1968 Smith, 1304 Emerson, 340 W Southern, 1592 5th, 330 Washington, 1363 7th, 1524 Hoyt & 1761 S Getty.

Copies of the contract documents and asbestos reports may be obtained at the Planning Department at City Hall on the second floor room #202 or on the City’s website www.muskegon-mi.gov under “Quick Links”.

The project consists of removing all asbestos and/or hazardous materials (provide test reports, proof of removal/disposal to the City), demolishing all structures on the site(s), removing the debris to a licensed landfill and filling excavations in accordance with contract documents and city ordinance. This is to include the removal of any shrubbery/bushes/fencing on the property. Bids are not to include the cut and cap of DTE Gas or Consumers Energy. We are also requiring “No Grow Grass” for these properties as opposed to hydro seeding. Please refer to the City’s website to view the ad and additional requirements/information that is not in the ad.

Bid proposals should be placed inside a 9” x 12“ or 10” x 13” envelope addressed to the City of Muskegon with the title “Demolition Bid” and the address of each site on the outside of the envelope. Bidder’s name, address and phone number must be clearly marked on the outside of the envelope.

Hiring goals and percentages are set forth in the Contract Documents. No bid may be withdrawn within 60 days after the bid opening. All work is to commence within 7 days of the Notice to Proceed and be completed within 45 days of the issuance of that same notice.

The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in the bidding.

City of Muskegon, MICHIGAN

Ann Meisch, City Clerk

Publish Wednesday July 22, 2016.

Zoning Board of Appeals August 9 Cancelled

The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, August 9, 2016, has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.

Vote for the Community Excellence Award

The City is in the race for the Community Excellence Award through the Michigan Municipal League for the Watch Muskegon campaign. You may vote once every 24 hours. Help us to achieve the highest number of votes and share with others and be sure to vote each day!

Click Here to Vote (opens an external site).

Storm Debris Notice

West side residents have until the end of the day next Wednesday (6/22/2016) to place any and all storm debris on the terraces (area between sidewalk and street) for city crews to pick up starting Thursday June 23.

Nominations Being Accepted for Residential & Business Beautification Awards

flowersDate:  June 8, 2016

Contact:  Ann Marie Meisch, 231-724-6705

PRESS RELEASE

Nominations Being Accepted for

Residential & Business Beautification Awards

The City of Muskegon in conjunction with the Neighborhood Associations is now accepting nominations for Landscape Beautification awards through July 1, 2016.

Criteria:

  • All entries must be original work (no professional landscapers)
  • Overall landscape plan of yard and garden must utilize use of color
  • Fits the architecture of the house
  • Originality
  • Lawn Upkeep
  • Landscaping of area & garden
  • Overall beauty of entire property – including front, back, & side yards

Awards will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Most Unique, & Honorable Mention.  Forms to nominate can be found on the City’s website at:  https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/cresources/Residential.pdf

This year also marks the second year of Business Beautification Awards.  Residents, businesses, and organizations are invited to submit nominations.  Criteria follows the same format but judging will take place on the exterior appearance of the building as well recognizing many businesses may not have spaces to landscape.  Forms to nominate a business can be found at:  https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/cresources/Business.pdf

“Nominating a home and/or business is a great way to recognize a homeowner/business who puts the time and effort to beautify their property,” stated City Manager, Frank Peterson.

Nominate someone today!

Laketon between Nevada & Lakeshore Under Construction Starting June 6th

Road Work ConstructionLaketon Ave. between Nevada & Lakeshore drive will be under construction starting Monday, June 6th .  The construction will take place in two phases; the first phase is completing the northerly half, during which west bound traffic (downtown to beach) will be detoured using Division-Southern-Lakeshore Dr. this phase is expected to be completed by the end of July.  The second phase  (south half) will begin later in July with east bound traffic (beach to downtown) detoured via Addison/McGraft Park to Hackley to Henry.  The project is expected to be completed by mid-September.  Beach traffic is encourage to use Sherman Blvd during this construction.

Zoning Board of Appeals June14, 2016, has been cancelled

CITY OF MUSKEGON – ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS
CANCELLATION NOTICE

The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, June14,
2016, has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.

Invitation to Bid Siding and Lumber Supplier

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF MUSKEGON
COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
INVITATION TO BID
SIDING AND LUMBER SUPPLIERS
VINYL SIDING PROGRAM

            The City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Department is accepting proposals from material suppliers for its 2016-2017 Vinyl Siding Program.  Bids are requested from siding and lumber suppliers to provide program materials beginning July 1, 2016, and ending when monies for this fiscal year are depleted.   The siding contractors will be retained by the City under separate contract.  Bid packages may be picked up at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, 2nd Floor, room 201, Community & Neighborhood Services Department, starting Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon.  Bid packages will not be available after Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  Bid proposals should be placed inside a large sealed envelope, addressed to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Department with the title “Vinyl Siding Supplier” written on the outside of the envelope along with the bidder’s name, address and phone number.   Sealed bids will be received in the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Muskegon, Michigan until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted.

This program is funded with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Carrie Kotchka
Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon

Vinyl Siding Program Invitation to Bid

PUBLIC NOTICE
CITY OF MUSKEGON
COMMUNITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
VINYL SIDING PROGRAM
INVITATION TO BID
VINYL SIDING INSTALLERS

 The City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Department is accepting proposals from licensed contractors for installation of vinyl siding in its 2016-2017 Vinyl Siding Program. Bids are requested from licensed contractors to install vinyl siding on residential homes beginning July 1, 2016 and ending when monies for the fiscal year are depleted. Material will be supplied under separate contract.  Bid packages may be picked up at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, 2nd Floor, Room 201, Community and Neighborhood Services Department starting Monday, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 noon.  Bid packages will not be available after Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  Bid proposals should be placed inside a large sealed envelope, addressed to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Department, with the title “Vinyl Siding Installer” written on the outside of the envelope along with the bidder’s name, address and phone number.  Sealed bids will be received in the Clerk’s Office, City Hall, Muskegon, Michigan until 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2016.  Faxed or emailed bids will not be accepted.

 You must also include the following in your sealed bid:

  • Contractor must submit at least 3 references of former customers whose homes were sided by the contractor
  • Copy of current Michigan Builders License
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Proof of Worker’s Compensation Insurance
  • Copy of EPA Licenses
  • Copy of EPA Certification

This program is funded with Community Development Block Grant funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Carrie Kotchka
Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon