News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Historic District Commission Special Meeting 10-22-15




There will be a special meeting of the Historic District Commission on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers of City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon MI 49440.

Local Officer’s Compensation Commission 10-1-2015



A meeting of the Local Officer’s Compensation Commission is scheduled for:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

4:00 P.M.

1st Floor Conference Room #103 at Muskegon City Hall

933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440

The purpose of the meeting is for the Local Officer’s Compensation Commission to review and set the salaries for the Mayor and City Commissioners for years 2016 and 2017.

Notice Dated: 9/28/15

C:            City Manager

City Commissioners

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The City of Muskegon will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services to individuals who wish to attend this meeting, upon twenty-four hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Please contact Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440; Telephone (231) 724-6705; TTY/TDD dial 7-1-1, request representative dial (231) 724-6705.

Reconstructing Muskegon Avenue from 9th Street to Spring Street.

construction noticeJuly 6, 2015

RE: Muskegon Avenue Reconstruction

Dear Property Owner:

The City of Muskegon will be reconstructing Muskegon Avenue from 9th Street to Spring Street. Work will consist of full road removal and replacement, new curb and gutter, sidewalk, water main, water services and grass restoration.

In order to complete this project in a timely matter, we will need your help and cooperation. If you have questions regarding any of these items, please contact:

  • City of Muskegon Engineering Department at (231) 724-6707
  • Ken Thompson, Prein & Newhof, (616) 308-8061. Ken works for Prein & Newhof. Consulting Engineers and will be the City’s representative on site during the construction.

For the safety of all residents and construction crews we ask that residents stay out of the construction area during and after work hours and to be aware of construction equipment in the area.

Construction Schedule

The project is scheduled to begin work on Muskegon Avenue on July 11, 2015 however this could be delayed due to weather. Work will generally be conducted between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, with possible work on Saturdays. Work on Muskegon will be completed by November 17.


Muskegon Avenue will be closed during construction but local access will be provided by a temporary gravel access road that will be maintained by the Contractor where needed for access to emergency vehicles. Individual driveways and access will be temporarily interrupted at times, but in all cases will be restored by the end of the work day.

Garbage Pick-up

If your garbage is picked up in an alley, this project will not affect your pick-up, so please continue as normal. If your garbage is picked up at the road then please place your garbage at the side of the road by 4:00 PM the evening before trash pick-up day. In addition, please write your name and address on your garbage bin in a visible location to assist in returning your bin to the proper house.

Terrace Area

It is possible that you or your neighbors may have plantings and/or sprinkling systems near the area where work will be done. The City cannot be responsible for protecting these items, but we hope you will look over the 66-foot right-of-way area at the front of your property. If you find there are valued plants or other items in or near this area which you wish to save, it would be advisable to contact the City to see if they should be relocated prior to the start of the construction work.

Thank you in advance for your efforts and patience as we work together in our continuous efforts to beautify downtown Muskegon.


City of Muskegon

Notice: 2015 Parks & Recreation Master Plan


To:          Public

From:     Hope Mitchell (City of Muskegon Planning Department)

Date:      07/01/2015

Re:         Update to the 2015 Muskegon Parks & Recreation Master Plan


 There are many updates throughout the plan. The formatting will be adjusted on the final product to fit on the pages it needs to and the Table of Contents will be updated to reflect the correct page numbers.

 The zoning map will be inserted into the final product so the most up to date map will be included.

  • The Census information will be updated for the final product. This information comes from the Census bureau.
  • There were some grammar updates.
  • There were updates to the different events, etc. throughout the plan.
  • Any updates that were completed at a park were removed if listed.
  • Any needed updates were added.
  • There are areas that are highlighted as place makers for updated information that staff will be entering.

 The City will be holding a public hearing at the Planning Commission meeting on August 13, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in Commission Chambers of City Hall, 933 Terrace St. First Floor, Muskegon, MI 49440.

 You may submit suggestions or comments in writing to the City of Muskegon, Planning Department, 933 Terrace St. Room 202, Muskegon, MI 49440 or by email from the City’s website: and then select “Planning, Zoning, Economic Development from the “Department” drop box. Please include the page or section you may be referencing from the plan.

2015 Parks-Recreation Master Plan

Planning Commission Cancelled July 16, 2015

The regular meeting of the City of Muskegon’s Planning Commission scheduled for Thursday, July 16, 2015, will not be held due to the lack of business to conduct.