News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

Nominating petitions are due for Ward Commission seats on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Nominating petitions are due for Ward Commission seats on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. in the City Clerk’s Office.

The City of Muskegon has 4 Wards.

The boundaries are as follows:

Ward I – Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4
Ward II – Precincts 5, 6, 7
Ward III – Precincts 8, 9, 10
Ward IV – Precincts 11, 12, 13, 14

Candidates must submit a minimum of 50 valid petition signatures from their Ward.

Candidates must have resided in the City of Muskegon as of November 3, 2014.

Candidates must be a qualified and registered voter in the City of Muskegon.

Petitions and Affidavit of Identities are available at the City of Muskegon’s Clerk’s Office, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI

Call the City Clerk at 231-724-6705 with questions.

2014 Outstanding Citizenship Recipients Announced


Date: April 6, 2015
Contact: City Clerk’s Office 231-724-6705

Outstanding Citizenship of the Year

Two citizens have been chosen as recipients of the 2014 Outstanding Citizenship of the Year Award. They are Andy O’Riley and Charlotte Johnson.

Andy O’Riley is described as a promoter, edifying, and trustworthy.

Andy, the self-declared “Mayor of Facebook”, leads by example and many people find his enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating. His humor, usually focused upon his own day-to-day antics, can put a smile on your face even on the worst day.

Andy is known as a long time popular radio personality in West Michigan. He is involved in No More Sidelines and participated in their large fundraiser, “Big Boys Toys of Muskegon.” He has worked with the Jaycees and Old Newsies Goodfellows of Muskegon County. He has volunteered his time at the Sandy Corley Memorial Run by emceeing their concerts and raising awareness/funds for cancer research. He educates others by speaking to them on the struggles of addiction and mental health by sharing his own personal experiences. He entertains the fans at the Muskegon Lumberjacks game as the announcer, has served on the Planning Commission for Roosevelt Park, and most recently he has been appointed as City Councilman.

Andy is a cheerleader for Muskegon. He never shies away from lavishing attention onto other deserving locals. What do his supporters say? “When Andy comes aboard to help with anything, you get all of him.” and “Andy has been able to help us by who he knows, while downplaying what he knows.” He leads by example and many people find his enthusiasm and dedication both inspiring and motivating.

Andy O’Riley’s is deserving of the Outstanding Citizenship Award not only for his continued contributions to the community but also for his heartfelt love of our community.

Charlotte Johnson is described as dedicated, committed, and loving.

Charlotte shows a great deal of love and dedication to the McLaughlin Neighborhood, Muskegon Public Schools, and the City of Muskegon. While many might choose to complain, Charlotte takes a different approach by living as an example as a leader and mentor to the youth.

During Charlotte’s years of employment with Community enCompass, she has served as Neighborhood Connector for neighborhoods; Manager of Sacred Suds Community Center; Coordinator for CATCH Camp (a summer day camp); and developer and founder of an After School Center for Academic Excellence and the Performing Arts.

Charlotte has an eager approach to life that serves her well wherever she works, studies, or plays. She seeks joy and hope in people. She is a quick learner and an incredible listener. Most of all, she has a passion to work with people who are in the midst of struggle to find a solution.

Ms. Johnson is a tireless hard worker who is committed to the Muskegon Community. She sets the bar high and refuses to let challenges and disappointments win. She is a motivator who equips everyone around her with a big-picture vision for transformation and hope. She is solution-oriented and an inspiration to all that surround her.

Charlotte is dedicated to our youth and community. She has and continues to strive to make our community a better place for our children and citizens by being a positive role model to our youth. Her hard work, can-do attitude, and dedication make her an exemplary citizen and a very deserving recipient of the Outstanding Citizenship Award.


City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 4-14-2015


The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, April 14,2015, will not be held due to the lack of business to conduct.



The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 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 Project:

Project Title: H-1697, S-669, W-743—GETTY ST., EVANSTON AVE. TO APPLE AVE.
Items of work include: 10,429 Syd Pavt, Rem, Modified, 17.60 Sta Machine Grading, Modified, 9,740. Syd Aggregate Base, 5 inch, 768 Ft Sewer, CI E, 12 inch, Tr Det B, 9,740 Syd Conc Pavt, Nonreinf, 9 inch, 3,383 Ft Curb & Gutter, Conc. Det F4 (Engineers Estimate $743,389.30) Please be advised that this is a Prevailing Wage Project.

Copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Monday, March 23rd, 2015 in the City Clerk’s office upon the submission of a non-refundable $40.00 fee for each set. 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:

Builders & Traders Exchange, Grand Rapids
City Clerk’s Office, Muskegon City Hall

Attention is called to the fact that the City requires: that the Contractor consider hiring local work force insofar as possible; that not less than the salaries and wages set forth in the Specifications must be paid; that 14% minority and 6.9% female are the goals established for participation in each trade; that 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 that all pertinent regulations must be complied with. No bid may 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 be held in the second floor conference room (Rm. 203) at City Hall at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at which time and place any questions regarding this Project should be presented. Minutes from said Pre-Bid Conference would become an Addendum to the Contract.

By: Ann Cummings, City Clerk


The City will provide necessary appropriate auxiliary aids services, for example, signers for the hearing impaired, audiotapes for the visually impaired, etc., for disabled persons who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four hours’ notice to the City. Contact:
Ann Marie Cummings, City Clerk
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI49440
(231) 724-6705 or TTY/TDD DIAL 7-1-1 to Request a Representative to Dial

Bids: Demolition 1716 Sanford Street

City of Muskegon
Community and Neighborhood Services
Solicitation for Demolition Services

The City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office (CNS) is soliciting bids for the demolition a structure located in the City at 1716 Sanford Street. The project consists of analyzing contents, demolishing the entire house structure, removing the debris to a properly licensed landfill and filling and grading excavation in accordance with contract documents and the City ordinance. In addition, submit notifications to the Department of Environmental Quality and Air Quality Division at least 10 working days prior to demolition activities. Provide proof of legible notifications at time of permit applications.

The demolition of 1716 Sanford is in correlation with the City of Muskegon’s objective of eliminating blight from our neighborhoods and also a component of the City’s aggressive neighborhood redevelopment efforts. This particular project is being financed with funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, with the requirements of Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 61, Subpart M (National Emission Standard of Asbestos); and Rule 942 of Part 55, Air Pollution Control, of the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Act, 1994 PA 451.

Individual bid proposals should be placed inside an envelope, addressed to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office with the title of the demo address and “Demolition” written on the outside of the envelope along with the bidder’s name, address and contact number. All qualified residential contractors are encouraged to submit a bid. This project is subject to Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 which seeks to promote, to the greatest possible extent, employment, training and business opportunities for low/moderate-income residents and small businesses of the area.

The bids are due no later than Tuesday, February 10, 2015, by 2:00 p.m. at the City of Muskegon Clerk’s Office on the first floor at 933 Terrace. All bids must be hand delivered. The City of Muskegon reserves the right to reject any or all bids or to waive any informalities or irregularities in bidding.

Any questions should be directed to Oneata Bailey at Community and Neighborhood Services, at 231-724-6717.

The City of Muskegon is an Equal Opportunity housing provider and employer.

Publish: January 25, 2015