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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.

July 2015 HDC meeting cancellation

The regular meeting of the Historic District Commission scheduled for Tuesday, July 7, 2015, will not be held due to lack of business to conduct.

Housing Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 7-2-2015




The regular meeting of the Housing Board of Appeals scheduled for Thursday, July 2, 2015, will not be held due to the holiday.

eBUS Free Resource Fair June 23, 2015

The Fifth Third Bank eBUS free resource fair Tuesday June 23 from 10 am to 2pm at the Muskegon Farmers Market 242 W Western Ave. Muskegon.


PUBLIC NOTICE: City of Muskegon Proposal Solicitation



HOME Investment Partnership Program

For Program Year 2015 – 2016

The City of Muskegon invites responsible agencies or groups to submit application for HOME Investment Partnership Program activities to be conducted using fiscal year 2015 funds. Affordable housing units shall be developed, sponsored or owned by the Community Housing Development Organization in the City of Muskegon.

An application package will be available for interested organizations beginning June 1, 2015, to be picked up at Muskegon City Hall, the office of Community and Neighborhood Services, 933 Terrace Street, Room 201, Muskegon, MI 49440, or on the City’s website,

Proposals must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Community and Neighborhood Services office and must be submitted for consideration prior to March 31, 2016.

The City’s Community and Neighborhood Services department will provide information and technical assistance to those applicants or groups that are in need of accommodations. For clarification, please call Oneata Bailey, Director of Community and Neighborhood Services, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. at (231) 724-6717.

Publish: May 31, 2015



City of Muskegon

             The City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services department is currently looking for qualified licensed Residential Building contractors for a new construction home located at 1477 Nolan.

This project is being financed with funds from the HOME Investment Partnership Program. All projects are 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 opportunity for low/moderate income residents and small businesses in the area.

The City of Muskegon, as well as the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), requires the selected contractor/developer to take all affirmative steps to assure that minority firms, women businesses and labor surplus area firms are used when possible.

Proposal packets for the project will be available beginning at 12:00 noon on Monday, June 1, 2015 through Thursday, June 11, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Muskegon City Hall, CNS Office 2nd Floor, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI. A mandatory pre-bid meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 11, 2015 on site (1477 Nolan) at 10:00 a.m. No proposal packages will be given out after Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

The completed proposal packets must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Muskegon City Hall. All proposals must be returned on the specification form supplied by the CNS office and must be completely and properly filled out. No electronically delivered proposals will be accepted.


  • Contractor must submit at least 2 references of former customers whose homes were built by the contractor.
  • Copy of current Michigan Builders License.
  • Proof of current Liability Insurance
  • Proof of current Worker’s Compensation Insurance

Bid proposals should be placed inside a sealed envelope, addressed to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office with the title of the project address on the outside of the envelope along with the bidders name. All qualified residential contractors are encouraged to submit a bid.

The City of Muskegon reserves the right to accept and/or reject any, all bids submitted. For more information contact the CNS office at 231-724-6717. The City of Muskegon is an equal opportunity employer and housing provider.

Oneata Bailey, Director, Community and Neighborhood Services

Publish: May 31, 2015