News about the City of Muskegon, announcements and updates.

RFP – Reese Playfield and Beukema Playfield Playground Improvements

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested companies to propose new playground equipment at two parks within the City of Muskegon, Reese Playfield located at 1345 E Forest Ave and Beukema Playfield located at 1188 Wesley Ave.  The city and community desire to replace the existing playground equipment, surfacing and replace them with new surfaces and equipment per the Public Playground Safety Handbook, Publication #325. The City is open to different options for features, look and design of the play structure. The desired features should be youth specific and not intended for adults. Proposal and plans should consider accessibility in both features and surfacing; Reese Field must be fully ADA compliant and Beukema Field must meet minimum ADA standards. Proposals should also consider the existing use and age groups of the park. Proposals should include enough detailed information about the structures so the City can make an informed decision.

The City will select the proposal determined to best fit the area, intended use and value. Bids should be inclusive of all work including subcontracted items such as concrete and project cleanup. Proposals should NOT exceed $350,000.00 for Reese Playfield and $150,000.00 for Beukema Playfield.

Bidding Contractors will be responsible for the following items of work:

    • Site preparations, grading, base materials
    • Playground Equipment and Installation
    • Playground Surfacing
    • Project finishing including topsoil and seeding of areas disturbed

City of Muskegon will provide the following items of work in advance of or in conjunction with the project:

    • Removal of Existing Equipment

City of Muskegon will host site meetings upon request to answer questions and review the project site.  Requests submitted to Milo Root via email (Milo.Root@shorelinecity.com) prior to June 23 will be accommodated prior to the bid opening.  Requests received after that date will be accommodated pending staff availability.

Subcontractors, if any, shall be approved by the Project Manager prior to acceptance on this contract and shall bound by these specifications.  It is the responsibility and duty of the contractor to verify that the subcontractor meets all conditions.  The contractor shall furnish any subcontractor’s proof of insurance meeting city requirements.

Construction shall be per applicable industry standards, the enclosed drawings/specifications, and any additional details provided via addenda.

Work shall be completed prior to: Undetermined, proposals should state excepted completion date.    

RFP Reese and Beukema

Public Notice – Conflict of Interest 6-7-21

June 7, 2021

Mayor Stephen Gawron
Muskegon City Hall
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon,MI49440

 

Re: Conflict of Interest: Community enCompass

Dear Mayor Gawron:

The City of Muskegon is considering entering into a contract with Bethany Housing Ministries d/b/a Community encompass (“Community enCompass”). As a City Commissioner for the City of Muskegon, the following letter is provided.

As you are aware, I am employed by Community encompass. More specifically, I am the Director of Homeless Services, which focuses solely on providing housing services and financial assistance to individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, which includes eviction prevention services. I oversee 25 full-time and part-time employees and a budget of approximately$ 7.9 million, including the COVID Emergency Rental Assistance program.

It is my understanding that the City of Muskegon is seeking to enter into a contract with Community enCompass to help provide the City with seasonal staffing services. The City needs to hire 30-35 seasonal employees. The City currently has a contract with two temporary employment services, but they have been able to fill only 11 of those vacancies as of June 2, 2021. Community enCompass believes it will be able to fill 10-12 vacancies from its Youth Empowerment Program (YEP). The YEP Youth program provides early work experiences for children in low to moderate income households and provides educational opportunities promoting leadership skills. Approximately 21 high school youth are involved, with an anticipated budget of approximately $100,000.

I receive no direct benefit from the City funding this program. I have no involvement in the YEP Youth Program. The programs I oversee do not receive any monies from the YEP Youth Program. My salary will not change based upon whether the City of Muskegon funds or does not fund the YEP Youth Program.

I do not foresee any indirect benefit from the City funding this program. I have no knowledge as to whether any of the money proposed for this program would go towards general operating expenses of Community encompass. Further, it would be unlikely that anyone participating in one of my programs would also benefit from the YEP Youth Program.

I have had no involvement or discussions, either with City of Muskegon’s staff or Community enCompass’ staff, concerning this matter.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Very truly yours,

Michael Ramsey

C: Ann Meisch
Leo Evans
Frank Peterson

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Notice to the Public Availability of 2021- Annual Action Plan

City of Muskegon

Notice to the Public

 

Availability of 2021- Annual Action Plan

The City of Muskegon has a proposed 2021 Annual Action Plan for review starting June 3rd, 2021– July 2, 2021, defining the following Housing and Urban Development programs: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and Home Investment Partnership (HOME) funds.

 

Comments will be accepted through July 2, 2021.  All comments received during the 30-day comment period will be included in the submission.

 

Public Hearing – Comment Period

There will be a public hearing for citizen comments during the City of Muskegon Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held electronically.

 Public Participation Instructions: Members of the public may view the meeting live on the City of Muskegon Government Facebook page at the link below or Comcast Cable Channel 96. During the public hearing portion of the live meeting, the public may call the number on the screen and provide their full name, address, and comments. If multiple calls are received, you will be in a virtual waiting room until it is your turn to speak. The meeting can be viewed live at these website addresses: https://www.facebook.com/CityofMuskegon/

https://channel96muskegon.com/commissioners-meeting

 

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) 724-6717

                    cnsmail@shorelinecity.com

 

The proposed 2021 Action Plan is available on City of Muskegon’s website at:  http://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/

 

As well as the following locations:          

 

Hackley Library                 Muskegon Housing Commission

Circulation Desk                1080 Terrace St

316 W. Webster Ave          Muskegon, MI 49442

Muskegon, MI 49440

 

Publish:  June 3, 2021

Muskegon Community Needs Survey 2021

The City of Muskegon has been awarded approximately $22 Million in Federal Stimulus funds to make key post-pandemic investments. We need your input to help allocate these funds over the next four years.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MuskegonSurvey2021

City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 6-8-2021

CITY OF MUSKEGON

ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

CANCELLATION NOTICE

The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, June 8, 2021, has been cancelled due to lack of business to conduct.

Request for Proposal (RFP) McCrae Basketball Court

INTRODUCTION TO PROJECT

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested companies to provide site demolition and preparation work within McCrae Park. The city and community desire to improve the existing facility according to the vision included in the attachment. As a first step towards that goal the city is soliciting bids to provide assistance in completing the site demolition and restoration.

  • Bidding Contractors will be responsible for the following items of work:
  • Removal of the existing paved basketball court and hoop structure including footings
  • Install 2 basketball poles and footings per manufacture (poles provided by City)
  • Install 6” thick, 94’ long by 60’ wide concrete pad and relief sawing as specified in plan
  • Site Restoration including topsoil and seed

City of Muskegon will provide the following items of work in advance of or in conjunction with the project:

  • 2 basketball hoop poles
  • Staining and Sealing

City of Muskegon will host site meetings upon request to answer questions and review the project site. Requests submitted to Kevin Parker (kevin.parker@shorelinecity.com) prior to May 21, 2021 will be accommodated prior to the bid opening. Requests received after that date will be accommodated pending staff availability.

Subcontractors, if any, shall be approved by the Project Manager prior to acceptance on this contract and shall bound by these specifications. It is the responsibility and duty of the contractor to verify that the subcontractor meets all conditions. The contractor shall furnish any subcontractor’s proof of insurance meeting city requirements.

Construction shall be per applicable industry standards, the enclosed drawings/specifications, and any additional details provided via addenda.
Work shall be coordinated with any other park uses to minimize impact to their use and shall be completed prior to August 31, 2021.

01 RFP – McCrae Basketball Court
02 RFP – McCrae BB Court Plan Sheets

Seasonal City of Muskegon beach parking passes are now available

MUSKEGON, MI (May 4, 2021) – Now into the month of May, beach weather is just weeks away in the City of Muskegon, and those wanting seasonal beach parking passes have several options to get theirs for 2021.

The $20 seasonal beach passes are now available at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, in the Treasurer’s Office and the Muskegon Police Department’s Records Office along with the city’s Department of Public Works, 1350 E. Keating Avenue.  City of Muskegon residents can receive one free pass per household.

When the beach parking kiosks begin operating on May 15, seasonal passes can be purchased on site. The kiosks’ paper pass can be traded in for a sticker pass at the three city locations noted above and near the beach at Ghezzi’s Market, 2017 Lakeshore Drive in the Lakeside business district and in the Pere Marquette concession stand, the Beach Cove, in the park’s bathhouse.

Paid parking at the beaches is enforced beginning May 15 through September 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, Margaret Drake Elliott and Kruse Parks on Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Park on Muskegon Lake. The 2021 prices for non-residents are $7 daily Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday.

Seasonal passes are $20, and the annual stickers should be affixed to the driver’s side front windshield.

For questions, please call 231-724-6963.

Single Muskegon resident beach parking passes available on-line, at City Hall in May

MUSKEGON, MI (May 4, 2021) — Now that the April 30 deadline for requesting 2 passes per household has passed, City of Muskegon residents are able to receive only one free pass per household to be issued for 2021 beach parking.

Resident parking passes continue to be available at the Police Records Office at city hall and are now also available at the Treasury Department at city hall, 933 Terrace Street.

City of Muskegon households can request a parking pass online at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/parkingpass/ until June 1.  Passes will be delivered by mail with delivery taking up to six weeks.

After June 1, all city residents seeking their one-per-household free pass will have to do so at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street.

The city has already provided more than 12,000 free beach parking passes for 2021. Paid parking at the beaches is enforced beginning May 15 through September 15 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week at Pere Marquette, Lake Michigan, Margaret Drake Elliott and Kruse Parks on Lake Michigan and Harbour Towne Park on Muskegon Lake. The 2021 prices for non-residents are $7 daily Monday-Thursday and $10 Friday-Sunday. Seasonal passes cost $20.

For questions, please call 231-724-6963.