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Request for Release of Funds 6/21/2022

CITY OF MUSKEGON
NOTICE OF FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT AND
NOTICE OF INTENT TO REQUEST RELEASE OF FUNDS

Oneata Bailey
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440
231-724-6918

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Muskegon.

REQUEST FOR RELEASE OF FUNDS

On or about June 21, 2022, the City of Muskegon will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Detroit office for the release of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – Community Development Block Grant COVID19 Round 1 and Round 3 Funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 and Title II of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 as amended, to undertake projects known as:

2022 ACTIVITIES

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

Child Care                                  $  25,000.00
Priority Home Repair                 $200,000.00
Residential Façade                    $  70,000.00
Service Delivery                         $  60,000.00
Housing Ramps                         $  35,000.00
Fire Station Bond                      $244,457.00
Parks                                          $    5,859.00
Youth                                          $ 90,000.00
Admin                                        $182,578.00

TOTAL                                        $794,654.00

HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME)

 Community Dev. Housing          $  50,948.00
 Rental Rehabilitation                 $  52,342.00
 Rehab Construction                  $202,395.00
 Admin                                         $  33,965.00

TOTAL                                        $339,650

 

FINDING OF NO SIGNIFICANT IMPACT

The City of Muskegon has determined that the projects will have no significant impact on the human environment. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required.  Additional project information is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file at the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services office at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon and may be requested for copy weekday’s 8:30 A.M to 5:00 P.M. by calling or by letter.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the City of Muskegon Community and Neighborhood Services Office via social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. They can also be submitted on the City’s website at https://www.muskegon-mi.gov/departments/community-and-neighborhood-services/#contact, or by phone, email, or postal mail to:

Oneata Bailey, Director
Community and Neighborhood Services
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon MI 49440

oneata.bailey@shorelinecity.com

231-724-6717

All comments received by June 20, 2022 will be considered by the City of Muskegon prior to authorizing submission of a request for release of funds. Comments should specify which Public Notice they are addressing.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Muskegon certifies to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the City and Franklin Peterson, in his official capacity as City Manager, consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities and allows the City of Muskegon to use Program funds.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the City of Muskegon’s certification for a period of fifteen days following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Muskegon; (b) the City of Muskegon has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recipient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; or (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development –Detroit Field Office, Patrick V. McNamara Federal Building – 477 Michigan Ave., Room 1710, Detroit, MI 48226-2592 or via email at: detroitcpd@hud.gov.  Potential objectors should contact HUD to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Publish:  June 5, 2022

PDF Copy of this document.

Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

5/15/2022
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI, 49440
231-724-6717

On or about May 25, 2022 the City of Muskegon will submit a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of the Healthy Homes Production Grant Program (HHP) is authorized under 501 and Section 502 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1970 (12 U.S.C. §§ 1701z-1 and 1701z-2), and funding is provided by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021(Public Law 116-260, approved December 27, 2020) for the following multi-year program/project Healthy Homes Production Program for the purpose of addressing hazards for low income homeowners throughout Muskegon County. The City of Muskegon is requesting the release of $1.5 million

The proposed hazard control activities to be funded under this/these program(s) is/are categorically excluded from the National Environmental Policy Act requirements, but subject to compliance with some of the environmental laws and authorities listed at § 58.5 of 24 CFR Part 58. In accordance with §58.15, a tiered review process has been structured, whereby some environmental laws and authorities have been reviewed and studied for the intended target area(s) listed above. Other applicable environmental laws and authorities will be complied with, when individual projects are ripe for review. Specifically, the target area(s) has/have been studied and compliance with the following laws and authorities has been achieved in this Tier 1 review:  (i.e., Airport Hazards, Air Quality, Coastal Barriers Resources, Coastal Zone Management, Endangered Species, Explosive and Flammable Hazards, Noise Abatement and Control, Sole Source Aquifers, Wetlands, Environmental Justice, Wild and Scenic Rivers). Site-specific environmental reviews will include compliance with the following environmental laws and authorities for proposed projects funded under the program(s) listed above: (i.e., Flood Insurance, Contaminated and Toxic Substances and Historic Preservation). Should individual aggregate projects exceed the threshold for categorical exclusion detailed at §58.35(a), an Environmental Assessment will be completed and a separate Finding of No Significant Impact and Request for Release of Funds published. Copies of the compliance documentation worksheets are available at the address below.

An Environmental Review Record (ERR) that documents the environmental determinations for this project, and more fully describes the tiered review process cited above, is on file at Muskegon City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 and may be examined or copied weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the ERR to the Community and Neighborhood Services Department of the City of Muskegon. All comments received by May 23, 2022 will be considered by the City of Muskegon prior to authorizing submission of a Request for Release of Funds and Environmental Certification to HUD.

RELEASE OF FUNDS

The City of Muskegon certifies to HUD that Ken Johnson in his official capacity as Mayor of the City of Muskegon consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. HUD’s approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and related laws and authorities, and allows the City of Muskegon to utilize federal funds and implement the Program.

OBJECTIONS TO RELEASE OF FUNDS

HUD will consider objections to its release of funds and the City of Muskegon’s certification for a period of fifteen days following either the anticipated submission date (cited above) or HUD’s actual receipt of the request (whichever is later) only if the objections are on one of the following bases:  (a) that the Certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the City of Muskegon (b) the City of Muskegon has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR Part 58; (c) the City of Muskegon has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part 58 before approval of a release of funds by HUD; (d) another Federal agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written finding that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental quality.  Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedures (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to HUD and sent to the email address as follows:  Karen M. Griego, Office of Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes, Program Environmental Clearance Officer, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development  LeadRegulations@HUD.GOV  Potential objectors may contact HUD directly to verify the actual last day of the objection/comment period.

Ken Johnson, Mayor
City of Muskegon

What Defines Muskegon – Public Art Mural

WHAT DEFINES MUSKEGON?

A Mural by Dr, Hubert Massey to be Installed in Downtown Muskegon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DECEMBER 9, 2021

MUSKEGON, MI –The MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative, a program of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, announces its fifth project, which will be installed on the exterior façade of the Mercy Health Arena, weather permitting, on Friday, December 10, 2021, beginning mid-morning.

This public art commission is a monumentally scaled mural, 65-feet by 12-feet, painted in oils on aluminum composite panels, created by award-winning artist Dr. Hubert Massey of Detroit, Michigan. Planning for this project first began in the fall of 2019. The subject and scope of this mural was determined by a series of efforts in Muskegon to engage various people in the community to assist the artist in understanding What Defines Muskegon.  These efforts were done in collaboration with the Downtown Arts Committee of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Muskegon Heritage Museum, the James Jackson Museum of African America History, and the YEP Program of Community encompass

In 2020 and 2021, the MuskegonCity Public Art initiative conducted four community forums and three feedback sessions with a diverse audience of over 50 community members and artist Dr. Hubert Massey to gather ideas and inspiration for this work. Included in the forums were students, retirees, community leaders, neighborhood advocates, and citizens from all walks of life, ages ranging from 16 to 70+, men and women, and a diversity of ethnic backgrounds mirroring the population of the Muskegon community.

We asked this broad cross-section of our community a series of simple questions about what they thought and what they believed defines their community.  Is it our heterogeneous community? Is it our natural resources? Is it our mighty industrial heritage? Over the last 150 years, what has attracted and sustained the diversity of people who have made this resilient city what it is today? Their answers were thoughtful, heartfelt, and inspiring.

WHAT DEFINES MUSKEGON  is the story of Muskegon as our participants shared it with Dr. Massey, from the presence of the indigenous tribal peoples, to our lumbering boom and the industrial waves of progress that followed, from the impact of the Great Migration on our community in the 1930s and 1940s which helped to fuel Muskegon’s remarkable contribution to the war years, to the transformation of our community into this vibrant and diverse place rich with opportunity, culture, and a natural environment, this place we all call home.

Support for this mural has been provided by the MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative, Howmet Aerospace Foundation, the City of Muskegon, the Community Foundation for Muskegon County, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, Muskegon Rotary Foundation, the Hines Corporation, Nichols, Parmenter Law, the Women’s Division Chamber of Commerce, and over three dozen private individual donors.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Dr. Hubert Massey, a muralist, fresco, and mosaic artist, is a Michigan native hailing from Flint and a graduate of Grand Valley State University.  Dr. Massey, through his instinctive and innate ways is also, at heart and ultimately, a storyteller, seeking out and recreating the stories of community, translating them into his own visual language.

An award-winning Kresge Fine Arts Fellow, Massey’s distinctive fresco murals grace the halls of such visible Michigan destinations as the Flint Institute of the Arts, Detroit Athletic Club, and his alma mater, Grand Valley State University, where he earned an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts in 2012. In 2014 the Detroit Regional Convention Facility Authority commissioned Hubert to create the first large-scale mural completed for the Cobo Center since 1987.

Dr. Massey also studied at the University of London’s Slade Institute of Fine Arts and later learned the centuries-old fresco technique from former assistants of legendary Mexican artist Diego Rivera. Today Hubert is one of the very few fresco artists in America.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Judith Hayner, Project Director
MuskegonCity Public Art Initiative
judyhayner@gmail.com
231-638-0433

INVITATION FOR BIDS – W-91838.1, W-91838.2, W-91838.3 (Water Service Replacements)

W-91838.1 ($100,000.00)

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on

Tuesday, February 5, 2019, 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 items of work to include:

  • Group 1 – Complete water service replacements at various locations within the City of Muskegon.

W-91838.2 ($150,000.00)

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on

Tuesday, February 12, 2019, 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 items of work to include:

  • Group 2 – Complete water service replacements at various locations within the City of Muskegon.

W-91838.3 ($150,000.00)

The City of Muskegon, Michigan will receive sealed bids until 2:00 p.m. local time on

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 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 items of work to include:

  • Group 3 – Complete water service replacements at various locations within the City of Muskegon.

Electronic copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from the City of Muskegon website, or by request to the Engineering Department via phone or email; 231.724.6707 or engineering@shorelinecity.com. Printed copies can be obtained by request from the Engineering Department located at 1350 E. Keating Ave, Muskegon MI, 49442 for a cost of $40.

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:

  • Public Services Building, 1350 E. Keating Ave., Muskegon MI  49442
  • City of Muskegon website: www.shorelinecity.com
  • Grand Rapids Builders Exchange

Attention is called to the fact that the City requires: the Contractor consider hiring local work force insofar as possible, not less than the salaries and wages set forth in the Specifications must be paid, 14% minority and 6.9% female are the goals established for participation in each trade, 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 all pertinent regulations must be complied with. Bids may not 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 Mandatory Pre-Bid Conference will be held in the Conference Room at the City of Muskegon Public Services Building located at 1350 E Keating Avenue at 2:00 pm on, Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at which time and place any questions regarding this Project should be presented.  Minutes from the Pre-Bid Conference will become an Addendum to the Contract.

                                                                                                CITY OF MUSKEGON, MICHIGAN
By:  Ann Meisch, City Clerk

PUBLISH: 1/9/2019        

ADA POLICY

The City will provide necessary appropriate auxiliary aids services, for example, signers for the hearing impaired, audio tapes for the visually impaired, etc., for disabled persons who want to attend the meeting, upon twenty-four hour notice to the City.  Contact:

Ann Meisch, City Clerk
City of Muskegon, City Hall
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440
(231) 724-6705 or TDD (231) 724-6773

W 91838 Project Timeline
ADDENDUM NO.1 – Contract 1, 2 & 3 (PRE-BID MEETING MINUTES 2019-01-23.pdf)
ADDENDUM NO.2 – Contracts 2 & 3 (UPDATED PROGRESS CLAUSE 2019-02-11)
ADDENDUM NO.3 – Contract 3 (UPDATED BID TABULATION 2019-02-11)
W-91838 As-Read Bid Results (2019-02-21)

W 91838.1 Documents
W 91831.1 Bidders Packet
W 91838.1 Contract Document Rev1
W-91838.1 Bid Tabulation

W 91838.2 Documents
W 91838.2 Bidders Packet
W 91838.2 Contract Document Rev1
W-91838.2 Bid Tabulation

W 91838.2 Documents
W 91838.3 Bidders Packet
W 91838.3 Contract Document Rev1
W-91838.3 Bid Tabulation

Special DDA Meeting 3-14-17

CITY OF MUSKEGON
DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY / BROWNFIELD
REDEVELOMENT AUTHORITY
SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE

A meeting of the City’s Downtown Development Authority/Brownfield Redevelopment
Authority will be held on TUESDAY, MARCH 14, 2017 at 2:30 P.M. in the Bryon L.
Mazade Conference Room (#203) in City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon MI 49440.