City of Muskegon Winter parking ban 2020

MUSKEGON, MI – Parking restrictions have been changed by the Muskegon City Commission for the downtown area to allow residents on street parking options during the winter parking ban that is from December 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021.

The city’s parking ordinance was designed to clear downtown city streets of parked cars on overnights when a significant snowfall required Department of Public Works plows to clean streets for the next morning. Such restrictions were difficult for the growing number of downtown residents, city officials said.

To provide downtown residents an opportunity for overnight street parking, the city’s new 2020-21 winter parking restrictions will be as follows: street parking is allowed in the downtown area all hours except between 12 a.m. (midnight) to 7 a.m., motorists may park on even dates on the side of the street with even addresses and on odd dates on the side of the street with odd addresses. However, where parking is allowed on only one side of the street the parking ban is between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m.

The map of the “downtown area” is included showing the downtown as basically south of Shoreline Drive, west of Spring Street, north of Muskegon Avenue and east of Ninth Street.

“The increasing number of downtown residents and overall downtown activity of business and entertainment has the city needing to change its parking restrictions this winter to allow for overnight parking on the streets,” said Muskegon Public Safety Director Jeff Lewis. “The whole goal here is not for enforcement but to have compliance in order to keep our streets cleared.

City Wide existing parking restrictions also will go into effect December 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021.

Where parking is currently allowed on both sides of the street, on street parking during the day from 7:00 am to 5:00pm will be the odd/even parking. On even calendar days (i.e. November 30th parking would be on side with house numbers ending in even number 2, 4, 6, 8) on odd days such as (December 1st parking would be on odd side with house numbers ending in 1, 3, 5 etc). After 5:00pm you may park on either side of the street until 7:00am the next morning then you must comply with the ordinance.

For more information, contact:
Muskegon Police Department
231-724-6750

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Public Notice – Conflict of Interest 2 12-1-2020

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm via zoom, the City Commission will consider a request to enter into an agreement with Community  EnCompass to develop affordable housing.

Commissioner Ramsey has disclosed he has a conflict of interest with regard to projects and partnerships between the City of Muskegon and Community EnCompass.  As an employee of Community EnCompass, he benefits from funds that are made available by the city to CenC and its programs.

The city benefits from its partnership with CenC by gaining residents who pay property and income taxes and purchase city utilities.  CenC’s work to improve affordable housing options also benefits the city by activating neighborhoods and attracting residents who spend money in the city’s commercial districts.

Those wishing for more information or to comment are encouraged to view the Commission Packet that will be posted on Friday morning at www.shorelinecity.com and the city’s Facebook page. You may also view the meeting on zoom on the City’s Facebook page on December 28, 2020 at 5:30 pm. An opportunity to provide comment will be made available at the meeting.

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Public Notice – Conflict of Interest 12-1-2020

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm via zoom, the City Commission will consider a request to enter into an agreement with Community EnCompass to develop affordable housing.

Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga has disclosed he has a conflict of interest with regard to projects and partnerships between the City of Muskegon and Community EnCompass, involving federal funds.  As the spouse of the executive director of Community EnCompass, he has a conflict of interest under federal law, and he benefits from funds that are made available by the city to Community enCompass and its programs.  Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga has been advised that under state law and city charter, he does not have a conflict of interest.

The city benefits from its partnership with CenC by gaining residents who pay property and income taxes and purchase city utilities. CenC’s work to improve affordable housing options also benefits the city by activating neighborhoods and attracting residents who spend money in the city’s commercial districts.

Those wishing for more information or to comment are encouraged to view the Commission Packet that will be posted on Friday morning at www.shorelinecity.com and the city’s Facebook page. You may also view the meeting on zoom on the City’s Facebook page on December 8, 2020 at 5:30 pm. An opportunity to provide comment will be made available at the meeting.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL: As Needed Forestry Services

The City of Muskegon is seeking proposals from interested firms to provide as-needed tree removal, tree pruning, stump removal, and stump grinding services on city property under its jurisdiction. The period of the contract will be for one (1) year from the date of award, subject to satisfactory performance by the Contractor.

Work shall include furnishing all labor, equipment, and tools required for tree/stump services as locations to be determined.

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.

The City Commission reserves the right to reject any or all bids, waive irregularities in any bid and make award in any manner deemed in the best interests of the City.

RFP – As Needed Forestry Services (2020-11-05)

Invitation for Bids – H 92003 Michigan Ave. and Franklin Street

IMPORTANT NOTE:

To potential bidders of the H92003 Michigan/Franklin Reconstruction project, Due to Covid-19 concerns, the Pre-Bid meeting that was scheduled for Thursday, November 12 will be CANCELLED. Please submit all questions submitted to joel.brookens@shorelinecity.com by NOON on Wednesday, November 18.

 

The full Invitation for Bids and supporting documents are attached bellow.

H92003 Invitation to Bid [PDF]

H92003 Plan Set [PDF]

H92003 Spec Book [PDF]

H92003 Addendum 01 [PDF]

H92003 Soil Borings [PDF]

H92003 BID TAB [PDF]