Citizens District Council 7-5-2022

NOTICE OF MEETING

Citizens District Council
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

DATE:           Tuesday, July 5, 2022

TIME:            5:30 P.M.

PLACE:         1st Floor

                     City Commission Chambers Muskegon City Hall

For More Information Please Call: 724-6717

Community and Neighborhood Services

City of Muskegon

Planning Commission Special Meeting 6/29

NOTICE OF MEETING
Planning Commission
Special Meeting
City of Muskegon
933 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49440

DATE: Wednesday June 29th, 2022

TIME: 4 P.M.

PLACE: 1st Floor
Commission Chambers
Muskegon City Hall

For More Information Please Call: 724-6702
Planning Department
City of Muskegon

Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies Scheduled

Local Sports Legends and Student Athletes of the Year Announced

MUSKEGON, Mich., June 13, 2022 – The 35th Annual Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Induction ceremony is an opportunity to honor our local heroes and legends.

This year the Hall welcomes in four new members, another Distinguished Service Award winner and male and female student/athlete recipients of the year.

The 2022 Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame induction class is comprised of Philadelphia Eagles football player Todd Herremans of Ravenna, Muskegon Catholic Central football’s Mike Ribecky, Grand Haven two-sport standout Abby (Cole) Hatch and Oakridge multi-sport star Dr. Calvin Johnson will be enshrined in the local sports

The foursome will be joined by Gene Young Distinguished Award winner Ken Erny, longtime Fruitport Athletic Director and Hall of Fame soccer coach

The 2022 High School Scholar Athlete Award winners are Abbie VanderKooi, Western Michigan Christian (Track) and Ira Jenkins, Whitehall High School (Wrestling).

The event will be held at the Mercy Health Arena (formerly L.C. Walker Arena) on Saturday June 18, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:45pm. The event is open to the public.

In addition to the induction ceremonies, attendees will be provided with heavy hors d’oeuvres – buffet style. Adult beverages will be available for purchase. Tickets are $40 each and can be purchased at:  http://www.mashf.com/HFInduction.htm

“A grand slam class,” MASHF president Mike Mack said. “I am thrilled with this class. It’s amazing that after all these years, we still come up with this type of class. It’s going to be a great night.”

Todd Herremans started 126 of 135 games as an offensive lineman during his 11-year NFL career, all but one season with the Eagles. The 2001 Ravenna High School alumnus even caught two touchdown passes in his NFL career. At Ravenna, he was a four-sport athlete, who earned first-team all-state honors in football. Herremans blossomed as a football player at Saginaw Valley State University, where he earned first-team Associated Press Little All-America honors and Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Lineman of the Year accolades. He was selected by the Eagles in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2005 NFL draft. He retired in 2015.

Mike Ribecky is one of the rare local sports Hall of Famers who possesses credentials as a player and coach. The 1973 Muskegon Catholic Central graduate was a standout two-way lineman with the Crusaders. On a full-ride scholarship at Western Michigan University, Ribecky was a four-year starter at offensive tackle, where as a senior he helped the Broncos finish second in the nation in rushing yards and earned second-team All-Mid-American Conference honors. In his ongoing 44-year coaching tenure as an MCC assistant, Ribecky specializes as defensive coordinator and offensive line coach. “Bunny” has served as right-hand man for three different MASHF coaches and is approaching 400 wins with 12 state titles.

Abby Cole Hatch, a 2013 Grand Haven High School alumna, thrived in volleyball and basketball for the Buccaneers before she went on to become a second-team All-American in volleyball at University of Michigan. Widely considered the best female athlete to come from Grand Haven, the 6-foot-5 Hatch finished runner-up for Michigan’s Miss Volleyball in 2012 and led the Bucs to the state semifinals. She earned Under Armour second-team All-America honors. In basketball, Hatch powered Grand Haven to back-to-back Class A state championships in 2012 and 2013. As a senior, she was selected the Associated Press Class A Player of the Year and finished third in Miss Basketball voting. Hatch also played basketball at U-M.

Dr. Calvin Johnson was a four-sport star at Oakridge and went on to play point guard at Dartmouth despite his smallish stature at 5-foot-10, 150 pounds. The 1977 Oakridge High School alumnus earned Associated Press first-team all-state honors in basketball, he co-captained the Eagles’ football team as quarterback/running back/kicker, and he also excelled in track and cross country. Johnson was a Detroit Free Press honorable mention all-state QB as a senior, and he finished fifth in long jump at the state track meet that school year. He exceeded expectations at Dartmouth, earning accolades in various tournaments while majoring in a rigorous pre-med program.

Ken Erny spent 30 years as a universally respected AD at Fruitport and a Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach, who founded the sport at the school in 1990. In 19 years as the Trojans’ coach, he amassed a 242-133-20 record with several trips to the regional finals. As Fruitport’s AD, Erny oversaw the Trojans’ first three team state championships and a half-dozen individual state titlists. A selfdescribed “workaholic,” Erny was not quite ready to retire but his ALS diagnosis in the summer of 2020 forced him to step down. In October 2020, Fruitport’s soccer field was
dedicated to him, now called Ken Erny Field.

Abby VanderKooi captured four consecutive state championships as a cross country runner for the Warriors from 2018-21. She became only the eighth female cross-country athlete in MHSAA history to win an individual state championship four times. Ira Jenkins dominated on the wrestling mat this past winter, as he finished a perfect 52-0 record in the heavyweight division for the Vikings to win back-to-back individual state championships.

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Civil Service Commission June 13th, 2022

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

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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

Harbor 31 Forum

City of Muskegon co-sponsors community forum on future waterfront development at:

Harbor 31
Lakefront Development
Muskegon Innovation Hub
200 Viridian Dr, May 17 5:30 PM

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