MATS for the 2nd Round of Public Meetings

In July, you spoke, we listened.

On Tuesday, September 24th, we will present potential service improvement scenarios, based on a comprehensive analysis of existing services and feedback received from riders and non-riders through surveys and at the previous round of public meetings, held in July.

Whether you are an existing transit user or simply an interested citizen, we encourage you to attend one of the public outreach sessions to learn about the potential service improvements and share your views on how well each scenario meets the mobility needs of your community.

Public transportation is vital to the future of the Muskegon region. MATS is currently engaged in a Route Study and Comprehensive Operational Analysis that will help set priorities for transit service in the region. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transit network, and highlight opportunities for service improvement and expansion.

Community participation is vital to the success of this effort.

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MATS Bus Routes Press Release

Public Invited to Discuss MATS Bus Routes

Input Requested as Part of Muskegon Area Transit System Route Study

Muskegon Heights, Ml – The Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) will host two Public Meetings to gain input on MATS current bus routes and schedules. The first meeting will be a presentation-style meeting from 6:30-8:30 pm on Monday, July 22, 2019, at the Sturrus Technology Center, 388 W. Clay Avenue (MCC’s Downtown Campus and former Chronicle Building – use Third Street entrance). The second meeting will be Tuesday, July 23, 2019, from 11 am to 1 pm at the Herman Ivory Terminal, 351 Morris Avenue. All community members are invited to share to attend and share input.

Public transportation is vital to the future of the Muskegon region. The Muskegon Area Transit System (MATS) is currently engaged in a Route Study, which will help set priorities for transit service in the region. The aim of the study is to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the existing transit network, and highlight opportunities for service improvement under various financial scenarios. Community participation is vital to the success of this effort.

The two public meetings are being held on July 22 and 23 to discuss ways to improve transit service in the Muskegon region. Whether someone is an existing transit user or simply an interested citizen, everyone who would like to provide comments is encouraged to attend one of the public meeting sessions to learn more about this study and to share their views on improving transit service in the region. Meetings will be facilitated by Foursquare ITP who has been contracted for this project.

MATS currently provides fixed-route public transportation on ten urban and one regional route in Muskegon County, Michigan, Service is available from 6:30 am to 10:40 pm, Monday-Friday, and 9:45 am to 5: 15 pm on Saturday. MATS also operates demand-response services for the elderly and those with disabilities. For more information on MATS, visit

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Request for Proposals 880 First Street Redevelopment Project


The City of Muskegon is seeking developers with experience and capability building and implementing high quality mixed used developments. The City’s objective is to negotiate and enter into an agreement with the selected developer to construct and manage a new commercial/residential development at 880 First Street, a 5 story city owned building adjacent to mixed use market rate developments HighPoint Flats, Heritage Square Townhomes, and Lakeview Lofts. The total development area is negotiable, but can be as large as 40,000 square feet of developable space. The ideal proposal will include multiple commercial bays with ingress/egress to both First and Clay Street, as well as a market rate residential unit proposal for upper floors. Outdoor seating areas and shared greenspace are highly encouraged.

The objective of this RFP is to determine the level of interest and number of qualified available developers for the concept identified above. Responses to this RFP should provide general ideas and strategies for the development of the site including resumes and relevant qualifications for the development team. The City will review qualification packages to select experienced and qualified developers to advance to the final selection process which may include a more detailed proposal leading to the selection of a preferred developer, and the eventual disposition of the development site through sale or lease under mutually beneficial financial terms. The City will look favorably on respondents that possess the capacity and interest to carry their development from concept to implementation, including design/build capability, aesthetically pleasing design concepts, access to capital, and management strategy.

The City of Muskegon has experienced significant growth and development in all sectors, including its traditional downtown corridors. The selected development team will successfully demonstrate how their concept will bring new and valuable offerings to this environment and what benefit their development will bring to the further redevelopment of the Muskegon community. The City will favorably review developments which satisfy the listed Areas of Interest, which are described in detail in the following section.

Depending on the number and quality of responses received, the City reserves the right to request additional information from some or all respondents, or to issue additional requests to advance the review process. This process does not obligate the City of Muskegon or any of its agents, assigns, or employees to select or negotiate with any development team or to accept offers which the City, in its sole judgment, determines not to be in the best interest of the City and its residents. Thank you for your interest in this development opportunity.

All responses are due by August 12th, 2019

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Special City Commission Meeting 06-06-2019


A Special City Commission Meeting is scheduled for

Thursday, June 6, 2019

5:30 p.m.@

Muskegon City Hall

933 Terrace Street

Muskegon, Ml 49440

In the Commission Chambers, Room 107

Budget Meeting


The City of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting with twenty-four (24) hours notice to the City of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the City of Muskegon by writing or calling the following:

Ann Marie Meisch, MMC- City Clerk 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Ml 49440 (231) 724-6705

Posted: May 30, 2019

City of Muskegon Zoning Board of Appeals Cancellation Notice 6-11-2019


The regular meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals scheduled for Tuesday, June, 11,
2019, has been canceled due to lack of business to conduct.

SRF & DWRF Projects Invitation for Bids


City of Muskegon – SRF DWRF Project Packages

The City of Muskegon will receive sealed bids until 2:00 PM local time on Thursday, June 27th, 2019 at the City Clerk’s Office, City Hall, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan.  At which time and place all bids will be publically opened and read aloud for the following items of work to include:

Package #001 – Spring Street Sewer Reroute and Bourdon Street Alley Sewer

SRF Project No. 5675-01

DWRF Project No. 7449-01

City of Muskegon Project No. 91850 & 91851

0.53 miles of HMA roadway reconstruction including sand subbase, aggregate base, roadway surcharging, curb and gutter, sidewalk and ADA ramps, 2,173 lineal feet of sanitary sewer ranging in size from 8-inch to 27-inch, including two (2) bore and jack operations, 12 helical pile installations, flow meter upgrade, and associated appurtenances, and also 1,508 lineal feet of DI water main ranging in size from 6-inch to 16-inch with associated appurtenances for the Spring Street and Yuba Street project.  And also; 365 lineal feet of 8-inch sanitary sewer replacement with associated appurtenances and gravel alley restoration for the Bourdon and Addison Alley project.


Package #002 – 9th Street Area Sanitary Sewer Improvements & Getty Street Force Main Replacement

SRF Project No. 5675-01

DWRF Project No. N/A

City of Muskegon Project No. 91852 & 91853

245 feet of 8-inch sanitary force main, 4,300 feet of sanitary sewer, ranging in size from 8” to 42” (predominantly 18-inch and 8-inch) and associated manholes and laterals, 10,200 square yards of HMA cold milling and 2,250 tons of HMA resurfacing, roadway grading, 1,700 feet of curb and gutter, removal and replacement of drive approaches, traffic control, surface restoration and all related work.


Package #003 – Beidler Sanitary Sewer Replacement

SRF Project No. 5675-01

DWRF Project No. 7449-01

City of Muskegon Project No. 91854

8,000 feet of 8-inch to 12-inch sanitary sewer, 270 feet of 15-inch to 24-inch sanitary sewer, 3,750 feet of 10-inch sanitary force main, 1 sanitary sewer lift station, 1 sanitary sewer grinder station, 2,590 feet of 6 inch and 8-inch water main, 3,285 feet of 1-inch water service replacement, and 4,900 feet of road reconstruction; including all necessary appurtenances and restoration.


Package #004 – Westwood Sanitary Sewer Replacement

SRF Project No. 5675-01

DWRF Project No. 7449-01

City of Muskegon Project No. 91855

2,055 feet of 8-inch to 12-inch sanitary sewer, 1,250 feet of 10-inch to 15-inch storm sewer, 1,635 feet of 8-inch water main, 27 full water service replacements, 1,760 feet of road reconstruction; including all necessary appurtenances and restoration.

Package #004 – EGLE Part 41 Permit
Package #004 – Plans
Package #004 – Specifications
Addendum #001
Addendum #002 – Package #004
Package #004 – Bid Tabs


Package #005 – Jefferson/Strong Sanitary Sewer Replacement

SRF Project No. 5675-01

DWRF Project No. 7449-01

City of Muskegon Project No. 91856

2,800 feet of 8-inch through 12-inch sanitary sewer installation including replacement of sanitary sewer laterals, 20 water service replacements, 1,400 feet of street reconstruction with HMA paving, driveway and sidewalk replacement, and minor storm sewer repair; including all necessary appurtenances and restoration.


Electronic copies of Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after Tuesday, May 28, 2019 from the City of Muskegon website, or by request to the Engineering Department via phone or email; 231.724.6707 or 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:
  • Grand Rapids Builders Exchange
  • Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association
  • Consultant Sites (Prein & Newhoff, Fleis & Vandenbrink, ENG)

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 beginning at 2:00 pm on, Monday, June 10, 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 Contracts.  The approximate agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

  • 2:00 – General SRF/DWRF Project Requirements
  • 2:15 – Beidler Sanitary Sewer Replacement
  • 2:45 – Westwood Sanitary Sewer Replacement
  • 3:10 – Jefferson/Strong Sanitary Sewer Replacement
  • 3:30 – Spring Street Sewer Reroute & Bourdon Street Alley Sewer
  • 4:00 – 9th Street Sewer Reroute & Getty Force Main Replacement


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