CITY OF MUSKEGON
CITY COMMISSION MEETING
AUGUST 9, 2016
CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
The Regular Commission Meeting of the City of Muskegon was held at City Hall,
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 12, 2016.
Pastor Matthew Sharpe, Evanston Avenue Baptist Church, opened the meeting
with prayer, after which the Commission and public recited the Pledge of
Allegiance to the Flag.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron, Vice Mayor Eric Hood, Commissioners Debra
Warren, Willie German, Jr., Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, Byron Turnquist, and Ken
Johnson, City Manager Franklin Peterson, City Attorney Will Meyer, and City
Clerk Ann Meisch.
A. Presentation of 2016 Beautification Awards
Mayor Gawron recognized residents for their participation in the Neighborhood
Associations’ Yard Beautification Awards program for 2016.
B. Veteran’s Memorial Park Presentation by Muskegon County
Department of Veteran’s Affairs and Northside Lions
Lupe Alviar addressed the Commission thanking the city for supporting the
improvements at Veteran’s Memorial Park, especially the efforts and assistance
of the City’s engineer, Mohammed Al-Shatel. The City was also presented with a
beautiful framed photograph of Veteran’s Memorial Park.
2016-63 CONSENT AGENDA:
A. Approval of Minutes City Clerk
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the minutes of the July 11, 2016 Worksession
and the July 12, 2016 regular City Commission meetings.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner German,
to approve the Consent Agenda as presented with the exception of Item B.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron,
Hood, and Warren
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2016-64 ITEMS REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA:
B. Approval of Bid Award for 2112 Sampson Community &
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the bids and award the building contract
for the construction for a single family dwelling at 2112 Sampson to Mike Murphy
for the City of Muskegon’s HOME Program through CNS.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To award Mike Murphy the building construction
contract for 2112 Sampson, in the amount of $166,855, for the Community and
Neighbor Services office.
Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga,
to award Mike Murphy the building construction contract for 2112 Sampson, in
the amount of $166,855, for the Community and Neighborhood Services Office.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood,
Warren, and German
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Public Comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission adjourned at 5:54 p.m.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC, City Clerk
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