City Commission Worksession Minutes 06-13-2005

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                     City of Muskegon
               City Commission Work Session
                       June 13, 2005

                      City Commission Chambers
                              City Hall
                              5:30 PM


1.    The Worksession was called to order by Mayor Warmington at 5:33 p.m.

2.    Roll Call. Present were Mayor Warmington, Vice Mayor Larson,
      Commissioners Carter, Davis, Gawron, Shepherd and Spataro.

3.    GVSU Presentation on Invasive Species. Al Steinman passed out information
      and showed a power point presentation. It was asked that this item be put on
      the July Worksession for further discussion.

4.    Presentation from Public Relations Committee. Removed per staff request.

5.    Update on Use of Froebel School – Johnnie Barnes and Yvonne Figures. 60 –
      100 jobs would be created. Ken James gave an overview.

6.    McGraft Park. Bryon Mazade updated Commission on this item.

7.    Televising Commission Meetings. Lee Slaughter gave an overview, and
      discussion was held. Should start on June 14, 2005.

8.    Engineering Services Agreement for City Center Project. Bryon Mazade gave
      an overview of timetable and project.

9.    Rejection of Bids for Demolition of the Muskegon Hotel. Tony Kleibecker
      explained that no funds are available to demolish building. Discussion was
      held. Staff was asked to look into other options and report back to

10.   Contract for Independent Audit Services. Tim Paul explained this item and
      recommended Brickley, DeLong.
11.    Appointment to City Employees Pension Board and Police and Fire
       Retirement Board. It was recommended that Ruth Anderson be appointed to
       both boards.

12.    City Manager’s Evaluation. Bryon Mazade asked that they go into closed

13.    Any other business. Commissioner Davis asked for an update on Nugent
       hearing and asked about PUD process and problems. Commissioner Shepherd
       stated that she cannot attend the July 9th parade, and she also asked that inner
       city not be used. The Mayor suggested core city.

       Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Commissioner Davis to go into
       Closed Session at 7:11 p.m. to discuss collective bargaining and the City
       Manager’s evaluation.
       Vote: 6 Yeas

       Motion by Commissioner Davis, second by Vice Mayor Larson to come out
       of Closed Session at 8:03 p.m.
       Vote: 6 Yeas

       Police Officer’s request will be put on the July Worksession.

14.    Adjournment: The meeting adjourned at 8:07 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Gail A. Kundinger, MMC
City Clerk

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