City Commission Worksession Minutes 01-04-2016

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     CITY OF MUSKEGON
          ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
                      JANUARY 4, 2016
    CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                MINUTES
The City of Muskegon Organizational Meeting was held at City Hall, 933 Terrace
Street, Muskegon, Michigan at 5:30 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2016.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron, Commissioners Eric Hood, Willie German, Jr.,
Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, Byron Turnquist, Ken Johnson, and Debra Warren, City
Manager Franklin Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and City Clerk Ann Marie
Meisch.
2016-01
   A. Oath of Office Ceremony Muskegon County Board of Commissioners
      Chairman, Terry Sabo, issued the oath of office to Commissioner Eric
      Hood, Commissioner Willie German, Jr., Commissioner Debra Warren, and
      Commissioner Byron Turnquist.
   B. Election of Vice-Mayor
      Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner
      Johnson to appoint Eric Hood as Vice Mayor.
      ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Warren, German,
                 and Rinsema-Sybenga
      MOTION PASSES
   C. Setting Commission Meetings:    5:30 p.m. – 2nd and 4th Tuesdays each
      month.
      Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Vice Mayor Hood to set the
      City Commission Meetings for 5:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each
      month.
      ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-
                 Sybenga, and Turnquist
      MOTION PASSES
   D. Setting Worksession Meetings:   5:30 p.m. – Mondays preceding the 2nd
      Tuesday each month.




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   Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner
   German to set the Worksession Meetings for 5:30 p.m. the Mondays
   preceding the 2nd Tuesday of each month.
   ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga,
              Turnquist, and Johnson
   MOTION PASSES
E. Appointment of City Manager: Franklin J. Peterson.
   Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Rinsema-
   Sybenga to appoint Franklin J. Peterson as City Manager.
   ROLL VOTE: Ayes:     Warren, German,          Rinsema-Sybenga,     Turnquist,
              Johnson, Gawron, and Hood
   MOTION PASSES
F. Appointment of City Clerk: Ann Marie Meisch.
   Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner German to
   appoint Ann Marie Meisch as City Clerk.
   ROLL VOTE: Ayes:    German, Rinsema-Sybenga,          Turnquist,   Johnson,
              Gawron, Hood, and Warren
   MOTION PASSES
G. Appointment of City Treasurer: Kenneth Grant.
   Motion by Vice Mayor Hood, second by Commissioner Johnson to appoint
   Kenneth Grant as City Treasurer.
   ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood,
              Warren, and German
   MOTION PASSES
H. Appointment of City Auditor: Derrick Smith.
   Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner German to
   appoint Derrick Smith as City Auditor.
   ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Warren, German,
              and Rinsema-Sybenga
   MOTION PASSES
I. Appointment of City Assessor and Deputy Assessor:
         County Equalization Director Donna VanderVries
         Deputy Director Dan VanderKooi
   Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Vice Mayor Hood
   to appoint Donna VanderVries and Dan VanderKooi as City Assessor and
   Deputy Assessor.

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     ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Johnson, Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-
                Sybenga, and Turnquist
     MOTION PASSES
  J. Designation of City Fund Depositories:
          Fifth Third Bank (Main Depository)
          Huntington Bank
          Comerica Bank
          PNC Bank
     Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-
     Sybenga to designate the City Fund Depositories: Fifth Third Bank (Main
     Depository), Huntington Bank, Comerica Bank, and PNC Bank.
     ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga,
                Turnquist, and Johnson
     MOTION PASSES
  K. Designation of Firm to Act as Legal Counsel: Parmenter-O’Toole.
     Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner German to
     designate Parmenter-O’Toole to act as legal counsel.
     ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist,
                Johnson, and Gawron
     MOTION PASSES
2016-02    NEW BUSINESS
  A. NEW BUSINESS
     Introduction of Dave Alexander, recently named as Downtown Muskegon
     Now’s new Executive Director.
Meeting Adjourned at 5:48 p.m.
                                          Respectfully submitted,


                                          Ann Marie Meisch, MMC
                                          City Clerk




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