City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
June 13, 2016
Smith Ryerson Park
Present: Commissioners German, Hood, Gawron, Johnson, Turnquist, Rinsema-Sybenga, and
The proposed 2016/2017 budget was reviewed department by department. Commissioners asked
for clarification on some items and explanations were given. A public hearing on the budget will
be held on June 14, 2016.
The City Manager presented several revenue sources the city could implement. The possibilities
Rental space at City Hall
Providing additional services to other agencies for a fee
Creating a Public Safety Authority, Parks Authority, or Building Authority
Parking fees at Pere Marquette Park and/or Kruse Park for non-residents
Development of a temporary food and retail event at Pere Marquette Park
Registration of vacation rentals with fees dedicated to Pere Marquette Park
Increase fees in 2017 for Farmers Market
Allowing the sale of alcohol in support of Farmers Market projects
Selling naming rights at the LC Walker Arena
Consider changing the way certain services are paid for
Consider increasing the income tax and reducing the property tax
Consider a special assessment for street lighting
Reorganization of workforce
Consider updating and readopting fiscal policies as ordinances vs. resolutions
Sewer rate increase
Additional discussion took place about a potential streetlight assessment.
The Commission will take the suggestions into consideration for discussion at a future meeting.
Motion by Hood, seconded by Johnson to adjourn the meeting.
Ann Marie Meisch, MMC