City Commission Worksession Minutes 06-10-2016

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                                       City of Muskegon
                               Special City Commission Meeting
                                         June 10, 2016
                                      Central Fire Station
                                           12:30 PM

                                          MINUTES
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Present: Commissioners German (left at 3:45 p.m.), Hood, Gawron, Johnson, Turnquist,
Rinsema-Sybenga, and Warren.
Absent: None.

Action Plan
Lew Bender facilitated the meeting. Commissioners discussed certain items in the action plan
adopted earlier this year. Items included in the discussion is as follows:

Potential Revenue Sources:

   1. Rental space at City Hall. Must be a company that fits well in City Hall with similar
      hours as the city. Space must be consolidated to create more space to rent.

   2. Provide services to other agencies. Consideration of a metro authority or fire authority is
      a possibility.

   3. Raise revenues through taxes and maintain/provide serves.

   4. Pension millage for police and fire.

   5. Vacation rentals of $500 for cleaning of the beach. 100% of the funds would go back
      into the parks.

   6. Raise the fee at the Farmers Market.

   7. Selling naming rights at the LC Walker Arena

   8. Add recycling depot centers, keep it at 3 mils, and add the deficit of the cost of trash
      pick-up to water bill.

   9. Special Assessment – streetlighting.

   10. Bond Sale for $5 million

City Manager Frank Peterson, provided more detailed information on his vision of the proposed
revenue streams. Commissioners asked questions and voiced their opinion. Some of the proposed
ideas to raise revenue will be brought to future Commission Meetings to be considered by
Commissioners.
Adjournment.
Adjourned at 4:20 p.m.



                         ____________________________
                          Ann Marie Meisch, MMC
                                  City Clerk

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