City Commission Worksession Minutes 09-11-2017

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                               CITY OF MUSKEGON
                         CITY COMMISSION WORKSESSION

                            Monday, September 11, 2017
                                      5:30 p.m.
                             City Commission Chambers
                       933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440


Present:     Gawron, Hood, Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Johnson, and
Absent:      None

Muskegon Lake Area of Concern – WMSRDC Presentation
Kathy Evans, West Michigan Regional Shoreline Development Committee, (WMSRDC)
gave a comprehensive presentation to the Commission. The presentation included an
update on the progress being made to delist the Muskegon Lake Area of Concern. In
addition, an overview of the progress already made to clean up and restore water
quality and natural resources as well as large scale contaminated sediment cleanups
that will be taking place and a habitat restoration project at Veteran’s Memorial Park.
Remediation, Restoration, and Revitalization of Muskegon Lake.

Business Improvement District – Renewal Presentation – Downtown Muskegon
Dave Alexander, Executive Director of Downtown Muskegon Now, presented
information regarding the request for renewal of the Business Improvement District.
Recommendations were made for increasing the length of the Assessment and
expanding the boundaries of the District, as well as several others. Services that have
been in place and will continue, with renewal, were also highlighted.
Muskegon County Youth, Family and Community Millage Presentation
Zachary Anderson, representing the Countywide Youth, Family and Community Millage
Committee presented information about the Countywide Millage. The attempt at this
millage stems from systemic issues facing Muskegon County youth and gaps in
services that can be addressed if the millage passes.

Televising Commission Meetings
The current contract with DSE TV will expire at the end of this year. There was some
discussion regarding the future of televised commission meetings and the possibility of
opening up the project for proposals/bids.

Moved by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner Warren, to
go into closed session for the purpose of discussion of labor negotiations.

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     ROLL VOTE:       Ayes: Warren, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Johnson,
                      Gawron, and Hood

                      Nays: None

Moved by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga to
return to open session.

     ROLL VOTE:       Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Johnson, Gawron,
                      Hood, and Warren

                      Nays: None

ADJOURNMENT: The Worksession meeting adjourned at 10:28 p.m.

                                           Respectfully Submitted,

                                           Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk

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