City Commission Worksession Minutes 12-09-2019

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                                    CITY OF MUSKEGON
                             CITY COMMISSION WORKSESSION
                                 Monday, December 9, 2019
                                         5:30 p.m.
                                 City Commission Chambers


Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron and Commissioners Turnquist, Warren, Johnson, German,
and Rinsema-Sybenga.

Absent: Vice Mayor Eric Hood.

State Representative Terry Sabo and Senator Jon Bumstead Presentation to
Commissioner Turnquist and Commissioner Warren

Both Representative Sabo and Senator Bumstead presented Commissioners Turnquist and
Warren a letter of thanks for their years of service on the City Commission.

Audit Presentation by Eric VanDop - Transmittal of June 30, 2019 Comprehensive Annual
Financial Report
Eric VanDop of Brickley Delong presented to 2019 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Mr.
VanDop did provide an overview of the report.

The CAFR includes the annual independent auditor’s report as required by state law. At this
time the CAFR is being formally transmitted to the City Commission. The CAFR has been
prepared in accordance with all current Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
pronouncements and also includes the single audit of federal grants received by the City.

Mr. VanDop thanked the Finance Department, Treasurer, and City Commission for a job well

Arena Restrooms - Phase 2
The construction of the two new restrooms along the concourse is now complete. Platinum
provided the lowest qualified bid for that work earlier this fall. They completed the work on-time
and on-budget. In the time since the onset of the original restroom construction project, it has
become clear that a number of major repairs/improvements are needed in the other existing
restrooms (much of the plumbing is original to the building). Additionally, we remain under code
requirements for female toilets. The timing for those repairs is very good from a project
sequencing standpoint, as we still have the Western Ave. restrooms in place (demolition will
occur starting in March) and Platinum is still on site finishing their punch list. Staff asked
Platinum to extend their pricing from the first phase to the second phase. Staff is satisfied that
they have done so, and expects that the best value for the project will come from awarding the
renovation of the second phase of restroom work to Platinum as well. The price is slightly higher
because additional work will be required in the locker rooms below the restroom - but will result
in much-needed improvements to locker room lighting and aesthetics, and will make future
restroom renovations easier because plumbing will be more accessible.

Amount requested is $281,000.

This item will be considered by the City Commission at its December 10, 2019 meeting.

LC Walker Arena Naming Rights
As part of the current lease with the Muskegon Lumberjacks, both parties agreed to actively sell
sponsorships that would mutually benefit the City and the team. WC Hockey has facilitated the
development of the sponsorship agreement between the City, Mercy Health, and WC Hockey.
The gross revenue associated with the sponsorship is $1.6 million, to be paid over the next 8.5
years. The Mercy Health name will remain on the arena for 15 years.

City Manager Frank Peterson gave an overview and answered questions of the Commission.

Gary Allore of Mercy Health made a presentation.

Commissioner German left at 8:17 pm.

The Worksession meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.

                                            Respectfully Submitted,

                                            Ann Marie Meisch, MMC – City Clerk

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