City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
September 10, 2007
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Gawron, Shepherd, Spataro, Wierengo, and Carter.
Ward IV Vacancy
Moved by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Carter, to allow potential
candidates in Ward IV to submit a letter of interest and resume to the City Clerk by
Friday, September 21st at 3:00 p.m. The Clerk will schedule interviews on Monday,
September 24th at 6:00 p.m. and a vote will be taken on September 24th or September 25th.
City Manager, Bryon Mazade, presented the proposed 2008 budget.
Commissioner Carter requested to see the numbers for two additional lifeguards at six hour shifts
for the summer. The figures will be calculated and presented to the board.
A public hearing will be held at the September 11, 2007 City Commission meeting.
County Wastewater Force Main
Bob Kuhn presented the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System - 66 Inch Force
Main Failure Mitigation and MDEQ Expectations.
National League of Cities
Commissioner Shepherd requested an additional $500 from the Public Relations to represent the
City at the National League of Cities in New Orleans on November 13 – November 17, 2007.
Moved by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Wierengo, to authorize an
additional $500 in travel funds to Commissioner Shepherd from the Public Relations
budget if it is approved by the Public Relations Committee.
The Public Relations Committee has developed an “Honorary Ambassador” certificate to
recognize individuals when appropriate.
The Commission approved the title of “Honorary Ambassador”.
Appointment to the Leisure Services Board
Moved by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd, to recommend
appointment of Charles Nash, Muskegon Public School Board Member, to the Leisure
Motion by Commissioner Shepherd, seconded by Commissioner Carter, to adjourn at 8:30
Ann Marie Becker, MMC