City Commission Worksession Minutes 02-07-2005

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                                  City of Muskegon
                            City Commission Worksession
                                  February 7, 2005
                             City Commission Chambers
                                       5:30 PM


The City Commission Worksession was called to order at 5:30 p.m. by Mayor

Present: Mayor Stephen Warmington, Vice Mayor Bill Larson, Commissioner Lawrence
Spataro, Chris Carter, Kevin Davis, Stephen Gawron, and Clara Shepherd.

   1.     Irish Music Festival.
          Chris Zahrt, 2184 Estes, representative for the Irish Music Festival requested
          that Baileys Irish Cream be served at the Michigan Irish Music Festival in
          September 2005.
          Commission agreed with the request. This will go before the Leisure Services

   2.     Request from Brenda Moore.
          Bryon Mazade explained the request and the Commission discussed this item.

          Motion by Commissioner Spataro, second by Commissioner Davis to
          recommend adoption by the City Commission to waive $1,500 of the fees
          owed for the move of the building at 607 W. Clay.
          ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Davis, Gawron, Larson, Shepherd, Spataro,
                          Warmington, and Carter
                          Nays: None

   3.     Engineering Update – Former Mall Property Redevelopment.
          MoHammed Al-Shatel introduced a representative from Fleis & Vandenbrink
          Engineering, Inc. who gave an update.

   4.     Farmer’s Market Relocation.
          Bryon Mazade gave an overview. Discussion was held and comments were
          heard from the public.

   5.     Amendment to Special Event Policy.
          Item was explained by Lee Slaughter. This request will be put on the
          February 8th City Commission Meeting.
6.    Any other business.
      Bryon Mazade gave an explanation of the Grant Agreement with the State of
      Michigan for voting equipment. This request will be put on the February 8th
      City Commission Meeting.

      Vice Mayor Larson asked about the marina and boat ramp fees. Bryon
      Mazade will check into this and bring information back to the Commission.

      Commissioner Davis asked about returning to inspection of houses that are for
      sale including land contract.

      Fire Department personnel passed out a letter to the Commissioners and asked
      that no decision be made at this time reference the Fire Department taking
      over inspections of homes.

      MoHammed Al-Shatel explained the LED Traffic Signals item which is on
      the February 8th City Commission Meeting.

7.    Adjournment.
      The meeting adjourned at 7:27 p.m.

                                              Respectfully submitted,

                                              Gail A. Kundinger, MMC
                                              City Clerk

Community Relations Committee meeting will follow Worksession meeting.

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