City of Muskegon
City Commission Worksession
March 12, 2012
City Commission Chambers
Present: Commissioners Warmington, Gawron (arrived 5:37 p.m.), Hood, Wierengo, German,
Turnquist, and Spataro.
Solid Waste Proposal.
This is a request to begin negotiations with Republic Services (Allied Waste) on a contract
extension. Republic Services submitted a letter proposing an extension to our current solid waste
contract which is slated to expire at the end of 2012.
This item has been placed on the March 13, 2012 agenda for Commission consideration.
Restriction to Lawn Parking.
Vice Mayor Gawron questioned terrace parking. Individuals with alley access are parking on the
terrace onto sidewalks and front yards as well as adjacent property owner’s terrace.
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner Turnquist to suspend on-
street parking restrictions as of March 17 at 12:01 a.m. for the rest of the season and direct
staff to review the ordinance for next year.
Ayes: Hood, Spataro, German, Gawron, Wierengo, Turnquist, and Warmington.
Anti-Discrimination Policy Request.
Roberta King, 3393 Fulton Avenue, Muskegon, is requesting that the City add a provision to
protect lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals to its anti-discrimination
Aaron Wilson, 1233 Dunham, Grand Rapids, supports the proposed changes to the anti-
Gloria White-Gardner, 3742 Fairview Drive, Norton Shores, supports the proposed changes.
Staff was directed to write the correct language to add to the city’s policy and take to the City
Commission for approval.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, seconded by Commissioner German to adjourn at 6:48
Ann Marie Cummings, MMC