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      CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                       JANUARY 14, 2014
     CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                AGENDA

   CALL TO ORDER:
   PRAYER:
   PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
   ROLL CALL:
   HONORS AND AWARDS:
   INTRODUCTIONS/PRESENTATION:
   CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
      B. Deficit Elimination Plan for Neighborhood Stabilization Fund. FINANCE
      C. SAFEbuilt “Addendum to Professional           Services     Agreements”.
         PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      D. SAFEbuilt Inspectors – Authorization to Issue Citations.   PLANNING &
         ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      E. Liquor License Request – Racquets, 446 W. Western Avenue,
         Commission Approval for Use of City Owned Property. PUBLIC SAFETY
      F. Quit Claim City Property to County of Muskegon. CITY MANAGER
      G. Title VI – Non-Discrimination Plan and Limited English Proficiency Plan.
         AFFIRMATIVE ACTION & RISK MANAGEMENT
      H. Approval of Realtor Procurement Bid for CNS.             COMMUNITY &
         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
      I. Vacation of Nims Street between Brunswick Street and Vulcan Street.
         PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
      J. Vacation of Vulcan Street South of Nims Street and North of Keating
         Avenue. PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
   PUBLIC HEARINGS:
   COMMUNICATIONS:
   CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:
   UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
        A. Appointment of Vice Mayor.
   NEW BUSINESS:
        A. Towing Contract. PUBLIC SAFETY
   ANY OTHER BUSINESS:
   PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:
   Reminder: Individuals who would like to address the City Commission shall do the following:
   Fill out a request to speak form attached to the agenda or located in the back of the room.
   Submit the form to the City Clerk.
   Be recognized by the Chair.
   Step forward to the microphone.
   State name and address.
   Limit of 3 minutes to address the Commission.
   (Speaker representing a group may be allowed 10 minutes if previously registered with City Clerk.)

   CLOSED SESSION:
   ADJOURNMENT:
ADA POLICY: The City of Muskegon will provide necessary auxiliary aids and services to individuals who
want to attend the meeting upon twenty four hour notice to the City of Muskegon. Please contact Ann
Marie Cummings, City Clerk, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440 or by calling (231) 724-6705 or
TTY/TDD dial 7-1-1 to request a representative to dial (231) 724-6705.
Date:    January 14, 2014
To:      Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:    Ann Marie Cummings, City Clerk
RE:      Approval of Minutes




SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the December 9th
Commission Worksession Meeting, and the December 10th City
Commission Meeting.


FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.


BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
                                      City of Muskegon
                                City Commission Worksession
                                      December 9, 2013
                                 City Commission Chambers
                                           5:30 PM

                                         MINUTES

2013-93

Present: Commissioners Gawron, Markowski, German, Hood, Turnquist, Wierengo, and
Spataro.

Absent: None.

2014 User Fee Update.
City Departments have reviewed and updated their user fees and these have been incorporated
into the Master Fee Resolution.

This item will be considered at the December 10, 2013 City Commission meeting.

Update on Harris Hospitality.
Harris Hospitality and Cathy Brubaker-Clarke gave an update on the proposed restaurant at Pere
Marquette Park. The agreement between the City and Harris Hospitality will be for 45 years. A
restaurant will be built with a planned opening in spring 2014 and additional building options
taking place after the restaurant has been established..

This item will be considered at the December 10, 2013 City Commission meeting.

Adjournment.
Motion by Commissioner Wierengo, seconded by Commissioner Turnquist to adjourn at
5:58 p.m.

                                                                         MOTION PASSES




                                                          ____________________________
                                                           Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                                                  City Clerk
     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                   DECEMBER 10, 2013
    CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                MINUTES

The Regular Commission Meeting of the City of Muskegon was held at City Hall,
933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, December 10,
2013.
Mayor Gawron opened the meeting with a prayer from Reverend Diane Stark
from the Unity Church of Muskegon after which the Commission and public
recited the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
ROLL CALL FOR THE REGULAR COMMISSION MEETING:
Present: Mayor Stephen Gawron, Vice Mayor Lawrence Spataro,
Commissioners Eric Hood, Willie German, Sue Wierengo, Byron Turnquist, and Lea
Markowski, City Manager Franklin Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and City
Clerk Ann Marie Cummings.
2013-94 HONORS AND AWARDS:
      A. Muskegon High School Big Reds Football Team – 2012-2013 State
         Finalist.
      B. Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders Football Team – Division 8 State
         Championship.
Mayor Gawron and the Commission congratulated Muskegon Big Reds Coach
Shane Fairfield and the team for their 2012-2013 State Finalist; and Muskegon
Catholic Central Crusaders Coach Steve Czerwon and the team for their
Division 8 State Championship. He thanked them for their sportsmanship,
enthusiasm, and hard work and presented them with a Certificate of
Recognition and a sign.
2013-95 CONSENT AGENDA:
      A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST:        To approve minutes of the November 26th City
Commission Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.

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STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
      B. SECOND READING: Amendment to the Water Supplies Ordinance.
         PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Gene’s Service, Inc. has petitioned to designate a total
of 13 properties located in the City of Muskegon as “affected premises” under
the City of Muskegon Water Supplies Ordinance (Ordinance no. 1133). This
request follows years of response activities, including investigation and
monitoring associated with the site, as well as the Michigan Department of
Quality’s approval for Gene’s Service, Inc. to utilize the Muskegon ordinance as
an appropriate exposure control measure.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the amendment to the ordinance.
      C. Request to Deny and Accept Properties That Did Not Sell During the Tax
         Sale for 2013. PLANNING & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The County of Muskegon held two delinquent tax
auctions during 2013. There were seventy-eight properties left after the last
auction. According to the State’s tax foreclosure laws, the City must state that
they are not interested in obtaining them, otherwise the City will automatically
receive ownership of the parcels. From the list that was provided, Planning and
Community & Neighborhood Services have gone over the parcels to determine
which ones to accept.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To deny and accept certain parcels and authorize
both the Mayor and the Clerk to sign said resolution.
      D. Approval of Building Procurement Contractor for Community &
         Neighborhood Services. COMMUNITY & NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Award the Procurement Building Contract to Bradfield
Home Improvement & Remodeling for the years 2014-2015 to be used by the
Community & Neighborhood Services for HOME rental projects.
The CNS office solicited bids through public notices for a variety of trades.
Bradfield Home Improvement and Remodeling was the only bid submitted.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The funding for all projects would be used from the income
received from our Rental/Lease Program.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To approve Bradfield Home Improvement &

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Remodeling for the Building Contractor Procurement Bid for the Community &
Neighborhood Services office.
      E. Health & Wellness        Program.      AFFIRMATIVE     ACTION    &   RISK
         MANAGEMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City of Muskegon selected a Wellness Package with
our Healthcare provider several years ago. They have provided both a
comprehensive analysis of our organizations health risk status, and the findings of
our detailed investigation into the modifiable health risks that currently drive a
significant portion of our health care costs. Upon recommendation of Priority
Health we have established several wellness initiatives in attempt to address the
most urgent modifiable health risks.
Moving forward we recommend implementation of a reimbursement of 50% of
the cost of monthly membership fees to Weight Watchers and/or Fitness Clubs
for full time employees, not to exceed $25 per employee per month. Employees
participating will be reimbursed half the monthly cost for each month the
member provides proof of usage of the facility a minimum number of times
during the month. The number of gym visits will be established by the Wellness
Committee, and approved by the City Manager. The proof of documented
gym attendance and Weight Watchers meeting attendance will be submitted
to the Risk Management Director.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: This Wellness Initiative, for approximately 218 full-time
employees, has the potential to cost $65,000 if every employee participates.
Monies have been set-aside in the insurance fund for the City’s wellness
initiatives. The committee’s goal is 25% participation the first year.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: Yes.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the Wellness Committee recommen-
dation to reimburse 50% of the cost of monthly membership fees to Weight
Watchers and Fitness Clubs for full-time employees, not to exceed $25 per
employee per month, provided the employee supplies proof of the agreed
upon attendance requirements established by the Wellness Committee and City
Manager.
Motion by Commissioner German, second by Commissioner Wierengo to
approve the Consent Agenda as presented.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron,
           and Hood
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2013-96 NEW BUSINESS:



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      A. 2014 User Fee Update. FINANCE
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: City Departments have reviewed and updated their user
fees and these have been incorporated into the Master Fee Resolution for your
consideration.
The new fees and fee changes that are being proposed include the following:
    Modifications and additions to Farmers Market fees with the opening of
     the new Market in the spring. The fees have not changed, however some
     of the names have changed and there are some additional fees for
     spaces not available at the current market.
    Increase in administrative fee for Code Enforcement violations to
     encourage compliance.
    Decrease in Rental Registration annual fee to promote compliance. The
     annual fee will only include one inspection and one re-inspection.
    Cemetery fees have been rounded up/down to make an even dollar
     amount and to slightly increase the fees which have not been changed
     since 2004.
    Liquor license fees have changed to fall in line with other municipalities
     and to reflect reduction in requirements the City must provide to the
     State.
    Increases in some fees at the Marina that have not changed in many
     years.
    The storm water cross connection sewer treatment charge is being
     reviewed by the City Attorney’s office so we are not proposing a fee at
     this time.
    Increase in building permit base fee for projects up to $2,000.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Increased revenue for fee supported activities.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None at this time.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval.
Motion by Commissioner Markowski, second by Vice Mayor Spataro to approve
the 2014 User Fee Update.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, and
           Spataro
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      B. 2014 Salary Schedule and Fringe Benefits for Non-Represented
         Employees. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve and adopt the proposed salary ranges and
salary schedules for the non-represented administrative, technical, professional,


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and supervisory employees for 2014 (2.0% increase).
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The salary increases will cost approximately $40,500
annually plus approximately $8,500 annually in added fringe benefit costs.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:      To authorize the necessary 2014 budgetary
amendments and transfer of money from the affected City funds (Contingency
Account for General Fund) to the appropriate salary and fringe benefit
accounts to accommodate the salary increases and fringe benefit adjustments.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve and adopt the proposed salary ranges,
salary schedules, and fringe benefit changes for non-represented employees for
2014.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
and adopt the proposed salary ranges, salary schedules, and fringe benefit
changes for non-represented employees for 2014.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, Spataro, and
           German
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      C. Agreements with Harris Hospitality for Pere Marquette Park. PLANNING
         & ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Harris Hospitality has modified their plans for the
development of the commercial property at Pere Marquette Park. They plan to
start with the current footprint of the restaurant building and after that is
constructed and in operation, seek financing for the additional uses (banquet
facility, etc.) Therefore, the Agreement documents have been modified for City
Commission approval.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $6,000 annual lease payments during initial term.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the request and authorize the Mayor
and Clerk to execute the documents, subject to City staff approval of each and
every exhibit.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner German to approve
the request and authorize the Mayor and Clerk to execute the documents,
subject to City staff approval of each and every exhibit.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Turnquist, Markowski, Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, and
           Wierengo
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES

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      D. City Commission to Petition LCC to Revoke Elk’s Club License. PUBLIC
         SAFETY
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Director of Public Safety requests that the City
Commission move to petition the Michigan Liquor Commission to revoke the
Elk’s Charity Lodge 1397 “Club” Liquor License.
The Elk’s Charity Lodge local hearing was held on December 2, 2013, City Staff
testified at the hearing under the direction of Attorney John C. Schrier. The City
presented facts and information relating to many violent incidents over the past
several years, with the last being a mass shooting that claimed the lives of three
individuals and wounded four others.
Elk’s Board Members attended the hearing which was open to the public
representing the interests of the Charity Lodge.  The Honorable Robert
Chessman presided over the matter at the request of the City of Muskegon
Commission.
Referee Chessman rendered a decision on December 9, 2013. Mr. Chessman
recommended the City Commission formally petition the Michigan Liquor
Commission to revoke the Elk’s Charity Lodge “Club” Liquor License.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Staff recommends the City Commission move to
petition the MLCC to permanently revoke the Elk’s Charity Lodge “Club” License
as declared by Robert Chessman, which would permanently prohibit the Elk’s
Lodge from serving any/all alcoholic beverages.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Markowski to petition
the MLCC to permanently revoke the Elk’s Charity Lodge “Club” License based
on the recommendations by Robert Chessman, which would permanently
prohibit the Elk’s Lodge from serving any/all alcoholic beverages.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Markowski, Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, and
           Turnquist
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      E. SEIU Unit 1 – Clerical Contract. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the negotiated tentative agreement with
the SEIU Unit 1 (Clerical Union).
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the tentative agreement and to
authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract.


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Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, second by Commissioner Wierengo to
approve the tentative agreement with the SEIU Unit 1 (Clerical Union) and to
authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, and
           Markowski
           Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
     F. SEIU Unit 2 – DPW Contract. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the negotiated tentative agreement with
the SEIU Unit 2 (DPW Union).
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the tentative agreement and to
authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract.
Motion by Commissioner Hood, second by Commissioner Wierengo to approve
the tentative agreement with the SEIU Unit 2 (DPW Union) and to authorize the
Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Hood, Spataro, German, Wierengo, Turnquist, Markowski, and
           Gawron
           Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2013-97 ANY OTHER BUSINESS: Mayor Gawron and Commission thanked
Commissioner Lea Markowski and Commissioner Sue Wierengo for their
dedicated and faithful service. They were presented with a Certificate of
Recognition extending our deep appreciation for their service.
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Public comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission Meeting adjourned at 6:17 pm.


                                               Respectfully submitted,




                                               Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                               City Clerk




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          Commission Meeting Date: January 14, 2014




Date:         January 8, 2014
To:           Honorable Mayor & City Commission
From:         Planning & Economic Development Department
RE:           SAFEbuilt “Addendum to Professional Services
              Agreements” (“Addendum”)


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City of Muskegon has contracted with SAFEbuilt to
provide building and property inspection services. Currently, there are two separate
agreements with different termination dates. In order to remain consistent, there are
three changes recommended to the agreement/s. The first is to permit SAFEbuilt the
use of City telephone and internet services, for a monthly/annual fee. The second is
to use the same termination dates for both the Building and Rental/Environmental
Code Compliance Agreements. The third is to allow SAFEbuilt to use the City’s
BS&A software, as well as the Alpha software.



FINANCIAL IMPACT: The City will be providing services for use of the telephone and
internet and will receive a monthly fee of $150.00 plus an annual SIP handset fee of
$85.00 per telephone from SAFEbuilt.



BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.



STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the attached Addendum and authorize
the Mayor’s signature.
ADDENDUM TO PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENTS between the City of
Muskegon, (“City”), a Michigan municipal corporation and SAFEbuilt Michigan, Inc.,
(“SAFEbuilt”).

Addendum Effective Date: ____________________________

     1. Internet and Telephone Service

The City shall permit SAFEbuilt to use its telephone and internet service through the
City’s service provider. SAFEbuilt shall pay the City a monthly charge of $150.00 plus
an annual SIP handset fee of $85.00 per telephone. Monthly charges shall begin
immediately. The annual fee shall be charged one year from the Addendum Effective
Date.

The City retains all rights to continue with its current telephone/internet provider or
switch to another service provider at its discretion. SAFEbuilt may discontinue use of
the City’s phone and/or internet service upon 30-days advanced written notification to
the City.

The City makes no guarantees regarding the performance of the telephone and/or
internet service and shall be held harmless for any and all damages arising from
interruption, slow connectivity or other performance issues related to the services. In the
event that the City’s service provider withdraws permission to SAFEbuilt for use of its
services,or otherwise prevents, restricts or hinders SAFEbuilt’s use of these services,
the City shall notify SAFEbuilt and SAFEbuilt acknowledges that it shall then be
required to engage its own third party service provider. The City shall be held harmless
for any and all damages arising from such a required change in service.

     2. Termination Dates

The City and SAFEbuilt have two existing agreements in place, with two different
termination dates. The parties wish to have both contracts terminate on the same date
of November 30, 2016. Therefore, Section 9.1 of the earlier of the two contracts, the
“Trade Inspection” contract, shall be modified to read as follows:

          9.1 Term. This Agreement shall be effective on the October 01, 2012, (the
              "Effective Date") and shall terminate on November 30, 2016. Upon
              termination and upon mutual agreement of the parties as approved by City
              Commission, this Agreement may be renewed for up to a two (2) year period.
              This Agreement may also be terminated as provided in paragraph 9.3.

     3. Software

Section 7.0 of the Rental Program and Environmental Code Compliance Professional
Services Agreement between the City and SAFEbuilt address SAFEbuilt’s use of BS&A
software. This section shall apply equally to “the Environmental” software provided to
SAFEbuilt by the City, with the exception that the City will not be responsible for the

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modification, maintenance and oversight of the Environmental software if SAFEbuilt
chooses to use that system and authorizes SAFEbuilt to install and modify the software
as needed for its services to the City. Software modifications become and remain the
property of the City.  

The original agreements will remain in effect.

This Addendum is hereby executed by the parties as follows:


City of Muskegon, MI                                                           SAFEbuilt Michigan, Inc.

__________________________                                                _________________________
Signature                                                                 Signature

Name: ____________________                                                Name: ____________________

Title: ______________________                                             Title: ______________________

Date: _____/_____/_____                                                   Date: _____/_____/_____




City of Muskegon / SAFEbuilt PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT – ADDENDUM             PAGE 1 OF 1
         Commission Meeting Date: January 14, 2014




Date:       January 8, 2014
To:         Honorable Mayor & City Commission
From:       Planning & Economic Development Department
RE:         SAFEbuilt Inspectors- Authorization to Issue
            Citations


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City of Muskegon has contracted with
SAFEbuilt to provide building and property inspection services. This
responsibility includes the necessity of issuing citations. Since State law
specifies that only “local authorized officials” may issue civil citations on
behalf of the municipality, it is necessary to appoint the SAFEbuilt
inspectors as “local authorized agents with the power to issue municipal
citations and municipal ordinance violation notices”.


FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.


BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the attached resolution
authorizing SAFEbuilt inspectors to act as “local authorized agents”.
RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SAFEBUILT’S INSPECTORS TO ISSUE CITATIONS
              ON BEHALF OF THE CITY OF MUSKEGON


                                     City of Muskegon
                           County of Muskegon, State of Michigan
                       _________________________________________


        WHEREAS, the City of Muskegon (“the City”) has contracted with SAFEbuilt of
Michigan, Inc. (“SAFEbuilt”) to provide building and property inspection services and enforce
the relevant portions of the City’s Code of Ordinances, including all ordinances pertaining to the
building code, dangerous buildings, rental registration, property maintenance and zoning (“the
Code”).

        WHEREAS, state law provides that only local authorized officials may issue civil
citations on behalf of a municipality.

        WHEREAS, SAFEbuilt inspectors will be acting as City personnel, or agents of the City,
to enforce the Code.

      WHEREAS, SAFEbuilt inspectors will be the witnesses who document Code violations
and who must testify in court in the event of a hearing on a violation.


NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT:

       All SAFEbuilt inspectors working on behalf of the City are appointed as local authorized
agents with the power to issue municipal citations and municipal ordinance violation notices to
residents of the City whom they determine to be in violation of the Code.

       As of the date of this Resolution, the following individuals are authorized SAFEbuilt
inspectors:

       Kirk Briggs
       Jack Byers
       Jim Hoppus
       Ken Murar
       Ron Johnston
       Jay Paulson
       Roger “Red” Sloan
       Robert “Gene” Lowder
       Jim Brow
       L. Scott Plummer
       Jim Shreda



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All of the individuals listed above shall remain authorized local officials with the power to issue
citations only for as long as they remain SAFEbuilt inspectors working on behalf of the City.

Any new SAFEbuilt inspectors hired after the date of this Resolution, during the existence of the
contract for services between SAFEbuilt and the City, shall also be local authorized officials
with authority to issue municipal citations for violations of relevant sections of the Code.

       AYES:           Members ___________________________________________________

                       ___________________________________________________________

       NAYS:           Members ___________________________________________________


RESOLUTION DECLARED ADOPTED.



                                                      CITY OF MUSKEGON

                                                      By: ________________________________
                                                          Ann Cummings
                                                          City Clerk




                                         CERTIFICATE

      The undersigned, being the duly qualified clerk of the City of Muskegon, Muskegon
County, Michigan, does hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and complete copy of an
resolution adopted by the City Commission of the City of Muskegon, at a regular meeting of the
City Commission on the          day of                      , 2014, at which meeting a quorum
was present and remained throughout, and that the original of said resolution is on file in the
records of the City of Muskegon. I further certify that the meeting was conducted, and public
notice was given, pursuant to and in full compliance with Act No. 267, Public Acts of Michigan
of 1976, as amended, and that minutes were kept and will be or have been made available as
required thereby.

DATED:                     , 2014

                                         Ann Cummings
                                         Clerk, City of Muskegon




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Date:         January 14, 2014
To:           Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:         Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety
RE:           Liquor License Request – Racquets, 446 W.
              Western Avenue




SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Muskegon Police Department has received an
Application for Temporary Authorization from Downtown Pinnacle Properties (dba
Racquets Downtown Grill) for a charity volleyball event scheduled for January 30,
2014 to February 1, 2014. The liquor license request is to include the volleyball court
area which will be located on Western Avenue between 3rd and 4th Street.

The State of Michigan Liquor Control Commission is asking for local commission
approval, for use of the city street, before the license is issued. This is a repeat
event, and the Muskegon Police Department finds no reason to deny this request.



FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.



BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.



STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the request.
Date:         January 14, 2014
To:           Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:         City Manager’s Office
RE:           Quit Claim City Property to County of Muskegon


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the attached
quit claim deed to the County of Muskegon for $1. The city lot is currently being used
as parking by County employees and will continue to be used as parking.




FINANCIAL IMPACT:




STAFF RECOMMENDATION:             To authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the quit
claim deed.
MEMO
Date: January 8, 2014

To: Honorable Mayor & City Commission

From: Affirmative Action &Risk Management

RE: Title VI – Non – Discrimination Plan& Limited English Proficiency Plan

SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

A Title VI Plan was developed to adhere to non-discrimination requirementsthat shall be
met prior to the receipt of, or upon entering into a contract with the Michigan
Department of Transportation (MDOT) for Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and related statutes provide that no person shall
on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, sex, age, disability, or socio-economic
status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination in any program or activity receiving federal funds.

Related to Title VI, Executive Order 12898, Limited English Proficiency and Executive
Order 13166, Environmental Justice was enacted to ensure non-discrimination against
low-income populations, minority populations and persons who have limited ability to
speak, write, or understand English. These Executive Orders require recipients and sub-
recipients to address Environmental Justice and Limited English Proficiency in
consideration of and approach to any program, service, or activity receiving federal
funds.

The City of Muskegon currently does not have a Title VI Non-Discrimination Plan or
Limited English Proficiency Plan on file with the Michigan Department of Transportation.
 Compliance with federal and state civil rights regulations is mandatory and it is our
responsibility to ensure that as a recipient or sub-recipient of Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA) dollars, we have a Title VI Plan and a Limited English Proficiency
Plan on file with the Michigan Department of Transportation prior to the receipt of
federal funds.

FINANCIAL IMPACT: None

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Approval of the City of Muskegon Title VI-Non-Discrimination Plan, and Limited English
Proficiency (LEP) Plan, and authorize the Mayor and Staff to sign, and place on file with
the Michigan Department of Transportation.
    CITY OF MUSKEGON

        TITLE VI
NON-DISCRIMINATION PLAN




             933 Terrace Street
           Muskegon, MI 49440
           Phone: (231) 724-6703
            Fax: (231) 722-1214
       Website: www.muskegon-mi.gov




           Title VI Coordinator:
 Dwana Thompson, Affirmative Action Director
  Email: dwana.thompson@shorelinecity.com
                             TABLE OF CONTENTS

Organization Chart………………………………………………………………….……….…..3

Introduction…………………………………………………………………………….…….......4

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement…………..………….…….………………….……….…7

Standard Title VI Assurances..………………………………………………...……………..…9

Authorities ……………………………………………………………………………………...11

Definitions ……………………………………………………………………………………....12

Administration …………………………………………………………………………………14

Limited English Proficiency (LEP)..…………………………………………………………..15

Environmental Justice (EJ)……………………………………………………………………21

Filing a Title VI Complaint …………………..………………………………………………..23

Investigation ……………………………………………………………………………………24

Appendix A – Required Contract Language ………………………………………………....26

Appendix B – Transfer of Property ………………………………………………………..…28

Appendix C – Permits, Leases, and Licenses …………………………………………….…..30

Appendix D – Title VI Complaint Form …………………………………………………...…31

Appendix E – Determine/Distinguish Significant/Non-Significant Effects ……………...…33

Appendix F – Program Compliance/Program review Goals for Current Plan Year ……...34




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            CITY OF MUSKEGON
           ORGANIZATION CHART




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INTRODUCTION

The City of Muskegon is located in Western Michigan on the shores of Lake Michigan. The City
covers eighteen square miles and, with a 2010 census population of 38,401, is the largest city on
the eastern shore of Lake Michigan.

The City of Muskegon serves all people of the city, including minority populations, low-income
populations, the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those who traverse the state of Michigan.
The City of Muskegon recognizes its responsibility to provide fairness and equity in all of its
programs, services, and activities, and that it must abide by and enforce federal and state civil
rights legislation.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, is the overarching civil rights law which prohibits
discrimination based on race, color, or national origin, in any program, service or activity that
receives federal assistance. Specifically, Title VI assures that, “No person in the United States
shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied
the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving
federal assistance.” Title VI has been broadened by related statutes, regulations and executive
orders. Discrimination based on sex is prohibited by Section 324 of the Federal-Aid Highway Act,
which is the enabling legislation of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Uniform
Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970 prohibit unfair and
inequitable treatment of persons as a result of projects which are undertaken with Federal financial
assistance. The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 clarified the intent of Title VI to include all
programs and activities of federal-aid recipients and contractors whether those programs and
activities are federally funded or not.

In addition to statutory authorities, Executive Order 12898, “Federal Actions to Address
Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations,” signed in February
of 1994, requires federal agencies to achieve Environmental Justice as part of its mission by
identifying disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its
programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations.
Environmental Justice initiatives are accomplished by involving the potentially affected public in
the development of transportation projects that fit within their communities without sacrificing
safety or mobility. In 1997, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) issued its DOT
Order to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-Income Populations to
summarize and expand upon the requirements of Executive Order 12898 on Environmental Justice.
Also, Executive Order 13166, “Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English
Proficiency (LEP),” provides that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of
race, color, or national origin under any program or activity that receives Federal financial
assistance.

As a recipient of federal financial assistance, the City of Muskegon must provide access to
individuals with limited ability to speak, write, or understand the English language. The City of
Muskegon will not restrict an individual in any way from the enjoyment of any advantage or
privilege enjoyed by others receiving any service, financial aid, or other benefit under its programs
or projects. Individuals may not be subjected to criteria or methods of administration which cause



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adverse impact because of their race, color, or national origin, or have the effect of defeating or
substantially impairing accomplishment of the objectives of the program because of race, color or
national origin. Therefore, the primary goals and objectives of the City of Muskegon’s Title VI
Program are:

       1. To assign roles, responsibilities, and procedures for ensuring compliance with Title VI
          of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and related regulations and directives;

       2. To ensure that people affected by the City of Muskegon’s programs and projects
          receive the services, benefits, and opportunities to which they are entitled without
          regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability;

       3. To prevent discrimination in the City of Muskegon’s programs and activities, whether
          those programs and activities are federally funded or not;

       4. To establish procedures for identifying impacts in any program, service, or activity that
          may create illegal adverse discrimination on any person because of race, color, national
          origin, age, sex, or disability; or on minority populations, low-income populations, the
          elderly, and all interested persons and affected Title VI populations;

       5. To establish procedures to annually review Title VI compliance within specific
          program areas within the City of Muskegon;

       6. To set forth procedures for filing and processing complaints by persons who believe
          they have been subjected to illegal discrimination under Title VI in the City of
          Muskegon’s services, programs or activities.

As the sub-recipient of federal transportation funds, the City of Muskegon must comply with
federal and state laws, and related statutes, to ensure equal access and opportunity to all persons,
with respect to transportation services, facilities, activities, and programs, without regard to race,
color, religion, national origin, sex, socio-economic status, or geographical location. Every effort
will be made to prevent discrimination in any program or activity, whether those programs and
activities are federally funded or not, as guaranteed by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987.

The City of Muskegon shall also ensure that their sub-recipients adhere to state and federal law
and include in all written agreements or contracts, assurances that the sub-recipient must comply
with Title VI and other related statutes. The City of Muskegon, as a sub-recipient who distributes
federal transportation funds, shall monitor their sub-recipients for voluntary compliance with Title
VI. In the event that non-compliance is discovered, the City of Muskegon will make a good faith
effort to ensure that the sub-recipient corrects any deficiencies arising out of complaints related to
Title VI; and that sub-recipients will proactively gauge the impacts of any program or activity on
minority populations and low-income populations, the elderly, persons with disabilities, all
interested persons and affected Title VI populations.


Discrimination under Title VI



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There are two types of illegal discrimination prohibited under Title VI and its related statutes. One
type of discrimination which may or may not be intentional is “disparate treatment.” Disparate
treatment is defined as treating similarly situated persons differently because of their race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The second type of illegal discrimination is “disparate impact.” Disparate impact discrimination
occurs when a “neutral procedure or practice” results in fewer services or benefits, or inferior
services or benefits, to members of a protected group. With disparate impact, the focus is on the
consequences of a decision, policy, or practice rather than the intent.

The City of Muskegon’s efforts to prevent such discrimination must address, but not be limited to,
a program’s impacts, access, benefits, participation, treatment, services, contracting opportunities,
training, investigation of complaints, allocation of funds, prioritization of projects, and the
overarching functions of planning, project development and delivery, right-of-way, construction,
and research.

The City of Muskegon has developed this Title VI Plan to assure that services, programs, and
activities of the City are offered, conducted, and administered fairly, without regard to race, color,
national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity of the participants or
beneficiaries of federally funded programs, services, or activities (see Title VI Assurances).




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                               CITY OF MUSKEGON
                     NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY STATEMENT

The City of Muskegon reaffirms its policy to allow all individuals the opportunity to participate in
federal financially assisted services and adopts the following provision:

           “No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national
           origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected
           to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial
           assistance.” In applying this policy, the City of Muskegon and its sub-recipients of
           federal funds shall not:

   1. Deny any individual with any service, opportunity, or other benefit for which such
      individual is otherwise qualified;

   2. Provide any individual with any service, or other benefit, which is inferior (in quantity or
      quality) to, or which is provided in a different manner from that which is provided to others;

   3. Subject any individual to segregated or disparate treatment in any manner related to such
      individual’s receipt of services or benefits;

   4. Restrict an individual in any way from the enjoyment of services, facilities or any other
      advantage, privilege or other benefit provided to others;

   5. Adopt or use methods of administration, which would limit participation by any group of
      recipients or subject any individual to discrimination;

   6. Address any individual in a manner that denotes inferiority because of race, color, or
      national origin;

   7. Permit discriminatory activity in a facility built in whole or in part with federal funds;

   8. Deny any segment of the population the opportunity to participate in the operations of a
      planning or advisory body that is an integral part of a federally funded program;

   9. Fail to provide information in a language other than English to potential or actual
      beneficiaries who are of limited English speaking ability, when requested and as
      appropriate;

   10. Subject an individual to discriminatory employment practices under any federally funded
       program whose objective is to provide employment;

   11. Locate a facility in any way, which would limit or impede access to a federally-funded
       service or benefit.
The City of Muskegon will actively pursue the prevention of any Title VI deficiencies or violations
and will take the necessary steps to ensure compliance. If irregularities occur in the administration



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of the program’s operation, procedures will be promptly implemented to resolve Title VI issues
all within a period not to exceed 90 days.

The City of Muskegon designates Dwana Thompson, the Affirmative Action and Risk
Management Director, as the Title VI Coordinator. The Affirmative Action & Risk Management
Director will be responsible for initiating and monitoring Title VI activities and other required
matters, ensuring that the City of Muskegon complies with the Title VI regulations and pursues
prevention of Title VI deficiencies or violations. Inquiries concerning the City of Muskegon and
Title VI may be directed to the Affirmative Action & Risk Management Director, 933 Terrace
Street, Muskegon, MI 49440; Phone (231) 724-6703; Fax: (231) 722-1214; E-mail:
Dwana.thompson@shorelinecity.com.




___________________________________
           Stephen Gawron
               Mayor




___________________________________
          Dwana Thompson
         Title VI Coordinator




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                                        CITY OF MUSKEGON
                                       TITLE VI ASSURANCES

The City of Muskegon (hereinafter referred to as the “Recipient”) hereby agrees that as a condition to
receiving any Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Transportation, it will comply with
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42 USC 2000d-42 USC 2000d-4 (hereinafter referred
to as the “Act”), and all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations,
Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Non-discrimination in Federally-
Assisted Programs for the Department of Transportation – Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act
of 1964 (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulations”) and other pertinent directives, to the end that in
accordance with the Act, Regulations, and other pertinent directives, no person in the United States shall,
on the grounds of gender, race, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the
benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity for which the
Recipient received Federal financial assistance from the Department of Transportation, including the
Federal Highway Administration, and hereby gives assurances that it will promptly take any measures
necessary to effectuate this agreement. This assurance is required by subsection 21.7 (a) (1) and (b) of the
Regulations.

More specifically and without limiting the above general assurance, the Recipient hereby gives the
following specific assurance with respect to the Federal Aid Highway Program:

    1. That the Recipient agrees that each "program" and each "facility” as defined in subsections 21.23(e)
       and 21.23(b) of the Regulations, will be (with regard to a "program") conducted, or will be (with
       regard to a "facility") operated in compliance with all requirements imposed by, or pursuant to, the
       Regulations.

    2. That the Recipient shall insert the following notification in all solicitations for bids for work or
       material subject to the Regulations and made in connection with all Federal Aid Highway Programs
       and, in adapted form in all proposals for negotiated agreements:

             “The (Recipient), in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 78 Stat. 252, 42
             U.S.C 2000d to 2000d-4 and Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of
             Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally
             assisted programs of the Department of Transportation issued pursuant to such Act, hereby
             notifies all bidders that it will affirmatively insure that in any contract entered into pursuant to
             this advertisement, minority business enterprises will be afforded full opportunity to submit
             bids in response to this invitation and will not be discriminated against on the grounds of race,
             color, or national origin in consideration for an award.”

    3. That the Recipient shall insert the clauses of Appendix A of this assurance in every contract subject
       to the Act and the Regulations.

    4. That the Recipient shall insert the clauses of Appendix B of this assurance, as a covenant running
       with the land, in any deed from the United States effecting a transfer of real property, structures, or
       improvements thereon, or interest therein.

    5. That where the Recipient receives Federal financial assistance to construct a facility, or part of a
       facility, the assurance shall extend to the entire facility and facilities operated in connection
       therewith.




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      6. That where the Recipient receives Federal financial assistance in the form, or for the acquisition of
         real property or an interest in real property, the assurance shall extend to rights to space on, over or
         under such property.

      7. That the Recipient shall include the appropriate clauses set forth in Appendix C of this assurance,
         as a covenant running with the land, in any future deeds, leases, permits, licenses, and similar
         agreements entered into by the Recipient with other parties: (a) for the subsequent transfer of real
         property acquired or improved under the Federal Aid Highway Program; and (b) for the
         construction or use of or access to space on, over or under real property acquired, or improved
         under the Federal Aid Highway Program.

      8. That this assurance obligates the Recipient for the period during which Federal financial assistance
         is extended to the program, except where the Federal financial assistance is to provide, or is in the
         form of, personal property, or real property or interest therein or structures or improvements
         thereon, in which case the assurance obligates the Recipient or any transferee for the longer of the
         following periods: (a) the period during which the property is used for a purpose for which the
         Federal financial assistance is extended, or for another purpose involving the provision of similar
         services or benefits; or (b) the period during which the Recipient retains ownership or possession
         of the property.

      9. The Recipient shall provide for such methods of administration for the program as are found by the
         Secretary of Transportation or the official to whom it delegates specific authority to give reasonable
         guarantee that it, other recipients, sub-grantees, contractors, subcontractors, transferees, successors
         in interest, and other participants of Federal financial assistance under such program will comply
         with all requirements imposed or pursuant to the Act, the Regulations and this assurance.

      10. The Recipient agrees that the United States has a right to seek judicial enforcement with regard to
          any matter arising under the Act, the Regulations, and this assurance.

This assurance is given in consideration of and for the purpose of obtaining any and all Federal grants,
loans, contracts, property, discounts or other Federal financial assistance extended after the date hereof to
the Recipient under the Federal Aid Highway Program and is binding on it, other recipients, sub-grantees,
contractors, sub-contractors, transferees, successors in interest and other participants in the Federal Aid
Highway Program. The person or persons whose signatures appear below are authorized to sign this
assurance on behalf of the Recipient.


City of Muskegon


_____________________________________                                 _________________________
Stephen Gawron, Mayor                                                 Date




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                                         AUTHORITIES

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, 42 USC 2000d to 2000d-4; 42 USC 4601 to 4655; 23
USC 109(h);

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provides that no person in the United States shall, on the
grounds of race, color, or national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), be excluded
from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance (please refer to 23 CFR 200.9 and
49 CFR 21). Related statutes have broadened the grounds to include age, sex, low income, and
disability.

The Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 also broadened the scope of Title VI coverage by
expanding the definition of terms “programs or activities” to include all programs or activities of
Federal Aid recipients, sub-recipients, and contractors, whether such programs and activities are
federally assisted or not (Public Law 100-259 [S. 557] March 22, 1988).

Federal Aid Highway Act of 1973, 23 USC 324: No person shall on the ground of sex be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under
any program or activity receiving federal assistance under this title or carried on under this title.

Age Discrimination Act of 1975, 42 USC 6101: No person in the United States shall, on the
basis of age, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to
discrimination under, any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 PL 101-336: No qualified individual with a disability
shall, by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,
or otherwise be subjected to discrimination by a department, agency, special purpose district or
other instrumentality of a state or local government.

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973: No qualified individual with a disability shall,
solely by reason of his/her disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of,
or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity that receives or benefits from
federal financial assistance.

USDOT Order 1050.2: Standard Title VI Assurances

EO12250: Department of Justice Leadership and coordination of Non-discrimination Laws.

EO12898: Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-
Income Populations.

28 CFR 50.3: Guidelines for the enforcement of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

EO13166: Improving Access to Services for Persons with Limited English Proficiency.



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                                           DEFINITIONS

Adverse Effects – The totality of significant individual or cumulative human health or
environmental effects including interrelated social and economic effects, which may include, but
are not limited to: (See Appendix E for additional discussion of “significant”)

-     Bodily impairment, infirmity, illness or death
-     Air, noise and water pollution and soil contamination
-     Destruction or disruption of man-made or natural resources
-     Destruction or diminution of aesthetic values
-     Destruction or disruption of community cohesion or community’s economic vitality
-     Destruction or disruption of the availability of public and private facilities and services
-     Adverse employment effects
-     Displacement of person’s businesses, farms or non-profit organizations
-     Increased traffic congestion, isolation, exclusion or separation of minority or low-income
      individuals within a given community or from the broader community
-     Denial of, reduction in, or significant delay in the receipt of benefits of the city’s programs,
      policies and activities

Federal Assistance – Includes grants and loans of federal funds; the grant or donation of federal
property and interests in property; the detail of federal personnel, federal property or any interest
in such property without consideration or at a nominal consideration or at a consideration which
is reduced for the purpose of assisting the recipient, or in recognition of the public interest to be
served by such sale or lease to the recipient; and any federal agreement, arrangement or other
contract which has, as one of its purposes, the provision of assistance.

Limited English Proficiency - Individuals with a primary or home language other than English
who must, due to limited fluency in English, communicate in that primary or home language if the
individuals are to have an equal opportunity to participate effectively in or benefit from any aid,
service or benefit provided by the city.

Low-Income – A person whose median household income is at or below the Department of Health
and Human Service Poverty guidelines (see http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/).

Low-Income Population – Any readily identifiable group of low-income persons who live in
geographic proximity and, if circumstances warrant, geographically dispersed/transient persons
(such as migrant workers or Native Americans) who will be similarly affected by a proposed city
program, policy or activity.

Minority – A person who is:

a. Black – A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa;
b. Hispanic – A person of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American, or other
   Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race;
c. Asian American – A person having origins in any of the original people of the Far East,
   Southeast Asia, the Indian sub-continent, or the Pacific Islands; or


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d. American Indian and Alaskan Native – A person having origins in any of the original people
   of North America and who maintains cultural identification through tribal affiliation or
   community recognition.

Minority Population – Any readily identifiable groups of minority persons who live in geographic
proximity and, if circumstances warrant, geographically dispersed/transient persons (such as
migrant workers or Native Americans) who will be similarly affected by a proposed city program,
policy or activity.

Non-Compliance – A recipient has failed to meet prescribed requirements and has shown an
apparent lack of good faith effort in implementing all the requirements of Title VI and related
statutes.

Persons – Where designation of persons by race, color or national origin is required, the following
designation ordinarily may be used; “White not of Hispanic origin”, “Black not of Hispanic
origin”, “Hispanic”, “Asian or Pacific Islander”, “American Indian or Alaskan Native”.
Additional sub-categories based on national origin of primary language spoken may be used,
where appropriate, on either a national or a regional basis.

Program – Includes any road or park project including planning or any activity for the provision
of services financial aid or other benefits to individuals. This includes education or training, work
opportunities, health welfare, rehabilitation, or other services, whether provided directly by the
recipient of federal financial assistance or provided by others through contracts or other
arrangements with the recipient.

Recipient - Any state, territory, possession, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, or any political
subdivision, or instrumentality thereof, or any public or private agency, institution, or organization,
or other entity, or any individual, in any state, territory, possession, the District of Columbia, or
Puerto Rico, to whom Federal assistance is extended, either directly or through another recipient,
for any program. Recipient includes any successor, assignee, or transferee thereof, but does not
include any ultimate beneficiary under any such program.

Significant Adverse effects on Minority and Low-Income Populations – An adverse effect that:

a. is predominantly borne by a minority population and/or a low-income population, or
b. will be suffered by the minority population and/or low-income population and is shown to be
   appreciably more severe or greater in magnitude than the adverse effect that will be suffered
   by the non-minority population and/or non-low-income population.

Sub-Recipient – Any agency such as a council of governments, regional planning agency, or
educational institution, for example, that received Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
funds through the State DOT and not directly from the FHWA. Other agencies, local governments,
contractors, consultants that receive these funds are all considered sub-recipients.




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                              ADMINISTRATION – GENERAL

The City of Muskegon designates Dwana Thompson, Affirmative Action & Risk Management
Director, as the Title VI Coordinator (hereinafter referred to as the “Title VI Coordinator”). Ms.
Thompson shall have lead responsibility for coordinating the administration of the Title VI and
related statutes, programs, plans, and assurances.

Complaints: If any individual believes that he/she or any other program beneficiaries have been
the object of unequal treatment or discrimination as to the receipt of benefits and/or service, or on
the grounds of race, color, national origin (including Limited English Proficiency), sex, age or
disability, he/she may exercise his/her right to file a complaint with the city. Complaints may be
filed with the Title VI Coordinator. Every effort will be made to resolve complaints informally at
the lowest level.

Data Collection: Statistical data on race, color, national origin, English language ability and sex
of participants in and beneficiaries of the city programs; e.g., impacted citizens and affected
communities will be gathered and maintained by the city. The gathering procedures will be
reviewed annually to ensure sufficiency of the data in meeting the requirements of the Title VI
program.

Program Reviews: Special emphasis program reviews will be conducted based on the annual
summary of Title VI activities, accomplishments, and problems. The reviews will be conducted
by the Title VI Coordinator to assure effectiveness in their compliance of Title VI provisions. The
Title VI Coordinator will coordinate efforts to ensure the equal participation in all their programs
and activities at all levels. The city does have special emphasis programs at this time.

Title VI Reviews on Sub-Recipients: Title VI compliance reviews will be conducted annually by
the Title VI Coordinator. Priority for conducting reviews will be given to those recipients of
federal (U.S. Department of Transportation) funds with the greatest potential of impact to those
groups covered by the Act. The reviews will entail examination of the recipients’ adherence to all
Title VI requirements. The status of each review will be reported in the annual update and reported
to relevant U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) modes upon request.

Annual Reporting Form: The Title VI Coordinator will be responsible for coordination,
compilation, and submission of the annual reporting form data to the Michigan Department of
Transportation (MDOT), Civil Rights Program Unit via the Sub-Recipient Annual Certification
Form (MDOT form #0179) by October 5th.

Title VI Plan Updates: If updated, a copy of Title VI Plan will be submitted to the MDOT, Civil
Rights Program Unit, as soon as the update has been completed, or as soon as practicable, and no
later than 30 days if significant changes are made.

Public Dissemination: The City will disseminate Title VI Program information to the city
employees and to the general public. Title VI Program information will be submitted to sub-
recipients, contractors and beneficiaries. Public dissemination will include inclusions of Title VI



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language in contracts and publishing the city’s Title VI Plan within 90 days of approval on the
main page of the city’s internet website, at www.Muskegon-mi.gov.

Remedial Action: The city, through the Title VI Coordinator, will actively pursue the prevention
of Title VI deficiencies and violations and will take the necessary steps to ensure compliance with
all program administrative requirements. When deficiencies are found, procedures will be
promptly implemented to correct the deficiencies and to put in writing the corrective action(s).
The period to determine corrective action(s) and put it/them in writing to effect compliance may
not exceed 90 days from the date the deficiencies are found.

                             LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY (LEP)

On August 11, 2000, President William J. Clinton signed an executive order, Executive Order
13166: Improving Access to Service for Persons with Limited English Proficiencyi, to clarify Title
VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It had as its purpose, to ensure accessibility to programs and
services to otherwise eligible persons who are not proficient in the English language.

This executive order stated that individuals who do not speak English well and who have a limited
ability to read, write and speak, or understand English are entitled to language assistance under
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with respect to a particular type of service, benefit, or
encounterii. These individuals are referred to as being limited in their ability to speak, read, write,
or understand English, hence the designation, “LEP,” or Limited English Proficient. The
Executive Order states that:

            “Each federal agency shall prepare a plan to improve access to its federally conducted
            programs and activities by eligible LEP persons. Each plan shall be consistent with the
            standards set forth in the LEP Guidance, and shall include the steps the agency will take to
            ensure that eligible LEP persons can meaningfully access the agency’s programs and
            activities.”

Not only are all federal agencies required to develop LEP plans as a condition of receiving federal
financial assistance, recipients have to comply with Title VI and LEP guidelines of the federal
agency from which funds are provided as well.

Federal financial assistance includes grants, training, and use of equipment, donations of surplus
property, and other assistance. Recipients of federal funds range from state and local agencies, to
nonprofits and organizations. Title VI covers a recipient’s entire program or activity. This means
all parts of a recipient’s operations are covered, even if only one part of a recipient’s organization
receives the federal assistance. Simply put, any organization that receives federal financial
assistance is required to follow this Executive Order.

The City of Muskegon receives funds from the US Department of Transportation via the Federal
Highway Administration.




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The US Department of Transportation published Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients’
responsibilities to Limited English Proficient Person in the December 14th, 2005 Federal
Register.iii

The Guidance implies that the City of Muskegon is an organization that must follow this guidance:

This guidance applies to all DOT funding recipients, which include state departments of
transportation, state motor vehicle administrations, airport operators, metropolitan planning
organizations, and regional, state, and local transit operators, among many others. Coverage
extends to a recipient’s entire program or activity, i.e., to all parts of a recipient’s operations. This
is true even if only one part of the recipient receives the Federal assistance. For example, if DOT
provides assistance to a state department of transportation to rehabilitate a particular highway on
the National Highway System, all of the operations of the entire state department of
transportation—not just the particular highway program or project—are covered by the DOT
guidance.

Elements of an Effective LEP Policy

The US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division has developed a set of elements that may be
helpful in designing an LEP policy or plan. These elements include:

1.          Identifying LEP persons who need language assistance
2.          Identifying ways in which language assistance will be provided
3.          Training Staff
4.          Providing notice to LEP persons
5.          The recommended method of evaluating accessibility to available transportation
            services is the Four-Factor Analysis identified by the USDOT.

These recommended plan elements have been incorporated into this plan.

Methodology for Assessing Needs and Reasonable Steps for an Effective LEP Policy

The DOT guidance outlines four factors recipients should apply to the various kinds of contacts
they have with the public to assess language needs and decide what reasonable steps they should
take to ensure meaningful access for LEP persons:

1.          The number or proportion of LEP persons eligible to be served or likely to be
            encountered by a program, activity, or service of the recipient or grantee.
2.          The frequency with which LEP individuals come in contact with the program.
3.          The nature and importance of the program, activity, or service provided by the recipient
            to the LEP Community.
4.          The resources available to the City of Muskegon and overall cost.

The greater the number or proportion of eligible LEP persons, the greater the frequency with which
they have contact with a program, activity, or service and the greater the importance of that
program, activity, or service, the more likely enhanced language services will be needed. The


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intent of DOT’s guidance is to suggest a balance that ensures meaningful access by LEP persons
to critical services while not imposing undue burdens on small organizations and local
governments.

Smaller recipients with more limited budgets are typically not expected to provide the same level
of language service as larger recipients with larger budgets.

The DOT guidance is modeled after the Department of Justice’s guidance and requires recipients
and sub-recipients to take steps to ensure meaningful access to their programs and activities to
LEP persons.      More information for recipients and sub-recipients can be found at
http://www.lep.gov.

The Four-Factor Analysis

This plan uses the recommended four-factor analysis of an individualized assessment considering
the four factors outlined above. Each of the following factors is examined to determine the level
and extent of language assistance measures required to sufficiently ensure meaningful access to
City of Muskegon services and activities that may affect their quality of life. Recommendations
are then based on the results of the analysis.

Factor 1: The Proportion, Numbers and Distribution of LEP Persons

The Census Bureau has a range for four classifications of how well people speak English. The
classifications are: ‘very well,’ ‘well,’ ‘not well,’ and ‘not at all.’ For our planning purposes, we
are considering people that speak English less than ‘very well’ as Limited English Proficient
persons.

As seen in Table #1, the Census 2012 Data for the City of Muskegon shows a small number of the
population that speak English less than ‘very well.’

TABLE #1
LANGUAGE SPOKEN AT HOME                # of Individuals Percentage

Population 5 years and over                35,370        35,370

English only                               33,326        94.2%

Language other than English                2,044          5.8%

Speak English less than "very well"         820           2.3%

Spanish                                    1,308          3.7%

Speak English less than "very well"         543           1.5%

Other Indo-European languages               496           1.4%

Speak English less than "very well"         217           0.6%

Asian and Pacific Islander languages        164           0.5%

Speak English less than "very well"          60           0.2%

Other languages                              76           0.2%



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Speak English less than "very well"      0          0.0%


Factor 2: Frequency of Contact with LEP Individuals

The city has conducted an informal survey of our employees with regard to whether they have had
encounters with LEP individuals in the performance of their job functions and found that they have
had encounters with LEP individuals. We have offices accessible to the public and therefore
accessible to LEP individuals. We also have staff that work in the field that could encounter LEP
individuals. Additionally, regular Commission meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of
the month. Work session meetings are held on the first Monday of the month. These meetings
could potentially bring in LEP individuals. Given the number of LEP individuals, as displayed in
Table #1 (above), the probability of our employees to encounter an LEP individual is low.

Factor 3: The Nature and Importance of the Program, Activity, or Service to LEP

The City of Muskegon serves individuals throughout the City in a variety of ways including
managing roads, water, sewer, police, fire, elections, and other services to residents and other
individuals, such as visitors and those traversing the state. The nature of the services that the City
provides is very important to an individual’s day-to-day life. Therefore the denial of services to an
LEP individual could have a significant detrimental effect. Given the number of LEP individuals
in the City, we will ensure accessibility to all of our programs, services, and activities.

Factor 4: The Resources Available to the City of Muskegon and Overall Cost

US Department of Transportation Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients’ Responsibilities to
Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons published in the Federal Register: December 14, 2005
(Volume 70, Number 239) states:

            “Certain DOT recipients, such as those serving very few LEP persons or those with very
            limited resources, may choose not to develop a written LEP plan.”

The City of Muskegon serves few LEP persons and has limited resources. However, it has decided
to include a LEP section in its Title VI Plan in order to comply with the Executive Order and to
ensure access and reasonable accommodations for all residents and visitors of the city.

Safe Harbor Stipulation

Federal law provides a “Safe Harbor” situation so that recipients can ensure with greater certainty
that they comply with their obligation to provide written translations in languages other than
English. A “Safe Harbor” means that if a recipient provides written translation in certain
circumstances, such action will be considered strong evidence of compliance with the recipient’s
written-translation obligations under Title VI.

The failure to provide written translations under the circumstances does not mean there is non-
compliance, but rather provides a guide for recipients that would like greater certainty of
compliance than can be provided by a fact-intensive, four factor analysis. For example, even if a

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Safe Harbor is not used, if written translation of a certain document(s) would be so burdensome as
to defeat the legitimate objectives of its program, it is not necessary. Other ways of providing
meaningful access, such as effective oral interpretation of certain vital documents, might be
acceptable under such circumstances.

Strong evidence of compliance with the recipient’s written translation obligations under “Safe
Harbor” includes providing written translations of vital documents for each eligible LEP language
group that constitutes 5% or 1,000, whichever is less, of the population of persons eligible to be
served or likely to be affected or encountered. Translation of other documents, if needed, can be
provided orally.

This “Safe Harbor” provision applies to the translation of written documents only. It does not
affect the requirement to provide meaningful access to LEP individuals through competent oral
interpreters where oral language services are needed and are reasonable.

Given the small number of LEP language group members, the City of Muskegon’s budget and
number of staff, it is deemed that written translations of vital documents would be so burdensome
as to defeat the legitimate objectives of our programs. It is more appropriate for the City of
Muskegon to proceed with oral interpretation options for compliance with LEP regulations.

Providing Notice to LEP Persons

USDOT LEP guidance says:
Once an agency has decided, based on the four factors, that it will provide language service, it is
important that the recipient notify LEP persons of services available free of charge. Recipients
should provide this notice in languages LEP persons would understand.

The guidance provides several examples of notification including:

1.          Signage, in languages that an LEP individual would understand that free language
            assistance is available with advance notice.
2.          Stating in outreach documents that free language services are available from the agency.
3.          Working with community-based organizations and other stakeholders to inform LEP
            individuals of the recipient’s services, including the availability of language assistance
            services.

Statements in languages that an LEP individual would understand will be placed in public
information and public notices informing LEP individuals that those requiring language assistance
and/or special accommodations will be provided the requested service free of charge, with
reasonable advance notice to the City of Muskegon.


Options and Proposed Actions

Options:



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Federal fund recipients have two (2) main ways to provide language services: oral interpretation
either in person or via telephone interpretation service and written translation. The correct mix
should be based on what is both necessary and reasonable in light of the four-factor analysis.iv

The City of Muskegon is defining an interpreter as a person who translates spoken language orally,
as opposed to a translator, who translates written language or who transfers the meaning of written
text from one language into another. The person who translates orally is not a translator, but an
interpreter.v

Considering the relatively small size of the City, the small number of LEP individuals in the service
area, and limited financial resources, it is necessary to limit language aid to the most basic and
cost-effective services. However, when requested appropriate assistance will be provided.

What the City of Muskegon will do. What actions will the City of Muskegon take?

      Notify the public that interpreter services are available upon request, with seven day advance
      notice.
      With advance notice of seven calendar days, the City will provide interpreter services at
      public meetings, including language translation and signage for the hearing impaired.
      The City will utilize the Translators Resource List as provided by MDOT for translation
      services and verbal interpretation.
      The Census Bureau “I-speak” Language Identification Card will be distributed to all
      employees that may potentially encounter LEP individuals.
      Once the LEP individual’s language has been identified, an agency from the Translators
      Resource List will be contacted to provide interpretation services.
      Publications of the City’s complaint form will be made available online and upon request.
      In the event that a City employee encounters a LEP individual, they will follow the procedure
      listed below:

      OFFICE ENCOUNTER
      1. Provide an I-speak language identification card to determine the language spoken of the
         LEP individual.
      2. Once the foreign language is determined, provide information to Title VI coordinator
         who will contact an interpreter from MDOT’s Translators Resource List.
      3. If the need is for a document to be translated, the Title VI coordinator will have the
         document translated and provided to the requestor as soon as possible.

      ROAD ENCOUNTER
      1. Road crew employee will immediately contact the Title VI coordinator for assistance,
         and provide an I-speak language identification card to the LEP individual to determine
         the language spoken of the individual.
      2. Once the foreign language is determined, provide information to Title VI coordinator
         who will contact an interpreter from MDOT’s Translators Resource List to provide
         telephonic interpretation.
      3. If the need is for a document to be translated, the Title VI coordinator will have the
         document translated and provided to the requestor as soon as possible.


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      IN WRITING
      1. Once a letter has been received it will be immediately forwarded to the Title VI
         Coordinator.
      2. The Title VI Coordinator will contact a translator from the MDOT’s Translators
         Resource List to determine the specifics of the letter request information.
      3. The Title VI Coordinator will work with the selected agency to provide the requested
         service to the individual in a timely manner.

      OVER THE PHONE
      1. If someone calls into our office speaking another language every attempt will be made to
         keep that individual on the line until an interpreter can be conferenced into the line and if
         possible determine the language spoken of the caller.
      2. Once the language spoken by the caller has been identified, we will proceed with
         providing the requested assistance to the LEP individual.

The City of Muskegon’s Staff Training

The City of Muskegon’s staff will be provided training on the requirements for providing
meaningful access to services for LEP persons.

                                  ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE (EJ)

Compliance with Title VI includes ensuring that no minority or low income population suffers
“disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effect” due to any “programs,
policies and activities” undertaken by any agency receiving federal funds. This obligation will be
met by the city in the following ways:

                When planning specific programs or projects, identifying those populations that will
                be affected by a given program or project.

                If a disproportionate effect is anticipated, following mitigation procedures.

                If mitigation options do not sufficiently eliminate the disproportionate effect,
                discussing and, if necessary, implementing reasonable alternatives.

Disproportionate effects are those effects which are appreciably more severe for one group or
predominantly borne by a single group. The city will use U.S. Census data to identify low income
and minority populations.

Where a project impacts a small number or area of low income or minority populations, the city
will document that:

                Other reasonable alternatives were evaluated and were eliminated for reasons such as
                the alternatives impacted a far greater number of people or did greater harm to the
                environment; etc.


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                The project’s impact is unavoidable;

                The benefits of the project far out-weigh the overall impacts; and

                Mitigation measures are being taken to reduce the harm to low income or minority
                populations.

If it is concluded that no minority and/or low income population groups are present in the project
area, the city will document how the conclusion was reached. If it is determined that one or more
of these population groups are present in the area, the city will administer potential
disproportionate effects test.

The following steps will be taken to assess the impact of projects on minority and/or low income
population groups:

STEP ONE: Determine if a minority or low income population is present within the project area.
If the conclusion is that no minority and/or low income population is present within the project
area, document how the conclusion was reached. If the conclusion is that there are minority
population groups and/or low income population groups present, proceed to Step Two.

STEP TWO: Determine whether project impacts associated with the identified low income and
minority populations are disproportionately high and adverse. In doing so, refer to the list of
potential impacts and questions contained in Appendix E. If it is determined that there are
disproportionately high and adverse impacts to minority and low income populations, proceed to
Step Three.

STEP THREE: Propose measures that will avoid, minimize and/or mitigate disproportionately
high and disproportionate adverse impacts and provide offsetting benefits and opportunities to
enhance communities, neighborhoods and individuals affected by proposed project.

STEP FOUR: If after mitigation, enhancements and off-setting benefits to the affected
populations, there remains a high and disproportionate adverse impact to minority or low income
populations, then the following questions must be considered:

            Question 1: Are there further mitigation measures that could be employed to avoid or
            reduce the adverse effect to the minority or low income population?
            Question 2: Are there other additional alternatives to the proposed action that would
            avoid or reduce the impacts to the low income or minority populations?
            Question 3: Considering the overall public interest, is there a substantial need for the
            project?
            Question 4: Will the alternatives that would satisfy the need for the project and have less
            impact on protected populations (a) have other social economic or environmental impacts
            that are more severe than those of the proposed action (b) have increased costs of
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STEP FIVE: Include all findings, determinations or demonstrations in the environmental
document prepared for the project.

                                 FILING A TITLE VI COMPLAINT

I.          Introduction

The Title VI complaint procedures are intended to provide aggrieved persons an avenue to raise
complaints of discrimination regarding the city programs, activities, and services as required by
statute.

II.     Purpose
The purpose of the discrimination complaint procedures is to describe the process used by the city
for processing complaints of discrimination under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and
related statutes.

III.        Roles and Responsibilities

The Title VI Coordinator has overall responsibility for the discrimination complaint process and
procedures. The Title VI Coordinator may, at his/her discretion assign a capable person to
investigate the complaint.

The designated investigator will conduct an impartial and objective investigation, collect factual
information and prepare a fact-finding report based upon information obtained from the
investigation.

IV.         Filing a Complaint

The complainant shall make himself/herself reasonably available to the designated investigator, to
ensure completion of the investigation within the timeframes set forth.

Applicability: The complaint procedures apply to the beneficiaries of city programs, activities,
and services, including but not limited to: the public, contractors, sub-contractors, consultants,
and other sub-recipients of federal and state funds.

Eligibility: Any person who believes that he/she has been excluded from participation in, denied
benefits or services of any program or activity administered by the city or its sub-recipients,
consultants, and contractors on the basis of race, color, national origin (including Limited English
Proficiency), sex, age, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity, may bring forth a complaint
of discrimination under Title VI.

Time Limitation on Filing Complaints: Title VI complaints may be filed with the Title VI
Coordinator’s office. In all situations, the employees of the city must contact the Title VI
Coordinator immediately upon receipt of Title VI related complaints.




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Complaints must be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination. If the complainant could
not reasonably be expected to know that the act was discriminatory within the 180 day period,
he/she will have 60 additional days after becoming aware of the illegal discrimination to file the
complaint.

Complaints must be in writing, and must be signed by the complainant and/or the complainant’s
representative. The complaint must set forth as fully as possible the facts and circumstances
surrounding the claimed discrimination. In cases where the complainant is unable or incapable of
providing a written statement, the complainant will be assisted in converting the verbal complaint
into a written complaint. All complaints, however, must be signed by the complainant and/or by
the complainant’s representative.

Items that should not be considered a formal complaint: (unless the items contain a signed cover
letter specifically alleging a violation of Title VI) include but are not limited to:

      1.    An anonymous complaint that is too vague to obtain required information
      2.    Inquiries seeking advice or information
      3.    Courtesy copies of court pleadings
      4.    Newspaper articles
      5.    Courtesy copies of internal grievances

V.          Investigation

Investigation Plan: The investigator shall prepare a written plan, which includes, but is not limited
to the following:

-     Names of the complainant(s) and respondent(s)
-     Basis for complaint
-     Issues, events or circumstances that caused the person to believe that he/she has been
      discriminated against
-     Information needed to address the issue
-     Criteria, sources necessary to obtain the information
-     Identification of key people
-     Estimated investigation time line
-     Remedy sought by the complainant(s)

Conducting the Investigation:

-     The investigation will address only those issues relevant to the allegations in the complaint.
-     Confidentiality will be maintained as much as possible.
-     Interviews will be conducted to obtain facts and evidence regarding the allegations in the
      complaint. The investigator will ask questions to elicit information about aspects of the case.
-     A chronological contact sheet is maintained in the case file throughout the investigation.
-     If a Title VI complaint is received on a MDOT related contract against the City of Muskegon,
      MDOT will be responsible for conducting the investigation of the complaint. Upon receipt of



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      a Title VI complaint filed against the City of Muskegon, the complaint and any pertinent
      information should immediately be forwarded to the MDOT, Civil Rights Program Unit.

Investigation Reporting Process:

-     Complaints made against a City of Muskegon sub-recipient should be investigated by the city
      following the internal complaint process.
-     Within 40 days of receiving the complaint, the investigator prepares an investigative report
      and submits the report and supporting documentation to the office of Affirmative Action &
      Risk Management for review.
-     The Title VI Coordinator reviews the file and investigative report. Subsequent to the review,
      the Title VI Coordinator makes a determination of “probable cause” or “no probable cause”
      and prepares the decision letter.

Retaliation:

The laws enforced by this City prohibit retaliation or intimidation against anyone because that
individual has either taken action or participated in action to secure rights protected by these laws.
If you experience retaliation or intimidation separate from the discrimination alleged in this
complaint please contact:

                        Mary Villanueva, Equal Employment Opportunity Officer
                        County of Muskegon
                        990 Terrace Street
                        Muskegon, MI 49442
                        Phone: (231) 724-7139
                        Fax: (231) 724-4707
                        Email: eeo@co.muskegon.mi.us

Reporting Requirements to an External Agency

A copy of the complaint, together with a copy of the investigation report and final decision letter
will be forwarded to the MDOT, Civil Rights Program Unit within 60 days of the date the
complaint was received.

Records

All records and investigative working files are maintained in a confidential area. Records are kept
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            APPENDIX A - [TO BE INSERTED IN ALL FEDERAL-AID CONTRACTS]

During the performance of this contract, the contractor, for itself, its assignees and successors, in
interest (hereinafter referred to as the “contractor”) agrees, as follows:

1.          Compliance with Regulations: The contractor shall comply with Regulations relative to
            nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation,
            Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 21, as they may be amended from time to time
            (hereinafter referred to as the Regulations), which are herein incorporated by reference and
            made a part of this contract.

2.          Nondiscrimination: The contractor, with regard to the work performed by it during the
            contract, shall not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, sex, or national origin in the
            selection, retention, and treatment of subcontractors, including procurements of materials
            in the discrimination prohibited by Section 21.5 of the Regulation, including employment
            practices when the contractor covers a program set for in Appendix B of the Regulations.

3.          Solicitation for Subcontracts, Including Procurements of Materials and Equipment:
            In all solicitations either by competitive bidding or negotiation made by the contractor for
            work to be performed under a subcontract, including procurements of materials or leases
            of equipment, each potential subcontractor or supplier shall be notified by the contractor
            of the contractor’s obligations under the contract and the Regulations relative to
            nondiscrimination on the grounds of race, color, or national origin.

4.          Information and Reports: The contractor shall provide all information and reports
            required by the Regulations, or directives issues pursuant thereto, and shall permit access
            to its books, records, accounts, other sources of information, and its facilities as may be
            determined by the State Highway Department or the Federal Highway Administration to
            be pertinent to ascertain compliance with such Regulations or directives. Where any
            information required of a contractor is in the exclusive possession of another who fails or
            refuses to furnish this information, the contractor shall so certify to the State Highway
            Department or the Federal Highway Administration, as appropriate, and shall set forth what
            efforts it has made to obtain the information.

5.          Sanctions for Noncompliance: In the event the contractor’s noncompliance with the
            nondiscrimination provisions of this contract, the State Highway Department shall impose
            such contract sanctions as it or the Federal Highway Administration may determine to be
            appropriate, including, but not limited to:

            a. Withholding payments to the contractor under the contract until the contractor complies
               and/or


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            b. Cancellation, termination or suspension of the contract, in whole or in part.

6.          Incorporation of Provisions: The contractor shall include provisions of paragraphs (1)
            through (6) in every subcontract, including procurement of material and leases of
            equipment, unless exempt by the Regulations, or directives issued pursuant thereto. The
            contractor shall take such action with respect to any subcontract or procurement as the State
            Highway Department or the Federal Highway Administration may direct as a means of
            enforcing such provisions including sanctions for noncompliance: provided, however,
            that, in the event a contractor becomes involved in, or is threatened with, litigation with a
            subcontractor or supplier as a result of such direction, the contractor may request the State
            Highway Department to enter into such litigation to protect the interests of the State, and,
            in addition, the contractor may request the United States to enter into such litigation to
            protect the interests of the United States.




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                         APPENDIX B - TRANSFER OF PROPERTY

The following clauses shall be included in any and all deeds effecting or recording the transfer of
real property, structures or improvements thereon, or interest therein from the United States.

(GRANTING CLAUSE)

NOW THEREFORE, the Department of Transportation, as authorized by law, and upon the
condition that the State of Michigan, will accept title to the lands and maintain the project
constructed thereon, in accordance with Title 23, United States Code, the Regulations for the
Administration of the Department of Transportation and, also in accordance with and in
compliance with all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations,
Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in
Federally-assisted programs of the Department of Transportation (hereinafter referred to as the
Regulations) pertaining to and effectuating the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of
1964 (78 Stat. 252; 42 U.S.C. 2000d to 2000d-4) does hereby remise, release, quitclaim and convey
unto the State of Michigan all the right, title and interest of the Department of Transportation in
and to said lands described Exhibit “A” attached hereto and made a part hereof.

(HABENDUM CLAUSE)*

TO HAVE AND TO HOLD said lands and interests therein unto the State of Michigan, and its
successors forever, subject, however, the covenant, conditions, restrictions and reservations herein
contained as follows, which will remain in effect for the period during which the real property or
structures are used for a purpose for which Federal financial assistance is extended or for another
purpose involving the provision of similar services or benefits and shall be binding on the State of
Michigan, its successors and assigns.

The State of Michigan, in consideration of the conveyance of said lands and interests in lands, does
hereby covenant and agree as a covenant running with the land for itself, its successors and assigns,
that (1) no person shall on the grounds of race, color, national origin, be excluded from
participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination with regard
to any facility located wholly or in part, on, over, or under such lands hereby conveyed (,) (and)*(2)
that the State of Michigan shall use the lands and interests in lands so conveyed, in compliance
with all requirements imposed by or pursuant to Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department
of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-
assisted programs of the Department of Transportation – Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, and as said Regulations may be amended (,) and (3) that in the event of breach
of any of the above-mentioned nondiscrimination conditions, the Department shall have a right to
re-enter said lands and facilities on said land, and the above described land and facilities shall



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thereon revert to and vest in and become the absolute property of the Department of Transportation
and its assigns as such interest existed prior to this deed.

*Reverter clause and related language to be used only when it is determined that such a clause is
necessary in order to effectuate the purpose of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.




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                      APPENDIX C - PERMITS, LEASES AND LICENSES

The following clauses shall be included in all deeds, licenses, leases, permits, or similar
instruments entered into by the Michigan Department of Transportation, pursuant to the provisions
of Assurance 7(a).

The grantee, licensee, lessee, permittee, etc., (as appropriate) for himself, his heirs, personal
representative, successors in interest, and assigns, as a part of the consideration hereof, does hereby
covenant and agree (in the case of deeds and leases, add, “as a covenant running with the land”)
that in the event facilities are constructed, maintained, or otherwise operated on the said property
described in this (deed, license, lease, permit, etc.) for a purpose for which a Department of
Transportation program or activity is extended or for another purpose involving the provision of
similar services or benefits, the (grantee, licensee, lessee, permittee, etc.) shall remain and operate
such facilities and services in compliance with all other requirements imposed pursuant to Title
49, Code of Federal Regulations, Department of Transportation, Subtitle A, Office of the
Secretary, Part 21, Nondiscrimination in Federally-assisted programs of the Department of
Transportation – Effectuation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and as said Regulations
may be amended.

(Include in licenses, leases, permits, etc.)*

That in the event of breach of any of the above nondiscrimination covenants, the Michigan
Department of Transportation shall have the right to terminate the license, lease, permit, etc., and
to re-enter and repossess said land and the facilities thereon, and hold the same as if said license,
lease, permit, etc., had never been made or issued.

(Include in deeds)*

That in the event of breach of any of the above nondiscrimination covenants, the Michigan
Department of Transportation shall have the right to re-enter lands and facilities hereon, and the
above described lands and facilities shall thereupon revert to and vest in and become the absolute
property of the State of Michigan Department of Transportation and its assigns.

*Reverter clause and related language to be used only when it is determined that such a clause is
necessary in order to effectuate the purpose of the Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the
Civil Rights Act of 1987.




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                        APPENDIX D - TITLE VI COMPLAINT FORM

                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                               TITLE VI COMPLAINT FORM
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 states that “No person in the United States shall on the grounds of
race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or otherwise be
subjected to discrimination in any program, service, or activity receiving federal assistance.”

This form may be used to file a complaint with the City of Muskegon based on violations of Title VI of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964. You are not required to use this form; a letter that provides the same information
may be submitted to file your complaint. Complaints should be filed within 180 days of the alleged
discrimination. If you could not reasonably be expected to know the act was discriminatory within
180 day period, you have 60 days after you became aware to file your complaint.

If you need assistance completing this form, please contact Dwana Thompson by phone at (231) 724-6703
or via e-mail at Dwana.thompson@shorelinecity.com.

Name: _________________________________________                      Date: _______________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________               State: ____________________             Zip: _________

Telephone: _________________________ (home)                  ____________________________ (work)

Individual(s) discriminated against, if different than above (use additional pages, if needed).

Name: __________________________________________                      Date: ______________________

Street Address: _________________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________               State: ____________________              Zip: _________

Telephone: __________________________ (home)                 ___________________________ (work)

Please explain your relationship with the individual(s) indicated above: ____________________

Name of agency and department or program that discriminated:

Agency or department name: ______________________________________________________

Name of individual (if known): ____________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________________

City: _____________________________               State: _____________________            Zip: __________


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Date(s) of alleged discrimination:
Date discrimination began ______________________ Last or most recent date _____________

ALLEGED DISCRIMINATION:

If your complaint is in regard to discrimination in the delivery of services or discrimination that
involved the treatment of you by others by the agency or department indicated above, please
indicate below the basis on which you believe these discriminatory actions were taken.

            ____Race                                                       ____ Religion

            ____ Color                                                     ____ National Origin

            ____ Age                                                       ____ Sex

            ____Disability                                                 ____ Income

Explain: Please explain as clearly as possible what happened. Provide the name(s) of witness(es)
and others involved in the alleged discrimination. (Attach additional sheets, if necessary, and
provide a copy of written material pertaining to your case).

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

______________________________________________________________________________

Signature: ______________________________________                           Date: _______________________

Please return completed form to: Dwana Thompson, Affirmative Action & Risk Management
Director, City of Muskegon, 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, MI 49440; Phone: (231) 724-6703; Fax:
(231) 722-1214; E-mail: Dwana.thompson@shorelinecity.com.

Note: The City of Muskegon prohibits retaliation or intimidation against anyone because that individual has either
taken action or participated in action to secure rights protected by policies of the City. Please inform the person listed
above if you feel you were intimidated or experience perceived retaliation in relation to filing this complaint.




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     APPENDIX E - DETERMINE/DISTINGUISH SIGNIFICANT/NON-SIGNIFICANT
                                 EFFECTS

“Significant” requires considerations of both context and intensity:

      (a) Context. This means that the significance of an action must be analyzed in several contexts
          such as society as a whole (human, nation), the affected region, the affected interests, and
          the locality. Significance varies with the setting of the proposed action. For instance, in
          the case of a site-specific action, significance would usually depend upon the effects in the
          local area rather than in the world as a whole. Both short-and long-term effects are relevant.

      (b) Intensity. This refers to the severity of impact. Responsible officials must bear in mind
          that more than one agency may make decisions about partial aspects of a major action. The
          following should be considered in evaluating intensity:
                  (1) Impacts that may be both beneficial and adverse. A significant effect may exist
                      even if, on balance, the effect would be beneficial.

“Non-significant effect” means no substantial change to an environmental component and this no
material bearing on the decision-making process.

Scientific, technical, institutional, the public’s value, and the local economic conditions influence
the meaning of significant effect.

If an alternative would provide a beneficial effect, then the alternative would cause no significant
adverse effect. If an alternative would provide an adverse effect, the effect might be significant or
the effect might be non-significant.

Determinations of “significant” and “non-significant” effects will be made by the Affirmative
Action Director.




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           APPENDIX F - PROGRAM COMPLIANCE/PROGRAM REVIEW GOALS FOR
                               CURRENT PLAN YEAR

1.             The City of Muskegon’s Title VI Plan will be communicated to each City Department Head
               who will review the plan with departmental employees. All City employees will be trained
               or made aware of the Title VI and LEP policies and complaint procedures.
2.             The City of Muskegon’s Title VI Plan will be published on the main page of the City’s
               website www.muskegon-mi.gov , within 90 days of approval.
3.             Appendix A will be included in all City contracts as outlined in the Title VI Plan.
4.             The language in Number 2 of the City of Muskegon’s Title VI Assurances will be included
               in all solicitations for bids for work or material subject to the Regulations and in all
               proposals for negotiated agreements.
5.             The procedure(s) for responding to individuals with Limited English Proficiency will be
               implemented.
6.             A review of city facilities will be conducted in reference to compliance with the American
               Disabilities Act.
7.             The following data will be collected and reviewed by the Title VI Coordinator and
               included, where appropriate, in the annual report submitted to MDOT.
               a. Boards and Commissions: The number of vacancies; how vacancies are advertised
                   and filled; the number of applicants; the representation of minorities will be evaluated.
               b. Public Meetings: The number of open meetings; how meeting dates and times are
                   communicated to the general public and to individuals directly affected by the meeting.
               c. Construction Projects: The number of construction projects and minority contractors
                   bidding and the number selected; verification that Title VI language was included in
                   bids and contracts for each project.
               d. LEP Needs: The number of requests for language assistance that were requested or
                   required; the outcome of these requests.
               e. Complaints: The number of Title VI complaints received; nature of the complaints;
                   resolution of the complaints.
               f. Timeliness of Services: The number of requests for services; amount of time from
                   request to when service was delivered; number of requests denied.
               g. Right of Way/Eminent Domain: The number of such actions and diversity of
                   individual(s) affected.
               h. Program Participants: Racial data of program participants where possible.
i   The executive order verbatim can be found online at http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/cor/Pubs/eolep.htm.
ii Policy Guidance Concerning Recipients’ Responsibilities to Limited English Proficient (LEP) Persons. Federal Register:

December 14, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 239)

iii
      The DOT has also posted an abbreviated version of this guidance on their website at http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/lep.asp.
iv
      http://www.dotcr.ost.dot.gov/asp/lep/asp
v
      Department of Justice Final LEP Guidelines, Federal Register June 18, 2002-Vol. 67-Number 117.




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                     Commission Meeting Date:                   January 14, 2014

Date:         January 8, 2014

To:           Honorable Mayor & City Commission

From:         Community and Neighborhood Services Department

RE:           Approval of Realtor Procurement Bid for CNS
____________________________________________________________________________________________

SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve Greenridge Realty as our Realtor and
listing agent for the City of Muskegon’s CNS properties for 2014.
The procurement bidding process conducted in November, 2013, resulted in an
unacceptable bid offer.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Any financial impact would be realized at the sale closing;
the realtor would receive 6% of the sale price; 1% discount if Greenridge is the
buyer’s agent.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve Greenridge Realty as the Realtor for
the Community and Neighborhood Services office for the 2014 year.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: None required.
               Commission Meeting Date: January 14, 2014

Date:        January 9, 2014
To:          Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:        Planning & Economic Development
RE:          Vacation of Nims St between Brunswick St and Vulcan St.



SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

Newkirk Electric at 1875 Roberts St is requesting to vacate the portion of Nims St
between Brunswick St and Vulcan St so they may combine their main facility with
their other property at 1975 Vulcan St.


FINANCIAL IMPACT:

None

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:

None

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends vacation of the street, with the condition that all utility easement
rights be retained.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

The Planning Commission recommended vacation of the street at their December
meeting, with the condition that all utility easement rights be retained.




1/9/2014                                                                         1
                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON

                                    RESOLUTION #2014-
                RESOLUTION TO VACATE A PORTION OF A PUBLIC STREET

WHEREAS, a petition has been received to vacate Nims Street between Brunswick St and
Vulcan St; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on December 12, 2013 to consider
the petition and subsequently recommended the vacation; and

WHEREAS, due notice had been given of said hearing as well as the January 14, 2014 City
Commission meeting to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Commission deems it advisable for the
public interest to vacate and discontinue Nims Street between Brunswick St and Vulcan St; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Commission does hereby declare the said portion of
street vacated and discontinued provided, however, that this action on the part of the City
Commission shall not operate so as to conflict with any fire access or the utility rights heretofore
acquired by the City or by any public service utility in the City of Muskegon, operating in, over
and upon said portion of street hereby vacated, and it is hereby expressly declared that any such
rights shall remain in full force and effect;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that after any maintenance and repair by the City, the city shall
restore the disturbed area to the grade and paving in existence at the time of vacation. The City
shall not be responsible to replace special planting, landscaping, fences or any structure. No
structure shall be placed in the vacated street which, in the sole judgment of the City, will interfere
with the repair or maintenance of utilities in the easement, public or private.

Adopted this 14th day of January, 2014.

        Ayes:

        Nays:

        Absent:

                                                 By:
                                                       Stephen J. Gawron, Mayor


                                                 Attest:
                                                           Ann Cummings, MMC, City Clerk
        CERTIFICATE (Vacation of Nims Street between Brunswick St and Vulcan St)


I hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes a true and complete copy of a resolution adopted by
the City Commission of the City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon, Michigan, at a regular
meeting held on January 14, 2014..


                                                        ______________________________
                                                        Ann Cummings, MMC
                                                        Clerk, City of Muskegon
                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON
                                 PLANNING COMMISSION
                                STAFF REPORT (EXCERPT)
Hearing, Case 2013-14: Request to vacate the portion of Nims St between Brunswick St and
Vulcan St, by Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc.


STAFF OBSERVATIONS
   1. Nims St has already been vacated from Madison St to Brunswick St and from Vulcan St
      to Keating Ave. This request would vacate the remainder of the street between these two
      areas.
   2. The street is an unimproved dirt road with no utilities in the vicinity.
   3. Newkirk Electric owns the parcels at 1875 Roberts St, 1035 E Laketon and 1975 Vulcan
      St. They would like to combine all of these properties and fence them in for storage
      expansion. In order to do that, the street must be vacated and replatted. Once the City
      vacates the street, they will give up all interest it and it becomes common property to
      everyone in the block, until it is replatted and individual owners will be given portions of
      the land.
   4. Notice was sent to property owners within 300 feet of this property and at the time of this
      writing, staff had not received any comments from the public.




                  Nims St looking south-east. Newkirk Electric to the left.
                   Zoning Map




Aerial Map (red line indicates street to be vacated)
               Commission Meeting Date: January 14, 2014

Date:        January 9, 2014
To:          Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:        Planning & Economic Development
RE:          Vacation of Vulcan St south of Nims St and north of Keating
             Ave



SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

Newkirk Electric at 1875 Roberts St is requesting to vacate the portion of Vulcan St
south of Nims St and north of Keating Ave.

FINANCIAL IMPACT:

None

BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:

None

STAFF RECOMMENDATION:

Staff recommends vacation of the street, with the condition that all utility easement
rights be retained.

COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION:

The Planning Commission recommended vacation of the street at their December
meeting, with the condition that all utility easement rights be retained.




1/9/2014                                                                         1
                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON

                                    RESOLUTION #2014-
                RESOLUTION TO VACATE A PORTION OF A PUBLIC STREET

WHEREAS, a petition has been received to vacate Vulcan St south of Nims St and north of
Keating Ave; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Commission held a public hearing on December 12, 2013 to consider
the petition and subsequently recommended the vacation; and

WHEREAS, due notice had been given of said hearing as well as the January 14, 2014 City
Commission meeting to consider the recommendation of the Planning Commission;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the City Commission deems it advisable for the
public interest to vacate and discontinue Vulcan St south of Nims St and north of Keating Ave; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the City Commission does hereby declare the said portion of
street vacated and discontinued provided, however, that this action on the part of the City
Commission shall not operate so as to conflict with any fire access or the utility rights heretofore
acquired by the City or by any public service utility in the City of Muskegon, operating in, over
and upon said portion of street hereby vacated, and it is hereby expressly declared that any such
rights shall remain in full force and effect;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that after any maintenance and repair by the City, the city shall
restore the disturbed area to the grade and paving in existence at the time of vacation. The City
shall not be responsible to replace special planting, landscaping, fences or any structure. No
structure shall be placed in the vacated street which, in the sole judgment of the City, will interfere
with the repair or maintenance of utilities in the easement, public or private.

Adopted this 14th day of January, 2014.

        Ayes:

        Nays:

        Absent:

                                                 By:
                                                       Stephen J. Gawron, Mayor


                                                 Attest:
                                                           Ann Cummings, MMC, City Clerk
     CERTIFICATE (Vacation of Vulcan St south of Nims St and north of Keating Ave)


I hereby certify that the foregoing constitutes a true and complete copy of a resolution adopted by
the City Commission of the City of Muskegon, County of Muskegon, Michigan, at a regular
meeting held on January 14, 2014.


                                                        ______________________________
                                                        Ann Cummings, MMC
                                                        Clerk, City of Muskegon
                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON
                                 PLANNING COMMISSION
                                STAFF REPORT (EXCERPT)

Hearing, Case 2013-15: Request to vacate the portion of Vulcan St south of Nims St and north
of Keating Ave, by Newkirk Electric Associates, Inc.


STAFF OBSERVATIONS
   1. Vulcan St has already been vacated between Laketon Ave and Nims St. \
   2. This request is to continue the vacation down to Keating Ave.
   3. The street is an unimproved dirt road with no utilities in the vicinity.
   4. Newkirk Electric owns the parcels at 1875 Roberts St, 1035 E Laketon and 1975 Vulcan
      St. They would like to combine all of these properties and fence them in for storage
      expansion. In order to do that, the street must be vacated and replatted. Once the City
      vacates the street, they will give up all interest it and it becomes common property to
      everyone in the block, until it is replatted and individual owners will be given portions of
      the land.
   5. Notice was sent to property owners within 300 feet of this property and at the time of this
      writing, staff had not received any comments from the public.



        Vulcan St looking south.                   1975 Vulcan St owned by Newkirk Electric
                   Zoning Map




Aerial Map (red line indicates street to be vacated)
   CITY COMMISSION MEETING – JANUARY 14, 2014

  TO:           Honorable Mayor & City Commissioners

  FROM:      Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

  DATE:     December 30, 2013

   SUBJECT: Towing Contract

  SUMMARY OF REQUEST:

  Proposals have been accepted for the towing contract with the city. This contract
  will go into effect on January 2014. Proposals were submitted by the following
  companies:
     1. Ramos Towing, 2444 S. Getty, Muskegon 49444
     2. ASAP Towing, 2486 S. Getty, Muskegon 49444
     3. Central Towing, 710 Alberta Ave, Muskegon 49441
     4. Reliable Towing, 1288 Ninth St. Muskegon 49440

Criteria for selection

Attached to the staff recommendation is a comparison table which provides an overview
of the 2014 Bid Sheet that was submitted by the respective towing companies. The
table is color coded in a blue highlight that outlines certain proposed costs & charges.
Contained within the blue portion of the spreadsheet are the charges which directly
impact the municipality. The five (5) categories include:

        (1) the towing of a city vehicle
        (2) towing of a city truck(s)
        (3) repair of a flat tire on a city vehicle(s)
        (4) towing of vehicle(s) held by Muskegon Police Department for investigation
        (5) storage of vehicle(s) under investigation.

The first and most important criteria relating to the selection of a towing service were
those bid(s) that would positively impact the municipality financially. There was only
one company out of the four who submitted proposed bids reflecting “no” costs to the
municipality for these listed tow services. The other three reflected charges to the City
of Muskegon for the above categories:

                Ramos Towing – “NO” charges to the municipality
                ASAP Towing – reflected charges to the municipality
                Central Towing – reflected charges to the municipality
                Reliable Towing – reflected charges to the municipality


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The second criteria was a review of the bid sheets that were submitted by these four
towing services that address:
      (1) the towing of a vehicle
      (2) vehicle storage per day
      (3) moped storage charges.

These costs are outlined in the header of the spreadsheet and have no real impact on
the municipality costs. These charges are paid by the owner of the impounded vehicle.

The third and final criteria that considered were the “quality of the service”. This
includes but not limited to the service to the owner of an impounded vehicle and over-all
service to City of Muskegon staff that was experienced during the last contract. Our
Police Department uniquely interacts with the selected towing service on many different
levels, which demand a certain quality of service and spirit of cooperation. This
includes our Patrol Division who impounds numerous vehicles for variety of reasons,
and involvement in the junk/abandoned vehicle programs that assists with the blight in
our neighborhoods. Our Detective Bureau & Specialized Drug Team frequently
interacts on “high profile cases” that require commitment and communication from our
contracted tow service. The Parking Division staff also impounds vehicles, and is
responsible for processing paperwork which is mandated by the state for abandoned
vehicles. It’s a labor intensive process and requires a significant level of trust and a
working relationship with the selected contracted tow service.

During the review process, along with the noted high quality of service and integrity
displayed over the last contract service time, staff cited Ramos as a “quality service”
giving high marks for the listed reasons. Ramos Towing staff continues to be
professional, helpful when problems have surfaced during the last contract period. In
addition to the above, Ramos has accommodated our special needs as it relates to
vehicles that need “evidence processing” by offering a clean/heated/locked facility fully
cooperating when problems arise during complex investigations.

*See all supporting document/attachments to support recommendation.

  FINAN1CAL IMPACT:
  None

  BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED:
  None

  STAFF RECOMMENDATION:
  The Director of Public Safety recommends the Commission consider selecting Ramos
  Towing Services for a three (3) year towing contract to provide needed towing
  services listed in the contract.



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                                TOWING AGREEMENT

        This Towing Agreement is made on JANUARY XX, 2014:
 between the City of Muskegon, Michigan municipal corporation, with
 offices at 933 Terrace Street, Muskegon, Michigan 49440 ("City"), and
 Ramos Towing with offices at 2444 Getty, Muskegon Heights,
 Michigan 49444, ("Contractor").

                                        Reticals

      A.    Contractor operates a vehicle towing service,
 impound service and facility licensed by the State of Michigan;
 and,

       B.     City desires to retain Contractor to operate a vehicle
 towing service, impoundment service and facility pursuant to the
 terms and conditions of this Agreement.

        Therefore, the parties mutually agree as follows:

        1.      Retention of Contractor. City retains Contractor as an
 independent contractor to operate a towing and wrecker service and
 impoundment facility for the storage of certain motor vehicles for the
 City pursuant to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. City
 agrees to exclusively utilize Contractor's towing and wrecker service
 and impoundment facility, providing the owner/operator of said motor
 vehicle does not expressly select some other alternative and
 reasonable provider of said services. Notwithstanding the foregoing,
 City may call another towing company if Contractor does not respond in
 a timely manner or does not provide adequate equipment necessary to
 provide the services as provided by this Agreement. The City reserves
 the right to hire specialized equipment outside the scope of this
 Agreement when needed, i.e., mobile cranes, or other heavy
 equipment which might be needed for special situations. The parties
 specifically agree that all fees, charges and expenses incurred by
 Contractor in performance of this Agreement are not City's obligation,
 and all collection attempts will be directed to the owner/operator of the
 subject motor vehicle.

        2.     Term. The term of this Agreement will commence on
 January xx, 2014 and will continue until January xx, 2017, unless
 earlier terminated by City pursuant to Section 10. City will have the
 unilateral option to extend this Agreement for two additional one-year
 terms under the same terms and conditions of this Agreement if, in
 City's sole discretion, the extension is in the City's best interest. This
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 extension will be exercised by the City providing written notice to
 Contractor at least 60 days prior to the termination date.

 3.            Duties of Contractor. Contractor will operate a vehicle
 towing service, impound service and facility seven days a week, 24
 hours a day, in such a manner that Contractor can be reached by
 telephone at all times by Muskegon Central Dispatch, the Muskegon
 Police Department, and the Muskegon Department of Public Works.
 Contractor will tow and/or store all motor vehicles, including tractors
 and trailers, directed to be towed and/or stored by the City’s agents
 and employees.

            a.    Equipment. At all times during the term of this Agreement,
      Contractor will own and keep in good operating condition the following
      equipment:

                   i.     FCC licensed radio dispatched wreckers;

                  ii.     Set of dollies;

                  111.    Equipment for changing tires, air tanks for inflating tires,
                          tools for lock-outs;

                  iv.     Booster battery or cables for starting cars or trucks;

                  v.      Fire extinguishers, flares;

                  vi.     Extra chains, pry bar, broom and shovel, bucket, oil dry;

                  vii.    Two standard wreckers fully equipped as specified herein
                          and one large heavy-duty wrecker capable of handling
                          trucks, trailers, semi-trailers, and other large vehicles, up
                          to a gross weight of 50 tons;

                  viii.   Power winch on each unit set forth in (vii) above; and,

                  ix.     Gross vehicle weight per wrecker unit rating of not less
                          than 8,000 pounds, and the manufacturer's specifications
                          for rated capacity of at least one ton.

            All equipment must be maintained in good working order to safely
      perform the service required by this Agreement, and conform to the
      standards, requirements and regulations mandated by federal, state, county
      and City agencies.

            All towing vehicles will be equipped with communication devices

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    capable of covering all of the territory within the City limits and its immediate
    bordering jurisdictions and will be subject to periodic inspections by the City
    regarding their mechanical condition.

           Contractor will keep the City informed of the number of tow trucks it
    has available for use in the performance of this Agreement, including the
    year, make, model, and capacity. This information must be supplied to the
    Director of Public Safety.

          Contractor will display the company name and phone number
    prominently on each of its vehicles used in accordance with this Agreement.
           b.     Facility. At all times during the term of this Agreement,
     Contractor's towing and impound service facility must:

                  i.     be located within Muskegon County;

                  ii.    contain a heated, secure building;

                  iii.   have a fenced area able to accommodate up to 75 vehicles;

                  iv.    comply with the laws of Michigan and the City of Muskegon;

                  v.     have prominently posted a list of towing and storage
                         charges, hours of operation as approved by the City,
                         as well as the Contractor's business telephone
                         number; and,

                  vi.    be maintained in a clean and presentable condition.

            c.    Fees. At all times during the term of this Agreement,
     Contractor will abide by the table of fees attached to Contractor's bid
     documents, which is incorporated herein and made a part hereof as
     Appendix A. Any customer service, including accidents, impounds or
     private tows, received through a request of the City, will be invoiced
     according to this fee schedule. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a vehicle is
     impounded for evidence, Contractor agrees that all storage fees will cease.

            During the term of this Agreement, Contractor may not increase its
     fees except upon prior approval granted by the Muskegon City Commission,
     following review and recommendation by the Muskegon Police Department
     and/or Department of Public Works.

          Contractor will charge only for equipment actually needed and
    requested by City at the scene.

           City reserves the right to cancel a request for services of the
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    Contractor at any time, including up to the time of hook7up, without either
    the City or owner or operator incurring any charges. If the owner of the
    vehicle arrives on scene before the vehicle is towed, and the vehicle can
    be safely moved by the owner in the opinion of the police officer in charge
    at the scene, no charges will be incurred and the vehicle will be released
    to the owner.

           Contractor will not charge storage fees for any day Contractor is closed
    to the general public. Contractor will not charge storage fees for the first 24
    hours of storage.

              d.   Personnel Qualifications. Contractor will maintain adequate
     staffing in order to insure proper and timely response to any and all police
     requirements for impounding vehicles. Contractor will provide the City with a
     list of the names and addresses of all current operators/drivers and will notify
     the City of all changes in operators/drivers. Every operator/driver will:

                  i.      be competent by reason of demonstrated experience or
           training, in the sole judgment of the City, to safely operate the type of
           tow truck used by the impound service;

                  ii.   possess the ability to rig, move, pick up and transport
           vehicles without increasing the original damage, insofar as possible;

                 iii.   be free from the influence of alcoholic beverages,
           narcotics, or dangerous drugs while on duty;

                 iv.    be familiar with the ordinances, rules and regulations
           pertaining to tow trucks; and,

                  v.   be licensed as provided by applicable federal, state and
           local Jaws and ordinances.

           e.    Expenses. Contractor will be solely responsible for all
    expenses incurred by Contractor, its agents and employees, in connection
    with the performance of this Agreement.

           f.    Auctions. Contractor will be responsible for the holding of public
    auctions for abandoned vehicles, furnishing all documentation attendant to
    any sale at said auction, paying for the auctioneer, and paying for the public
    notice advertised in the local daily newspaper. Contractor agrees to hold said
    auctions under the supervision of the Muskegon Police Department. Auctions
    will be conducted based on the number of vehicles held, but not less than
    once per calendar quarter. If no bids are received at the auction, Contractor
    will become the owner of the vehicle or group of vehicles and will be
    responsible for disposal. Public auctions will comply with State law.
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    Contractor shall be responsible for $50 city fee for each impounded vehicle
    sold at auction.

              g.  Storage of Vehicles. All vehicles impounded will be stored in a
    storage lot or building which is fenced with all gates securely locked and a
    responsible person in charge of the business 24 hours a day that may be
    called to respond to the lot by someone from the City. Vehicles stored in the
    building or storage yard will be parked so as to allow one foot of space
    between vehicles. Storage charges will not be assessed for the first 24 hours
    of storage.

           h.      Release of Vehicles. The owner of an impounded vehicle or
    authorized representative of the owner will be required to have a signed
    approval by the City's Police Department prior to the vehicle being released.
    Whenever impounded vehicles are claimed by the owner, Contractor will provide
    the owner with an itemized statement of all charges relating to impounding the
    vehicle, including a written justification for fees over and above the standard towing
    fee. Contractor will make every reasonable effort to verify that the individual
    claiming a stored vehicle is the actual owner or authorized representative of the
    owner before the vehicle is released.

         i.         Hours of Operation. Contractor will be available and capable of
     providing towing services 24 hours a day on each and every day (365 days a year)
     during the term of this Agreement. Contractor will be open to the general public from
     8:00 am through 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, on each and every week during the
     term of this Agreement to release motor vehicles to their rightful owners. No storage
    fees may be charged by Contractor for any day that the business is closed to the
    general public.

                   j.     Services. Contractor will have a tow truck at the scene in a timely
          manner to tow vehicles as requested by the City. Furthermore, Contractor will
         clean up accident debris from the street upon response to accident scenes. If clean-
         up is requested and towing is not required there will be no clean-up charge to the
         City. Clean-up will be deemed completed when inspected and approved by the City
         official in charge at the scene. If Contractor does not arrive at the requested
         location within 25 minutes, the police officer or City employee may have the vehicle
         towed to Contractor's yard at Contractor's expense, and Contractor will accept the
         vehicle for storage.

                 At the towing scene, or upon reasonable dispatch thereafter, Contractor
          must provide the owner or operator of the motor vehicle with a written list itemizing
          towing fees, storage rates and other expenses. Additionally, Contractor must
          advise in writing the owner/operator of the right to remove any and all unattached
          personal property from the motor vehicle at the impoundment yard.

                k.     Driving of Vehicles. Neither Contractor nor any of its employees
         and/or agents will at any time drive or remove from the premises any motor
         vehicles placed with Contractor for storage purposes, except with the written
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         permission of the owner of the motor vehicle or by operation of law.

                I.   Recommendation of Repair or Collision Shop. Under no
         circumstances will Contractor recommend a repair or collision shop to the vehicle
         owner/operator.

        4.     Recordkeeping and Documentation. Contractor will maintain all
required records and complete all necessary forms for the state of Michigan,
Muskegon Police Department, and the Muskegon Department of Public Works.
Contractor will maintain all records relating to the disposition of impounded vehicles
for a period not less than four years, and the City will have the right to inspect, copy
and audit these records during any business hours.

                a.    Invoices. A written or computerized record or invoice will be
         kept by Contractor and include the following information for each vehicle:

                       i.     Vehicle identification number;

                       ii.    Gross vehicle weight rating;

                       m.     Year, make, and model of vehicle;

                       iv.    Name of owner of vehicle;

                       v.     Details of all services rendered regarding vehicle;

                       vi.    Location from which the vehicle was towed or impounded;

                       vii.   Mileage of the vehicle; and,

                      viii.   Any other information the City may require.

         These records will be maintained and kept throughout the term of this
         Agreement (plus one year following the termination of this Agreement) and
         will be made available to the City for inspection upon request.

                 b.     Monthly Audit. A monthly audit will be conducted by
         Contractor of all vehicles impounded, including the reason the vehicle was
         impounded. The audit will be submitted to the City's Police Department by
         the fifteenth day of the following month. Any invoice for special equipment
         or added services which exceed the standard towing fees will be
         specifically itemized and contain written justification for such additional
         fees.

         5.  Independent Contractor. Contractor is an independent contractor
 and not an employee of the City. Neither the Contractor, nor the Contractor's
 employees or subcontractors, will be entitled to any or additional insurance,
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 health, retirement or similar benefits which are or may become available to City
 employees, as a result of this Agreement. In addition, current or future City
 employees or agents will not be construed or considered to be employees or
 agents of Contractor.

       6.     Taxes. Contractor will be solely responsible for the payment and
withholding of any and all taxes, levies and assessments under any federal, state
or local law and will provide for the payment of taxes on or for income,
unemployment, old age, social security, workman's compensation, or any other
taxes with respect to the Contractor, the Contractor's employees or
subcontractors in connection with the work performed pursuant to this
Agreement.

         7.    Insurance.

                a.      Liability Insurance. During the term of this Agreement,
         Contractor must maintain comprehensive general liability insurance and
         vehicle liability insurance, including coverage of all operations as a towing
         service and name the City as co-insured in at least the following amounts:

                     i.     Comprehensive general liability insurance in an
                amount not less than $1,000,000 for each occurrence;

                     ii.    Vehicle liability insurance in an amount no less than
                $1,000,000 for each occurrence;

                       iii.   An umbrella policy for liability insurance covering any
                and all of such risks in an amount not less than $1,000,000; and,

                       iii.  A garage keeper’s insurance policy in the amount of not
                 less than $250,000.

         Contractor will provide City with copies of these insurance policies.

                b.     Worker's Compensation Insurance. During the term of this
          Agreement Contractor must maintain in full force and effect, workers
          compensation insurance with limits established under state law, and
          provide City with a copy of the appropriate certificate evidencing same.

          8.   Warranty. Contractor warrants and represents that it is familiar with
 the towing and impoundment requirements of the City and is capable of
 rendering all services as required in this Agreement. Contractor acknowledges
 that it has made a thorough independent investigation as to its undertakings
 under this Agreement and as to the actual conditions and requirements of the
 work and the amount of work to be done.
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         Contractor acknowledges that the City has not made and does not make
 any warranties or representations with respect to the City's obligations set forth
 in this Agreement except as provided in this Agreement.

         9.    City Inspections. Contractor will allow members of the City of
 Muskegon Police Department or other authorized City representatives to inspect
 the Contractor's lot or building, stored vehicles, office or other buildings and
 records relative to this Agreement whenever it is deemed necessary by the City.
 City reserves the right to conduct an audit at least twice a year of all bills and
 records relative to this Agreement. Contractor agrees to provide access to the
 records for inspection by the City and its auditors.

        10.   Cancellation of Agreement. This Agreement may be canceled
 by City upon two days written notice, delivered by hand or sent by ordinary mail
 addressed to the Contractor at Contractor's address provided in this
 Agreement. This Agreement may be cancelled, if, in the sole judgment of the
 City's Director of Public Safety, the Contractor has not performed according to
 the terms of this Contract.

        This Agreement may be canceled by the Contractor upon 60 days written
 notice to City's Director of Public Safety.

          11.  Indemnification. Except as otherwise provided in this Section, City
 and its elected officials, appointed officials, employees and agents (collectively
 hereinafter referred to as the "Indemnified Persons"), will not be liable to
 Contractor for any reasons. Contractor will indemnify and hold City and the
 Indemnified Persons harmless from any loss, expenses, or liability of any nature
 (including attorneys' fees) due to any and all suits, demands, actions, legal or
 administrative proceedings or claims arising or resulting from or in connection
 with:

                a.     Any act or failure to act including negligence or
         misrepresentation by the City or any Indemnified Person, whether
         attributable to the City or Contractor in connection with or resulting from
         this Agreement, the operations of Contractor, or any other activity;
         provided however, that Contractor will not be obligated to indemnify the
         City or any Indemnified Person under this Section including costs and
         counsel fees if a court of competent jurisdiction finds that the liability in
         question was caused by the intentional misconduct or gross negligence of
         the City and any Indemnified Person unless the court determines that,
         despite the adjudication of liability but in view of all circumstances of the
         case, the City or any Indemnified Person is fairly and reasonably entitled to
         indemnification which the court considers proper; and/or

                b.  The negligent performance by Contractor or its agents,
         employees, or officers of any work purportedly authorized to be
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         performed under this Agreement; and/or

               c.   Any loss or damage connected to or resulting from any work
         performed or authorized to be performed under this Agreement; and/or

               d.      Any injury or damage to any person or property arising
         out of this Agreement or the Contractor's performance of this
         Agreement.

         If any action or proceeding is brought against the City or any Indemnified
 Person, connected to or resulting from any work performed or authorized to be
 performed under this Agreement, that action or proceeding will be defended by
 counsel to the City or the Contractor as City will determine. If the defense is by
 counsel to the City, the City will pay the costs of that defense including its
 counsel fees. If the City determines that the Contractor will defend the City or
 an Indemnified Person, the Contractor will immediately assume the defense at
 its sole costs.

         The Contractor and the City agree to act cooperatively in the defense of
 any action brought against the City and the Contractor to the greatest extent
 possible. The City agrees that it will not settle any action or proceeding against
 it without prior written consent of the Contractor, unless the City has provided
 written notice to the Contractor of its decision to waive any right to
 indemnification for the proposed settlement (including any costs, expenses or
 counsel fee associated therewith).

       Contractor will also indemnify City for all costs and expenses, including
 reasonable counsel fees, incurred in enforcing any obligation of the
 Contractor under this Agreement.


         12.    Non-Discrimination. Contractor covenants not to discriminate on
  the basis of race, color, religion, or national origin against any employee or
  applicant for employment to be employed in the performance of this Agreement
  with respect to his/her hire, compensation, tenure, terms, conditions or privileges
  of employment, and Contractor further covenants not to so discriminate against
  any other person using or attempting to use the facility and services described in
  this Agreement. Further, Contractor covenants to require similar covenants on
  the part of any sub-contractor(s) or agent(s) employed in the performance of this
  Agreement. Contractor will furnish his services on a fair, equal, and non-
  discriminatory basis to all users.

         13.    Prevention and Satisfaction of Liens. Contractor agrees not to
 file, assert, prosecute, and will not allow construction, mechanic's or material
 men's liens to be filed or continued against any City property for services
 performed, or for materials, machine1 or equipment furnished in connection
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 with the work to be performed by Contractor or by Contractor's sub-contractors.
 If any such lien is nevertheless filed, Contractor agrees, at Contractor's
 expense, to take any and all steps necessary and proper for the release,
 satisfaction and discharge of said lien.

          14.  Permits and Licensing. Contractor agrees to comply with all
 federal, state and local laws, ordinances, rules regulations and requirements that
 are now, or may in the future become, applicable to Contractor's business or
 equipment for the work to be performed pursuant to this Agreement. Contractor
 will provide employees who possess a Commercial Driver’s License with the
 appropriate designation with providing service under this Agreement. It is
 Contractor's responsibility to provide services in compliance with the Americans'
 Disabilities Act. Contract will also meet the requirements of the Michigan
 Commercial Driver’s License Standards, Federal Drug Free Workplace Act, the
 Elliott-Larson Act, the Michigan Civil Rights Act, and any other applicable
 employee related legislation.

        15.   State of Michigan Abandoned Vehicle Fee. Contractor agrees
 not to charge a customer the State of Michigan abandoned vehicle fee until the
 customer's vehicle is entered into the LEIN system as an abandoned vehicle. If
 Contractor fails to comply with this Section, then Contractor agrees to fully
 reimburse the customer, and pay City two times the amount of the abandoned
 vehicle fee (currently $40-so, Contractor would pay City $80 per occurrence).
 Contractor shall abide by state law and pay the required abandon vehicle fees to
 the Michigan Secretary of State.

          16. Default. It is expressly agreed between the parties that if the
 impoundment or storage facilities described in this Agreement are vacated,
 abandoned or not maintained or operated in accordance with this Agreement, or
 if Contractor attempts to sell, convey or assign this Agreement, or if Contractor
 fails to provide notices in a timely and proper manner in accordance with Public
 Act 1981, No. 104 as amended, or if Contractor defaults in any of the terms of
 this Agreement, or if Contractor fails to comply with any statutes, ordinances,
 rules, orders, regulations, or requirements of the federal, state and/or City
 government or of any and all of their departments and bureaus applicable to the
 premises and operations described in this Agreement, or if the Contractor files a
 petition in bankruptcy or be adjudicated as bankrupt, or make an assignment for
 the benefit of creditors, or take advantage of any insolvency act, City may elect
 to terminate this Agreement immediately and, if City elects to terminate this

 Agreement because of the violation of this paragraph, upon such termination
 Contractor will compensate City for the loss suffered by reason of the
 termination and the default hereunder.

        17. Right to Control. Contractor agrees to perform and supervise all
 work under this Agreement efficiently and in accordance with the highest
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 standards of the industry. Contractor will be solely responsible for the means,
 methods, techniques, sequences and procedures for completing the work.

          18.    Miscellaneous.

                 a.     Sale or Assignment. This Agreement may not be
          assigned or sub- contracted without the City's prior written consent.
          Contractor's owner(s) agree not to sell or assign their interest, including
          their stock, membership interest, or assets in Contractor without City's
          prior written consent.

                 b.     Validity. The invalidity of any portion of this Agreement will
          not affect the remainder of the Agreement, unless the City so elects.
          Unless the City elects otherwise, if any terms of this Agreement shall be
          held invalid, illegal, or unenforceable in whole or in part, the validity of the
          other terms of this Agreement shall not be affected and shall remain in
          full force and effect.

                c.     Governing Law. This Agreement will be governed by the
          laws of the State of Michigan.

             d.     Entire Agreement. This Agreement represents the entire
      and integrated Agreement between the City and Contractor and
      supersedes all prior negotiations, representations or agreements, either
      written or oral.

           e.     Amendments. All amendments to this Agreement must
      be made in writing and signed by City and by Contractor.

      The parties have signed this Agreement the date first above set forth.
City of Muskegon, a Michigan Municipal Corporation



      By___________________________________________
                           Its Mayor


Contractor – Ramos Towing


      By________________________________________
                           Its Owner


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                                                   2014 Towing ContractComparison Table

                                           Investigation    Storage                                  Moped     City Veh City Veh
Company              Year       Tow to Lot     Tow          per Day      Investigation Storage       Storage     Tow     15-50 Flat Tire

Reliable Towing   1/14 - 1/15    $55.00       $55.00        $15.00     $15.00 no chg after 5 days     $0.00     $0.00   $65.00    $0.00
                  1/15 - 1/16    $65.00       $65.00        $20.00     $20.00 no chg after 5 days     $0.00     $0.00   $65.00    $0.00
                  1/16 - 1/17    $75.00       $75.00        $25.00     $25.00 no chg after 5 days     $0.00     $0.00   $65.00    $0.00


Ramos Towing      1/14 - 1/15    $60.00    $0 for victims   $20.00       $0 until release by PA      $20.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0.00
                  1/15 - 1/16    $65.00    $0 for victims   $20.00       $0 until release by PA      $20.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0.00
                  1/16 - 1/17    $70.00    $0 for victims   $25.00       $0 until release by PA      $20.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0.00


Central Towing    1/14 - 1/15    $50.00       $50.00        $10.00    $10.00 per day up to 30 days    $1.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0,00
                  1/15 - 1/16    $50.00       $50.00        $10.00    $10.00 per day up to 30 days    $1.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0.00
                  1/16 - 1/17    $50.00       $50.00        $10.00    $10.00 per day up to 30 days    $1.00     $0.00    $0.00    $0.00


ASAP Towing       1/14 - 1/15    $40.00       $40.00        $10.00              $10.00                $5.00     $5.00   $100.00   $0.00
                  1/15 - 1/16    $40.00       $40.00        $10.00              $10.00                $5.00     $5.00   $100.00   $0.00
                  1/16 - 1/17    $40.00       $40.00        $10.00              $10.00                $5.00     $5.00   $100.00   $0.00




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