City Commission Packet 07-14-2015

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       CITY OF MUSKEGON
          CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                                    JULY 14, 2015
     CITY COMMISSION CHAMBERS @ 5:30 P.M.
                                             AGENDA

□ CALL TO ORDER:
□ PRAYER:
□ PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
□ ROLL CALL:
□ HONORS AND AWARDS:
□ INTRODUCTIONS/PRESENTATION:
□ CITY MANAGER’S REPORT:
□ CONSENT AGENDA:
        A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
        B. Annex Lease CITY MANAGER
□ PUBLIC HEARINGS:
□ COMMUNICATIONS:
□ UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
□ NEW BUSINESS:
        A. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
           Demolish the Following: PUBLIC SAFETY
            1258 5th Street
            462 Washington Avenue
            1252 5th Street
            1709 Pine
            1370 Sanford
□ 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:
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CONTACT ANN MARIE MEISCH, CITY CLERK, 933 TERRACE STREET, MUSKEGON, MI 49440 OR BY CALLING (231) 724-
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Memorandum
To:     Mayor and Commissioners

From: Frank Peterson

Re:     City Commission Meeting

Date:   July 09, 2015

We have a number of items on the agenda, and I thought you could use a little background on some of
them as you prepare for our meeting next week.

1.      Under the consent agenda, we are asking the Commission to approve:
        a. Last meeting’s minutes.
        b. Approval of a lease for the Annex Building at the LC Walker Arena. This lease will allow a
            sports training and rehab center move into the facility in partnership with a local healthcare
            provider to train athletes and with those who have suffered athletic-type injuries. This is a
            great repurposing of the building. While we do expect that we’ll have some out of pocket
            expenses up front (Up to $150,000), we also need to recognize that a great portion of that is
            a result of our own deferred maintenance. There is potential for significant savings from a
            utility standpoint – likely in excess of $15,000 annually. There is also a potential for rental
            income depending on the success of their organization. The greatest benefit is their 50/50
            match re: building improvements, their daily use of the Annex, and their intent to bring their
            arena football team to Muskegon.
2.      New Business
        a. We have five dangerous structures for which we are seeking demolition concurrence from
            the commission. All five are in poor shape and require demolition. I urge the Commission
            to concur with the HBA.

If there are questions on any agenda items, please try to let staff know in advance, and we will be sure
to have the appropriate data/research available at the meeting.




Frank Peterson
City Manager
Date:    July 14, 2015
To:      Honorable Mayor and City Commissioners
From:    Ann Marie Meisch, City Clerk
RE:      Approval of Minutes




SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the June 30th City
Commission Meeting.


FINANCIAL IMPACT: None.


BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None.


STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
     CITY OF MUSKEGON
       CITY COMMISSION MEETING
                        JUNE 30, 2015
    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, MI at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 30, 2015.
Pastor Matt Sharp opened the meeting with prayer, 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 Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, and German, City
Manager Franklin Peterson, City Attorney John Schrier, and City Clerk Ann
Meisch. Commissioner Hood arrived at 5:50 p.m.
2015-45 INTRODUCTIONS/PRESENTATION:
      A. New Water Filtration Plant Superintendent – Michael Greiner was
introduced by Mohammed Al-Shateel as the new Water Filtration Plant
Superintendent.
2015-46 CONSENT AGENDA:
     A. Approval of Minutes. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve minutes of the June 8th Commission
Worksession Meeting, and the June 9th City Commission Meeting.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:   None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval of the minutes.
     B. Micro Brewer – Pigeon Hill Brewing Co., LLC. CITY CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST:        The Liquor Control Commission is seeking local
recommendation on a request from Pigeon Hill Brewing Co., LLC, for a Micro
Brewer License to be located at 435-441 W. Western Avenue.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:   None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval.
      C. Aloha Hawaiian Shave Ice Concession Contract for City of Muskegon
         Parks. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Staff is asking permission to enter into a one-year
contractual agreement with David Gelderloos of Aloha Hawaiian Shave Ice, at
various City of Muskegon Parks/Facilities, located within the City of Muskegon,
and as determined by staff, to sell shaved ice from a mobile trailer.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Concession revenue is 10% of gross receipts. Commission
revenue is unknown at this time as this is the first year in business for the
Concessionaire at City of Muskegon Parks.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize DPW staff to enter into concession
agreement with David Gelderloos of Aloha Hawaiian Shave Ice.
      D. One Way Front Snow Plow. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Authorize staff to purchase two Henderson One Way
Front Snow Plows as per our specification. This authorization is being sought
because our previous purchase was cancelled due to two of the three plows
not meeting our specification and we declined to accept the plows.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: These units have a Net price of $6706.50 per unit, for a total
of $13,413.00 for this purchase.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None. Amount is what was budgeted.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to purchase two One Way Front Snow
Plows by Henderson Manufacturing, from Arista Truck Systems of Grand Rapids,
MI, as a sole source area supplier for these units.
      F. Upgrade Access Card System for City Facilities. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Currently, public works uses three different software
programs at various facilities to provide access for employees and for
timekeeping. These systems are not compatible, are outdated and unreliable.
Staff is requesting permission to purchase/upgrade its access card system at the
Water Filtration Plant, the landfill gate and the time clock at the public service
building to consolidate all systems into one program. Midstate Security provided
the only bid at $19,338.13 that will accomplish this goal and is the current
provider for city hall and public service building doors and gates.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $19,338.13. Expenditures would come from the Water
Filtration and PSB Budgets.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Authorize staff to contract with Midstate Security for
access and time clock system upgrades for $19,338.13.
      G. Approval of Bid Award          for   1477   Nolan.     COMMUNITY       &
         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the bids and award the Building Contract
for the construction of a single family dwelling at 1477 Nolan to Holden
Construction for the City of Muskegon’s HOME Program through CNS.
CNS received three bids. The cost estimate from our architect was $159,850.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The funding for this project has been secured through the
HOME program 2014 grant allocation.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To award Curtis Holden the building construction
contract for 1477 Nolan, in the amount of $140,027.
      H. Assignment of the Water Supply Agreement. PUBLIC WORKS
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Assign the water supply agreement the City has with
Norton Shores/Fruitport Township to the newly formed authority, West Michigan
Regional Water Authority. Thus making the agreement between the City of
Muskegon and the West Michigan Regional Authority. The assignment would in
no way alter or modify any other parts of the signed agreement.
FINANCIAL IMPACT:    None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         Assign the agreement to the West Michigan
Regional Water Authority instead of Norton Shores/Fruitport Township.
      I. City-County Human Resources Agreement. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The City currently contracts with Muskegon County for
the provision of human resources services. This program is administered by the
County Human Resources Department. The Agreement is set to expire June 30,
2015. City staff is requesting that the City Commission extend the agreement for
five years to June 30, 2020. All terms of the agreement would remain the same,
with the exception of the annual fee for the service – which will increase from
$75,000 to $82,500.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $7,500 annual increase over the current contract.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the request and authorize the Mayor
and Clerk to sign an agreement.
      J. City’s Policy with Respect to Freedom of Information Act Requests. CITY
         CLERK
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: To approve the City’s policy with respect to FOIA
requests to comply with State law.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: None
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: Approval.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Johnson to accept the
Consent Agenda as read.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, and
           Spataro
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2015-47 ITEMS REMOVED FROM CONSENT AGENDA:
      E. Installation of Decorative Fence at St. Joseph Park.          COMMUNITY &
         NEIGHBORHOOD SERVICES
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: Community and Neighborhood Services requests
authorization to assist Blight Fight efforts in our target area for the St. Joseph Park,
located on Monroe Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets, to install a 6 foot
decorative fence (similar to the fence at Heritage Landing). The fence is
estimated at 358 feet, and will enclose the park along three sides with a gate to
allow access for DPW and other maintenance assistance. Hoping to deter
criminal activity and beautify the neighborhood park, we applied for the Nelson
Neighborhood Improvement Association grant to improve neighborhood
conditions, create opportunities for neighbors and support safe environments at
a 50% match; the lowest bid submitted is $15,740.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: The old fence has since been removed and the cost of
the new fence will be shared between the Nelson Neighborhood Improvement
Association (NNIA) and the City of Muskegon Blight Fight Grant at a cost of
$7,870 each.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None at this time.
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:           To approve the purchase of the fencing for St.
Joseph Park.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: Blight Fight committee has applied for a grant
to be combined with the CDBG funds as a public service activity to promote a
safer playground.
Motion by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga, second by Commissioner German
to approve the purchase of the fencing for St. Joseph Park in the amount of
$15,740.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Johnson, Gawron, Spataro, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, and
           Turnquist
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
2015-48 NEW BUSINESS:
      A. Fourth Quarter 2014-15 Budget Reforecast. FINANCE
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: At this time staff is transmitting the Fourth Quarter 2014-
15 Budget Reforecast which outlines proposed changes to the budget that have
come about as result of changes in revenue projections, policy priorities, labor
contracts, updated economic conditions, or other factors.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Significant fourth quarter proposed adjustments to the
budget are as follows:
         •   General Fund revenues are reforecast to be $149,000 higher than
             the third quarter reforecast.
         •   General Fund expenditures are estimated to be $322,500 higher
             than the third quarter reforecast. The significant changes include; 1)
             transfer of $150,000 from the General Fund to the Local Streets Fund,
             2) transfer of $60,000 from the General Fund to the Engineering
             Services Fund and, 3) environmental services expenditures
             increased by $94,000.
         •   There are relatively minor changes proposed within the budgets of
             some of the other budgeted funds.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: City Commission approval of this reforecast will
formally amend the City’s 2014-15 budget.
STAFF RECOMMENDATON: Approval.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Johnson to approve
the budget reforecast.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Spataro, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, and
           Gawron
             Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      B. Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
         Demolish the Following: PUBLIC SAFETY
         1221 Sanford Street
         1075 Washington Avenue
         407 Marquette Avenue
         1357 7th Street
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission concur with
the findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structures are unsafe,
substandard, a public nuisance and that they be demolished within 30 days. It
is further requested that administration be directed to obtain bids for the
demolition of the structures and that the Mayor and City Clerk be authorized
and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest responsible
bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or responsible
party if they do not demolish the structure.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: CDBG or General Funds for 1221 Sanford St., 1075
Washington, and 1357 7th Street. General funds for 407 Marquette.
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals
decision to demolish.
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner German to concur
with the Housing Board Appeals notice and order to demolish 1221 Sanford, 1075
Washington, and 1357 7th Street.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes: Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron, Spataro, and
           German
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
Motion by Vice Mayor Spataro, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga to
concur with the Housing Board Appeals notice and order to demolish 407
Marquette.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes:      Gawron, Hood, Spataro, German, Rinsema-Sybenga,
           Turnquist, and Johnson
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      C. Legal Services. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: The Commission requested staff solicit proposals for
legal and prosecution services for the upcoming five year period. This effort was
undertaken in June. Six proposals were received as part of the process. A team
consisting of City staff, the Vice Mayor, and Commissioner Johnson met to
review the merits of the proposals. The committee recommended that the
proposal submitted by Parmenter O’Toole be submitted to the City Commission
as the preferred service provider for both general legal and prosecution
services.
Staff is asking the Commission to authorize staff to negotiate a five-year
agreement for general legal and prosecution services with Parmenter O’Toole.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: $300,000 annually
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION:         To authorize staff to negotiate a five-year
agreement for general legal and prosecution services with Parmenter O’Toole.
COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION: To authorize staff to negotiate a five-year
agreement for general legal and prosecution services with Parmenter O’Toole.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Hood to negotiate
5-year proposal with Parmenter O’Toole for legal and prosecution services.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes:    German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist, Johnson, Gawron,
            Hood, and Spataro.
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
      D. LC Walker Arena Flooring – Turf. CITY MANAGER
SUMMARY OF REQUEST: City staff has been working with area management,
event planners, and potential tenants to better utilize the arena as a year-round
facility that hosts a variety of sporting events outside of hockey. Before any non-
ice events can be booked, we first need to address our alternate flooring needs.
Those needs include a subfloor, a wooden court, and a field turf.
Staff has received approval from the County Accommodations Tax Advisory
Committee that the group will fund the new subfloor, at a cost of $140,000. Staff
is also seeking a partner to assist with the cost of the wooden court, which will
likely exceed $75,000.
City staff is asking the Commission to approve up to $30,000 for the purchase of
a used turf floor to accommodate indoor activities requiring the use of turf –
football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.
FINANCIAL IMPACT: Up to $30,000 for FY 14-15
BUDGET ACTION REQUIRED: None
STAFF RECOMMENDATION: To approve the request.
Motion by Commissioner Johnson, second by Commissioner Rinsema-Sybenga
to approve up to $30,000 for the purchase of a used turf floor to accommodate
indoor activities requiring the use of turf.
ROLL VOTE: Ayes:    Hood, Spataro, German, Rinsema-Sybenga, Turnquist,
           Johnson, and Gawron
            Nays: None
MOTION PASSES
PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Public comments were received.
ADJOURNMENT: The City Commission Meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.




                                      Respectfully submitted,




                                      Ann Marie Meisch, MMC
                                      City Clerk
COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 14, 2015

TO:          Honorable Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:        Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

RE:          Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
             Demolish. Dangerous Building Case #: EN151104


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission Concur with the
findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 1258 5th Street is
unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be demolished within thirty (30) days
or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration be
directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest
responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or
responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.

Case# & Project Address: # EN151104 - 1258 5th Street

Location and ownership: This structure is located on 5th Street between Monroe and
Merrill Avenues and is owned by James Ridge & Ashley Gabris. This property is in the
Blight Fight Area.

Staff Correspondence: A dangerous building inspection was conducted on 2/10/2015
(exterior only). The Notice and Order to Repair was issued on 4/24/2015. On 6/4/2015
the HBA declared the structure substandard and dangerous.




Financial Impact: CDBG or General Funds

Budget action required: None

State Equalized value:     $ 16,900

Estimated cost to repair: $ 60,000 (exterior only-Owner did not schedule a Trades
Inspection for the interior.)

Staff Recommendation: To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to
demolish.
Notification procedures:
   1) Title search is performed so all interested parties are notified.
   2) All notifications are posted on the structure.
   3) All notifications are mailed by certified mail with a return card for signature.
Owner Contact:
  1) James Ridge & Ashley Gabris were purchasing this home on Land Contract.
  2) F&J/Laketon Investments were the sellers of the Land Contract. Mrs. Doyon had
     called and stated that she wouldn’t be stopping this process.
Permits obtained: James Ridge & Ashley Gabris obtained some permits.
   1) PB130878 – Issued 11/6/2013 & the permit was closed 6/27/2014. This permit
      was to install an interior staircase to make the duplex into a single family home.
   2) PE130108 – Issued 3/25/2013 & the permit was closed 9/21/2013. This permit
      was to rewire the house.
        If you disagree with the decision of the City Commission, you have the right to file a petition for
superintending control in the Circuit Court for the County of Muskegon within 21 days after the City
Commission concurs.




Front of home.                                            Foundation has bowing @ the gas meter.




Roofing issues.                                           Shingles coming up/missing.
                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                           CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT
                     933 TERRACE ST STE 202. MUSKEGON, MI 49440
                        (231) 724-6702 (Office) - (231) 724-6790 (Fax)

                             DANGEROUS BUILDING REPORT

                                         1258 5TH ST

Inspection noted (exterior only) 2/10/2015:

   1) Roof has some shingles or parts of shingles missing, shingles that are
       deteriorated and need replacing. Roof leaks. A tarp is not suitable roofing
       materials. Roof is totally deteriorated - must be replaced. Rafters are bowed and
       the roof is sagging. Roof rafters need bracing in the attic. There are areas where
       the roof and the house meet that have openings.
   2) Have eave boards that are rotted or missing.
   3) Siding has peeling paint--and is not protected from weather by a properly applied
       water resistant paint or finish. This must be properly scraped before painting.
       Opening in the wall has been closed off with material that does not blend with the
       rest of the structure.
   4) The entire structure is not protected from weather by a properly applied water-
       resistant paint or waterproof finish. Surface must be scraped prior to applying any
       water -resistant paint or waterproof finish.
   5) One gas meter is gone with both gas meter areas being locked. Gas is not on.
   6) The concrete steps have cracks, peeling paint. The wood step at the top is
       missing paint so the wood is exposed to the elements & is starting to warp.
   7) The chimney is coming apart. Bricks are loose and starting to fall.
   8) The foundation is starting to bow.
   9) The exterior steps to the second floor are missing.
   10) A trades inspection (with SAFEbuilt) of the interior is needed to view the
       condition of the interior of the home & to inspect the roof area & the damage that
       may have been done to the interior due to the leaking roof.

This listing is a list of exterior items. An interior inspection had not been completed. You would
need to contact SAFEbuilt for a trades inspection to get a complete listing of any additional items
that need to be completed.

BASED UPON A RECENT INSPECTION OF THE ABOVE PROPERTY, IT HAS BEEN
DETERMINED THAT THE STRUCTURE MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A DANGEROUS
AND/OR SUBSTANDARD BUILDING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10-61 OF THE
MUSKEGON CITY CODE.
COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 14, 2015

TO:          Honorable Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:        Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

RE:          Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
             Demolish. Dangerous Building Case #: EN151081


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission Concur with the
findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 462 Washington
Ave. is unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be demolished within thirty
(30) days or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration
be directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest
responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or
responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.

Case# & Project Address: # EN151080 – 462 Washington Ave.

Location and ownership: This structure is located on Washington Ave. between 8th and
Park Streets and is owned by Stephanie Green.

Staff Correspondence: A fire inspection was conducted on 3/11/2014. The Notice and
Order to Repair was issued on 4/24/2015. On 6/4/2015 the HBA declared the structure
substandard and dangerous.




Financial Impact: CDBG or General Funds

Budget action required: None

State Equalized value:     $ 5,700

Estimated cost to repair: $ 120,000 (A new house would need to be constructed.)

Staff Recommendation: To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to
demolish.
Notification procedures:
   1) Title search is performed so all interested parties are notified.
   2) All notifications are posted on the structure.
   3) All notifications are mailed by certified mail with a return card for signature.
Owner Contact: The owner did attend the HBA meeting. There was no insurance at the
time of the fire and no one was home at the time. The owner does not have the funds to
rehab the structure. All the certified mailing cards sent to the owner had been returned
signed.
Permits obtained: PB140117 – Permit was obtained 3/25/2014 and closed on
12/18/2014. This was to clean the debris out of the home from the fire.

        If you disagree with the decision of the City Commission, you have the right to file a
petition for superintending control in the Circuit Court for the County of Muskegon within 21
days after the City Commission concurs.




This picture was from 12/2006.
                                                    Picture of the front of the home 3/2015.




Rear of the structure.                              Side of home.
                          CITY OF MUSKEGON/SAFEbuilt
               933 Terrace St. Ste 204, P.O. Box 536, Muskegon, MI 49443

                             FIRE INSPECTION REPORT
                                     03/12/2014


Owner GREEN STEPHANIE
     224 PO BOX
     MUSKEGON, MI 49443

Property Address 462 WASHINGTON AVE                  Parcel # 24-205-374-0007-00

Inspector: Kirk Briggs, Building Official

Date completed: March 11, 2014

DEFICENCIES:

Building Inspector Notes:
1. Second floor is burned away completely - Building Permit Needed to rebuilt
(Electrical Permit needed for wiring)
2. All wood needs to be replaced in home - Building Permit Needed
3. Need all new drywall and trim - Building Permit Needed
4. Need new kitchen and bathroom - Building, Electrical and possible Plumbing Permit
Needed
5. House will need all new wiring - Electrical Permit Needed
6. New windows needed throughout - Building Permit Needed
7. New doors needed (Interior and Exterior) - Building Permit Needed

Electrical Inspector Notes:
1. House to be wired to code - Electrical Permit Needed
2. Smoke alarms to be installed to code -Electrical Permit Needed
3. Electric service to be replaced to code - Electrical Permit Needed

Mechanical/Plumbing Inspector Notes:
1. Pressure test gas line
2. Inspect and certify HVAC system, Water Heater, Chimney, all plumbing




_____________________________                         _______________
Kirk Briggs, Building Inspector                       Date
COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 14, 2015

TO:          Honorable Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:        Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

RE:          Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
             Demolish. Dangerous Building Case #: EN151147


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission Concur with the
findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 1252 5th Street is
unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be demolished within thirty (30) days
or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration be
directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest
responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or
responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.

Case# & Project Address: # EN151147 - 1252 5th Street

Location and ownership: This structure is located on 5th Street between Monroe and
Merrill Avenues and is owned by Francisco Lorenzo. This property is in the Blight Fight
Area.

Staff Correspondence: A dangerous building inspection was conducted on 2/10/2015
(exterior only). The Notice and Order to Repair was issued on 4/24/2015. On 6/4/2015
the HBA declared the structure substandard and dangerous.




Financial Impact: CDBG or General Funds

Budget action required: None

State Equalized value:     $ 13,500

Estimated cost to repair: $ 30,000 (exterior only-Owner did not schedule a Trades
Inspection for the interior.)

Staff Recommendation: To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to
demolish.
Notification procedures:
   1) Title search is performed so all interested parties are notified.
   2) All notifications are posted on the structure.
   3) All notifications are mailed by certified mail with a return card for signature.
Owner Contact: The owner contacted SAFEbuilt & was informed an interior inspection of the
Trades would need to be performed. This was prior to the HBA meeting. The owner didn’t
schedule an appointment nor did he or a representative for him show up to the HBA meeting.
Permits obtained: None.
        If you disagree with the decision of the City Commission, you have the right to file a petition for
superintending control in the Circuit Court for the County of Muskegon within 21 days after the City
Commission concurs.




Front.                                                    Rear of structure.




Some shingles are deteriorated on North                   Deteriorated shingles on South side of
side of home.                                             home.




                                       Foundation has some issues.
                                  CITY OF MUSKEGON
                           CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT
                     933 TERRACE ST STE 202; MUSKEGON, MI 49440
                        (231) 724-6702 (Office) - (231) 724-6790 (Fax)

                             DANGEROUS BUILDING REPORT

                                         1252 5TH ST

Inspection noted:

   1) A Trades Inspection is needed to complete the interior (231) 724-6715).
   2) Where repairs to existing roof are made, materials and color must blend with
      balance of roof.
   3) Roof is totally deteriorated - must be replaced.
   4) Siding has holes in it or is rotted or missing. Siding is loose or falling off. Siding
      corners are missing.
   5) Has trim that has holes in it or is rotted or missing.
   6) Has aluminum siding that is loose, falling off or is missing.
   7) Has peeling paint that needs to be scraped and needs to be protected from
      weather by properly applied water-resistant paint or waterproof finish.
   8) Porch & Steps: Floor is deteriorated. Concrete has holes and/or is deteriorated.
      Steps have concrete or block walls on the sides that are deteriorated.
   9) Foundation: Foundation walls have missing mortar or open cracks. Foundation
      walls have peeling paint. Paint must be properly scraped prior to painting.
      Foundation walls are badly bowed.
   10) Windows: Window(s) has/have broken or cracked glass. Window sill is broken,
      missing or rotted.

This listing is a list of exterior items. An interior inspection had not been completed. You would
need to contact SAFEbuilt for a trades inspection to get a complete listing of any additional items
that need to be completed.

BASED UPON A RECENT INSPECTION OF THE ABOVE PROPERTY, IT HAS BEEN
DETERMINED THAT THE STRUCTURE MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A DANGEROUS
AND/OR SUBSTANDARD BUILDING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10-61 OF THE
MUSKEGON CITY CODE.
COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 14, 2015

TO:          Honorable Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:        Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

RE:          Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
             Demolish. Dangerous Building Case #: EN150287


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission Concur with the
findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 1709 Pine St. is
unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be demolished within thirty (30) days
or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration be
directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest
responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or
responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.

Case# & Project Address: # EN150287 – 1709 Pine St.

Location and ownership: This structure is located on Pine St. between East Dale and
East Larch Avenues and is owned by Tonya Robinson.

Staff Correspondence: A fire inspection was conducted on 3/22/2013. The Notice and
Order to Repair was issued on 4/24/2015. On 6/4/2015 the HBA declared the structure
substandard and dangerous.




Financial Impact: CDBG or General Funds

Budget action required: None

State Equalized value:     $ 3,500.

Estimated cost to repair: $ 40,500

Staff Recommendation: To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to
demolish.
Notification procedures:
   1) Title search is performed so all interested parties are notified.
   2) All notifications are posted on the structure.
   3) All notifications are mailed by certified mail with a return card for signature.
Owner Contact: The current owner had started obtaining permits to get started fixing the fire
damaged areas (the fire happened prior to her ownership). The certified mailings to the owner
had 1 that came back unclaimed, 1 had nothing returned (letter or card) & the HBA
determination certified card was returned & signed. The signature looks like Esther Davis or
Davies.
Permits obtained: The current owner did apply for permits.
   1) PB140083 – Issued 3/14/14 – Canceled 11/5/14 – Owner informed SAFEbuilt on 7/29/14
      that she was waiting for her tax return to do the repairs & should be done the following
      year.
   2) PB140181 – Applied 3/26/14 – This was for the electrical repairs per the fire inspection
      report. This needed to be inspected & certified by a licensed contractor per the
      SAFEbuilt Electrical Inspector. On 7/29/14 Ken (Electrical Inspector) spoke to the owner
      & she said she didn’t have the money to do the repairs & no time line was established.
   3) PM140126 – Issued 3/14/14 – Canceled 11/5/14 – This was to test gas line & gas hot
      water heater.
        If you disagree with the decision of the City Commission, you have the right to file a petition for
superintending control in the Circuit Court for the County of Muskegon within 21 days after the City
Commission concurs.




Front of home.                                            Rear of home-fire damaged.




Rear picture.                                             Side picture

                                 CITY OF MUSKEGON/SAFEbuilt
                933 Terrace St. Ste 204, P.O. Box 536, Muskegon, MI 49443

                                 FIRE INSPECTION REPORT
                                         03/28/2013

Owner Sabrina Petty                            and    HSBC BANK USA
     PO BOX 1597.                                      1525 S BELTLINE RD
     Muskegon, MI 49443                           COPPELL, TX 75019

Property Address: 1709 PINE ST                     Parcel # 24-205-298-0020-00

Date completed: 3/22/2013

DEFICENCIES:

  •   Replace the roof rafters and the roofing
  •   Replace the ceiling joists, drywall and attic insulation
  •   Replace the siding and window in the back
  •   Replace the back door
  •   Kitchen to be rewired to code
  •   Rear entry/stairway to be rewired to code
  •   Smoke alarms to be installed to code
  •   All wiring in attic to be replaced to code
  •   Electric service to be certified safe & code compliant
  •   Clean ductwork
  •   Furnace, water heater and chimney must be inspected and certified
  •   Pressure test gas line
  •   Inspect and certify all house plumbing in affected area (Note: water distribution and drain lines
      are frozen)


_____________________________                                   _______________
Kirk Briggs, Building Inspector                                           Date
COMMISSION MEETING DATE: July 14, 2015

TO:           Honorable Mayor and Commissioners

FROM:         Jeffrey Lewis, Director of Public Safety

RE:           Concurrence with the Housing Board of Appeals Notice and Order to
              Demolish. Dangerous Building Case #: EN150275


SUMMARY OF REQUEST: This is to request that the City Commission Concur with the
findings of the Housing Board of Appeals that the structure located at 1370 Sanford St.
is unsafe, substandard, a public nuisance and that it be demolished within thirty (30)
days or infraction tickets may be issued. It is further requested that administration be
directed to obtain bids for the demolition of the structure and that the Mayor and City
Clerk be authorized and directed to execute a contract for demolition with the lowest
responsible bidder or staff may issue infraction tickets to the owner, agent or
responsible party if they do not demolish the structure.

Case# & Project Address: # EN150275 – 1370 Sanford

Location and ownership: This structure is located on Sanford Street between Morrall
and Washington and is owned by Willie Hill Jr. This property is in the Blight Fight area.

Staff Correspondence: A dangerous building inspection was conducted on 11/24/2014
(exterior) & 4/8/2015 (Trades Inspection). The Notice and Order to Repair was issued
on 3/5/2015. On 6/4/2015 the HBA declared the structure substandard and dangerous.




Financial Impact: CDBG or General Funds

Budget action required: None

State Equalized value:      $ 13,900

Estimated cost to repair: $ 70,000+

Staff Recommendation: To concur with the Housing Board of Appeals decision to
demolish.
Notification procedures:
   1) Title search is performed so all interested parties are notified.
   2) All notifications are posted on the structure.
   3) All notifications are mailed by certified mail with a return card for signature.
Owner Contact: All the certified mail cards came back signed by Willie Hill Jr (those
addressed to him) & different people in the office @ Alt Holdings LLC & Peck St. Plaza
had signed each of the cards mailed there.
This case went before the HBA 3 times (4/2/15; 5/7/15; & 6/4/15) in order for the owner
to work on a reasonable & realistic timeline and costs for the repairs.
Permits obtained: None.
        If you disagree with the decision of the City Commission, you have the right to file a
petition for superintending control in the Circuit Court for the County of Muskegon within 21
days after the City Commission concurs.




                                                    Roofing is deteriorated.
Front of home.




Rear roofing deteriorated.                          Foundation & siding deteriorating.
                                   CITY OF MUSKEGON
                            CODE COMPLIANCE DEPARTMENT
                      933 TERRACE ST STE 202; MUSKEGON, MI 49440
                         (231) 724-6702 (Office) - (231) 724-6790 (Fax)
                               DANGEROUS BUILDING REPORT
                                         1370 SANFORD ST
Inspection noted:
    1. Have eave boards that are rotted or missing.
    2. Eve trough is broken.
    3. Porch & Steps - Floor is deteriorated. Post or walls are deteriorated. Step structure is
        rotted. Concrete steps are deteriorated. Step(s) is/are broken or rotted.
    4. Steps are deteriorated or missing-when installing new, steps must have 36" landing at
        the top if entering door. Step structure is rotted.
    5. Handrail & guardrail are not in good repair. Has guardrail that has openings larger than
        6". When rebuilding, balusters may not be spaced more than 4" apart.
    6. Porch floor has bare wood-is not protected from the weather by a properly applied water
        resistant paint or finish.
    7. Floor joist structure is rotted.
    8. Window is not weather tight and in good repair. Window sash is broken, rotted or
        missing. Window(s) has/have broken or cracked glass. Window screen(s) is/are torn or
        damaged. Window sill/frame is broken, missing or rotted. Window has glazing that is
        missing or deteriorated. Window trim is broken or missing. Window doesn’t shut.
    9. Door is broken or missing.
    10. Door has a hole in it. Door does not fit tight-install weather seal.
    11. Screen door is missing.
    12. Siding is loose or falling off. Siding corners are missing. Has aluminum siding that is
        loose, falling off or is missing. Siding has holes in it or is rotted or missing. Has broken
        siding. Opening in the wall has been closed off with material that does not blend with the
        rest of the structure.
    13. Side of the roof has rotted or missing roof boards. Roof has some shingles or parts of
        shingles missing. Roof has shingles that are deteriorated and need replacing. Roof is
        totally deteriorated - must be replaced. Due to deterioration of roof; interior may be
        affected by the elements.
    14. Many windows or doors are boarded.
    15. Has trim that has holes in it or is rotted or missing.
    16. Foundation walls have missing brick or block. Foundation walls have missing mortar or
        open cracks. Foundation has large holes in it.
This listing is a list of exterior items. An interior inspection had not been completed. You would need to
contact SAFEbuilt for a Trades inspection to get a complete listing of any additional items that need to be
completed.
BASED UPON A RECENT INSPECTION OF THE ABOVE PROPERTY, IT HAS BEEN
DETERMINED THAT THE STRUCTURE MEETS THE DEFINITION OF A DANGEROUS AND/OR
SUBSTANDARD BUILDING AS SET FORTH IN SECTION 10-61 OF THE MUSKEGON CITY
CODE.
                         DANGEROUS BUILDING INSPECTION REPORT
                                      04/09/2015

Owner     HILL WILLIE JR; PO BOX 4056; MUSKEGON, MI 49444
Enforcement # EN150275
Property Address: 1370 SANFORD ST
Parcel # 24-205-401-0001-10
Date completed: 4/8/15

DEFICENCIES: This house is in the blight fight area and the HBA is very strict on time lines and quality
of work.
    1. House must be completely be wired by a licensed electrician
    2. House must be totally re-plumbed by a licensed plumber
    3. Will need a new furnace and water heater by a licensed contractor
    4. All work on the house must be done by a licensed contractor
    5. The house will need new siding
    6. Replace all widows must meet the energy code
    7. Will need to insulate the house to the energy code
    8. Foundation is sagging this must be properly fixed some parts need to be removed and rebuilt
    9. Remove the trees growing from the foundation
    10. Contractor must be lead certified
    11. Must fix rotted rafters and boards in celling
    12. Fix all ceilings that have fallen down
    13. Must fix the bathroom floor with new joists and flooring
    14. The bathroom will need all new fixtures including a tub or shower
    15. All the bad wood on the porches must be fixed the back porch will need a new roof built.
    16. The roof will need to be removed and a new roof installed with the ice and water shield installed
    17. All bad joists and rotten wood in floor must be replaced
    18. New cabinets and countertops in the kitchen
    19. Need new carpet and flooring
    20. Need smoke alarms to code
    21. New doors and trim
    22. New steps on the front and back to be built to code
    23. New guard rails on the front porch
    24. Must fix the drywall and prime and paint to code
A report must be returned to me to review and report back to the HBA by the 22nd of April.
This report must include a complete detailed list of the work that is to take place on the building and the
detailed time frame that the work will be completed in, along with a detailed list of the costs and labor
that will be needed to complete the work.
This house is in the blight fight area and the HBA is looking to a short resolution to the building being
repaired or removed. Failing to stay on the time line will cause this to go back to the HBA to be
reviewed as a dangerous building.
_____________________________                                     _______________
Kirk Briggs, Building Official                                                Date

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