City Commission Worksession Minutes 04-07-2008

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                                      City of Muskegon
                                City Commission Worksession
                                        April 7, 2008
                                 City Commission Chambers
                                           5:30 PM


Present: Commissioners Warmington, Gawron, Spataro, Wisneski, Shepherd, Gawron (arrived
at 5:45 p.m.), Carter, and Wierengo.
Absent: None.

2007 Audit Review (Finance)
Eric VanDop, of Brickley Delong, gave an overview of the 2007 audit. Mr. VanDop stated that
staff did a great job. The Mayor also thanked city staff.

Roadway Changes to Facilitate Bike Path on Lakeshore Drive
Mohammad Al-Shatel, City Engineer, presented a power point presentation for proposed
roadway changes for a bike path on Lakeshore Drive.

Pros are as follows:
Establish a trail connection between Lakeshore Trail to the new trail along Muskegon Lake to
Cost will be less than $100,000
It will preserve on-street parking
There is no need for additional right-of-way

Cons are as follows:
It will be a street bike lane
Eliminates the left turn lane
The terminus points do not provide for a margin of error
Easterly movement bikers will be traveling along parked vehicles
Proposed bike lane is a new concept for residents which may cause confusion

Commissioners requested that staff look further into the proposal and report to Commission.

Any Other Business
Commissioner Gawron indicated that the City Commission will be voting on Community
Development Block Grant funds tomorrow and ask that the board consider adopting the
administration recommendations and include Commissioner Carter’s recommendation from a
previous meeting.

Paul Veltkamp, 592 W Muskegon, Muskegon voiced concern regarding the removal of
streelights on Webster Avenue.
Motion by Commissioner Carter, seconded by Commissioner Shepherd to adjourn at 6:40

                                                          MOTION PASSES

                                                    Ann Marie Becker, MMC
                                                         City Clerk

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