City Commission Worksession Minutes 07-09-2012

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                                       City of Muskegon
                                 City Commission Worksession
                                          July 9, 2012
                                  City Commission Chambers
                                            5:30 PM


Present: Commissioners Gawron, Hood, Wierengo, German, Turnquist, and Spataro.
Absent: None.

Conservation District – Richards Park.
A presentation was made for future plans at Richards Park by the Muskegon Conservation Club.

Currently the organization is working on designing and fundraising. It is hoped they will break
ground in the spring and complete the project in the fall of 2013. The plans include a boardwalk,
boat launch, fishing platforms, and outdoor classroom areas.

HOME Consortium Application.
The CNS Department is requesting authorization for the City of Muskegon to submit an
application as the lead agency for a HOME Consortium as evidenced through a signed agreement
with the cities of Muskegon Heights, Norton Shores, and Roosevelt Park. The application to
participate as HOME Consortium will be submitted to the Department of Housing and Urban

This item will be considered by the City Commission on the July 10, 2012 City Commission

Appointment of Mayor.
Motion by Commissioner Turnquist, seconded by Commissioner German to appoint Steve
Gawron to fill the unexpired term of Mayor through December 31, 2013.

                                                                          ROLL CALL VOTE:
Ayes: Turnquist, Hood, Spataro, German, Gawron, and Wierengo.
Nays: None.
Abstain: Gawron.

                                                                          MOTION PASSES

Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner German to accept letters of
interest for the vacant At-Large Commissioner seat through Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at
4:00 p.m. and to conduct a special meeting on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. to
interview all interested candidates. An appointment to fill the vacant seat will be made at
the July 24, 2012 Regular City Commission Meeting.

                                                                          ROLL CALL VOTE:

Ayes: Hood, Spataro, German, Gawron, Wierengo, and Turnquist.
Nays: None.

                                                                          MOTION PASSES
Motion by Commissioner Spataro, seconded by Commissioner German to adjourn the
meeting at 6:35 p.m.

                                                               MOTION PASSES

                                                   Ann Marie Cummings, MMC
                                                            City Clerk

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