Muskegon County, experience the lake effect
Hall of Justice
990 Terrace, Muskegon, MI
February 26, 2008 - 3:30 p.m.
James Derezinski, Chair
John Snider, Vice-Chair

 1. Call to Order

 2. Pledge of Allegiance

 3. Invocation

 4. Roll Call

 5. Approval of Agenda

 6. Approval of Previous Minutes

- Approval of Minutes of February 14, 2008

7. Public Hearing

- Increase of Road Commissioner Membership from 3 to 5

8. Presentation

A. Resolution Presentation to Dr. Doris Rucks
B. Muskegon County Road Commission Budget and Planned Projects for 2008 Kenneth Hulka, Managing Director

9. Communication

- Notice of Hearing, Dalton Township

10. Committee Reports

A. Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee
B. Transportation Committee
C. Ways & Means Committee

11. Chairman’s Report/Committee Liaison Reports

A. Appointment of Steve Gawron to Land Bank Authority, term expiration 12/31/08
B. Appointment of Edward Breitenbach and Scott McNeill to Lakeshore Coordinating Council; term 1/1/08 to 12/31/09
C. Reappointment of Josephine House and Cheryl Natte to Community Mental Health Services Board; term 4/1/08 to 3/31/11
D. Schedule Board Planning Session - 3/19/08 - 1:30 p.m.
E. County Government Week - April 6 - 12, 2008; Theme - “Protecting our Children”

  12. Administrator's Report

 13. Old Business

 14. New Business

 15. Public Participation

  16. Adjournment

Note: Public Participation - Persons may address the Commission during the time set aside for Public Participation or at any time by suspension of the rules. All persons must address the Commission and state their name for the record. Comments shall be limited to two minutes for each participant, unless time is extended prior to the public participation period by a vote of a majority of the commission.

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee met on February 19, 2008; it was recommended, and I move:

CD/SP08/02 - 01 To designate the Muskegon Area First (MAF) Board of Directors as the Muskegon County Economic Development Committee (MCEDC) with final approval by the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners.

CD/SP08/02 - 02 To approve the recommendations of the Road Commissioner Appointment Rules & Process Task Force as follows:

The Road Commission be comprised of five members, preferably, three of which would be representative of each of the service areas, those being Twin Lake, Whitehall and Apple Avenue; and two representatives would be from the County at-large.

That the Board’s current policy of advertisement and solicitation of applications be followed for all Road Commission vacancies.

That no elected official be eligible for appointment to the Road Commission. This includes, but is not limited to, township supervisors, treasurers, clerks, trustees, etc.

That the two at-large representatives may reside anywhere within the County boundaries.

That the Chairman of the Board appoint a special committee to conduct interviews and make recommendations to the Full Board on the filling of all Road Commission vacancies. This committee to be comprised of the County Commissioners representing the three service areas, the Road Commission liaisons and any others the Chair deems appropriate.

That the two new members be appointed as follows: one member to be appointed for a one-year term (ending 12/31/08) and one member for a three-year term (ending 12/31/10) and thereafter, all members will be appointed for six-year terms.

The Transportation Committee met on February 21, 2008; it was recommended, and I move:

TR08/02-02 To approve the Muskegon Area Transit System=s FY2009 application for $1,259,385 in state operating and capital assistance, to authorize the Resolution of Intent to apply for financial assistance, to name the Director of Public Facilities as the Transportation Coordinator, and to publish the public notice.

TR08/02-03 To award the bid to sell five surplus heavy-duty buses to Haughton Enterprises for the sum of $10,400.

TR08/02-04 To approve an Amendment to the ground lease between Riley Real Estate, LLC, located at the Airport, and the County.

TR08/02-05      To not change the name of Muskegon County Airport at this time.

The Ways and Means Committee met on February 19, 2008, it was recommended, and I move:

WM08/02 - 33 To approve payment of the accounts payable of $6,000,053.28 covering the period of February 2, 2008 through February 12, 2008, as presented by the County Clerk.

WM08/02 - 34 To adopt the Policy & Procedure “Solicitation/Distribution of Printed Material” as presented.

WM08/02 - 35 To authorize Administration staff to reserve a trolley for the Board of Commissioners for the Muskegon Summer Celebration Parade being held June 28, 2008, and to process the parade application form.

WM08/02 - 36 To approve the hiring freeze be waived to fill District Court Clerk position #D15017, through the current posting procedures as set forth in the Teamsters Local 214 labor contract.

WM08/02 - 37 To authorize the Muskegon County Equalization Department to accept and approve the proposal and enter into a contract with Kucera International, Inc., for acquisition of spring 2008 Digital Orthophotography for Muskegon for enhancement into each County’s geographic information system at a price not to exceed $146,140.00.


The County of Muskegon will provide necessary reasonable auxiliary aids and services, such as signers for the hearing impaired and audio tapes of printed materials being considered at the meeting, to individuals with disabilities who want to attend the meeting upon 24-hours notice to the County of Muskegon. Individuals with disabilities requiring auxiliary aids or services should contact the County of Muskegon by writing or calling:

Hall of Justice, Fourth Floor
990 Terrace Street
Muskegon, MI 49442
(231) 724-6505


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