Muskegon County, experience the lake effect
Hall of Justice
990 Terrace, Muskegon, MI
April 22, 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 April 8, 2008

 7 . Committee Reports

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

 8. Chairman’s Report/Committee Liaison Reports

A. MAC Legislative Updates of April 4 and 11, 2008
B. Building Signage Policy Committee
C. Reaching Out Against Road Rage (ROARR); Road Rage Awareness Week (July 13 - 19, 2008)
D. Muskegon County Taxi-Cab Licensing

   9 . Administrator's Report

A. Approval of Sewer Line Easement between County of Muskegon and Whitehall Township
B. Approval to Accept Excess Road Millings from Muskegon County Road Commission
C. Approval of Contract Settlement with Brookhaven AFSCME Unit

 10. Old Business

 11. New Business

- Drain Commission Report

 12. Public Participation

 13. 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 April 17, 2008; it was recommended, and I move:

CD/SP08/04 - 07 To approve the deletion of the Administrative Secretary position (N04005), reclassification of the Tourism Marketing Coordinator (X87901) salary grade NX00120 ($34,020 to $43,432) to Tourism Manager salary grade NX00220 ($42,326 to $53,595) at step 1 effective retroactively back to November 12, 2007 and the reclassification of the Tourism Aide (N80001) salary grade NO00060 ($11.105 to $13.653/hr) to Senior Tourism Aide salary grade NO00105 ($12.704 to $15.312/hr) at step 1. In addition, move to approve a new position of Tourism Information Aide Hourly Temp position salary grade NO00060 ($11.105 to $13.653/hr) and that the remaining net savings from the combination of these position changes be used to increase the Advertising line item in the CVB budget (1010-0251-902000).

CD/SP08/04 - 08 To approve and submit Amendment 1 to the Amended and Restated Inter-Local Agreement between the Michigan Economic Development Commission (MEDC) and the County of Muskegon for the purpose of adding one additional member representing tourism to the MEDC Executive Committee.

CD/SP08-04 - 09 To approve the resolution supporting the Whitehall City Council’s development of a commercial rehabilitation district under the provisions of Public Act 210 of 2005.

The Transportation Committee met on April 17, 2008; it was recommended, and I move:

TR08/04-11 To authorize MATS and the purchasing department to purchase up to five (5) heavy-duty 35-foot low-floor buses from Gillig Corporation per the terms and conditions of the Akron Metro Regional Transit Authority contract for a total purchase price not to exceed $1,810,000.

TR08/04-12 To approve operation of a 2008 Trolley Route Program as proposed.

TR08/04-13 To approve the Airport entering into a contract in the amount of $5,000 with Sixel Consulting Group, Inc. to prepare an application for funds under the U.S. DOT Small Community Air Service Development Program.

The Ways and Means Committee met on April 15, 2008, it was recommended, and I move:

WM08/04 - 62 To approve payment of the accounts payable of $3,427,541.91 covering the period of March 29, 2008 through April 8, 2008, as presented by the County Clerk.

WM08/04 - 63 To waive the hiring freeze and allow the Sheriff’s Office to fill the vacant Corrections Officer position #010005 and Undersheriff position #X92001.

WM08/04 - 64 To approve the hiring freeze be waived to fill District Court Microcomputer Analyst position #X56010, through the current posting procedures as set forth in the personnel rules.

WM08/04 - 65 To authorize DET/FM to obtain quotes through Purchasing for the replacement of the exterior signage at the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau depot.

WM08/04 - 66 To approve the 2008 equalized valuations for Muskegon County as determined and submitted by the Muskegon County Equalization Department.

WM08/04 - 67 To write off Airport bad debt in the Airport fund (5810) of $8,767.62 for Corporate Aviation, Inc.

WM08/04 - 68 To authorize the purchase of 10 Cisco 7961 Six-Line VolP telephones and 25 Cisco 7941 Two-Line/Speaker VolP telephones from NeTech Corporation at a cost of $12,446.50, to be paid from the equipment revolving loan fund.

WM08/04 - 69 To approve the second amendment to the CDBG grant contract between the County and Michigan Broadband Development Authority and to authorize the Board Chair to sign the necessary documents.


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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