Muskegon County, experience the lake effect
Hall of Justice
990 Terrace, Muskegon, MI
May 13, 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 22, 2008

7. Presentation

-Tribute in Recognition of the 2008 Class D State Basketball Champions The West Michigan Christian Warriors

8. Communication

A. Hines Building Condominium Notice of Proposed Action
B. Kalkaska County Resolution Number 2007-40

 9 . Committee Reports

A. Courts & Public Safety Committee
B. Human Resources Committee
C. Ways & Means Committee

 10. Chairman’s Report/Committee Liaison Reports

A. MAC Legislative Updates of April 18 and 25 and May 2, 2008
B. Little River Band of Ottawa Indians

   11 . Administrator's Report

- Approval of the Second Amendment to the Real Estate Purchase Agreement between the County of Muskegon Public Works Board, the County of Muskegon and Erdman Holding, LLC

 12. Old Business

- DNR Trust Fund Grant Application for Property Adjacent to Meinert Park Discussion

 13. New Business

 14. Public Participation

 15. 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 Courts/Public Safety Committee met on May 6, 2008, it was recommended and I move:

CPS08/05 - 16 To grant permission to the Sheriff’s Office to enter into an agreement with the Huron-Manistee National Forest from May 1, 2008 to September 30, 2008 to enhance State and local law enforcement on National Forest Service lands. Patrolling will be reimbursed up to $4,000.00.

CPS08/05 - 17 To authorize the Sheriff’s Office to accept the additional Safe Communities Grant from the State Office of Highway Safety Planning for enforcement patrols and amend the budget from $65,983.00 to $85,557.00.

CPS08/05 - 18 To waive the hiring freeze and allow the Sheriff’s Office to fill the soon to be vacant Corrections Officer/NR position #O05019.

CPS08/05 - 19 To authorize the Prosecutor to apply for the FY2009 Crime Victims Rights grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health, for the purpose of continuing funding for the Crime Victims Rights Unit of the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $155,000.

CPS08/05 - 20 To approve waiving the hiring freeze to allow the Prosecutor to fill Departmental Clerk position #G34010 effective immediately.

The Human Resources Committee met on May 6, 2008, it was recommended and I move:

HR08/05 - 32 To authorize Brookhaven MCF to create one (1) new full-time Activities Aide position through the elimination of two (2) budgeted and vacant Hospitality Aide positions, A13503 and A13504.

HR08/05 - 33 To authorize the Health Department to re-establish and maintain a cash fund with an initial and maintenance level of $2,000.00 not to exceed $10,000.00 for the 2008 Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program “Project Fresh”, to reimburse local contracted farmers for fresh fruits and vegetables sold to eligible WIC program participants. Further authorize the Health Department to enter into an agreement with the State of Michigan and with each of the local farmers and authorize these agreements to be signed by the Director of Health and Community Resources.

HR08/05 - 34 To authorize the Health Department to waive the bid process and purchase an Xlp 300A Lead Paint Analyzer from Thermo Niton Analyzers LLC for the purpose of lead inspections, in the amount of $21,214.80, with no effect on County General Fund.

HR08/05 - 35 To authorize the Director of Health and Community Resources to sign the renewal of the Clean Michigan Initiative Inland Beach Monitoring grant contract in the amount of $7,983.00 with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, to provide funding in exchange for work to be performed for inland bathing beach monitoring effective from April 1, 2008 to October 31, 2008, with no effect on County General Funds.

HR08/05 - 36 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to submit proposals for Michigan Health Block Grant funds for Clubhouse, Health Care/Behavioral Health Integration and Anti-Stigma Programs to the Michigan Department of Community Health.

HR08/05 - 37 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to apply for funding from the U.S. Department of Justice (CFDA 16.580) through its Edward Byrne Discretionary Grants Programs, FY 2008, Congressionally Mandated Awards for total funding not to exceed $352,500 for a 12 month period.

HR08/05 - 38 To authorize Community Mental Health to apply for funding under the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Children’s Block grant in the amount of $75,000 with an in-kind match of $12,500 and a cash match of $12,500 for services provided to children in the Youth Services program.

HR08/05 - 39 To approve the Muskegon County Proclamation Recognizing May 2008 as Mental Health Awareness Month.

HR08/05 - 40 To authorize the Community Mental Health Director to participate in the Request for Panel Participation organized by the Inpatient Affiliation Group of eight Community Mental Health Boards for Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Electroconvulsive Therapy services for the contract effective October 1, 2008 through September 30, 2011.

HR08/05 - 41 To award the bid for video conferencing equipment for Community Mental Health to AVI Systems of Kentwood, Michigan, in the amount of $18,543.00.

HR08/05 - 42 To authorize Community Mental Health Services to conduct the 2008 Annual Consumer Outreach Event, for a total cost not to exceed $2,000.00

The Ways and Means Committee met on May 1, 2008, it was recommended, and I move:

WM08/05 - 70 To approve payment of the accounts payable of $5,840,429.68 covering the period of April 9, 2008 through April 25, 2008, as presented by the County Clerk.

WM08/05 - 71 To approve the FY2008 Truth-in-Taxation Hearing Schedule.

WM08/05 - 73 To approve the Oak Avenue Initial Renovation Budget of $465,723; to award the construction contract to the low bidder, VanderVen Construction, at a cost not to exceed $204,496; and to award the asbestos abatement contract to the low bidder Martin & Associates at a cost not to exceed $38,170. In addition, move to approve the increase in the asbestos study fee for Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber from $6,800 to $16,800 and an increase in architectural and engineering fee for Tower Pinkster Titus from $25,000 to $41,500 and authorize the County Administrator to sign the amended contracts.

WM08/05 - 74 To waive the hiring freeze to allow the Equalization Department to fill vacant Appraiser position #G08002 and Appraisal Technician position #G09204 that will become vacant soon.

WM08/05 - 76 To table motion WM08/05 - 75, to waive the hiring freeze and allow the County Clerk to fill Vacant Clerk II position G20024.

WM08/05 - 77 To approve a Tribute in recognition of UAW 539 and CWC Textron’s 100th Year Anniversary.

WM08/05 - 78 To approve a Resolution in recognition of Fruitport High School Culinary Team’s 2nd Place finish in a National Culinary Competition.

WM08/05 - 79 To establish a Personnel Hearing Board at the request of Willie Williams.

WM08/05 - 72 Removed from agenda prior to consideration.

WM08/05 - 75 Motion tabled.


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Muskegon, MI 49442
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