Muskegon County, experience the lake effect
Hall of Justice
990 Terrace, Muskegon, MI
September 23, 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

A. Approval of Minutes of September 9, 2008

7. Presentation - United Way

8. Communications

A. Huron County Resolution; No.08-171
B. Whitehall Township Notice of Public Hearing
C. Mecosta County Resolution; No. 2008-18
D. St. Joseph County Resolution; No. 15-2008

9 . Committee Reports

A. Public Works
B. Transportation Committee
C. Ways & Means Committee

 10. Chairman’s Report/Committee Liaison Reports

A. MAC Legislative Updates of September 5th and 12th, 2008
B. Board Planning Session

  11. Administrator's Report

A. Approval of Revised Language to Muskegon County Personnel Rule 2
B. Approval of Agreement with Ottawa County/Ottawa County Juvenile Facility
C. Approval to Purchase Additional Microphones for Family Division Hearing Room
D. Approval of Public Defender Contract Attorney Contracts
E. Approval of First Amendment to the Memorandum of Understanding Between County of Muskegon and Lakeshore Coordinating Council
F. Approval to Create a new 12+ Acre Lot Outside Phase I of Business Park - North and Approve Survey and Appraisal
G) Authorize Contracting with Good Temps Employment Service
H) Authorize Staff to Modify MDNR Grant Application
I) Authorize District Court to Enter Into Public Defender Contracts

 12. Old Business

 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 Board of Public Works recommends and I so move:

1. To approve the Solid Waste budget for FY 2009 as presented (with Solid Waste, fund 5710 revenues of $3,649,241 and expenditures of $4,095,014; Fly Ash, fund 5711 with revenues of $53,000 and expenditures of $126,003);

2. To approve the budget for FY 2009 for the Muskegon County Regional Water System as presented (operating fund 5910 revenues of $1,713,675 and expenditures of $2,781,147 construction fund 4150 revenues of $324,872 and expenditures of $672,134);

3. To recommend adoption of the proposed FY2009 Wastewater Operations and Maintenance budget (Fund 5920 with expenditures and revenues of $12,748,360) to leave the gallonage rate unchanged at $1,096.26 per million gallons, recommend setting the debt retirement rate at $216.20 per million gallons for the $17M bond issue, $140.56 per million gallons for the $17.5M bond issue (Phase I), and $196.98 per million gallons as a bond pre-payment for the Phase II and 66-inch replacement bonds, and recommend the Wastewater capital budgets (Funds 4911, 5938, and 5941), and the recommended Laboratory Fee Table, all for FY2009.

The Transportation Committee met on September 18, 2008; it was recommended, and I:

TR08/09-34 Move to approve the concept of a Muskegon Area Transit System fixed route fare increase, to be effective November 16, 2008, to publish the public notice, and to schedule a public hearing on the proposal, to be held before the Transportation Committee at 3:30pm on October 16, 2008.

TR08/09-35 Move to approve the extension of twenty-two (22) T-Hangar Lease Agreements at Muskegon County Airport expiring in the fourth quarter of 2008.  Lease agreements are for a one-year period and recommend extension at same as current rate.

TR08/09-36 Move to approve Contract Modifications No. 2 and No. 3 to MDOT Contract 61189-89584 (C89), or Phase II of the Airport Runway Extension construction contract, collectively reducing the contract amount by $36,254.17, with the County’s share to be reduced by $906.35.

TR08/09-37 Move to approve Contract Modification No. 2 to MDOT Contract 61190-89762 (C90), or the relocation of navigational aids associated with Phase II of the Airport Runway Extension construction project, increasing the contract amount by $75,631.80, with the County’s share to be $1,890.80.

TR08/09-38 Move to approve a Grant Offer between the U.S.D.O.T. and the Muskegon County Airport, up to the amount of $650,000, to assist in efforts to address the air service needs of the community, specifically, the intent to attract an air carrier providing daily service to Chicago O’Hare International Airport, and further authorize Counsel to execute the Certificate of Sponsor’s Attorney document.

TR08/09-39 Move to have the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners adopt, and send to Lansing, a resolution in support of E-911 funding.

The Ways and Means Committee met on September 16, 2008, it was recommended, and I move:

WM08/09 - 137 To approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,681,242.75 covering the period of August 30, 2008 through September 9, 2008, as presented by the County Clerk.

WM08/09 - 138 To approve a Resolution of Intent to issue up to $24,000,000 in revenue bonds (through the Michigan Municipal Bond Authority) by the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System for the purpose replacing 5 ½ miles of 66 inch PCCP piping. This bond issue is subject to a 45 day referendum period and must be published in the Muskegon Chronicle in large point type and take up no less than one-quarter of the page upon which it appears. The notice must be run as a display. Further, authorize the County Clerk to sign the document.

WM08/09 - 139 To authorize Finance & Management Services / Purchasing Office staff to accept the highest authenticated bid for each of the seventeen (17) surplus vehicles and distribute the proceeds to the appropriate funds.

WM08/09 - 140 To authorize DET/FM to release bids, through the Purchasing Department, for snow plowing services for the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice (HOJ), HOJ Employee, South Campus, CVB Depot, Animal Shelter, and Oak Avenue facility parking lots.

WM08/09 - 141 To authorize the purchase of three multi-media systems (kiosks) and accompanying carts and cabinets from New England Technology Group, with an estimated cost of $13,025 to be funded from savings in other budgeted line items resulting in no increase in General Fund Appropriation.

WM08/09 - 142 To adopt the FY2009 County of Muskegon Appropriation Ordinance including the Budget Amendments, position changes, FY2009 Equipment Items and FY2009 Capital Projects, which collectively represent the implementation of the County of Muskegon’s FY2009 Operating Budget.

WM08/09 - 143 To adopt the resolution initiating Public Act 423 for the 2009 fiscal year and authorize the Board Chair to sign it.

WM08/09 - 144 To approve the contract with West Michigan Therapy in the amount of $171,000 to provide a variety of social work, case management and assessment services to the jail assessment and screening center. Funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program will reimburse the County of Muskegon for the contract.

WM08/09 - 145 To approve the “Amendment of the Employment Agreement Between the County of Muskegon and Gary Davis, Brookhaven Medical Care Facility Administrator”, contingent upon County Board approval of this change for the six elected officials, the Board of Commissioners, the Directors, the Court Administrators, and the Administrator. This amendment raises the employee contribution to the MERS Retirement System from 2.7 percent of payroll to 3.7 percent, effective October 1, 2008.

WM08/09 - 146 To approve the “Amendment to the Employment Agreement Between the County of Muskegon and John North, Muskegon County Community Mental Health Director”, contingent upon County Board approval of this change for the six elected officials, the Board of Commissioners, the Directors, the Court Administrators, and the Administrator. This amendment raises the employee contribution to the MERS Retirement System from 2.7 percent of payroll to 3.7 percent, effective October 1, 2008.

WM08/09 - 147 To approve that Tower Pinkster Titus develop the bid specifications and administer the construction of the project for the renovation of the 1st and 2nd floor of the Hall of Justice for purposes of expanding District Court Operations for a fee of $215,000 and request authorization to release bids upon completion of the specifications.

WM08/09 - 148 To authorize the release of bids for the renovation of the Youth Services building for the Treasurer, Register of Deeds and Equalization departments.

WM08/09 - 149 To accept a revised Memorandum of Agreement with MSU Extension for the support of the Youth Development and 4-H Extension Educator position and authorize the Board Chair and County Clerk to sign the agreement.

WM08/09 - 150 To authorize the Prosecutor to accept the Victims of Crime Act Grant from the State of Michigan, Department of Community Health in the amount of $70,617 with the local match requirement provided by volunteer hours, to adjust the County budget to reflect the grant award and to affix the signature of the Chairman and the Board to two copies of the agreement.

WM08/09 - 151 To award the contract for the replacement of the Board Room sound system to Central Interconnect, Inc., at a cost not to exceed $14,947.29.

WM08/09 - 152 To approve the resolution to appoint the Interim County Administrator as the signatory on all Federal Transit grants and awards.


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


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