M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting January 26, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Start.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Absent: None

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 12, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-028 PUBLIC HEARING

Moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to open the Public Hearing to receive comments on the Wickham Drive Expansion project.

Motion Carried


99-029 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING

The County Administrator/Controller, Frank Bednarek, reported he had not received any written or verbal objection or comment on the Wickham Drive Expansion project. There being no audience comment, it was moved by Gill, supported by Start, to close the Public Hearing.

Motion Carried


99-030 DEFER COMMUNICATIONS

Defer the following communication to the Community Development/Strategic Planning meeting on Thursday, January 28, 1999:

From: West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

Re: U.S. 31 Blue Ribbon Committee Position Paper


99-031 APPROVE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE FOR PERIOD OF JANUARY 1 THROUGH JANUARY 12, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,122,746.44 covering the period of January 1, through January 12, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-032 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES TO SEEK BIDS FOR A ONE-COLOR PRINTING PRESS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, that Central Services be authorized to seek bids for a one-color printing press.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-033 AUTHORIZE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE THREE LOW-END PROFESSIONAL DESKTOP COMPUTING SYSTEMS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, that the Equalization Department be authorized to purchase three low-end professional desktop computing systems, not to exceed $4,000; and to amend the 1998 line-item budget by transferring such amount from line-item 738000 (printing) to line-item 980000 (office equipment).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-034 ADOPT A RESOLUTION HONORING VERN BRUSSEAU UPON HIS RETIREMENT FROM UAW INTERNATIONAL

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to adopt a resolution honoring Vern Brusseau upon his retirement from UAW International.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-035 ADOPT A RESOLUTION HONORING VFW POST 446 ON ITS 70TH ANNIVERSARY

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to adopt a resolution honoring VFW Post 446 on its 70th anniversary.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-036 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT NO. 98-1408 FOR AIR SERVICE MARKETING

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve MDOT Contract No. 98-1408 for Air Service Marketing and the attached authorizing resolution, and further, authorize the Chairman to execute the agreement as prepared.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-037 AUTHORIZE MATS TO PROVIDE INCIDENTAL CHARTER SERVICE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, for MATS to provide Incidental Charter Service at the rate of $50.00 per hour with a two-hour minimum from February 1, 1999, through January 31, 2000 and to publish the Notice of Intent.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-038 JOIN THE STATE OF MICHIGAN EXTENDED PURCHASING PROGRAM

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to join the State of Michigan Extended Purchasing Program for an amount not to exceed $600.00, to charge the amount to MATS Account 5880 0586 801 111, and to authorize the County Administrator/ Controller, Frank Bednarek, to execute the Contract.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-039 DEFER TO TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE FOR FURTHER STUDY, THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) SUPPORT VEHICLE FROM NATIONAL MOBILITY CORPORATION

The Transportation Committee presents, without recommendation, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to defer: the purchase of one (1) support vehicle from National Mobility Corporation for a price not to exceed $40,000; to the Transportation Committee for further study.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

99-040 APPROVE COMMISSIONER APPOINTMENTS AS RECOMMENDED

The Chairman recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Fairchild, to approve Commissioner appointments as recommended.

Motion Carried


99-041 APPROVE ROAD COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS AS RECOMMENDED

The Chairman recommends, moved by Start, supported by Frye, to approve appointment of Dale Elliot to the Road Commission as recommended.

Motion Carried


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-042 SET PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR THE HOWMET EXPANSION

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Baade, that the Public Hearing date for the Howmet expansion and use of the County Revolving Loan Fund be set for February 23, 1999, and that appropriate notices be published.

Motion Carried


99-043 ESTABLISH A PERSONNEL HEARING BOARD AS REQUESTED BY SALLY MITCHELL

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Gill, to establish a Personnel Hearing Board as requested by Sally Mitchell. The Personnel Hearing Board will consist of Commissioner Kobza, Chairman, and Commissioners McMurray and Fairchild.

Motion Carried


99-044 AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SEEK "REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS" FOR ARCHITECTURAL SPACE PLANNING PROPOSALS FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTY BUILDING INTO A HALL OF JUSTICE

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, that staff be authorized to seek "Requests for Proposals" for architectural space planning proposals for development of the County Building into a Hall of Justice, and that such proposals be taken as soon as possible.

Motion Carried


99-045 ADOPT THE ORDINANCE ENTITLED "AN ORDINANCE TO CONTROL AND REGULATE DISCHARGES"

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to adopt the Ordinance entitled "An Ordinance to Control and Regulate Discharges" and direct the Muskegon County Clerk to publish notification of adoption of same in accordance with statute.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-046 MUSKEGON COUNTY ROAD COMMISSIONERS BE ENTITLED TO FRINGE BENEFITS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Fairchild, that the Muskegon County Road Commissioners be entitled to fringe benefits, excluding deferred compensation; including, but not limited to, retirement, hospitalization insurance, life insurance, cost-of-living, retirees' hospitalization insurance, and longevity at a level not to exceed the benefits received by County Commissioners, effective January 1, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-047 APPROVE THE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - NUMBER ONE, 1999 REFUNDING BONDS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to approve the Wastewater Management System - Number One, 1999 Refunding Bonds (Limited Tax General Obligation) Resolution not to exceed $7,000,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

None.


Audience Participation

Marti Hulka addressed the Board regarding publication of ordinance.

Eleanor Kibbey addressed the Board regarding the Animal Shelter.

Marsha Dula introduced a new prefab housing business to the area, HHI.

Students from Muskegon High School were in attendance.


99-048 CLOSED SESSION RE: POSSIBLE LAND ACQUISITION

Moved by Fairchild, supported by Baade, to go into Closed Session.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


Returned to Open Session at 4:48 p.m.

Adjourned at 4:48 p.m.

_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners  

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair

Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair

Paul Baade

James J. Kobza

Nancy Frye

Louis A. McMurray

Jacob O. Funkhouser

Clarence Start

Bill Gill

Regular Meeting February 11, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding


The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Gill.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start
Excused: Fairchild

Absent: None

Moved by Start, supported by McMurray, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of January 26, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-049 CONCUR WITH THE "MUSKEGON AREA RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR US 31 IN ALLEGAN, OTTAWA AND MUSKEGON COUNTY"

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, that Muskegon County concur with the "Muskegon Area Response to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for US 31 in Allegan, Ottawa and Muskegon County" as prepared by the West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission.


99-049 CONCUR WITH THE "MUSKEGON AREA RESPONSE TO THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR US 31 IN ALLEGAN, OTTAWA AND MUSKEGON COUNTY" (continued)

Roll Call
Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-050 AUTHORIZE STAFF TO REQUEST PROPOSALS (RFP'S) FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT SERVICES

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, that staff be authorized to request proposals (RFP's) for professional consultant services for development of the 1999 update of the Muskegon County Strategic Plan.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-051 APPROVE PROPOSAL AS SUBMITTED BY THE MICHAEL WOODS GROUP

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, that the proposal as submitted by the Michael Woods Group be approved for developing the Strategic Plan for the Accommodations Tax Advisory Commission.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-052 APPROPRIATE ADDITIONAL $13,725.00 TO DISTRICT COURT LINE-ITEM 1010-0136-831000

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to appropriate as additional $13,725.00 to District Court line-item 1010-0136-831000 (Visiting Judges).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-053 AUTHORIZE SHERIFF TO SEEK BIDS FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY CAMERAS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, that the Sheriff be authorized to seek bids for additional security cameras and updated viewing of catwalks.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-054 AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATION/COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS TO ACCEPT A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, BUREAU OF JUSTICE ASSISTANCE BLOCK GRANT

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, that Administration/Community Corrections be authorized to accept a U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance Block Grant of $21,584, for a period of 10/01/98 to 09/30/2000, with the funds to be used to assist with the provision of alternative sanctions and services for non-violent, drug-addicted defendants/offenders.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-055 APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE PROSECUTOR'S BUDGET

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve an amendment to the Prosecutor's budget from $237,822 to $211,439, and to approve funding changes for positions X08503 from 100% 1150-0230 to 100% 1010-0229, and X08004 from 100% 1010-0229 to 100% 1150-0230; and to approve the 1999 Cooperative Reimbursement Contract and authorize the Board Chair to sign the agreement, the resolution, and the lobbying certificate.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-056 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY TO SEEK BIDS FOR WASTE DISPOSAL SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported Start, that the Brookhaven Medical Care Facility be authorized to seek bids for waste disposal services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-057 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY TO IMPLEMENT CONTRACT REVISIONS TO THE EXISTING REHABILITATION THERAPY CONTRACT WITH GNA, INC.

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported Start, that the Brookhaven Medical Care Facility be authorized to implement contract revisions to the existing rehabilitation therapy contract with GNA, Inc.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-058 AUTHORIZE BOARD CHAIR TO SIGN THE FY '98/99 COMPREHENSIVE PLANNING, BUDGETING, AND CONTRACT AGREEMENT

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Start, that the Board Chair be authorized to sign the FY '98/99 Comprehensive Planning, Budgeting, and Contract Agreement between the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the Muskegon County Health Department.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-059 AWARD THE BID FOR CONSTRUCTION COSTS AT THE TERRACE MANOR AFC HOME

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Start, to award the bid for construction costs at the Terrace Manor AFC home to accommodate Community Mental Health client needs for accessible housing to David Horness Builders for $9,965.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-060 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 13, THROUGH JANUARY 31, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $5,753,138.03 covering the period of January 13, through January 31, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-061 AUTHORIZE TREASURER TO PURCHASE SOFTWARE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that the Treasurer be authorized to purchase software for local units of government from BS&A, not to exceed $81,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-062 AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING TO ENGAGE HOOKER DEJONG

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that Employment and Training be authorized to engage Hooker DeJong to investigate the mechanical system and infrastructure of the County Building and jail, not to exceed $14,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-063 AUTHORIZE EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING TO ENGAGE TRANE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that Employment and Training be authorized to engage Trane to rebuild the chiller unit for the County Building and jail, not to exceed $41,267.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-064 APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF A SURPLUS VEHICLE FROM COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TO THE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, to approve the transfer of a surplus vehicle from Community Mental Health to the Equalization Department, not to exceed $2,500; and to amend the FY 1999 line-item no. 612.100 (other reimbursements) by $2,500 and line-item no. 980.000 (office equipment) by $2,500.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-065 AUTHORIZE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE A DIGITAL CAMERA

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that the Equalization Department be authorized to purchase a digital camera, not to exceed $600, and amend the 1998 line-item budget by transferring such amount from line-item 735.000 (microfilm) to line-item 980.000 (office equipment).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-066 APPROVE ADDITIONS TO THE 1999 OEDP

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, to approve the 1998 list and 1999 additions to the OEDP on behalf of the county.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-067 AUTHORIZE PUBLIC WORKS TO PURCHASE A PC AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that Public Works be authorized to purchase a PC and associated equipment, in accordance with the 1999 approved bid list through Purchasing, for an estimate of $2,500, with costs shared equally by the Northside Water Fund, Airport Business Park, and Public Works.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-068 AUTHORIZE PUBLIC WORKS TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE COUNTY GYPSY MOTH PROGRAM

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that Public Works be authorized to advertise for bids for the county Gypsy Moth Program, and be authorized to enter into a joint bid application with Ottawa and Oceana Counties, with Muskegon County being the lead agency and given first preference in spraying services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-069 APPROVE THE ATTACHED FY 2000 BUDGET SCHEDULE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, to approve the attached FY 2000 Budget Schedule.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-070 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES TO SEEK BIDS FOR A FOLDING AND FORM-INSERTION SYSTEM

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Frye, that Central Services be authorized to seek bids for a folding and form-insertion system.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

99-071 SUPPORT COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The Chairman recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to support committee re-appointments as presented.

Community Mental Health (3 years): Donald Crandall, M.D.; Josephine House; William Darcy; Vern Brusseau; Cheryl Ann Natte

Election Scheduling (1 year): Dale Hartman, Richard Howell, Mike Cavalier, Gail Kundinger

Museum Board (3 years): Inez Jones

Airport Advisory Committee (1 year): Denny Albrechtsen, Chuck Larson, Ron Gossett, Louis McMurray, James Howell, Bill Gill, Jeff Funkhouser

CAAP Board (1 year): Vernon Nash, Walter White

Veterans' Advisory Committee (4 years): Lupe Alviar

Community Corrections Advisory Board (1 year): Jeannette Casson, Dennis Vennema, Chief Jim Bartholomew, Mark Waters, Ed Fox, Louis Churchwell, Joseph Fisher

Solid Waste Planning Committee: Jeff Hughes, Tom Hylland, Russ Jones, Steve Bolhuis, David Walborn, Tanya Cabala, Louis McMurray, Harold Drake, Doug Wood, John Moran, Robert Kuhn, Rolland Crummel, Martin Hulka, Duane Trombly

Motion Carried


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-072 ENGAG MICHAEL WOODS GROUP AND JUDEE LONNEE AND ASSOCIATES BE TO PROVIDE STRATEGIC PLANNING SERVICES

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, that the Michael Woods Group and Judee Lonnee and Associates be engaged to provide strategic planning services to the county in accordance with their respective proposals at a general fund cost not to exceed $5,000 and total costs not to exceed $10,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-073 APPROVE UNDERWRITER'S

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Funkhouser, to approve the Senior managing Underwriter of First of Michigan and Co-Managing Underwriter of Robert W. Baird Co. to provide underwriting services on the Muskegon County Wastewater Management System - No. 1 1999 Refunding Bond issue.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-074 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize Brookhaven Medical Care Facility to purchase computer hardware and peripherals as specified in the purchasing bid specs. for $34,851.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


Old Business

Commissioner Kobza requested Administrative investigation into the Court's Y2K compliance.

Commissioner Frye recognized Mr. Bednarek's efforts in development of an animal control advisory committee.

Commissioner Baade acknowledged the Blue Ribbon pins to show support of the position of the US31 Blue Ribbon Commission on US31.


New Business

Mr. Kobza reported that he had received a handbook for County Commissioners at the MAC Conference that he would make available to fellow commissioners.

Mr. Kobza further noted Senator Levin will be at Tony's at a conference with local officials on Tuesday, February 16, 1999, at 5:30 p.m.


Audience Participation

None.


Adjourned at 3:55 p.m.


_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair

Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair

Paul Baade

James J. Kobza

Nancy Frye

Louis A. McMurray

Jacob O. Funkhouser

Clarence Start

Bill Gill

Regular Meeting February 23, 1998 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

 

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Baade.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, Start

Excused: McMurray

Absent: None

Moved by Start, supported by Frye, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 11, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-075 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following communications:

From: West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission

Re: Single Audit and Financial Audit September 30, 1998 (on commission desk)

Motion Carried


99-076 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF FEBRUARY 1 THROUGH FEBRUARY 15, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $6,266,536.68 covering the period of February 1 through February 15, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-077 SET THE LOCAL SUPPLEMENT OF THE CIRCUIT, DISTRICT AND PROBATE JUDGES FOR CALENDAR YEARS 1999 AND 2000

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to set the local supplement of the Circuit, District and Probate Judges at $45,724 for calendar years 1999 and 2000 and to set the total salary for Probate Judges at $114,539 for calendar year 1999 and at $119,694 for calendar year 2000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-078 AUTHORIZE EMERGENCY SERVICES DEPARTMENT TO SOLICIT BIDS THROUGH THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT FOR EMERGENCY RADIO EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION OF SAME

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, that the Emergency Services Department proceed to solicit bids through the Purchasing Department for emergency radio equipment and installation of same for the County Emergency Operations Center.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-079 ACCEPT AND PLACE ON FILE THE 1998 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to accept and place on file the 1998 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-080 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ONE (1) SUPPORT VEHICLE FROM NATIONAL MOBILITY CORPORATION

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the purchase of one (1) support vehicle from National Mobility Corporation for a price not to exceed $40,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-081 APPROVE THE USE OF A TROLLEY BY THE MUSKEGON COUNTY MOTHER OF THE YEAR GROUP

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Funkhouser, to approve the use of a Trolley by the Muskegon County Mother of the Year Group on Saturday, June 26, 1999 to participate in the Summer Celebration Parade.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-082 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT 98-0789/A1

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Funkhouser, to approve MDOT Contract 98-0789/A1, adopt the attached Resolution, and to authorize the Chair, Kenneth J. Hulka, to execute the Contract.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-083 ACCEPT THE JANUARY 1999 TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS REPORT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Funkhouser, to accept the January 1999 Transportation Department Operations Report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

Chairman Hulka introduced new Road Commissioner Dale Elliot. Mr. Elliot thanked the Commissioners for their support.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-084 APPROVE TOWNSHIP REQUESTS FOR COUNTY ASSISTANCE IN AN EXTENDED AERIAL APPLICATION SERVICE AREA

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, that requests from Townships for county assistance in an extended aerial application service area be approved with costs reimbursed by the township.

Motion Carried


99-085 APPROVE THE CONTINUING DISCLOSURE COVENANT IN CONNECTION WITH THE 1999 BUILDING AUTHORITY REFUNDING BONDS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to approve the Continuing Disclosure Covenant in connection with the 1999 Building Authority Refunding Bonds.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-086 RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE THE AUDIT REPORT

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Baade, to receive and place on file the Audit Report for the 1996/97 Economic Development Job Training (EDJT) Program.

Motion Carried


Old Business

Commissioner Funkhouser asked that the Commissioners receive a copy of the approved motion for the Race Track.


New Business

99-087 PREPARE A RESOLUTION TO COMMEND THE CITY OF GRAND HAVEN FOR BEING RECOGNIZED AS COAST GUARD CITY USA

Moved by Gill, supported by Start, to prepare a resolution to commend the City of Grand Haven for being recognized as Coast Guard City USA; also, to send letters to the Commander of the Coast Guard and the Mayor of Grand Haven.

Motion Carried


Commissioner Kobza asked that Commissioners encourage and support the family of Diane Haan during this difficult time.


Audience Participation

Gary Conrad thanked Commissioners for their support in re-appointment to the Road Commission.


Adjourned at 3:45 p.m.

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Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

 

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair

Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair

Paul Baade

James J. Kobza

Nancy Frye

Louis A. McMurray

Jacob O. Funkhouser

Clarence Start

Bill Gill

Regular Meeting March 9, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

 

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Start.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Frye, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Excused: Fairchild, Funkhouser

Absent: Gill

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of February 23, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-088 PUBLIC HEARING - HOWMET EXPANSION

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to open the public hearing regarding the Howmet Expansion.

Motion Carried


99-089 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING - HOWMET EXPANSION

Frank Bednarek, County Administrator/Controller and Dale Hartman, County Clerk, noted there were no written or verbal communications regarding the Howmet Expansion received in their offices. Moved by McMurray, supported by Kobza, to close the public hearing.

Motion Carried


99-090 PRESENTATIONS

Betty Shelby, Scott Miller and Tanya Cabala presented information regarding the Muskegon County Land Use Planning Initiative.

Steve Vallier presented information regarding the Remonumentation Program.

Tim Westman and Louis McMurray presented Employee Suggestion Awards to Vivek Singh and Ray Kuypers


99-091 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following communications:

        From: S.D. Warren Company
        Re:     Application for IFT District and Certificate

        From: Fleet Engineers
        Re:     Transfer of IFT Certificate

        From: WEMET
        Re:     WEMET 1998 Annual Report

        From: Central Operations
        Re:     Central Operations for Police Services Financial Statements

Motion Carried


99-092 AUTHORIZE CMH AND THE COUNTY PURCHASING DEPARTMENT TO GO OUT FOR BIDS FOR VEHICLES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize CMH and the County Purchasing Department to go out for bids for three 15 passenger vans, three vans raised roof conversions and three lift and restraint systems, three 12 passenger vans, five mid-size passenger vehicles and two mini-vans at an estimated cost of $296,100.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-093 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH THE WEST MICHIGAN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE ELM SPECIALIZED RESIDENTIAL SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to contract with the West Michigan Community Mental Health Systems to provide Elm Specialized Residential Services at the rate of $173 per day for the period of September 22, 1998, through September 30, 1998, and at $190 per day for the period of October 1, 1998 through September 30, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-094 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH D A BLODGETT ADOPTION SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to sign a contract with D A Blodgett Adoption Services for foster care and adoption services for a child with developmental disabilities in the amount of $66.47 per day up to a maximum of $14,500 for FY 1998-99.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-095 APPROVE THE CMH DIRECTOR CONTRACTING WITH HOME LIFE, INC.

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the CMH Director contracting with Home Life, Inc., for the provision of Specialized Residential services for the period of February 1, 1999, through September 30, 1999, at a total cost not to exceed $76,000 dollars.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-096 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO SIGN CONTRACTS WITH THE SPECIFIC FACILITIES TO COMPRISE A PANEL OF AVAILABLE PSYCHIATRIC INPATIENT PROVIDERS

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to sign contracts with the following facilities to comprise a panel of available psychiatric inpatient providers: Allegan General - $545, Carson City Hospital-$585; Forest View Psychiatric Hospital - $475, Hackley Hospital - $494, Gerber Memorial - $385, Memorial Medical Center of West Michigan - $383, Munson Medical Center - $650, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services - $590, St. Mary=s Health Services - $577.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-097 AUTHORIZE THE LIBRARY TO PURCHASE A FILE SERVER, 3 PC WORKSTATIONS, 3 BAR CODE SCANNERS, A LASER PRINTER AND RELATED SOFTWARE NEEDED TO CONVERT TO CUL

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Library to purchase a file server, 3 PC workstations, 3 bar code scanners, a laser printer and related software needed to convert to CUL; reimburse the Library of Michigan for $10,000 file conversion; and amend the budget in 2710-0744 accordingly.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-098 AUTHORIZE THE LIBRARY TO MODIFY THE EQUIPMENT BUDGET

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Library to modify the equipment budget, return the bookmobile trailer to the Wells Cargo plant in Indian to have the 110 electrical system overhauled and body work done with no change to the fund totals in 2710-0738.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-099 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY TO PROCEED WITH THE BID PROCESS TO SEEK LAUNDRY SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize Brookhaven Medical Care Facility to proceed with the bid process to seek laundry services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-100 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY TO PROCEED WITH THE CONTRACTUAL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITH PROFESSIONAL MED TEAM

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize Brookhaven Medical Care Facility to proceed with the contractual transportation services with Professional Med Team.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: McMurray

Motion Carried


99-101 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A SECOND-YEAR FUNDING GRANT

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Health Department to accept a second-year funding grant of $40,000 MDCH/Office of Minority Health as fiduciary and subcontract with healthCARE ($15,000), Men of Character ($15,000), and Great Joy World Outreach ($10,000) for asset-based programs designed to improve the health of African American males and youth of color in Muskegon County and adjust the budget accordingly.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-102 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE VEHICLES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Health Department to purchase two (2) 1999 Ford Ranger XLTs from Discovery Ford at a total bid price of $27,218 and two (2) Chevy Luminas from Ravenna Chevy at a total bid price of $30,412.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-103 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT A $106,804 GRANT FROM THE MDCH/MICHIGAN ABSTINENCE PARTNERSHIP

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Health Department to accept a $106,804 grant from the MDCH/Michigan Abstinence Partnership as fiduciary and subcontract with Mercy-General Health Partners, Catholic Social Services and Muskegon Area Intermediate School District for programs that promote abstinence and/or educate teens on sexuality and adjust the budget accordingly.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-104 APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF FOUR PROFESSIONAL DESKTOP COMPUTING SYSTEMS BY THE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the purchase of four professional desktop computing systems by the Equalization Department not to exceed $5,500 and amend the 1998/99 line item budget by transferring $2,500 from line item 730.000 (postage) and $3,000 from line item 736.000 (mapping) to line item 980.000 (office equipment).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-105 APPROVE THE TRANSFER OF A PLOTTER FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO THE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the transfer of a plotter from the Health Department to the Equalization Department for an amount not to exceed $1,000 and amend the 1998/99 line item budget by transferring such amount from line item 736.000 (mapping) to line item 980.000 (office equipment).

Roll Call   

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried

 


99-106AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING /FM TO PURCHASE TWO FLEET REPLACEMENT VEHICLES FROM THE LOW BIDDER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the Department of Employment & Training/FM to purchase two fleet replacement vehicles from the low bidder, Discovery Ford, in am amount not to exceed $30,186.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-107 AMEND PERSONNEL RULE 2, SECTION VIII, OVERTIME PAY, C, 1, AND ADD SECTION IX

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to amend Personnel Rule 2, Section VIII, Overtime Pay, C, 1, and add Section IX, Minimum Call-in and re-number subsequent sections.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-108 AUTHORIZE A CONTRIBUTION OF $200 TO THE MUSKEGON SOIL CONSERVATION DISTRICT IN HONOR OF ARBOR DAY

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize a contribution of $200 to the Muskegon Soil Conservation District in honor of Arbor Day.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-109 GRANT PERMISSION FOR THE SHERIFF=S OFFICE TO START THE BID PROCESS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza , supported by Frye, to grant permission for the Sheriff's Office to start the bid process through Central Services for video surveillance equipment.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-110 AUTHORIZE THE PROBATE COURT TO WAIVE THE BID PROCESS AND PROCEED DIRECTLY TO PURCHASE A DOLMAN VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEM

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, to authorize the Probate Court to waive the bid process and proceed directly to purchase a Dolman video recording system at a cost not to exceed $38,000 amortized over a period of four years and authorize a line-item transfer of $9,705 from the appropriate salary and fringe benefit line items to the equipment rent/revolving line item.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-111 ADOPT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DEPARTMENT AND BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS TO PROCEED WITH THE ACQUISITION, CONSTRUCTION AND FINANCING OF THE FRUITPORT CHARTER TOWNSHIP SANITARY SEWER PROJECT

The Board of Public Works recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, the adoption of the preliminary resolution authorizing the Department and Board of Public Works to proceed with the acquisition, construction and financing of the Fruitport Charter Township Sanitary Sewer Project with bonding through the County for an estimated cost of $4MM.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

99-112 WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD APPOINTMENTS

The Chairman recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Kobza, to appoint Rick Amidon as the Education Representative and Marilyn Steiner as the Community Based Organization Representative to the Workforce Development Board for the balance of the three year term, effective January 1, 1999 through December 31, 2001.

Motion Carried


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-113 REVISE THE PAY RANGE FOR SENIOR PARK RANGER

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Frye, to revise the pay range for Senior Park Ranger to Table NO 180, $11.486 - $14.572 per hour

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: McMurray

Motion Carried


99-114 AUTHORIZE THAT THE SOUTH CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT FUND BE INCREASED

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Baade, to authorize that the South Campus Improvement Fund be increased by $280,123.64 (Fund 4930-4930-976011).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-115 AWARD AERIAL SPRAYING CONTRACT FOR THE 1999 GYPSY MOTH PROGRAM TO THE LOW BIDDER

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Kobza, that the aerial spraying contract for the 1999 gypsy moth program be awarded to the low bidder, Hatfield's of Nunica, at the unit price of $18.27 per acre, subject to MDA approval.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-116 SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 23, 1999

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to schedule a public hearing on March 23, 1999, on the DNR Grant Application for 1999 for Blue Lake Park.

Motion Carried


99-117 RECLASSIFY THE VACANT SECRETARY TO THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR POSITION TO AN ADMINISTRATIVE ANALYST POSITION

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by McMurray, that the vacant Secretary to the County Administrator position be reclassified to an Administrative Analyst position effective immediately.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-118 RETITLE PLANNER TO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by McMurray, that the current position of Planner authorized in the Administrator's budget be retitled to Economic Development Specialist effective immediately.

Roll Call

Ayes: McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Baade, Frye, Kobza

Motion Failed


99-119 AUTHORIZE STAFF TO ENGAGE WESTSHORE ENGINEERING

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Kobza, to authorize staff to engage Westshore Engineering to conduct a Phase II Environmental Study on the R & S Property in Muskegon Heights at an estimated cost of $8,715.00 to be paid from the architectural/engineering grant.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-120 APPROVE THAT GREAT LAKES DOWNS CHANGE THE BASE ON THE TRAINING TRACK

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve that Great Lakes Downs change the base on the training track and install a railing at a cost not to exceed $200,000 at the Muskegon County Fairgrounds.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

99-121 PREPARE A RESOLUTION FOR THE FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA FROM THE MONTAGUE AREA

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to prepare a resolution for the Future Farmers of America from the Montague area for the position they achieved in a recent contest.

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

Pat Meyers addressed the board regarding Harness Racing in Muskegon. It was recommended that Ms. Meyers present her questions in writing to the County Administrator/Controller for his response. It was also requested and approved that a copy of the questions and answers be distributed to the Commissioners.

Students were in attendance from Muskegon High School and Fruitport High School.


99-120 CLOSED SESSION, POSSIBLE LAND ACQUISITION

Moved by Baade, supported by Start, to go into Closed Session.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Returned to Open Session at 5:28 p.m.

99-121 AUTHORIZE THE BOARD CHAIR TO EXECUTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT, AS PREPARED BY CORPORATE COUNSEL, WITH GERALD R. FORD COUNCIL 266, BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Kobza, to authorize the Board Chair to execute purchase agreement, as prepared by Corporate Counsel, with Gerald R. Ford Council 266, Boy Scouts of America. Sale price to be $142,000 as is. Sale subject to environmental review. I further move to authorize the Property manager to execute all other necessary documents.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Adjourned at 5:34 p.m.


_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

 

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting March 23, 1999 3:33 P.M.

Honorable Vice-Chairman Mark Fairchild, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Vice-Chairman Fairchild. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner McMurray.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start,

Excused: Funkhouser, Hulka

Absent: None


99-122 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 9, 1999

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 9, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-123 PUBLIC HEARING - BLUE LAKE PARK & HERITAGE LANDING PROJECTS

Moved by Start, supported by Kobza, to open the public hearing regarding the Blue Lake Park & Heritage Landing Projects.

Motion Carried


99-124 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING - BLUE LAKE PARK & HERITAGE LANDING PROJECTS

Frank Bednarek, County Administrator/Controller noted he had received media contact but neither he nor Dale Hartman, County Clerk, have received public written or verbal communications regarding the Blue Lake Park & Heritage Landing Projects. There being no comments for the audience, it was moved by Start, supported by Kobza, to close the public hearing.

Motion Carried


99-125 WHITE HOUSE MILLENNIUM COUNCIL FACT SHEET

Moved by Kobza, supported by Baade, to refer to Administrator/Controller for additional information regarding the White House Millennium Council Fact Sheet.

Motion Carried


99-126 APPROVE CHERRY COUNTY PLAYHOUSE USE OF BUILDING H

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the use of Building H by Cherry County Playhouse consistent with past agreements.

Motion Carried


99-127 MUSKEGON SUMMER CELEBRATION JUNE 26TH PARADE

Moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, to participate in the Muskegon Summer Celebration June 26th Parade

Motion Carried


99-128 COMMUNICATION

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following communication:

West MI enforcement Team (WEMET) 1998 Annual Report (already distributed) Commissioners requested information regarding the amount of drugs destroyed.

Motion Carried


99-129 COMMUNICATION

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following communication:

Notice of Public Hearing for the City of Whitehall regarding the Tax Increment Finance Authority Hearing scheduled for April 13, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-130 APPROVE THE REVISED ANTI-HARASSMENT POLICY

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the revised Anti-Harassment Policy, replacing the current Sexual Harassment Policy contained in the County Equal Employment Opportunity Plan.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-131 APPROVE THE MONTHLY HEALTH INSURANCE RATES SUBMITTED BY THE COUNTY'S FOUR HEALTH INSURANCE CARRIERS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the monthly health insurance rates submitted by the County's four health insurance carriers effective April 1, 1999 to March 31, 2000, and approve the benefit option amounts for 1999-2000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-132 AUTHORIZE THE FRIEND OF THE COURT TO PURCHASE 100,000 PRESSURE SEALED CHECKS FROM EARLE PRESS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the Friend of the Court to purchase 100,000 pressure sealed checks from Earle Press at a total cost of $5,929.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-133 AUTHORIZE THE COUNTY CLERK TO PURCHASE THE SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE NEEDED FOR THE PROGRAMMING OF THE OPTECH VOTING MACHINES

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the County Clerk to purchase the software and hardware needed for the programming of the OPTECH voting machines used in Muskegon County for a total cost of $16,500 from Sequoia Pacific Systems

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-134 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES TO PURCHASE FOUR COMPAQ COMPUTERS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize Central Services to purchase four Compaq computers out of current year budget saving to comply with the Year 2000 issue. Total cost not to exceed $8,500.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-135 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES TO PURCHASE ONE (1) A.B. DICK PRINTING PRESS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize Central Services to purchase one (1) A.B. Dick printing press from A.B. Dick Products at a total bid price of $17,800.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-136 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF FEBRUARY 10, THROUGH FEBRUARY 26, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,918,840.27 covering the period of February 10 through 26, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-137 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 1, THROUGH MARCH  9, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $5,481,596.51 covering the period of March 1 through 9, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-138 APPROVE THE AWARD OF THE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT FOR THE WICKHAM DRIVE EXTENSION PROJECT TO JACKSON-MERKEY CONTRACTORS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the award of the construction contract for the Wickham Drive Extension Project to Jackson-Merkey contractors in the amount of their low bid of $544,181.65.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-139 AUTHORIZE THE HIRING OF ELEVEN (11) SECURITY GUARDS FOR THE JAIL

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize, effective immediately, the hiring of eleven (11) security guards for the jail.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-140 AUTHORIZE CONTRIBUTION OF $200 OUT OF THE FIX-IT ACCOUNT, OR PRINTING SERVICES, TO SENIOR SERVICES OF MUSKEGON CO. FOR THE GALA OF GOWNS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize contribution of $200 out of the fix-it account, or printing services, to Senior Services of Muskegon Co. for the Gala of Gowns.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-141 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION GRANT AGREEMENT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the attached resolution approving execution of Federal Aviation Administration grant agreement for development work under Project No. 3-26-0071-1799.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-142 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION CONTRACT NO. 99-0171

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the resolution approving execution of Michigan Department of Transportation contract No. 99-0171 providing funding for a regional airline passenger boarding bridge.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-143 APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A TRUCK WITH HIGH SPEED RUNWAY BROOM FROM THE LOWEST QUALIFIED BIDDER

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the purchase of a truck with high speed runway broom from the lowest qualified bidder, Viking Truck and Equipment in the amount of $288,615, and further, approve the purchase of Option A snowblower head from the same vendor if funding is approved by the FAA.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-144 APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF A REGIONAL AIRLINE PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGE WITH OPTION A FROM LOWEST QUALIFIED BIDDER

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the purchase of a regional airline passenger boarding bridge with Option A from the lowest qualified bidder Dew Engineering and Development Ltd., in the amount of $241,753.50.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-145 APPROVE ISSUANCE OF A PURCHASE ORDER TO PRESS'S LLC

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve issuance of a Purchase Order to Press's LLC in the amount of $4,950.00 for demolition and removal work at 320 Porter Road.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-146 APPROVE SOLICITATION OF REQUESTS FOR PROPOSAL FOR LEASE OF THE TWO GENERAL AVIATION HANGAR BUILDINGS

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve solicitation of Requests for Proposal for lease of the two general aviation hangar buildings now under construction.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-147 ADOPT THE AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION APPROVING EXECUTION OF MDOT CONTRACT NO. 99-0192

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to adopt the authorizing resolution approving execution of MDOT Contract No. 99-0192 and further that the Chairman be authorized to execute the contract as prepared.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-148 APPROVE INCREASING THE BUDGET TO UPGRADE THE AIRPORT'S ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR FAA USE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve increasing the budget to upgrade the Airport's electrical distribution system for FAA use as outlined, and further, approve the requested budget adjustments to complete the work.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-149 APPROVE A ONE-MONTH EXTENSION UNDER MDOT CONTRACT NO. 96-0333

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve a one-month extension under MDOT Contract No. 96-0333 and further authorize the Chairman to execute the contract extension letter as prepared.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-150 AUTHORIZE CHARTERING MUSKEGON TROLLEYS TO TULIP TIME, INC. FOR USE DURING THE 1999 HOLLAND TULIP FESTIVAL

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to authorize chartering Muskegon trolleys to Tulip Time, Inc. for use during the 1999 Holland Tulip Festival at the charter rate of $50.00 per hour.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-151 ACCEPT AND PLACE ON FILE THE DIRECTORS REPORT AND OPERATIONS REPORT FOR THE MUSKEGON COUNTY AIRPORT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to accept and place on file the Directors Report and Operations Report for the Muskegon County Airport.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

None.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-152 AUTHORIZE THE APPLICATION PROCESS TO BE SIGNED BY THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Frye, to authorize the application process for partnership with Ravenna Public Schools, Ravenna Township and Ravenna Village in applying for a A School Liaison Officer@ through the C.O.P.S. federal grant process; application to be signed by the Sheriff and County Administrator.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-153 GRANT THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE PERMISSION TO USE THAT BID AND PURCHASE FROM VIDEO TEC TRONICS SECURITY CAMERAS AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE EXISTING FACILITY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Frye, to grant the Sheriff's Office permission to use that bid and purchase from Video Tec Tronics security cameras and equipment for the existing facility at a cost not to exceed $25,500.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-154 AUTHORIZE A CHANGE ORDER TO THE KENNETH L. BRINKS HALL

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to authorize a change order to the Kenneth L. Brinks Hall in the amount of $121,773 to provide air-conditioning for this facility with all charges to be made against the CMH fund.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-155 AUTHORIZE SUBMISSION OF GRANT APPLICATION TO DEPT. OF NATURAL RESOURCES (DNR) FOR IMPROVEMENTS AT BLUE LAKE COUNTY PARK

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, that the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners authorize submission of grant application to Dept. Of Natural Resources (DNR) for improvements at Blue Lake County Park for total cost of $327,000 including 30% county cost share ($98,100).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-156 HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TO ENTERTAIN COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF WICKHAM ROAD

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, that the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners hold a public hearing to entertain comments on the proposed construction of Wickham Road from Sherman Boulevard to Knoll Group Property. Public Hearing to be held at the regular meeting the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners on April 13, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-157 AUTHORIZE GRANT APPLICATION FOR HERITAGE LANDING IMPROVEMENTS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize grant application for Heritage Landing improvements for $1,003,000 from the Clean Michigan Initiative Grant Program, with the local match being $253,000 for the remaining improvements to the entry way and Boy Scout property acquisition.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-158 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 500 ACATCH THE WAVE@ TOTE BAGS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Gill, to authorize the purchase of 500 ACatch the Wave@ tote bags from the accommodations tax fund at an approximate cost of $3.60 per bag.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-159 AUTHORIZE THE FAMILY DIVISION OF THE CIRCUIT COURT TO HIRE ERIC STEVENS AS A FAMILY DIVISION REFEREE

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, that the Board authorize the Family Division of the Circuit Court to hire Eric Stevens as a Family Division Referee at the third step of the pay grade at $24.303 per hour or $50,550 annually.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

99-160 PREPARE RESOLUTION FOR WHITE RIVER TOWNSHIP HALL

Moved by Frye, supported by Kobza, to prepare a resolution for White River Township Hall on their new building and for their long history of service to the community.

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

Mr. Bill Gill addressed the Board as a member of the Community regarding a law suit being brought against him by the County of Muskegon. Mr. Bednarek noted this issue is a legal matter and should be discussed in Closed Session.


99-161 ADMINISTRATOR/CONTROLLER TO CONFER WITH BROOKHAVEN DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR

Moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to direct Mr. Bednarek to have a job discussion with Brookhaven Deputy Director, Bill Hekker, to ascertain why this person is being disrespectful in two instances known of by Mr. McMurray.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Frye

Abstain: Gill

Motion Carried


99-162 INSTRUCT COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR/CONTROLLER TO PREPARE A CONFIDENTIAL WRITTEN REPORT

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to instruct County Administrator/Controller to prepare a confidential written report outlining what has led up to this complaint and the pending litigation and for the report to be distributed to County Commissioners within the next two weeks.

Motion Carried


Students were in attendance from Muskegon High School, Fruitport High School and Holton High School.


Recessed at 4:53 p.m. until Thursday, March 25, 1999.

 

_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

 

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Reconvened Board of Commmissioners Meeting - 3/25/99

 

M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting April 13, 1999 3:33 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Frye.

 

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Absent: None


99-164 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MARCH 23, AND 25, 1999

Moved by Start, supported by Frye, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of March 23, 1999 and the Reconvened Meeting of March 25, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-165 PUBLIC HEARING, RE: WICKHAM DRIVE

Moved by Gill, supported by Start, to open the Public Hearing regarding Wickham Drive.

Motion Carried


99-166 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING, RE: WICKHAM DRIVE

Mr. Bednarek, Administrator/Controller, and Dale Hartman, County Clerk, noted they had not received any written or verbal communications regarding the Wickham Drive project even though it had been publicly advertized and the meeting is given in accordance with the Michigan Jobs Commission requirements for the use of the County's Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund. There being no audience comment, moved by Start, supported by Frye, to close the Public Hearing.

Motion Carried


99-167 NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER - MAY 6, 1999

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to prepare a resolution for the National Day of Prayer for Muskegon County.

Motion Carried


99-168 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

1. WMSRDC - Economic Development Administration Reform Act of 1998

2. Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate

    - Competitive Edge Wood Specialities

    - Truss Technologies, Inc.

3. City of Muskegon Special Use Permit - Church of God

4. City of Roosevelt Park Public Hearing April 19th

Motion Carried


99-169 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 10 THROUGH MARCH 26, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $9,335,205.61 covering the period of March 10 through March 26, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-170 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION TO PURCHASE FOR MR. JAMES WOOD, SEVEN YEARS AND TEN MONTHS OF RETIREMENT CREDIT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the resolution to purchase for Mr. James Wood, seven years and ten months of retirement credit for service with the Muskegon County Road Commission in the Municipal Employees Retirement System, with an employer payment of $21,380, which represents the balance of the total actuarial cost of additional credited service subsequent to transfer of $18,032 from the Muskegon County Road Commission account to the County account for this period.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-171 AUTHORIZE PUBLICWORKS TO PURCHASE OF A PERSONAL COMPUTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, that Public Works be authorized immediate purchase of a personal computer for the Public Works secretary through Central Services (Purchasing Department) at an estimated cost of $1,750 with costs prorated to Soil Erosion and Public Works.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-172 AUTHORIZE ADMINISTRATION TO PURCHASE ONE PERSONAL COMPUTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, that Administration be authorized to purchase one personal computer at an estimated cost of $1,750 through the already authorized vendor.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-173 APPROVE THE 1998 COOPERATIVE REIMBURSEMENT CONTRACT AMENDMENT

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve the 1998 Prosecutor's Cooperative Reimbursement Contract

Amendment. The amount of this Agreement for funding year January 1, 1998 through September 30, 1998 shall be increased by $14,492 to a new total of $164,804. The increased reimbursement to the County is $9,458.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-174 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF TO FILL SIX SEASONAL MARINE OFFICER POSITIONS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff to fill six seasonal marine officer positions by rehiring: Bret Hayes 8.25 Step 3, Nate Dornbos 8.25 Step 3, Matt Smith 8.00 Step 2, and open recruiting for the remaining positions.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-175 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO PURCHASE A CAMERA KIT, TWO COMPUTERS AND ONE MONITOR IN LIEU OF THE BAR-CODED EVIDENCE SYSTEM

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff's office to purchase a camera kit, two computers and one monitor in lieu of the bar-coded evidence system.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-176 AUTHORIZE THE JOINT EXPENDITURE OF $5,000 TO BE SHARED BY THE CIRCUIT COURT AND MUSKEGON COUNTY ADMINISTRATION EQUALLY

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the joint expenditure of $5,000 to be shared by the Circuit Court and Muskegon County Administration equally to permit the Court to retain the services of Mr. Ed Barlow as consultant in the Court's strategic planning process.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-177 AUTHORIZE A FUNDING TRANSFERS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize a funding transfer for the following positions: Assistant Family Court Administrator (X07101) from 100% (2150-0149) to 62.5% (2150-0149) and 37.5% (2150-0142); Family Court Project Manager (X37701) from 60% (2920-0152) and 40% (2150-0149) to 60% (2920-0152), 30% (2150-0149) and 10% (2150-0142); Family Division Referee position (X37801) from 100% (2150-0142) to 50% (2150-0142) and 50% (2150-0149); and Family Division Referee position (X37802) from 100% (2150-0149) to 50% (2150-0149) and 50% (2150-0142).

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-178 APPROVE THE CHANGE ORDERS FOR THE JAIL REMODELING PROJECTS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve the change orders for the jail remodeling projects as presented, not to exceed $135,887.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-179 AUTHORIZE RESOLUTIONS FOR: MERLE HITTLE, DALTON TOWNSHIP SUPERVISOR; PATRICIA JOHNSON, COMMUNITY FOUNDATION PRESIDENT; RUDY CHMELAR, CITY OF NORTON SHORES; AND WEST MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN CLASS D CHAMPS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza , supported by Start, to authorize resolutions for: Merle Hittle, Dalton Township Supervisor; Patricia Johnson, Community Foundation President; Rudy Chmelar, City of Norton Shores; and West Michigan Christian Class D Champs.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-180 AUTHORIZE THE MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH KOBZA ADULT FOSTER CARE, INC.

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the Mental Health director to contract with Kobza Adult Foster Care, Inc. for Specialized Residential Services for the period of March 1, 1999, through September 30, 1999, at a cost not to exceed $75,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Abstain: Kobza

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-181 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO SIGN A CONTRACT WITH DANIEL J. COLLISON, ACSW, OF NORTH MUSKEGON FOR BEHAVIORAL THERAPY SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the CMH director to sign a contract with Daniel J. Collison, ACSW, of North Muskegon for Behavioral Therapy Services using sign language for persons with hearing impairments at a rate of $70 per hour up to a ceiling of $2,000 for the current fiscal year.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-182 MUSKEGON COUNTY LBPH SERVICE AREA BE EXPANDED TO COVER OTTAWA COUNTY

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, that the Muskegon County LBPH service area be expanded to cover Ottawa County; that all of the costs of the expanded service be covered by state and federal funding; and that if state and federal funding fail to subsidize this service, it will be returned to the Library of Michigan if alternative funding is not secured.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-183 AUTHORIZE BROOKHAVEN MEDICAL CARE FACILITY TO PROCEED WITH THE BID PROCESS FOR OXYGEN AND RELATED SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize Brookhaven Medical Care Facility to proceed with the bid process for oxygen and related services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-184 APPROVE 1999 CONTRACTS I, II, & III

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to contract with the following companies for the 1999 Remonumentation Program Services:

Contract I Westshore Engineering & Survey, Inc. $10,489

Contract II Sandel, Chappel & Schultz 8,080

Contract III Moore & Bruggink 8,080

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-185 AUTHORIZE REHABILITATION FUNDS

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize $25,000 of Rehabilitation funds to MR-228; authorize $15,000 of Rehabilitation funds to MR-275; and authorize $12,500 of Rehabilitation funds to MR-288L.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-186 AUTHORIZE CORPORATE COUNSEL TO REVIEW AND RECOMMEND THE APPROPRIATE LEGAL DOCUMENTS TO ESTABLISH A COUNTY-WIDE BROWNFIELD DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that the Corporate Counsel be authorized to review and recommend the appropriate legal documents to establish a county-wide Brownfield Development Authority.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-187 AUTHORIZE CORPORATE COUNSEL TO REVIEW THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN MUSKEGON COUNTY'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND MICHIGAN'S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that the Corporate Counsel be authorized to review the establishment of a partnership between Muskegon County's Economic Development Corporation and Michigan's Economic Development Corporation and make recommendations to each board.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-188 GIVE FULL MORAL SUPPORT TO THE MUSKEGON SPORTS COUNCIL AND TO APPROVE FUNDING OF $5000 FROM ACCOMMODATION TAX AND $5000 FROM ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUND

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to give full moral support to the Muskegon Sports Council and to approve funding of $5000 from Accommodation Tax and $5000 from Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund provided that Muskegon Sports Council get a $5000 match from the community.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

The Chairman recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to appoint Commissioner Paul Baade as Library Board Liaison.

Motion Carried


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-189 AUTHORIZE THE BOARD CHAIR TO EXECUTE A UTILITY EASEMENT TO GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to authorize the Board Chair to execute a utility easement to Grand Valley State University through real property at Heritage Landing as prepared by Corporate Counsel.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-190 AUTHORIZE THE BOARD CHAIR TO EXECUTE AN EASEMENT TO CONSUMERS ENERGY COMPANY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Board Chair to execute an easement to Consumers Energy Company over the northwest 1/4 of the southeast 1/4 of Section 34, Township 12 North, Range 17 West except the North 233 feet of the West 400 feet, for the purpose of vegetation control, subject to final review and approval of Corporate Counsel.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-191 APPOINT KENNETH KRAUS AS THE ACTING HEALTH OFFICER FOR PUBLIC HEALTH

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to appoint Kenneth Kraus as the Acting Health Officer for Public Health and that the Administrator/Controller review and report within 30 days regarding monetary compensation for the added responsibilities that Mr. Kraus has undertaken in the absence of a Public Health Officer.

Motion Carried


99-192 SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE MUSKEGON ECONOMIC GROWTH ALLIANCE FOR USE OF $60,000 OF THE COUNTY'S REVOLVING LOAN FUND

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to schedule a Public Hearing for the Muskegon Economic Growth Alliance for use of $60,000 of the County's Revolving Loan Fund for April 27, 1999, at 3:30 PM.

Motion Carried


99-193 AUTHORIZE BOARD CHAIR TO EXECUTE AN OPTION AGREEMENT WITH D & A PROPERTY, L.L.C.

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize the Board Chair to execute an option agreement with D & A Property, L.L.C., covering Lot 9, Airport Business Park. Option price is $51,000.00 with a $5,100.00 option consideration subject to review and approval of Corporate Counsel.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-194 AUTHORIZE ASHORELINE SHOOTOUT@ THE USE OF THE UNPAVED SPIT AT HERITAGE LANDING

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize AShoreline Shootout@ the use of the unpaved spit at Heritage Landing; to fence off the far end of the spit from the end of the lagoon to the point, for general admission seating at $5.00 per person, bring your own chair.

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

99-195 AUTHORIZE UP TO $6,000 FOR FAIRGROUND IMPROVEMENT

Moved by Start, supported by Gill, to authorize up to $6,000 for Fairground improvement required due to changes to the race track.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-196 PREPARE A RESOLUTION FOR JANE WIGGINS

Moved by Frye, supported by Gill, to prepare a resolution for Jane Wiggins, alias Prince Kimo, show business veteran of 30-years, rated third fasted slight of hand artist in the United States by the International Magicians Association, has done hours and hours of work for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and other organizations.

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

Students were in attendance from Orchard View High School and Fruitport High School.


Adjourned at 4:45 p.m.

 

 

_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

 

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting April 27, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Hulka.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Excused: Frye

Absent: None

 

99-197 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 13, 1999

Moved by Start, supported by McMurray, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 13, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-198 PUBLIC HEARING - FOR USE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS

Moved by Start, supported by McMurray, to open the Public Hearing.

Motion Carried


99-199 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING - FOR USE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN FUNDS

Mr. Bednarek, Administrator/Controller, and Dale Hartman, County Clerk, noted they had not received any written or verbal communications regarding the use of Economic Development Revolving Loan Funds for the use of the County's Economic Development Revolving Loan Fund. There being no audience comment, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to close the Public Hearing.

Motion Carried


99-200 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

1. Howmet Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate - Public Hearing

April 27, 1999

2. Miss Michigan Scholarship program Parade - June 19th

Motion Carried


99-201 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF MARCH 27TH THROUGH APRIL 13, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,312,452.06 covering the period of March 27th through April 13, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-202 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING THE 1999 EQUALIZED VALUATION FOR MUSKEGON COUNTY

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to approve the resolution establishing the 1999 Equalized Valuation for Muskegon County as determined and submitted by the Muskegon County Equalization Department.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-203 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF A PITNEY BOWES SERIES 3 FORMS FOLDER/INSERTION MACHINE AND WORK PLATFORM

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to authorize the purchase of a Pitney Bowes Series 3 Forms Folder/Insertion Machine and Work Platform at a total cost of $11,501.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-204 AUTHORIZE STAFF TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR AUDIT SERVICES

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to authorize staff to solicit proposals for audit services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-205 AUTHORIZE DET/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO SEEK BIDS FOR LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, that DET/Facilities Management be authorized to seek bids for landscape maintenance for the following facilities: 1175 Wesley, 8770 Indian Bay, 511 E. Colby and 1830 White Lake Drive.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-206 AUTHORIZE DET/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT TO SEEK BIDS FOR SNOW REMOVAL

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, that DET/Facilities Management be authorized to seek bids for snow removal for the following facilities: Muskegon County Building, South Campus, Animal Shelter and the Depot.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-207 AUTHORIZE CMH TO PURCHASE FROM THE LOW BIDDER RAVENNA CHEVY-BUICK 8 PASSENGER VANS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to authorize CMH to purchase from the low bidder Ravenna Chevy-Buick 8 passenger vans for a total of $168,292, authorize 3-15 passenger conversions by low bid vendor North Ottawa Health Supports in the amount of $26,700, and award five mid-size vehicles to Discovery Ford who was the low bid for a total of $76,940.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-208 AUTHORIZE THE CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU TO PURCHASE 5,000 PLASTIC BAGS WITH THE ACATCH THE WAVE@ LOGO AND DEPOT ADDRESS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Fairchild, to authorize the Convention & Visitors Bureau to purchase 5,000 plastic bags with the ACatch the Wave@ logo and Depot address printed in two colors at a cost of 20 cents each not to exceed $1,100.00 including shipping and screening charges.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-209 APPROVE THE ATTACHED AUTHORIZING RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF MDOT CONTRACT NO. 99-0277

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the attached authorizing resolution authorizing execution of MDOT Contract No. 99-0277 and to approve a change order to purchase order 99-112542 changing the quantity from one (1) Dew bridge system and one (1) Dew valet baggage system to a quantity of two (2) each and increasing the total purchase order amount to $478,506.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-210 ALLOW MATS TO REMAIN IN THE TRANSIT DRUG & ALCOHOL PROGRAM

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to allow MATS to remain in the Transit Drug & Alcohol Program sponsored by the Michigan Department of Transportation through December 31, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-211 MAINTAIN THE 1999 FARES AND ROUTES FOR THE MUSKEGON TROLLEY COMPANY THE SAME AS THE 1998 SERVICE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to maintain the 1999 fares and routes for the Muskegon Trolley Company the same as the 1998 service, and to approve the Dates of No Service, July 17 - 18.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-212 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT 99-0088

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve MDOT Contract 99-0088, adopt the attached Resolution, and to authorize the Chairman to execute the Contract.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-213 ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER TO SERVICE TECH'S DIRECT OF MUSKEGON FOR HEATING AND COOLING WORK

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to issue a purchase order to Service Tech's Direct of Muskegon in the amount of $14,836 for heating and cooling work on the two new airport business hangars.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-214 APPROVE INSTALLATION OF MUNICIPAL WATER TO THE U.S. COAST GUARD FACILITY

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve installation of municipal water to the U.S. Coast Guard Facility in an amount not to exceed $12,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-215 RECEIVE AND PLACE ON FILE THE MATS MONTHLY TRANSIT REPORT AND TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS REPORT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the MATS Monthly Transit Report and Transportation Department Operations Report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-216 RECOMMEND TO THE MUSKEGON AIR FAIR BOARD TO ALLOW REFRESHMENT CARRY-INS AT THE AIR FAIR

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to recommend to the Muskegon Air Fair Board to allow refreshment carry-ins at the Air Fair.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-217 CONTRIBUTE $3,000 TO THE MISS MICHIGAN PAGEANT

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Funkhouser, to contribute $3,000 to the Miss Michigan Pageant and to host a luncheon for the Miss Michigan Pageant from the Accommodation tax Fund.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-218 SPONSOR THE MUSKEGON HEIGHTS FESTIVAL IN THE PARK

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Funkhouser, to sponsor the Muskegon Heights Festival in the Park and to provide them with $3,000 financial support from the Accommodation Tax Fund.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-219 SET A PUBLIC HEARING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW OF THE DANA PROJECT

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Funkhouser, to set a public hearing for environmental review of the Dana Project on June 8, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-220 COUNTY AGREE TO THE MITIGATION PROPOSAL SUBMITTED BY THE COUNTY ROAD COMMISSION

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Funkhouser, that the county agree to the mitigation proposal submitted by the County Road Commission authorizing the use of county-owned property to be developed as an environmental mitigation site.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Abstain: Kobza

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

None.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-221 AUTHORIZE A RESOLUTION ESTABLISHING MAY 2-8, 1999 AS ACHEMICAL AWARENESS WEEK@

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize a resolution establishing May 2-8, 1999 as AChemical Awareness Week.@

Motion Carried


99-222 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF 500 ACATCH-THE-WAVE@ NYLON TOTE BAGS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Gill , to authorize the purchase of 500 ACatch-the-Wave@ nylon tote bags to be charged to the Accommodations Tax Fund.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-223 SCHEDULE PERSONNEL HEARING BOARD

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Fairchild, establish a Personnel Hearing Board requested by Sally Mitchell. The Personnel Hearing Board will consist of: Clarence Start, Chairman; Nancy Frye, Vice-Chair; and Bill Gill.

Motion Carried


Old Business

99-224 ADOPT A RESOLUTION FOR CONTRACTORS AND EMPLOYEES FOR REPAIRS TO THE SEWER LINE

Moved by Gill, supported by Start, to adopt a resolution for contractors and employees for repairs to the sewer line.

Motion Carried


Commissioner Kobza brought to the attention of the Board, guideline changes for admission to prison which could lead to overcrowding problems in the newly expanded jail

99-225 REFER REQUEST FOR STATISTICAL REPORT ON INMATES TO THE COURT AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE

Moved by Fairchild, supported by McMurray, to refer the request for statistical report on inmates to the Court and Public Safety Committee Chaired by Commissioner Kobza.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Funkhouser

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

Students were in attendance from Fruitport High School and Muskegon High School.


Adjourned at 4:35 p.m.

 

 

_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

 

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting May 11, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner McMurray.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Absent: None


99-226 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF APRIL 27, 1999

Moved by Start, supported by Fairchild, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of April 27, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-227 PRESENTATIONS

1. Employee Suggestion Award Winners

- Ronald Glover - Wastewater

- Forrest McCauley - Wastewater

2. Resolution for Eamon Hickey, Counsel General of Ireland, Chicago

3. Dr. Richard Peters - 1998 Medical Examiner Annual Report (already distributed)

4. March of Dimes Walk America 1999

5. Commissioner Bill Gill


99-228 RECOMMEND STATE INVESTIGATION OF BROOKHAVEN

Moved by Kobza, supported by McMurray, to recommend State investigation of Brookhaven procedure, conduct of staff, complaints, etc, as their authority allows.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Fairchild

Abstain: Gill

Motion Carried


99-228 CITY OF MUSKEGON - CROSS-LAKE FERRY SERVICE

Moved by Kobza, supported by Fairchild, to refer this item to staff for recommendation.

Motion Carried


99-229 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

1. Sewer Bond Issue for Fruitport Township

2. Iron County Board of Commissioners Resolution Re: Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds

3. Area Agency on Aging Representative

4. Ottawa County Resolution Re: MAC Judiciary & Public Safety Platform

Motion Carried


99-230 APPROVE AN INCREASE IN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH'S ELM RESIDENCE PETTY CASH

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to approve an increase in Community Mental Health's Elm Residence petty cash from $450 to $600.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-231 AMEND THE MENTAL HEALTH FY 98/99 BUDGET

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to amend the Mental Health FY 98/99 budget authorized by the County of Muskegon from $33,796,318 up to $36,260,998 for revenues and from $32,448,514 up to $34,879,136 for expenditures, and to approve the position changes listed on the attachment.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-232 APPROVE THE MUSKEGON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATIONAL PLAN FOR FY 1998/99

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to approve the Muskegon County Health Department Organizational Plan for FY 1998/99.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-233 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO AMEND ITS FY99 BUDGET

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to authorize the Health Department to amend its FY99 budget from $6,352,603 to $6,099,567 increasing General Fund Appropriation from $1,519,000 to $1,583,605, delete vacant positions of Clinic Clerk #G21001, WIC Clerk #G91506, and Nursing Supervisor #X58002 and various line item changes.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-234 CONCUR WITH THE ST. JOSEPH COUNTY RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE RESTORATION OF $92.9 MILLION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH BUDGET

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to concur with the St. Joseph County Resolution Supporting the Restoration of $92.9 Million to the Department of Community Health Budget to Fully Fund the Community Mental Health System in Michigan and instruct our representatives to join the St. Joseph County representatives in asking that the $92.9 million be reinstated to the general Health budget and that the resolution be sent to Governor Engler, Senator Stille, Representative Dennis and Representative VanWoerkom.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-235 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE $13.00 FOR LEAD SCREENING TESTS

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to authorize the Health Department to charge $13.00 for lead screening tests.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, Start, Hulka

Nays: McMurray

Motion Carried


99-236 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES

The Human Resources Committee presents without recommendation, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Kobza, to authorize the CMH Director to enter into an agreement with Child and Family Services to provide specialized case management services for dually diagnosed clients as part of a Lakeshore Coordinating Council funded pilot project.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-237 APPROVE AND ADOPT THE "COMPUTER USE POLICY"

The Human Resources Committee presents without recommendation, moved by Funkhouser, supported by Kobza, to approve and adopt the "Computer Use Policy" and to include the new assigned equipment responsibility for Muskegon County Health Department as part of the compliance with the Michigan Local Public Health Accreditation Program.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-238 AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN THE AMENDMENT TO THE 1999 COOPERATIVE REIMBURSEMENT CONTRACT

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Chairman to sign the Amendment to the 1999 Cooperative Reimbursement Contract and adjust the budget accordingly.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-239 AUTHORIZE THE PURCHASE OF ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT AND LICENSES FOR 20 COMPUTERS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the purchase of associated equipment and licenses for 20 computers being transferred from FOC to Juvenile Division at a cost not to exceed $14,384.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-240 AUTHORIZE THE FRIEND OF THE COURT TO SEEK BIDS FOR THE DIGITAL COPIER/FAX/PRINTER

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Friend of the Court to seek bids for the digital copier/fax/printer that was authorized in the 1999 budget.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-241 ACCEPT THE STATE DNR EQUIPMENT GRANT FOR BOAT, MOTOR, AND TRAILER

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to accept the State DNR equipment grant for boat, motor, and trailer for $45,319 and increase the Marine Safety budget by $45,319.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-242 GRANT PERMISSION TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO WAIVE THE BID PROCESS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to grant permission to the Sheriff's Office to purchase a Pursuit police boat from S2 Yachts and motor and trailer from Lakeside Marine for $29,319 and $16,000, respectively.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-243 AUTHORIZE SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO MOVE ALL CAMERA VIEWING TO THE CONTROL ROOM IN THE NEW EXPANSION AREA

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize Sheriff's Office to move all camera viewing to the control room in the new expansion area. The estimated impact to 1999 is $750.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-244 APPROVE PROSECUTOR'S REQUEST TO SUBMIT A GRANT APPLICATION FOR A JUVENILE ACCOUNTABILITY INCENTIVE BLOCK GRANT (JAIBG)

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve Prosecutor's request to submit a grant application for a Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant (JAIBG) in the amount of $75,180.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-245 APPROVE THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE OF $3,249,120.84 COVERING THE PERIOD OF APRIL 14TH THROUGH APRIL 27TH, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the accounts payable of $3,249,120.84 covering the period of April 14th through April 27th, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-246 AUTHORIZE THE NOTICE OF INTENT FOR THE WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM BIOCHEMICAL OXYGEN DEMAND (BOD) EXPANSION

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the Notice of Intent for the Wastewater Management System Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD) Expansion.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-247 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES TO PURCHASE A CANON LC900S FACSIMILE MACHINE FROM IKON OFFICE SOLUTIONS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize Central Services to purchase a Canon LC900S facsimile machine from IKON office Solutions at a cost of $1,995.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-248 APPROVE SETTING THE THRESHOLD FOR FIXED ASSETS OF THE COUNTY AT $1,000

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve setting the threshold for fixed assets of the County at $1,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-249 APPROVE THE 1998 COST ALLOCATION PLAN AS SUBMITTED

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the 1998 Cost Allocation Plan as submitted.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-250 AUTHORIZE $23,966 FOR INSTALLATION OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AT HERITAGE LANDING

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize $23,966 for installation of playground equipment at Heritage Landing.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-251 ACCEPT THE BID FROM MIDCOM SERVICES OF MUSKEGON

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to accept the bid from Midcom Services of Muskegon in the amount of $8,235.30 for the emergency radio equipment and installation for the Emergency Operations Center.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

None.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-252 ACCEPT PROPOSAL FROM THE DESIGN FORUM FOR SPACE PLANNING FOR CONVERTING THE COUNTY BUILDING TO A NEW HALL OF JUSTICE

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that the proposal from the Design Forum for space planning for converting the County Building to a new Hall of Justice be accepted at a cost not to exceed $85,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-253 AUTHORIZE STAFF TO WORK WITH WESTSHORE CONSULTING TO SUBMIT a "BASELINE ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT" TO THE MDEQ

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Kobza, to authorize staff to work with Westshore Consulting to submit a "Baseline Environmental Assessment" to the MDEQ requesting a "Determination of Adequacy" and to authorize an amount not to exceed $3,500.00 to Westshore Consulting and $750.00 to MDEQ to complete the environmental review.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-254 AUTHORIZE SHERIFF TO RENEW THE PAY PHONE AGREEMENT WITH AMERITECH

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to renew the pay phone agreement with Ameritech until June 15th, 2004 at the same 40% commission rate and a $75,000 signing bonus.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Funkhouser, Gill

Motion Carried


99-255 AUTHORIZE THE USE OF TWIN LAKE PARK BY THE TWIN LAKE CIVIC ASSOCIATION

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, that the Twin Lake Park use be authorized for Twin Lake Civic Association for their annual festival July 9, 10 and 11 in accordance with the program submitted; subject to Park Superintendent's oversight of events and operations in conformance with park rules and procedures.

Motion Carried


Old Business

Commissioner McMurray recognized City Counsel Woman for Muskegon Heights, Rillastine Wilkins; retired Fire Chief, Mr. Ivory Morris; and Mr. Raymond Murdock, retired Union Official on 956.

99-256 REQUEST REVISIT OF TOBACCO SETTLEMENT FUND RESOLUTION PRESENTED BY IRON COUNTY AND THE RESOLUTION PRESENTED BY OTTAWA COUNTY

Moved by Funkhouser, supported by Frye, to revisit the resolutions presented by Ottawa County and Iron County and refer them to staff for recommendation.

Motion Carried


New Business

None.


Audience Participation

Ray Murdock, Jackie Darnell, Rillastine Wilkins and Ivory Morris addressed the Board regarding Commissioner Gill's concerns about Brookhaven and the treatment of his Grandmother.

Students were in attendance from Fruitport High School and Muskegon High School.


Adjourned at 4:51 p.m.

 

_____________________________

Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting May 25, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner Frye.

Roll Call

Present: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Excused: Baade

Absent: None.


99-257 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 11, 1999

Moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 11, 1999 with noted corrections.

Motion Carried


99-258 PRESENTATIONS

Betty Shelby, MSU Extension introduced Coleen Boyer as a new MSU Extentsion employee


99-259 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

1. Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate - S.D. Warren/SAPPI
2. City of Norton Shores Site Planning Approval
3. Muskegon County Road Commission Informational Bulletin
4. Region 14 Area Agency on Aging "Caring Means...People Helping People (already distributed)

Motion Carried


99-260 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF APRIL 28TH THROUGH MAY 11TH, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,214,321.47 covering the period of April 28th through May 11th, 1999 as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-261 AUTHORIZE TO SOLID WASTE PURCHASE THE SOLID WASTE SCALE, BILLING AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM THROUGH GRAND RAPIDS SCALE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that Solid Waste be authorized to purchase the solid waste scale, billing and accounting system through Grand Rapids Scale as sole source provider, estimated at $4,295 and associated hardware through Purchasing estimated at $5,000 to be paid from Solid Waste Fund 5710.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-262 AUTHORIZE PUBLIC WORKS TO PURCHASE A HEAVY DUTY LAWN TRACTOR

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that Public Works purchase, through the Purchasing Department, a heavy duty lawn tractor replacement for the John Deere at Twin Lake Park be approved at an estimated cost of $4,800 paid from Parks funds.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-263 AUTHORIZE SOLID WASTE TO PURCHASE TORO GROUNDMASTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that the Toro Groundmaster be authorized for Solid Waste for sole source purchase in the estimated cost of $14,000 paid from Solid Waste reserve funds.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-264 AUTHORIZE CONTRACT BETWEEN THE COUNTY AND THE FRATERNAL ORDER OF POLICE (FOP)

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that a contract be authorized between the County and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), providing that the County will purchase from Brodin Studios, Inc. a bronze sculpture commemorating police officers of Muskegon County who were killed in the line of duty, with the FOP repaying the County $3500 per year for the next 20 years with the County assuming the carrying costs.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-265 APPROVE A NEW FIVE YEAR LEASE WITH EXECUTIVE AIR TRANSPORT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to approve a new five year lease term commencing June 1, 1999, and terminating on May 31, 2004, with Executive Air Transport and further provide for payment of improvements in the amount of $50,000 as outlined.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-266 APPROVE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR TERMINAL ELECTRIC AND DOOR MODIFICATIONS FOR TWO PASSENGER BOARDING BRIDGES

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to approve the Purchasing Department soliciting bids for terminal electric and door modifications for two passenger boarding bridges.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-267 APPROVE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR RELOCATION OF THE AIRPORT PERIMETER FENCE AT 320 PORTER ROAD

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to approve the Purchasing Department solicit bids for relocations of the airport perimeter fence at 320 Porter Road.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-268 AUTHORIZE THE CHAIR TO SIGN THE ATTACHED LETTER OF COMPLIANCE TO FTA INDICATING Y2K COMPLIANCE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to authorize the Chair to sign the attached Letter of Compliance to FTA indicating Y2K compliance.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-269 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT 99-0123, ADOPT THE ATTACHED RESOLUTION, AND TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO EXECUTE THE CONTRACT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to approve MDOT Contract 99-0123, adopt the attached Resolution, and to authorize the Chairman to execute the Contract.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-270 DONATE VAN 3 TO THE MUSKEGON BRANCH NAACP

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Frye, to donate Van 3 to the Muskegon Branch NAACP for $1.00.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Hulka

Absent for Vote: Gill

Motion Carried


99-271 TO ACCEPT AND PLACE ON FILE THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT DIRECTORS REPORT, OPERATIONS REPORT AND MATS OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE FACILITY PROJECT STATUS REPORT

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to accept and place on file the Transportation Department Directors Report, Operations Report and MATS Operations and Maintenance Facility Project Status Report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-272 PRESENT A LETTER OF COMMENDATION TO TED BIDIGARE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to present a letter of commendation to Ted Bidigare to wish him well in his new position at his home area of Grosse Pointe.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Nays: Hulka

Motion Carried


99-273 AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF CONCESSIONAIRE AND SERVICE GARAGE AGREEMENTS WITH HERTZ CORPORATION

The Transportation Committee moves, without recommendation, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to authorize execution of three year on-Airport Auto Rental Concessionaire Agreement and approve assignment of Service Garage subject to clarification that such agreement will terminate upon expiration without renewal of on-Airport Concession Agreement.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, Hulka

Nays: Gill, McMurray, Start

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

None.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-274 APPROVE ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION FOR THE CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY CORPORATION ESTABLISHED IN ORDER TO IMPLEMENT HEALTH PROJECT

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Fairchild, to approve Articles of Incorporation for establishment of a corporation to implement the Access Health Benefits Program and direct the County Clerk to provide for suitable publication and filing of Articles of Incorporation under the Municipal Health Facilities Corporations Act and development of Management Contract with Access Health, Inc., subject to review and approval by Administrator/Controller, Corporate Counsel and Muskegon County Board of Commissioners.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-275 AUTHORIZE HOPE NETWORK TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO HUD FOR 18 UNITS OF HOUSING FOR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CLIENTS OF MUSKEGON COUNTY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, authorize Hope Network to submit an application to HUD for 18 units of housing for Community Mental Health clients of Muskegon County.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-276 AUTHORIZE THE BOARD CHAIR TO EXECUTE PETITIONS FOR MUNICIPAL WATER AND STREET PAVING FOR COUNTY OWNED CMH GROUP HOME ON ANNETTE STREET

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Board Chair to execute petitions for municipal water and street paving for County owned CMH group home on Annette Street in Muskegon Township.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-277 AUTHORIZE THE HERITAGE LANDING IMPROVEMENT GRANT

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by McMurray, to authorize the Heritage Landing Improvement grant with the match being cash with the understanding that this may be funded from the upcoming bond issue for county building improvements.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-278 APPROVE RESOLUTION INDICATING A POSSIBLE INTENT TO FUND COURTHOUSE, HALL OF JUSTICE, SOUTH CAMPUS AND PARKS IMPROVEMENTS, INCLUDING HERITAGE LANDING, FROM A FUTURE DEBT ISSUANCE

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by McMurray, that the resolution indicating a possible intent to fund courthouse, Hall of Justice, south campus and parks improvements, including Heritage Landing, from a future debt issuance be approved (Corporate Counsel to provide actual resolution.)

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-279 AUTHORIZE EXECUTION OF A FIRST AMENDMENT TO AGREEMENT FOR PAYMENT OF RENTALS AND RESERVATION OF HORSE STALLS

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Fairchild, to authorize execution of a First Amendment to Agreement for payment of rentals and reservation of horse stalls, substantially in the form set forth in attached draft, together with a ground lease to be developed incorporating terms as set forth in attached First Amendment and execution of Partial Release of Mortgage.

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Funkhouser

Motion Carried


Old Business

None


New Business

99-280 APPROVE RESOLUTION TO NAME HALL OF JUSTICE

Moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to approve resolution to name the new Hall of Justice, the Michael E. Kobza Hall of Justice. (See attached.)

Roll Call

Ayes: Fairchild, Frye, Gill, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Funkhouser

Abstain: Kobza

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

Wallace - addressed the Board regarding Harness Racing in Muskegon.

James S. Borushko, Director of Muskegon Community Mental Health, addressed the board to request a date for dedication of the Kenneth L. Brinks building for sometime in July or August.

Students were in attendance from Muskegon High School and Fruitport High School.


Adjourned at 5:02 p.m.

 

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Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

Kenneth J. Hulka, Chair      Mark F. Fairchild, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Nancy Frye      Louis A. McMurray
Jacob O. Funkhouser              Clarence Start
Bill Gill

Regular Meeting June 8, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Kenneth Hulka, Presiding

The meeting of the Board of Commissioners was called to order by Chairman Hulka. The pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison followed by the invocation given by Commissioner McMurray.

Roll Call

Present: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Absent: None.


99-282 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF MAY 25, and MAY 27, 1999

Moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 25, and the Special Meeting of May 27, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-283 PRESENTATION

Commissioner McMurray presented an Employee Suggestion Award to Vivek Singh, Engineering Operations Maintenance Manager at Muskegon County Wastewater.


99-284 PUBLIC HEARING - DANA CORPORATION WATER MAIN PROJECT

Move by Start, supported by Kobza, to open the public hearing regarding Dana Corporation's water main project.

Motion Carried


99-285 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING - DANA CORPORATION WATER MAIN PROJECT

Frank Bednarek, County Administrator/Controller and Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk, noted there were no written or verbal communications regarding the Dana Corporation water main project had been received in their offices although proper publication guidelines have been followed. There being no public comment, it was moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to close the public hearing.

Motion Carried


99-286 PRESENTATION

Terry Grevious introduced Percy Cash, architect for the Transit Facility project. Mr. Cash presented a schematic and model of the proposed plans for the new Transit Facility.

Moved by Gill, supported by McMurray, to approve the MATS Operations and Maintenance Facility Schematic Design as presented and further, direct staff to proceed with preparation of final construction documents and bidding of project.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-287 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Kobza, supported by Fairchild, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

a. Muskegon County Recipient of 1999 Silver Health Workplace Award

b. MSHDA Approval of Single Audit Report for the County's Community Development Block Grant Program

c. Notice of Action - Parkside Condominiums

Motion Carried


99-288 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

d. City of Muskegon Special Use Permits

1. Multi-unit Housing in Amazon Building

2. Vacate Mart Street between Western and Shoreline

e. Industrial Facility Exemption Certificate - S.D. Warren

Motion Carried


99-289 COMMUNICATIONS

Moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to receive and place on file the following Communications:

f. Kalkaska County Resolution of Support for Severance Taxes

g. Antrim County Resolution regarding Use of Tobacco Settlement Funds

Motion Carried


99-290 ACCEPT THE FEDERAL GRANT FOR A SCHOOL LIAISON OFFICER

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to accept the Federal grant for a School Liaison Officer for $125,000 and establish a new position of deputy sheriff.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-291 GRANT PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE WITH NORTON SHORES POLICE DEPARTMENT IN OPERATION NIGHTCAP

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to grant permission to participate with Norton Shores Police Department in Operation Nightcap with extra patrol and be reimbursed for up to $2,328.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-292 APPROVE APPLICATION TO THE OFFICE OF COMMUNITY CORRECTIONS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to approve application to the Office of Community Corrections for FY 2000 Continuation Funding for Plans and Services in the amount of $234,346 and $627,800 for Probation Residential Services.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-293 FILE A CLAIM WITH THE ATTORNEY GENERAL REGARDING DISPARATE FUNDING FOR THE LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to file a claim with the Attorney General regarding disparate funding for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-294 AUTHORIZE THE PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE TO ACCEPT THE JUVENILE ACCESSIBILITY INCENTIVE BLOCK GRANT

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Prosecutor's Office to accept the Juvenile Accessibility Incentive Block Grant.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-295 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF MAY 12TH THROUGH MAY 25TH, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $2,829,790.45 covering the period of May 12th through May 25th, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-296 AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A PETTY CASH FUND IN THE CENTRAL SERVICES BUILDING

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize the establishment of a petty cash fund in the amount of $200.00 in the Central Services Building at the South Campus.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-297 ACCEPT AND PLACE ON FILE THE 1998 SINGLE AUDIT REPORT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to accept and place on file the 1998 Single Audit report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-298 AUTHORIZE THE DONATION OF PAVERS TO THE MUSKEGON HERITAGE ASSOCIATION FOR THEIR RENOVATION PROJECT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize the donation of approximately 500 pavers to the Muskegon Heritage Association for their renovation project.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-299 ACCEPT BID RECEIVED FROM TELE-RAD INC. OF MUSKEGON FOR THE EMERGENCY RADIO EQUIPMENT AND INSTALLATION FOR THE EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, that the bid received from Tele-Rad Inc., of Muskegon, in the amount of $9,689.41, for the emergency radio equipment and installation for the Emergency Operations Center be accepted.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-300 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO DEVELOP AND ISSUE AN RFP FOR RECRUITMENT, TRAINING AND MANAGEMENT OF A CONSUMER GROUP

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, that in conjunction with the County Purchasing Department, authorize the CMH Director to develop and issue an RFP for Recruitment, Training and Management of a Consumer Group whom staff could invite to participate in the agency's planning, operations and evaluation process.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-301 AUTHORIZE COMPETITIVE BIDDING FOR BATHROOM REMODELING AT THE BENSTON ROAD HOME

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, that in conjunction with the County Purchasing Department, authorize competitive bidding for bathroom remodeling at the Benston Road home to meet the needs of residents who use wheelchairs.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-302 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH THE LEMONADE STAND OF MUSKEGON

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the CMH Director to contract with the Lemonade Stand of Muskegon for drop-in center type services for the period of June 1, 1999 through September 30, 1999, at a cost of $500 per month not to exceed $2,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-303 AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE IN THE MICHIGAN JOBS COMMISSION MATCH AGREEMENT FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

HR-99/06-38

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize an increase in the Michigan Jobs Commission Match Agreement for Supported Employment services from $59,4000 to $72,700 effective May 1, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-304 APPROVE THE AMENDED CONTRACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY HEALTH AND COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES OF MUSKEGON COUNTY

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to approve the amended contract with the Department of Community Health and Community Mental Health Services of Muskegon County effective April 1, 1999.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-305 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO AMEND ITS CONTRACT WITH RICHARD W. PETERS AS THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER FOR MUSKEGON COUNTY

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the Health Department to amend its contract with Richard W. Peters as the Chief Medical Examiner for Muskegon County to change page 6 of 8 from John A. Scott, M.P.A. to Director of Health & Community Resources on Exhibit A, add Wavelet S. Thompson to Medical Examiner Investigators, and on exhibit B increase the autopsy fee to $900.00, increase photograph duplication fee to $0.75, and charge $25.00 for a copy of a Medical Examiner Investigator write-up and/or a copy of a gross autopsy report.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-306 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO RE-ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN A CASH FUND FOR THE 1999 FARMERS' MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM "PROJECT FRESH '99"

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to authorize the Health Department to re-establish and maintain a cash fund with an initial and maintenance level of $2,000 not to exceed $14,000 for the 1999 Farmers' Market Nutrition Program "Project Fresh '99," to reimburse local contracted farmers for fresh fruits and vegetables sold to eligible WIC program clients.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-307 DRAFT A POLICY STATEMENT TO FORWARD TO OUR STATE AND NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVES REGARDING MEDICARE AND MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT ISSUES FOR MEDICAL CARE FACILITIES

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to direct staff to draft a policy statement to forward to our state and national representatives regarding Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement issues for Medical Care Facilities.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-308 AUTHORIZE A SURVEY AND APPRAISAL OF COUNTY-OWNED LAND EAST OF THE DEPOT

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize a survey and appraisal of county-owned land east of the Depot and bordering on Mart Street with the understanding that the County Board of Commissioners intends to contribute it to match the Amazon Redevelopment Project if it is funded with federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) monies.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-309 AUTHORIZE CORPORATE COUNSEL TO PREPARE AN AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF WHITEHALL

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to authorize Corporate Counsel to prepare an agreement with the City of Whitehall to expand the Whitehall Industrial Park using the county-owned 28 acres in Whitehall Township, provided that the city and township enter into a tax base sharing agreement with the understanding the county will receive payment for land upon sale of property with agreement to be approved by the Board of Commissioners.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-310 PURCHASE 500 GTE PHONE CARDS

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to purchase 500 GTE phone cards with 10 free long distance minutes at a cost not to exceed $2,000 to be used by the Muskegon County Convention and Visitors Bureau as conference gifts.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-311 ADOPT THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE ACCOMMODATIONS TAX ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by Start, to adopt the recommendations of the Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee to continue the ACatch the Wave@ promotional theme, to continue with the current organizational structure with the Convention and Visitors Bureau operated by the County of Muskegon, to adopt the Strategic Plan and to adopt the recommended bylaws.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-312 DEFER TO NEXT BOARD MEETING TO ACCEPT THE LARGE SITE INDUSTRIAL PARK WELL TEST

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by Fairchild, supported by McMurray, to defer to the next Board Meeting to accept the Large Site Industrial Park well test.

Motion Carried


99-313 APPROVE THE 1999 MUSKEGON COUNTY OVERALL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN

The Muskegon County Metropolitan Planning Commission recommends , moved by McMurray, supported by Frye, that the 1999 Muskegon County Overall Economic Development Plan be approved and staff be authorized to submit said plan.

Motion Carried


CHAIR'S REPORT

None.


ADMINISTRATOR'S REPORT

99-314 AUTHORIZE THE ADMINISTRATOR/CONTROLLER TO FURTHER EXPLORE AND DISCUSS OPTIONS WITH THE YFCA FOR THE PROPERTY

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, to authorize the Administrator/Controller to further explore and discuss options with the YFCA for the property located adjacent to Heritage Landing.

Motion Carried


99-315 INCREASE THE PURCHASE ORDER WITH THE MICHAEL WOODS GROUP AND JUDEE LONNEE ASSOCIATES FOR STRATEGIC PLANNING SERVICES

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by McMurray, to increase the purchase order with the Michael Woods Group and Judee Lonnee Associates for strategic planning services to the county from $10,000 to $20,000.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-316 ADD FOLLOWING ITEMS TO THE NEXT COURT AND PUBLIC SAFETY COMMITTEE AGENDA

a. Resolution Regarding Funding for Custody and Parenting Time Activities

b. Resolution Regarding Child Support Incentive Program


99-317 AUTHORIZE TWO SEASONAL LABORER POSITIONS FOR WASTEWATER

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to allow the Wastewater system to add two seasonal laborer positions with a pay range of $7.00 to $7.50 per hour and increase the Wastewater operations (5920 - 5060) salaries and fringe benefits line items appropriately.

Roll Call

Ayes: Baade, Fairchild, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Kobza, McMurray, Start, Hulka

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

Commissioner Funkhouser announced, in reference to a letter received from the Muskegon Air Fare dated May 19, 1999, that he will be boycotting the Muskegon County Air Fare until coolers are allowed at the event. Commissioner Frye noted the last paragraph did state that picnic baskets, backpacks and diaper bags are allowed.


New Business

Moved by Gill, supported by Fairchild, to prepare a resolution for Richard Reinstra and Bishop Natheil Wells.

Motion Carried


Audience Participation

None.


Adjourned at 4:41 p.m.

 

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Dale E. Hartman, County Clerk

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