M u s k e g o n   C o u n t y

Board of Commissioners

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

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

Honorable Chairman Kenneth J. 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: Bennett, Frye, Funkhouser, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Excused: Baade

Arrived at 4:44 p.m.: Gill

Absent: None


99-570 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF OCTOBER 26, 1999

Moved by Kobza, supported by Frye, to approve the minutes of the Regular Meeting of October 26, 1999.

Motion Carried


99-571 PRESENTATION OF EMPLOYEE SUGGESTION AWARD

Commissioner Hulka presented Bruce Schouten with an employee suggestion award for his suggestion to allow employee suggestion forms be put on the internet for all employees to access.


99-572 PRESENTATION BY WHITE PINE PARTNERSHIP

Members of the partnership reported on the historical, ethnic and educational plan for the White Pine Pictograph.


99-573 PURCHASE WHITE PINE PICTOGRAPH FOR COUNTY BUILDING

Moved by Frye, supported Funkhouser to purchase a Pictograph from the White Pine Partnership, package "C", to be displayed in the County Building lobby.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-574 COMMUNICATIONS

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

a. St. Joseph Co. Resolution re: Custody & Parenting Time Activities

City of Whitehall Application for IFT Certificate - Whitehall Products LLC

Arenac Co. Resolution re: Distribution of State Collected Road Revenue

Motion Carried


99-575 COMMUNICATIONS (continued)

Moved by Frye, supported by Funkhouser, to receive and place of file the following Communications:

Iron Co. Resolution re: Competition for Management of Publicly-Funded Speciality Services

Fruitport Township Hearing re: Zoning Variance

Motion Carried


99-576 APPROVE PAYMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS PAYABLE COVERING THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 13TH, 1999 THROUGH OCTOBER 26TH, 1999

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to approve payment of the accounts payable of $4,006,356.46 covering the period of October 13th, 1999 through October 26th, 1999, as presented by the County Clerk.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-577 APPROVE AN INCREASE IN THE PETTY CASH FUND FOR THE EQUALIZATION DEPARTMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to approve an increase in the petty cash fund for the Equalization Department not to exceed $500.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-578 REPLACE THE BOILERS IN THE TRAINING CENTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to replace the boilers in the Training Center with one staged boiler by Rich and Howell not to exceed $15,000 and for Honeywell controls not to exceed $2,500.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-579 AUTHORIZE BIDS FOR PARK EQUIPMENT APPROVED IN THE FY2000 BUDGET AND THE TORO GROUNDMASTER BE PURCHASED FROM SPARTAN DISTRIBUTORS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, that bids be authorized for park equipment approved in the FY2000 budget and the Toro Groundmaster be purchased from Spartan Distributors.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-580 REVISIT THE ISSUE TO RENEW THE COUNTY’S AIRPORT LIABILITY INSURANCE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to revisit the issue to renew the County’s airport liability insurance at the Ways & Means Committee of November 16, 1999.


99-580 REVISIT THE ISSUE TO RENEW THE COUNTY’S AIRPORT LIABILITY INSURANCE (continued)

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-581 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ALLOWING LARRY MILLARD TO PURCHASE THREE (3) YEARS AND ELEVEN (11) MONTHS OF RETIREMENT CREDIT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, pursuant to provisions of the Michigan Reciprocal Retirement Act (P.A. No. 88 of 1961), and in accordance with the MERS Plan document, to approve the resolution allowing Larry Millard to purchase three (3) years and eleven (11) months of retirement credit for service time with the City of Muskegon in the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and, in accordance with the addendum to the Assessment Services Contract dated October 1, 1999, the City of Muskegon will pay the cost of such credited service time in the amount of $27,137, with $11,746.44 being designated as an employee pre-tax contribution.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-582 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ALLOWING CARMEN HAYES TO FIVE (5) YEARS AND SEVEN (7) MONTHS OF RETIREMENT CREDIT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, pursuant to provisions of the Michigan Reciprocal Retirement Act (P.A. No. 88 of 1961), and in accordance with the MERS Plan document, to approve the resolution allowing Carmen Hayes to five (5) years and seven (7) months of retirement credit for service time with the City of Muskegon in the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and, in accordance with the addendum to the Assessment Services Contract dated October 1, 1999, the City of Muskegon will pay the cost of such credited service time in the amount of $13,104, with $5,162.28 being designated as an employee pre-tax contribution.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-583 APPROVE THE RESOLUTION ALLOWING DANIEL VANDERKOOI TO PURCHASE THREE (3) YEARS AND EIGHT (8) MONTHS OF RETIREMENT CREDIT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, pursuant to provisions of the Michigan Reciprocal Retirement Act (P.A. No. 88 of 1961), and in accordance with the MERS Plan document, to approve the resolution allowing Daniel Vanderkooi to purchase three (3) years and eight (8) months of retirement credit for service time with the City of Muskegon in the Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and, in accordance with the addendum to the Assessment Services Contract dated October 1, 1999, the City of Muskegon will pay the cost of such credited service time in the amount of $9,968, with $5,559.22 being designated as an employee pre-tax contribution.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-584 AUTHORIZE THE TREASURER TO PURCHASE A CURRENCY COUNTER AND COIN SORTER/COUNTER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to authorize the Treasurer to purchase a currency counter and coin sorter/counter not to exceed $5,000.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-585 ADOPT A RESOLUTION ELECTING TO HAVE THE STATE OF MICHIGAN FORECLOSE ON PROPERTY FORFEITED TO THE COUNTY TREASURER

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to adopt a resolution electing to have the State of Michigan foreclose on property forfeited to the County Treasurer pursuant to Section 78 (3) of Public Act No. 206.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-586 DIRECT THE ADMINISTRATOR/CONTROLLER TO DEVELOP A RECOMMENDATION REGARDING REVENUE SHARING EXPENDITURE PLANS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to direct the Administrator/Controller to develop a recommendation regarding revenue sharing expenditure plans to be forwarded to the appropriate legislators and bring this item back to the Board for consideration.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-587 APPROVE THE COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH BENCHMARK RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC.

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to approve the Community Mental Health Director to contract with Benchmark Residential Services, Inc., for the provision of specialized residential services for the period of October 15, 1999, through September 30, 2000, at a total cost not to exceed $78,000.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-588 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH REBECCA CARLSON, CONSULTANT ON JOINT COMMISSION ON ACCREDITATION OF HEALTHCARE ORGANIZATIONS (JCAHO)

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to contract with Rebecca Carlson, Consultant on Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) for a period extending from October 1, 1999 through June 30, 2000, at a rate of $65.00 per hour and a maximum cost of $10,000.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-589 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO CONTRACT WITH DR. EMMANUEL TENDERO, CHILD PSYCHIATRIST

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to contract with Dr. Emmanuel Tendero, Child Psychiatrist, at the rate of $120 per hour, for the period of November 3, 1999 through September 30, 2000, at a cost not to exceed $34,320.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-590 AUTHORIZE THE CMH DIRECTOR TO EXECUTE A SECTION 307 TRANSFER OF RESIDENCY OF AN INDIVIDUAL WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FROM MIDLAND-GLADWIN COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the CMH Director to execute a Section 307 transfer of residency of an individual with developmental disabilities from Midland-Gladwin Community Mental Health, contingent on agreement of the Michigan Department of Community Health to transfer 100% of the required funding.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-591 AUTHORIZE FREEDOM LIFT, INC., OF KALAMAZOO, MICHIGAN, TO INSTALL A PLATFORM LIFT FOR A CMH CLIENT

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize Freedom Lift, Inc., of Kalamazoo, Michigan, to install a platform lift for a CMH client residing at 5375 Staple Road, Twin Lake, Michigan, in the amount of $11,400.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-592 AUTHORIZE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ACT AS FIDUCIARY USING THIRD YEAR CONTINUATION FUNDING TO SUBCONTRACT WITH MEN OF CHARACTER, HEALTHCARE , AND GREAT JOY WORLD OUTREACH FOR FISCAL YEAR 1999/2000

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to authorize the Health Department to act as fiduciary using third year continuation funding to subcontract with Men of Character ($15,000), HealthCARE ($15,000), and Great Joy World Outreach ($10,000) for Fiscal Year 1999/2000.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-593 REFER TO NEXT REGULAR BOARD, AUTHORIZATION OF ISSUANCE OF AN RFP FOR A FISCAL INTERMEDIARY FOR THE CHOICE VOUCHER SYSTEM

The Human Resources Committee recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Start, to refer to next regular Board Meeting, authorization of issuance of an RFP for a Fiscal Intermediary for the Choice Voucher System for the Community Mental Health Children’s Medicaid Waiver Program, subject to the approval of County Corporate Counsel concerning technical and legal aspects of this program.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-594 AUTHORIZE THE JUVENILE DIVISION OF FAMILY COURT TO SEEK BIDS ON THE PURCHASE OF A 2000 MID-SIZE AUTOMOBILE

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Juvenile Division of Family Court to seek bids on the purchase of a 2000 mid-size automobile.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-595 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE FIVE CHEVY IMPALA’S FROM DON RYPMA

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff’s Department to purchase five Chevy Impala’s from Don Rypma for $92,865 and purchase one 4x4 Explorer from Signature Ford for $22,984.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-596 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE FROM KARA CO. INC., A TOTAL STATION FOR ACCIDENT RECONSTRUCTION

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff’s Department to purchase from Kara Co. Inc., a total station for accident reconstruction from Secondary Road Patrol funds for an approximate cost of $12,500.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-597 GRANT PERMISSION TO THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO CONTRACT WITH CBC COMPANIES FOR COLLECTION OF DELINQUENT JAIL BILLINGS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to grant permission to the Sheriff’s Department to contract with CBC Companies for collection of delinquent jail billings for a two-year period at 28% fee of collections.

Roll Call

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

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-598 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF’‘S DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT AND ACCOUNT FOR A STATE GRANT FOR $6,000 FROM THE MICHIGAN PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff’‘s Department to accept and account for a State grant for $6,000 from the Michigan Public Health Institute for a Youth Violence Assessment program in Muskegon County.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-599 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO ACCEPT THE OPERATION NIGHTCAP GRANT

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff’s Department to accept the Operation Nightcap grant from the Office of Highway Safety Planning and increase the budget in fund 1210 by $10,000.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-600 AUTHORIZE THE SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT TO PURCHASE FROM KUSTOM SIGNALS, 16 IN-CAR VIDEO CAMERAS

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to authorize the Sheriff’s Department to purchase from Kustom Signals, 16 in-car video cameras for an approximate cost of$75,504.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-601 ADOPT THE TENTATIVE, REVISED 911 SERVICE PLAN BY RESOLUTION AND SCHEDULE A PUBLIC HEARING FOR FEBRUARY 8, 2000

The Courts and Public Safety Committee recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to adopt the tentative, revised 911 service plan by resolution and schedule a public hearing for February 8, 2000, notifying all public health agencies and publish notification at least 30 day s prior to the hearing; and to authorize the county clerk within five days after the adoption of the tentative resolution to forward a copy of the tentative resolution together with a copy of the tentative 911 service plan by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the clerk or other appropriate official of each public agency located within the 911 district of the tentative 911 service plan.

Roll Call

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

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


99-602 APPROVE AN EXPENDITURE OF $2,000 TO ENHANCE THE "COLD NIGHTS, WARM LIGHTS" HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Kobza, to approve an expenditure of $2,000 to enhance the "Cold nights, Warm Lights" holiday decorations to include the addition of the 40 street banners to be paid from the General Fund/Miscellaneous Contingency Fund.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-603 PRESENT A RESOLUTION TO DORIS FOSTER FOR HER 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Kobza, to present a resolution to Doris Foster for her 25 year anniversary with the County of Muskegon.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-604 APPROVE THE QUALITY INDICATORS OF PROGRESS AS DEVELOPED FROM THE COUNTY’S STRATEGIC PLANNING PROCESS

The Community Development/Strategic Planning Committee presents, without recommendation, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, to approve the Quality Indicators of progress as developed from the County’s Strategic Planning Process.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR’S REPORT

99-605 CALL FOR A SPECIAL ELECTION TO FILL DISTRICT 7 SEAT FORMERLY OCCUPIED BY COMMISSIONER FAIRCHILD

The Chairman recommends, moved by Frye, supported by Kobza, pursuant to MCL 46.412 to call for a special election to fill District 7 seat formerly occupied by Commissioner Fairchild, now occupied by Commissioner Bennett pursuant to appointment, with primary to be held on January 18, 2000, followed by special election on March 28, 2000. Furthermore direct the County Clerk to publish notification of the calling of this special election and primary in a newspaper of general circulation and direct nominating petitions for such position shall be filed no later than 10 days after publication of such notification. Further move that these dates be submitted to the election scheduling commission for review and approval.

Voice Vote

Abstain: Bennett

Motion Carried


99-606 REAPPOINT FATHER JACK LAGOE TO THE FAMILY INDEPENDENCE AGENCY BOARD

The Chairman recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by McMurray, to reappoint Father Jack LaGoe to the Family Independence Agency Board

Motion Carried

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

99-607 EXTENSION OF OPTION AGREEMENT FOR TOPPER CONSTRUCTION

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to authorize the Board Chair to execute an extension of the option agreement as prepared by Corporate Counsel, covering Lot 19, Airport Business Park, with Topper construction, Inc., covering the period November 13, 1999 through November 13, 2000, with a non-refundable consideration of $2,000, and a total consideration of $61,500.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-608 CONTRACT SETTLEMENT WITH TEAMSTERS LOCAL 214 DISTRICT COURT UNIT

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Kobza, to approve the contract settlement with Teamsters Local 214 District Court Unit for calendar years 1999-2002 and authorize the County Board Chairman and County Clerk to sign the labor agreement subsequent to signatures being obtained from union representatives.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-609 AMEND THE GENERAL WAGE INCREASE TO 2.8%

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Start, supported by Funkhouser, to amend the general wage increase to 2.8%, effective the first full pay period following January 1, 2000, for the County Clerk, County Treasurer, Drain Commissioner, Prosecutor, Register of Deeds, and Sheriff; and for all non-bargaining unit position classifications as follows: non-bargaining unit, Full-Time, including Department Heads (excluding Administrator/Controller) and non-bargaining unit Hourly and Part-Time in employee class designations BD, ND, NF, NH, NP, NS, NT, NU, NV, NW, NX, XF, XH, XP, XS, XT, XU, XV, XW, and XX.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

Moved by Gill, supported by Start, to prepare a resolution for the Church of God, Bishop Winford Morrisey, for the opening of their new location at 1163 Center Street.


Motion Carried

Audience Participation

None.


99-608 MOTION TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION RE: TOTTEN v COUNTY

Moved by McMurray, supported by Frye, to go into closed session regarding Totten v County.

Roll Call

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

Nays: Gill

Motion Carried


The Board of Commissioners returned to open session at 5:37 p.m.

99-609 APPROVE REDEMPTION SETTLEMENT OF THE DORA TOTTEN VS COUNTY OF MUSKEGON CASE

Moved by Start, supported by Bennett, to approve redemption settlement of the Dora Totten vs County of Muskegon case with the Bureau of Workers’ Disability Compensation.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


There being no further business to come before the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

_____________________________

Marianne L. Hathaway,

Deputy 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      Bill Gill, Vice Chair
Paul Baade James J. Kobza
Douglas Bennett  Louis A. McMurray
Nancy Frye    Clarence Start
Jacob O. Funkhouser             

Regular Meeting November 23, 1999 3:30 P.M.

Honorable Chairman Kenneth J. 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, Bennett, Frye, Funkhouser, Gill, Hulka, Kobza, McMurray, Start

Absent: None


99-610 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF NOVEMBER 9, 1999

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

Motion Carried


99-611 COMMUNICATIONS

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

a. Arenac Co. Resolution re: Child Development & Child Care

Allegan Co. Resolution re: Opposing Non-Residents Right to Vote

Ingham Co. Resolution re: Retain Local Control-CMH Services

Osceola Co. Resolution re: Non-Residents Right to Vote

Moorland Township Planning Commission Public Hearing-Land Use

City of Montague Clean Michigan Initiative Waterfront Development Grant

Michigan Economic Development Corporation-Dana Corporation Project

Muskegon Conservation District-Annual Report Supplement (full copy on commission desk)

Muskegon County Drain Commission 1999 Annual Report (already distributed)

Motion Carried


99-612 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES STAFF TO SOLICIT BIDS FOR DATA COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize Central Services staff to solicit bids for Data Communication equipment.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-613 AUTHORIZE CENTRAL SERVICES STAFF TO SOLICIT PROPOSALS FOR SUPPORT SERVICES AND PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT IN REGARD TO THE PURCHASE OF COMPUTER HARDWARE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize Central Services staff to solicit proposals for support services and peripheral equipment in regard to the purchase of computer hardware.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-614 APPROVE THE PROJECT FOR DISTRICT COURT FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SEVEN COUNTY-STANDARD WORK STATIONS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to approve the project for District Court for the installation of seven county-standard work stations not to exceed $24,329.28.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-615 AUTHORIZE THE RENOVATION OF THE DRAIN COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the renovation of the Drain Commissioner’s office, not to exceed $22,422.45.


99-615 AUTHORIZE THE RENOVATION OF THE DRAIN COMMISSIONER’S OFFICE (continued)

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-616 AUTHORIZED BIDS UP TO $10,000 FOR PICNIC TABLES AND FIRE RINGS

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, that picnic tables and fire rings be authorized for bids up to $10,000 as approved in the budget.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-617 AMEND THE 1999 APPORTIONMENT REPORT

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to amend the 1999 Apportionment Report as prepared and submitted by the Muskegon County Equalization Department.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-618 ACCEPT THE QUOTE FROM CLOETINGH-SEAWAY GENERAL AGENCY, INC. FOR AIRPORT LIABILITY INSURANCE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to accept the quote from Cloetingh-Seaway General Agency, Inc. for airport liability insurance in the amount of $9,063.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-619 AUTHORIZE THE ADMINISTRATOR/CONTROLLER TO PURCHASE AIRPORT LIABILITY INSURANCE

The Ways and Means Committee recommends, moved by Baade, supported by Start, to authorize the Administrator/Controller to purchase airport liability insurance effective November 19, 1999.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-620 APPROVE A GROUND LEASE AGREEMENT WITH ACEMCO, INCORPORATED

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve a ground lease agreement with Acemco, Incorporated, as prepared and further, authorize the Chairman and Clerk to execute the agreement.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-621 APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE RESERVE

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the Memorandum of Agreement with the U.S. Air Force Reserve as presented and further authorize the Chairman to execute the Memorandum.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-622 AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT SYSTEM FACILITY AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to authorize the issuance of a Request for Proposals for transit system facility and maintenance services for three years with 90-day termination.


99-622 AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR TRANSIT SYSTEM FACILITY AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES (continued)

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-623 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT 99-0838

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve MDOT Contract 99-0838, and to authorize the Chairperson to execute the contract.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-624 APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION TO THE FY2001 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM FOR LANDSCAPING

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the submittal of an application to the FY2001 Transportation Enhancement Program for landscaping in the amount of $100,000, to provide matching funds, and to authorize the Chairperson to sign the application.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-625 APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION TO THE FY2001 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM FOR BICYCLE RACKS

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the submittal of an application to the FY2001 Transportation Enhancement Program for bicycle racks for ride haul service and trolley service, and to authorize the Chairperson to sign the application.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-626 APPROVE THE SUBMITTAL OF AN APPLICATION TO THE FY2001 TRANSPORTATION ENHANCEMENT PROGRAM TO FUND BUS SHELTERS

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve the submittal of an application to the FY2001 Transportation Enhancement Program to fund bus shelters at a total projected cost of $200,000, and to authorize the Chairperson to sign the application.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-627 APPROVE MDOT CONTRACT 96-0762/A1

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to approve MDOT Contract 96-0762/A1, and to authorize the Chairperson to execute the Contract.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-628 AUTHORIZE CHAIRMAN TO EXECUTE A TWO-YEAR OPTION AGREEMENT WITH DOUBLE R LEASING, LLC

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, that the Chairman be authorized to execute a two-year option agreement with Double R Leasing, LLC, 1210 East Pontaluna Road for the county property of approximately 12 acres commonly known as the Bovin property for a purchase price of $199,500 with 10% being the option consideration which will apply to the purchase price.


99-628 AUTHORIZE CHAIRMAN TO EXECUTE A TWO-YEAR OPTION AGREEMENT WITH DOUBLE R LEASING, LLC (continued)

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-629 PRESENT A RESOLUTION TO THE MONTAGUE F.F.A. MARKETING TEAM

The Transportation Committee recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Start, to present a resolution to the Montague F.F.A. Marketing Team who took second place in the nation.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-630 ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MUSKEGON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS PROCEED WITH THE $6.5MM REGIONAL WATER PROJECT

The Board of Public Works recommends, moved by McMurray, supported by Start, that the County Board of Commissioners adopt the resolution authorizing the Muskegon County Department of Public Works proceed with the $6.5MM Regional Water Project as requested by Fruitport Charter Township and the City of Norton Shores.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


CHAIR’S REPORT

 


99-631 APPOINTMENT OF JOAN SANTES TO FOREIGN TRADE ZONE

The Chairman recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, to appoint Joan Santes to the Foreign Trade Zone

Motion Carried


99-632 APPOINT CARL VANLOON TO THE MUSKEGON COUNTY PLANNING COMMITTEE

The Chairman recommends, moved by Start supported by Gill, to appoint Carl VanLoon to the Muskegon County Planning Committee.

Motion Carried


ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT


99-632 APPROVAL OF PUBLIC SAFETY RADIO FOR JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Gill, supported by Frye, to authorize the purchase of a public safety radio from Tel Rad, in the amount of $617.36, for the Muskegon County Juvenile Detention Center to comply with County mandated Y2K readiness requirements.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


99-633 APPROVAL TO SUBMIT MICHIGAN IV-D COOPERATIVE REIMBURSEMENT AMENDMENT

The Administrator/Controller recommends, moved by Kobza, supported by Start, that the Board authorize the Family Court to submit the Michigan IV-D Cooperative Reimbursement Amendment Request application so that an additional $4,560 in IV-D funds be received.

Roll Call

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

Nays: None

Motion Carried


Old Business

None.


New Business

None.


Audience Participation

Ed Weessies, Laketon Township Clerk, addressed the Board regarding Township Police.

Students were in attendance from Orchard View, Muskegon, Oak Ridge including two exchange students from Germany and Argentina.


There being no further business to come before the Muskegon County Board of Commissioners, the meeting adjourned at 3:56 p.m.

 

_____________________________

Marianne L. Hathaway,
Deputy County Clerk

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