After Failed Vote and Much Debate, Muskegon Commission Re-Elects Spataro for Vice Mayor

At its January 2 organizational meeting. the six commissioners present split 3-3 on a vote to re-confirm commissioner Larry Spataro as the city’s vice mayor. See how today’s debates played out.

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Muskegon City Commission Mulls Lack of Harbor 31 Development and Growing Bond Payments

Aside from an unfinished low-rise condo development and the Parmenter O’Toole law firm, the property has attracted no businesses. The city collects no taxes from the MAREC facility.

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Commissioners Table Bike Time/Farmers Market Plan That Didn’t Consult Market

The festival, which will be operated locally starting next year, wants to place its vendors on the new market site starting next year.

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Commissioners Ask Big Questions Ahead of Tuesday’s Farmers Market Endorsement Vote

A majority of the rest of Monday’s meeting consisted of questions and comments from the commission to the DMDC’s representatives, as well as community comments. Read on to learn more about the points discussed.

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Muskegon City Commission Slows Down Decision on Removing Stoplights

Recent traffic studies delivered to the city indicated that traffic levels at many segments of roads in the city are too low for traffic signals to remain, and the study recommended the city to remove them.

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Stopgap Senior Transit Measure Does Not Pass, Funding to End This Month

After the down vote, the city commission voted 4-1 to send out a request for proposals for private companies to provide a comparable service to city residents after the current city program funding expires. Commissioner Willie German voted against this measure.

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Old Muskegon Fire Station To Become Headquarters For Shoreline Inn, Housing Developer

The developer who currently owns the Shoreline Inn hotel and plans to build condos and apartments in Downtown Muskegon will purchase the old fire station from the city for $1 to move his company headquarters to Muskegon.

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Muskegon Senior Transit To Continue Through End of 2012; Millage Vote To Decide Long Term Future

“It’s important for people who want to maintain this program, here’s your chance to get your friends and family to show up in November,” said commissioner Larry Spataro

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