NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING May 13, 2024

CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FY 2025 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Project Plan

 

The City of Muskegon Heights will hold a public meeting on proposed improvements and upgrades to its
Drinking Water System for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons. The meeting will
be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 13, 2024, at the Muskegon Heights City Hall, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon
Heights, MI 49444 as part of its regular City Council Meeting. The meeting can also be accessed remotely
as with regular City Council meetings via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook live at
facebook.com/MuskegonHeightsCity.
The purpose of the proposed improvements is to provide a more reliable and resilient water supply and
distribution system. The City has prepared a Project Plan as required to apply for low interest loans through
the State of Michigan’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to complete these improvements. The water
system needs have been evaluated in the plan. Generally, the projects proposed to be completed in the next
five years include:
1. Water distribution system improvements including replacement of aging and undersized water
main.
2. Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant.
3. Replacement of lead and galvanized water services to meet State of Michigan requirements for
removal, which are intended to reduce the potential of lead in customers’ water.
Impacts of the proposed project include those typical of utility construction such as temporary disruptions
from noise, dust, and traffic congestion. The benefits will be a more reliable water supply and distribution
system; provide for increased accessibility for operation, maintenance, and emergency response; and lower
potential for lead exposure through reduction of lead and galvanized service lines to customers’ homes.
The estimated cost of implementing Year 1 (FY 2025) of the Project Plan is $16,420,000, which results
in an estimated cost to the average residential customer of $18.99 per month, assuming all costs are
supported by a loan. The amount of any rate increase will depend on grants or principal forgiveness that
may be provided, and how many of the projects are constructed.
A copy of the plan detailing the proposed projects is available for inspection here

City Clerk’s Office
Muskegon Heights City Hall
2724 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
231-733-8820
Written comments received before and during the meeting on May 22, 2023, will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to the Muskegon Heights City Clerk’s Office.

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**Boil Water Advisory for Muskegon Heights**

4/25/2024 12:48pm: Update on Boil Water Advisory

The City of Muskegon Heights Department of Public Works continues to address the recent system pressure drop, which remains a concern for our community. As we work diligently to resolve this matter, we are providing important updates on our ongoing response efforts and safety precautions for our residents.

Current Status:

The boil water advisory is still in place. Residents are urged to continue boiling all water for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food.

Update on Response Efforts:

The supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system issues have been identified as unrelated to any outside intrusion.

No issues were caused by other construction and maintenance projects in the city’s water system.

Hydrant flushing and water quality testing began this morning. Residents may experience cloudy or rusty water due to the flushing. This is a normal part of the process and not a cause for concern.

Due to the extensive nature of the flushing required, our first samples are now expected to be returned on Friday.

In compliance with safe drinking water standards sampling will be conducted over the next few days.

Water Distribution Updates Muskegon Heights Farmer Market:

Today’s Bottled Water Pickup: Water will be available for pickup this evening from 5 PM until 7 PM at designated locations.

Friday’s Bottled Water Pickup: Water will be available on Friday from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM at designated locations.

Volunteers are still needed to assist with loading and unloading of water.

Acknowledgements:

The mayor and city council would like to express their heartfelt thanks to the community partners who have assisted us during this time. Your support has been invaluable in managing this situation. Partners include but are not limited to Meijer, Spartan Nash, Webb Chemical and many more.

Further Information:

For more details, please visit our website at https://muskegonheights.us/boil-water-advisory-for…/ , Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MuskegonHeightsCity/ or contact 231-733-8873.

Please visit the CDC link below for information regarding dos and don’ts for keeping you and your family safe during a Boil Water Advisory.

http://www.cdc.gov/…/drinking…/boil-water-advisory.html

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4/24/2024 5:46pm: Update on Boil Water Advisory

The City of Muskegon Heights Water Department continues to address the recent system pressure drop caused by a malfunction in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system, initially reported on April 24, 2024. As our community works diligently to resolve this matter, we are providing an important update on the current status and necessary safety precautions for our residents.

Current Status: Water pressure has been restored across Muskegon Heights. However, until further notice, the boil water advisory remains in effect. We urge all residents to follow the safety instructions below to ensure their health and well-being.

Safety Instructions:

DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Please boil all water for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and preparing food.

Ongoing Response Efforts:

Our city staff have identified and are addressing the issues related to the pressure loss.

Activities related to resolving this issue, including water testing, are underway to ensure that our water meets or exceeds safety standards.

Bottled Water Availability: To assist residents affected by the advisory, bottled water is available for pickup at the local farmers market from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM today and will resume tomorrow at 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM. This will continue until the boil water advisory is lifted. We strongly encourage residents to take advantage of this resource.

Anticipated Resolution: We are working around the clock to resolve this issue, and the boil water advisory will be lifted once samples confirm that the water is safe for consumption. Official notifications will be issued once normal water use is confirmed to be safe.

For More Information: Residents are encouraged to stay informed through updates from the City of Muskegon Heights. Please check our social media for updates https://www.facebook.com/MuskegonHeightsCity and update hotline at 231-733-8873 for any inquiries or visit our website at https://muskegonheights.us/boil-water-advisory-for…/

We appreciate the community’s cooperation and patience during this period and are committed to restoring safe water services as swiftly as possible.

Contact: 231-733-8873

4/24/2024 11:36a: URGENT: Boil Your Water Before Using

Due to a drop in system pressure caused by a failure in the supervisory control and data acquisition system on April 24, 2024, the Muskegon Heights Water Department advises residents to boil water once service is restored. This precautionary measure is necessary to ensure your safety following the loss of water pressure in the distribution system. Currently, water service has not been restored.

**What You Should Do Once Water is Restored:**

– DO NOT DRINK THE WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST. Boil all water for one minute, let it cool before using, or use bottled water.

– Boiled or bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, brushing teeth, washing dishes, and food preparation.

**Current Actions:**

– City staff are investigating the system pressure drop and undertaking corrective actions, including flushing the system and collecting water samples to confirm water meets safety standards.

– We are collaborating with the City of Muskegon to maintain water supply, albeit at reduced pressure.

**Safety Notice:**

– Continue using boiled or bottled water until it is declared safe.

– We anticipate resolving the issue within 72 hours and will notify you when the boil water advisory is lifted and water service is restored.

**Further Information:**

– For updates and more details, please contact Muskegon Heights Water Filtration Plant at 231.780.3415 or the City Manager’s Office at 231.733.8999.

– Follow our social media updates for ongoing information.

Please ensure this message reaches all affected individuals. Your health and safety are our top priority. Thank you for your cooperation.

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CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FULL TIME FIRE FIGHTER

SALARY – Pay Range – $21.04/hr. (43,758.52/yr.) to $27.10/hr. (56,365.36/yr.)

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full Time Fire Fighter.

The City of Muskegon Heights is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Full-Time Fire Fighter.  This employee does fire fighting work in the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires.  A fire fighter is responsible for rapid and efficient performance on specialized equipment under emergency conditions.  Although fire fighting, including equipment operation is most important to the work of the fire fighter, a large portion of their time is spent preparing to combat fires and maintaining fire station property and equipment.    Work is normally performed under close supervision and specific work assignments are given by a superior officer both in fighting fires and at the station.  A fire fighter is subject to call at any time in case of emergencies.  May be required to perform fire code and safety inspections.   Performs all other related work as required or assigned.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CONSULTING SERVICES / WATER SYSTEM ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS

The City of Muskegon Heights seeks a qualified consulting firm to conduct a comprehensive analysis of water supply and service delivery alternatives.  The City invites interested firms with experience in assessing the operation, management, and finances of public utilities to submit a written proposal.

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Request for Proposal MUSKEGON HEIGHTS Reappraisal 2025

The City of Muskegon Heights is undertaking a program to update all real property for fiscal year 2025 pursuant to the General Laws of the state of Michigan. Acting through its board the City of Muskegon Heights is seeking proposals from qualified firms to perform the services described herein.

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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL CITY ATTORNEY/LEGAL SERVICES

The City of Muskegon Heights seeks a qualified Law Firm to serve as City Attorney and provide other legal services. The City invites interested Law firms with a minimum of three years of municipal law experience, representing municipal or other governmental entities in the State of Michigan, to submit a written proposal to provide City Attorney services.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING May 22, 2023

CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FY 2024 Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Project Plan

 

The City of Muskegon Heights will hold a public meeting on proposed improvements and upgrades to its Drinking Water System for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 22, 2023, at the Muskegon Heights City Hall, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444 as part of its regular City Council Meeting. The meeting can also be accessed remotely as with regular City Council meetings. Information can be found on the City of Muskegon Heights’ website.
The purpose of the proposed improvements is to provide a more reliable and resilient water supply and distribution system. The City has prepared a Project Plan as required to apply for low interest loans through the State of Michigan’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund to complete these improvements. The water system needs have been evaluated in the plan. Generally, the projects proposed to be completed in the next five years include:

  1. Water distribution system improvements including replacement of aging and undersized water main.
  2. Improvements at the Water Treatment Plant.
  3. Replacement of lead and galvanized water services to meet new State of Michigan requirements for removal, which are intended to reduce the potential of lead in customers’ water.

Impacts of the proposed project include those typical of utility construction such as temporary disruptions from noise, dust, and traffic congestion. The benefits will be a more reliable water supply and distribution system; provide for increased accessibility for operation, maintenance, and emergency response; and lower potential for lead exposure through reduction of lead and galvanized service lines to customers’ homes.

The estimated cost of implementing Year 1 (FY 2024) of the Project Plan will cost an estimated $24,000,000, which results in an estimated cost to the average residential customer of $26 per month. The amount of any rate increase will depend on grants that may be provided, and how many of the projects are constructed.

A copy of the plan detailing the proposed projects is available for inspection here.

City Clerk’s Office
Muskegon Heights City Hall
2724 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49444
231-733-8820
Written comments received before and during the meeting on May 22, 2023, will receive responses in the final project plan. Written comments should be sent to the Muskegon Heights City Clerk’s Office.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING April 24, 2023

CITY OF MUSKEGON HEIGHTS
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

FY 2024 Clean Water State Revolving Fund Project Plan

 

The City of Muskegon Heights will hold a public hearing on proposed improvements and upgrades to its Wastewater Collection System for the purpose of receiving comments from interested persons.  The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on April 24, 2023, at the Muskegon Heights City Hall, 2724 Peck Street, Muskegon Heights, MI 49441.  The meeting can also be accessed remotely through the City’s website where a link to the meeting is found. 

The purpose of the proposed improvements is to provide a more reliable and resilient wastewater collection system, replace aging and structurally deficient sewer infrastructure, and reduce stormwater infiltration and inflow.  The City has prepared a Project Plan as required to apply for low interest loans and grants through the State of Michigan’s Clean Water Revolving Fund to complete these improvements.  

Impacts of the proposed project include typical sanitary sewer main construction, and temporary disruptions such as noise, dust, and traffic congestion caused by construction activities.  The benefit will be a more reliable wastewater collection system for customers and reduce the chance of emergency failures and repairs. 

The estimated cost of implementing the proposed multi-year Project Plan is approximately $37,000,000.  Year 1 (FY 2024) of the Project Plan will cost an estimated $21,000,000, which results in an estimated  cost to the average residential customer of $23 per month.  The amount of any rate increase will depend on grants that may be provided, and how many of the projects are constructed.

A copy of the plan detailing the proposed project is available for inspection at the following location by April 10, 2023:

 

City Clerk’s Office
Muskegon Heights City Hall
2724 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441

 

Public comments at the hearing or written comments received before the hearing record is closed on April 24, 2023, will receive responses in the final project plan.  Written comments should be sent to the City Clerk’s office at the address above.

 

Jennifer Ross, Muskegon Heights City Clerk
2724 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI  49441
231.733.8820

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Final leaf pick up 2022

December 3, 2022 place leaves out on normal trash day.

Final leaf pick up will be December 3rd this year. Please place your leaves out on your normal trash day.

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