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Electronic Remote Board Meeting

May 19, 2020, 4:30 PM

  1. Meeting Called to Order
  2. Roll Call
  3. Approval January 22, 2020, HTMMTS Board Meeting Minutes
  4. Additions/Corrections to the Agenda
  5. Approval of Regular Agenda
  6. General Business / Call to Audience

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  1. New Business:


  1. Discussion/action on Resolution authorizing public entity membership in the Western Michigan Health Insurance Pool (WMHIP) for a minimum three-year period.


  1. Discussion/action on the appointment of the following persons as Trustee and Alternate Trustee to serve as Trustee when the initial Trustee is not available or in attendance to carry out the Trustee’s duties on the WMHIP Board. (Appointees to be Determined)


  1. Discussion/action on providing “Hazard Pay” for all Harbor Transit employees who physically worked during the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order (EO), retroactive to the first EO.


  1. Discussion/action on extending pay for Harbor Transit employees staying at home for an additional eight weeks.


  1. Discussion/action on Downtown Trolley and Beach Express Service.


  1. Board Members Comments:


  • Craig Bessinger
  • Michael DeWitt
  • Joanne Marcetti
  • Bill Cargo
  • Patrick McGinnis
  • Bob Monetza
  • Pete LaMourie
  • Joel TePastte
  • Christine Burns
  • Gordon Gallagher
  • Cathy Pavick



Next Special Electronic Remote Board Meeting will be held on, May 27, 2020 at 4:30 PM. Please make every effort to attend as this meeting will focus on current Grand Haven Retirees that worked for Harbor Transit. This issue has a direct impact on future health care costs for Harbor Transit.