Fun ways to keep active this summer

Summer is right around the corner and it’s not too early to start planning on how you or your children are going to keep active! Get outside with Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation to enjoy the nice weather and some summer fun.

Kids Sports

IMG_1080No matter the age or interests, Parks & Rec. offers something perfect for any kid this summer! From tee-ball to flag football, golf or tennis, you’re sure to find a program to get your child up and out of the house! Start Smart™ tee-ball, flag football and golf: The Start Smart™ program is designed to assist parents in the development of their child’s basic motor skills and confidence in a specific sport. If you’re looking for a program both you and your child can experience together, this is the one for you! You’ll learn sportsmanship and skill development while having a blast together.

Does your child want to improve their tennis game? Ranging from beginners to advanced players, tennis lessons are offered throughout the summer for kids ages 3 to 14. Receive a racquet after registration and get out on the court for this month-long camp.

Adult Sports

Kids aren’t the only ones who get to have fun this summer…grab a group of friends, family members or even co-workers and sign up for an adult league! A fun twist on all the sports you used to love, Parks & Rec. offers kickball, sand volleyball or softball adult leagues.Pacific Champs - Pleasant Hills

Tennis lessons are also offered to adults age 15 and above focusing on learning the essentials of the game.

 

 

 

Register Today! 

For more information or to register, visit http://www.mt-pleasant.org/recreation. Or use the MP City Link app to register right from your mobile device!

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Summary of the April 9 City Commission meeting

See the video of the April 9 City Commission meeting here.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 9, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation recognizing the Central Michigan University Women’s Basketball Team for their accomplishments during the 2017-2018 season.

2. Received petitions and communications.

3. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held March 26, 2018
  • Bid of Green Scene Landscaping of Mt. Pleasant, MI for 2018 grounds mowing
  • Bid of Countyline Power LLC of Hope, MI for the 2018 Pedestrian Lighting Project
  • Bid of Insight Pipe Contracting, LLC of Harmony, PA for sewer relinings
  • Bid of Archon Construction Co., Inc. of Addison, IL for the 2018 Manhole Rehabilitation Project
  • Receive 2019-2023 proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and set a public hearing for Tuesday, May, 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. on same
  • Revoke the 1976 Special Assessment Practice and Procedure Policy, the 1985 Tobacco Use Policy and the 2010 Revolving Loan Fund Policy
  • Warrants and Payrolls.

5. Authorized a contract with Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. of Grand Rapids, MI for engineering consulting services for joint water systems study and appropriate budget amendment, contingent upon approval by the Charter Township of Union Board of Trustees.

6. Approved the Residential Alley Paving, Reconstruction and Resurfacing Policy as presented. (CC Exh. 3-2018)

7. Approved Resolution No. 5 for Special Assessment District No. 1-18.

8. Approved and conducted closed session pursuant to Section 8(h) of the Open Meetings Act for material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute.

9. Approved changes to the purchasing policy as outlined in Item 3 to expand equipment disposal options to include any auction advertised and available to the general public.

10. Adjourned at 8:39 p.m.

 

City to continue free brush chipping service week of April 23; Reservation deadline is April 19

The City of Mt. Pleasant is extending the no-fee brush chipping service. Up to 23 households within the City limits will receive 30 minutes of free brush chipping during the week of April 23. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

Free Brush Chipping Service Guidelines

Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. Those who participated in the free brush chipping service the week of April 9 are not permitted to make a reservation for the free service the week of April 23, nor may they reschedule services from this week to the week of April 23.

If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes.

Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines (available at http://www.mt-pleasant.org). A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance.

Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys. Brush must be placed at the curb no later than Sunday, April 22. Brush placed out after that date will not be collected.

After the completion of the free program, the City will offer brush chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

Free Brush Chipping in September 2018

Free brush chipping will be offered to an additional 150 households this September. The City will share more information about the September program later this summer.

Make a Reservation Today

To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or publicworks@mt-pleasant.org, or visit the office at 1303 N. Franklin Street.

Reservations may also be made online here.

5 things to watch at the next City Commission meeting

Here are five things to watch at the April 9 City Commission meeting:

  1. Proclamation recognizing the Central Michigan University Women’s Basketball Team: City Mayor Allison Quast-Lents will read a proclamation recognizing the accomplishments of the Central Michigan University Women’s Basketball Team. Team 50 and Coach Guevara finished their season with a 30-5 record and an NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament run that led to the Sweet Sixteen. These achievements brought nationwide recognition to the community and Coach Guevara generated immense community spirit and pride, continuing to foster the valuable partnership between CMU and Mt. Pleasant.
  2. 2017 Annual Report: The City Commission will receive the 2017 Annual Report. See the report here.
  3. Residential Alley Paving, Reconstruction and Resurfacing Policy: The City Commission will consider approval of the Residential Alley Paving, Reconstruction and Resurfacing Policy. This policy recommends that reconstruction of all residential alleys be funded 70 percent by property owners and 30 percent from the Capital Improvement millage. The limitation is that $50,000 would be set aside annually and any alleys petitioned for reconstruction would be scheduled on a first come basis. The policy also outlines the evaluation, notification, timing and repayment terms for alleys so that all policy matters related to residential alleys are addressed in one document.
  4. Capital Improvement Plant: The City Commission will receive the 2019-2023 proposed Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) and set a public hearing for May 29, 2018.
  5. Engineering Analysis for Joint water systems study: The City Commission will consider proposals received for an engineering study that would evaluate the potential costs and opportunities related to sharing water infrastructure between the City and Charter Township of Union compared to upgrading the independent facilities.

To see the full City Commission agenda and packet for April 9, 2018, click here.

Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings are held at City Hall on the second and fourth Monday of every month. Meetings begin at 7 p.m.

City extends deadline to April 6 to register for free brush chipping service

The City of Mt. Pleasant is extending the deadline for residents to make a reservation for the no-fee brush chipping service. Up to 150 households within the City limits will receive 30 minutes of free brush chipping during the week of April 9. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 6.

Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes.

Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines (available at www.mt-pleasant.org). A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance.

Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys.

After the completion of the free program, the City will offer brush chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or publicworks@mt-pleasant.org, or visit the office at 1303 N. Franklin Street.

Reservations may also be made online at www.mt-pleasant.org.