City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – August 27, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August
27, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Presented the 2017 Historic Preservation Improvement Award to George Ronan, 201 S.
University for the renovation of the granite stairs on the front of the building which is
phase three in a series of preservation projects on the building.

Introduced newly hired Public Relations Director Darcy Orlik.

Presentation on the City’s Airport.

A moment of silence was observed for Senator John McCain.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 13, 2018.

2) Bid of Rowe Professional Services of Mt. Pleasant, MI for engineering design and construction services for the 2019 bridge repairs for Lincoln Bridge and Broadway Street Bridge.

3) Received proposed Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 53, Section 53.01: Storm Sewer District No. 1, of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances, in its entirety and set a public hearing for Monday, September 10, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

4) Authorized the Mayor to sign the MEDC grant agreement for the $15,000 grant toward the branding project.

5) Warrants and Payrolls

Postponed action on the revised Sewer Lead Policy and requested a legal opinion clarifying the City responsibility and property owner responsibility in the various situations that may require changing the lead sewer line from a back yard hookup to a front yard hookup.

Confirmed the sale of the approximately four acre parcel in Industrial Park South from the EDC to Rice & Diggs LLC for $75,000.

Authorized the allocation of $3,000 toward hosting the Back to the Bricks Promo Tour in
June, 2019.

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

Conducted a work session on proposed amendment to Chapter 30: Commission, of the
Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Adjourned at 8:35 p.m.