Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire – 2668 Ivy Lane

On August 21, 2019 at 3:11 a.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2668 Ivy Lane in the Crossings Mobile Home Park. Firefighters arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke and fire coming from the rear of the structure. The occupant of the residence was home at the time of the fire and made it out of the structure safely.

The modular home and its contents received heavy fire, smoke and water damage. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. No injuries were reported.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Dept. was assisted by the Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Shepherd Tri Township Fire Department, Deerfield Fire Department and Mobile Medical Response.

EGLE’s Water Service Line Material Identification Inventory

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) recently revised the lead and copper rule for community drinking water, requiring municipalities to gather and update water service line material information for all structures connected to the distribution system.

Participation from residents is essential for completing this inventory and the City of Mt. Pleasant Water Department is asking for your help.

Please email your name, address, and whether you have a lead, galvanized steel, copper, or plastic service line to jhockemeyer@mt-pleasant.org by November 4, 2019. If you have questions regarding this inventory, please call (989) 779-5427.

How to identify service line material:

  1. Locate the water meter. (Found inside the building.) Follow the water pipes in the basement or crawl space. Look near your water heater, furnace, or washer/dryer. The meter may also be under a kitchen or bathroom sink, inside the cabinet.

 

  1. Locate the service line. This is the pipe which comes up from the floor or out of the wall before the water meter. Water meters generally have an arrow printed on the body. The service line will be on the upstream side of the arrow. (See photo.)

 

  1. Identify the material. Lead, Galvanized Steel, Copper, or Plastic

Material details for identification:

Lead

  • Grey in color.
  • Non-magnetic
  • Soft metal, easy to mark.
  • Connections resemble a bulb shape.

Galvanized Steel

  • Silver/grey in color.
  • Magnetic
  • May observe red/rusty areas.

Copper

  • Similar color and shine of a Penny.
  • May have green and blue coloration.
  • Non-magnetic

Plastic

  • Blue or black in color.
  • Lettering or stripes may be imprinted.

Visit http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/dept/water/8.19.19.egle.flyer.REVISED.pdf for a helpful identification guide.

UPDATE (8/20/2019): Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments respond to a fatal structure fire – 505 S. Bradley St.

August 20, 2019 UPDATE:

On August 16, 2019 the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department along with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to a structure fire which claimed the life of a 2-year-old boy. The medical examiner’s office classified this an accidental death with the autopsy revealing smoke and soot inhalation being the cause of death. A DNA sample to confirm the child’s identity has been provided to the medical examiner’s office. Police are expecting results from the DNA test within a week.

The Michigan State Fire Investigation Unit has found no suspicious circumstances regarding the fire and the investigation is ongoing at this time. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will provide further updates regarding the confirmation of the child’s identity and investigation as they become available.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Central Michigan University Police, Isabella County Central Dispatch and Mobile Medical Response.

 

August 19, 2019 Media Release:

On August 16, 2019 at 6:06 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department along with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 505 S. Bradley Street. Police officers arrived on scene and observed flames coming from a trailer. Officers were notified by neighbors that subjects may be inside. Mt. Pleasant Police Department Officers and Isabella County Sheriff Office Deputies attempted entry and were unable to enter the structure due to heavy smoke and flames.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department made entry to search for a victim and extinguish the fire. During the search, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department located a 2-year-old male who was deceased. An adult male was able to escape with minor injuries.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department Detectives are working with the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit and Mt. Pleasant Fire Department to determine the cause of the fire. Interviews, examination of evidence, autopsy results and witness statements are being conducted and compiled.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department will provide further updates when available.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, the Isabella County Sheriff Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Central Michigan University Police, Isabella County Central Dispatch and Mobile Medical Response.

August 16, 2019 Media Release: 

Mt. Pleasant Police and Fire Departments respond to a fatal structure fire – 505 S. Bradley St. 

On August 16, 2019 at 6:06 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department along with Mt. Pleasant City Police were dispatched to a structure fire at 505 S. Bradley Street. Officers arrived on scene and observed flames coming from the trailer. Officers were notified by neighbors subjects may be inside. Mt. Pleasant City Police and Isabella County Sheriff Office Deputies attempted entry and were unable to enter the structure due to heavy smoke. Mt. Pleasant Fire Department made entry to search for a victim and extinguish the fire. During the search the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department located a 2 year oldmale who was deceased.  An adult male was able to escape with minor burns. The crisis team has been called in for the family members.

Mt. Pleasant Police along with the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department are still on scene. The investigation is on going at this time with the assistance of the Michigan State Police Fire Investigation Unit.

The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was assisted by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Fire Department, Michigan State Police, Central Michigan University Police, Isabella County Central Dispatch and Mobile Medical Response.

No fire or police officers were injured during this call.

Updates will be provided when available.

                                                                                         

Summary of Minutes of City Commission Meeting – August 12, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 22, 2019.

2) Resolutions to adopt and implement a local pavement warranty program.

3) Receive proposed map amendment to rezone the property located at the northwest corner of Canal and Riverview from CD-3L, Sub-Urban Large Lot to CZ, Civic Zone and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

4) Receive recommended text change to section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

5) Receive proposed amendment to Chapter 30 subsection 30.04 – Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and set a public hearing for August 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

6) Authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Agreement with Renaissance Public School Academy for PEAK services for the 2019-2020 academic year.

7) Approve the appointment of Mayor Will Joseph as the voting delegate, representing the City of Mt. Pleasant at the Michigan Municipal League annual member’s meeting and appoint Vice Mayor Lori Gillis as the alternate.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on intent to designate a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone. No action taken at this time.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution designating a Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) West Broadway Commercial Redevelopment District No. 1 as presented. (CC Exh. 3-2019)

Heard appeal to the removal of dangerous trees on private property under City Ordinance 99.11 Tree maintenance, obstructions prohibited and reversed the request for the tree removal and asked that the property owners provide a written report to the DPW Director annually regarding the health of the tree.

Approved a resolution in support of exploring the creation of a recreational authority as a means to advance community dialogue regarding an aquatic center.

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

Accepted the initiative petition received under the MRTMA and approved the ballot language as presented for the November 5, 2019 election.

Held a work session discussion on recreational marijuana.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:17 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – August 12, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Consider resolution in support of exploring the creation of a recreational authority -as a means to advance community dialogue regarding an aquatic center.
  • Receive recommended rezoning request from CD-3L to CZ for a parcel at Canal and Riverview and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 on the same.
  • Receive recommended text change to Section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 on the same.
  • Introduce amendment to Chapter 30 Subsection 30.04-Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and set a public hearing for August 26, 2019 on the same.
  • Accept petition received for adult-use marijuana establishment and consider ballot language.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/8.12.19.pdf

Empty Canvas concert scheduled for September 9

Music lovers.  Meet here.  Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a free performance by Empty Canvas scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, September 9 at the Island Park Arts Pavilion. The event, sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, is part of the Island Park Arts Pavilion Concert Series.

Empty Canvas is a unique combination of music and art. Artist Mike McMath, accompanied by his twin brother Scott on guitar, sings while painting a complete image. Empty Canvas performs a wide variety of music from Frank Sinatra to Jason Mraz; Led Zeppelin to Kings of Leon.

The Island Park Arts Pavilion project, in the works for four years, was recently completed and is the end result of Mt. Pleasant High School 2019 graduate, Taylor Idema’s Girl Scout Gold Award Project.  For the past few years Idema has been working with Chris Bundy, Mt. Pleasant Parks and Public Spaces Director to make this performing arts pavilion a reality.

More than $200,000 was raised through grants from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% Distribution, and generous donations from the Morey Foundation, W.E. Martin Fund of the Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation, Isabella Bank, Rotary Club of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Community Credit Union, Doug and Melissa LaBelle Family Foundation, Mercantile Bank of Michigan, City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Partnership Fund, United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, Mt. Pleasant Jaycees, Mt. Pleasant Agency, Inc. – Central Insurance.

The newly constructed Island Park Arts Pavilion is located near Timbertown 2.0.  For information on how to reserve the Island Park Arts Pavilion contact the Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Office at (989) 779-5331. #meetmtp

Mt. Pleasant Police Department seeking assistance in identifying suspect

Mt. Pleasant, Mich., – Mt. Pleasant Police are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who was at the Shell Station, 799 South Mission Street at approximately 10:00 a.m. on July 13, 2019.

A female reported she was groped by a suspect described as a white younger male, 5’6” tall, with facial hair, and a thin build. The suspect was wearing blue jeans, a gray cut-off shirt and work boots.

This incident was reported to the Mt. Pleasant Police at approximately 2:45 p.m. on July 13, 2019.

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident, or the identity of the subject, to call the Anonymous Tip Line at 989-779-9111.

Shell-Snip July 13 2019