Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting – February 10, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, February 10, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mt. Pleasant Police Officer Jason Haines was introduced and sworn in by Public Safety Director Lauria.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation to members of the Mt. Pleasant Area League of Women Voters in recognition of the 100th Anniversary of the United States League of Women Voters.

City Clerk Howard gave an update on the 2020 Census in the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

 1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held January 27, 2020.

2) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held February 3, 2020.

3) Bid of Thielen Turf Irrigation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for Island Park ball field irrigation.

4) Bid of Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the Island Park Bridge and Trail Project and the appropriate budget amendments.

5) Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the amended Standard Street Lighting Contract with Consumers Energy as presented.

6) Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to execute an amendment to the assessing services contract with Coucke Property Services, LLC as presented.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a Public Hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1055, an Ordinance to amend Title XI, Chapter 112, Section 112.03 “Medical Marihuana Facilities” of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to provide greater clarity on what materials are needed upon application.

Held a Public Hearing on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Infrastructure Resiliency Grant application for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and

authorized the resolution and development plan as presented.

Postponed action on Special Assessment District #1-2020 until a future meeting where at least five commissioners are present for discussion.

Gave consent to the recording of the restrictive covenants from the EDA for the City owned parcel and EDC owned parcel in Industrial Park South.

Conducted a work session on Central Michigan University Center for Applied Research and Rural Studies (CARRS) Report on Mayor Election Research.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:03 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to fire at 325 N. Lansing St.

On February 11, 2020 at 4:13 p.m. the Mount Pleasant Fire Department responded with two engines, one rescue unit and twenty personnel to a structure fire at 325 N. Lansing Street. Firefighters arriving on scene observed heavy smoke coming from the north side of the structure. The fire was quickly brought under control. There is heavy smoke and fire damage to the lower apartment. The second floor apartment sustained heavy smoke damage only. 

No firefighter injuries occurred on scene. All occupants were able to escape the building. Two occupants were treated and transported to the hospital for minor smoke inhalation. The Mount Pleasant Fire Department is currently conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. Damages are estimated to be $150,000.00

On scene assistance was provided by the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Mobile Medical Response.

Topics to Watch at the City Commission Meeting – February 10, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020.

  1. Census 2020 update.
  2. Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Section 112.03 of Chapter 112, Entitled “Medical Marihuana Facilities”, in Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code and consider approval of the same.
  3. Public hearing on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Infrastructure Resiliency Grant application for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and consider resolution approving the same.
  4. Consider resolution #3 as postponed from January 27, 2020 to proceed with improvements and consider resolution #4 to accept the special assessment roll and set a public hearing for February 24, 2020 regarding said roll for Special Assessment District #1-2020, Pedestrian Lighting on Michigan Street from Oak to Washington.
  5. Consider restrictive covenant requirements associated with the Economic Development Association (EDA) Grant for Industrial Park South Detention Pond project postponed from January 27, 2020.
  6. Consider resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting at Mission and High and Mission and Pickard.

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