A Message from Mayor Will Joseph (April 5, 2020)

Dear City of Mt. Pleasant Residents,

Our daily lives have recently taken a dramatic turn. COVID-19 and the rapid rate of new information has altered our familiar schedules and has forced us to adapt quickly over the past several weeks. But what has remained constant is the City of Mt. Pleasant’s dedication to taking proactive steps to follow state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing vital City services.

City staff has been working tirelessly to stay ahead of the ever-changing COVID-19 landscape while making sure the needs of our residents are met. These services include, but are not limited to, Public Safety, Water and Wastewater Treatment Services, airport operations, City trash pick-up and park operations. 

City Commissioners and staff have also determined a way to conduct our City Commission meetings virtually so our residents can still participate in local government during this time of social distancing. On Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m., our City Commission meeting will take place virtually. Citizens may watch the meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188 or livestream on the City’s YouTube Channel. Citizens who wish to comment during the public comment portions of the meeting must email their comments to COMMENT@mt-pleasant.org.

We realize many residents may have specific questions regarding COVID-19. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has launched several statewide platforms to answer your questions. You may call the COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136, seven days a week from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. or email your specific questions to COVID19@michigan.gov24/7.

Are you a small business impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, you may be eligible for some relief. Refer to this website https://www.michiganbusiness.org/covid19/ provided by the Middle Michigan Development Corporation. 

Specific City of Mt. Pleasant information will be updated and shared via the City’s website (www.mt-pleasant.org), Blog (mpcityblog.com), Facebook and Twitter accounts and the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320. You may also contact your City Commissioners at commission@mt-pleasant.org.

We all play a role in this fight against COVID-19. Please adhere to Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-42 (Updated 4/13/2020) which states you may leave the house to take a walk or run as well as visit the grocery store or pharmacy; but all other travel should be suspended. While you are getting exercise, feel free to enjoy our City’s park system but remember to keep a 6 ft. distance between you and others. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we navigate through this uncharted territory. Together we will make it through this.


Will Joseph

Mayor, City of Mt. Pleasant