In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant continues to follow recommendations of federal, state and county health officials while still providing vital City services.
Therefore, through April 30, the City is following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-42, and is continuing its level of building closure and only providing critical services at this time. This includes: police, fire, airport operations, water, wastewater and limited street services. Other City staff will be monitoring emails and phone calls and will attempt to answer urgent inquiries.
City parks are currently open, but park restroom facilities are closed as well as Island Park’s Skate Park.
City trash pick-up is still taking place, although curbside recycling has been suspended through April 30, 2020 due to the Materials Recovery Facility being closed.
As a result of building closures, the City has temporarily suspended the direct sale of recycling bins, City trash bags and tags. City trash bags and tags are available at Meijer and Ric’s. Individual tags are available at GreenTree Grocery.
Large Item Pick Up
Large item pick-up is not taking place due to the contractor suspending pick up at this time,
Spring Leaf Collection
At this time, the Spring Leaf Collection is scheduled for the week of April 27, 2020.
Leaves should not be out for collection before April 18, but all leaves must be out and ready for pick up by 6 p.m. on April 26. There will be one collection through each neighborhood starting on April 27. High and Pickard Street residents should rake leaves into low piles in the right-of-way. All others should place leaves in low piles in the street gutter. Do not cover catch basins.
Since landscaping companies are not operating at this time, a second leaf pick-up will be scheduled after the Stay at Home Executive Order has been lifted.
The City of Mt. Pleasant will host its public meetings virtually as allowed by the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order. Citizens may watch these meetings live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188 or webstream at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/. Any citizen desiring to make a public comment must email their comments on agenda items to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-The Virtual City Commission meeting will take place on April 13, 2020 at 7 p.m.
-Zoning Board of Appeals Meeting (April 22) is cancelled due to lack of business.
-Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting (April 28) is cancelled due to lack of business.
Federal and state health officials are mandating all events be cancelled or postponed to stop the gathering of people, of any size. This guidance has caused the cancellation of the following:
-Master Plan Open House (April 23)
-PEAK activities cancelled until at least June.
-Youth Soccer Program (Registration refunds will be issued.)
-Start Smart Program (Registration refunds will be issued.)
-Youth Tee Ball (Registration refunds will be issued.)
-Farmers’ Market cancelled through the month of May.
Payments and Building Permits
Citizens can make payments via mail (320 W. Broadway Street), the City’s Drop Box located outside of City Hall, or online at www.mt-pleasant.org.
Building Permits can also be electronically submitted by visiting www.mt-pleasant.org.
The City will continue to monitor this situation and be guided by information provided by the Central Michigan District Health Department https://www.cmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus, the State of Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
Information will be updated and shared via the City’s website (www.mt-pleasant.org), Blog (mpcityblog.com), Facebook and Twitter accounts, MACTV Charter Spectrum Channel 188, and the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320.