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 May 15, 2020 the City is following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-59, 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 and Hannah’s Bark Park. (Updated 5/1/2020)
City trash pick-up is still taking place.
Curbside recycling is currently suspended due to the Materials Recovery Facility being closed. Recycling fees will be waived on the next utility bill.
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 now reinstated. Tags can be ordered online. Once payment is received your tag will be delivered to your door.
Spring Leaf Collection
Since landscaping companies are now operating, a second leaf pick-up will be scheduled in the near future.
No Fee Brush Pick Up – UPDATE: 4/27/2020 – All 150 reservations have been filled.
The City is offering up to 150 households within the City limits 30 minutes of no fee brush chipping during the week of May 11. Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only, no alleys. Reservations will be accepted beginning April 27 at 8:00 a.m. until May 7 at 4:30 p.m. Reservations can be made online, emailing email@example.com, or by calling and leaving a message at the Division of Public Works, 989-779-5401.
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 webstreamed 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.
-Virtual City Commission meeting will take place on April 27, 2020 at 7 p.m.
-Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting (April 28) is cancelled due to lack of action items.
-Virtual Planning Commission meeting will take place on May 7, 2020 at 7 p.m.
-Virtual City Commission meeting will take place on May 11, 2020 at 7 p.m.
-May 12 Historic District Commission is cancelled.
-May 14 DDA meeting is cancelled.
-May 14 Airport Advisory Board meeting is cancelled.
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 to date:
-PEAK activities cancelled until at least June.
-Farmers’ Market cancelled through the month of May.
-City of Mt. Pleasant park shelter rental reservations are cancelled for the duration of Governor Whitmer’s Stay at Home Executive Order.
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.
Small Business Relief
Are you a small business impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, you may be eligible for a grant or low-interest loan. Refer to these links for more information.