Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – August 26, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday August 26, 2019 at CIty Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Pubiic hearing on amendment to Chapter 30 Subsection 30.04-Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and consider approval of the same.

-Consider resolution supporting fee recommendation for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) applications.

-Introduce an ordinance to amend Chapter 115 Entitled “Recreational Marihuana Establishments,” Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019.

-Consider resolution for referral to the Planning Commission to introduce an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410,A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/8.26.19.pdf.

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to gas line explosion – 3700 E. Deerfield Rd.

On August 22, 2019 at 1:55 p.m. the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a an explosion at the Lexington Ridge Apartment complex, 3700 E. Deerfield Road. When fire department personnel arrived at the scene light smoke was visible from the rear of building – V.

A fire in the crawl space was quickly extinguished. The building sustained light fire and smoke damage with structural damage to the structure’s end units.

The occupant of the apartment was not home at the time of the explosion. No injuries were reported from individuals in any of the adjoining apartments.

The explosion was due to a damaged gas line and is being investigated further by Consumers Energy and the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department.

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.

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

 

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – July 22, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 22, 2019, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Assistant Finance Director/IT Director Saladine introduced newly hired IT Specialist Travis Welsh.

Parks and Public Spaces Director Bundy introduced newly hired Parks and Grounds I employee Logan Schafer.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 8, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held July 8, 2019.

3) Bid of Fredrickson Supply of Grand Rapids, MI for an Articulated Wheel Loader and Snow Blower Attachment and a budget amendment for the same.

4) Purchase of two Ford F-450 cab and chassis from Jorgensen Ford Sales of Detroit, MI and dump bodies from Knapheide Truck Equipment of Flint, MI through the MIDeal extended purchasing program and a budget amendment for the same.

5) Resolution approving submittal of the grant application to the Michigan Arts Council for the 2020 Paint the Intersection project as presented.

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Adopted the Resolution Of Intent To Designate A Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ); Tentative Neighborhood Enterprise Zone; Notice of Public Hearing for August 12, 2019. (CC Ex. 1-2019)

Adopted the Resolution Regarding Intent To Designate A Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD); Notice of Public Hearing for August 12, 2019. (CC Ex. 2-2019)

Received 3-hour parking enforcement options.

Formally committed $25,000 toward the Interlocal Pathway Connector Project Area B and authorized the City Manager to finalize partnership agreements with the Charter Township of Union on this project.

Continued work session discussion on Recreational Marihuana.

Adjourned without objection at 9:48 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – July 22, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Consider resolution to create Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) for 410 W. Broadway Street and set a public hearing for August 12, 2019 on the same.
  • Receipt of 3-hour parking enforcement options.
  • Consider resolution authorizing grant submission for 2020 Paint the Intersection project with Art Reach.
  • Consider final confirmation of allocation of funds toward joint inter-local pathway connector between Deerfield Road and Broomfield Road.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/7.22.19.pdf 

Summary of minutes of the City Commission meeting held July 8, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Director Lauria introduced and swore in new Mt. Pleasant Police Officer Shane Waskevich.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 24, 2019.

2) Bid of Bell Equipment of Lake Orion, MI for a municipal tractor and snow plow with a budget amendment.

3) Appoint IT Director/Assistant Finance Director Chris Saladine as Employer Delegate to represent the City of Mt. Pleasant at the MERS annual meeting.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and approved Resolution #5 to confirm the special assessment roll and set payment terms for Special Assessment #2-19 as presented.

Directed staff to bring back information to the Commission on market comps and market sales used to determine the assessors report regarding assessed values.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution regarding the application by Gursky Limited, LLC for a CDBG RLF application.

 Approved Amendment #3 to the Purchase and Development Agreement with Michigan Community Capital for 410 W. Broadway.

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.

Conducted a work session discussion on recreational marijuana.

Adjourned at 10:26 p.m.