MPPD seeking assistance in identifying suspect in Strong Arm Robbery

Mt. Pleasant, Mich., – The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who was at Wild Side Smoke Shop, 1218 South Mission Street at approximately 6:38 p.m. on October 31, 2019.  The store employee reported he recognized the male from previous incidents of stealing from the store. The male was back in the store attempting to steal again. The store employee approached the male about putting items in his pockets. The male in attempt to flee began to fight with the store employee.

 

There was an unidentified female in the parking lot that was waiting for this male. The female did take part in the assault against the store employee.

 

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20’s or early 30’s, approximately 6’ tall, with a thin build.  The suspect was wearing blue jeans with them tucked into his cowboy boots and a bright blue NIKE hooded sweatshirt. The male was wearing glasses during this incident.

 

There are no safety concerns for the City of Mt. Pleasant.

 

If you have any information in regards to the identification of this subject, please contact The Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s anonymous tip line at 989-779-9111.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – October 28, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, October 28, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.
  • Consider contract for environmental consulting services
  • Consider resolution in support of the 2020 Census.
  • Consider amendment to prior approval for the purchase of self-unloading trailers and appropriate budget amendment for the same.
  • Receive an ordinance amendment to Chapter 133: Fireworks to comply with state law and set a public hearing for November 11

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://bit.ly/MtPMeetingAgenda

Mt. Pleasant’s medical marihuana random draw lottery results

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Mt. Pleasant, MI – In accordance with Section 112.03(d) of the City Code of Ordinances, a public meeting to conduct a drawing to randomly select applications for conditional authorization and to establish a waiting list for potential medical marihuana provisioning centers occurred Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the City Commission Chambers at 320 W. Broadway Street. Results can be found at:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/dept/planning/Medical.Marihuana/MMMFLA.Tracking/lottery%20display%20sheet%2002.14.19%20-%20Final%20Order.pdf

UPDATE (4:50 p.m.) – Status of City of Mt. Pleasant’s medical marihuana random draw lottery

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Mt. Pleasant, MI – In accordance with Section 112.03(d) of the City Code of Ordinances, a public meeting to conduct a drawing to randomly select applications for conditional authorization and to establish a waiting list for potential medical marihuana provisioning centers was scheduled for Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 1:00 pm in the City Commission Chambers at 320 W. Broadway Street.

Court Filings
On February 12, 2019, the City of Mt. Pleasant Clerk’s office received copies of two Ex Parte Restraining Orders signed by Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain preventing the City from conducting the random draw (lottery) at the public meeting until further order of the Court. These orders were based on motions filed by Green Peaks Industries, LLC and Deborah Cary on Monday, February 11.  The City will file its written responses to both motions with the Court later this afternoon.

The Circuit Court has scheduled a hearing on the motions for Wednesday, February 13 at 10:30 a.m.

Status of Lottery Drawing

Based on the Orders issued by Judge Chamberlain, the scheduled February 13, 1:00 p.m. lottery draw could not occur until further order of the Court.

 

UPDATE:  Court Hearing

Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain has issued a permanent injunction prohibiting the City from holding a random drawing unless Green Peaks Industries, LLC is included.  Once Green Peaks Industries, LLC is included, the drawing may go forward and the permanent injunction is dissolved.

 

Circuit Court Judge Paul Chamberlain denied Deborah Cary’s motion for an injunction.

 

UPDATE: Lottery Drawing

The random draw (lottery) public meeting that was convened and recessed at 1:00 p.m. will be reconvened Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 2 p.m. This lottery drawing will be streamed live on the City of Mt. Pleasant’s YouTube channel and broadcast live on Spectrum’s Government Access Channel 188.

WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Refuse/Recycling Pick Up Cancelled;Community Info Phone Line; City Offices Closed 1/30/19

Refuse/Recycling Pick Up Cancelled

Due to the extremely cold temperatures, Republic Services, the City of Mt. Pleasant’s refuse hauler, and MMI, the City’s recycling hauler will NOT run their collection routes for the remainder of the week.  The normal collection schedule will resume on Monday, February 4, 2019.

Updates will be posted on the following social media accounts and City of Mt. Pleasant Blog:

City of Mt. Pleasant @mtpleasantmi Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety @mtppublicsafety Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Twitter @MtPleasantMI

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety Twitter @mtppublicsafety

City of Mt. Pleasant Blog; mpcityblog.com

Community Information Phone Line:

To assist City residents who may not have access to a computer or social media channels, the City of Mt. Pleasant has dedicated a telephone line to share the latest updates on City services and other announcements.  Weather related delays, possible road closures, and other information will be provided on the Community Information Line at:                   (989) 779-5320.

City of Mt. Pleasant Offices Closed:

Due to the hazardous weather conditions, all City of Mt. Pleasant offices will be closed on Wednesday, January 30, 2019. This does not include Police, Fire and Street Department. Please stay safe and limit travel. Check the City’s social media channels, website, blog and local media for updates.

 

Summary of Minutes from City Commission Meeting – October 22, 2018

Mayor read and presented proclamation recognizing Kris and Mike Roethlisberger’s service to the community.

Introduced new Water System Operators Jason DeFeyter and Tyler Heard.

Introduced new Assistant Public Works Director Jason Moore.

Carey Hammel, Director MAC TV Network, gave a presentation on what MAC TV does for the City of Mt. Pleasant and community.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 8, 2018.
  2. Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held October 8, 2018.
  3. Authorized a contract with R & T Murphy of Mt. Pleasant, MI for 2018 leaf hauling and for 2018-2019 snow hauling.
  4. Approved a five-year contract with Vredeveld Haefner LLC of Grand Rapids, MI for audit services with option for financial statement preparation if desired.
  5. Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign any closing documents regarding the purchase of easement for Parcel E-17 from Frontier Communications.
  6. MDOT Resolution authorizing the approval of a contract to receive funds for the acquisition of an easement for approach slope clearing.
  7. Resolution supporting fees and charges for the Learn to Bowl program.
  8. Warrants and Payrolls.

-Approved the amended Rear Yard Sanitary Sewer and Sewer Lead Serving Multiple Buildings Policy with amendment.

-Authorized the City Manager to sign a one-year agreement with EAA and also authorize the City Manager to sign subsequent leases if the terms remain unchanged and request the City Manager bring back a report to the Commission annually with the amount spent by EAA on maintenance and promotion before the renewal is signed.

-Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign an amendment to the June 2013 Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Mr. Joe Olivieri to waive the requirement of building a spec home in 2018.

-Authorized the fireworks display on Saturday, December 1, 2018 and approve a sole source contract with Wolverine Fireworks Display.

-Authorized staff to issue a refund for the six properties that were incorrectly classified in the Principal Shopping District assessment roll between 2008-2017 and the appropriate budget amendment from the Principal Shopping District assigned balance.

-Held a work session discussion on the 2019 Operating Budget.

Adjourned at 10:08 p.m.

City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – September 24, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation in support of United Way Week – September 23-29, 2018.

Fire Lieutenant Randy Keeler gave a presentation on the City’s Fire Department.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 10, 2018.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held September 10, 2018.

3) Bid of McKenna and Associates of Northville, MI for Master Plan Consultant project and authorized the Mayor to sign the appropriate contract documents.

4) Received a proposed Ordinance to amend Chapters 30 and 31.01 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and set a public hearing for Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

5) Received a proposed Ordinance to amend Section 98.37 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances regarding snow and ice removal and set a public hearing for Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

6) Purchase-buyback of 11 trucks from Krapohl Ford and appropriate budget amendment.

7) Resolution for fireworks display permits.

8) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a public hearing and adopted resolution approving Application of American Mitsuba Corporation for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for a New Facility.

Awarded the contract for 2018-2021 Airport Snow Removal to Pat McGuirk Excavating, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Received Commissioners’ top rankings for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations.

Approved resolution setting the initial receipt deadline date for medical marihuana facility license applications as presented.

Held work session on 2019 Operating Budget.

Postponed work session discussion on feedback received on potential Property Maintenance Standards to a future date not yet determined.

Adjourned at 9:13 p.m.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department statistics from start of the fall semester at Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, Mich. – This past weekend, thousands of student residents arrived to the area for the start of the fall semester at Central Michigan University. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to several calls for service and generated a number of citations from 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26. Please see the weekend’s statistics below:

Arrested or Received Citation:

4 Disorderly Conduct
0 Disturbing the Peace
5 Driving While License Suspended
6 Minor in Possession of Alcohol
25 Nuisance Party-Attending
18 Nuisance Party-Hosting
24 Open Intoxicants
3 OWI
4 Possession of Drugs
10 Traffic Citations
4 Warrant Arrest

Calls for Service:

  • There were 79 calls for service from 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 23 to 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.
  • There were 89 calls for service from 7 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24 to 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25
  • There were 96 calls for service from 7 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25. to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 26.

In 2014, the City of Mt. Pleasant developed a multi-year plan to address the history of violations and increasing tension among residents in the neighborhood north of Central Michigan University’s campus where owner-occupied properties and student rentals are intermingled. To decrease disruptive behavior and improve relationships between the full and part-year residents, City officials have worked to improve partnerships with local landlords, CMU and its students, as well as enforce ordinances on a more consistent basis.

“We are proud to be home to Central Michigan University. The students are a great asset to our community and the energy and diversity they bring strengthens the City as a whole,” said Mt.Pleasant City Manager Nancy Ridley. “The students are also City residents, and all residents are expected to uphold our community standards, which include respecting your neighbors and taking care of each other to ensure Mt. Pleasant continues to be a safe and desirable place to live and visit.”

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department and Fire Department were assisted by the Central
Michigan University Police Department, Central Michigan University Dispatch, Isabella County Central Dispatch, Isabella County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Mobile Medical Response, Alma Police Department, Gratiot County Sheriff’s Department, Clare Police Department, Midland City Police Department, and Midland County Sheriff’s Department.

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UPDATE: North Main Street Construction to take place August 24 after 5 p.m. due to forecasted rain on August 25.

Traffic Alert

UPDATE:  Due to the forecasted rain on Saturday, August 25, 2018 – the paving of Main Street will begin on Friday, August 24 starting at 5 p.m.   

North Main and North Washington Street residents are advised to move their vehicles out of driveways and off of North Main Street by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 24

On-street parking on North Main Street will not be allowed.  Parking is available on the side streets east of North Main or at Pickens Field on West Pickard.  Cars parked on side streets will not be ticketed during the road work project.

Main Street WILL be open on Saturday, August 25.  The post office lobby will also be OPEN on Saturday, August 25.  

 

Breaking and entering at Freddie’s Tavern

On July 20, 2018 Mount Pleasant Police received a call of an alarm at 705 S. Adams Street (Freddie’s Tavern).

Officers met with an employee and confirmed that a breaking and entering had occurred and an undetermined amount of money was stolen.

Police searched the area around Freddie’s Tavern with K-9’s from the Michigan State Police and Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police.

It was determined that the subject responsible for the break in was no longer in the area.

The subject was seen on security video inside of Freddie’s Tavern and in the immediate area.

A video of the subject who appears to be wearing a mask and hoody will be posted to the Mt. Pleasant DPS Facebook page shortly. (www.facebook.com/mtppublicsafety)

The Mount Pleasant Police Department is asking that anyone with information about this incident or the identity of the subject in the video to call the Anonymous Tip Line (989 779-9111.