Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 14, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

James McBryde, President of MMDC gave a quarterly update on MMDC activities.

City Planner Kain gave an update on the 2020 Census progress.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held August 24, 2020.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted Closed session held August 24, 2020.

3) Authorized the purchase of an unmarked (non-patrol) vehicle through the MiDeal program.

4) Received proposed amendment to Article VII: TRAFFIC CODE, Chapter 71 PARKING REGULATIONS, Sections 71.27 and 71.45 of the City Code of the City of Mt. Pleasant Code regarding parking and snow emergencies and set a public hearing for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

5) Set a public hearing for September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for Gursky Limited, LLC (Motorless Motion) as required through the CDBG program.

6) Authorized a three-year agreement with Consumers Energy for continued participation in their demand response program.

7) Received proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

8) Resolution to amend 2020 Operating Budget.

9) Received Fall 2020 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved service contract at 0% PILOT with 5% service fee for first five years and reset to 10% PILOT after five years in regard to the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission’s potential purchase of property at 1414 West Broomfield.

Approved the contract amendment with Fleis and Vandenbrink for $20,600 for the multi-jurisdictional storm water study and the appropriate budget amendment.

Approved the resolution as presented authorizing the Mayor to sign the easements for the Isabella County Drain Commissioner for the Mission Creek Drain and the supplemental agreement as presented. (CC Exh. 11-2020)

Approved a contract amendment with L.D. Cocsa for the 1MG Reservoir Bypass Project and the appropriate budget amendment.

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.

Postponed the work session discussion on Potential Property Maintenance Ordinance.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:08 p.m.

Still Time to Complete the 2020 Census

Although April 1 Census Day has passed, it is not too late for Mt. Pleasant residents, including Central Michigan University students, to complete their census form and make a difference in our community.

As of May 9, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 56.7 percent of Mt. Pleasant households have completed their Census forms. The national average sits at 58.5 percent.

Towns across the country depend on residents responding to the census and the City of Mt. Pleasant is no different. As residents, you use and benefit from critical resources such as healthcare facilities, roadways, educational offerings and public safety services. 

Your census response helps determine the funding of these services as well as the amount of representation our community has in Lansing and Washington D.C. over the next 10 years. In addition, data from the census helps shape future retail and dining options for you, your family, and future CMU students.

Residents

The Census Bureau states you must report all individuals who lived in your household on April 1, 2020. The short online Census questionnaire is confidential and can be found be visiting my2020census.gov. The online form takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

College Students

The Census Bureau has stated if you typically reside in Mt. Pleasant to attend Central Michigan University you should be counted in Mt. Pleasant. If you would have resided on campus on April 1, you are already counted, and there are no additional steps you need to take. If you reside, or would have resided off-campus on April 1, you need to fill out the short Census online questionnaire. This confidential form can be found by visiting my2020census.gov. You can complete the Census form for all individuals who were, or would have been living in your house or apartment on April 1.  The online form takes less than 10 minutes to complete.

If your parents included you on their census forms at their residences you can still fill out your Census form stating where you would have been living on April 1. The Census Bureau will analyze the data to ensure there are no duplicate counts and make sure you count where you reside for school.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – April 13, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 13, 2020, at 7:23 p.m.

City Clerk Howard gave an update on the 2020 Census.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held March 23, 2020.

2) Bid of Inland Waters Pollution Control of Detroit, MI for 2020 Sewer Relining Project.

3) Bid of RFB Construction of Swartz Creek, MI for the Pickard Street Lift Station Rehabilitation Project.

4) Authorized contract with J.R. Heinemann & Sons of Saginaw, MI for the Wastewater UV and Chemical Improvements Project.

5) Authorized contract with C2AE for construction management at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

6) Resolutions authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting at High Street and Arnold Street and High Street and Mission Street.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Received 2021-2026 proposed Capital Improvement Plan and set a public hearing on same for Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Mt. Pleasant, City Commission, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Approved resolution confirming administrative decisions regarding utility bills and extending administrative authority. (CC Exh. 1-2020)

Adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of City Commission Meeting – October 28, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 28, 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 October 14, 2019.

2) Authorized Finance Director Mary Ann Kornexl to sign a contract with Tokio Marine HCC for health insurance stop loss coverage.

3) Resolution in support of Traffic Control Order No. 3-2019.

4) Received proposed Ordinance to amend Chapter 133: Fireworks to comply with State law and set a public hearing for November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

5) 2019 budget adjustment to allow for a one-time payment to MERS.

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Postponed action on environmental consulting services until next meeting to receive maps of drill holes and boundaries of landfill; justification for drilling holes in capped landfill; assurance that drilling will not cause future problems; and confirmation of the information regarding if aquifer and/or river is being contaminated.

Approved the resolution recognizing the importance of the 2020 Census as presented.

Approved amendment of the prior approval to include the purchase of two self-unloading trailers with compartments from Pro-Tainer and an additional budget amendment.

Confirmed the purchase of 800 tons of road salt for early delivery and the appropriate budget amendments.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(e) of the Open Meetings Act to consult with counsel regarding pending litigation Fisher Transportation Company et al v. Union Township et al.

Requested the City Manager investigate the sewer connection situation in the alley between Fancher and Kinney and Locust and Wisconsin and, if appropriate, grant an exception on the sewer connection as per the Code of Ordinances, Section 51.040 and the City Manager will provide a report back to the City Commission including the basis of the decision.

Authorized the City Attorney to execute the consent to vacate part of the recorded plat in regard to the Fisher Transportation Company, et al v. Union Township, et al lawsuit.

Conducted a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:56 p.m.