Summary of Minutes of the Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 11/22/2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation recognizing Elimination of Violence Against Women Day “November 25, 2021”.

MMDC President and CEO Jim McBryde gave a presentation of MMDC’s Third Quarter Report and 2022-2024 Strategic Plan.

Presentation by Isabella County Restoration House (ICRH) Director Dee Obrecht.

Introduction of Mike Kurbel as the City’s System Administrator.

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 November 8, 2021.

2) Warrants and Payrolls.

-Approved the bid of Gateway Refrigeration, Inc. of Clare, MI for 2021 Make-Up Air Unit and Installation at the WRRF.

-Approved the resolution approving the final 2022 Operating Budget and set the millage rate for 2022.

-Approved Resolution to Set Fees and Charges for Certain City Services.

-Approved appointments as submitted by the Appointments Committee.

-Accepted the resignation of Mayor William Joseph.

-Adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the VIRTUAL Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – November 22, 2021

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, November 22, 2021 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider resolution approving the final 2022 Operating Budget and set the millage rate for 2022.
  • Consider appointments to the various boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee.
  • Accept Mayor Will Joseph’s resignation from the City Commission.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2021/11-22-21_Packet.pdf

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In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, as allowed under the Open Meetings Act and consistent with the Isabella County Declaration of a State of Emergency (Resolution No. 20-12-03 effective 12-15-20), the City Commission Meeting will be held virtually. The public may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

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• Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman              ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Lori Gillis                     lgillis@mt-pleasant.org

William Joseph           wjoseph@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Pete Tolas                   ptolas@mt-pleasant.org

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Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – January 25, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, January 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Video presentation to introduce newly hired employee to the commission and public.

Proclamation recognizing February as “Peacemaking Recognition Month”.

Added a new item to the agenda.

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 January 11, 2021.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held January 11, 2021.

3) Authorized the purchase of a Ford Explorer Utility Vehicle from Krapohl Ford for the Fire Department.

4) Awarded contract for work on Section 1 of EIFS at the DPS building to Cusack Masonry Restoration, LLC of Hubbardston, MI.

5) Approved a budget amendment for the renovation of Conference Room E.

6) Authorized the confirmation of the MERS agreement addendum for retirement plans as presented.

7) Set a special meeting for Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. for a joint meeting between the City Commission and the Planning Commission.

8) Warrants dated January 12, 19, and 20, 2021.

Confirmed the sale of up to 3 acres in Industrial Park North to Mitchell Wagoner as recommended by the EDC.

Made appointments of City Commissioners to City standing and special committees.

Made appointments of City Commissioners to applicable City Boards and Commissions.

Approved the appointment of City Manager Nancy Ridley and MMDC CEO Jim McBryde to serve as the representatives on the Airport Joint Operations Board and approved the appointment of DPW Director Jason Moore to serve as the alternate for the City Manager.

Discussion on recent social media post from Vice Mayor Perschbacher.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:53 p.m.

Summary of minutes of City Commission Meeting – November 11, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation to CMLife staff members recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Central Michigan Life (CMLife).

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

3) Receive recommended naming request for Island Park Field #1 (Kaye Bouck) and set a public hearing for November 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

4) Approval of Demand Response Program with Consumers Energy.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1053, an Ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and amendment to table 154.410.A. of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance to regulate recreational marihuana establishments as special uses.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1054, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 133: FIREWORKS of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to comply with state law.

Approved the proposal from AKT Peerless to provide environmental consulting services and additional testing at the former landfill site, located at 1303 N. Franklin Street, and amended the 2019 budget.

Authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant application.

Authorized a sole source contract with GameTime through OMNIA Partners Program for the purchase of two playground structures and amended 2019 budget.

Approved taking no action at this time and allow the Planning Commission to make recommendations as needed on the Zoning Ordinance.

Approved resolution supporting fee recommendations for recreational marihuana establishment applications as presented.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Union Township petition for improvements to McGuirk Street, Rosemarie Lane, Mamie Street and James Court in the McGuirk Estates Subdivision.

Approved re-appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Approved appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Conducted a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:03 p.m.