Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – November 28, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider purchase of Lucas devices from Stryker Medical.
  • Public hearing for the Development District (DDA) License for China Master and consider resolution on the same.
  • Consider resolution approving the final 2023 Operating Budget and set the millage rate for 2023.
  • Consider reappointments to the various boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants 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.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81898905110?pwd=RFdFanltMGhCL2crUm1VQ0J6RG5qUT09

Meeting ID: 818 9890 5110

Passcode: 759190

Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

Audio and video will be muted for members of the public and then unmuted by the host during public comment periods.

For participants accessing via computer or smartphone please use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to indicate you would like to speak. First, click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. Next, click on the “Raise Your Hand” icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

To raise your hand for telephone dial-in participants, press *9.

Members of the public may be muted or removed if using abusive language or if they become disruptive to the meeting.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Bryan Chapman          bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – November 14, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Mayor Perschbacher recited the Proclamation recognizing the Elimination of Violence Against Women Day on November 25, 2022.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

7) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 24, 2022.

8) Contract with Adams & Associates of Grand Rapids, MI for appraisal services.

9) Bid of GreenScene Landscaping of Mt. Pleasant, MI for Downtown Sidewalk Snow Removal 2022-2023.

10) Set a public hearing for Monday, November 28, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on China Master’s request for a Development District (DDA) License at 1216 South Mission St.

11) Resolution approving the submittal of an application for the 2022 TAP Grant.

12) MDOT resolution authorizing the approval of a contract for the reimbursement of funds for M-20 Reconstruction Project.

13) Appointments to the 9-1-1 Governing Board.

14) Bid of Tokio Marine HCC for 2023 stop loss coverage insurance.

15) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a public hearing on S.A. #3-22 roll and adopted Resolution #5 to approve the roll and set the payment terms.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2023 Annual Operating Budget. There is no action required at this time.

Approved the Resolution to dissolve the LDFA. (CC Exh. 2-22)

Adopted the final amended budget for the LDFA.

Adopted the proposed PILOT policy and authorized staff to solicit proposals for affordable housing projects during the first quarter of 2023.

Approved revised Resolution #5 for S.A. #2-22.

Approved Agreement on Restrictive Covenants associated with City property with Valero contingent on final review of the City Attorney and the City Manager and the change from Texas to Michigan in which the Guaranty shall be governed by.

Held a Work Session Discussion on Parking Enforcement.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:52 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – November 14, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on Special Assessment District #3-22 roll and consider approval of Resolution #5 to approve the roll and set the payment terms for Special Assessment District #3-22.
  • Public hearing on proposed 2023 Annual Operating Budget.
  • Consider resolution to dissolve the Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA).
  • Consider adoption of PILOT Policy and authorize staff to solicit proposals for affordable housing projects in 2023.
  • Consider agreement on restrictive covenants associated with City property.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants 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.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85345598332?pwd=NWtaS2p0U20xZ2RNTWVvTFVKWGlrdz09

Meeting ID: 853 4559 8332

Passcode: 634121

Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

Audio and video will be muted for members of the public and then unmuted by the host during public comment periods.

For participants accessing via computer or smartphone please use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to indicate you would like to speak. First, click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. Next, click on the “Raise Your Hand” icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

To raise your hand for telephone dial-in participants, press *9.

Members of the public may be muted or removed if using abusive language or if they become disruptive to the meeting.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Bryan Chapman          bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 24, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 24, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

7) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 10, 2022.

8) Resolution in support of fees related to electric scooters and/or skateboards.

9) Approved CBD/TIFA Façade Improvement Program.

10) Approved agreement with CMU for copier leases.

11) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on the necessity of the public improvement; and approved resolution #3 to proceed with improvements; consider resolution #4 to accept the special assessment roll and set a public hearing for Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. regarding said roll for Special Assessment District #3-22.

Received draft PILOT Policy.

Conducted a Work Session discussion on 2023 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:57 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 12, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation on the Boil Water Advisory issued Thursday, September 1, 2022.
  • Quarterly update from Jim McBryde of Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC).
  • Receive proposed 2023 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 14, 2022 on the same.
  • Public hearing on the establishment of an Industrial Development District for DL Wilson Properties located at 1219 N. Mission Street.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants 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.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83985724037?pwd=ZWo2aVc5cjRjVHZGNmtsdTNzUlRZUT09

Meeting ID: 839 8572 4037

Passcode: 902399

Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

Audio and video will be muted for members of the public and then unmuted by the host during public comment periods.

For participants accessing via computer or smartphone please use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to indicate you would like to speak. First, click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. Next, click on the “Raise Your Hand” icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

To raise your hand for telephone dial-in participants, press *9.

Members of the public may be muted or removed if using abusive language or if they become disruptive to the meeting.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – March 14, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, March 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

City Planner Kain and Mayor Perschbacher presented the 2021 Community Improvement Awards to the selected property owners.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

9) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held February 28, 2022.

10) Corrections to the MDOT Act 51 map and approved resolutions for same.

11) Awarded contract for 2022 Alley Reconstruction Project to Malley Construction, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, MI and budget amendment for same.

12) Transfer of parcels from CBD/TIFA to City.

13) Set a public hearing for March 28, 2022 to obtain public input on the MDNR Trust Fund Grant application.

14) Budget amendment for preliminary design and cost estimates for Town Center civic space.

15) Amendment to the 2022 CBD/TIFA budget and 2022 general fund budget.

16) Item removed from Consent Calendar.

17) Received recommended text change to amend Article VII of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to update the definition of liquor store and set a public hearing for April 11, 2022 on same.

18) Received recommended text change to amend Sections 154.1203, 154.613 and 154.615 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding the types of improvements and applications requiring site plan review and approval and set a public hearing for April 11, 2022 on same.

19) Received City requests for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

20) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and read, passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1075, an Ordinance to amend Section 154.414 to update band sign standards and delete reference to downtown Mt. Pleasant signage design guidelines.

Held a public hearing on Green Tree Cooperative Grocery, Inc.’s performance as required under the CDBG-RLF program. Authorized the Mayor to sign the required Action to Affirmatively Further Fair Housing form.

Awarded the contract for the 2022 Illinois Street Reconstruction Project to McGuirk Sand and Gravel of Mt. Pleasant, MI and approved budget amendments.

Approved the Resolution Authorizing the City Manager to sign the MDOT Grant Agreement for reimbursement of funds to the City for the 2022 Brown Street Reconstruction Project.

Tabled Item #16: “Recommendation from the Planning Commission to reappoint Corey Friedrich as the representative of the Planning Commission to the ZBA.” to the March 28th meeting.

Approved and conducted a closed session to consult with the city attorney regarding trial or settlement strategy the discussion of which in an open meeting would have a detrimental financial effect on the litigation or settlement position of the City and pursuant to MCL 15.268(1)(h) to discuss written confidential legal opinions with the city attorney, which are exempt from disclosure by state or federal statute.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:03 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – February 28, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, February 28, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual attendance options.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

3) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held February 14, 2022.

4) Reappointment of Rachel Blizzard to the TIFA Board.

5) Authorized contract for 2022 Pavement Marking Project to M&M Pavement Marking of Grand Blanc, MI and approved budget amendment.

6) Set a public hearing for Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comments related to Green Tree Cooperative Grocery, Inc.’s performance as required under the CDBG-RLF program.

7) Amendment to the 2022 budget for engineering services for the WRRF rehabilitation project.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the spending plan for PEAK Childcare Stabilization Grant funds as presented.

Awarded contract to The Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2022 Sidewalk Project and approved budget amendment.

City Engineer Stacie Tewari reviewed Downtown Alley Reconstruction Fire Suppression Evaluation.

Conducted a Work Session Discussion on development philosophy.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:16 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 12/13/2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, December 13, 2021, at 7:02 p.m.

Approved the December 13, 2021 City Commission Agenda.

Introduced Kevin Thrusher as the City’s newest paid on-call firefighter.

Received petitions and communications.

Item #21 “Consider motion to cancel City Commission meeting scheduled for December 20, 2021.” was removed from the Consent Calendar.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held November 22, 2021.

2) Bids for 2022 Water Treatment Plant treatment (bulk) chemicals.

3) Resolution for 2021 Final Amended Budget.

4) Resolution to waive the penalty and fees associated with Property Transfer Affidavits (PTA).

5) Resolution extending conditional approval of a Recreational Marihuana Class C Operation for Absolute Royale, Inc.

6) Set first meeting of 2022 for Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.

7) Authorized Finance Director Mary Ann Kornexl to approve the issuance of payrolls and warrants from December 13, 2021 through January 9, 2022.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the resolution to purchase, acquire and construct improvements and to publish notice of intent to issue municipal securities.

Approved the continuation of the purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford for (17) 2022 model pickup trucks and one Ford Expedition.

Waived the fees to Nottawa Township for 113 fixed REU’s starting January 1, 2022 and extend that deadline to June 1, 2022.

Confirmed the purchase of water meters from Ferguson Waterworks.

Appointments were made to various City Boards and Commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee and correction to LOCC appointment.

Approved the appointment of Brian Assmann to fill the City Commission vacancy.

Cancelled the December 20, 2021 regularly scheduled City Commission meeting.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:47 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 9/13/2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 13, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held August 21, 2021.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held August 23, 2021.

3) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 23, 2021.

4) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held August 26, 2021.

5) Bid of Pat McGuirk Excavating, Inc. for 2021-2024 Airport Snow Removal.

6) Bid of Escon Group for the purchase of two motor control center replacements and the appropriate budget amendment.

7) Contract amendment with JCI Jones Chemicals for sodium hypochlorite purchases.

8) Authorized the Mayor to sign the amendment to the parking enforcement agreement with CMU as presented.

9) Confirmed contract amendment with Isabella Corporation for storm sewer construction and the appropriate budget amendment.

10) Received proposed 2022 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 8, 2021.

11) Resolution to amend the 2021 Operating Budget.

12) Received fall 2021 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from city departments.

13) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution for a Redevelopment Liquor License for TNC Holdings, LLC at 203/205 W. Broadway St.

Held a public hearing and postponed action on PSD S.A. District #2-21 until the October 25th regular meeting to permit UUFCM time to reach a parking agreement with the library.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution to rescind the recommendation for revocation of the Dayco Industrial Facilities Tax (IFT) abatement; and approved the resolution in support of transferring the Dayco Industrial Facilities Tax (IFT) abatement to MAC Liquid Truck Trailer (MAC LTT).

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a three-year agreement with Infosend, Inc. of Downers Grove, IL, for bill data processing, printing and mailing services.

Approved the employment agreement for City Manager position with Aaron Desentz.

Approved the amended Outdoor Dining Policy.

Approved Resolution Temporarily Permitting the Approval of Permanent Outdoor Dining Areas under Administrative Review. (CC Exh 12-2021)

Approved the scheduling of a work session discussion on the possibility of an outdoor ice rink at Island Park in the immediate future.

Approved and conducted 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.

Approved and conducted closed session pursuant to subsection 8(e) of the Open Meetings Act to consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure relating to 3 Is Enough v. City Clerk, COA Case No. 358405; Isabella Circuit Court Case No. 21-017193-AW.

Postponed the work session discussion on report from Ad Hoc Committee regarding local businesses to a future work session.

Adjourned meeting at 10:02 p.m.

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – September 9, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 9, 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 August 26, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 26, 2019.

3) Purchase of an additional RBC from American Resource Recovery Services of Sparta, MI and appropriate budget amendment.

4) Bid of MMI of Mt. Pleasant, MI for curbside recycling collection for 2020 through 2022 and allow for two additional one-year extensions.

5) Purchase of trailer from Pro-Tainer of Alexandria, MN and trailer from Scientific Brake of Mt. Pleasant, MI and appropriate budget amendment.

6) Purchase of two 2020 International HV507 SFA plow truck cab and chassis from Tri County International Trucks of Jackson, MI.

7) Contract with Fleis & Vandenbrink of Grand Rapids, MI to perform engineering services for the Multi-Jurisdictional Storm Water Master Plan project.

8) Continuation of purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI for sixteen (16) 2020 pickup trucks.

9) Resolution approving contract with MDOT for trunkline maintenance.

10) Received proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

11) Resolution to amend 2019 Operating Budget.

12) Received fall 2019 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

13) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1046, an Ordinance to repeal Title XI, Chapter 115 RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS and add a new Chapter 115 RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1047, an Ordinance to amend the Zoning Map of Chapter 154: Zoning Ordinances of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to rezone a parcel of land at Canal and Riverview from CD-3L to CZ.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1048, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154, Subsection 154.114 – Non-Conforming Lots, Uses, Structures & Improvements of the Zoning Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas.

Approved the purchase of two Ford F-450 cab and chassis from Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI (replacing July action) and the appropriate budget amendment.

Adopted the standard MERS resolutions to allow offering 401 and 457 deferred compensation plans effective January 1, 2020 as presented and authorized the Finance Director to execute any necessary documents with MERS. (CC Exh 8-2019)

Received revised assessment roll and approved amended Resolution #5 for Special Assessment #1-18.

Conducted a work session discussion on 2019 Goals.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.