Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 8, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 8, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 26, 2020.

2) Resolution confirming the waiving of housing license late fees as presented. (CC Exh. 8)

3) Budget amendment for chiller repair at City Hall.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved resolution approving the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan with modifications as presented.

Confirmed the sale of 3.579 acres in Industrial Park South to Konwinski Construction (or any related entities) as recommended by the EDC.

Confirmed the reinstatement of Parking Lot #10 as a 10-hour lot and authorized prorated refunds for eight permit holders as recommended.

Held a work session discussion on the 2019 goal reports and next steps.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:19 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 8, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider approval of the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Consider resolution confirming the waiving of housing license late fees.
  • Consider confirmation of the sale between the Economic Development Corporation and Konwinski Construction for property in Industrial Park South.

Receive report on downtown parking lots and enforcement and consider changes to Parking Lot 10 and partial refunds.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings during this social distancing:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant is following federal, state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable City services.

Even though the City Commission meeting will take place as scheduled, it will be an electronically conducted meeting as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order and the City Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.

Citizens can watch the City Commission meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting instructions via computer, phone, or dial-in number are as follows:

Zoom Meeting information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84594300356?pwd=blFnL0xBSTdhU3pacjYzUTFucWRIUT09

Meeting ID: 845 9430 0356

Password: 552954

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.

Any citizen desiring to make a public comment on an agenda item must email their comments to comment@mt-pleasant.org either before or during the meeting. Individuals must include their name and address.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 26, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

  • Public hearing on proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Receipt of Local Development Finance Authority/Downtown Development Authority information and ability to provide grants to local businesses.
  • Consider resolution confirming administrative actions regarding recreational marijuana licensing dates.
  • Consider resolution temporarily permitting outdoor business activities.
  • Consider resolution in support of amending fees for summer 2020 PEAK.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/5.26.20.pdf

How to follow public meetings during this social distancing:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant is following federal, state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable City services.

Even though the City Commission meeting will take place as scheduled, it will be an electronically conducted meeting as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order and the City Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.

Citizens can watch the City Commission meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting instructions via computer, phone, or dial-in number are as follows:

  1. Zoom Meeting information
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84587632501?pwd=N3VoWlJqa1JrTnd2WnRQN0RpSjJXQT09

Meeting ID: 845 8763 2501

Password: 864380

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.

Any citizen desiring to make a public comment on an agenda item must email their comments to comment@mt-pleasant.org either before or during the meeting. Individuals must include their name and address.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 11, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, May 11, 2020, at 7:02 p.m.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a proclamation to Public Works Director Moore recognizing National Public Works Week (May 17-23, 2020).

Item #12. Recommendation to look at fees related to outdoor dining was added to the agenda.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held April 27, 2020.

2) Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a one-year contract extension with Brown and Brown for broker services.

3) Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for the removal of the existing light pole in Parking Lot 7.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the resolution extending conditional authorization for 3967 Euclid LLC as presented. (CC Exh. 3-2020)

Approved the resolution to waive summer tax bill penalties until September 14, confirm the waiver of late fees on utility bills until June 15, 2020 and authorize utility bill payment plans as presented. (CC Exh. 4-2020)

Waived outdoor dining fees for downtown brick and mortar businesses for the 2020 outdoor dining season that do not exceed two parking spaces.

The Commission recessed at 8:46 p.m. and went into a work session at 8:52 p.m.

WORK SESSION – 1) Presentation on the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).

WORK SESSION – 2) Discussion on the proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:51 p.m.

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 the City Commission meeting held May 28, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held May 11, 2019.

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 13, 2019.

3) Resolution designating certifying officer and environmental review officer for CDBG funded projects.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

A public hearing was held on proposed 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Denied the proposed ordinance amendment to Section 98.37 Snow and Ice Removal From Sidewalks.

Moved to expand the current map of sidewalk snow plowing done by City staff to 25 miles within 3 years, and then add at least 5 miles a year with the goal of eventually covering all or most of the sidewalks in residential districts; that the funds to pay for the operating costs for this proposal be covered from the increase in fire protection funds which the City will be receiving through state grants as recommended by staff; and that the cost for the equipment needed to come from the Economic Initiative Fund (EIF) and/or the General Fund Balance as recommended by staff; after 3 years there would be an evaluation to determine if further staff would be needed to continue.

Postponed matter of revisions to the Downtown Outdoor Dining Policy until the next meeting to have staff investigate overhead electrical hookup.

Approved Resolutions #1 and #2 to commence proceedings for Principal Shopping District Special Assessment 2-2019, tentatively determine the necessity and set public hearing for June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. to receive public input on necessity.

Received proposed ordinance to add a new Chapter 115, “RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA FACILITIES” to Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to temporarily prohibit recreational marihuana establishments under Initiated Law 1 of 2018, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act and set a public hearing for June 10, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same at the City Hall, 320 Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Held a work session discussion on 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:13 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – May 28, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at City Hall.

  • Public hearing on proposed 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Consider items related to sidewalk snow removal.
  • Receive Igloo review and consider revision to the Downtown Outdoor Dining Policy.
  • Initiate the special assessment process for the proposed principal shopping district.
  • Introduce an ordinance to temporarily prohibit recreational marihuana establishments under Initiated Law 1 of 2018, the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act, and set a public hearing for June 10, 2019 on the same.

To view the entire meeting agenda packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/5.28.19.revised.pdf

Topics to watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for April 22, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting.

  •  Presentation on the 2020-2025 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).
  •  Consider resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract     between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting.
  •  Consider approval of Delivery Vehicle Permit Pilot Program for downtown.
  •  Presentation recognizing Mt. Pleasant Citizens’ Academy participants.
  •  Proclamation recognizing “Greeks Clean the Streets”.

To view the entire meeting agenda packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/4.22.19.pdf

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting Scheduled for April 8, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting.

NOTE:  This meeting starts at 7:30 p.m., after the Master Plan Kick-Off Event which takes place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

-Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 113 of the City Code regarding small cell companies within the public right-of-way and consider approval of the same.

-Consider application for outdoor dining license from Brass Café.

-Consider State of Michigan MiDeal Extended Purchasing Program for road salt.

-Receive 2020-2025 proposed Capital Improvement Plan and set a public hearing for May 28, 2019 on the same.

-Receive requested information on sidewalk snow removal.

To view the entire meeting agenda packet visit:  http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/agenda/city/2019/E-Packet%20for%20April%208,%202019.pdf