City Residents to Vote on Changing City Commissioner Term Lengths

On November 8, 2022 in addition to the gubernatorial, senate and house races, voters within the City limits will vote on changing the length of terms for City Commissioners, as well as electing two Commissioners.

The proposed Charter Amendment would:

  • Increase the term of each City Commission office from 3 to 4 years.
  • Require City Commission elections to take place in November on even years, coinciding with presidential and gubernatorial races.
  • Change the staggering of City Commission elections to one group of three and one group of four.

The four candidates running for the two City Commission seats are:

Mary Alsager

Mike Kostrzewa

Daniel Hess

Boomer Wingard

For detailed voter registration and ballot information visit www.mi.gov/vote.

Precinct Consolidation:

Please note precinct locations which went into effect August 2022.

  • Precinct 1: Ganiard Elementary School, 101 S. Adams
  • Precinct 2: Kinney Elementary School, 720 N. Kinney
  • Precinct 3: Pullen Elementary School, 251 S. Brown
  • Precinct 4: Fancher Elementary School, 801 S. Kinney
  • Precinct 5; Vowles Elementary School, 1560 S. Watson

Permanent Absentee Voters:

Permanent absentee voters have been mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Absentee Voting:

For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (clerk@mt-pleasant.org). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, November 4, 2022.

Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available on Saturday, November 5, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. or Monday, November 7, 2022 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Registration:

If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the registration voter application found online. This must be completed by October 24, 2022.

After October 24, 2022 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 27, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 27, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda as presented.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

4) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 13, 2022.

5) Airport Joint Operations and Management Board Meeting Minutes.

6) Bid of Prolime Corporation of Washington, MI for 2022 Lime Residuals Removal and budget amendment.

7) Awarded contract for planning services to McKenna Associates and authorized the Mayor to sign same.

8) Adopted resolution approving the transfer of the adult-use marihuana retailer license currently located at 1005 Corporate Drive to 1207 E. Pickard St.

9) Adopted resolution approving the transfer of adult-use marihuana retailer license to H & G Ventures LLC.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to change the term of office for City Commission members and hold elections on even years.

Conducted a work session discussion on Downtown parking.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:56 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 13, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda as presented.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

6) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 23, 2022.

7) 2023-2028 Capital Improvement Plan.

8) Bid of Revize of Troy, MI for the 2022 Website Redesign Project.

9) Resolution setting fees associated with use of the airport courtesy vehicle.

10) Received proposed Ordinance to amend §154.410.B.4 and Table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance regarding child care centers and group day care homes and set a public hearing for Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

11) Warrants and Payrolls.

Rejected the proposed agreement with MRP and directed City Attorney Homier to continue negotiations.

Approved an amendment to the WRRF Rehabilitation contract with Fishbeck Engineering.

City Attorney Homier presented the proposed Charter Amendment which changes the City Commission terms to four years and eliminates odd year city commission elections. A proposed resolution and ballot language for the November, 2022 election will be brought before the Commission at the next regularly scheduled meeting.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:07 p.m.