Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 9, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Administer oath of office to Commissioner Brian Assmann.
  • Public hearing on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Revitalization and Placemaking Grant proposal and consider resolution on the same. (Town Center Civic Space)
  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 110 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to allow the operation of pedicabs and consider approval of the same.
  • Public Hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 112 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and consider approval of the same.
  • Public Hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 115 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and consider approval of the same.
  • Consider approval of Broadway Central for the 2022 season and consider budget amendment for the same.

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/87227037368?pwd=OWhWRjdvTWJzMDR0d3AveDZLT0FkQT09

Meeting ID: 872 2703 7368

Passcode: 796101

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

Olivia Cyman               ocyman@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.

Topics to Watch at the City Commission Meeting – April 13, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for April 13, 2020.

-Receive 2021-2026 proposed Capital Improvement Plan and set a public hearing for May 26, 2020 on the same.

-Consider 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.

-Consider resolution confirming administrative decisions regarding utility bills and extending administrative authority.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/4.13.20.pdf

How to follow public meetings during this unprecedented time:

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 or web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/.  Any citizen desiring to make public comment must email their public comments on agenda items to comment@mt-pleasant.org.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting – February 24, 2020.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, February 24, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Parks and Public Spaces Director Bundy gave a departmental presentation.

City Planner Kain and Mayor Joseph presented the 2019 Community Improvement Awards to the selected property owners.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held February 10, 2020; 2) Bid of Central Asphalt of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2020 Pickard Street Overlay Project.
  • Bid of Wolverine Sealcoating, LLC of Jackson, MI for the City’s annual crack sealing project.
  • Bid of Robbin Harsh Excavating of Clare, MI for Parking Lot #7 Reconstruction and appropriate budget amendment from the TIFA.
  • Bid of Duperon Corporation of Saginaw, MI for the purchase of a Wastewater Washer Compactor and appropriate budget amendment from the Wastewater Reserve Fund
  • Appointment of Corey Friedrich as the representative of the Planning Commission to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a one-year term.
  • MDOT resolutions for the addition and deletion of streets to the City’s local street system.
  • Resolution to Allow for Partial Funding from MDOT for the 2020 Pickard Street Mill and Overlay Project.
  • Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved Resolutions #3 and #4 for Special Assessment District #1-2020.

Received proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and released for review and comment.

Approved budget amendments to the DDA budget and to the Public Safety Building account.

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a second amendment to the 2013 Real Estate Purchase Agreement with Mr. Olivieri as drafted by the City Attorney according to the parameters as proposed.

Postponed appointments to various board and commissions until next meeting.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act for strategy and negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Approved the labor contract with full-time firefighters represented by the POLC as presented.

Held Work Session Discussions on potential drain easement for Mission Creek Dam.; and recommendation from TIFA regarding $80,000 from Economic Initiatives Fund.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:41 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – July 22, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Consider resolution to create Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) for 410 W. Broadway Street and set a public hearing for August 12, 2019 on the same.
  • Receipt of 3-hour parking enforcement options.
  • Consider resolution authorizing grant submission for 2020 Paint the Intersection project with Art Reach.
  • Consider final confirmation of allocation of funds toward joint inter-local pathway connector between Deerfield Road and Broomfield Road.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/7.22.19.pdf 

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – May 13, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 13, 2019 at City Hall.

-Presentation of 2018 Historic District Commission Historic Preservation Improvement Award.

-Discuss reconstruction design of Brown Street and confirm design.

-Consider resolution to establish regulations for small cell wireless facilities.

-Consider whether a public hearing to adjust the 2019 millage rate should be held, if so set a public hearing.

-Consider storm sewer extension and reimbursement agreement with the Central Michigan Mental Health Facilities Board.

To view the entire meeting agenda packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/boards_and_commissions/city_commission.asp

Topics to watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting scheduled for February 25, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for  7 p.m. on February 25, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.  Please note that a joint meeting of the City Commission and Planning Commission begins at 6:00 p.m.

-City Commission and Planning Commission joint meeting (start time 6:00 p.m.) to discuss the 2018 Annual Report and 2019 priorities.

-Discuss reconstruction design of Maple Street and confirm current design.

-Consider resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting on Maple Street and budget amendment for the same.

-Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resolution adopting Collins Drive into the local street system.

-Consider amendment to airport snow removal and snow hauling contract and budget amendment for the same.

 

Summary of Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission and Central Michigan University Student Government Association – October 29, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission and Central Michigan University Student Government Association held Monday, October 29, 2018, at 7:02 p.m., at Central Michigan University Bovee University Center Auditorium, 103 E. Preston St., Mt. Pleasant.

Mayor Lents provided an overview of the purpose of the meeting and facilitated introductions of the Commissioners to the Student Government Association (SGA).

Received Petitions and Communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October, 22, 2018.

2) Bid of Republic Services of Pierson, MI for solid waste collection and disposal.

3) One-year contract extension with MMI of Mt. Pleasant, MI for curbside pick-up of recycling collection services.

Approved installation of a commercial ball field lighting system at one upper Pickens Field through a donation from the Mt. Pleasant Little League and authorized staff to establish a use agreement on same.

Held a work session in the Central Michigan University Bovee University Center Maroon Room to discuss:

1) Economic Development Contracts

2) Sidewalk Snow Removal.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:53 p.m.

Items to watch at the 10/22/18 City Commission Meeting

Here are the five things to watch at the October 22 City Commission meeting.  To see the full City Commission agenda and packet for October 22, 2018 click here.

-Consider approval of previously postponed amended Sanitary Sewer House Lead Reconnection Policy.

-Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resolution authorizing the approval of a contract to receive funds for the acquisition of an easement for approach slope clearing.

-Consider lease renewal with the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) for City-owned airport hangar and authorize the City Manager to execute future renewals.

-Consider contract amendment for the remaining sites in Eastpointe IV as recommended by the Property Committee.

-Consider approval of fireworks display as part of the 2018 Christmas Celebration and sole source contract for the fireworks.

Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

Mt. Pleasant City Commission meetings are also streamed live at the City’s YouTube Channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ and aired on Channel 188, or viewed online at a later date on the MACTV website.

 

City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – October 8, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday,
October 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation to Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council
Members, recognizing “Indigenous People Day – October 8, 2018”.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation to Jerry Fountain with the Bowlers Hall of Fame, recognizing “Bowlers Hall of Fame Day – October 14, 2018”.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 24, 2018.

2) Set a special meeting for Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the CMU Bovee University Center for the purpose of meeting with Central Michigan University Student Government Association.

3) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1041, an
Ordinance to amend Chapter 30, Sections 30.04, 30.05, 30.06, 30.07, 30.08, 30.09, 30.10,
30.11, 30.13, 30.15 and 31.01 and add Section 30.16 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published.

Held a public hearing and postponed action on changes to Section 98.37 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding snow and ice removal until a work session discussion can be held.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(h) of the Open
Meetings Act for material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statue.

Conducted a work session discussion on 2019 Operating Budget.

Adjourned at 10:10 p.m.

City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – September 24, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 24, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation in support of United Way Week – September 23-29, 2018.

Fire Lieutenant Randy Keeler gave a presentation on the City’s Fire Department.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 10, 2018.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held September 10, 2018.

3) Bid of McKenna and Associates of Northville, MI for Master Plan Consultant project and authorized the Mayor to sign the appropriate contract documents.

4) Received a proposed Ordinance to amend Chapters 30 and 31.01 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and set a public hearing for Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

5) Received a proposed Ordinance to amend Section 98.37 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances regarding snow and ice removal and set a public hearing for Monday, October 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

6) Purchase-buyback of 11 trucks from Krapohl Ford and appropriate budget amendment.

7) Resolution for fireworks display permits.

8) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a public hearing and adopted resolution approving Application of American Mitsuba Corporation for Industrial Facilities Exemption Certificate for a New Facility.

Awarded the contract for 2018-2021 Airport Snow Removal to Pat McGuirk Excavating, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Received Commissioners’ top rankings for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations.

Approved resolution setting the initial receipt deadline date for medical marihuana facility license applications as presented.

Held work session on 2019 Operating Budget.

Postponed work session discussion on feedback received on potential Property Maintenance Standards to a future date not yet determined.

Adjourned at 9:13 p.m.