City of Mt. Pleasant offering home exterior improvement funding

The City of Mt. Pleasant currently has $90,000 available for home exterior improvement projects. $60,000 is available to owner-occupied homes located in the city’s West Side Neighborhood which is bordered by the Chippewa River, Pickard Street, High Street/M-20 and the western city limits. The remaining $30,000 is available to all other neighborhoods located within the city limits.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded the City of Mt. Pleasant a grant totaling $30,000 to specifically assist homeowners in the city’s West Side Neighborhood. MSHDA provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues.  The remaining $60,000 of funding is being provided by the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Single-family owner-occupied homes whose taxes are up to date.
  • Exterior projects only.
  • Household income at or below 120% median income.
  • No outstanding code violations.
  • No prior tax foreclosure on property within the city limits.

Minimum funding for a project is $1,000.  Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.  Grant funding applications can be found at

Fun Egg Hunt and Scramble events planned for April 13-14

Kids of all ages will have the chance to celebrate Spring at the Egg Scramble and Egg Hunt events scheduled for April 13 and 14.   

The Great Egg Scramble

Hosted by the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department, WCFX and the Soaring Eagle Waterpark & Hotel, The Great Egg Scramble is slated for 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Morey Courts.

Participants, ages 2-10 years old, will have the opportunity to scramble for eggs filled with toys, candy and other prizes. Crafts, games and a visit with Peter Cottontail will highlight the festivities.

Admission is FREE and canned good donations are being collected to support the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Scramble times are scheduled by age group: Ages 2-3 at 1 p.m., ages 4-5 at 2 p.m., ages 6-7 at 2:35 p.m., and ages 8-10 at 3:05 p.m.

Other event sponsors include:  Morey Courts, Art Reach of Mid-Michigan, Duhadway Dance Dimensions, Celebration! Cinema, Sam’s Club, Black Tie Tuxedo and Costume Shop and Isabella Bank.

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt

This event, sponsored by the Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation Department, is designed for teens, and takes place at Island Park on Sunday, April 14 at 8:30 p.m.  Participants are invited to bring their flashlights and be ready to scramble and hunt for eggs filled with prizes and gift cards for food, music and movie passes.  A grand prize will be awarded.  This event is free.

For more information, call (989) 779-5330 or visit