City of Mt. Pleasant Buildings Closed to the Public; Full Services Provided

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant continues to follow recommendations of federal, state and county health officials while continuing to provide important city services.

Therefore, due to the latest Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order, beginning November 18, 2020 through December 8, 2020 City Hall and Public Safety offices will be closed to the public. Access to city services is available online, over the phone, or by appointment only.  Residents are encouraged to conduct their city business virtually.

If an in-person transaction/service is necessary, an appointment must be made in advance. Upon request, staff will schedule an appointment within one business day. Individuals coming to a city facility for a scheduled face-to-face transaction will be required to do the following:

  • Call the City staff member they are meeting from the parking lot upon arrival.
  • Over the phone, the City staff member will go through a health-screening questionnaire with the visitor.
  • If answers suggest a potential COVID risk, the individual will not be admitted to the building.
  • If answers do not appear to present a COVID risk, City staff will meet the individual in the vestibule/lobby. Transactions and meetings will take place in this area, if possible.

City Leaf Collection

  • Leaves will be picked up as scheduled during the weeks of November 16 and November 30.

Trash/Recycling

  • City trash pick-up and recycling is still taking place as per the normal schedule. Thursday, November 26 pick-up will be delayed to Friday due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • City trash bags and tags are available at Meijer and Ric’s. Individual tags are available at GreenTree Grocery. If purchase of a recycling bin, City trash bags or tags are necessary at City Hall, an appointment will be required.

Large Item Pick Up

Public Meetings

The City of Mt. Pleasant will host its public meetings virtually as permitted by Public Act 228 of 2020. Citizens can watch these meetings live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom. Any citizen desiring to make a public comment may email their agenda item comments to comment@mt-pleasant.org or attend the virtual Zoom meeting.

PEAK

PEAK programming will follow the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools operational level.

Event Postponements/Cancellations

  • Youth basketball and volleyball programs scheduled to begin during the week of November 16 will be postponed until further notice.
  • The Annual Christmas Celebration scheduled for December 4-5, 2020 is cancelled.

Payments and Building/DPW Permits

  • Citizens can make payments via mail (320 W. Broadway Street), the City’s Drop Box located outside of City Hall, or online at www.mt-pleasant.org.
  • Building and DPW Permit requests can be electronically submitted by visiting www.mt-pleasant.org. In-person inspections will follow recommendations of federal, state and local health officials. If needed, virtual inspections can be conducted through Skype or Zoom.

COVID-19 Resources

The City will continue to monitor this situation and be guided by information provided by the Central Michigan District Health Department https://www.cmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus, the State of Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Information Updates

Information will be updated and shared via the City’s website (www.mt-pleasant.org), Blog (mpcityblog.com), Facebook and Twitter accounts, MACTV Charter Spectrum Channel 188, and the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320.

City of Mt. Pleasant COVID-19 Update (Updated 4/28/2020)

MARCH 13, 2020:

In an effort to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the City of Mt. Pleasant is taking proactive steps to follow state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable city services.

Beginning on Friday, March 13 through April 30 2020, please be advised of the following:

City Sponsored Event Cancellations Updated 3/23/2020

Citizens’ Academy – March 17 and March 24 class sessions.   

Master Plan Open Houses (March 25 and April 23)

Current Speed Camp sessions which run through March 26.

Soccer and T-ball Coaches Meetings. (March 26)

Great Egg Scramble (April 4)

Teen Flashlight Egg Hunt (April 5)

Airport Advisory Board Meeting (April 9) Updated 3/23/2020

Special Joint Meeting of the City and Planning Commissions (April 9) Updated 3/23/20

Youth Soccer Program (Registration refunds will be issued.) Updated 3/17/2020

Start Smart Program (Registration refunds will be issued.) Updated 3/17/2020

Youth Tee Ball (Registration refunds will be issued.) Updated 3/17/2020

Farmers’ Market (Though May) Updated 4/13/2020

PEAK Program Updated 4/28/2020

All PEAK activities (after school activities and Spring Break Day Camp) cancelled through at least June. Pre-paid enrollments will be applied to family household accounts as a credit.

Events Which Require City Approval (Updated 4/28/2020)

Community sponsored events occurring before May 15 on City property, and/or require road closures will not be approved.

City Hall Conference Rooms

No public rental/use of City Hall conference rooms.

Public Meetings

City Commission, Planning Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals meetings will take place as scheduled. However, to limit the number of people gathered, we encourage citizens to watch the meetings live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188 or web-streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/.  Citizens are also encouraged to email comments on agenda items to manager@mt-pleasant.org.

Payments and Building Permits

Citizens are encouraged to make payments via mail (320 W. Broadway Street), the City’s Drop Box located outside of City Hall, or online at www.mt-pleasant.org.

Building Permits can also be electronically submitted by visiting www.mt-pleasant.org.

Building Inspections

If you are ill, please reschedule your building inspection.

Rental Housing Inspections Updated 4/28/2020

Property owners will be contacted to reschedule inspections previously scheduled before May 15.

Employment Applications

Individuals are encouraged to submit Applications for Employment electronically. Applications can be emailed to HR@mt-pleasant.org, or faxed to 989-779-5317.

The city will continue to monitor this rapidly evolving situation and coordinate closely with the Central Michigan District Health Department https://www.cmdhd.org/novel-coronavirus, the State of Michigan https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus, and the Center for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.

Information will be updated and shared via the City’s website (www.mt-pleasant.org), Blog (mpcityblog.com), Facebook and Twitter accounts and the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320.

City to continue free brush chipping service week of April 23; Reservation deadline is April 19

The City of Mt. Pleasant is extending the no-fee brush chipping service. Up to 23 households within the City limits will receive 30 minutes of free brush chipping during the week of April 23. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19.

Free Brush Chipping Service Guidelines

Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. Those who participated in the free brush chipping service the week of April 9 are not permitted to make a reservation for the free service the week of April 23, nor may they reschedule services from this week to the week of April 23.

If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes.

Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines (available at http://www.mt-pleasant.org). A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance.

Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys. Brush must be placed at the curb no later than Sunday, April 22. Brush placed out after that date will not be collected.

After the completion of the free program, the City will offer brush chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

Free Brush Chipping in September 2018

Free brush chipping will be offered to an additional 150 households this September. The City will share more information about the September program later this summer.

Make a Reservation Today

To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or publicworks@mt-pleasant.org, or visit the office at 1303 N. Franklin Street.

Reservations may also be made online here.