City of Mt. Pleasant COVID-19 and City Services Update

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 still providing vital City services.

Therefore, through June 12, 2020 the City is following Governor Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order 2020-100, and is continuing its level of building closure and only providing critical services at this time. This includes: police, fire, airport operations, water, wastewater, street and park services as well as construction permitting and inspection services.

Other City staff will be monitoring emails and phone calls and will attempt to answer urgent inquiries.

City Parks

City parks are currently open, but park restroom facilities are closed as well as Island Park’s Skate Park, Island Park’s Splash Park and Hannah’s Bark Park. 

Trash/Recycling

City trash pick-up is still taking place.

Curbside recycling is currently suspended due to the Materials Recovery Facility being closed. Recycling fees waived on the April, May and June utility bills.

As a result of building closures, the City has temporarily suspended the direct sale of recycling bins, City trash bags and tags. City trash bags and tags are available at Meijer and Ric’s. Individual tags are available at GreenTree Grocery.

Large Item Pick Up

Large item pick-up is now reinstated. Tags can be ordered online. Once payment is received your tag will be delivered to your door.

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/residents/online_service_center/

Public Meetings

The City of Mt. Pleasant will host its public meetings virtually as allowed by the Governor’s Stay at Home Executive Order. Citizens may watch these meetings live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, webstreamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom. Any citizen desiring to make a public comment must email their comments on agenda items to comment@mt-pleasant.org.

-Virtual City Commission meeting will take place on May 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.

-May 27 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting is cancelled due to lack of action items.

-Virtual TIFA Meeting will take place on May 28, 2020 at 8 a.m.

-Virtual EDC/BRA Meeting will take place on May 29, 2020 at 1 p.m.

-June 4 Planning Commission Meeting is cancelled due to lack of action items.

-Virtual City Commission meeting will take place on June 8, 2020 at 7 p.m.

-Virtual DDA Board Meeting will take place on June 11, 2020 at 10 a.m.

-June 11 Airport Advisory Board Meeting is cancelled.   

Event Cancellations

-PEAK activities postponed until further notice.

-Adult and Youth Sport Leagues postponed until further notice.

-Thrilling Thursdays postponed until further notice.  

-Farmers’ Market was cancelled through the month of May, but the Thursday market will begin on June 4 and the Saturday market will begin on June 20, 2020.

-City of Mt. Pleasant park shelter rental reservations are cancelled for the months of May and June.

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 Permits can be electronically submitted by visiting www.mt-pleasant.org. In person inspections will follow recommendations from 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.

Small Business Relief

Are you a small business impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak? If so, you may be eligible for a grant or low-interest loan. Refer to these links for more information.

https://www.michigan.gov/Coronavirus

https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options

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.