City of Mt. Pleasant COVID-19 and City Services Update (June 3 and July 6, 2020)

JULY 6, 2020 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.

City buildings are open to the public. Please remember, whether you have an individual appointment, or are visiting a City building, you must wear a face mask and adhere to the social distancing markings which have been laid out in all City buildings.

City Parks

City parks are open, 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 taking place and is on the usual schedule.

City trash bags, tags and large item pick up tags can be purchased at City Hall.

City trash bags and tags are also available at Meijer and Ric’s. Individual tags are also available at GreenTree Grocery.

Public Meetings

The City of Mt. Pleasant will host its public meetings virtually. Citizens may 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 must email their comments on agenda items to comment@mt-pleasant.org.

Farmers’ Market

Both the Thursday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets are taking place with enhanced safety procedures.

Payments

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.

COVID-19 Resources

The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 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  https://mmdcblog.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-your-business/

JUNE 3, 2020 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.

Due to Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-110, which opens offices, but encourages work to still be conducted remotely, City Offices will be open by appointment only during the weeks of June 8 and June 15, 2020. As was done during the Stay Home, Stay Safe Order City staff will be answering emails and phone calls and providing services remotely as much as possible.

City buildings are currently planned to be open to the public starting June 22, 2020. Please remember, whether you have an individual appointment, or are visiting a City building, you must wear a facemask and adhere to the social distancing markings which have been laid out in all City buildings.

City Parks

City parks are open, but park restroom facilities are currently closed as well as Island Park’s Skate Park, Island Park’s Splash Park and Hannah’s Bark Park. Use of outdoor facilities is currently being reviewed and updates will be provided when available.

Trash/Recycling

City trash pick-up is taking place and is on the usual schedule.

Curbside recycling will resume during the week of June 8, 2020 and follow the usual pick up schedule. Please follow normal collection guidelines. To assist our colleagues at Mid-Michigan Industries who conduct the curbside pick-up service for the City, it would be helpful if you have a large amount of recycling to please place it out for collection over a few weeks, or drop off your recycling to the Materials Recovery Facility.

The City has temporarily suspended the direct sale of recycling bins, City trash bags and tags until June 22. City trash bags and tags are available at Meijer and Ric’s. Individual tags are available at GreenTree Grocery.

Large Item Pick Up

Tags can be ordered online until June 22. 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, web streamed 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.

Events

In accordance with the latest direction from Governor Whitmer’s office, the City is currently reviewing the use of outdoor facilities and the status of outdoor activities. Updates will be provided when made available.

-PEAK Summer 2020 activities are cancelled.

-Farmers’ Market will begin on Thursday June 4 and the Saturday market will begin on June 20, 2020 with enhanced safety procedures.

-City of Mt. Pleasant park shelter rental reservations have been cancelled for the month of 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  https://mmdcblog.org/coronavirus-covid-19-resources-for-your-business/