City of Mt. Pleasant Fourth of July Holiday Hours and Firework Ordinance Reminder

City of Mt. Pleasant Holiday Hours

City offices will be closed on July 3, 2020. There will be no delay in refuse and recycling pick up.

Firework Regulation and Safety Reminders

As Independence Day approaches, now is a good time to review firework safety tips and regulations.

City of Mt. Pleasant Fireworks Ordinance

This ordinance states a person may only discharge or use consumer fireworks on private property on June 29 – July 4; from 11 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. On all other days of the year, fireworks may not be discharged within the City limits. Violations shall be punishable with fines of $500 up to $1,000.

Additionally, a minor shall not possess, ignite, discharge or use consumer fireworks. Fireworks shall not be used while a person is under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance, or during times when a burning ban has been established by the National Weather Service in Grand Rapids, MI. For a list of burning restrictions by county, visit http://www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits/.

For those planning on discharging fireworks this July Fourth holiday, please follow the City regulations as stated above and practice these safety tips:

1.    Read and follow all warning and instructions.

2.    Never allow children to play with fireworks of any kind.

3.    Wear protective clothing, including eye wear.

4.    Only light devices on smooth, flat surfaces away from residential areas, dry leaves and flammable materials.

5.    Always keep a hose or bucket of water nearby in case of malfunction.

6.    Never try to re-light fireworks that have not fully functioned.

The best way to protect your family is to avoid the use of fireworks at home entirely. 

Summary of minutes of City Commission Meeting – November 11, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation to CMLife staff members recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Central Michigan Life (CMLife).

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

3) Receive recommended naming request for Island Park Field #1 (Kaye Bouck) and set a public hearing for November 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

4) Approval of Demand Response Program with Consumers Energy.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1053, an Ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and amendment to table 154.410.A. of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance to regulate recreational marihuana establishments as special uses.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1054, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 133: FIREWORKS of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to comply with state law.

Approved the proposal from AKT Peerless to provide environmental consulting services and additional testing at the former landfill site, located at 1303 N. Franklin Street, and amended the 2019 budget.

Authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant application.

Authorized a sole source contract with GameTime through OMNIA Partners Program for the purchase of two playground structures and amended 2019 budget.

Approved taking no action at this time and allow the Planning Commission to make recommendations as needed on the Zoning Ordinance.

Approved resolution supporting fee recommendations for recreational marihuana establishment applications as presented.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Union Township petition for improvements to McGuirk Street, Rosemarie Lane, Mamie Street and James Court in the McGuirk Estates Subdivision.

Approved re-appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Approved appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Conducted a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:03 p.m.