Mt. Pleasant Community Garden Plots for Rent

This summer, City residents have the chance to plant, grow and harvest their own fruits and vegetables at the Horizon Park Community Garden located at 1535 Sweeney Street.

Fifteen 4’ x 8’ garden plots are available for a summer rental fee of $30.

Garden plot registration runs from Wednesday, May 17 through June 1, 2023. If there are more than 15 registrants, a lottery drawing will be held on June 2.

To reserve a plot, individuals must complete and submit the required application at or contact the Parks Department for a hard copy of the application. One plot per household.

The $30 summer rental fee is due immediately following the June 2 lottery drawing. 

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 989-779-5331.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 3/27/2023

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, March 27, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held March 13, 2023.

3) Purchase of 500 tons of road salt for the 2023-2024 season through the State of Michigan MiDeal Extended Purchasing Program.

4) MDOT Resolution authorizing a five-year contract for continued operation and maintenance of the AWOS system at the Mt. Pleasant Airport.

5) Received proposed ordinance to amend Chapter 110: General Licensing of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and set a public hearing for Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

6) Bid of McGuirk Sand and Gravel of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2023 Local Streets Reconstruction Project and budget amendments.

7) Purchase of a 2022 Ford Transit Van from Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the City’s Recreation Department.

8) Warrants and payrolls.

Authorized City staff to seek funding opportunities of approximately $10,000 to construct a universally accessible community garden/orchard at Horizon Park and approved resolution to set the rental fee for plots.

Approved submission of City requests for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations with a summary of the Commission’s top priorities.

Held a work session discussion on Central Michigan University Strategic Planning.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:37 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – March 27, 2023

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 27, 2023 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider authorizing City staff to seek funding opportunities for a universally accessible community garden/orchard at Horizon Park and consider resolution to set the rental fee for plots.
  • Prioritize and approve submission of City requests for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

The City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to

To participate via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 871 4001 8742

Passcode: 175006

Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

Audio and video will be muted for members of the public and then unmuted by the host during public comment periods.

For participants accessing via computer or smartphone please use the “Raise Your Hand” icon to indicate you would like to speak. First, click on the “Participants” icon at the bottom of your screen. Next, click on the “Raise Your Hand” icon near the bottom right corner of the screen.

To raise your hand for telephone dial-in participants, press *9.

Members of the public may be muted or removed if using abusive language or if they become disruptive to the meeting.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager     

Brian Assmann  

Elizabeth Busch

Bryan Chapman

Maureen Eke    

Amy Perschbacher

Boomer Wingard

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.