Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 22, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Item #6, “Set Public Hearing for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to consider establishing an Industrial Development District for parcel 17-000-18319-00; more commonly known at 1219 N. Mission Street” was added to the consent calendar.

Received the following petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 8, 2022.

3) MDOT resolution authorizing the approval of a contract to receive funds for the design work for the Taxiway A Rehabilitation Project.

4) Contract with Mead & Hunt for engineering design and bid letting for the Taxiway A Rehabilitation Project and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

6) Set Public Hearing for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to consider establishing an Industrial Development District for parcel 17-000-18319-00; more commonly known at 1219 N. Mission Street.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1083, an Ordinance to amend §154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding registered student organization dwellings.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1084, an Ordinance to amend §154.410.C.2.B and table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding group “B” special regulated uses.

Approved moving forward with installation and operation of an outdoor ice rink during the 2022-2023 winter season from the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (depending on ice conditions) at a cost not to exceed $7,000.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 22, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding registered student organization dwellings and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 154.410.C.B and Table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding group “B” special regulated uses and consider approval of the same.
  • Outdoor ice rink consideration for 2022-2023 operations.

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Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch           ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman               ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke               meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher       aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan             gronan@mt-pleasant.org

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Island Park Ice Rink Now Open

The new Island Park Ice Rink is now open to skaters. Located on the south softball field this 54’ x 95’ rink is open daily during the months of January and February from 8 a.m. – 11 p.m., weather permitting. There is no charge to use this facility, which is maintained by the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department. 

As you are gathering up your skates, please review the outdoor ice rink rules before you hit the ice. 

Island Park Outdoor Ice Rink Rules

Hours of Operation:

The Island Park Ice Rink is open daily from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm conditions permitting. 

The City of Mount Pleasant reserves the right to close the Ice Rink at any time in its sole discretion by posting a sign on the rink which states, “Rink Closed – No Skating.” Skaters shall not enter the Ice Rink area when the sign is posted.

Code of Conduct:

All Ice Rink participants, including skaters and bystanders, will be required to follow the general rules of conduct established in the City’s Parks and Recreation Ordinance (Section 97.01 – 97.21 of the City Code of Ordinances) while at the Ice Rink.

Further, all Ice Rink participants will be required to adhere to the following Ice Rink specific rules and regulations:

  1. Skaters shall be courteous and cautious of other skaters and bystanders while using the skating area. Skaters shall not push, shove, or otherwise engage in raucous behavior while using the skating area.
  2. Skaters shall not dig, spray, chip, throw, or otherwise expel ice or snow within the skating area.
  3. The following shall be prohibited in the skating area:
    1. Food and beverage items;
    2. Tobacco products;
    3. Hockey equipment, including hockey sticks, pucks, and nets;
    4. Street shoes; and
    5. Animals.
  4. Skaters under the age of 5 shall be under adult supervision while in the skating area. The Ice Rink does not have designated supervisors. Skaters shall skate at their own risk.

Failure to abide by the rules and regulations of the Ice Rink could result in enforcement actions against you.

Lost Items and Reporting Misconduct:

The City of Mt. Pleasant is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items. 

Report damage or acts of abuse to Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation at (989) 779-5331 or Police Anonymous T.I.P. Line at (989) 779-9111.  In case of emergency call 911.  

Summary of Minutes of the virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 25, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 25, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 11, 2021.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held October 11, 2021.

3) Bid of Tokio Marine HCC for 2022 stop loss coverage insurance.

4) S.A. 2-21 Resolution #4 to set a public hearing for November 8, 2021 on the PSD special assessment roll.

5) Updates to the PACT Policies as presented.

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and approved Resolution for transfer of the IFT from Dayco to MAC LTT as presented. (CC Exh. 13-2021)

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the IFT Agreement with MAC LTT as presented.

Approved a budget allocation from the Unassigned Fund Balance for the purchase and operation of an outdoor ice rink.

Approved a budget amendment from the Motor Pool Fund Balance for the repairs for the vactor truck.

Held a work session discussion on potential pedal trolley ordinance.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:49 p.m.