Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 11/9/2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 9, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Central Michigan University (CMU) President Robert Davies gave a presentation on the status of various aspects of activity at Central Michigan University.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 26, 2020.

2) Authorized contract with Tokio Marine HCC for health insurance stop loss coverage.

3) Awarded the Industrial Park South Detention Pond expansion project to The Isabella Corporation contingent upon EDA approval.

4) Continuation of the purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford for the purchase of 14 trucks.

5) Approved resolution extending the temporary permitting of outdoor business activities to March 14, 2021.

6) Received an ordinance to amend Chapter 150 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to create a new division entitled “Property Standards” to regulate property conditions, to amend Section 150.99 and to repeal and relocate the regulations in Section 96.09 pertaining to inoperable vehicles and set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

7) Received an ordinance to amend Chapter 50 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to amend the regulation of accumulation of solid waste and associated penalties and set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1059, an ordinance to rezone 623 S. Fancher from CZ (Civic Zone) to CD-3 (Sub-Urban).

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1060, an ordinance to amend table 154.405.A to update district density in the CD-4 General Urban Character District.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution to adopt the final version of the 2050 Master Plan as presented.

Failed motion to approve contract with Enterprise Fleet Management for the purchase of four trucks.

Failed motion to approve lowering the Building, Fire & Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals application fee to $175 to cover costs.

Denied the request to waive the Building, Fire & Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals application fee.

Tabled action on recommendation from Principal Shopping District Board regarding special assessment billing until 2021 when more information would be available on snow removal options and costs in the Principal Shopping District.

Failed motion to adjourn the meeting and postpone the work session.

Work Session discussion on the proposed 2021 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:35 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – November 9, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget.
  • Public hearing on proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission and consider approval of the same.
  • Industrial Park South Detention Pond Expansion Project Bid
  • Consider resolution extending temporary permitting of outdoor business activities.
  • Receive an ordinance to amend Chapter 150 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to create a new division entitled “Property Standards” to regulate property conditions, to amend Section 150.99 and to repeal and relocate the regulations in Section 96.09 pertaining to inoperable vehicles and set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 on the same. 
  • Consider recommendation from Principal Shopping District Board regarding special assessment billing.

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Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 8, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 8, 2020, 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 May 26, 2020.

2) Resolution confirming the waiving of housing license late fees as presented. (CC Exh. 8)

3) Budget amendment for chiller repair at City Hall.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved resolution approving the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan with modifications as presented.

Confirmed the sale of 3.579 acres in Industrial Park South to Konwinski Construction (or any related entities) as recommended by the EDC.

Confirmed the reinstatement of Parking Lot #10 as a 10-hour lot and authorized prorated refunds for eight permit holders as recommended.

Held a work session discussion on the 2019 goal reports and next steps.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:19 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting held June 24, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 24, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 10, 2019.

2) Bid of Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the purchase of two police patrol vehicles.

3) Bid of Peerless-Midwest, Inc. of Ionia, MI for the retrofitting Well #17 project.

4) Award the contract for lime residuals removal to Rocky Ridge Development, LLC of Sylvania, OH.

5) Award contract for the 1MG Reservoir Bypass Project to L.D. Docsa of Kalamazoo, MI.

6) Award contract for the rotating biological contractor replacement to American Resource Recovery Services of Sparta, MI.

7) Accept ownership of the parcel containing the detention pond in Industrial Park South from the EDC.

8) Resolution regarding Industrial Park South grant as presented.

9) Set a public hearing for July 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mt. Pleasant City Hall, City Commission Chambers on the application by Gursky Limited, LLC for a CDBG RLF loan.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the contract amendment with McGuirk Sand and Gravel and the appropriate budget amendment as presented for the 2019 Broadway Street Reconstruction project.

Approved a contract amendment with Gawne Trucking for biosolids removal.

Approved Resolution #3 to proceed with improvements; and Resolution #4 to accept the special assessment roll and set public hearing for July 8, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. regarding said roll.

Approved the recommendation to maintain the current four-lane configuration of West Pickard Street within the city limits.

Endorsed the conceptual plan for the future use and conceptual design of the CMU Smartzone land.

Endorsed the concept of utilizing a municipal investment advisor for non-pension fund investments.

Conducted a work session discussion regarding the potential development on 410 W. Broadway Street.

Adjourned at 9:28 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – June 24, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, June 24, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Consider acceptance of ownership of Parcel #10-205-00 in Industrial Park South from the Economic Development Corporation.

-Consider Resolution #3 to proceed with improvements for the Principal Shopping District.  Consider Resolution #4 to accept the special assessment roll and set a public hearing for July 8, 2019 as postponed from June 10, 2019.

-Discuss mill and overlay of Pickard Street and confirm design of pavement markings. Share findings from Pickard Street Road Diet Forum and comments received.

-Consider endorsement of conceptual plan for Central Michigan University Smartzone.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/6.24.19.pdf