Topics to Watch at the City Commission Meeting – February 24, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, February 24, 2020.

  • Consider resolution #3 as postponed from February 10, 2020 to proceed with pedestrian lighting improvements and consider resolution #4 to accept the special assessment roll and set a public hearing for March 9, 2020 regarding said roll for Special Assessment District #1-2020.
  • Receive proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and consider release for review and comment.
  • Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resolutions for the addition and deletion of streets to the City’s local street system.
  • Consider resolution to allow for partial funding from Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the 2020 Pickard Street Mill and Overlay Project.

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Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – October 14, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Presentation by McKenna & Associates on the 2050 Master Plan.
  • Public hearing on an application for a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) certificate and Commercial Facility Exemption Certificate for the property at 410 W. Broadway and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on recommended rezoning request for McGuirk Subdivision.
  • Public hearings on various recommended text changes from the Planning Commission.
  • Receive recommended ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses and set a public hearing for November 11, 2019 on the same.
  • Consider approval of Make it Mt. Pleasant program information (downtown rent subsidy program) and agreement with Lake Trust Credit Union.

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Mt. PLeasANt 2050 – City of Mt. Pleasant begins work on a new Master Plan

Mt. Pleasant, MI – The City of Mt. Pleasant is preparing a new Master Plan, a document which will chart the direction of the City’s development for the next 30 years.

Master plans are critical policy documents. They are the primary way for the community to answer the following questions:

  • What do we want our community to look like in 2050?
  • How do we get there?
  • How can we ensure our community is resilient by avoiding or mitigating risks or threats that we may face?

The new City Master Plan will also include an updated Parks and Recreation Master Plan as well as a subarea plan focused on Mission Street and Pickard Avenue (east of Mission). The plan will specifically address land use, transportation, housing, downtown, economic development, and public safety.

Public Input Needed
Public input is imperative during this planning process and will determine the community’s vision as well as help set specific goals, objectives and policies. The public is invited to participate in a series of events scheduled from April 8-11, 2019.  All events will be held at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, unless otherwise noted.

April 8
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.  Kick-Off Event

April 9
5:00 – 7:00 p.m.  Open Charrette Studio Hours
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Downtown Pub Crawl (Starting at the Bird Bar & Grill, 223 S. Main Street.)

April 10
1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Open Charrette Studio Hours
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Charrette Open House & Work-In-Progress Presentation

April 11
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Open Charrette Studio Hours
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Charrette Final Presentation Event

Online Survey 

Your input is vital to our Master Plan development process. Please take a few minutes to share your ideas and complete the online surveys, which are available until April 28, 2019. Visit:

City of Mt. Pleasant Master Planning History
Major projects and policy changes often result from a master planning process. For instance, the 1965 Master Plan led to the extension of Mosher Street; the development of “Town Center”; and the creation of a new 1971 zoning ordinance. The 1987 Master Plan led to significant investments in park accessibility for individuals with disabilities; facility investments to improve the quality of drinking water; and extensions of Bellows and Preston Streets.

The City adopted its first Master Plan in 1946 with subsequent plans being adopted in 1965, 1987 and 2006. The City’s current Master Plan was an update adopted in 2014. Click here to view our past and current Master Plans. All Michigan cities are required to adopt master plans in accordance with Public Act 33 of 2008.

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Summary of Minutes from City Commission Meeting – March 11, 2019

Presentation recognizing the City of Mt. Pleasant’s certification as a Redevelopment Ready Community.

Presentation of 2018 Community Improvement Awards to the selected property owners.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the special joint meeting of the City Commission held February 25, 2019.

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held February 25, 2019.

3) Bid of Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the Fisher Lift Station project and approved a budget amendment from the Wastewater Collection Reserve.

4) Received City requests for Spring 2019 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

5) Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting on Maple Street and budget amendment for same.

6) Changed April 8, 2019 City Commission regular meeting start time to 7:30 p.m.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the addition of a part-time position at the airport and an airport expenditure budget amendment for the same.

Authorized the City Manager and Airport Manager to send the drafted comments to the FAA regarding wind turbine project as presented.

Conducted a Work Session on Work Sessions and Priority Setting.

Adjourned at 10:20 p.m.