Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – January 11, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, January 11, 2021, at 7:00 p.m..

Commissioner William Joseph was elected Mayor for 2021.

Commissioner Amy Perschbacher was elected Vice Mayor for 2021.

Adopted resolution setting time and day of regular meetings. 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month beginning at 7 p.m.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held December 14, 2020.

2) MDOT performance resolution for governmental agencies for the purpose of representing the City in transactions.

3) Appointments of City Officials to applicable City boards and commissions for 2021.

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Airport Joint Operations Agreement as presented and to retain the current Airport Advisory Board members until their terms expire. 

Approved the resolution to waive the 3% penalty on unpaid taxes between February 17 and March 1 as presented.

Approved and conducted closed session pursuant to subsection 8(e) of the Open Meetings Act to consult with counsel regarding pending litigation.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:30 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – January 11, 2021

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7 p.m.

  • Administer Oath of Office to Commissioners Olivia Cyman and Will Joseph.
  • Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor
  • Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) performance resolution for governmental agencies for the purpose of representing the City in transactions.
  • Consider approval of Airport Joint Operations and Management Agreement.
  • Consider recommendation from Principal Shopping District Board (PSD) on waiving penalties.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:  

How to follow public meetings during social distancing:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant is following federal, state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable City services.

Even though the City Commission meeting will take place as scheduled, it will be an electronically conducted meeting as allowed by Public Act 254 of 2020, allowing public bodies to meet remotely. City Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.

Citizens can watch the City Commission meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting instructions via computer, phone, or dial-in number are as follows:

Zoom Meeting information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81166411379?pwd=S2NFQldFay81OThxNE1TOXByUnB0dz09

Passcode: 511483   

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. Any citizen desiring to make a public comment on an agenda item may email their comments.

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

• Members of the public must provide their name and address with their comments.

• Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting in writing or emailed to comment@mtpleasant.org.

• Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager                malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman                ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Lori Gillis                         lgillis@mt-pleasant.org

William Joseph            wjoseph@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher     aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan         gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Pete Tolas                      ptolas@mt-pleasant.org

• Comments/Questions can be emailed to comment@mt-pleasant.org during the meeting and during normal public comment sections of the agenda.

• Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment periods.

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.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 22, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, June 22, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on a new Class C License for John G Kulhavi Events Center, Central Michigan University and consider resolution in support of authorizing the same.
  • Consider acceptance of $30,000 from the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) for a neighborhood enhancement grant and authorize the Mayor to execute the necessary documents.
  • Consider agreement with Michigan Department of Transportation Aeronautics (MDOT-AERO) to receive CARES funding for the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport.
  • Consider site access agreement with Alltel Corporation.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:  http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/6.22.20.pdf

How to follow public meetings during social distancing:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant is following federal, state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable City services.

Even though the City Commission meeting will take place as scheduled, it will be an electronically conducted meeting as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order and the City Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.

Citizens can watch the City Commission meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188, web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/ or via Zoom.

Zoom Meeting instructions via computer, phone, or dial-in number are as follows:

Zoom Meeting information

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86980815198?pwd=cEFxRE9LNm5xajJwQlFjUkRSa3lDQT09

Meeting ID: 869 8081 5198

Password: 069007

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.

Any citizen desiring to make a public comment on an agenda item must email their comments to comment@mt-pleasant.org either before or during the meeting. Individuals must include their name and address.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – April 27, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 27, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

City Manager Ridley announced Interim Director Jason Moore as the new Division of Public Works Director.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held April 13, 2020.

2) Authorized amendment to construction engineering and design services contract with Rowe Professional Services Company for 1MG Reservoir Bypass Project and budget amendment on same.

3) Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Resolution authorizing the approval of a contract for partial reimbursement of funds for 2020 M-20 (High Street) Pump Station Rehabilitation Project.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the resolution regarding recreational marijuana establishment license deadlines as presented. (CC Exh. 2-2020)

Conducted a work session on potential options for local relief to City residents and businesses due to COVID-19.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:20 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – April 27, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for April 27, 2020.

-Consider amendment to construction engineering and design services contract with Rowe Professional Services Company for 1MG Reservoir Bypass Project and consider budget amendment on the same.

-Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) resolution authorizing the approval of a contract for partial reimbursement of funds for 2020 M-20 (High Street) Pump Station Rehabilitation Project.

-Consider resolution confirming administrative actions regarding recreational marijuana licensing dates.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/4.27.20.pdf

How to follow public meetings during this social distancing:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City of Mt. Pleasant is following federal, state and county health officials’ recommendations while still providing valuable City services.

Even though the City Commission meeting will take place as scheduled, it will be an electronically conducted meeting as allowed by the Governor’s Executive Order and the City Commission Chambers will be closed to the public.

Citizens can watch the City Commission meeting live on Spectrum Charter Channel 188 or web streamed at https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/.  Any citizen desiring to make public comment must email their public comments on agenda items to comment@mt-pleasant.org.

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.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/2.24.20.pdf