Summary of Minutes of the Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – July 26, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 26, 2021, at 7:02 p.m.

Introduced recently hired City employees; Braxton Gomez Police Officer; Alan Mosher Parks and Public Spaces I; and Philip Biscorner Director of Parks and Public Spaces.

Public Safety Director Lauria swore in Officer Braxton.

MMDC President James McBryde gave a quarterly update for the Middle Michigan Development Corporation.

Marc Griffis, Isabella County Emergency Management Director, gave a presentation on the Isabella County Central Dispatch proposition for renewal of 9-1-1 surcharge.

Latherio Agoff gave a presentation on Limitless Outdoors, a non-profit organization with the mission to give outdoor opportunities to people with disabilities. They are looking for assistance and donations for the cause. You can contact Limitless Outdoors via email or by phone, LMK1211@aol.com or (989)506-5673 or follow them on Facebook at LimitlessOutdoors Foundation.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held July 12, 2021.

2) Contract amendment with JCI Jones Chemicals of Riverview, MI, for caustic soda.

3) Authorized the Mayor to sign the 2020-2024 Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Environmental Review for submission.

4) Resolution approving submittal of the grant application to the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs for the 2022 Paint the Pavement project.

5) Resolution for final approval for TCO #3-2021.

6) Resolution for final approval for TCO #4-2021.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved rescinding prior City liquor license polices, adopting two new liquor license policies, and approved the application fee resolution as presented. (CC Exh. 10-2021)

Authorized the Public Safety Director to represent the City in the State of Michigan pyrotechnic display application process. Fireworks display to be a part of the 2021 Christmas Celebration (December 4, 2021).

Moved to accept the initiative petition received under the MRTMA and approved the Resolution to Approve Ballot Language as presented for the November 2, 2021 election.

Approved resolution extending conditional authorization for LowKey Properties LLC medical marihuana Class A grower license at 1110 N. Fancher as presented.

Held a Work Session discussion on Principal Shopping District (PSD) Special Assessment.

Adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – December 14, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program application for GreenTree Cooperative Grocery, Inc. and consider approval of resolution on the same.
  • Consider resolutions supporting amended rates, fees and charges.
    • Water Service
    • Sewer Demand
    • Water Demand
  • Consider resolution approving the final 2021 Operating Budget and set the millage rate for 2021.
  • Consider resolution approving the final amended 2020 Operating Budget.
  • Consider extension of farming contract with Robert Ervin for a portion of Mt. Pleasant Center land.
  • Consider contract with Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC) and appropriate budget amendment.
  • Receipt of report on review of medical and adult-use marihuana ordinances.

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Summary of Minutes from the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 26, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Jim McBryde, President of MMDC and Erin Strang, President of CMURC gave a presentation on Local Finance Development Authority.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 11, 2020.

2) Bid of Watertap, Inc. of Wixom, MI for water main valve insertion.

3) Bid of IRT Commercial Services of Traverse City, MI for the Riverside Cemetery Mausoleum Roof Replacement and appropriate budget amendment.

4) Resolution in support of Traffic Control Order 1-2020.

5) Resolution confirming recreational marijuana application dates as presented – (CC Exh. 5-2020).

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Received LDFA/DDA information and ability to provide grants to local businesses.

Denied proposed reduction of the tax capture of the LDFA to 20% for 2020.

Approved resolution temporarily permitting outdoor business activities as presented – (CC Exh. 6-2020).

Approved resolution amending fees for summer 2020 PEAK.

The Commission recessed at 9:12 p.m. and went into a work session at 9:20 p.m.

Held a work session discussion on the proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:10 p.m.