City of Mt. Pleasant offering home exterior improvement funding for second year

The City of Mt. Pleasant currently has $90,000 available for home exterior improvement projects. $60,000 is available to owner-occupied homes located in the city’s West Side Neighborhood which is bordered by the Chippewa River, Pickard Street, High Street/M-20 and the western city limits. The remaining $30,000 is available to all other neighborhoods located within the city limits.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded the City of Mt. Pleasant a grant totaling $30,000 to specifically assist homeowners in the city’s West Side Neighborhood. MSHDA provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues. The remaining $60,000 of funding is being provided by the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Single-family owner-occupied homes whose taxes are up to date.
  • Exterior projects only.
  • Household income at or below 120% median income.
  • No outstanding code violations.
  • No prior tax foreclosure on property within the city limits.
  • Properties who were awarded funds in 2020 are not eligible.
  • Minimum funding for a project is $1,000. 
  • Maximum funding with no monetary contribution by owner is $7,499.
  • Maximum funding of $10,000 with 25% of monetary contribution by owner above $7500.

Deadline to apply is May 19, 2021.  Grant funding applications can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/neighborhoods

Summary of minutes of the virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting – March 22, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, March 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the Special meetings of the City Commission held Tuesday, March 2, 2021 and Thursday, March 4, 2021.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held March 8, 2021.

3) Authorized the purchase of two police patrol vehicles from Krapohl Ford.

4) Bid of The Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2021 Gaylord Street Reconstruction project and approved a budget amendment for the same.

5) Bid of K & B Asphalt Sealcoating, Inc. of Adrian, MI for the Crack Sealing Project.

6) Bid of The Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2021 Sidewalk Project and the appropriate budget amendment.

7) Authorized an advanced commitment of 500 tons of road salt for 2022 through the State of Michigan MiDeal Purchasing Program.

8) Received recommended rezoning request from CD-3 (Sub Urban) to CD-4 (General Urban) for 1024 & 1026 S. University and consider setting a public hearing for Monday, April 12, 2021.

9) Received recommended text change to Table 154.410.A to permit music, art and dance studios in the SD-1 District and consider setting a public hearing for Monday, April 12, 2021.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a Public Hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1065, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCES, §154.203.F Residential/Dwelling Use Only and §154.410.B Special Uses and Table 154.410.A Building and Lot Principal Use of the Mt. Pleasant City Code of Ordinances to permit residential/dwelling uses under certain circumstances as presented.

Approved submission of City requests for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations with a summary of the Commission’s top priorities.

Rescinded the October 2015 Fair Housing Policy for the Central Business District since the Human Rights Ordinance provides appropriate guidance.

Approved the Economic Opportunity Policy for Section 3 covered contracts as presented. (CC Exh. 2-2021)

Approved the resolution defining slum and blighted areas for CDBG activities as presented.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Agreement for Annexation and Detachment of Property with Charter Township of Union as presented.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the appropriate MSHDA documents for the acceptance of the $30,000 Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grant, approved the allocation of $60,000 of HODAG Funds and endorsed the program parameters as presented.

Approved the resolution extending conditional authorization for MI Operations LLC Medical Marihuana Class A grower license at 1110 N. Fancher as presented.

The Commission recessed at 8:11 p.m. and went into a work session at 8:15 p.m.

Conducted a Work Session discussion on Closure ideas for Broadway Street from Main to University.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:39 p.m.

City of Mt. Pleasant offering home exterior improvement funding

The City of Mt. Pleasant currently has $90,000 available for home exterior improvement projects. $60,000 is available to owner-occupied homes located in the city’s West Side Neighborhood which is bordered by the Chippewa River, Pickard Street, High Street/M-20 and the western city limits. The remaining $30,000 is available to all other neighborhoods located within the city limits.

The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) recently awarded the City of Mt. Pleasant a grant totaling $30,000 to specifically assist homeowners in the city’s West Side Neighborhood. MSHDA provides financial and technical assistance through public and private partnerships to create and preserve safe and decent affordable housing, engage in community economic development activities, develop vibrant cities, towns and villages, and address homeless issues.  The remaining $60,000 of funding is being provided by the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Selection criteria includes:

  • Single-family owner-occupied homes whose taxes are up to date.
  • Exterior projects only.
  • Household income at or below 120% median income.
  • No outstanding code violations.
  • No prior tax foreclosure on property within the city limits.

Minimum funding for a project is $1,000.  Deadline to apply is August 15, 2020.  Grant funding applications can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/neighborhoods.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 22, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 22, 2020, at 7:12 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 June 8, 2020.

2) Contract with ATI Group of Flushing, MI for HVAC preventative maintenance and hourly response rates as presented.

3) Contract with Cusack Masonry Restoration, LLC of Hubberdston, MI for the Public Safety Building EIFS repair and the appropriate budget amendment.

4) Contract for the bid prices submitted by Nutrigro Environmental Solutions of Charlotte, MI for biosolids management as presented.

5) Authorized the Mayor to sign the 2020 CARES Act agreement with MDOT-AERO regarding sub grant #MOP-11720 CARES for the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport.

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and approved a new Class C License for John G Kulhavi Events Center, Central Michigan University and resolution in support of authorizing same.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the appropriate MSHDA documents for the acceptance of the $30,000 Neighborhood Enhancement Program Grant.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the site access agreement with Alltel Corporation as drafted by the City Attorney for property located at 3244 West Broomfield Road, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Conducted a work session to continue discussion on 2019 Housing Study.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:37 p.m.