Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting – 12/14/2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, December 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

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 November 23, 2020.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted closed session held November 23, 2020.

3) Bids for 2021 Waste Water Treatment Plant treatment (bulk) chemicals.

4) Bid of Greenscene Landscaping of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2020-2021 snow season.

5) Resolutions supporting amended rates, fees and charges:

 a. Water Service Fees

b. Sewer Demand

c. Water Demand

6) Resolution to approve the final amended 2020 Operating Budget.

7) Authorized the Mayor or City Manager to sign the interlocal agreement for the designated assessor as presented.

8) Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an addendum to the existing contract with Mr. Ervin for an additional one year ending December 31, 2021.

9) Set the first City Commission meeting of 2021 for January 11, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.

10) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a Public hearing on Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program application for GreenTree Cooperative Grocery, Inc.  and approved the resolution in support of same.

Approved resolution approving the final 2021 Operating Budget and set the millage rate.

Authorized the Mayor to sign a three-year contract with MMDC for economic development services and the appropriate 2021 budget amendment.

Received and discussed report by City Planner Kain on review of medical and adult-use marihuana ordinances.  No action by the Commission required at this time.

Failed motion to consider each appointment to various city boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee individually.

Approved appointments to various city boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Reviewed report on City Manager evaluation and determined no wage adjustment would be made at this time.

Cancelled the meeting of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission scheduled for December 21, 2020.

Authorized Finance Director Mary Ann Kornexl to approve the issuance of payrolls and warrants from December 15, 2020 through January 11, 2021.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:07 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 28, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 71.27 and 71.45 of City Code regarding parking and snow emergencies and consider approval the same.
  • Public hearing on Gursky Limited, LLC DBA Motorless Motion job creation accomplishment through the Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and authorize the Mayor to sign the required documentation on the same.
  • Receive proposed ordinance for the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Payment In lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and the Municipal Services Agreement and set a public hearing for October 12, 2020 on the same.
  • Prioritize and approve submission of City requests for Fall 2020 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

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 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

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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.

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.