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.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 8, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 8, 2020, at 7:00 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 May 26, 2020.

2) Resolution confirming the waiving of housing license late fees as presented. (CC Exh. 8)

3) Budget amendment for chiller repair at City Hall.

4) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved resolution approving the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan with modifications as presented.

Confirmed the sale of 3.579 acres in Industrial Park South to Konwinski Construction (or any related entities) as recommended by the EDC.

Confirmed the reinstatement of Parking Lot #10 as a 10-hour lot and authorized prorated refunds for eight permit holders as recommended.

Held a work session discussion on the 2019 goal reports and next steps.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:19 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – June 8, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider approval of the 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Consider resolution confirming the waiving of housing license late fees.
  • Consider confirmation of the sale between the Economic Development Corporation and Konwinski Construction for property in Industrial Park South.

Receive report on downtown parking lots and enforcement and consider changes to Parking Lot 10 and partial refunds.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

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, 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/84594300356?pwd=blFnL0xBSTdhU3pacjYzUTFucWRIUT09

Meeting ID: 845 9430 0356

Password: 552954

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.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 26, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

  • Public hearing on proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Receipt of Local Development Finance Authority/Downtown Development Authority information and ability to provide grants to local businesses.
  • Consider resolution confirming administrative actions regarding recreational marijuana licensing dates.
  • Consider resolution temporarily permitting outdoor business activities.
  • Consider resolution in support of amending fees for summer 2020 PEAK.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/5.26.20.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, 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:

  1. Zoom Meeting information
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84587632501?pwd=N3VoWlJqa1JrTnd2WnRQN0RpSjJXQT09

Meeting ID: 845 8763 2501

Password: 864380

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.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 11, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for May 11, 2020.

-Consider resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for the removal of the existing light pole in Parking Lot 7.

-Consider extension of conditional approval of medical marijuana license for 3967 Euclid LLC.

-Consider resolution waiving summer tax bill late charges, confirmation of waiver of late fees on utility bills until June 15, and authorization for utility bill payment plans.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/5.11.20.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, 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:

  1. Zoom Meeting information
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82681508676?pwd=bWpvVnU4UG1wQUZIMjJ2WDdacmpsZz09

Meeting ID: 826 8150 8676

Password: 929986

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 13, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 13, 2020, at 7:23 p.m.

City Clerk Howard gave an update on the 2020 Census.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held March 23, 2020.

2) Bid of Inland Waters Pollution Control of Detroit, MI for 2020 Sewer Relining Project.

3) Bid of RFB Construction of Swartz Creek, MI for the Pickard Street Lift Station Rehabilitation Project.

4) Authorized contract with J.R. Heinemann & Sons of Saginaw, MI for the Wastewater UV and Chemical Improvements Project.

5) Authorized contract with C2AE for construction management at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

6) Resolutions authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract between the City and Consumers Energy for new LED street lighting at High Street and Arnold Street and High Street and Mission Street.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Received 2021-2026 proposed Capital Improvement Plan and set a public hearing on same for Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. at the City of Mt. Pleasant, City Commission, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, MI.

Approved resolution confirming administrative decisions regarding utility bills and extending administrative authority. (CC Exh. 1-2020)

Adjourned the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting – January 27, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, January 27, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

 Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

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

2) Bid of Master Electric of Gladwin, MI for the access control system and approved the appropriate budget amendments.

3) Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Professional Services Agreement with Mead & Hunt for Phase II of the Airport Tree Abatement Project.

4) Received proposed Ordinance to amend Title XI, Chapter 112, Section 112.03 “Medical Marihuana Facilities” of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to provide greater clarity on what materials are needed upon application and set a public hearing for Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

5) Set a public hearing on the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Infrastructure Resiliency Grant application for the Wastewater Treatment Plant for February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

6) Warrants dated January 13 & 16, 2020.

Held a Public Hearing on the necessity of Special Assessment District #1-2020. Postponed action on Special Assessment District #1-2020 until more information can be brought to the Commission from staff on further options regarding lighting design and funding.

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Parking and Access Easement related to the 410 W. Broadway project.

Authorized an engineering services agreement with C2AE for 2020.

Appointed City Commissioners to City standing and special committees.

Appointed City Commissioners to applicable City Boards and Commissions.

Set a special meeting for April 9, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. to hold a joint meeting between the City Commission and the Planning Commission.

Set a special meeting for February 3, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. for a City Commission team building dinner.

Postponed the matter of restrictive covenant requirements associated with the Economic Development Association (EDA) Grant for Industrial Park South Detention Pond project until the next meeting on February 10, 2020 to have the City Attorney gather further information and get clarification on the restrictive covenant.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:05 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting – January 13, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, January 13, 2020, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Commissioner Joseph was elected Mayor for 2020.

Commissioner Perschbacher was elected Vice Mayor for 2020.

Adopted resolution setting time and day of regular meetings.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a proclamation in support of Peacemaking Recognition Day, January 20, 2020, to Laura Gourlay of the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Peacemaking Committee.

City Clerk Howard gave an update on the 2020 Census.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held December 9, 2019.

2) Bid of Fisher Transportation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for street sweepings disposal for 2020 and 2021.

3) Bid of Green Scene Landscaping of Mt. Pleasant, MI for 2020 and 2021 grounds mowing.

4) Bid of Ted’s Electric Service, Inc. of Midland, MI for the removal and replacement of two generators for the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the Pickard Street Lift Station and authorized the budget amendment.,

5) Resolution establishing authorized City signatories for MERS documents.

6) Resolutions #1 and #2 To Commence Proceedings for Special Assessment, Tentatively Determine the Necessity, And Set a Public Hearing for January 27, 2020, Regarding the Necessity of Special Assessment District #1-20.

7) Appointments of City Officials to applicable City boards and commissions for 2020.

Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract amendment with McKenna Associates and authorized a budget allocation from the Unassigned Fund for the same.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:44 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the City Commission Meeting – January 13, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, January 13, 2020.

-Administer oath of office to Commissioners Alsager and Ronan.

-Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor.

-Census 2020 Update – Presentation

-Consider resolutions #1 and #2 to commence the proceedings for special assessment, tentatively determine the necessity, and set a public hearing for January 27, 2020, regarding the necessity of Special Assessment District #1- 20 (Pedestrian Lighting)

– Consider amendment to McKenna contract for Master Plan

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/1.13.20.pdf

Topics to Watch at the City Commission Meeting – November 25, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019.

-Public hearing on recommended naming request for Island Park Field #1 and consider approval of resolution in support of the same.

-Consider resolutions supporting amended rates, fees and charges.

  1. Cemetery
  2. DPW Inspections/Work for Others
  3. Solid Waste
  4. Wastewater Service
  5. Water Service
  6. Sewer Demand
  7. Water Demand

-Consider authorizing the City as a grant recipient from the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy (EGLE) for environmental remediation at 410 W. Broadway and authorize the City Manager to sign any required documents for the same.

-Consider approval of agreement with Nottawa Township for processing wastewater.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/11.25.19.pdf