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

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – November 11, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, November 11, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Proclamation recognizing 100th Anniversary of Central Michigan Life (CMLife).

-Public hearing on the proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget.

-Public hearing on an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and amendment to table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance to regulate recreational marihuana establishments as special uses and consider approval of the same.

-Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 133: Fireworks to comply with state law and consider approval of the same.

-Bids and Quotations: Environmental Consulting Services as postponed from meeting of October 28, 2019.

 -Consider grant acceptance from GameTime, sole source purchase of playground equipment and budget amendment for the same.

 -Consider resolution supporting fee recommendations for recreational marihuana establishment applications.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/11.11.19.pdf

Topics to watch at the City Commission Meeting – September 23, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, September 23, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Presentation on 2020 Census by Chloe Updegraff, Coordinator Great Lakes Bay Regional Hub.

-Receive applications for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone and Commercial Facility Exemption certificates and set a public hearing for October 14, 2019 on the same.

-Receive various recommendations from the Planning Commission and set public hearing for them on October 14, 2019.

-Consider setting priorities for the 2019 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% funding requests from City departments.

-Consider budget amendment for contract with Center for Research and Rural Studies (CARRS) for information regarding election process for Mayors.

-Presentation by Finance Director Mary Ann Kornexl on the 2020 Operating Budget.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/9.23.19.pdf

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – September 9, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, September 9, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Public hearing on ordinance to repeal Chapter 115 Entitled “Recreational Marihuana Establishments”, Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code and adopt new Chapter 115 entitled Recreational Marijuana Establishments to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and consider approval of the same.

-Public hearing on recommended rezoning request from CD-3L to CZ for a parcel at Canal and Riverview and consider approval of the same.

-Public hearing on recommended text change to Section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and consider approval of the same.

-Receive proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 11, 2019 on the same.

-Consider approval of resolution to amend 2019 Operating Budget.

-Receive revised assessment roll and consider amended resolution #5 for Special Assessment #1-18. (Alley reconstruction between Fancher and Kinney Streets.)

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/9.9.19.pdf.

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – August 26, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Street Superintendent Matt Weaver gave a departmental presentation.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 12, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 12, 2019.

3) Resolution recognizing the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen as a non-profit organization for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license.

4) Amended Resolution authorizing electronic submission of Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant application and commit required matching grant funds.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1045, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 30, Subsection 30.04 – Agenda of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items.

Approved the Resolution supporting fee recommendation for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) applications.

Received proposed ordinance to amend Title XI: General Business; Chapter 115: Recreational Marihuana Establishments of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Approved Resolution for referral to the Planning Commission to introduce an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act for strategy and negotiation session connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Made appointments to various board and commission vacancies.

Held a work session discussion on competitive criteria for recreational marijuana applications.

Adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – August 26, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday August 26, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Public hearing on amendment to Chapter 30 Subsection 30.04-Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and consider approval of the same.

-Consider resolution supporting fee recommendation for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) applications.

-Introduce an ordinance to amend Chapter 115 Entitled “Recreational Marihuana Establishments,” Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019.

-Consider resolution for referral to the Planning Commission to introduce an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410,A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/8.26.19.pdf.

Summary of Minutes of City Commission Meeting – August 12, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 12, 2019, 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 July 22, 2019.

2) Resolutions to adopt and implement a local pavement warranty program.

3) Receive proposed map amendment to rezone the property located at the northwest corner of Canal and Riverview from CD-3L, Sub-Urban Large Lot to CZ, Civic Zone and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

4) Receive recommended text change to section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

5) Receive proposed amendment to Chapter 30 subsection 30.04 – Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and set a public hearing for August 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

6) Authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Agreement with Renaissance Public School Academy for PEAK services for the 2019-2020 academic year.

7) Approve the appointment of Mayor Will Joseph as the voting delegate, representing the City of Mt. Pleasant at the Michigan Municipal League annual member’s meeting and appoint Vice Mayor Lori Gillis as the alternate.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on intent to designate a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone. No action taken at this time.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution designating a Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) West Broadway Commercial Redevelopment District No. 1 as presented. (CC Exh. 3-2019)

Heard appeal to the removal of dangerous trees on private property under City Ordinance 99.11 Tree maintenance, obstructions prohibited and reversed the request for the tree removal and asked that the property owners provide a written report to the DPW Director annually regarding the health of the tree.

Approved a resolution in support of exploring the creation of a recreational authority as a means to advance community dialogue regarding an aquatic center.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(h) of the Open Meetings Act to consider material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statute.

Accepted the initiative petition received under the MRTMA and approved the ballot language as presented for the November 5, 2019 election.

Held a work session discussion on recreational marijuana.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:17 p.m.