Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 26, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda as presented.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

5) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 12, 2022.

6) Minutes of closed session of the City Commission held September 12, 2022.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the establishment of an Industrial Development District (IDD) and adopted a Resolution to be submitted to the State Department of Treasury for the creation of the district.

Awarded contract for 2023 City Hall Retaining Wall Replacement Engineering Services to Williams and Works of Grand Rapids, MI and approved a budget amendment.

Received Commissioners’ top rankings for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations.

Received proposed ordinance to add a Chapter 116 to Title XI: Business Regulations of the City of Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances entitled “Electric Scooters/Skateboards” and set a public hearing for Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

Appointed Bryan Chapman to fill the partial City Commission seat.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:57 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 26, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation on Mt. Pleasant city landfill finding study by David Adler of Mannik Smith Group.
  • Presentation by Building Official Brian Kench on sustainability efforts/plans.
  • Public hearing on the establishment of an Industrial Development District for DL Wilson Properties located at 1219 N. Mission Street and consider resolution on the same.
  • Receive and ordinance to add a Chapter 116 to Title XI: Business Regulations of the City’s Code entitled, “Electric Scooters/Skateboards” and set a public hearing for October 10, 2022 on the same.
  • Consider recommendation from the Appointments Committee for the City Commission vacancy.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81042677480?pwd=WGEvOWpWN2o3cS94YXhDUWtSN3JUZz09

Meeting ID: 810 4267 7480

Passcode: 241648

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.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch           ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke               meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher       aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan             gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 12, 2022

Mayor Perschbacher acknowledged Vice Mayor Olivia Cyman’s resignation from the City Commission.

Commissioner Alsager was elected Vice Mayor for the remainder of 2022 by a majority vote of the Commission.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

5) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 22, 2022.

6) Appointed voting delegate and alternate for the MML 2022 Annual Convention.

7) Contract extension with MMI of Mt. Pleasant, MI for municipal recycling curbside collection services for one year.

8) Contract with OHM Advisors of Mt. Pleasant, MI for design and oversight of the M-20 Bridge project.

9) Received Fall 2022 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments. 10) Received proposed 2023 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

11) Received resolution to amend 2022 operating budget.

12) Support and approval of MPACF grant application submission for automatic CPR machines for the Fire Department.

13) Warrants and Payrolls.

Cancelled the scheduled public hearing on David Wilson’s request to consider establishing an Industrial Development District and set a new public hearing for Monday, September 26, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

Approved resolution supporting land acknowledgement statement.

Staff directed to conduct community outreach and research signage for local roadways in regards to jake braking being prohibited within the City.

Mayor Perschbacher designated Commissioners Assmann and Eke to the Appointments Committee.

The Appointment Committee recommended and the Commission unanimously approved Jim Catlin to the LDFA Board to fill a vacancy with a term ending 12/31/24.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(1)(h) of the Open Meetings Act.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:57 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 12, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation on the Boil Water Advisory issued Thursday, September 1, 2022.
  • Quarterly update from Jim McBryde of Middle Michigan Development Corporation (MMDC).
  • Receive proposed 2023 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 14, 2022 on the same.
  • Public hearing on the establishment of an Industrial Development District for DL Wilson Properties located at 1219 N. Mission Street.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83985724037?pwd=ZWo2aVc5cjRjVHZGNmtsdTNzUlRZUT09

Meeting ID: 839 8572 4037

Passcode: 902399

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.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Mt. Pleasant City Commission Vacancy

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission has one vacancy due to Vice Mayor Olivia Cyman relocating to East Lansing. Applications for this open position are being accepted now through September 14, 2022. The Appointments Committee will consider applications and make a recommendation to the full City Commission at the September 26, 2022 meeting. This appointed term would expire on May 2, 2023. Application information is available at the City Manager’s Office as well as http://www.mt-pleasant.org/boards_and_commissions/.   

Nominating petitions to run for this open seat, which term runs from May 3, 2023 – December 31, 2023, are available at City Hall, office of the City Clerk, 320 W. Broadway Street, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday will be available in mid-November. Completed nominating petitions which require a minimum of 50, and a maximum of 80 certified signatures may be filed with the City Clerk starting Monday, December 19, 2022.  The deadline to file is 4 p.m. on Tuesday, January 17, 2023. For nominating petition information visit: https://bit.ly/2YLFvzs 

The City election will take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 22, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 22, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Item #6, “Set Public Hearing for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to consider establishing an Industrial Development District for parcel 17-000-18319-00; more commonly known at 1219 N. Mission Street” was added to the consent calendar.

Received the following petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 8, 2022.

3) MDOT resolution authorizing the approval of a contract to receive funds for the design work for the Taxiway A Rehabilitation Project.

4) Contract with Mead & Hunt for engineering design and bid letting for the Taxiway A Rehabilitation Project and authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the agreement.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

6) Set Public Hearing for Monday, September 12, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. to consider establishing an Industrial Development District for parcel 17-000-18319-00; more commonly known at 1219 N. Mission Street.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1083, an Ordinance to amend §154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding registered student organization dwellings.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1084, an Ordinance to amend §154.410.C.2.B and table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding group “B” special regulated uses.

Approved moving forward with installation and operation of an outdoor ice rink during the 2022-2023 winter season from the hours of 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. (depending on ice conditions) at a cost not to exceed $7,000.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:31 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 22, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 22, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding registered student organization dwellings and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 154.410.C.B and Table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding group “B” special regulated uses and consider approval of the same.
  • Outdoor ice rink consideration for 2022-2023 operations.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86456402388?pwd=L2Z0Q3lRMzlVQzN5SkppMlBpUytrUT09

Meeting ID: 864 5640 2388

Passcode: 972430

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.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch           ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman               ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke               meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher       aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan             gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 8, 2022

Water Plant Operators Alexander Swick and Zach Griffith were introduced.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

6) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 25, 2022.

7) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held July 25, 2022.

8) Purchase from JWC Environmental of Santa Ana, CA of a rebuilt 2022 grinder assembly.

9) Waived fees for Downtown Pitch Competition being held November 9, 2022.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved a second Youth Services Unit Officer position.

Approved a resolution approving the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Social District and budget amendment for same.

Held a work session discussion regarding potential housing program.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:13p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – August 8, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, August 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider approval of purchase from JWC Environmental for a rebuilt 2022 channel grinder assembly.
  • Follow-up discussion on Youth Services Unit (YSU) Officer.
  • Consider resolution approving the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Social District and approve a budget amendment for the same.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the City Commission Meeting will be held in person in the City Chambers/City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) with virtual attendance options as well. Non-voting participants may view the meeting live on the City’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/MtPleasantMi/, on Spectrum Charter channel 188 or via Zoom.

If a virtual option becomes unavailable due to technical difficulties, the meeting will continue as scheduled. Residents who would like to provide a comment during the appropriate time are welcome to come to the meeting at City Hall, or email their statement to comments@mt-pleasant.org.

To participate via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82886370984?pwd=VHBKbWRWc1ZlU255bFVBaFBmZU5FQT09

Meeting ID: 828 8637 0984

Passcode: 544863

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.

Virtual attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

  • Members of the public are asked to provide their name and address with any comments.
  • Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting, or during the meeting via email to comment@mt-pleasant.org. Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment period.

Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Brian Assmann            bassmann@mt-pleasant.org

Elizabeth Busch          ebusch@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman              ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan            gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Persons with disabilities needing assistance to participate may call the Human Resources office at (989) 779-5314. Persons requiring speech or hearing assistance may contact the City through the Michigan Relay Center at 711. A 48-hour advance notice is necessary for accommodation.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – July 11, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda as presented.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

2) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 27, 2022.

3) Resolution authorizing Michigan Art and Cultural Council 2023 arts project mini-grant submission for painting the intersections.

4) Appointed Sarah Parrott as the Officer Delegate and Susanne Gandy as the alternate to represent the City at the 2022 MERS Annual Meeting.

5) Purchase of a Vacall 2023 model street sweeper through the Sourcewell government purchasing program.

6) Purchase of a Ventrac 2023 model tractor from Spartan Distributors.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1082, an Ordinance to amend §154.410.B.4 and table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding child care centers and group day care homes.

Adopted the 2023 goals and objectives as presented.

Consensus of the Commission to provide a land acknowledgement resolution for adoption at a future meeting and statement to be read prior to each meeting going forward.

Discussed enforcement, speed limits, geography and attorney opinion in regards to the Motor Vehicle Code. Director Lauria will consult with the Michigan State Police and report his findings to the Commission.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to Section 8(1)E of the Open Meetings Act to consult with the City Attorney regarding trial or settlement strategy in connection with pending litigation in Pure Releaf N Union LLC v City of Mount Pleasant, 20-16511; Cedjo Services & N-East Services v City of Mount Pleasant, 20-16504; and Cary Investments v City of Mount Pleasant, Court of Appeals Case No. 357862, for the reason that an open meeting would have detrimental financial effect on the litigating or settlement position of the City; and, pursuant to MCL 15.268(1)(h), discuss written confidential legal opinions with the City Attorney which are exempt from disclosure by state or federal statute.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:59 p.m.