City Commission Nominating Petitions Available

Nominating petitions for the office of City Commissioner are available at the Clerk’s office at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. These petitions must contain no less than 50, and no more than 80 signatures of registered city voters.

Completed nominating petitions may be filed with the City Clerk starting Monday, June 26, 2023. The deadline to file is 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

Two City Commission positions are available for the term January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2026. The terms of current Commissioners Brian Assmann and Brian Chapman are expiring December 31, 2023. 

The city election will take place on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.

Summary of Minutes from the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 22, 2023

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, May 22, 2023, 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:

6) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 8, 2023.

7) Appointed Employee Delegate and Officer Delegate to MERS annual meeting.

8) Confirmed appointment of Christine Witmer as City Treasurer and Christopher Saladine, Assistant Finance Director as Deputy Treasurer.

9) Amended contract for bond counsel and municipal financial advising services with Dickinson Wright and a revised contract with Bendzinski & Co.

10) Contract with Pro Surfaces of Harrison, MI as well as a budget amendment for the conversion of the existing tennis courts at Horizon Park to four pickleball courts.

11) Contract with Grand River Construction of Hudsonville, MI for the replacement of the M-20 Pedestrian Bridge.

12) Payrolls and Warrants.

Held a public hearing and adopted a Resolution for inclusion in the DWSRF program.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1088, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 39: Human Rights of the City of Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to match compliance with changes in State law regarding gender expression and religious freedoms.

Held a public hearing on the proposed 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). No action required at this time.

Held a work session discussion on sidewalk snow removal.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:13 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 22, 2023

Here are the topics to watch at the next in person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 22, 2023 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation of the 2022 Community Improvement Awards.
  • Public hearing on the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) final project plan for Water Treatment Plant improvements and consider resolution approving the same and designate an authorized project representative.
  • Public hearing on an amendment to Chapter 39: Human Rights of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

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/81721260129?pwd=bnFEaGpqUHJ6bTdpMWlkYmJZRkNrZz09

Meeting ID: 817 2126 0129

Passcode: 310457

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

Bryan Chapman          bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

Boomer Wingard        bwingard@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 – 5/8/2023

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, May 8, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda with the addition of the Oath of Office for Bryan Chapman.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

13) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held April 24, 2023.

14) Contract with C & I Building Maintenance of Sparta, MI for roof restoration (Sections 6 & 7) on the Public Safety Building and approved payment for supplies through Tremco Manufacturing of Beachwood, OH.

15) Contract with Rocky Ridge Development LLC of Sylvania, OH for removal of lime residual.

16) Contract extension with Vredeveld Haefner for audit services.

17) Received proposed amendment to Chapter 39: Human Rights of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances and set a public hearing for Monday, May 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

18) Set a public hearing for Monday, May 22, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. for public comment on the DWSRF final project plan for Water Treatment Plant improvements.

19) Amended Resolution for Development District License for China Master Restaurant, Inc.

20) Payrolls and Warrants.

Voted to make no change to the 2023 millage rate.

Held a work-session discussion on the 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:26 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 8, 2023

Here are the topics to watch at the next in person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, May 8, 2023 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation of the 2022 Annual Comprehensive Financial Report.
  • Presentation on Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) project.
  • Consider whether a public hearing to adjust the 2023 millage rate should be held.
  • Presentation and discussion on 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

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/87354884880?pwd=K1VteEQ3Q2lTUGF2OXAzaDZnWUhJZz09

Meeting ID: 873 5488 4880

Passcode: 971366

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

Bryan Chapman           bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke               meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher       aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

Boomer Wingard         bwingard@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 – April 24, 2023

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 24, 2023, 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:

8) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held April 10, 2023.

9) Enhanced Access to Public Records Policy and resolution setting fees for same.

10) Payrolls and Warrants.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution in support of the Public Gathering Spaces Initiative grant application.

Adopted the proposed 2024 goals and objectives with the addition of adopting a climate change plan.

Held a work session discussion on the 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – April 24, 2023

Here are the topics to watch at the next in person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7 p.m.

  • Presentation recognizing 2023 Mt. Pleasant Citizens’ Academy participants.
  • 2022 Annual Report from Jim McBryde of Middle Michigan Development Corporation.
  • Public hearing on the Public Gathering Spaces Initiative grant proposal as required by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and approve resolution for the same.
  • Consider adoption of 2024 Goals and Objectives.
  • Presentation and discussion of 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

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/89060906722?pwd=N2dXT3A2OVg4b28wTWR2UnozL0NDdz09

Meeting ID: 890 6090 6722

Passcode: 674072

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

Bryan Chapman          bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

Boomer Wingard        bwingard@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 – 4/10/2023

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, April 10, 2023, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Assistant Police Chief Bliss introduced and swore in Mt. Pleasant Police Officer Cole McGregor.

Approved the Agenda with the removal of Item #8, “Public Hearing To Amend Chapter 110: General Licensing of the Code of Ordinances.”

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

3) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held March 27, 2023.

4) Resolution authorizing an amendment to the Standard Lighting Contract with Consumers Energy for removing streetlights at no cost to the City at Packard and Pickard (M-20) for MDOT road reconstruction.

5) Budget amendment for downtown visual enhancements.

6) Received proposed 2024-2029 Capital Improvement Plan and set public hearing for May 22, 2023 on same.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

City Manager Desentz gave a presentation on 2024 Goals and Objectives. No action taken. Request by Commission to add language on diversity and inclusion.

Adopted the proposed downtown master plan.

Set a public hearing for Monday, April 24, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. on the Public Gathering Spaces Initiative grant proposal as required by the MEDC.

Approved the Broadway Central concept as proposed for 2023 and allow staff to engage in discussion with business owners on the expansion of outdoor seating opportunities.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:12 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – April 10, 2023

Here are the topics to watch at the next in person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, April 10, 2023 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 110: General Licensing and consider approval of the same.
  • Presentation on 2024 Goals and Objectives and consider adoption.
  • Consider adoption of the 2023 downtown strategic plan.
  • Consider approval to continue with the 2022 hybrid approach for Broadway Central for the 2023 season and engage in discussions with business owners on expansion.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

How to follow public meetings:

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/87664798421?pwd=N09GTWhrR2VVRVFHMEFkMnhxTWRYQT09

Meeting ID: 876 6479 8421

Passcode: 414356

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

Bryan Chapman          bchapman@mt-pleasant.org

Maureen Eke              meke@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

Boomer Wingard        bwingard@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.

Election Day – May 2, 2023

On May 2, 2023 an election will be held to elect one individual to the Mt. Pleasant City Commission.

The candidate on the ballot is:  Bryan Chapman

For detailed voter registration and ballot information visit www.mi.gov/vote.

Precinct Consolidation:

Please note precinct locations for the May 2, 2023 election.

  • Precincts 1 & 2: Ganiard Elementary School, 101 S. Adams
  • Precincts 3 & 4: Pullen Elementary School, 251 S. Brown
  • Precinct 5: Vowles Elementary School, 1560 S. Watson

Permanent Absentee Voters:

Permanent absentee voters have been mailed an application for a ballot. If you wish to vote in this election you must return the application by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023. A ballot will then be mailed to you. Ballots can be mailed to the City Clerk’s office (320 W. Broadway Street) or placed in the ballot drop box located in the City Hall parking lot.

Absentee Voting:

For those not on the Permanent Absentee Voter list, you can submit a request for an absentee ballot to the City Clerk’s office by mail, or email (clerk@mt-pleasant.org). This must be completed by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2023.

Absentee voting at the Clerk’s Office is available beginning Thursday, March 23, 2023 during regular business hours with additional hours on Saturday, April 29, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and on Monday, May 1, 2023 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Voter Registration:

If you are currently not registered to vote, you can register online at  https://mvic.sos.state.mi.us/ or mail in the voter registration application found online. This must be completed by April 18, 2023.

After April 18, 2023 voter registration will be available at the City Clerk’s office. Please bring a proof of residency and a photo ID. This can be done until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.

Election Day Information

Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Need a ride to and from the polls? I-Ride is offering free rides. Call (989) 772-9441 to schedule.