Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – October 14, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 14, 2019, at 7:02 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a proclamation to Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council Members recognizing “Indigenous Peoples Day – October 14, 2019.”

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 23, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held September 23, 2019.

3) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held September 30, 2019.

4) Received proposed 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 and set a public hearing for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 320 W. Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

5) Fireworks display on Saturday, December 7, 2019 and authorized Public Safety Director Paul Lauria to represent the City in the State of Michigan application process for a pyrotechnic display.

6) Appointment of Mayor William Joseph to the Study Committee for Recreation Authority.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a Public Hearing and approved the resolution approving the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Certificate for the property at 410 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for Michigan Community Capital as presented. (CC Exh 12-2019)

Held a Public Hearing and approved the Resolution approving the Commercial Facility Exemption Certificate at 410 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for Michigan Community Capital as presented. (CC Exh 13-2019)

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1049, an Ordinance to amend the zoning map of Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to rezone McGuirk Subdivision, Lots 1-10 from CD-3 to CD-4, with a Residential/Dwelling Use Only Special Requirement.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1050, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Section 154.411.C, Trash Receptacle Requirement of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to regulate recycling receptacle requirements.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1051, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Section 154.412, Parking, Loading, Driveway, Service, Storage, Drive Through, Trash Receptacle/Dumpster, Equipment, & Other Items Locations & Standards of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to permit stacked parking where parking areas are accessed only by a rear alley or rear lane and also a limited amount of stacked parking (up to 5 spaces) associated with a House that is used for a non-residential or mixed-use purpose.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1052, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Table 154.405.A, District Standards of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to modify standards for fences and walls, roofs, and driveways in the CD-3L (Sub-Urban Large Lot) and CD-3 (Sub-Urban) districts.

Approved the program guidelines for the Make It Mt. Pleasant program and authorized the Mayor to sign the agreement with Lake Trust Credit Union with amendment adding language that Economic Initiative Funds would cover the fees for permits that can be waived according to the policy out of that fund.

Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the time of use contracts with Consumers Energy for the Water Treatment Plant and the facilities at 1775 E. Broomfield Road as presented.

Held a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

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.

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – July 22, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 22, 2019, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Assistant Finance Director/IT Director Saladine introduced newly hired IT Specialist Travis Welsh.

Parks and Public Spaces Director Bundy introduced newly hired Parks and Grounds I employee Logan Schafer.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 8, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held July 8, 2019.

3) Bid of Fredrickson Supply of Grand Rapids, MI for an Articulated Wheel Loader and Snow Blower Attachment and a budget amendment for the same.

4) Purchase of two Ford F-450 cab and chassis from Jorgensen Ford Sales of Detroit, MI and dump bodies from Knapheide Truck Equipment of Flint, MI through the MIDeal extended purchasing program and a budget amendment for the same.

5) Resolution approving submittal of the grant application to the Michigan Arts Council for the 2020 Paint the Intersection project as presented.

6) Warrants and Payrolls.

Adopted the Resolution Of Intent To Designate A Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ); Tentative Neighborhood Enterprise Zone; Notice of Public Hearing for August 12, 2019. (CC Ex. 1-2019)

Adopted the Resolution Regarding Intent To Designate A Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD); Notice of Public Hearing for August 12, 2019. (CC Ex. 2-2019)

Received 3-hour parking enforcement options.

Formally committed $25,000 toward the Interlocal Pathway Connector Project Area B and authorized the City Manager to finalize partnership agreements with the Charter Township of Union on this project.

Continued work session discussion on Recreational Marihuana.

Adjourned without objection at 9:48 p.m.