Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – July 25, 2022

Chief of Police Lauria introduced and swore in Police Officer Mike Williams.

Mt. Pleasant Schools Superintendent Jennifer Verleger gave a presentation regarding the school resource officer program and additional services needed.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

5) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 11, 2022.

6) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held July 11, 2022.

7) Awarded contract to Denali Construction of Mt. Pleasant, MI and budget amendment for the Nelson Park shop renovation project.

8) Awarded contract to Denali Construction of Mt. Pleasant, MI for Island Park Restroom addition.

9) Received proposed ordinance amendment to §154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding registered student organization dwellings and set a public hearing for August 22, 2022.

10) Received proposed ordinance amendment to §154.410.C.2.B and Table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances regarding group “B” special regulated uses and set a public hearing for August 22, 2022.

11) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved a budget amendment for the purchase, setup and installation of Microsoft Office 365 and Barracuda SPAM and web filtering services.

Condolence letter which has been sent to Sister City Okaya, Japan was read aloud.

Approved and conducted a closed session.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:25 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission meeting held February 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, February 14, 2022, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Officer Darryl Johns was introduced as the City’s newest Police Officer and sworn in by Chief of Police Lauria.

Removed Item #11 from the agenda.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

(8) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held January 24, 2022, as amended.

(9) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held January 24, 2022.

(10) Received recommended text change to Section 154.414 of the City of Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to update band sign standards and delete reference to downtown Mt. Pleasant signage design guidelines and set a public hearing for Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

 (11) Removed from the agenda.

(12) Bid of Insight Pipe Contracting of Harmony, PA for the 2022 Sewer Relining Project and budget amendment for same.

(13) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on Special Assessment District 1-22, reconstruct the alley in the block between Michigan, Main, Broadway & University in the City and adopted Resolution #5 as presented.

Held a public hearing on Special Assessment District 2-22, reconstruct the alley between Broadway and Michigan from University to 115.5 feet east of Franklin in the City and adopted Resolution #5 as presented.

Held a Work Session discussion on the City’s Medical Marihuana Facilities and Adult-Use Marihuana Establishments ordinances.

Held a Work Session discussion on Childcare Stabilization Grant expenses.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:13 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the In-Person and Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – January 10, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 10, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Administer oath of office to Commissioners Assmann, Busch, Eke and Perschbacher.
  • Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor.
  • Consider resolution #1 and #2 to commence the proceedings for special assessment, tentatively determine the necessity, and set a public hearing for January 24, 2022, regarding the necessity of Special Assessment District #1-22 and #2-22.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2022/1-10-22.pdf

How to follow public meetings virtually:

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.

Zoom Meeting instructions via computer, phone, or dial-in number are as follows:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89106544011?pwd=bEFkNFpqa0NyOUIwUmd0Q2E1SWprdz09

Meeting ID: 891 0654 4011        

Passcode: 904615

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.

City Commissioners Take Oath of Office; Mayor and Vice Mayor Elected

At tonight’s City Commission meeting, newly elected commissioners, William Joseph and Olivia Cyman were given the oath of office by Interim City Clerk Chris Saladine. Immediately following, William Joseph was elected mayor and Amy Perschbacher was elected vice mayor.

2021 City Commission:

Mary Alsagar, Commissioner                   malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman, Commissioner                   ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Lori Gillis, Commissioner                         lgillis@mt-pleasant.org

William Joseph, Mayor                           wjoseph@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher, Vice Mayor               aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan, Commissioner                 gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Petro Tolas, Commissioner                      ptolas@mt-pleasant.org

City Commission meetings take place at 7 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month.

Due to COVID-19, City Commission meetings will take place as scheduled, but they will be electronically conducted meetings as allowed by Public Act 254 of 2020, allowing public bodies to meet remotely. 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.  What ‘topics to watch’ and Zoom sign-in information will be posted on the City of Mt. Pleasant Facebook Page, Twitter feed and blog (mpcityblog.com) the Friday before the City Commission meeting. 

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – January 11, 2021

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, January 11, 2021 at 7 p.m.

  • Administer Oath of Office to Commissioners Olivia Cyman and Will Joseph.
  • Election of Mayor and Vice Mayor
  • Consider Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) performance resolution for governmental agencies for the purpose of representing the City in transactions.
  • Consider approval of Airport Joint Operations and Management Agreement.
  • Consider recommendation from Principal Shopping District Board (PSD) on waiving penalties.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:  

How to follow public meetings during 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 Public Act 254 of 2020, allowing public bodies to meet remotely. 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/81166411379?pwd=S2NFQldFay81OThxNE1TOXByUnB0dz09

Passcode: 511483   

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 may email their comments.

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

• Members of the public must provide their name and address with their comments.

• Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting in writing or emailed to comment@mtpleasant.org.

• Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager                malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman                ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Lori Gillis                         lgillis@mt-pleasant.org

William Joseph            wjoseph@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher     aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan         gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Pete Tolas                      ptolas@mt-pleasant.org

• Comments/Questions can be emailed to comment@mt-pleasant.org during the meeting and during normal public comment sections of the agenda.

• Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment periods.

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.