Summary of Minutes of the Virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – July 12, 2021

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 12, 2021, at 7:00 p.m.

Introduced recently hired City employee Micah Kemler, Water Resource Recovery Facility Operator.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 28, 2021.

2) Bid of Denali Construction of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the replacement of three bridge decks at Broadway and Leaton Streets.

3) Received proposed ordinance to amend Section 154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to update special use permit conditions and requirements for two-family dwellings and set a public hearing for August 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

4) Received proposed ordinance to amend Section 154.410.B.4 of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to update special use permit conditions and requirements for accessory dwelling units and set a public hearing for August 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

5) Appointed employer delegate and alternate for the 2021 MERS Annual Meeting.

6) Set a special meeting for Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. for City Manager interviews.

7) Authorized the Mayor to sign the Reciprocal Parking Space Lease Agreement for Parking Lot #6 with Isabella Bank as presented.

8) Resolution authorizing the City Manager to accept the American Rescue Funds as presented.

9) Warrants and Payrolls.

Received a proposed ordinance to amend section 154.410.B and table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to permit multiple-family dwellings as a special use in the CD-3-character district and set a public hearing for August 9, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

Postponed action on liquor license policies and applicable fees until further information is available.

Approved the Website Policy as presented. (CC Exh. 7-2021)

Approved the updated Self-Insurance Fund Operating Policy as presented. (CC Exh. 8-2021)

Approved Resolution Attachment B to put the four-year term language on the November 2021 ballot. (CC Exh. 9-2021)

Received reports regarding changes to overnight parking and downtown sidewalk snow removal.

Passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1069, an Ordinance to amend Chapter GENERAL PROVISIONS, §10.05 DEFINITIONS and Chapter 91: ANIMALS of the Mt. Pleasant City Code of Ordinances.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:47 p.m.

Road and Parking Lot Improvement Projects to Begin June 7

The Gaylord Street reconstruction project will begin on Monday, June 7 and continue through Saturday, July 31, 2021. Gaylord Street and sidewalks will be closed from Mission Street to Fancher Street. Gaylord Street will only be open to local traffic, no thru traffic permitted.

Kinney Street, Arnold Street and adjacent alleys will also be closed at Gaylord Street for the duration of the project.

The mill and resurface project for the Division of Public Safety’s parking lots is scheduled from June 7 – June 25, 2021. The public may park across High street in the southeast corner of the Ric’s Grocery store parking lot.