Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 12, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 12, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance for Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Payment In lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and Municipal Services Agreement and consider approval of the same.
  • Consider approval of an ordinance to amend section 71.27 and 71.45 of City Code regarding parking and snow emergencies as postponed from September 28, 2020.
  • Receive proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and Parks and Recreation Commission and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 on the same.
  • Consider resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to change the term of office for commission members.
  • Consider resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to increase the term of office for the mayor and vice mayor.

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 the Governor’s Executive Order and the 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/85049577042?pwd=bThLZjk0dHdCSitGZU1SYXM5eWJ1UT09

Passcode: 644394

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 must email their comments.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 14, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 14, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

James McBryde, President of MMDC gave a quarterly update on MMDC activities.

City Planner Kain gave an update on the 2020 Census progress.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held August 24, 2020.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted Closed session held August 24, 2020.

3) Authorized the purchase of an unmarked (non-patrol) vehicle through the MiDeal program.

4) Received proposed amendment to Article VII: TRAFFIC CODE, Chapter 71 PARKING REGULATIONS, Sections 71.27 and 71.45 of the City Code of the City of Mt. Pleasant Code regarding parking and snow emergencies and set a public hearing for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

5) Set a public hearing for September 28, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for Gursky Limited, LLC (Motorless Motion) as required through the CDBG program.

6) Authorized a three-year agreement with Consumers Energy for continued participation in their demand response program.

7) Received proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

8) Resolution to amend 2020 Operating Budget.

9) Received Fall 2020 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

10) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved service contract at 0% PILOT with 5% service fee for first five years and reset to 10% PILOT after five years in regard to the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission’s potential purchase of property at 1414 West Broomfield.

Approved the contract amendment with Fleis and Vandenbrink for $20,600 for the multi-jurisdictional storm water study and the appropriate budget amendment.

Approved the resolution as presented authorizing the Mayor to sign the easements for the Isabella County Drain Commissioner for the Mission Creek Drain and the supplemental agreement as presented. (CC Exh. 11-2020)

Approved a contract amendment with L.D. Cocsa for the 1MG Reservoir Bypass Project and the appropriate budget amendment.

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.

Postponed the work session discussion on Potential Property Maintenance Ordinance.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:08 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 14, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 14, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider request from Housing Commission Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT).
  • Receive proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 on the same.
  • Consider approval of resolution to amend 2020 Operating Budget.
  • Consider approval of Mission Creek Dam easement to the Isabella County Drain Commissioner.

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 the Governor’s Executive Order and the 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/82437771093?pwd=WjZJNUphb0xPbmZ3U1U3Q0ttaVUzQT09

Meeting ID: 824 3777 1093

Passcode: 745152

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 must email their comments.

Broadway Street reconstruction

The Broadway Street reconstruction project is currently slated to begin on May 13th and conclude by June 28th.  During this time the road, portions of the storm sewer, sidewalk and curbing will be replaced between Main Street and the Grand Central Railroad (west of Mountain Town Station.)

Street and Sidewalk Closure Information

Broadway Street will be closed to all through traffic. A detour will route vehicular traffic from Main Street to Pickard Street to Harris Street. Access to businesses and City Hall along this route will be maintained the majority of the time. Sidewalk removal will take place along both sides of Broadway Street near the railroad crossing as well as the area between Main and Washington Streets. Pedestrian traffic will be limited.

Parking

Access to parking in the City Hall parking lot will be sporadic during construction.  All other city parking lots will be open.

Alternative Parking Options

Island Park (Gate opens at 7 a.m. Please note the Farmers’ Market takes place every Thursday beginning June 6.)

Lot 12: South side of Broadway Street, access from Oak Street.

Lot 3: Town Center, access from Main Street.

Lot 10:  In front of Riverview Apartments, access from Mosher Street.

Oak Street:  Parallel parking on the west side of the street.

Pine Street:  Parallel parking from Broadway to Michigan Street.

Washington Street:  Parallel parking on both sides of the street.

Lot 2: Jockey Alley

City Hall

City Hall will remain open during construction and will always be accessible via Island Park and the Oak Street pedestrian bridge.

Utility Billing

During construction, city residents are encouraged to pay their utility bills online at http://www.mt-pleasant.org/residents/online_service_center/ or by mail.

Project Updates

Updated information will be provided on the City’s social media channels, newsletters, blog (mpcityblog.com,) as well as the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320.

City of Mt. Pleasant 2/12/19 Winter Storm Update: Cancellations and Street Parking Reminder

Due to the winter storm, below is a list of current closures and reminders from the City of Mt. Pleasant.

Updates to this list will be posted on the following social media accounts, City of Mt. Pleasant Blog and the Community Information Line:

City of Mt. Pleasant @mtpleasantmi Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety @mtppublicsafety Facebook page

City of Mt. Pleasant Twitter @MtPleasantMI

City of Mt. Pleasant Public Safety Twitter @mtppublicsafety

City of Mt. Pleasant Blog; mpcityblog.com

Community Information Line  (989) 779-5320

CANCELLATIONS for 2/12/19:

Mt. Pleasant Fire Department Job Fair scheduled for from 6-8 p.m.

Historic District Commission Meeting scheduled for 5:00 p.m.  Rescheduled for 3/12/19 at 5:00 p.m.

STREET PARKING:  Please remember to not park on City streets.  This will help our Street Department clear our streets quickly and efficiently during this winter storm.

As a reminder, from Dec. 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019, on-street and City lot parking is prohibited in non-downtown areas from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. On-street parking is prohibited downtown from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the year.

Winter Reminders: Snow Removal and Parking

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – With the arrival of winter, the City of Mt. Pleasant is reminding community members of the following snow removal and parking practices.

SNOW REMOVAL

 For All Property Owners:  For the safety of your family and neighbors, please clear your sidewalk of snow, including your mailbox approach, within 24 hours after inclement weather.

For Commercial and Industrial Property Owners:  Commercial and property owners are required to clear sidewalks within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rainfall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day).  In this case, snow must be cleared by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday.

If the snow or ice is too hard to remove, the owner must spread enough sand or other abrasive material to make travel safe, and as soon as weather permits, must clear a path of at least 48 inches in width.

Code enforcement officers can write a municipal civil infraction ticket to commercial and industrial property owners who do not fulfill this requirement of the ordinance.  For further information, contact Assistant Fire Chief Michael Dunham at (989) 779-5123 or mduhnam@mt-pleasant.org.

OVERNIGHT PARKING

From Dec. 1, 2018 to April 1, 2019, on-street and City lot parking is prohibited in non-downtown areas from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. On-street parking is prohibited downtown from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. throughout the year. Those found in violation are subject to a fine.

Enforcement of this parking restriction may not occur each night, but will be enforced at times to help keep the streets clear and safe.

For those with overnight parking permits, several City parking lots have designated areas where overnight parking is allowed. For more information about parking permits, please contact the Division of Community Services at (989) 779-5347.