Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – February 28, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, February 28, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual attendance options.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

3) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held February 14, 2022.

4) Reappointment of Rachel Blizzard to the TIFA Board.

5) Authorized contract for 2022 Pavement Marking Project to M&M Pavement Marking of Grand Blanc, MI and approved budget amendment.

6) Set a public hearing for Monday, March 14, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. for the purpose of receiving public comments related to Green Tree Cooperative Grocery, Inc.’s performance as required under the CDBG-RLF program.

7) Amendment to the 2022 budget for engineering services for the WRRF rehabilitation project.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the spending plan for PEAK Childcare Stabilization Grant funds as presented.

Awarded contract to The Isabella Corporation of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2022 Sidewalk Project and approved budget amendment.

City Engineer Stacie Tewari reviewed Downtown Alley Reconstruction Fire Suppression Evaluation.

Conducted a Work Session Discussion on development philosophy.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:16 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Hybrid Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – February 28, 2022

Here are the topics to watch at the next in-person, as well as virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, February 28, 2022 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider setting a public hearing for March 14, 2022 as required for Green Tree Cooperative Grocery, Inc. through the Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
  • Consider approval of spending plan for PEAK Childcare Stabilization Grant funds and consider budget amendment on the same.
  • Correspondence from City Engineer Stacie Tewari regarding downtown alley reconstruction project fire suppression evaluation.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2022/2-28-22.pdf

How to follow public meetings:

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.

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.

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

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Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

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  • 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.

PEAK to provide Day Camp for students during holiday break; register today!

Registration is open for the PEAK program’s “Recess – School’s Out Day Camp.” The all-day program is designed to entertain and enrich local youth in grades K-6 when school is not in session over the holidays. Offered Dec. 22, 27, 28 and 29 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., PEAK Day Camp includes dynamic sports, lively games, arts and crafts, and team-building activities. Camp is held at Mt. Pleasant Middle School.

Registration fees are as follows:

  • City Resident / MPPS Student: $30 per day
  • Non-City Resident / Non-MPPS Student: $35 per day

Scholarship rates are also available:

  • Scholarship – City Resident / MPPS Student: $15 per day
  • Scholarship – Non-City Resident / Non-MPPS Student: $20 per day

(Scholarship rate is based on free/reduced lunch income guidelines)

The Mt. Pleasant PEAK program is administered by the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Mt. Pleasant Public Schools. PEAK provides all school-age children with educational, enrichment and recreational activities in a fun and safe environment.

For more information or to register, call Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation at (989) 779-5331 or visit www.mt-pleasant.org/PEAK and click on “Specialty Camps.”

 

PEAK volunteer earns United Way award

MAGGIE United Way AwardPEAK program volunteer Maggie Klumpp is among the 2017 recipients of the LIVE UNITED award for her continuous dedication to the Mt. Pleasant area’s after-school program. Presented by the United Way of Gratiot & Isabella Counties, the award honors key volunteers for their work to improve the community.

Nominated for the award by PEAK Coordinator Mary LaChance, Klumpp donates her time to the PEAK participants at West Intermediate School five days a week. “Maggie attended PEAK until she graduated high school and has since been a wonderful volunteer and addition to our team,” said LaChance. “She always greets everyone with a smile and high five, and encourages the current PEAKers to never stop reaching for their goals.”

LaChance calls Klumpp a positive role model for students and a “staple” of the PEAK program. “We are so glad Maggie is continuing to be a part of our PEAK family by graciously volunteering her time with us,” said LaChance. “She is truly an inspiration.”