Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 12, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.


Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation recognizing Indigenous People’s Day, October 12, 2020 to Maia Lynn Spotted-Tail and Erik Rodriguez on behalf of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council.


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 September 28, 2020 with corrections to vote count on amended motion regarding overnight parking.

2) Contract with C2AE for professional engineering services for a septage receiving station at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

3) Received recommended proposed rezoning ordinance for 623 S. Fancher from CZ (Civic Zone) to CD-3 (Sub-Urban) and set a public hearing on same for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

4) Received proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.


Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1057, an ordinance to provide for service charge in lieu of taxes for 1414 W. Broomfield.


Authorized the Mayor to sign the Municipal Services Agreement with the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission for 1414 W. Broomfield at 3% of annual shelter rents.


Passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1058, an Ordinance to amend Article VII: TRAFFIC CODE, Chapter 71 PARKING REGULATIONS, Sections 71.27 and 71.45 of the City Code of the City of Mt. Pleasant regarding parking and snow emergencies.


Received recommended text change to amend table 154.405.A to update district density in the CD-4 General Urban Character District and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.


Approved the Application for Off-Premises Tasting Room License from Blue Water Winery, LLC at 205 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant.


Postponed action on resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to change the term of office for commission members until a work session can be held on same.


Postponed action on resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to increase the term of office for the Mayor and Vice Mayor until a work session can be held on same.


Authorized the Mayor to sign a one-year extension to the labor agreement with the Mt. Pleasant Paid on Call Firefighter Association (POCF).


Approved the resolution supporting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order as presented. (CC Exh. 12-2020)


Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(c) of the Open Meetings Act for strategy and negotiation sessions connected with the negotiation of a collective bargaining agreement.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 28, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, September 28, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend section 71.27 and 71.45 of City Code regarding parking and snow emergencies and consider approval the same.
  • Public hearing on Gursky Limited, LLC DBA Motorless Motion job creation accomplishment through the Michigan Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and authorize the Mayor to sign the required documentation on the same.
  • Receive proposed ordinance for the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Payment In lieu of Taxes (PILOT) and the Municipal Services Agreement and set a public hearing for October 12, 2020 on the same.
  • Prioritize and approve submission of City requests for Fall 2020 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

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/85291700218?pwd=QnNaL2hvbnRBYnFBRVN0eldjZFMwdz09

Passcode: 010579

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.

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.