Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 11/23/2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 23, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission dated November 9, 2020.

2) Bids for 2021 Water Treatment Plant treatment (bulk) chemicals.

3) Bid for a brush chipper from Bandit Industries of Remus, MI.

4) Purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford for the addition of two trucks and the renewal of two trucks.

5) Confirmed the trade-in of a 2017 tractor and the purchase of a 2020 tractor from John Deere.

6) Resolution in support of final approval of TCO #3-2020.

7) Authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the $30,000 Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant application.

8) Authorized the Mayor to sign a one-year letter of agreement extension to the labor agreement with the TPOAM group.

9) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1061, an ordinance to amend Section 154.405.A to update standards in the CD-3L, CD-3 and CD-4 zoning districts regarding residential housing standards.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1062, an ordinance to amend Chapter 150 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to create a new division entitled “Property Standards” to regulate property conditions, to amend Section 150.99 and to repeal and relocate the regulations in Section 96.09 pertaining to inoperable vehicles.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1063, an ordinance to amend Chapter 50 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to amend the regulation of accumulation of solid waste and associated penalties.

Approved resolution for solid waste trash cart fees.

Set a public hearing for Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the application of GreenTree Cooperative Grocery for a loan through the CDBG Revolving Loan Fund Program.

Approved reappointments to various boards and committees as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act to consider the purchase or lease of real property.

Work session discussion on the proposed 2021 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:43 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 11/23/2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Public hearing on recommended text change to amend section 154.405.A to update standards in the CD-3L, CD-3 and CD-4 zoning districts regarding residential housing standards and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 150 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to create a new division entitled “Property Standards” to regulate property conditions, to amend Section 150.99 and to repeal and relocate the regulations in Section 96.09 pertaining to inoperable vehicles and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on an ordinance to amend Chapter 50 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to amend the regulation of accumulation of solid waste and associated penalties and consider approval of the same.
  • Consider resolution in support of final approval of Temporary Traffic Control Order #3-2020.
  • Consider resolution to amend implementation of multi-family unit optional trash carts.
  • Consider appointments to the various City boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

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Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – 11/9/2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 9, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Central Michigan University (CMU) President Robert Davies gave a presentation on the status of various aspects of activity at Central Michigan University.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 26, 2020.

2) Authorized contract with Tokio Marine HCC for health insurance stop loss coverage.

3) Awarded the Industrial Park South Detention Pond expansion project to The Isabella Corporation contingent upon EDA approval.

4) Continuation of the purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford for the purchase of 14 trucks.

5) Approved resolution extending the temporary permitting of outdoor business activities to March 14, 2021.

6) Received an ordinance to amend Chapter 150 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to create a new division entitled “Property Standards” to regulate property conditions, to amend Section 150.99 and to repeal and relocate the regulations in Section 96.09 pertaining to inoperable vehicles and set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

7) Received an ordinance to amend Chapter 50 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to amend the regulation of accumulation of solid waste and associated penalties and set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2021 Annual Operating Budget. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1059, an ordinance to rezone 623 S. Fancher from CZ (Civic Zone) to CD-3 (Sub-Urban).

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1060, an ordinance to amend table 154.405.A to update district density in the CD-4 General Urban Character District.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution to adopt the final version of the 2050 Master Plan as presented.

Failed motion to approve contract with Enterprise Fleet Management for the purchase of four trucks.

Failed motion to approve lowering the Building, Fire & Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals application fee to $175 to cover costs.

Denied the request to waive the Building, Fire & Sanitary Sewer Board of Appeals application fee.

Tabled action on recommendation from Principal Shopping District Board regarding special assessment billing until 2021 when more information would be available on snow removal options and costs in the Principal Shopping District.

Failed motion to adjourn the meeting and postpone the work session.

Work Session discussion on the proposed 2021 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:35 p.m.