Adult-Use Marihuana Retailer Selection Results

The City of Mt. Pleasant Adult-Use Marihuana Establishment Selection Committee has selected three applicants to receive conditional authorization to operate a Retailer establishment in the City:

EntityLocation
Lume Cannabis Co. 901 E. Broomfield
Lume Cannabis Co. 1207 N. Mission
House of Fire Provisioning1005 Corporate

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission adopted ordinances related to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) on September 9, 2019. These ordinances “opt in” to the state law allowing adult-use marihuana establishments to operate within the City subject to certain limitations.

In February 2020, the City received ten applications for three available Retailer licenses. Since more applications were received for Retailers than licenses available, the City held a competitive selection process intended to select applicants who are best suited to operate in compliance with the MRTMA in the City. Applicants submitted supplementary applications which were reviewed and scored by a selection committee comprised of City Clerk Jeremy Howard, City Planner Jacob Kain, and Director of Public Safety Paul Lauria.

At this time, the City is no longer accepting additional applications for Provisioning Centers or Retailers. But, applications for Growers, Processors, Secure Transporters, Safety Compliance Facilities, and Microbusinesses are still being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until numerical limits, where applicable, are reached.

Updated information regarding marihuana licensing can be found at
http://www.mt-pleasant.org/marihuana.

Topics to Watch at the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – May 26, 2020

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

  • Public hearing on proposed 2021-2026 Capital Improvement Plan.
  • Receipt of Local Development Finance Authority/Downtown Development Authority information and ability to provide grants to local businesses.
  • Consider resolution confirming administrative actions regarding recreational marijuana licensing dates.
  • Consider resolution temporarily permitting outdoor business activities.
  • Consider resolution in support of amending fees for summer 2020 PEAK.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: 

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2020/5.26.20.pdf

How to follow public meetings during this 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:

  1. Zoom Meeting information
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Meeting ID: 845 8763 2501

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Phone dial-in: (312) 626-6799

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    • 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 to comment@mt-pleasant.org either before or during the meeting. Individuals must include their name and address.

Recreational Marihuana Establishment Results

The Mt. Pleasant City Commission adopted ordinances related to the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA) on September 9, 2019. These ordinances “opt in” to the state law allowing recreational marihuana establishments to operate within the City subject to certain limitations.

Applications for retailers, growers, and micro-businesses are numerically limited and applications were due by 4:30 p.m. on February 28, 2020. As of the deadline, the City is in receipt of the following:

            Ten (10) applications for retailers (3 licenses available).

            No applications for Class A growers (5 licenses available).

            No applications for Class B growers (3 Class B and C licenses available).

            One (1) application for Class C growers (3 Class B and C licenses available).

            No applications for microbusinesses (2 licenses available).

Since more applications were received for retailers than the limits specify, the City will hold a competitive selection process, which will select applicants best suited to operate in compliance with the MRTMA. Applicants will be asked to submit supplementary applications which will be reviewed and scored by a selection committee. More information about the supplementary application process will be provided in the near future.

Since fewer applications were received for Class A growers, Class B and C growers, and micro-businesses than the limits specified, the City will continue to accept applications for those licenses on a first-come, first-served basis until the limits are reached. The City will also continue to accept applications for processors, safety compliance facilities, and secure transporters which are not numerically limited.

Updated recreational marihuana establishment information can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org/marihuana.

Summary of minutes of City Commission Meeting – November 11, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, November 11, 2019, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation to CMLife staff members recognizing the 100th Anniversary of Central Michigan Life (CMLife).

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held October 28, 2019.

3) Receive recommended naming request for Island Park Field #1 (Kaye Bouck) and set a public hearing for November 25, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

4) Approval of Demand Response Program with Consumers Energy.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget. No action required by the Commission at this time.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1053, an Ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and amendment to table 154.410.A. of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinance to regulate recreational marihuana establishments as special uses.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1054, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 133: FIREWORKS of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances to comply with state law.

Approved the proposal from AKT Peerless to provide environmental consulting services and additional testing at the former landfill site, located at 1303 N. Franklin Street, and amended the 2019 budget.

Authorized the Mayor to sign a letter of support for the Neighborhood Enhancement Program grant application.

Authorized a sole source contract with GameTime through OMNIA Partners Program for the purchase of two playground structures and amended 2019 budget.

Approved taking no action at this time and allow the Planning Commission to make recommendations as needed on the Zoning Ordinance.

Approved resolution supporting fee recommendations for recreational marihuana establishment applications as presented.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Union Township petition for improvements to McGuirk Street, Rosemarie Lane, Mamie Street and James Court in the McGuirk Estates Subdivision.

Approved re-appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Approved appointments as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Conducted a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:03 p.m.

Recreational (adult-use) Marihuana Information

Under the Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act (MRTMA), it is legal for adults, 21 years of age or older, to grow, possess and use marihuana within certain limitations. This act also creates a commercial market for recreational (adult-use) marihuana. Local regulations related to the commercial market for recreational marihuana were adopted by the City Commission (City Commission Approved Marihuana Establishments Ordinance). A citizen initiative ordinance has also been approved for the November 5, 2019 ballot (Citizen Initiative Recreational Marihuana Establishments Ordinance). 

A timeline and detailed information about the two ordinances are described below in the document below.

Recreational Marihuana Background Flyer

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – September 9, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 9, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 26, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 26, 2019.

3) Purchase of an additional RBC from American Resource Recovery Services of Sparta, MI and appropriate budget amendment.

4) Bid of MMI of Mt. Pleasant, MI for curbside recycling collection for 2020 through 2022 and allow for two additional one-year extensions.

5) Purchase of trailer from Pro-Tainer of Alexandria, MN and trailer from Scientific Brake of Mt. Pleasant, MI and appropriate budget amendment.

6) Purchase of two 2020 International HV507 SFA plow truck cab and chassis from Tri County International Trucks of Jackson, MI.

7) Contract with Fleis & Vandenbrink of Grand Rapids, MI to perform engineering services for the Multi-Jurisdictional Storm Water Master Plan project.

8) Continuation of purchase-buyback program with Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI for sixteen (16) 2020 pickup trucks.

9) Resolution approving contract with MDOT for trunkline maintenance.

10) Received proposed 2020 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

11) Resolution to amend 2019 Operating Budget.

12) Received fall 2019 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

13) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1046, an Ordinance to repeal Title XI, Chapter 115 RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS and add a new Chapter 115 RECREATIONAL MARIHUANA ESTABLISHMENTS of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1047, an Ordinance to amend the Zoning Map of Chapter 154: Zoning Ordinances of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to rezone a parcel of land at Canal and Riverview from CD-3L to CZ.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1048, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154, Subsection 154.114 – Non-Conforming Lots, Uses, Structures & Improvements of the Zoning Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas.

Approved the purchase of two Ford F-450 cab and chassis from Krapohl Ford of Mt. Pleasant, MI (replacing July action) and the appropriate budget amendment.

Adopted the standard MERS resolutions to allow offering 401 and 457 deferred compensation plans effective January 1, 2020 as presented and authorized the Finance Director to execute any necessary documents with MERS. (CC Exh 8-2019)

Received revised assessment roll and approved amended Resolution #5 for Special Assessment #1-18.

Conducted a work session discussion on 2019 Goals.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:00 p.m.

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – August 26, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 26, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Street Superintendent Matt Weaver gave a departmental presentation.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held August 12, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 12, 2019.

3) Resolution recognizing the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen as a non-profit organization for the purpose of obtaining a charitable gaming license.

4) Amended Resolution authorizing electronic submission of Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant application and commit required matching grant funds.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed Ordinance 1045, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 30, Subsection 30.04 – Agenda of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items.

Approved the Resolution supporting fee recommendation for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) applications.

Received proposed ordinance to amend Title XI: General Business; Chapter 115: Recreational Marihuana Establishments of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Approved Resolution for referral to the Planning Commission to introduce an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses.

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

Made appointments to various board and commission vacancies.

Held a work session discussion on competitive criteria for recreational marijuana applications.

Adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – August 26, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday August 26, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

-Public hearing on amendment to Chapter 30 Subsection 30.04-Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and consider approval of the same.

-Consider resolution supporting fee recommendation for Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) and Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) applications.

-Introduce an ordinance to amend Chapter 115 Entitled “Recreational Marihuana Establishments,” Title XI of the Mt. Pleasant City Code to allow certain establishments to be operated in accordance with state law and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019.

-Consider resolution for referral to the Planning Commission to introduce an ordinance to add a new subsection 154.410.B.4.b and to amend table 154.410,A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate marihuana establishments as special uses.

To view the entire meeting packet visit: http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/8.26.19.pdf.

Summary of Minutes of City Commission Meeting – August 12, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 12, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 22, 2019.

2) Resolutions to adopt and implement a local pavement warranty program.

3) Receive proposed map amendment to rezone the property located at the northwest corner of Canal and Riverview from CD-3L, Sub-Urban Large Lot to CZ, Civic Zone and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

4) Receive recommended text change to section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

5) Receive proposed amendment to Chapter 30 subsection 30.04 – Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and set a public hearing for August 26, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. on the same.

6) Authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the Agreement with Renaissance Public School Academy for PEAK services for the 2019-2020 academic year.

7) Approve the appointment of Mayor Will Joseph as the voting delegate, representing the City of Mt. Pleasant at the Michigan Municipal League annual member’s meeting and appoint Vice Mayor Lori Gillis as the alternate.

8) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing on intent to designate a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone. No action taken at this time.

Held a public hearing and approved the resolution designating a Commercial Redevelopment District (CRD) West Broadway Commercial Redevelopment District No. 1 as presented. (CC Exh. 3-2019)

Heard appeal to the removal of dangerous trees on private property under City Ordinance 99.11 Tree maintenance, obstructions prohibited and reversed the request for the tree removal and asked that the property owners provide a written report to the DPW Director annually regarding the health of the tree.

Approved a resolution in support of exploring the creation of a recreational authority as a means to advance community dialogue regarding an aquatic center.

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.

Accepted the initiative petition received under the MRTMA and approved the ballot language as presented for the November 5, 2019 election.

Held a work session discussion on recreational marijuana.

Adjourned the meeting at 10:17 p.m.

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – August 12, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, August 12, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Consider resolution in support of exploring the creation of a recreational authority -as a means to advance community dialogue regarding an aquatic center.
  • Receive recommended rezoning request from CD-3L to CZ for a parcel at Canal and Riverview and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 on the same.
  • Receive recommended text change to Section 154.114 to regulate the reconstruction of certain non-conforming parking areas and set a public hearing for September 9, 2019 on the same.
  • Introduce amendment to Chapter 30 Subsection 30.04-Agenda of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding the addition and or deletion of agenda items and set a public hearing for August 26, 2019 on the same.
  • Accept petition received for adult-use marijuana establishment and consider ballot language.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:

Click to access 8.12.19.pdf