Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – September 26, 2022

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 26, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room, 320 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan with virtual options.

Approved the Agenda as presented.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

5) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 12, 2022.

6) Minutes of closed session of the City Commission held September 12, 2022.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the establishment of an Industrial Development District (IDD) and adopted a Resolution to be submitted to the State Department of Treasury for the creation of the district.

Awarded contract for 2023 City Hall Retaining Wall Replacement Engineering Services to Williams and Works of Grand Rapids, MI and approved a budget amendment.

Received Commissioners’ top rankings for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe two percent allocations.

Received proposed ordinance to add a Chapter 116 to Title XI: Business Regulations of the City of Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances entitled “Electric Scooters/Skateboards” and set a public hearing for Monday, October 10, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

Appointed Bryan Chapman to fill the partial City Commission seat.

Adjourned the meeting at 7:57 p.m.

Topics to Watch at the VIRTUAL Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – March 8, 2021

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, March 8, 2021 at 7 p.m.

  • Public Hearing on ordinance to amend sections 52.12 and 52.29 of the City Code regarding cross connections and consider approval of same
  • Consider resolution extending temporary permitting of outdoor business activities.
  • Consider authorization for purchase of easements for approach slope clearing project.
  • Receive City requests for Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% allocations.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:  

http://www.mt-pleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2021/3-8-21.pdf

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 Public Act 254 of 2020, allowing public bodies to meet remotely. 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

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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.
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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 may email their comments.

Attendance to the meeting and participation during public comment periods will be conducted as follows:

• Members of the public must provide their name and address with their comments.

• Comments/Questions may be sent ahead of the meeting in writing or emailed to comment@mtpleasant.org.

• Individual commissioners can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Mary Alsager               malsager@mt-pleasant.org

Olivia Cyman               ocyman@mt-pleasant.org

Lori Gillis                     lgillis@mt-pleasant.org

William Joseph            wjoseph@mt-pleasant.org

Amy Perschbacher      aperschbacher@mt-pleasant.org

George Ronan             gronan@mt-pleasant.org

Pete Tolas                   ptolas@mt-pleasant.org

• Comments/Questions can be emailed to comment@mt-pleasant.org during the meeting and during normal public comment sections of the agenda.

• Comments sent via email will be read aloud to the Commission during the public comment periods.

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.

Summary of Minutes of the City Commission Meeting – December 9, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, December 9, 2019, at 7:02 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Parks and Public Spaces Director Bundy introduced newly hired Parks and Grounds staff Cody Anderson and Lisa Meyers.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held November 25, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held November 25, 2019.

3) Bid of F & K Tree Service, of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the 2020 and 2021 Tree Trimming and Removal project.

4) Resolution for Final Amended 2019 Operating Budget.

5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute an addendum to the existing farming contract at former Mt. Pleasant Center property with Robert Ervin for an additional one year.

6) Set first meeting of 2020 for Monday, January 13, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room, City of Mt. Pleasant, 320 W. Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Received report on review of medical marihuana ordinances. No action required by the Commission.

Approved Resolution approving the 2020 Annual Operating Budget and setting millage rate.

Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the sanitary sewer service contract with Nottawa Township as presented.

Authorized the Mayor or City Clerk to sign the amended Memorandum of Agreement with the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe for the former Mt. Pleasant Center Property as presented.

Approved a wage increase to base salary for the City Manager.

Cancelled the December 16, 2019 regularly scheduled City Commission meeting.

Authorized Finance Director Kornexl to approve the issuance of payrolls and warrants from December 10, 2019 through January 10, 2020.

Adjourned the meeting at 8:16 p.m.

Summary of minutes of City Commission meeting – October 14, 2019

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 14, 2019, at 7:02 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Joseph read and presented a proclamation to Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council Members recognizing “Indigenous Peoples Day – October 14, 2019.”

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 23, 2019.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held September 23, 2019.

3) Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held September 30, 2019.

4) Received proposed 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 and set a public hearing for Monday, November 11, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Chambers, 320 W. Broadway Street, Mt. Pleasant, MI.

5) Fireworks display on Saturday, December 7, 2019 and authorized Public Safety Director Paul Lauria to represent the City in the State of Michigan application process for a pyrotechnic display.

6) Appointment of Mayor William Joseph to the Study Committee for Recreation Authority.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a Public Hearing and approved the resolution approving the Neighborhood Enterprise Zone Certificate for the property at 410 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for Michigan Community Capital as presented. (CC Exh 12-2019)

Held a Public Hearing and approved the Resolution approving the Commercial Facility Exemption Certificate at 410 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant, Michigan for Michigan Community Capital as presented. (CC Exh 13-2019)

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1049, an Ordinance to amend the zoning map of Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to rezone McGuirk Subdivision, Lots 1-10 from CD-3 to CD-4, with a Residential/Dwelling Use Only Special Requirement.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1050, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Section 154.411.C, Trash Receptacle Requirement of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to regulate recycling receptacle requirements.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1051, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Section 154.412, Parking, Loading, Driveway, Service, Storage, Drive Through, Trash Receptacle/Dumpster, Equipment, & Other Items Locations & Standards of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to permit stacked parking where parking areas are accessed only by a rear alley or rear lane and also a limited amount of stacked parking (up to 5 spaces) associated with a House that is used for a non-residential or mixed-use purpose.

Held a Public Hearing and passed Ordinance 1052, an Ordinance to amend Chapter 154: ZONING ORDINANCE, Table 154.405.A, District Standards of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Mt. Pleasant to modify standards for fences and walls, roofs, and driveways in the CD-3L (Sub-Urban Large Lot) and CD-3 (Sub-Urban) districts.

Approved the program guidelines for the Make It Mt. Pleasant program and authorized the Mayor to sign the agreement with Lake Trust Credit Union with amendment adding language that Economic Initiative Funds would cover the fees for permits that can be waived according to the policy out of that fund.

Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the time of use contracts with Consumers Energy for the Water Treatment Plant and the facilities at 1775 E. Broomfield Road as presented.

Held a work session discussion on the 2020 Operating Budget.

Adjourned at 10:05 p.m.

Mission Creek Park Restroom Project Completed

The City of Mt. Pleasant was recently granted a Regional Prosperity Initiative 2018 Mini-Grant from the East Michigan Council of Governments to construct a year-round restroom facility at Mission Creek Park. This park is home to Hannah’s Dog Park, the Mission Creek Sled Hill, and various nature and hiking trails.

The new restroom facility is open seven days a week, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. during the winter months, and 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. from May to October.  The heated, well-lit facility features a universally accessible modern design which includes baby changing stations and an exterior security camera system.  A concession stand and winter warming station will open at a later date.

Chris Bundy, Director of Parks and Public Spaces for the City of Mt. Pleasant shared, “This project is a perfect example of how our community comes together, pools its resources and provides valuable amenities for all of its residents.”  He continued, “We are grateful to the community partners who, in addition to the mini-grant funding, made this project a reality.” Funding partners include: The City of Mt. Pleasant Capital Improvement Fund, Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe 2% distribution, Charter Township of Union and Mercantile Bank.

 

City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – October 8, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday,
October 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation to Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council
Members, recognizing “Indigenous People Day – October 8, 2018”.

Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation to Jerry Fountain with the Bowlers Hall of Fame, recognizing “Bowlers Hall of Fame Day – October 14, 2018”.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held September 24, 2018.

2) Set a special meeting for Monday, October 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the CMU Bovee University Center for the purpose of meeting with Central Michigan University Student Government Association.

3) Warrants and Payrolls

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1041, an
Ordinance to amend Chapter 30, Sections 30.04, 30.05, 30.06, 30.07, 30.08, 30.09, 30.10,
30.11, 30.13, 30.15 and 31.01 and add Section 30.16 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances having been introduced and read, now be passed, ordained and ordered published.

Held a public hearing and postponed action on changes to Section 98.37 of the Mt. Pleasant City Code regarding snow and ice removal until a work session discussion can be held.

Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(h) of the Open
Meetings Act for material exempt from discussion or disclosure by state or federal statue.

Conducted a work session discussion on 2019 Operating Budget.

Adjourned at 10:10 p.m.