City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – September 10, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, September 10, 2018, 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 27, 2018.

2) Minutes of the closed session of the City Commission held August 27, 2018.

3) Received Industrial Facilities Tax Abatement application for American Mitsuba and set a public hearing for Monday, September 24, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. to hear public comment on same.

4) Received fall 2018 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal 2% funding requests from City Departments.

5) Received proposed 2019 Annual Operating Budget and set a public hearing for Monday, November 12, 2018 on same.

6) Resolution to amend 2018 Operating Budget.

7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1040, an Ordinance to Repeal Chapter 53, Section 53.01 – Storm Sewer District No. 1 of the Mt. Pleasant Code of Ordinances, in its entirety.

Confirmed the purchase and development agreement for 410 W. Broadway as recommended by the Economic Development Corporation.

Approved appointment of Josh Agardy to EDC/BRDA as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

Authorized the allocation of $4,450 of sidewalk funds to the proposed right of way improvements on Michigan and Illinois and authorized City staff to work with Sacred Heart representatives to coordinate the work.

Authorized the Mayor to sign the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission Environmental Review package for the 2019 Energy Performance Contract.

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

Conducted a work session discussion regarding setting the Medical Marihuana Application deadline.

Adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

City Commission Meeting Summary of Minutes – August 13, 2018

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, August 13, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Commission Chamber.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 23, 2018.

2) Sole-source purchase of a UniMac industrial grade gear washer/extractor unit from Universal Laundry Machinery, of Westland, MI.

3)Resolution setting fees for 4-on-4 Youth Basketball Program.

4) Resolution setting fee for Medical Marihuana Facility Application.

5) Authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to sign license agreements with CMU for the CMU    wayfinding signs placed in the City right-of way.

6) Authorize Mayor and Clerk to sign the agreement with Renaissance Public School  Academy for PEAK services for 2018-2019 academic year.

7) Purchase-buyback of three F-250 trucks from Krapohl Ford and appropriate budget amendment.

8) Authorize the Mayor to sign the contract extension with CoreSource for the next three years.

9) Warrants and Payrolls

Approved the 2018 Economic Development Action Plan as presented.

Appointed City Manager Nancy Ridley as the voting delegate representing the City of Mt.

Pleasant at the MML annual member’s meeting and appoint City Planner Jacob Kain as the alternate.

Conducted a work session on Sidewalk Snow Removal Bids/Draft Ordinance.

Adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

Summary of the May 29 City Commission meeting

See the video of the May 29, 2018 City Commission meeting here.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at 6:30 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Introduced newly hired Paid On Call Firefighter Brad Wahr.

2. Read a proclamation recognizing Special Olympics Michigan week, May 31 – June 2.

3. Presented a Neighborhood Mini Grant to South West Association of Neighbors.

4. Presentation of the 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.

5. Received petitions and communications.

6. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held May 8, 2018
  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held May 14, 2018
  • Bid of Apollo Fire Equipment Company of Romeo, MI for hydraulic rescue tools
  • Bid of Garber Contracting of Mt. Pleasant, MI for construction of the Mission Creek restroom facility and a budget amendment. In addition, advance approval for additional funds for the concession/warming area construction by Garber Contracting is approved if grants or donations are received
  • Outdoor dining application for Pure Vitality
  • Agreement with the USA Softball of Michigan for the Girls’ Fast Pitch State Tournament
  • Agreement with FAA for the PAPI light inspection and appropriate budget amendments
  • MDOT resolution authorizing a contract for continued operation and maintenance of the airport AWOS system until July 31, 2023
  • Warrants and Payrolls

7. Held a public hearing and approved the 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan.

8. Held a public hearing on proposed ordinance to add a new Chapter 112, entitled “Medical Marihuana Facilities” to allow certain facilities operated in accordance with state law and to add a new subsection 154.401.B.4.p. and to amend Table 154.410.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to regulate medical marihuana facilities as special uses. No action was taken by the Commission at this time.

9. Approved budget amendments for a) TIFA round planter removal; b) Additional staff
position in Public Works; and c) LDFA conceptual development design.

10. Conducted a work session discussion on barriers that exist for infill redevelopment and Economic Development action plan draft.

11. Adjourned at 9:20 p.m.

Summary of the May 14 City Commission meeting

See the video of the May 14 City Commission meeting here.

Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, May 14, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Consumers Energy Forrester gave a presentation on their upcoming line clearing program in the city.

2. Mayor Lents read and presented a proclamation recognizing “National Public Works Week–May 21-27, 2018” to City of Mt. Pleasant Public Works Director John Zang.

3. Received petitions and communications.

4. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held April 23, 2018
  • Bid of Central Asphalt of Mt. Pleasant, MI for 2018 Street Overlay Project
  • Received recommendation from the Planning Commission regarding zoning ordinance amendment to Section 154.410 and new ordinance Chapter 112
  • Introduced a proposed ordinance to amend Section 154.410.B.4.s.iv of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to correct a scrivener’s error within the special use standards for rooming dwellings and set a public hearing for Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. on same
  • Introduced a proposed ordinance to amend Article VII and Table 154.405.A of the Mt. Pleasant Zoning Ordinances to define “façade area” and to update standards for façade glazing in the CD-3L and CD-3 character districts and set a
    public hearing for Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. on same
  • Warrants and Payrolls

5. Approved resolution in support of Traffic Control Order #6-2018.

6. Considered whether a public hearing to adjust the 2018 millage rate should be held. No action was taken by the Commission.

7. Endorsed the Public Participation and Engagement Strategy Plan as presented.

8. Approved the agreement and rates and fees as recommended for rental of the “GumBuster” machine and authorized the Downtown Development Director to sign the agreement on behalf of the City.

9. Made appointment to the Parks & Recreation Commission.

10. Held a work session discussion on the 2019-2023 Capital Improvement Plan.

11. Adjourned at 8:16 p.m.