Summary of Jan. 8 City Commission meeting

The video of the Jan. 8, 2018 City Commission meeting is available here.

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

1. Commissioner Lents was elected Mayor for 2018.

2. Commissioner Madaj was elected Vice Mayor for 2018.

3. Set time and day of regular meetings.

4. City Planner Kain gave a presentation on the upcoming 2018 Citizens’ Academy.

5. Received petitions and communications.

6. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held December 11, 2017
  • Receive proposed ordinance to amend Title V, Chapter 50, Section(s) 50.12 and 50.99 of the Mount Pleasant City Code regarding material collection licenses and penalties and set a public hearing for January 22, 2018 on same
  • Resolution in support of Final approval of Traffic Control Order #1-2018
  • Resolution in support of Final approval of Traffic Control Order #2-2018
  • Resolution authorizing MDOT contract for reimbursement for the 2017 Tree Abatement project
  • Appointments of City Officials to applicable City boards and commissions for 2018.

7. Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1032, an Ordinance to amend Title XIII, Chapter 132, Section(s) 132.03, 132.04 and 132.06 of the Mount Pleasant City Code regarding the purchase, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages by minors, furnishing or using fraudulent identification, and license sanctions, and to repeal Title XIII, Chapter 132, Section 132.07 of the Mount Pleasant City Code regarding preliminary breath tests.

8. Approved amendment to Motor Pool Budget for the replacement of a snow plow.

9. Approved Appointments to various City Boards and Commissions.

10. Approved proceeding with drafting of the general framework of ordinances with regard to MMMFLA leaving open issues for discussion and scheduling a work session at the earliest available time.

11. 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 statute.

12. Adjourned the meeting at 8:34 p.m.

Summary of Dec. 11 City Commission meeting

Pictured above: Mayor Kathy Ling with Commissioners Jim Holton (left) and Mike Verleger, whose terms as City Commissioners expire Dec. 31, 2017. Holton has served since 2006 and Verleger since 2015. Thank you for your service to the City of Mt. Pleasant! 

The video of the Dec. 11, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Received petitions and communications.

2. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting and closed session of the City Commission held November 27, 2017
  • Minutes of the special meeting of the City Commission held November 28, 2017
  • Contract with Ferguson Waterworks of Grand Rapids, MI, for 2018 water meter purchase
  • Bid of Garber Contracting, Inc. of Mt. Pleasant, MI for Island Park East Storage Building Rehabilitation
  • Authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign the agreement to share captured tax value generated by the Campus Commons Development between the Mission/Pickard
    DDA Board and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority
  • Resolution for Final Amended 2017 Operating Budget
  • Set first meeting of 2018 for Monday, January 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission Room
  • Receive an ordinance to amend Title XIII, Chapter 132, Section(s) 132.03, 132.04 and 132.06 of the Mount Pleasant City Code regarding the purchase, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages by minors, furnishing or using fraudulent identification, and license sanctions, and to repeal Chapter 132 Section 132.07 regarding preliminary breath tests and set a public hearing for Monday, January 8, 2018 on same
  • Warrants and Payroll.

3. Held a public hearing and denied the amendment to Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Plan for West Broadway Revitalization site #3.

4. Adopted resolutions amending fees and charges for water rates, sewer rates, brush pickup and Parks and Recreation.

5. Adopted resolution approving the 2018 Annual Operating Budget and setting millage
rate.

6. Appointments to various City Boards and commissions as recommended by the Appointments Committee.

7. Approved bonus to the City Manager.

8. Canceled the December 18, 2017 regularly schedule City Commission meeting.

9. Authorized Finance Director Mary Ann Kornexl to approve the issuance of payrolls and warrants from December 12, 2017 through January 5, 2018.

10. Adjourned at 9:08 p.m.

SUMMARY OF NOV. 27 CITY COMMISSION MEETING

The video of the Nov. 27, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Received petitions and communications.

2. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Nov. 13, 2017
  • Bids for 2018 Water Treatment Plant treatment (bulk)
  • Bid of JBS Contracting, Inc., of Mt. Pleasant, MI for the Island Park West Storage Building Rehabilitation Project
  • Authorize the Mayor to sign a two-year contract with EHIM for all PBM services related to the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Section 125 pharmacy plan for both active and retiree enrollees
  • 2018 Facilities License Agreements for Mt. Pleasant Little League, Mt. Pleasant Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball and Mt. Pleasant Baseball and authorize staff to sign subsequent agreements if no changes are made
  • Warrants and Payroll

3. Held a public hearing on proposed ordinance to amend Title XIII, Chapter 132, Section(s) 132.03, 132.04 and 132.06 of the Mt. Pleasant Code regarding the purchase, consumption, and possession of alcoholic beverages by minors, furnishing, or using fraudulent identification, and license sanctions and Section 132.07 regarding preliminary breath tests. There was no action taken by the Commission at this time.

4. Postponed action on Resolution to amend the Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)
plan for Central Business District.

5. Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign the amended reimbursement agreement for 510-600 W. Pickard as presented.

6. Received recommended amendment to Brownfield Redevelopment Authority Plan for
West Broadway Revitalization site #3 and set a public hearing for Monday, December 11,
2017 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

7. Received 2018 No Fee Brush Pick-up Guidelines/Program and fee structure.

8. Appointments to various City boards and commissions as recommended by the
Appointments Committee.

9. Conducted a Work Session – Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act
(MMMFLA) discussion.

10. Approved and conducted a closed session pursuant to subsection 8(a) of the Open Meetings Act, to consider a periodic personnel evaluation of a City employee as requested by that employee.

11. Adjourned the meeting at 9:55 p.m.

Summary of the July 24 City Commission Meeting

The video of the July 24, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 24, 2017, at 7:01 p.m., in the City Commission Room.

1. Received petitions and communications.

2. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held July 10, 2017
  • Authorize the Mayor and Clerk to sign a three year contract as approved by the labor attorney with Brown & Brown of Central Michigan for Broker services
  • Bid of Carrier and Gable, Inc. of Farmington, MI for flashing school crossing signs as a replacement for the July 10 award to Traffic Safety Corporation and approve the appropriate budget amendment
  • Fee/Charges Policy Guidelines as presented
  • Payroll and warrants

3. Received recommendation from MMMFLA Ad Hoc Committee and set a work session for Monday, August 14, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.

4. Denied contract with APM for mosquito control.

5. Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the contract with Renaissance Public School Academy for PEAK services as presented.

6. Confirmed the purchase and development agreement for 410 W. Broadway as
recommended by the EDC.

7. Recessed at 7:44 p.m. and went into a work session on City Commission goals for 2018.

8. Adjourned the meeting at 9:42 p.m.

Summary of the July 10 City Commission meeting

The video of the July 10, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, July 10, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the City Commission Room:

1. Department of Public Works Director Zang introduced newly hired Water Treatment
Plant Superintendent Jamie Hockemeyer.

2. City Manager Ridley gave an update on flood activity.

3. A moment of silence was observed for deceased members of Commissioners’ families.

4. Received petitions and communications.

5. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 26, 2017
  • Bid of Traffic Safety Corp. of Sacramento, CA for the purchase of 14 Solar LED Flashing School Crossing Signs
  • Resolution in support of modifying the July Board of Review date
  • Resolution extending MDOT contract for continued operation and maintenance of the airport AWOS
  • Payrolls and warrants.

6. Held a public hearing on the special assessment roll for Special Assessment #01-17 and
considered approval of resolution #5 for approval of the roll and setting of payment terms for the Principal Shopping District Special Assessment.

7. Motion to approve Resolution #5 for approval of the roll and setting of payment terms for the Principal Shopping District Special Assessment #01-17 failed.

8. Confirmed a contract with Republic Services for disposal of flood damaged items and
approved allocation of funds within the Solid Waste Fund to cover the cost as
recommended.

9. Conducted a work session on Fee/Charges Policy Guidelines.

10. Postponed work session “Goals Discussion for 2018” to a later date.

11. Adjourned the meeting at 7:59 p.m.

Summary of the June 26 City Commission Meeting

The video of the June 26, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 26, 2017, at 7 p.m., in the City Commission Room

1. Removed “Worksession: Goals discussion for 2018” from the agenda.
Received petitions and communications.

2. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held June 12, 2017
  • Authorized the purchase of a 2017 Ford F-150 from Krapohl Ford and authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign the purchase-buyback contract
  • Resolution in support of the Sean Stanton Memorial Community Slow Roll
  • Received draft of Fee/Charges Policy Guidelines
  • Payrolls and warrants

3. Held a public hearing on Special Assessment #01-17. Approved Resolutions #3 and #4
regarding Principal Shopping District Special Assessment #01-17 as presented.

4. Confirmed contracts with W&B Underground of Indian River, MI and Block Electric, of Weidman, MI to perform emergency electrical repairs at Island Park as well as the appropriate budget amendment for this work.

5. Adjourned the meeting at 7:28 p.m.

Summary of the June 12 City Commission Meeting

The video of the June 12, 2017 City Commission meeting is available here.

Below is the Summary of Minutes of the regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, June 12, 2017, at 7:02 p.m., in the City Commission Room:

1. Director of Public Works Zang introduced newly hired Street Superintendent Matt Weaver.

2. Received petitions and communications.

3. Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

  • Minutes of the regular meeting and two closed sessions of the City Commission held May 22, 2017
  • Resolution to approve and authorize the City Manager to sign facilities license agreements
  • Resolutions #1 and #2 to commence proceedings for Principal Shopping District Special Assessment 1-2017, tentatively determine the necessity and set public hearing for June 26, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to receive public input on necessity
  • Receipt of appointment of Mayor Ling to the Appointments Committee
  • Appointment of Police Captain Latham as alternate to the 9-1-1 Central Dispatch Governing Board
  • Set special meeting for August 7, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. for work session on Zoning
    Ordinance
  • Payrolls and warrants

4. Approved the bid of M & M Pavement Marking of Grand Blanc, MI for the 2017 Pavements Markings bid.

5. Authorized the City Manager to execute Agreement with Northern Initiatives, authorized the transfer of CLP funds to Northern Initiatives, and appointed committee members.

6. Approved an amendment to the contract with Countyline Power for additional $60,000 for the installation of pedestrian lighting on West Broadway Street from Harris to Maxwell.

7. Approved Ordinance 1025, an Ordinance to approve the Third Amendment to the Mission Street-Pickard Avenue District Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan proposed by the Mt. Pleasant Downtown Development Authority and to provide for the collection of Tax Increment.

8. Divided Capital Improvement Plan motion into two parts: 1) Fire Safety Grant Program and 2) Remainder of 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan.

9. Approved Fire Safety Grant Program portion of 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan.

10. Approved remainder of 2018-2022 Capital Improvement Plan.

11. Approved the amended Outdoor Dining Policy.

12. Approved the outdoor dining applications for The Coffee Room-Narrativality Coffee Roasters and Pleasant City Coffee.

13. Authorized the Mayor and Clerk to execute the assessing contract as presented with Coucke Property Services, LLC.

14. Appointed Chris Coucke through Coucke Property Services, LLC as the Mt. Pleasant City Assessor in place of Mary Ann Kornexl as the interim Assessor.

15. Authorized the Mayor to sign letters of support for a bicycle passing law as presented.

16. Approved appointment of George Ronan to Historic District Commission.

17. Adjourned at 8:29 p.m.