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.

Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 26, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held Monday, October 26, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.

Fire Chief Beltinck gave a presentation on the Fire Department.

Received petitions and communications.

Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held October 12, 2020.

2) Minutes of the electronically conducted Closed session held October 12, 2020.

3) Authorized extension of the agreement with Coyne Oil for the purchase of fuel until December 31, 2025 as presented.

4) Authorized the Mayor and City Clerk to sign an agreement with Alltel Corporation for co-location on the cell tower at 805 S. Bradley.

5) Resolution authorizing the Mayor and Clerk to sign the amended Street Lighting Contract with Consumers Energy for the removal of a street light near 700 Edgewood Drive.

6) Set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 on the expected Planning Commission recommendation to amend Section 154.405.A to update standards in the CD-3L, CD-3 and CD-4 zoning districts regarding residential housing standards.

 7) Warrants and Payrolls.

Approved the resolution adopting the Articles of Incorporation for the Mid-Michigan Aquatic Recreational Authority as presented.

Approved extending the authority of utility billing staff to set up payment plans until March 31, 2021 and support the reinstatement of water shut-offs beginning December, 2020.

Approved the electronic participation procedures for virtual meetings as presented. (CC Exh 13-2020)

Held a work session discussion on the 2050 Master Plan.

Adjourned the meeting at 9:40 p.m.

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

Here are the topics to watch at the next virtual Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for Monday, October 26, 2020 at 7 p.m.

  • Consider resolution to adopt Mid-Michigan Aquatic Recreational Authority Isabella County, MI Articles of Incorporation.
  • Consider extending the authority for utility billing payment plans and reinstating utility billing shut offs.
  • Set a public hearing for November 23, 2020 on the expected Planning Commission recommendation to amend section 154.405.A to update standards in the CD-3L, CD-3 and CD-4 zoning districts regarding residential housing standards.

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Summary of Minutes of the Mt. Pleasant City Commission Meeting – October 12, 2020

Summary of Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held on Monday, October 12, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.


Mayor Joseph read and presented a Proclamation recognizing Indigenous People’s Day, October 12, 2020 to Maia Lynn Spotted-Tail and Erik Rodriguez on behalf of the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Council.


Received petitions and communications.


Approved the following items on the Consent Calendar:

1) Minutes of the electronically conducted regular meeting of the City Commission held September 28, 2020 with corrections to vote count on amended motion regarding overnight parking.

2) Contract with C2AE for professional engineering services for a septage receiving station at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

3) Received recommended proposed rezoning ordinance for 623 S. Fancher from CZ (Civic Zone) to CD-3 (Sub-Urban) and set a public hearing on same for Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m.

4) Received proposed 2050 Master Plan as recommended by the Planning Commission and Parks & Recreation Commission and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.

5) Warrants and Payrolls.


Held a public hearing and passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1057, an ordinance to provide for service charge in lieu of taxes for 1414 W. Broomfield.


Authorized the Mayor to sign the Municipal Services Agreement with the Mt. Pleasant Housing Commission for 1414 W. Broomfield at 3% of annual shelter rents.


Passed, ordained and ordered published Ordinance 1058, an Ordinance to amend Article VII: TRAFFIC CODE, Chapter 71 PARKING REGULATIONS, Sections 71.27 and 71.45 of the City Code of the City of Mt. Pleasant regarding parking and snow emergencies.


Received recommended text change to amend table 154.405.A to update district density in the CD-4 General Urban Character District and set a public hearing for November 9, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. on same.


Approved the Application for Off-Premises Tasting Room License from Blue Water Winery, LLC at 205 W. Broadway St., Mt. Pleasant.


Postponed action on resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to change the term of office for commission members until a work session can be held on same.


Postponed action on resolution approving charter amendment ballot language to increase the term of office for the Mayor and Vice Mayor until a work session can be held on same.


Authorized the Mayor to sign a one-year extension to the labor agreement with the Mt. Pleasant Paid on Call Firefighter Association (POCF).


Approved the resolution supporting the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Emergency Order as presented. (CC Exh. 12-2020)


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

Topics to watch at the City Commission meeting – October 14, 2019

Here are the topics to watch at the next Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, October 14, 2019 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street.

  • Presentation by McKenna & Associates on the 2050 Master Plan.
  • Public hearing on an application for a Neighborhood Enterprise Zone (NEZ) certificate and Commercial Facility Exemption Certificate for the property at 410 W. Broadway and consider approval of the same.
  • Public hearing on recommended rezoning request for McGuirk Subdivision.
  • Public hearings on various recommended text changes from the Planning Commission.
  • Receive recommended 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 November 11, 2019 on the same.
  • Consider approval of Make it Mt. Pleasant program information (downtown rent subsidy program) and agreement with Lake Trust Credit Union.

To view the entire meeting packet visit:  http://www.mtpleasant.org/docs/board/city.commission/agendas/2019/10.14.19.pdf