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City of Mount Pleasant

Community Newsletter

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Summer / Fall 2018

Saturday Farmers’ Market moves to Broadway Street To accommodate its growing popularity, the Saturday Farmers’ Market in Mt. Pleasant has moved to Broadway Street between Main and University. Open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., selection of locally-grown foods, colorful plants, homemade baked goods and more. In partnership with Real Food Grows, the Saturday market debuted on Michigan Street earlier this summer, also a new location compared to previous years. However, with additional vendors and customers discovering the market, the space was quickly outgrown. “The move to Broadway Street brings the market to the heart of downtown,” said Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market Manager Carol Moody. “It’s a great atmosphere and a great opportunity for local businesses in the downtown too.” This season, the Saturday market has 13 registered vendors and four community organizations. “This is double what we saw last season,” said Moody. Since its opening on June 30, the Saturday market has welcomed 2,290 shoppers. The Saturday market runs through Oct. 13. Parking is available in lot #2 (Jockey Alley) and #3 (Town Center), and on Main and University streets. University from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market is also open on Thursdays at Island Park from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market, go to www.mt-pleasant.org/farmersmarket.

week of Sept. 24 30 minutes of free brush chipping during the week of Sept. 24. reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works no later than 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20. Reservations will be accepted beginning Sept. 10 and can be completed online, in person or by calling Public Works at (989) 779-5401. Brush chipping will be performed once per address at no cost for a period of up to 30 minutes. Residents may not transfer a portion of the 30-minute maximum to another resident. If residents have more brush than what can be chipped within the allotted 30 minutes, they have the option of being billed $1.82 per minute for each additional minute, or, at the time the reservation is made, can request crews stop at 30 minutes. Residents must adhere to the City’s regular brush chipping guidelines. A letter outlining the guidelines will be sent to registrants in advance. Brush chipping will be completed at curbside only. No chipping will occur in the alleys. chipping services for a fee. Residents may also take yard waste and brush to the Isabella County Materials Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road. To make a reservation or to learn more, contact the Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or publicworks@mt-pleasant.org, or


Recent News

City unveils new water bill

The City water bill has been given a makeover! Beginning in October, residents will notice a change in the layout of their utility bill.

‘Bike Route’ signs installed to connect neighborhoods and improve safety of bicyclists

The impetus behind the update was to improve readability and provide more space for the City to share information about its services, upcoming events, news and more.

Signs have been installed throughout the City to mark suggested routes for bicyclists to navigate around town.

“The look of the water bill has remained the same for more than a decade,” said Utility Billing Supervisor Sue Jones. “We hope our

The green signs that read, “Bike Route,” identify routes primarily located along roads with low speed limits and low

additional messaging helpful.” To see a sample of the new water bill, visit the City’s website at www.mt-pleasant.org.

neighborhoods, parks, schools and downtown. In most instances, bikes share the road with vehicles. This amenity is formally known as a neighborhood connector route and was developed as part of the greater Mt. Pleasant area’s nonmotorized transportation plan.

Drunk Driving (MADD) of Michigan for their work to put an end to impaired driving in the Mt. Pleasant community.

A map of the signed neighborhood connector bike route is available on the City’s website at www.mt-pleasant.org/maps.

City Commission approves ordinances on medical marihuana

reducing drunk driving deaths and injuries through education, prevention, policy or enforcement. Solmonson led the Mt. Pleasant Police Department last year with 67 operating while impaired (OWI) arrests.

The City Commission adopted ordinances related to the Michigan Medical Marihuana Facilities Licensing Act (MMMFLA) on June 11, 2018. These ordinances will permit the following: • • •

Up to 3 Provisioning Centers Up to 5 Class A Growers and up to 3 Class B or C Growers An unlimited number of Processors, Safety Compliance Facilities, and Secure Transporters

For additional information, including FAQs and links to the ordinances and related map, go to

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Facility Applications The City is not accepting applications for medical marihuana facilities at this time. Applications for medical marihuana facilities will be accepted beginning on Monday, October 1, 2018. The due date of applications and application fee will be set by resolution prior to October 1.

instructor and the region 5 coordinator for the state’s DRE procedure and law at the Delta College Police Academy. Award winners as they each made more than 25 OWI arrests in 2017. Award recipients were celebrated last month during the Lifesavers Recognition Luncheon presented by MADD Michigan.

All applicants must complete their Phase I approval through the (LARA) before making application to the City of Mt. Pleasant. Those applicants receiving pre-authorization from the City Clerk will be required to obtain a special use permit from the Planning Commission for their proposed facility location and complete the City to operate. The annual City licensing fee is $5,000.

Download MP City Link! • • •

Report and track the repair process of non-emergency issues Stay up-to-date on City news and events Pay City bills and tickets

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Register for Parks & Recreation activities And more!

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Welcome back, CMU and MMC!

The City is pleased to welcome the students of Central Michigan University and Mid Michigan College to the Mt. Pleasant area for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Community Reminders

As part-year residents, you will have the opportunity to explore your city while immersing yourself in college life. We would like to make that easier, so we created a guide to your home away from home!

CITY OFFICES CLOSED LABOR DAY; TRASH COLLECTION DELAYED

Find useful information on the “CMU & MMC Student Resident” page of the City’s blog, such as: • • • • • • •

Things to Do in Mt. Pleasant Utility Set Up and Billing Parking Rules and Restrictions Parties Refuse and Recycling Safety Tips and more!

The student resident page is located at www.mpcityblog.com/studentresidents.

Register today for the Glow in the Park 5K Illuminate the City of Mt. Pleasant during the Glow in the Park 5K on Friday, Sept. 14, presented by the Parks & Recreation Department. This fun run/walk event begins at 8:30 p.m. at Island Park. Participants will make their way through the City’s park system decorated in their most intense glow gear, such as bracelets, paint and necklaces. accessories and a “Glow in the Park” t-shirt. Following the event, there will be postrace entertainment and games including corn hole “bags,” volleyball, refreshments, food and more! Diggin’ for Glow Dough Glow in the Park is partnering with MY-104.3 in their Diggin for Glow Dough event that will take place prior to race start. Qualifying contests have an opportunity to dig up one of the prizes buried in the sand at Island Park volleyball courts. Register Today! Registration is $35 for those age 12 and older; and $27 for those under the age of 12. Registration prices increase the day of the event. To register for the Glow in the Park 5K or to learn more, go to www.mt-pleasant.org/glowinthepark.

We want to hear from you! is collecting input from community members regarding the quality of provided to walk-in customers, but the survey is also available online at www.mt-pleasant.org/customerservice. Thank you in advance for your time and thoughts!

be closed and refuse/reycling collection will be delayed one day all week.

YARD WASTE AND LAWN CARE

The depositing of dirt, litter and yard waste including grass clippings, weeds and twigs or other hazardous materials into any City street or alleyway is prohibited. During growing season, grass or weeds exceeding 12 inches in height may be cut by a representative of the City after notifying the last known owner of the property. mail or posted on the property. The City will have the lawn on the property cut three business days after providing the notice. The notice only needs to be given once per calendar year for the conditions on any parcel in the City, and the City may mow the property as many times as is necessary in order to meet the ordinance standards. Questions? Call Code Enforcement at (989) 779-5123.

ONLINE SERVICE CENTER

The City of Mt. Pleasant offers online payment options for various municipal services including: • • • • • •

Parking tickets Utility bills Tax bills Housing licenses Building permits Brush chipping

Go to www.mt-pleasant.org/residents/ online_service_center/ to learn more.


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Upcoming Activities & Events AUGUST

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street Public Safety Night - 6 p.m. at City Hall Movies by Moonlight “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” - 8:30 p.m. at City Hall

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City Commission- 6:30 at City Hall

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Historic District Commission - 5 p.m. at City Hall

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Special Meeting - Planning Commission- 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park TIFA / PSD Board - 8 a.m. at City Hall Max & Emily’s Concert Series “The Ragbirds” - 6 p.m. on Broadway Street Thrilling Thursday “Supersoaker Festivus” - 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at Island Park

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Broadway Street Movies by Moonlight “Coco” - 8:30 p.m. at City Hall

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Start Smart™ Sports Development Sampler - Early Registration Deadline

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Kickball Early Registration Deadline Canceled- Regular Meeting- ZBA

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street on Broadway Street Movies by Moonlight “Jumanji”- 8:30 at City Hall

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City Commission - 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

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Parks & Recreation Meeting- 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. 2 p.m. on Broadway Street Refuse/Recycling Collection Delayed One Day All Week

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park Planning Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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City Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park DDA Meeting - 10 a.m. at City Hall Airport Advisory Board - 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Airport

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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Local Development Finance Authority Board - 7 p.m. at Middle Michigan Development Corporation

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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City Commission- 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Parks & Recreation Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Regular Meeting- ZBA - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park CBD TIFA / PSD Board - 8 a.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park Planning Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day / Columbus Day City Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks, and settle in on the lawn at City Hall (320 W. Broadway Street) for the annual outdoor movie series, Movies by Moonlight. Made possible by Isabella Bank, all showings begin at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11: Public Safety Night / “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (PG-13)

Aug. 18: “Coco” (PG) Aug. 25: “Jumanji” (PG-13) This year’s media sponsorship is provided by WCFX-FM. The Movies by Moonlight event was founded by the City of Mt. Pleasant, CMU, Isabella Bank and Max & Emily’s Eatery.

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Historic District Commission - 5 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park DDA Meeting - 10 a.m. at City Hall Airport Advisory Board - 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Airport

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. on Broadway Street

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Island Park CBD TIFA / PSD Board - 8 a.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2p.m. on Broadway Street

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City Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Parks & Recreation Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Regular Meeting - ZBA - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Island Park

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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Halloween: Trick or Treating 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

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Mt.Pleasant, MI Quarterly Newsletter Summer/Fall 2018  

All of the latest updates for the City of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

Mt.Pleasant, MI Quarterly Newsletter Summer/Fall 2018  

All of the latest updates for the City of Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.

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