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Connections Summer/Fall 2019 Maintaining the roads in Isabella County - It’s a group effort What does it take to run a City, a Village, a Township, a County? There are many governmental agencies who work in tandem to provide a variety of services to residents and visitors. One example of multiagency coordination revolves around the repair/ reconstruction, maintenance and removal of snow from the roads.

The City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella County Road Commission (ICRC), Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT), and Central Michigan University (CMU) each have specific roadways for which they are responsible. For example, Mission Street and portions of Pickard Street and High Street fall under MDOT’s jurisdiction. The ICRC controls Broomfield, Isabella, and Deerfield Roads and portions of High Street and Pickard Street, to name a few. CMU is responsible for East Campus and West Campus Drive as well as other internal campus streets.

Welcome back, CMU and MMC

The City is pleased to welcome Central Michigan University and Mid Michigan College students to the Mt. Pleasant area for the 2019-2020 academic year. As part-year residents, students have the opportunity to explore the city while immersing themselves in college life. To make that transition easier, a home away from home guide was created. This information can be found on the “CMU & MMC Student Resident” page of the City’s blog. Topics include:

• Things to do in Mt. Pleasant • Utility set up and billing • Parking regulations • Parties

• Refuse and recycling

• Safety tips and more

Visit www.mpcityblog.com/studentresidents for complete information. City information can also be accessed via your mobile device with MP City Link. Download this free app through Apple Store or Google Play and secure the ability to report and track neighborhood issues, pay utility bills or parking tickets online, access the city calendar and register for activities. The City of Mt. Pleasant has created a map that designates which government agency is responsible for which specific roadway. This helpful reference tool can be found on the City of Mt. Pleasant’s website under Street Designation Map at www.mt-pleasant.org/maps.

Full year residents are encouraged to welcome our new student neighbors to Mt. Pleasant and share all that our community has to offer.


Absentee voting option now available to all registered voters Due to the November 2018 passage of a statewide ballot proposal, all registered voters in Michigan are now eligible to vote via absentee ballot without a specific reason. A written request to have an absent voter ballot mailed to you must be submitted to the City Clerk’s Office, 320 W. Broadway Street by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the election.

Absentee Voter Application Forms are available at the City Clerk’s office or can be found online at www.michigan.gov/sos. Absentee voter ballots may be issued to you at your home address or any temporary address outside of your city of residence and must be returned via mail or in person to the Clerk’s office by 8 p.m. on election day. All registered voters can now also request to be added to the permanent absentee voter list maintained by the City. Once an individual is on the permanent absentee voter list they will receive an application to vote absentee for every election. After the completed application to vote absentee is received by the Clerk’s office, a ballot will be mailed directly to the voter, eliminating a trip to the voting precinct on election day. If you have questions regarding absentee voting or being added to the permanent absentee voter list, call (989) 779-5361.

Mt. Pleasant Police Department hosts self defense class

Detective Sergeant Sabuda, Officer Covarrubias and Officer Nau led a Self Defense and Self Awareness Training class designed specifically for women. Attendees were taught how to be aware of their

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surroundings, as well as tactics for protecting themselves. Those who participated expressed how much they enjoyed the class and they look forward to future course offerings.

City Commission approves revised development agreement

The City Commission approved a revised purchase and development agreement for 410 W. Broadway Street, also referred to as Parcel B, which is currently owned by the city’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC).

In May 2018, Michigan Community Capital (MCC) submitted a development proposal for a 50,000 square foot mixed-use building which includes retail space for two tenants on the first floor; GreenTree Cooperative Grocery with the other to be determined. Floors 2-4 would include 47 apartments: six studio units, 30 one bedroom units, and 11 two bedroom units. Site development challenges include relocating the storm water line, lift station and power lines as well as removing site contaminants from past industrial operations. Soil and groundwater conditions also require specialized foundations.

Funding for this $16.9 million project will come from MCC guaranteeing a $4.7 million loan and investing $5.8 million of equity plus the use of new market tax credits. The Michigan Economic Development Corporation is also committed to help fund the project through grants. Purchase terms include MCC paying $65,000 for the land versus $360,000 due to tax abatements shifting from the original proposal of 100% to 50%. This means the City will immediately start receiving tax payments rather than having to wait for 15 years. Total city tax revenue over 15 years is estimated at $401,000, with all tax jurisdictions sharing an estimated total of $1.5 million.

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The agreement also allows apartment tenants to park in City Parking Lot 12 (64 spaces) and the City Hall Parking Lot (104 spaces). No reserved parking spots have been requested. There are 50 on-site parking spaces.

MCC is an independent, tax-exempt, non-profit which retains long-term ownership in buildings they develop. They invest in mixed use and multi-family rental projects.

Glow in the Park 5K run scheduled for September 13 Registrations are being accepted for the Glow in the Park 5K. Participants, dressed in their most intense glow gear, will enjoy a run through the City park system. Registered runners will receive a custom finisher medal, glow swag bag filled with glow-in-the-dark accessories, and a “Glow in the Park” t-shirt. Entertainment, games and refreshments will be available after the run. This event, scheduled for 8:30 p.m. on Friday, September 13, in Island Park, is open to participants of all ages. To register visit www.mt-pleasant.org/glowinthepark or call (989) 779-5331.

Outdoor film series runs through August

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks and settle in on the City Hall lawn at (320 W. Broadway St.) for this annual outdoor movie series. All films are free and begin at 8:30 p.m./ dusk. August 3: A Dog’s Purpose (PG) August 10: First Man (PG-13)

August 17: Wonder Park (PG), preceded by Public Safety Night

At 6:30 p.m., visit with area law enforcement agencies and have the opportunity to get up close to a wide variety of police and fire vehicles.

August 24: Forrest Gump (PG-13)

Movies by Moonlight, founded in 2012, is a joint partnership between the City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Bank and Max & Emily’s Eatery.

Important Information City Offices Closed; Refuse/Recycling Delayed Labor Day is Monday, September 2. City offices will be closed and refuse/recycling collection will be delayed one day, all week.

Community Information Line 989-779-5320 To assist residents who may not have access to a computer or social media channels, the City has dedicated a telephone line to share the latest updates on city services and other announcements. Weather related delays, possible road closures, and other information will be provided on this designated phone line. Please do not leave voicemail messages on this line because it is not monitored for messages.

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


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August

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series: Joshua Davis - 6pm Thrilling Thursdays: Great Escape - 6pm - Town Center Regular Meeting: Planning Commision - 7pm - City Hall

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Fly-In/Drive-In Pancake Breakfast: 8am - Airport Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street Movies by Moonlight: A Dog’s Purpose PG - 8:30pm- City Hall

Farmer’s Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Regular Meeting: Planning Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Farmer’s Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street

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Island Park Arts Pavilion Ribbon Cutting and Concert: 6pm - Island Park

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Farmer’s Market: 9am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Regular Meeting: DDA- 10am - City Hall Regular Meeting: Airport Advisory Board - 5:30pm - Airport Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series - Willie Nile - 6pm Thrilling Thursdays: Space is the Place - 6pm - City Hall

Farmer’s Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Regular Meeting: DDA- 10am - City Hall Regular Meeting: Airport Advisory Board - 5:30pm - Airport

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Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm

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Farmer’s Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street Movies by Moonlight: First Man PG-13 - 8:30pm- City Hall

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LDFA Meeting - 7am - Mid. Mich. Development Corp. Regular Meeting: Parks and Recreation - 7pm - City Hall

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Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Regular Meeting: ZBA - 7pm - City Hall

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Historic District Commision Meeting - 5pm - City Hall

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Farmer’s Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series: Brian Vander Ark - 6pm Thrilling Thursdays: Kidz Karnival - 6pm - Town Center

Regular Meeting: TIFA - 8:30am - City Hall Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Farmer’s Market - 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street Public Safety Night: 6:30pm - City Hall Movies by Moonlight: Wonder Park PG - 8:30 pm - City Hall

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Thrilling Thursdays: Battle of the Burgers - 6pm - Town Center

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series: The Paddlebots - 6pm Movies by Moonlight: Forrest Gump PG-13 - 8:30pm- City Hall

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Regular Meeting: TIFA - 8:30am - City Hall Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Regular Meeting: Parks and Recreation - 7pm - City Hall

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Regular Meeting: ZBA - 7pm - City Hall

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street

September 2

City Offices Closed: Trash/Recyling delayed one day, all week.

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Regular Meeting: Planning Commision - 7pm - City Hall

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street

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Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park Regular Meeting: DDA- 10am - City Hall Regular Meeting: Airport Advisory Board - 5:30pm - Airport

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Glow in the Park 5k Run: 8:30 pm -Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street Wings & Wheels: 10am - 2pm Airport

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Farmers’ Market: 7:30am - 2pm Island Park

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Farmers’ Market: 9am - 2pm Broadway Street

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Regular Meeting: TIFA - 8:30am - City Hall Regular Meeting: City Commission - 7pm - City Hall

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Regular Meeting: Parks and Recreation - 7pm

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Regular Meeting: ZBA - 7pm - City Hall

October

Farmers’ Markets scheduled through October

Both the Thursday and Saturday Farmers’ Markets are scheduled throughout October with the Thursday market in Island Park concluding on October 31 and the Saturday market completing the season on October 12. Please note, the Saturday, October 12 market will move from downtown to Island Park due to CMU’s Homecoming Parade.

Wings and Wheels event at Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport Chapter 907 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a Wings and Wheels event on September 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Area aviation and classic car enthusiasts are invited to the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport to view a variety of aircraft and automobiles from multiple decades. Food will be served from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A $3 public parking donation will be collected to help support youth aviation education.

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