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Connections Spring/Summer 2019 City residents begin work on Master Plan

During the week of April 8, hundreds of people came out to share their vision for our City, and helped start the process of creating a new Master Plan document which will chart the City’s development over the next 30 years. Through a reiterative process including discussions, online surveys, site visits, and design exercises led by the City’s consultant McKenna & Associates, consensus was found on issues ranging from transportation, parks and recreation, housing, downtown, and the Mission Street corridor. McKenna & Associates will continue to work with the City to process the input received from the community and prepare a draft 2050 Master Plan. Adoption of the new plan is expected in 2020. Master Plan updates can be found online at www.mtpleasant2050.

City of Mt. Pleasant receives Redevelopment Ready Community Certification This honor, announced by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) recognizes Mt. Pleasant as being “thoroughly prepared” when it comes to planning and zoning, as well as removing traditional barriers and promoting opportunities for prospective investors. A comprehensive assessment was conducted and the City was evaluated on transparency, predictability and efficiency in their economic practices. Mt. Pleasant is the first community in the Michigan Prosperity Region 5 (which includes Arenac, Bay, Clare,

Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland and Saginaw counties) to receive this certification. To reach certification, the City undertook several notable projects which include a new city-wide character based zoning ordinance, an update to the city’s economic development strategy, improvements to the development review process, a documented community engagement guide, and development of a new community wide brand and marketing strategy.

Meet here. Community rebrand around town Meet here is a movement, created by the community and fueled by local pride. The meet here campaign is versatile and has endless possibilities for residents, businesses, and service organizations to make it their own while still incorporating the community brand. MS activists. Meet here. Many backgrounds. Meet here. Mentors and minds. Meet here. Musicians. Meet here. Michiganders. Meet here. _______. Meet here. Follow Rep. John Moolenaar and Dan and Jennifer Digmann’s lead and share your meet here experience at #MeetMtP and visit @Meetheremtp on Facebook. If you need information regarding how to obtain the meet here logo contact Darcy Orlik, Director of Public Relations, City of Mt. Pleasant at dorlik@mt-pleasant.org.


Fourth annual Citizens’ Academy wraps up

Greeks Clean the Streets

Participants of the fourth annual Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant were celebrated for their completion of the program at the April 22 City Commission meeting.

Members of the CMU Greek community were recognized by the City Commission for their work with the Greeks Clean the Streets program. Established in 2011, this event creates volunteer opportunities for CMU Greek students to get involved in the community. During the April snowstorm Phi Sigma Sigma members bundled up in their winter gear and picked up trash littering some of our City’s neighborhood streets.

Designed to engage members of the community to expand their knowledge of the structure and functions of local government, community members attended seven sessions throughout February, March and April which explored the City’s day-to-day operations. For more information about the Citizens’ Academy visit, www.mtpleasant.org/ citizensacademy. To receive email notifications regarding future academies contact City Planner, Jacob Kain at (989) 779-5346 or jkain@mt-pleasant.org.

Congratulations to the 2019 Citizens’ Academy participants: Joshua Adams Melanie Duke Maureen Eke Jerell Erves Joe Fleming Erick Fredendall Gregory Hanley Yannis Haveles Erica Hopcraft Azharul Islam Blaine Long

Jim McBryde Matt Mertz Brian Mitchell Amy Motz Christy Onstott Darcy Orlik Amy Perschbacher Allan Riggs Martha Riggs George Ronan Melinda Stacer

Coneys for a Cause The community is invited to feast on coney dogs while helping the youth of Isabella County at the 14th annual Coneys for a Cause from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on June 12 at the Pixie Restaurant, 302 N. Mission Street. All net proceeds will benefit the Mt. Pleasant Police Youth Services Unit (YSU) and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region. Pre-orders will be taken until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11 and can be emailed to ysu@mt-pleasant.org. Order forms can be found at www.mt-pleasant.org under Quick Links.

Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series

Broadway Street reconstruction As we welcome the warmer temperatures, we also delve into road improvement season. The Broadway Street reconstruction project is currently slated to begin on May 13th and conclude by June 28th. During this time the road, storm sewer, portions of the sidwalk and curbing will be replaced between Main Street and the Grand Central Railroad (west of Mountain Town Station.) Traffic will be detoured from Main Street to Pickard Street to Harris Street. Access to City Hall and businesses along this route will be maintained during the majority of the project. Updates will be provided on the City’s social media channels, newsletters, as well as the Community Information Phone Line (989) 779-5320. • • •

Grab your family, friends and lawn chairs and meet us on Broadway Street. Sponsored in part by the City of Mt. Pleasant, the 11th annual Max & Emily’s Concert Series features diverse music stylings. All shows are free and begin with an opening act at 6 p.m. with the headliner artist taking the stage at 7 p.m. All concerts are on Broadway Street in front of Max and Emily’s. Thursday, June 20 – Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers Thursday, August 1 – Joshua Davis Thursday, August 8 – Willie Nile Thursday, August 15 – Brian Vander Ark and friends Saturday, August 24 – The Paddlebots

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Farmers’ Market to begin in June Thursdays, June 6 to October 31 Island Park, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturdays, June 22 to October 12 Broadway Street (between Main and University Streets) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. *July 13 will be at Island Park due to the Home Builders Association Classic Car and Motorcycle Show. *October 12 will be at Island Park due to the CMU Homecoming Parade. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients can use their Michigan Bridge Card. The market also accepts debit and credit cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project FRESH and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons.

Thrilling Thursdays Make downtown Mt. Pleasant your destination every Thursday evening beginning June 13 for this fourth annual, ten-week event series. Activities begin at 6 p.m. at Town Center. June 13 – Bike Fair June 20 – Made in the Mitten The following are tentative and still in the planning stages: June 27 – Dueling Pianos July 11 – Camping/Glamping July 18 – Bubbles July 25 – Shark Week August 1 – The Great Escape August 8 – Space is the Place August 15 – Carnival August 22 – Battle of the Burgers

Important Information COMMUNITY INFORMATION LINE

989-779-5320 To assist City residents who may not have access to a computer or social media channels, the City of Mt. Pleasant 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 phone line since it is not monitored for messages.

DEPOSITING YARD WASTE

Mt. Pleasant area residents of all ages will once again have a chance to see several silver screen favorites by moonlight this summer during the “Movies by Moonlight” outdoor movie series in Downtown Mt. Pleasant. The free event will feature titles from both family and classic film genres. Movies will be shown at Mt. Pleasant City Hall, located at 320 W. Broadway Street.

As you prepare your yard for the warmer weather months, please remember City ordinance prohibits the depositing of dirt, litter, yard waste (grass clippings, weeds, twigs) or other hazardous material into any city street or alleyway. These materials block storm catch basins, prevent rainwater from draining properly, and results in street flooding.

City Hall was selected as the venue for this event because it is in the heart of our community and provides a safe, picturesque setting within walking distance to city parks and restaurants. For some, this movie viewing experience might be reminiscent of the nostalgic drive-in theatres, and for others, this is their first opportunity to view a ‘movie by moonlight.’

Yard waste may be taken to the Material Recovery Facility at 4208 East River Road.

Movies by Moonlight to kick off 8th annual season

These free outdoor movies will take place every Saturday in August and begin at dusk. Film titles and other event information will be released in the near future. Saturday, August 3 Saturday, August 10 Saturday, August 17 Saturday, August 24 Movies by Moonlight was founded in 2012 and is a joint partnership by the City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Bank and Max and Emily’s Eatery.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS RELOCATED TO CITY HALL The Department of Public Works staff offices are now located at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street. All DPW phone numbers have remained the same.


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March June 5

Start Smart™ Flag Football & Golf Registration Deadline

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

Planning Commission Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall Public Hearing - Planning Commission - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Young Eagles Day - 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport

Pickard Street Restriping Public Forum - 5:30 p.m. at City Hall Busy Bodies & Beyond Early Registration Deadline Kickball Early Registration Deadline

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

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

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Golf Lessons Registration Deadline Coneys for a Cause - 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. the Pixie Restaurant

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park PSD Meeting - 8:15 a.m. at City Hall Rescheduled DDA Meeting - 10 a.m. at City Hall Airport Advisory Board - 5:30 at Mt. Pleasant Airport Thrilling Thursday (Bike Fair) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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Sand Volleyball & Softball Early Registration Deadline LDFA Meeting - 7 a.m. at Middle Michigan Development Corporation

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DDA Meeting - 10 a.m. at City Hall Airport Advisory Board Meeting - 5:30 p.m. at Mt. Pleasant Airport

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

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Sand Volleyball & Softball Registration Deadline

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Busy Bodies & Beyond Registration Deadline PSD Meeting - 8:15 a.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park Thrilling Thursday (Made in the Mitten) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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TIFA Meeting - 8:30 a.m. at City Hall

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

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TIFA Meeting - 8:30 a.m. at City Hall City Commission Meeting - 7 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 Planning Commission Meeting - 7 p.m. Thrilling Thursday (Dueling Pianos) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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

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Pickard Street Restriping Feedback Cards Deadline Kickball Registration Deadline Start Smart™ Flag Football & Golf Early Registration Deadline ZBA Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Memorial Day All City offices closed. Trash and recycling delayed one day, all week.

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Public Hearing - City Commission Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall Rescheduled City Commission Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Rescheduled Parks & Recreation Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall Golf Lessons Early Registration Deadline

Young Eagles Day and aviation classes offered at Mt. Pleasant airport Chapter 907 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) is hosting a Young Eagles Day at the Mt. Pleasant Municipal Airport on June 8 from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. The event offers free airplane rides for kids ages 8 to 17. Limited flights are available. Call (989) 561-5266 before June 3 to make a reservation. Kids ages 12-17 are also invited to attend free aviation classes which take place from 9 a.m. – 12 noon, every other Saturday. Participants not only learn about aviation but have the opportunity to help build a real airplane. For more detailed information and class dates call, (989) 561-5266.

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Holiday All City offices closed. Trash and recycling delayed one day. Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park

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British Soccer Camp Early Registration Deadline Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Broadway Street

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City Commission Meeting - 7 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 Thrilling Thursday (Camping/Glamping) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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Farmers’ Market - 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park

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LDFA Meeting - 7 a.m. at Middle Michigan Development Corporation

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park Thrilling Thursday (Bubbles) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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

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TIFA Meeting - 8:30 a.m. at City Hall City Commission Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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

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ZBA Meeting - 7 p.m. at City Hall

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Farmers’ Market - 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park Thrilling Thursday (Shark Week) - 6 p.m. at Town Center

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British Soccer Camp Registration Deadline

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

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Mt. Pleasant, MI Quarterly Newsletter Spring/Summer 2019  

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Mt. Pleasant, MI Quarterly Newsletter Spring/Summer 2019  

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

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