Activities and Events Corner
AUGUST Aug. 1-18: Art Walk Central throughout Downtown Aug. 1: Movies by Moonlight Cinderella, 9 p.m. City Hall Aug. 6: Planning Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Aug. 8: NRU Night Out 6-11:30 p.m. City Hall Parking Lot Aug. 8: Movies by Moonlight The Lego Movie, 9 p.m. City Hall Aug. 10, 24: City Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Aug. 15: Movies by Moonlight Singin in the Rain’, 9 p.m. City Hall Aug. 26: Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. City Hall Aug. 29: Max & Emily’s Summer Concert Series- Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band 7 p.m. Downtown Mt. Pleasant SEPTEMBER Sept. 3: Planning Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Sept. 7: City Offices Closed Sept. 14, 28: City Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Sept. 22: Parks and Recreation Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Sept. 23: Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. City Hall
OCTOBER Oct. 1: Planning Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Oct. 12, 26: City Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Oct. 27: Parks and Recreation Commission 7 p.m. City Hall Oct. 28: Zoning Board of Appeals 7 p.m. City Hall See the full City calendar at
The Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market will continue to run through October 31 during its normal days and hours on Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Island Park and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the City Hall parking lot, 320 W. Broadway St.
Shoppers can make purchases using their debit/credit cards, Double Up Food Bucks, WIC Project Fresh, Michigan Bridge Card and Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH coupons.
Don’t forget about the FREE Outdoor Yoga at Saturday’s Farmers’ Market. Starting at 10 a.m. on August 8, September 12 and October 10, rejuvenate your mind, body and soul in a free yoga session.
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Parking Changes for
Residential Neighborhoods Only
T he City Commission took final steps to adopt a Residential Neighborhood Only Parking (RNOP) program in two
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neighborhoods adjacent to CMU’s Campus at their June 8 public hearing. The City has been evaluating possible changes in the City’s on-street parking regulations as part of a series of pilot studies that began last fall. The City Commission approved a contract with Walker Parking Consultants in 2013 to evaluate parking and traffic patterns in these areas related to commuters to CMU’s campus. The RNOP pilot study was implemented as part of the recommendation outlined by Walker to determine what affect the changes may have on the neighborhoods. According to Brian Kench, Building Official, who headed up the project, “The most notable change occurred along Fancher Street off Bellows where 50 or more vehicles would routinely line the street in front of homes, making it difficult for residents to exit driveways safely and provide access for trash or leaf pickup when needed.” The goal of the study was to determine what changes were necessary to on-street parking regulations in order to ensure:
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A balance in addressing the needs of the residents, the institution and the students.
Owner-occupied neighborhoods are not experiencing increased parking by students, faculty and staff.
A reasonable amount of on-street parking is available for residents and their guests.
Increased use in designated parking areas, including metered parking locations.
Sufficient travel lanes for general circulation, non-motorized transportation, public safety access and municipal and institutional operations.
Other changes to the City’s parking program that were implemented on a permanent basis as a result of the findings from the study, included: expanding the City’s parking enforcement contract with CMU, increasing available on-street parking along West Campus between Bellows and Preston Streets and overnight on-street parking regulations in non-downtown areas changed to December 1 - April 1.