February 27, 2015
February 26, 2015
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. Feb. 26, 2015 – On Feb. 25, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department investigated several complaints of car larcenies in the 1200 block of Bruce Street. Officers tracked footprints spanning over 12 blocks, crossing several busy roadways, which led to a residence where two Mecosta County men were arrested after an investigation.
Reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. Feb. 26, 2015 – It is the responsibility of the commercial property owner to remove snow from sidewalks in business districts within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rain fall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleaned by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday. If the snow or ice is too hard to remove, the owner must spread enough sand or other abrasive to make travel safe, and, as soon as weather permits, must clear a path of at least 48 inches in width.
Due to current frost levels, the City of Mt. Pleasant is asking more water customers to run water. Current homes and businesses believed to be at risk of frozen city water lines include those located within the parameters of and on both sides of the street of Oak Street to Franklin Street and Mosher Street to Michigan Street. These homes and businesses are being asked to run a constant stream of cold water about the size of a pencil lead from one faucet.
Due to the current frost levels, some water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant should run a small stream of water in their homes and businesses. The homes at risk of frozen city water lines have already been notified directly, via door tag, and any others at risk in the future will be notified at that time. Current businesses believed to be at risk of frozen city water lines include the downtown businesses located on Broadway, from Oak Street to Franklin Street, and on Main Street, from Michigan Street to Mosher Street. There is a map inside of the release.
Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation is seeking input from residents and community members regarding the future of parks and recreation in the City of Mt. Pleasant. Citizens can share their input and ideas through a survey or by attending the open house.
The City Commission has decided to resume collection of refuse and recycling in most alleys. If you live adjacent to an alley, beginning March 2, place your refuse and recycling bin(s) in the alley for collection. Some alleys are exempt because they are privately owned, have dead ends, or a sharp 90-degree turn. You can view a full list of the exempt alleys below. If you live along one of the exempt alleys, please continue to place your refuse and recycling at the street curbside. Your collection date has not changed. Click on the header to view the announcement and list of exempt alleys.
Man vs Mountain, a winter 5K obstacle course sponsored by Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation, will take place on Feb. 7. Broadway Street, from Leaton to Oak, will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to noon due to this special event. Residents on Leaton Street, north of Michigan Street, area sked to exit using Michigan toward Harris. Residents on the closed section of Broadway Street are asked to exit west toward Bradley Street.
The Downtown Mt. Pleasant Historic District, roughly bounded by Mosher, Franklin, Illinois and Washington Streets, was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on Dec. 15, 2014 by the National Park Service.
The first Farmers’ Market Advisory Committee meeting for 2015 will be held at 6 p.m., on Thursday, Jan. 29 at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway St. Anyone interested in or passionate about the Farmers’ Market is welcome to attend.
As winter sets in and snow sticks to the ground keeping your home safe and protected means more than just locking the doors. Here are some tips to protect your home from the freezing temperatures. These tips will also help you understand why the cold temperatures create a risk for your home.
The City of Mt. Pleasant Community Services Division is happy to announce the hiring of a new City Planner to fill the vacancy in the planning department. Planning assistance to the City has been provided in the interim by the Spicer Group from Saginaw, Michigan on a limited basis. Jacob Kain, currently a Senior Planner with the Gainesville, Florida Department of Public Works, begins his new duties with the City of Mt. Pleasant on January 26, 2015.
The City Commission recently swore in newly elected Commissioners Jim Holton, who was reelected for a new term, and Mike Verleger. Jim Holton was also elected mayor and Rick Rautanen was elected to vice mayor.
Embrace the cold of winter with the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Man vs. Mountain 5K challenge Saturday, Feb. 7. The 5K obstacle course challenges participants to brave the brutal Michigan winter while running, jumping, climbing and crawling their way to the finish line.Sign up by Jan. 20 to be entered into a drawing for a free 2016 Man vs. Mountain 5K registration. The deadline for all registration is Feb. 5. The cost is $60 per participant and you must be 18 years of age or older to participate. The race is electronically timed and heat times begin at 9 a.m. in Nelson Park.
**Please note that the pick up date has been extended through 1/16/15**
Christmas trees (free of all decorations, tinsel, plastic bags and other items) can be placed at the curb, cut-end to the curb, between Dec. 29 and Jan. 16. Wreaths will not be picked up.
Nominating Petitions for the office of City Commissioner are available at the office of the City Clerk.
Christmas trees (free of all decorations, tinsel, plastic bags and other items) can be placed at the curb, cut-end to the curb, between Dec. 29 and Jan. 9. Wreaths will not be picked up.
Downtown Mt. Pleasant will soon have a variety of new trees in an effort to clean up the landscaping and rid the area of dead or diseased ash trees that were planted more than 15 years ago.
Various construction projects are in progress throughout the City including the following:
Broadway Street, Franklin Street, Center Street, Pedestrian Streetlights, Sidewalks, Asphalt Crack Sealing, Asphalt Overlays, Sewer Main Relining, Manhole Rehabilitation, Mission Street Connector, Storm and Sanitary Sewer Cleaning and Televising, and Pavement Markings
The Mt. Pleasant City Commission has finalized and approved an employment contract for Nancy Ridley, who was named the new City Manager during a special meeting called by the Commission June 25.
Detours and delays can be expected as construction is set to begin June 16 on the West Broadway Street Reconstruction Project.
The central Michigan community can enjoy $1.19 Pixie coney dogs while helping area youth at the ninth annual Coneys for a Cause June 11.
The City of Mt. Pleasant will conduct a surplus equipment auction of both City of Mt. Pleasant and Isabella County-owned items on eBay beginning Tuesday, May 13, 2014, and running continually until all items are sold.
The water run notice for residential water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant will be lifted effective April 21.
Two annual programs, Trade Your Treasures and the Residential Large Item Collection, are scheduled to take place in May.
The City of Mt. Pleasant Engineering Department is getting ready for a busy construction season this spring and summer.