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Prescription Drug Drop Off
May 26, 2015

On May 28, 2015, the Isabella County Commission on Aging, along with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department and the Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department, will be hosting a Prescription Drug Drop Off event. The event will be held at the Isabella County Commission on Aging, located at 2200 South Lincoln Road. This is an opportunity for the public to properly dispose of any outdated or unused prescription drugs. Outdated and unused prescriptions will be collected from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.


Police seek help from public in arson investigation
May 15, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a person of interest involved in a recent arson which took place at 908 S. Douglas (Polo Village) on Saturday, May 9, 2015 at approximately 4:00 a.m. If you recognize the person in the pictures, please contact Sergeant Paull at 989-779-5100 ext. 6021 or call the Anonymous TIP Line at 989-779-9111.


City of Mt. Pleasant Surplus Equipment Auction
May 13, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant will conduct a surplus equipment auction of both City and Isabella County-owned items on eBay beginning Friday, May 15, 2015, and running continually until all items are sold.


Island Park Spruce-up Weekend
May 11, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department wishes to inform citizens of upcoming work at various Island Park locations the weekend of May 15-17.


Public Works Week, May 17-23, 2015
May 11, 2015

Since 1960, APWA (American Public Works Association) has sponsored National Public Works Week. This week is used to energize and educate the public on the importance of the contribution of public works to our daily lives: planning, building, managing and operating the heart of our local communities and building the quality of life.


Structure Fire Press Release
May 4, 2015

On 5/4/15 at 2:29 am the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1046 E. Maple Street with 3 Engines a Rescue truck and other support vehicles. The property is a 2 story occupied residential structure. Initial arriving units found heavy smoke and fire conditions from the rear of the structure and from the roof.


City of Mt. Pleasant’s Trade Your Treasures & Large Item Collection Program
April 29, 2015

Two annual programs, Trade Your Treasures and the Residential Large Item Pick Up, are designed to help Mt. Pleasant city residents get rid of items cluttering up their homes, garages and basements.


Refuse and recycling notice (updated alley information)
March 12, 2015
March to the Park: Ending Child Abuse
April 27, 2015
Mt. Pleasant man arrested for possession of a firearm
April 27, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Police officers investigated a complaint on April 26, 2015, of a man going through cars at CME Mitsuba Corp, located at 2945 Three Leaves Drive. Officers searched the area and found a 40-year-old Mt. Pleasant man going through vehicles. They attempted to make contact with the suspect and he ran away. After a short foot chase, the man was taken into custody.


CMU student arrested on arson charges
April 24, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Police officers arrested a 21-year- old Central Michigan University student from Wyandotte today on charges of arson and disorderly conduct. The charges stem from a fire investigation on April 18 at the intersection of Franklin and Gaylord streets. Officers were investigating a “house crawl” event, which was promoted on twitter over the weekend.


No Spring Leaf Collection
April 23, 2015

As the weather turns warmer and spring yard clean-up begins, the City’s Street Department would like to remind residents not to place yard waste or leaves in the street gutter or on the right-of-way. The City does not offer leaf collection services in the spring.


Mt. Pleasant woman leads police on short chase
April 20, 2015

At about 1:30 a.m. today, a City police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for an expired plate. The driver, April McMullen, a 32-year-old woman from Mt. Pleasant, failed to stop. After a short pursuit, she finally pulled over at Broadway and Livingston streets.


Homicide in Mt. Pleasant
April 20, 2015

Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, with the assistance of the Michigan State Police, arrested Mary Bigford, a 52 yr old Lake woman, at her home on Saturday April 18, 2015, without incident. Bigford is currently lodged at the Isabella County Jail on charges of Homicide-Murder First Degree, Homicide-Open Murder, Weapons- Dangerous Weapon, Assault With a Dangerous Weapon, and Weapons-Felony Firearm. Bigford is being held without bond.


“Greeks Clean the Streets”
April 19, 2015

59 students members from the Greek community at Central Michigan University and the City of Mt. Pleasant came together on April 19, 2015 to clean the streets in the student residential neighborhoods. 49 bags of trash were collected from Bellows to High Street and from Douglas to Lansing Street.


Coverage Opportunity
April 19, 2015

This Sunday will mark the final “Greeks Clean the Streets” for the 2014-2015 academic year.


Homicide in Mt. Pleasant
April 18, 2015

Officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, and with the assistance of the Michigan State Police, arrested the suspect involved in the homicide. This evening, officers took a 52 year old Lake woman into custody and lodged her at the Isabella County Jail. She will be arraigned Monday, April 20, 2015, on open murder charges.


Homicide in Mt. Pleasant
April 18, 2015

On Saturday, April 18, 2015, at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department were dispatched to the 3700 Block of South Isabella road for a report of a shooting. This incident transpired in the parking lot of the Chase Run apartment building complex. Officers found a 39 year old Fenton man deceased in his vehicle, from multiple gunshot wounds. The scene was processed by the Michigan State Crime Lab and officers from the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.


Mt. Pleasant man arrested on car larceny charges
April 15, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department investigated a complaint of a car larceny today in the area of Cooley and Elm streets. Officers Standen and Straus searched the area and found Zachary Riggs, a 23-year-old Mt. Pleasant man, in a vehicle. The investigation revealed that Riggs had broken into at least five vehicles and possibly more.


Downtown to replace more trees
April 13, 2015

Downtown Mt. Pleasant is scheduled to continue the replacement of dead and diseased with a variety of new trees in an effort to clean up and expand the tree canopy planted more than 15 years ago.


Run water notice lifted
March 24, 2015

The City’s Water Department has lifted the run water notice citing there is no longer a risk of freezing pipes due to warmer temperatures and decreasing frost levels.


Egg hunts and activities planned
March 24, 2015

Two egg hunts are planned for both children and teenagers leading up to Easter Sunday weekend.


Forty bags of trash collected during ‘Greeks Clean the Streets’
March 23, 2015

Staff from the City of Mt. Pleasant partnered with 66 students from the Greek sorority and fraternity community at Central Michigan University Sunday to clean the streets in the student residential neighborhoods. Forty bags of trash were collected from Bellows to High streets and from Douglas to Lansing streets. This was the largest group in the four-year history of the event.


Coverage Opportunity
March 20, 2015

This upcoming Sunday will be the first “Greeks Clean the Streets” of 2015.


City of Mt. Pleasant’s Trade Your Treasures & Large Item Collection Program
March 19, 2015

Two annual programs, Trade Your Treasures and the Residential Large Item Pick Up, are designed to help Mt. Pleasant city residents get rid of items cluttering up their homes, garages and basements.


St. Patrick’s Day results in 10 arrest and 19 tickets issued
March 18, 2015

St. Patrick’s Day festivities started out uneventful but quickly turned into a busy night for Mt. Pleasant police officers, who responded to a number of complaints into Wednesday morning. From midnight until about 7 a.m., police received 165 calls for service, arrested 10 people and wrote 19 tickets for disorderly conduct, MIP, open intox, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


Apartment fire results in $60,000 loss
March 16, 2015

Fifteen firefighters from the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to 4075 S. Isabella Road at about 8:30 p.m. Sunday for an apartment fire. Upon arrival, the multi-story, multifamily dwelling was billowing with smoke and fire from a second story apartment.


Police seek help from public in fraud crime
March 13, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is asking the public for assistance in identifying a person of interest involved in a fraud complaint.


Refuse and recycling notice (updated alley information)
March 12, 2015
City resumes alley-side refuse and recycling pickup
Updated March 3, 2015

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.



Robbery suspect arrested, held on unrelated charges in Gratiot County

February 27, 2015


Snow tracks lead to arrests in west side larceny cases

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.


Clearing snow from sidewalks in business districts
February 26, 2015

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.



Run water update for downtown City of Mt. Pleasant
February 24, 2015

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.



Frost line causes concern for downtown City of Mt. Pleasant
February 20, 2015

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.



Community input sought on for Parks and Recreation Master Plan
February 13, 2015

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.



City resumes alley-side refuse and recycling pickup
February 17, 2015

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.



Special event road closures
February 2, 2015

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.



Downtown Mt. Pleasant Awarded National Historic District Status
January 30, 2015

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 Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market Committee meeting for 2015
January 26, 2015

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.



Winter water pipe protection
January 21, 2015

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.



New City Planner to fill vacancy for the City of Mt. Pleasant
January 13, 2015

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.


New Mayor and Vice Mayor for the City of Mt. Pleasant
January 13, 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.


Registration is open for the City of Mount Pleasant’s winter 5K obstacle course
January 12, 2015

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.


Seasonal collection reminders
January 8, 2015
**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.


City Commission Nominating Petitions available
January 8, 2015

Nominating Petitions for the office of City Commissioner are available at the office of the City Clerk.


Seasonal collection reminders
December 16, 2014

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.


2014 Downtown Trees
September 16, 2014

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.


2014 Construction Project Updates
August 21, 2014

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


City Commission finalizes contract for new City Manager
July 29, 2014

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.


Major construction work planned for Broadway
June 12, 2014

Detours and delays can be expected as construction is set to begin June 16 on the West Broadway Street Reconstruction Project.


Coneys for a Cause to benefit youth in central Michigan
June 4, 2014

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.


Surplus Equipment Auction
May 11, 2014

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. 


City of Mt. Pleasant water run notice lifted effective April 21
April 20, 2014

The water run notice for residential water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant will be lifted effective April 21.


Trade Your Treasures & Large Item Collection Programs to take place in May
April 13, 2014

Two annual programs, Trade Your Treasures and the Residential Large Item Collection, are scheduled to take place in May.


2014 construction season kicks off
April 7, 2014

The City of Mt. Pleasant Engineering Department is getting ready for a busy construction season this spring and summer.