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Downtown Mt. Pleasant Awarded National Historic District Designation
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.