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‘Thrilling Thursdays’ return to downtown Mt. Pleasant
May 24, 2017

Beginning June 15, make downtown your destination every Thursday evening for activities designed to take you and your family back in time when summer was all about fun! Each of these "Thrilling Thursdays" will begin at 6 p.m. at Town Center, with the exception of the Supersoaker Festivus, which will be held at Island Park.


Intersection at Washington and Michigan to become four-way stop
May 16, 2017

To improve safety for both pedestrians and motorists, the intersection at Washington and Michigan streets will be converted from a two-way stop to a four-way stop on Wednesday, May 17


Pickard Road Bridge project to begin June 5
May 11, 2017

The City will begin construction work on the Pickard Road Bridge on June 5. The project will include removing and replacing the bridge deck, sidewalk, concrete approaches and railings. The project is anticipated to be complete by Aug. 11.


City to offer free brush chipping service beginning in June
May 8, 2017

The City has allocated funds to provide approximately 400 households with 30 minutes of complimentary brush chipping beginning in June. The service is first come, first served, and residents must make a reservation by contacting the Division of Public Works.


Prosecutor issues charges on hazing incident
April 10, 2017

On March 3, 2017, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department began an investigation into a hazing incident that took place in October of 2016. The incident transpired in the 600 block of S. Main Street at a non-recognized fraternity with no affiliation to Central Michigan University.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup has begun
April 5, 2017

Spring cleanup has begun at Riverside Cemetery. All materials on grave sites must be removed by April 15 or they will be discarded. Plantings may be placed beginning May 1. Riverside Cemetery is open daily from dawn to dusk.


Great Egg Scramble is scheduled for April 8
March 31, 2017

Hop your way to Finch Fieldhouse (Campus of Central Michigan University – between Bellows and Preston streets) and join Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation, 95.3 WCFX and Graff of Mt. Pleasant for the Great Egg Scramble on Saturday, April 8. The celebration begins at 12:30 p.m. and admission is free. Canned goods will be collected for the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen.


President of Strong Towns to speak in Mt. Pleasant
March 28, 2017

Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America's towns and cities, will lead a series of activities in the City of Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13. During this interactive event, participants will learn Strong Towns’ principles of financial solvency, incremental development, local economic growth and bottom-up activism as they apply to the City of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding region.


Beaverton man leads police on chase after causing an accident
March 28, 2017

On March 27, 2017, at approximately 8:45 p.m., Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to a hit-and-run accident at the intersection of Mission and High. A witness observed the accident and watched the suspect flee the scene. The witness provided Central Dispatch with the suspect’s vehicle information and the direction in which it was traveling. The suspect vehicle continued northbound on Mission Street and merged onto US-127. Mt. Pleasant officers located and attempted to stop the vehicle by activating their emergency lights and siren, but the vehicle continued northbound for about two miles before stopping. The driver was identified as Nathaniel Horn, a 21-year-old male from Beaverton.


Police seek suspects in Mt. Pleasant armed robbery
March 27, 2017

On March 26, 2017, at approximately 3:16 a.m., Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to an armed robbery at 718 S. Mission Street (Shell Gas Station). Police gathered evidence and interviewed the night clerk who gave a description of two suspects. The suspects are described as two black males. The first suspect is approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a white ski mask and dark clothes, including a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt. The first suspect acted as if he had a gun in his possession, but never mentioned a weapon or showed it.


Volunteers needed for Timber Town 2.0 community build in May
March 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking volunteers for the construction and installation of the Timber Town 2.0 playscape at Island Park.


Latham named captain of Mt. Pleasant Police Department
March 14, 2017

Andy Latham has been named captain of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department. Latham began his career with the City as an officer more than 20 years ago, and has since served as sergeant and lieutenant.


Mt. Pleasant man leads police on chase
February 28, 2017

On Feb. 26 at approximately 10:44 p.m., a Mt. Pleasant police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation at the intersection of Oak and Illinois. The driver, Audie Hawkins, a 26-year-old man from Mt. Pleasant, failed to stop. The vehicle made no attempt to slow down. It continued south on Oak, and then turned onto Locust. The suspect vehicle came to an abrupt stop. The officer identified the driver and the passenger of the vehicle. The passenger, Antonio Flores, a 31-year-old man from Mt. Pleasant, was told to stay in the vehicle. Flores exited the vehicle, went into a residence and locked the door. Eventually, the officer got Flores to exit the residence. Once Flores stepped out, a struggle ensued and Flores was taken into custody for Resisting and Obstructing.


Nominations for Historic Preservation Improvement Awards due March 31
February 23, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant's Historic District Commission (HDC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Improvement Awards.


Mt. Pleasant man leads police on chase
February 17, 2017

On Feb. 17 at approximately 12:16 a.m., a Mt. Pleasant police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, Rolland Jackson, a 26-year-old man from Mt. Pleasant, failed to stop. A pursuit ensued along US-127 from Mt. Pleasant to the south end of the City of Clare. The vehicle was stopped when the Clare Police Department deployed spike strips, which successfully punctured three out of four tires. Jackson was taken into custody.


City of Mt. Pleasant launches mobile app to connect with citizens
February 13, 2017

The City of Mt. Pleasant has launched MP City Link – a free mobile app that empowers citizens to easily report non-emergency issues located within City limits to City Staff. It also provides on-the-go access to the latest City news and information.


Community invited to reception for City’s new public safety director
February 7, 2017

The community is invited to attend a public reception welcoming Paul Lauria as the City of Mt. Pleasant’s next director of public safety and police chief. The event will take place at City Hall on Monday, Feb. 13, from 3 to 6:30 p.m.


Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to structure fire
February 3, 2017

On Feb. 2, 2017 at approximately 7:13 p.m., the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 222 South Pine Street with two engines, a rescue truck and other support vehicles. The property is a two-story multifamily dwelling with three apartments. Units arriving on the scene found smoke showing from a second-story window. The fire was located in an apartment on the second floor.


Traffic stop leads to multiple arrests
January 23, 2017

On Jan. 22, 2017, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old Farwell man identified as Adam Dysinger. Dysinger had a restricted driver’s license and did not have insurance for the vehicle. Dysinger was taken into custody for driving with a restricted license and operating a vehicle without insurance. During a pat down, an officer found three needles in Dysinger’s possession.


Saugatuck man leads police on chase
January 23, 2017

On Jan. 22 at approximately 3:13 a.m., a City police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for suspicion of driving under the influence near the intersection of Broadway and Mission. The driver, Cody Bantien, a 26-year-old man from Saugatuck, failed to stop. A pursuit ensued for several miles until Bantien attempted to make an abrupt right turn and went into the ditch at the intersection of Pickard and Loomis. Bantien was taken into custody.


Lauria named City’s director of public safety; public reception scheduled for Feb. 13
January 16, 2017

Mt. Pleasant Police Capt. Paul Lauria has been named the City’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief. Lauria will succeed longtime public safety leader Glenn Feldhauser after his retirement in February.


Flint man arrested for domestic assault
January 13, 2017

On Jan. 12, 2017 at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Mt. Pleasant Police responded to a residence in the 1000 block of Lyons Street following a 911 hang-up call. The home had a history of domestic violence calls. Prior to the officers’ arrival, the suspect fled the scene.


Foot pursuit ends in drug arrest
January 9, 2017

On Jan. 5, 2017 at approximately 2:44 pm, a Mt. Pleasant Police officer observed a man walking in the back parking lot of the Mt. Pleasant Public Safety building. The officer approached the man – later identified as William Gonzales, a 21-year-old from Mt. Pleasant – and asked why he was in the back parking lot. Gonzales started to back away and then ran from the officer. While running from the officer, a silver gun fell from Gonzales’ possession. The foot pursuit continued to Gaylord and Anna streets where Gonzales was apprehended.


City to hold second Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications
January 4, 2017

The second Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant (CAMP) is now accepting applications. Presented by the City of Mt. Pleasant, the academy is designed to engage members of the community motivated to expand their knowledge of the structure and functions of the local government.


MPACF funds AEDs for Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation
January 4, 2017

The Mt. Pleasant Area Community Foundation (MPACF) recently awarded nearly $4,600 to Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation for the purchase of four automated external defibrillators (AEDs). The AEDs will be available at the City parks that frequently host athletic activities.


33rd annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night planned for Jan. 22; Register today
January 3, 2017

Young ladies and their fathers are invited to the 33rd annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night on Jan. 22 at the Mt. Pleasant Comfort Inn & Suites


City to pick up Christmas trees Jan. 3 – 13
December 22, 2016

Residents may place their discarded Christmas trees curbside for collection Jan. 3-13, 2017. Trees will be collected on weekdays and the service is free of charge.


Registration for Man vs. Mountain continues; sign up early for discounted registration rates
December 13, 2016

Registration continues for the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Man vs. Mountain challenge on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.


Feel the holiday spirit at the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration Dec. 2-3
November 28, 2016

This Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, feel the holiday spirit at the annual “Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration” downtown. A community tradition for 23 years, the annual event offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including a sing-a-long and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, and hot-off-the-griddle pancakes with Santa and the lighted parade on Saturday.


CMU President and First Lady to be grand marshals of Lighted Christmas Parade
November 23, 2016

In keeping with the belief that the holidays are about thanking those people and organizations who give so much over the course of the year, the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration committee is pleased to announce Central Michigan University President George Ross and First Lady Elizabeth Ross as grand marshals of the 2016 Lighted Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. downtown Mt. Pleasant.


City reminds residents of overnight parking laws
November 22, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant is reminding residents of the following overnight parking regulations:


Timber Town 2.0 crowdfunding campaign surpasses $50,000 goal
November 21, 2016

With the generosity of several community members, businesses and organizations, the City of Mt. Pleasant surpassed its $50,000 crowdfunding campaign goal for the Timber Town 2.0 playground project. This one-of-a-kind, universally accessible play structure will replace the 22-year-old Timber Town playscape at Island Park in May 2017.


Clearing snow from sidewalks in business districts; a reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)
November 21, 2016

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.


Shop local on Nov. 26 in honor of Small Business Saturday
November 21, 2016

Shop local on Nov. 26 for Small Business Saturday. Launched in 2010, this annual event encourages people across the country to celebrate and support small, neighborhood businesses and all they do for their communities.


Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 31 downtown Mt. Pleasant
October 24, 2016

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fifth annual Pumpkin Promenade!


Chapter 3 of Forgotten Eagles adopts bench through City of Mt. Pleasant’s Adopt-A-Bench program
October 14, 2016

The Forgotten Eagles Chapter 3 recently adopted a bench through the city’s Adopt-A-Bench program. A non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the needs of veterans and their families, the chapter’s sponsored bench is located at the Island Park Vietnam Memorial, overlooking the monument’s “War Cry” sculpture.


Crowdfunding campaign launched for Timber Town 2.0; $50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC and MSHDA’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative
October 11, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant has launched a fundraising campaign to support the Timber Town 2.0 project. This one-of-a-kind, universally accessible playground structure will replace the 22-year-old Timber Town playscape at Island Park.


City of Mt. Pleasant fall leaf collection
October 10, 2016

Residents who live within the City limits may begin raking leaves over the curb the week of Monday, Oct. 17. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb or to the shoulder in uncurbed areas. Residents are asked to rake the leaves into small piles over the curb, and not cover the storm sewer catch basins.


Mt. Pleasant Police Department statistics from weekend of CMU vs. WMU football game
October 2, 2016

The Central Michigan University football team played Western Michigan University on Oct. 1 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in Mt. Pleasant drawing thousands of visitors to the area. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to several calls for service and generated a number of citations from 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 30 through 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2. The weekend’s statistics are below:


CMU ‘Greeks Clean the Streets’
October 2, 2016

25 student members of the Greek community at Central Michigan University joined the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU) on October 2 to clean the streets of the neighborhood north of Bellows Street. 30 bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


Annual Downtown Mt. Pleasant Fall Open House scheduled for Oct. 8
September 30, 2016

Residents and visitors are invited to visit to the second annual Fall Open House in downtown Mt. Pleasant for a Saturday full of festivities! Attendees will be offered samples, specials and great coupons for future deals from local retailers, restaurants and eateries.


‘Greeks Clean the Streets’ on Sunday, Oct. 2
September 30, 2016

The first “Greeks Clean the Streets” of the 2016-2017 school year will take place on Sunday, Oct. 2. Traditionally, approximately 70 students from the Central Michigan University Greek community spend a couple of hours picking up trash and debris in local neighborhoods. Up to 40 bags of trash are typically collected.


Suspect apprehended after brief pursuit - Update
September 26, 2016

On Sept. 23, 2016, at approximately 8:51 p.m., a Mt. Pleasant Police Officer attempted to stop a white minivan on Isabella Road just south of Pickard Street for the a traffic violation, at which time the suspect fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The minivan turned westbound on Crosslanes Street and accelerated at a high rate of speed. The minivan failed to negotiate a T-intersection at Crosslanes and Kane Streets when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a house. The driver of the vehicle, fled on foot while the passenger of the vehicle was detained.


Suspect apprehended after brief pursuit
September 24, 2016

On Sept. 23, 2016, at approximately 8:51 p.m., a Mt. Pleasant Police Officer attempted to stop a white minivan on Isabella Road just south of Pickard Street for the a traffic violation, at which time the suspect fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The minivan turned westbound on Crosslanes Street and accelerated at a high rate of speed. The minivan failed to negotiate a T-intersection at Crosslanes and Kane Streets when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a house. The driver of the vehicle, fled on foot while the passenger of the vehicle was detained.


Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responds to residential structure fire
September 16, 2016

On Sept. 16 at 8:01 a.m., the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 1836 Woods Way with two engines, a rescue truck, an aerial ladder and other support vehicles. The property is a two-story residential structure. During our initial assessment of the scene we found fire conditions in a second-floor bedroom and extending through the roof at the rear of the home.


CMU ‘Greeks Clean the Streets’
August 29, 2016

Seventy-one student members of the Greek community at Central Michigan University joined the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU) on August 28 to clean the streets of the neighborhood north of Bellows Street. Fifty-two bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


Mt. Pleasant Police Department statistics from CMU Welcome Weekend 2016
August 28, 2016

This weekend, Central Michigan University celebrated Welcome Weekend. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to, and generated, a number of complaints from 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, August 28.


Reimagine Downtown Mt. Pleasant at Aug. 4 commercial property open house
July 25, 2016

Potential commercial property buyers and lessors are invited to see Mt. Pleasant’s “Downtown Reimagined” on Aug. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hosted by downtown Mt. Pleasant, this real estate open house will showcase commercial properties of all sizes currently available for redevelopment. Featured spaces will be open for tours and city staff will be present to answer questions about zoning, building codes, and state and local incentives.


Youth Services Unit celebrates 16 years of youth police academy
July 11, 2016

The Youth Services Unit will host its 16th annual summer youth police academy July 11-28 with 21 new students from Isabella County participating in the three-week program.


Use fireworks responsibly this Independence Day; Sixty percent of firework injuries occur around the July Fourth holiday
June 21, 2016

Each year, fire departments across the country respond to emergencies resulting from the use of fireworks, including injuries, and wildland or structure fires. These incidents occur most often throughout the month surrounding the July Fourth holiday.


Ohio man arrested for felonious assault
June 21, 2016

On June 21, 2016 at approximately 1:40 a.m., the Mt. Pleasant Police Department received a report of a felonious assault in the parking lot of Park Place Apartments. While responding to the scene, an officer observed the suspect’s vehicle passing at a high rate of speed. The officer conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle and identified the driver, Jared Thrush, a 30-year-old Ohio man, as its sole occupant. While speaking with Thrush, the officer noticed signs of intoxication. Thrush told officers he had a loaded pistol in the vehicle, which officers recovered.


Hospital employee arrested for embezzlement
June 15, 2016

On May 31, 2016, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department began an investigation involving an employee of McLaren Central Michigan embezzling prescription medication.


“Coneys for a Cause” to occur June 15
June 13, 2016

The community is invited to feast on their favorite local Coney dogs while helping the youth of Isabella County at the 10th annual “Coneys for a Cause” on June 15 at the Pixie Restaurant. All net proceeds will benefit the Mt. Pleasant Police Youth Services Unit and Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Great Lakes Bay Region.


Structure Fire Press Release
June 8, 2016

On June 8, 2016 at 6:47 pm the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department responded to a structure fire located at 200 Walnut Street with 2 Engines a Ladder and Rescue truck and other support vehicles. The property is a 10,000 square foot masonry building used for storage. At 6:52 pm we arrived on scene and observed heavy smoke conditions coming from the building.


Police investigate stabbing incident
June 7, 2016

On June 6, at approximately 3 p.m., officers were dispatched to McLaren Hospital for a stabbing incident which allegedly took place near East Campus Drive and Broomfield Street. Officers interviewed the victim, a 29-year-old Blanchard man, who had a quarter inch stab wound to his right lower flank. The victim’s first account of the incident was a drug deal gone wrong, and he gave a description of a black male suspect. The victim also stated his girlfriend, a 22-year-old Blanchard woman, was a witness to the incident and dropped him off at the hospital.


16th annual Youth Police Academy accepting applications
May 31, 2016

Isabella County youth going into the sixth, seventh and eighth grades have the opportunity to learn more about the ethical, physical and day-to-day operations of law enforcement personnel in the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s 16th annual Youth Police Academy. From July 11 to July 28, the free program will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays-Thursdays.


Man arrested for Criminal Sexual Conduct
May 25, 2016

On May 18, 2016, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, with the assistance of Children Protective Services, began an investigation of an alleged criminal sexual conduct complaint involving a child. The joint investigation revealed Christopher McGee, a 30-year-old Mt. Pleasant man, was inappropriately touching an eight-year-old child. Both McGee and the child were residing in the same household.


Election inspectors needed for fall 2016 elections
May 25, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant is hiring election inspectors for the August 2 Primary and November 8 General elections.


Mt. Pleasant Center community picture day planned for Friday, May 20
May 17, 2016

With demolition of the remaining City-owned structures on the property of the Mt. Pleasant Center scheduled to begin this month, the property will be open to the public from 2 to 4 p.m. on Friday, May 20, for the final opportunity to take pictures of the site and exteriors of the buildings.


Start Smart™ Golf registration now open
May 12, 2016

Fore! Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation Start Smart™ Golf registration is now open for boys and girls, ages 3 to 6. Designed for children to work one-on-one with a parent or guardian in a relaxed environment, the six-week program introduces participants to the fundamentals of golf, including putting, chipping and driving, while using colorful and age-appropriate equipment.


Lansing Street water main replacement to begin May 16
May 9, 2016

The project to replace the water main on Lansing Street between Broadway and Bennett streets will begin on Monday, May 16.


PEAK to host golf outing and painting fundraisers; proceeds benefit PEAK scholarship fund
May 9, 2016

On Friday, May 20 at 1 p.m., PEAK will host two fundraising events, PAR-TEE at the PEAK Golf Outing and Painting with Pinot, at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club. Both will support the PEAK Scholarship Program and promote awareness of the need for quality youth programming in the community. Participants must be 18 and older.


City seeks input from kids on design of Island Park Playscape 2.0; Community-wide design night planned for May 5
May 3, 2016

To prepare for the rebuild of the community’s treasured TimberTown Playscape at Island Park this fall, Mt. Pleasant is asking area children to describe their visions of their dream playground to incorporate into the design of Island Park Playscape 2.0.


Mt. Pleasant Police Captain graduates from FBI National Academy
April 29, 2016

City of Mt. Pleasant Police Capt. Paul Lauria graduated from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) National Academy this month at the FBI campus in Quantico, VA. Lauria was one of 230 law enforcement officers from 31 different countries chosen to attend the prestigious ten-week academy designed to improve the administration of justice in police departments and agencies at home and abroad.


CMU students honored at City Commission meeting for Greeks Clean the Streets program
April 28, 2016

The success of Greeks Clean the Streets – a partnership between the City of Mt. Pleasant and members of Central Michigan University’s Greek sororities and fraternities – was celebrated at the April 25 City Commission meeting. Approximately 100 students stood in the Commission Chambers of City Hall as Mayor Kathy Ling read a proclamation acknowledging the positive impact the groups have had on the community through the program.


Man arrested on child abuse charges
April 26, 2016

On April 24, at approximately 11:47 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 1300 block of Lyons Street in reference to a two-year-old having a possible seizure. Upon arrival, the child was having difficulty breathing and was transported to the hospital.


Accidental discharge of a firearm
April 20, 2016

At approximately 9:10 a.m. on April 19, officers were dispatched to the Fairfield Inn for a weapons complaint. Officers made contact with the Fairfield Inn manager who stated a guest accidentally discharged a firearm in her room. The guest – a 50-year-old Shelby Township woman – possessed a valid concealed pistol license.


CMU ‘Greeks Clean the Streets’
April 17, 2016

Forty-three student members of the Greek community at Central Michigan University joined the City of Mt. Pleasant’s Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU) on April 17 to clean the streets of the student residential neighborhoods. Thirty-six bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


Reminder: City to host community workshop on April 18 regarding future of Mt. Pleasant Center property
April 15, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant will host a community workshop on Monday, April 18, to generate ideas for the future development of the Mt. Pleasant Center property.


MEDIA ADVISORY – ‘Greeks Clean the Streets’ on April 17
April 15, 2016

This Sunday will be the final “Greeks Clean the Streets” event of the 2015-2016 school year. For four consecutive years, Greek students from Central Michigan University have partnered with the City of Mt. Pleasant to volunteer their time to clean up the campus neighborhoods. As a result of their effort, the students help make the community a better and cleaner place to live.


Mt. Pleasant man driving moped leads police on chase
April 14, 2016

At approximately 9:09 p.m. on April 13, 2016, an officer on general patrol observed a moped driving on Oak Street. The moped was missing a registration sticker and the driver was not sitting on the moped properly.

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Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup
April 11, 2016

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will begin preparing Riverside Cemetery for spring cleanup. Individual lot owners are asked to remove all flowers, materials, garden hoses and other decorations from the cemetery by April 15 or they will be discarded. Riverside Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day to accommodate those needing to remove decorations.


Woman charged with embezzlement
March 22, 2016

On March 17, 2016, an officer investigated an embezzlement case filed by B’s music. An employee, Sara Jamison, a 25 year old Mt. Pleasant woman, had been accused of stealing money. The manager stated the employee had taken about $4,900 dollars over the course of 10 weeks.


Mt. Pleasant man leads police on chase
March 21, 2016

At about 2:17 p.m. on March 19, 2016; officers were investigating a trespassing complaint in the 1100 block of East Michigan. The victim observed the suspect vehicle drive past the residence while the officers were on scene. An officer attempted to stop the vehicle when the driver fled the scene. The driver, Brett Finch, a 39 year-old man from Mt. Pleasant, failed to stop. A short pursuit ensued, the suspect exited the vehicle and ran into a residence in the 1600 block of Chippewa Way.


Greeks Clean the Streets
March 21, 2016

66 student members from the Greek community at Central Michigan University and the City of Mt. Pleasant came together on March 20, 2016 to clean the streets in the student residential neighborhoods. 40 bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


St. Patrick’s Day results in 8 arrest and 22 tickets issued
March 18, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day festivities started out uneventful but quickly turned into a busy night for Mt. Pleasant police officers. Officers responded to a number of complaints into early Friday morning. Statistics show that from Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:00 am until Friday, March 18, 2016 at 7:00 am, police received 158 calls for service, arrested 8 people, and wrote 22 tickets for offenses including disorderly conduct, MIP, open intox, and operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.


St. Patrick’s Day Tips
March 16, 2016

St. Patrick's Day is a chance to celebrate Irish heritage, the color green, and a time for fun with friends and family. Many will be wearing green T-shirts, leprechaun hats and shamrock socks for a day of celebration. If you are going out for St. Patrick’s Day or planning a house party, be sure to have a plan in place.


Public open house March 17 for proposed US-127 BR roundabout in Mt. Pleasant
March 10, 2016

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will host a public open house to discuss work planned for the intersection of US-127 Business Route (BR) at North Mission Road in 2017. The project includes intersection improvements and construction of a roundabout.


Deer cull
February 11, 2016

On February 10, 2016, a deer cull was completed within the park system owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Mt. Pleasant. A total of 10 deer were harvested. All harvested venison will be donated to local charitable organizations.


Traffic stop leads to drug arrest
January 25, 2016

On the evening of January 24, 2016, an officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Kevin Lamont Combs, a 41 year old Detroit man, with a suspended driver’s license. Combs was taken into custody for driving with a suspended license. During a pat down, officers discovered two bags of cocaine weighing a total of 14.5 grams, one bag of marijuana weighing 2.7 grams, and a bag containing 8 amphetamine pills.


Vehicle pursuit updated
January 25, 2016

On January 24, 2016 at around 11:00 am, Mt. Pleasant Officers were involved in a vehicle pursuit. An officer observed a vehicle from a “Be on the Lookout” (BOL) on Pickard Road near US 127. The officer attempted to stop the vehicle for not having a license, at which time the suspect fled the scene and a vehicle pursuit ensued. During the pursuit, the suspect fired a handgun out of the vehicle. North of the City of Clare, Clare County Deputies were able to deploy spike strips on the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was stopped and the suspect was taken into custody.


Vehicle pursuit
January 24, 2016

On Jan 24, 2016 at around 11:00 am, Central Dispatch distributed a “Be on the Lookout” (BOL) for a vehicle heading northbound on US 127.


Structure Fire
January 23, 2016

On Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 7:46 am, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department was dispatched to a possible structure fire at Central Concrete Products located at 900 S. Bradley Street.


Broadway Theatre now safe for use following carbon monoxide leak
December 15, 2015

On Monday, Dec. 14, final repairs were made to the heating system at the Broadway Theatre. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department conducted two separate inspections and recorded no presence of carbon monoxide.


Local children to ‘Shop-With-A-Cop’
December 7, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department, in partnership with Walmart, will once again help local children selected by area schools purchase gifts for their families during Shop-With-A-Cop on Dec. 8.


Road rage incident leads to arrest for aggravated assault
December 4, 2015

On the evening of Dec. 3, 2015, Mt. Pleasant Police investigated a complaint of a road rage incident that turned into an aggravated assault in the 400 block of W. Cherry in the City of Mt. Pleasant.


Carbon monoxide leak at Broadway Theatre
December 2, 2015

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, after multiple people reported similar flu-like symptoms at McLaren Central Michigan, the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department received a call from Isabella County Central Dispatch regarding a possible carbon monoxide release at the Broadway Theatre. We responded to the establishment at 10:04 p.m.


City reminds residents of overnight parking laws
November 17, 2015

With winter quickly approaching, in order to accommodate snow removal services, the City is reminding residents of the following overnight parking ordinances:


Ladies' Night Out scheduled for Nov. 14
November 6, 2015

Downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Ladies’ Night Out is dedicated - in every sense of the word - to women. This year’s Nov. 14 event will not only feature fantastic shopping opportunities and giveaways for women, but will also be collecting donations to benefit two local women’s organizations – the Women’s Initiative and the Women’s Aid Service.


City of Mt. Pleasant recognized as five-star community for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate
November 3, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant has been named a five-star community in the annual eCities study for its work to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development.


Mt. Pleasant police warn of a Publishers Clearing House scam
October 29, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department wants to warn the public of a Publishers Clearing House scam. Residents have reported receiving calls from a Midland phone number claiming they are winners of a sum of money through Publishers Clearing House, but they must first send the caller money in order to claim their winnings.


City introduces Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant; now accepting applications
October 26, 2015

The inaugural Citizens’ Academy of Mt. Pleasant is now accepting applications.


Mt. Pleasant police investigate fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct allegation
October 21, 2015

On Oct. 20, 2015, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department began investigating an allegation of a subcontracted driver of the licensed limo service, U-Ride Taxi, inappropriately touching another subcontracted driver of U-Ride. The victim reported a driver of the service touched her inappropriately during a ride on Oct. 19, 2015. With the help of U-Ride, it was determined Sid Tutewiler, a 43-year-old white male from Mt. Pleasant, was the driver in question.


Registration for Man vs. Mountain now open; sign up before Nov. 1 for a discounted rate
October 20, 2015

Registration is now open for the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Man vs. Mountain challenge on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016


Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 30 in Downtown Mt. Pleasant
October 20, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade!


CMU business fraternity donates $750 to Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation
October 8, 2015

With the check in hand, Pi Sigma Epsilon Vice President of Marketing Jake Mitchell, along with President Katiemae Bosscher, presented the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Mt. Pleasant with a $750 donation Tuesday morning.


CMU Greeks clean the streets
October 5, 2015

Thirty-three Central Michigan University (CMU) students, 24 of who are members of CMU’s Greek community, came together on Oct. 4 to clean the streets of the student residential neighborhoods. Forty-four bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street, and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


Mt. Pleasant Police Department statistics from CMU Homecoming 2015
October 4, 2015

This weekend, Central Michigan University (CMU) celebrated Homecoming 2015. The Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to and generated a number of complaints from 7 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2 to 7 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Please see the weekend’s statistics below:


‘Greeks Clean the Streets’ slated for Oct. 4
October 2, 2015

On Sunday, Oct. 4, “Greeks Clean the Streets” for the second time this school year. Four years ago, the City of Mt. Pleasant established a partnership with the Greek community at Central Michigan University. Greek students volunteer their time to clean up the campus neighborhoods. As a result of their dedicated time and effort, they help make the community a better and cleaner place to live.


City of Mt. Pleasant fall leaf collection
October 2, 2015

Residents who live within the City limits may begin raking leaves over the curb on Monday, October 19. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb or to the shoulder in uncurbed areas. Residents are asked to rake the leaves into small piles over the curb, and not cover the storm sewer catch basins.


Riverside Cemetery cleanup begins Oct. 1
September 25, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will begin preparing Riverside Cemetery for winter cleanup. Individual lot owners are asked to remove all flowers, materials, garden hoses and other decorations from the cemetery by October 15 or they will be discarded. Riverside Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day to accommodate those needing to remove decorations.


Weapons Charge
September 24, 2015

On September 23, 2015, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Mt. Pleasant Police officers responded to a fight at the Burger King parking lot. Central Dispatch updated responding officers that one of the suspects was brandishing a handgun. The suspect possessing the firearm, attempted to flee the scene in a vehicle which was stopped at the intersection of Mission and Broomfield.


Fatal Accident
September 17, 2015

On September 17, 2015, at approximately 2:23 p.m., the Mt. Pleasant Police responded to a two car accident on High Street near Henry Street. A truck traveling westbound on High Street, driven by a seventy-nine-year-old Mt. Pleasant man, crossed the center line and hit a vehicle head on traveling eastbound on High Street, which was being driven by a seventy-nine-year-old Weidman woman. The Weidman woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Her identity is not being released until the family has been notified.


City of Mt. Pleasant Hires New Public Relations Coordinator
September 14, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant announces the hiring of Molli Ferency as the new Public Relations Coordinator. Molli joined the Communications Department on September 14, 2015 and will be reporting directly to the City Clerk, Jeremy Howard.


Greeks Clean the Streets
August 31, 2015

Greeks Clean the Streets – 53 student members from the Greek community at Central Michigan University and the City of Mt. Pleasant came together on August 30, 2015 to clean the streets in the student residential neighborhoods. 66 bags of trash were collected from Bellows Street to High Street and from Douglas Street to Lansing Street.


Welcome Weekend
August 30, 2015

This past weekend Central Michigan University celebrated Welcome Weekend in Mt. Pleasant. Thursday 08/27/2015 at 7:00 am through Sunday 08/30/2015 at 7:00 am, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to, and generated, a number of complaints.


Coverage Opportunity
August 30, 2015

This upcoming Sunday will be the first “Greeks Clean the Streets” of 2015-2016 school year.


Hit and Run Accident
August 29, 2015

On August 29, 2015, at approximately 2:11 am, the Mt. Pleasant Police responded to a car/pedestrian accident at the intersection of South Washington and Cherry Street. A twenty-two year old Flint man was struck by a black sedan while crossing South Washington Street. The sedan fled the scene northbound on Washington Street. The Flint man is currently being treated at the hospital for his injuries.


Notice of Broadway Street Riverbank Restoration and Mill Pond Weir Repair Projects
August 7, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant would like to inform citizens and visitors that river and riverbank construction will begin Monday, August 10.


Police seek help from public in credit card fraud crime
July 20, 2015

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


Friends & Fans of Potter Playground follow-up meeting
July 16, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will be holding a meeting to review the proposed site plan for Potter Playground.


PEAK Community Service Day
July 14, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation PEAK program will be holding the 13th Annual Community Service Day food drive at Island Park on July 21 from 12 to 3 p.m.


Mt. Pleasant Adopts Complete Streets Ordinance
July 15, 2015

Consistent with the community’s status as one of the most walkable and bikeable in the State of Michigan, the City of Mt. Pleasant has passed a Complete Streets ordinance, the 26th Michigan community to do so to date. Adopted unanimously by the City Commission on June 22, the ordinance ensures that the planning of capital projects within the community will include, from the outset, the design elements necessary to provide for the needs of all legal roadway users.


Hannah’s Bark Park Opening
July 14, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant, Charter Township of Union and Friends of the Dog Park wish to inform the community of the opening of Hannah’s Bark Park located in Mission Creek Park, 1458 N. Harris St. on Saturday, July 18th. Hours of the park are 8 am – 10 pm, seven days a week. Membership and electronic key fobs are required for entrance and can be purchased at the Parks & Recreation Office in City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street starting Monday, July 13. Hours for City Hall are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Membership cost is $30/year for one dog; $20 for each additional dog. Try the park for a weekly rate of $5 per dog.


Youth Services Unit celebrates 15 years of youth police academy
July 13, 2015

The Youth Services Unit will host its 15th annual summer youth police academy July 13-30 with 29 new students from Isabella County participating in the three-week program.


City Commission Nominating Petitions
July 13, 2015

Nominating Petitions and detailed requirements for the office of City Commissioner are currently available at the office of the City Clerk, 320 W. Broadway Street in Mt. Pleasant. The clerk's office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.


Mount Pleasant gets $250,000 grant to aid in demolition of former hospital facility
July 10, 2015

Residents will finally get to say goodbye to the hospital facility formerly known as the Mt. Pleasant Regional Center for Developmental Disabilities thanks in part to a Blight Elimination Program grant awarded by the Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority.


Attempted abduction
July 10, 2015

Mt. Pleasant Police are asking the public for any additional information regarding an attempted abduction that took place Wednesday July 8, 2015 around 8:40 pm in the area of Crapo and Preston. A female victim was walking her dog in the area when a male subject driving a vehicle pulled alongside her to ask a question. As the woman approached the vehicle, the male suspect grabbed her arm. The female freed herself and got away to safety. Police searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is currently investigating an attempted abduction that took place last night around 8:40 pm in the area of Crapo and Preston. A female victim was walking her dog in the area when a male subject driving a vehicle pulled alongside her to ask a question. As the woman approached the vehicle, the male suspect grabbed her arm. The female freed herself and got away to safety. The police searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.


Attempted abduction
July 9, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department is currently investigating an attempted abduction that took place last night around 8:40 pm in the area of Crapo and Preston. A female victim was walking her dog in the area when a male subject driving a vehicle pulled alongside her to ask a question. As the woman approached the vehicle, the male suspect grabbed her arm. The female freed herself and got away to safety. The police searched the area and were unable to locate the suspect or vehicle.


Main and Washington Streets Conversion to Two-Way
July 9, 2015

The project to convert Main and Washington Streets to two-way streets is scheduled to begin on July 20th and be completed by August 11th. The conversion project will include on street parking on one side of the street, and through the use of signage and sharrows (shared lane bicycle markings), both bikes and cars will share the two 10-foot lanes.


Police find missing man
June 18, 2015

The Mt. Pleasant Police Department located the body of Joshua VanHorn this morning. Officers walking the bank of the Chippewa River discovered VanHorn’s body in the water. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department along with the Isabella County dive team recovered the body from the river.


Missing Person
June 17, 2015

The Department of Public Safety is seek the public help in locating a missing person from Mt. Pleasant.  Mr Joshua VanHorn, a 25 year old Mt. Pleasant man, went missing last light around 8 pm.  Vanhorn was last seen at Nelson park around 8 pm wear a black tank top with a skull on the front and back of the shirt and camouflage shorts.

Update: The search has been suspended for the night and will resume Thursday morning.


Police seek help from public in credit card fraud crime
June 16, 2015

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


Nelson Park Rotary Bridge Ribbon Cutting
June 12, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department wishes to inform citizens of the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Rotary Bridge in Nelson Park.


“Army” of Consumers Energy Employees Volunteer, Present Grant to City of Mt. Pleasant
June 10, 2015

Over 300 Consumers Energy employees volunteered Tuesday morning to beautify three City of Mt. Pleasant-owned locations, and the City accepted $750 in grants from the energy provider’s foundation.


Coneys for a Cause
June 8, 2015

On June 10, 2015, the Pixie restaurant in Mt. Pleasant will be hosting the tenth annual “Coneys for a Cause.”


Shepherd man leads police on chase
June 2, 2015

At about 1:39 a.m. today, a City police officer attempted to stop a vehicle for suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver, Curtis Porter, a 25-year-old man from Shepherd, failed to stop. A short pursuit ensued, until the officer lost sight of the vehicle.


Prescription Drug Drop Off
May 29, 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, hosted a Prescription Drug Drop Off event. This collection allowed residents to drop off unwanted or outdated prescription medication ensuring that the prescriptions were disposed of in a safe manner.  It also kept the drugs out of the hands of people who would misuse them as well as keeping them from entering landfills and groundwater.


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./p>


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.


Movies by Moonlight 2015 Schedule
May 7, 2015

Summer outdoor movies series in Downtown Mt. Pleasant 

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. – 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, announces Downtown Development Director, Michelle Sponseller. 

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.  

Darcy Orlik, Event Coordinator of CMU’s College of Communication and Fine Arts, explains that, “The Movies by Moonlight Planning Committee chose City Hall 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 will be their first opportunity to view movies by moonlight.”  These film screenings are also scheduled in conjunction with Art Reach of Mid Michigan’s Art Walk Central, held August 1 – 22.  

On August 8 at 6:00pm, in conjunction with Movies by Moonlight, area law enforcement agencies will be conducting demonstrations of their gear and equipment, car seat safety checks, preparing child identification kits as well as hosting games and sponsoring the The Lego Movie.  The Home Depot will also be on-site providing three Do-It-Yourself programs.  The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU) has organized this fair to provide fun and free activities for both parents and children.  The NRU hopes this is the first of several events hosted throughout Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods. 

2015 Movie schedule (All movies begin at dusk.)

August 1          Cinderella, Disney’s 1950 animated classic (G), sponsored by Mercantile Bank 

August 8          The Lego Movie, (PG), sponsored by The Neighborhood Resource Unit

6 p.m.  Enjoy demonstrations, games, car seat safety checks and completion of child identification kits.  Hosted by area law enforcement agencies. 

August 15        Singin’ in the Rain, (G), sponsored by Mercantile Bank 

Movies by Moonlight was founded in 2012 and is a joint partnership by Central Michigan University’s College of Communication and Fine Arts, City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Bank and Max and Emily’s Eatery.


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.


Pickard Street Closure – Railroad Maintenance
April 29, 2015

Pickard Street between Harris and Main Streets will be closed to through traffic from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15, so that the railroad company can perform maintenance work on the tracks. Pickard Street businesses on the west side of the railroad tracks will be accessible from the west only, and businesses on the east side of the tracks will be accessible from the east only. No through traffic will be allowed.

The detour routes are as follows:
Commercial (heavy) truck traffic must use one of the following: Mission (US127BR) to High Street (M20) to Bradley to Pickard; Pickard to Bradley to High Street; or Pickard to Lincoln Road to High Street.

Passenger vehicles can use Pickard to Main Street to Broadway, Broadway to Harris, then to Harris to Pickard Street, or Mission to High Street, then Bradley to Pickard.

 

MDOT Detour Rout Map


Community input sought on Potter Playground

April 29, 2015

The City of Mt. Pleasant and the Washington Street Neighborhood Group
is seeking input from residents regarding the future development of Potter Playground.  Residents are invited to meet and share ideas with the City Parks Department and Neighborhood Resource Unit on Sunday, May 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at the corner of Maple and Pine Streets. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to St. John’s Church, 206 W. Maple.  Come and bring a friend! Your ideas will drive future plans for this playground!  For more information contact Joshua Wozniak, City Parks and Grounds, jwozniak@mt-pleasant.org or (989) 779-5342 or see the City of Mt. Pleasant website here – www.mt-pleasant.org/potterplaygroundflyer.pdf.


Citywide Trade your Treasures and Residential Large Item Pick-up
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 garages and basements.The Trade Your Treasures program, set for Saturday and Sunday, May 2 and 3, 2015, is a way for residents to exchange unwanted items with other residents simply by placing the items at the curb.  Residents should place unwanted items at the curb with a FREE sign on Friday evening, and those items will be available for trade on Saturday and Sunday.  Residents are responsible for the proper disposal of all items not claimed by Sunday.  Stickers can be purchased to have any remaining large items picked up by city crews during the Large Item Pick Up on May 8th. To guarantee pick up during the Large Item Pick Up, residents must sign up and purchase stickers for each item by May 7th.  Residents can sign up and purchase stickers at City Hall, 320 W. Broadway Street, or the Division of Public Works office, 1303 N. Franklin Street.  Collection stickers are $10 for each item that does not contain Freon and $35 for each item that does contain Freon.  REFRIGERATORS AND FREEZERS LEFT AT THE CURB MUST HAVE THE DOORS SECURED.All large items, which require stickers, must be at the curb by 7:30 a.m. on Friday, May 8th for pick up by city crews.Questions may be directed to the City of Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Works at (989) 779-5401.  Residents are encouraged to call with a list of items available for trading.  More information can be found on the city’s web page here - http://www.mt-pleasant.org/news/street_and_fleet/TYT_LIC_2015.asp.


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. The incident occurred in the parking lot of the Chase Run apartment building complex. Officers found Lawrence Howard Jr, 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.


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
Robbery suspect outstanding after demanding prescription drugs
March 10, 2015

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. March 10, 2015 – Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to a robbery over prescription drugs at about 10:45 a.m. today in the 800th block of Whitney Street.


Robbery Suspect Arrested
March 4, 2015

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. March 3, 2015 – Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to a robbery at about 3:40 a.m., Feb. 27 at the 7-11 store, 2397 S. Mission Street. Police gathered evidence and interviewed the night clerk, who was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, which was shared with other law enforcement agencies.


City resumes alley-side refuse and recycling pickup
Updated March 4, 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

MT. PLEASANT, Mich. Feb. 27, 2015 – Mt. Pleasant police officers responded to a robbery about 3:40 a.m. Feb. 27 at the 7-11 store, 2397 S. Mission Road. Police gathered evidence and interviewed the night clerk, who was able to provide a detailed description of the suspect and his vehicle, which was shared with law enforcement agencies.



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.



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.


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
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.


Winter Break Public Service Announcement
December 8, 2014

Each year over Winter Break, December 13, 2014-January 11, 2015, some of Central Michigan University residents become victims of breaking and entry and car larceny. If you follow a few simple steps you can assist the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, in limiting the opportunity for criminals to taking advantage of you and our community.  


Western Weekend Stats
November 23, 2014

This past weekend the rivalry game between Central Michigan University vs Western Michigan University occurred.  Friday November 21, 2014, 7:00 am through Sunday November 23, 2014 at 7:00 am, the Mt. Pleasant Police Department responded to, and generated, a number of complaints.  


Western Weekend
November 20, 2014

The Central Michigan University vs. Western Michigan University rival football game is Saturday, Nov. 22, and the Department of Public Safety is reminding residents of laws and ordinances to maintain a safe environment for those who live in and visit our community. 


Third annual Pumpkin Promenade planned for October 31
October 16, 2014

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the third annual Pumpkin Promenade on October 31.


2014 Construction Project Update
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


Curb replacement at the intersection of Eastpointe Drive and Sweeney Street
August 12, 2014

Curb replacement will take place at the intersection of Eastpointe Drive and Sweeney Street from approximately 7:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13 to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14.

The entire intersection will be closed to traffic during this time.


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.


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.


Riverside Cemetery spring cleanup
March 24, 2014

As the spring cleanup begins for Riverside Cemetery, all Christmas wreaths, flowers and other decorations must be removed before April 15 or they will be discarded.


Refuse and recycling change to take place March 31
March 20, 2014

As of March 31, refuse and recycling will no longer be collected in the alleys.


City of Mt. Pleasant continues commitment to accessibility with addition of trail audio tour
March 18, 2014

The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Parks and Recreation Department has added another level of accessibility to the City's parks through the installation of an audio tour.


City of Mt. Pleasant receives SAW Grant from State of Michigan
March 17, 2014

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that the City of Mt. Pleasant has been granted nearly $2 million to develop an asset management program for the City's sewer system and develop a storm water management plan.


Registration open for Parks & Recreation 2014 spring and summer programs
March 1, 2014

There is something for everyone with Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation's spring and summer programs. Registration is now open for several youth and adult programs.


City issues order for all residential water customers to let water run
February 14, 2014

Due to the excessively deep frost, residential water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant should run a stream of water in their homes effective immediately to prevent frozen service lines.


Christmas trees being collected December 30 through January 17
December 12, 2013

The City of Mt. Pleasant Street Department staff will pick up discarded Christmas trees from City residents beginning Dec. 30, 2013.


Winter weather parking and residence reminders
December 9, 2013

As snowplows are out and about clearing the streets of snow, City residents should be aware of several things in regards to parking and their residences.


Dickens' Christmas Festival celebrates 20 years
November 25, 2013

Kick off the holiday season the old-fashioned way at the 20th annual Downtown Mt. Pleasant Dickens’ Christmas Festival on December 7.


Demolition work on Mt. Pleasant Center property to begin November 18
November 14, 2013

Hazardous material abatement and demolition will soon begin on the former Mt. Pleasant Regional Center as the City of Mt. Pleasant takes yet another step in getting the land ready for future redevelopment.


Do something awesome at "For the Love of Mt. Pleasant
October 24, 2013

A return visit in November by an internationally-known speaker will encourage Mt. Pleasant area residents to make something great happen.


City of Mt. Pleasant 2013 fall leaf collection schedule
October 1, 2013

Residents who live within the City limits may begin raking leaves over the curb on Monday, October 21.


Parks & Recreation 2013 fall programs: Information and deadlines
September 30, 2013

Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation heads into fall with these upcoming programs and events.


Zombie Run to invade Mt. Pleasant on Friday the 13th
September 3, 2013

CMU students and the Mt. Pleasant community are invited to run for their lives at the inaugural Zombie Run on September 13.


New Mission Street grid street complete
August 19, 2013

A major step has been taken in making one of our City’s busiest streets safer and more accessible.


Farmers’ Market 40th anniversary celebration planned for August 8
July 30, 2013

The Mt. Pleasant community is invited to help celebrate as the Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market commemorates its 40th anniversary on August 8.


Capital Improvement Plan prioritizes sidewalk gap completion for 2014
June 11, 2013

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


Michigan ASA Girls’ Softball State Championship Tournament slides into mid-Michigan
June 10, 2013

Thousands of players, families and coaches will visit the Mt. Pleasant area June 27 through 30 for the Michigan Amateur Softball Association (ASA) Girls' Fastpitch State Tournament.


City Commission Nominating Petitions available
June 6, 2013

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


Registration deadline approaching for the 13th annual Youth Police Academy
June 6, 2013

The deadline to register for the Mt. Pleasant Police Department’s 13th annual Youth Police Academy is June 10.


Coneys for a Cause to benefit youth in central Michigan
June 5, 2013

The central Michigan community can enjoy 99 cent Pixie coney dogs while helping area youth at the eighth annual Coneys for a Cause June 12.


Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market celebrates 40 years of fresh, local food
June 3, 2013

The mid-Michigan community can once again browse a wide variety of locally grown fruits, vegetables, crafts and flowers as the City of Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ Market kicks off its 40th anniversary June 6.


Mt. Pleasant Public Safety to participate in National Take-Back Initiative
April 22, 2013

Members of the Mt. Pleasant community will have another opportunity to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription on April 27 as the Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Safety and Walgreens participate in the National Take-Back Initiative for prescription drugs.


Trade Your Treasures & Large Item Collection Programs to take place in May
April 19, 2013

City residents have an opportunity to get rid of unwanted items during the City's Trade Your Treasures and Residential Large Item Collection programs in May.


City to host community open house April 23
April 12, 2013

City residents and other community members have an opportunity to provide input on the City’s Master Plan update and the results of the Mt. Pleasant Center Highest and Best Use Study at a community open house April 23.


City recognizes three property owners with Community Improvement Awards
April 11, 2013

Three property owners in the City of Mount Pleasant have been recognized for making substantial improvements to their properties in 2012.


City, Isabella County implement emergency notification service
March 6, 2013

City residents and businesses, along with others in Isabella County, now have the opportunity to be notified immediately should emergencies or severe weather occur.


Video, new photo available of armed robbery suspect
February 19, 2013

Additional video has been captured of the suspect in the February armed robbery incident and this video is now available.


Freakin' Freezing Challenge coming to Mt. Pleasant February 9
February 4, 2013

The inaugural Freakin' Freezing Challenge, a unique winter-themed 5K obstacle course through Mt. Pleasant's park system, will challenge its participants on February 9 to brave Michigan's brutal elements.


Mt. Pleasant public safety offers permanent prescription drug drop box
January 9, 2013

Unused or expired medications are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse, causing a vital public health and safety issue. The City of Mt. Pleasant Division of Public Safety is again addressing this issue, and now on a permenant basis.


Christmas trees being collected January 2 through 11
December 21, 2012

The City of Mt. Pleasant Street Department staff will pick up discarded Christmas trees from City residents beginning Jan. 2, 2013.


Inaugural Adult Coed Winter Kickball Tournament
December 8, 2012

A new, outdoor tournament has been organized for those who enjoy getting out and active in the cold, winter weather.


City of Mt. Pleasant 2013 refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule
December 7, 2012

City of Mt. Pleasant refuse and recycling holiday collection schedule.


Registration open for Kindergarten-Second Grade Basketball Program
December 4, 2012

Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for its Kindergarten through Second Grade Basketball Program.


Third-Sixth Grade Basketball Program to begin in January
December 2, 2012

Mt. Pleasant Parks & Recreation is now accepting registrations for its Third through Sixth Grade Basketball Program.


Dickens' Christmas Festival comes to Downtown Mt. Pleasant
November 28, 2012

Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way at downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Dickens’ Christmas Festival, November 30 and December 1.


Vision of Mt. Pleasant Center property development delayed
November 12, 2012

Release of the highest and best use study results on the Mt. Pleasant Center property, which was projected to take place earlier this fall, is being prolonged in order to allow for further research.