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To assist residents in casting their votes on election day, the City of Mount Pleasant is hiring election inspectors for the August 2 primary elections and November 8 general elections. According to a press release Wednesday, applicants must be registered Michigan voters without prior felonies or election crime convictions.
After holding a public hearing at its Monday meeting, the Mount Pleasant City Commission voted not to move an amendment change that would lower the percentage of signatures needed for residents to move initiatives and referendums to the commission. Section 3 of Article VI of the city's charter requires initiative and referendum petitions be signed by "qualified, registered electors of the City, equal to not less than 18 percent of the number of votes casted for candidates for the office of governor at the last preceding general election in the city."If passed, the amendment would stipulate a flat rate of 600 signatures or 10 percent of the number of votes casted to elect a governor in the preceding general election. If passed Monday, the proposed language change would have been added to the November ballot for residents to vote on it.The motion needed a three-fifths vote to pass.
The remaining city-owned property at the Mt. Pleasant Center will be demolished by the end of the month. Before the demolition project is complete, the city is inviting residents to take photographs of the exterior of the remaining buildings from 2 to 4 p.m.
A motion to amend and repeal several Mount Pleasant City Code of Ordinances addressing dangerous, distracting and intimidating conduct in certain places was passed tonight at the Mount Pleasant City Council meeting.This revisited discussions had late last month, which called into question if the city was in violation of prohibiting solicitation within 50 feet of intersections, ATMs and other businesses.The updated amendments lessened the solicitation prohibition space by 10 feet, from 50 to 40. The amendment also removed the phrase "begging in a public place" from section 131.14 back in December, which was created to keep solicitors from bothering residents in public places.
The Mount Pleasant City Commission voted to update its fire code ordinance at tonight's meeting. The update will reference the 2012 version of the International Fire Code, instead of the 2006 guidelines.
A site plan and special use permit has been approved for a Texas Roadhouse restaurant.The restaurant will be located on vacant land in front of the Mount Pleasant Shopping Center on Mission Street.
Mount Pleasant city commissioners continued discussing an ordinance that places restrictions on panhandling during tonight's work session.The ordinance, which was passed in December, prohibits solicitation within 50 feet of intersections, ATMs and other businesses.
The city of Mount Pleasant issued 2,202 tickets for violation of the ordinance between Dec. 1 and March 21.
When Mayor Kathy Ling moved to Mount Pleasant in 1971, she thought she expected to stay in for about three years.“Within three years, I had gotten involved in local government and we’ve never really wanted to leave,” said Ling.
The city commission is working to control disruptive behaviors during popular weekends at Central Michigan University by moving the focus from individuals to popular locations that the disruptive behavior occurs.
The Mount Pleasant city commission unanimously voted to terminate its contract with APM Mosquito Control for mosquito control services at its Feb.
Central Michigan University will undergo reaffirmation process for accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission on April 25 and 26.Claudia Douglass, who works for the office of vice provost for academic effectiveness at CMU, presented on the reaffirmation process at the Feb.
A pedestrian lighting project is being considered by the city commission that would cover one side of Douglas Street, University Street, Franklin Street and Lansing Street.The total project cost is estimated at $309,000.
The Mount Pleasant city commission will decide if the city will terminate its contract with APM Mosquito Control at its Feb.
Alana D’Ambrosos-Berry awoke to horrific screams coming from outside her house just after midnight Nov.
Mount Pleasant’s new zoning ordinance plans to work the redevelopment of Mission Street and Pickard Street from its current auto-centric form to a mixed-use, multi-modal form.Discussions of the scope of work for the new zoning ordinance was held in the work session after the Jan.
Kathleen Ling believes that the quality of government a community has is entirely dependant on the willingness of citizens being involved.
If you live between Bellows and High Streets, it's hard to avoid a code violation if there is trash on your lawn, or your car is parked in the wrong place. That's because one of three code enforcement officers in Mount Pleasant was hired to specifically focus on student-populated neighborhoods north of campus.
After being sworn in as new Mount Pleasant City Commissioners, Allison Lents, who was appointed vice mayor, Nick Madaj and Lori Gillis went straight to work.The three brought up items passed by the commission in 2015, before they were official part of Mount Pleasant's governing body.The three new commissioners raised the possibility of terminating the contract with APM Mosquito Control on sprays in search of a more environmentally-friendly option.At its Nov.
Only minutes after being elected as one of three new Mount Pleasant city commissioners, Allison Lents was elected vice mayor.Although comfortable with the city hall space after having been on the planning commision and zoning commission prior to being elected, Lents said she arrived a half hour early to calm her nerves.At the Jan.