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Matthew Sous saw his first proposal as a city commissioner pass during the Aug. 10 meeting. On a mission to make recycling accessible for more Mount Pleasant residents and students, Sous proposed the program, which passed along with several amendments to the city's solid waste ordinance. "Passing this will be a huge step forward for the city of Mount Pleasant," Sous said.
Mount Pleasant attorney Todd Levitt is appealing an Isabella County court's decision to dismiss his defamation case against a Central Michigan University student over a Twitter account that parodied him. Levitt sued Central Michigan University senior Zachary Felton in June 2014 after the two feuded on Twitter using their respective accounts.
Art Walk Central is a month-long art-infused series of events that will take place throughout August. Attendees will be able to choose from a wide range of activities, including chalk art, watching an art battle or painting the streets downtown. Beginning July 30, an art battle will take place at 6 p.m.
Marlene Syrette dances for her ancestors."I dance for people who cannot dance," she said.Syrette attended the 31st Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Pow wow July 24 at the Tribal Campgrounds.
At the July 27 City Commission meeting, commissioners will hold a public hearing to discuss amending Mount Pleasant's zoning ordinance for the Mission Overlay Zone.The zone focuses on the redevelopment of buildings along or adjacent to Mission Street, allowing flexible zoning and design standards that could improve the city's tax base and overall appearance, according to city documents. Currently, the ordinance allows first-floor residential uses if they function as a transition between commercial and single-family dwellings.
Comedy night of the annual Native Fest was hosted July 22 at the Ziibiwing Center for its 10th year. As part of the celebration, comedian and cartoonist for the Santa Fe New Mexican daily, Ricardo Caté, performed stand-up at the event.Native Fest is a part of the tribe’s homecoming week.
What started as a public hearing to appeal a decision of the Mount Pleasant Planning Commission turned into a series of comments from residents about student housing and behavior.At the July 22 Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, board members were set to discuss and possibly appeal the Planning Commission's May 7 decision to deny a Special Use Permit for a duplex at 714 S.
Food Truck Fridays will switch to Food Truck Mondays beginning July 27. Local food truck entrepreneurs will be outside the Central Michigan University Research Corporation every Monday from 11 a.m.
About 30 kids became cadets training in the police academy today during the defensive tactics portion of the Youth Services Unit. The three-week program, on its 15th year, serves as a way for Isabella County kids to learn more about work in law enforcement through hands-on activities.
Today, the first barks were heard in Hannah's Bark Park as the ribbon was cut, marking the official opening of the long-awaited off-leash dog park.The idea for the park was inspired by Hannah Simons-Scalise, a Central Michigan University student who passed away in 2011 with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
The Ziibiwing Cultural Center will host a four-day celebration of American Indian Culture with Nativefest from July 21-30. The festival will begin with Car Bingo on July 21.
Mount Pleasant Parks & Recreation will host Community Service Day beginning at noon July 21 at Island Park.The department will be collecting non-perishable foods during the event, and after the event at their office in City Hall.
Students could see new recycling ordinances this fall, as part of the city's proposed amendments to their solid waste program.During a July 13 Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting, commissioners voted to hold a public hearing on their proposed amendments for Aug.
The Mount Pleasant City Commission will discuss funding for an overlay project on Bellows Street at their upcoming July 13 meeting.The city engineering department submitted a Michigan Department of Environmental Quality grant application of ultra-thin overlays on some city streets, including Bellows Street to Crapo Street to Isabella Road.
Planning Commissioner Michael Kostrzewa said the M-2 District will never look like a family-occupied dwelling.Kostrzewa used a comparison to Chicago to demonstrate the differences he sees in student neighborhoods there, and those included in the M-2 District, which are north of campus between Bellows and High streets."There is a mediocrity of buildings that have been done there," he said.
Main and Washington streets will be converted into two-way streets by Aug. 11.The project will begin on July 20.
After beginning construction in 2013, Hannah's Bark Park will open on July 18.The 3.6 acre park was funded by a partnership between Union Township and Mount Pleasant, as well as through a non-profit group called "Friends of the Dog Park." The organization raised $39,188 through community outreach and fundraising, and the city and township matched the funds dollar for dollar.The idea for the park came from Hannah Simons-Scalise, a Central Michigan University student who passed away in 2011 with Ewings Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
Father Denis Heames, priest at St. Mary's University Parish, has been placed on administrative leave due to "boundary violations related to his priestly ministry," according to a press release from the Catholic Diocese of Saginaw. "Last weekend, it was brought to my attention that Father Heames has been involved in boundary violations related to his priestly conduct, serious enough to require appropriate assessment and treatment," said Bishop Cistone in the press release.
Art Reach will present its newly remodeled offices and programming space expansion at 5 p.m. on July 22. During months of construction, Art Reach has added 800 square feet to be used for programming.
Today debuts pieces of furniture cut, sculpted and transformed by local artists throughout downtown Mount Pleasant.Art Reach of Mid Michigan's annual Chair Affair begins with the display of more than 40 pieces of furniture, including Adirondack chairs, benches and tables.