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City commission amends panhandling ordinance

(04/25/16 9:58pm)

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.
















New city commissioners rethink old business

(01/12/16 3:37pm)

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.