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In 2014, the city entered an agreement with Central Michigan University to administer and enforce the city's metered parking adjacent to campus.The CMU parking enforcement team is responsible for issuing citations, processing payments, handling complaints and appeals and collecting unpaid citations.
The City Commission discussed changes to make to their solid waste program June 8 during their work session.The goal of the program is to have more incentives for residents and students to recycle.Commissioner Matthew Sous said students play a large role in the program."Recycling does not work without the students," he said. Along with recycling, the program works to address trash carts left at curbs, the structure of bag and tag fees and allowing non-residential occupants to utilize the bag and tag as an option. Areas the commission discussed were in between Bellows to High streets, Broadway to Pickard streets and the train tracks to Fancher Street.
A neighborhood parking update was presented by Building Official Brian Kench on June 8 at the City Commission meeting.A neighborhood parking analysis was done in the neighborhoods adjacent to Central Michigan University to determine what changes were necessary to on-street parking regulations in order to ensure several goals, including a balance in addressing student and resident needs, a reasonable amount of on-street parking, increased use in designated parking areas, sufficient travel lanes and on-street metered parking.The pilot programs were divided into six studies. The first followed a 2014 agreement with the university to administer and enforce the city's metered parking adjacent to campus.
Mount Pleasant Police Department Chief and Division of Public Safety Director Glenn Feldhauser led a discussion on behavior in mostly student-populated neighborhood M-2 during the City Commission's work session Tuesday. The M2 district holds a majority of near-campus student housing, including house or apartments converted to fit three to six people. Feldhauser pointed out the department's primary concerns, which could be split into two categories: nuisance parties and neighborhood appearance, including trash, parking, furniture and tall grass. In 2014, the department collected data on their diversion program, which offers those charged with misdemeanors an alternative to criminal court.
The Mount Pleasant City Commission approved several items at its meeting Tuesday.A presentation was given by Lisa Hadden and Bill Strickler, race directors for Le Tour de Mont Pleasant, urging commissioners to approve support for the seventh annual race, to take place the weekend of June 12.
Mount Pleasant Mayor Jim Holton is not a fan of roundabouts."I would rather take (the blueprint) and paper cut my eyeball than approve a roundabout down there," he said.Holton was referring to plans to construct a roundabout at Bellows and Washington streets.
A study done by the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe showed there is still E. Coli present in the Chippewa River, presented by Water Quality Specialist Carey Pauquette at the May 11 City Commission meeting at City Hall. The annual water quality assessment showed the North Branch of the river has the highest presence of E.
Isabella County commissioners passed a resolution of support for Michigan's controversial road funding proposal at Tuesday's County Board of Commissioners meeting.Five out of the seven county officials voted in favor of the resolution which urged county voters to help pass Proposal 1 on the May 5 election ballot. Proposal 1's sales tax increase and its attached legislation has been the center of controversy for voters, pundits and law makers across the state. Commissioners in favor of Prop 1 and the county resolution agreed the measure was Michigan's last best chance to fix its crumbing roads despite its flaws."There's a reason why its not pretty — It’s a compromise," said Commissioner Michael Fisher of District 7. "That's not easy these days.
City residents had stern words for students living in their neighborhoods during a public meeting.Five citizens spoke out at public meeting Jan.
When Sharon Tilmann announced that she would be stepping down for mayor, her daughter joked that it wouldn’t be the last they would see of her on the commission and that when she were to die they would just stuff her body and put her up on the dias.“It’s like jeeze,” Tilmann laughed.
To honor 60 years worth of bettering
Marijuana decriminalization in Mount Pleasant just got two more voices of opposition in the form of Michigan's governor and attorney general.Both Gov.