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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.

Liaison meeting discusses ways to curb student behavior

(11/11/15 10:44pm)

A task force of students, city officials, law enforcement and Mount Pleasant residents was assembled to answer one question: How can student behavior be addressed to improve city and student relationships?The CMU/city liaison committee met for the first time last night to brainstorm ideas. "We're not going to walk out of here with a solution," said City Manager Nancy Ridley.

City, university to partner on lights north of campus

(11/09/15 10:56pm)

Students walking to or from downtown will not have to make their trek in the dark much longer.At tonights Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting, commissioners unanimously voted to accept $60,000 from CMU to aid in the cost of lighting on streets north of campus, with student safety and behavior in mind."CMU is really stepping forward for this, and we're going to step forward together on these issues," said Mount Pleasant Mayor Jim Holton.

City works with university on possible roundabout

(10/26/15 9:19pm)

When the Mount Pleasant City Commission first brought up a roundabout on Washington and Bellows streets in May, Mayor Jim Holton said he would rather paper cut his eyeball with the blueprint of it than talk about construction. During its work session tonight, plans for the roundabout were brought up again."I would rather drop a bowling ball on my bare foot in the shower," Holton said this time. Whether Holton likes it or not, a roundabout at Washington and Bellows is a possibility with Central Michigan University partnership. Public Works Director John Zang said CMU is in the process of getting bids for what the roundabout would look like so the city can approve its design.

City proclaims Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day

(10/12/15 9:00pm)

At tonight's Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting, Mayor Jim Holton declared Oct. 12, 2015 Indigenous Peoples Day. The meeting began with a special drum ceremony from Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Chief Steve Pego, followed by a proclamation from Holton. Pego expressed his gratitude to the commission."If more people started working with their hearts, the world wouldn't be a bad place to live," he said. Holton highlighted the proclamation, saying Mount Pleasant and the Tribe have a relationship based on mutual respect and trust.