Spring cleanup has begun at Riverside Cemetery. All materials on grave sites must be removed by April 15 or they will be discarded. Plantings may be placed beginning May 1. Riverside Cemetery is open daily from dawn to dusk.
Charles Marohn, president of Strong Towns, a national nonprofit working to strengthen financial resilience in America's towns and cities, will lead a series of activities in the City of Mt. Pleasant on Thursday, April 13. During this interactive event, participants will learn Strong Towns’ principles of financial solvency, incremental development, local economic growth and bottom-up activism as they apply to the City of Mt. Pleasant and the surrounding region.
The City of Mt. Pleasant is seeking volunteers for the construction and installation of the Timber Town 2.0 playscape at Island Park.
The City of Mt. Pleasant's Historic District Commission (HDC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Improvement Awards.
Registration continues for the City of Mt. Pleasant Parks and Recreation’s Man vs. Mountain challenge on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017.
This Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2-3, feel the holiday spirit at the annual “Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration” downtown. A community tradition for 23 years, the annual event offers a variety of activities for the whole family, including a sing-a-long and tree lighting ceremony on Friday, and hot-off-the-griddle pancakes with Santa and the lighted parade on Saturday.
In keeping with the belief that the holidays are about thanking those people and organizations who give so much over the course of the year, the Mt. Pleasant Christmas Celebration committee is pleased to announce Central Michigan University President George Ross and First Lady Elizabeth Ross as grand marshals of the 2016 Lighted Parade on Saturday, Dec. 3. The parade will begin at 6 p.m. downtown Mt. Pleasant.
The City of Mt. Pleasant is reminding residents of the following overnight parking regulations:
Clearing snow from sidewalks in business districts; a reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)November 21, 2016
It is the responsibility of the commercial property owner to remove snow from sidewalks in business districts within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rain fall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleaned by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday.
Shop local on Nov. 26 for Small Business Saturday. Launched in 2010, this annual event encourages people across the country to celebrate and support small, neighborhood businesses and all they do for their communities.
The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fifth annual Pumpkin Promenade!
Residents and visitors are invited to visit to the second annual Fall Open House in downtown Mt. Pleasant for a Saturday full of festivities! Attendees will be offered samples, specials and great coupons for future deals from local retailers, restaurants and eateries.
Potential commercial property buyers and lessors are invited to see Mt. Pleasant’s “Downtown Reimagined” on Aug. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. Hosted by downtown Mt. Pleasant, this real estate open house will showcase commercial properties of all sizes currently available for redevelopment. Featured spaces will be open for tours and city staff will be present to answer questions about zoning, building codes, and state and local incentives.
The City of Mt. Pleasant Parks Department will begin preparing Riverside Cemetery for spring cleanup. Individual lot owners are asked to remove all flowers, materials, garden hoses and other decorations from the cemetery by April 15 or they will be discarded. Riverside Cemetery is open from dawn to dusk every day to accommodate those needing to remove decorations.
On February 10, 2016, a deer cull was completed within the park system owned, operated, and maintained by the City of Mt. Pleasant. A total of 10 deer were harvested. All harvested venison will be donated to local charitable organizations.
On Monday, Dec. 14, final repairs were made to the heating system at the Broadway Theatre. The Mt. Pleasant Fire Department conducted two separate inspections and recorded no presence of carbon monoxide.
The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade!
The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the fourth annual Pumpkin Promenade.
Residents who live within the City limits may begin raking leaves over the curb on Monday, October 19. Leaves should be raked into the street along the curb or to the shoulder in uncurbed areas. Residents are asked to rake the leaves into small piles over the curb, and not cover the storm sewer catch basins.
Consistent with the community’s status as one of the most walkable and bikeable in the State of Michigan, the City of Mt. Pleasant has passed a Complete Streets ordinance, the 26th Michigan community to do so to date. Adopted unanimously by the City Commission on June 22, the ordinance ensures that the planning of capital projects within the community will include, from the outset, the design elements necessary to provide for the needs of all legal roadway users.
Over 300 Consumers Energy employees volunteered Tuesday morning to beautify three City of Mt. Pleasant-owned locations, and the City accepted $750 in grants from the energy provider’s foundation.
Downtown Mt. Pleasant is scheduled to continue the replacement of dead and diseased with a variety of new trees in an effort to clean up and expand the tree canopy planted more than 15 years ago.
The City’s Water Department has lifted the run water notice citing there is no longer a risk of freezing pipes due to warmer temperatures and decreasing frost levels.
This upcoming Sunday will be the first “Greeks Clean the Streets” of 2015.
Reminder from the Neighborhood Resource Unit (NRU)
MT. PLEASANT, Mich. Feb. 26, 2015 – It is the responsibility of the commercial property owner to remove snow from sidewalks in business districts within 18 hours after snow, sleet, or freezing rain fall, with the exception of Sundays and holidays (Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year’s Day). In this case, snow must be cleaned by noon the day following the Sunday or holiday. If the snow or ice is too hard to remove, the owner must spread enough sand or other abrasive to make travel safe, and, as soon as weather permits, must clear a path of at least 48 inches in width.
Due to the current frost levels, some water customers in the City of Mt. Pleasant should run a small stream of water in their homes and businesses. The homes at risk of frozen city water lines have already been notified directly, via door tag, and any others at risk in the future will be notified at that time. Current businesses believed to be at risk of frozen city water lines include the downtown businesses located on Broadway, from Oak Street to Franklin Street, and on Main Street, from Michigan Street to Mosher Street. There is a map inside of the release.
The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween in Downtown Mt. Pleasant at the third annual Pumpkin Promenade on October 31.
Kick off the holiday season the old-fashioned way at the 20th annual Downtown Mt. Pleasant Dickens’ Christmas Festival on December 7.
CMU students and the Mt. Pleasant community are invited to run for their lives at the inaugural Zombie Run on September 13.
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Step back in time and enjoy the holidays the old-fashioned way at downtown Mt. Pleasant’s Dickens’ Christmas Festival, November 30 and December 1.