BRUSH-$45 for initial 30 minutes
Over 30 minutes, you will be billed $1.65 per minute plus 10.5% overhead for each minute over the initial 30 minutes.
Christmas Tree Collection
*CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION HAS BEEN COMPLETED FOR 2023*
The Street Department collects discarded Christmas trees from residents within the city limits each January. This curbside collection can be utilized by attaching two City refuse tags to the tree, for a cost of $6.30. Individual tags for this service can be purchased at Meijer, Ric’s, Green Tree Grocery Co-Op and City Hall.
The 2023 Christmas tree collection dates will be January 9-20, 2023. Any trees remaining after January 20, 2023 may be taken to the Materials Recovery Facility, 4208 E. River Road, Mt. Pleasant, or disposed of through the City’s brush chipping program.
Leaf Pick-UpFor the most recent information click here.
- All residents and commercial establishment operators should first contact a plumber before calling the City for assistance with sewer back-ups (sink or shower will not drain, toilet will not flush, water back-up from basement floor drain, etc.).
- The plumber is responsible for determining if the problem is in the property owner’s sanitary sewer service or lead.
- If the plumber believes the cause is in the sewer main, the plumber should contact Public Works at (989) 779-5401, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (after hours calls should be directed to Central Dispatch at (989) 773-1000.
Filing a claim for damages following a sewer backup:
The Street Department replaces broken and/or hazardous sections of existing sidewalk each summer. If you see a sidewalk in need of repair, please call Public Works at (989) 779-5401.
The Street Department is responsible for snow removal and ice control on city streets. Street crews are available 24 hours a day to respond to inclement winter weather.
The City is divided into four snowplowing routes and five salting routes. Major streets and downtown businesses are plowed first, followed by local (residential) streets, then parking lots, and lastly cul-de-sacs and alleys.
- A recent change to the City’s parking ordinance allows for overnight street parking, except in the downtown area.
- Overnight parking on the street in the downtown area is not allowed at any time of year.
- Salting and plowing may start anytime during the day or night.
- Cars should be off the streets or parked in driveways overnight when inclement weather is predicted.
- If a snow emergency is declared, you are required by ordinance to remove your vehicle from the street.
- Vehicles parked on the street during a snow emergency are subject to ticketing and towing.
- Avoid parking on streets when inclement weather is predicted.
- Clearing sidewalks of snow within 24 hours, including your mailbox approach. (Streets/Parks staff clear sidewalks in some areas of the City. See the map of sidewalk snow plow routes for details.)
- Checking your mailbox posts. If the post is worn, rotted, or too close to the roadway, it may be damaged from the weight of the snow being plowed. Please check the U.S. Postal Service requirements if you wish to move your mailbox post.
Please report streetlight outages directly to Consumers Energy at (800) 477-5050 or online at https://www.consumersenergy.com/outages/street-light. If there is an issue with one of the blue City-owned decorative lights, please contact Public Works at (989) 779-5401 or send an email to email@example.com.
Tree PlantingUnder the Urban Forestry Plan, property owners may register to have a tree planted in the right of way in front of their property. Each parcel and/or property owner is allowed one free tree per year. The street crew will determine the best location for the tree in the right-of-way. Once the tree is planted, the property owner is asked to water the tree per the directions provided. To have a tree planted, fill out a Tree Application and mail back to Public Works at 320 W. Broadway, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1 for planting in the spring. Click here to view the Tree Planting Brochure.
If a resident wishes to plant their own tree in the right-of-way, a permit must first be obtained from the Public Works office. There is no charge for the permit, however, there is a limitation to the size and species of tree that can be planted in this area. For more information, please contact Public Works at (989) 779-5401.
Each year the Street Department hires a contractor, through a bid process, to trim specified street trees in the rights-of-way throughout the City. If you notice any street trees that are in need of attention, please call Public Works at (989) 779-5401.
Bulk WaterThe City of Mt. Pleasant’s bulk water fill station is designed for contractors who need to fill a large tank for projects, such as hydroseeding, well drilling, or landscaping. The fill station is located at the Street Department, 1303 N. Franklin Avenue.
- Click Here to complete the application and pay online
- Matt Weaver, Streets & Motor Pool Superintendent, email@example.com, (989) 779-5409
- Front Desk Staff, (989) 779-5401