At last night’s Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Brimhall urged residents and motorist to continue to be patient with the Washington Street construction work. He said the end of this phase of the project is close with an expected finish sometime in mid November.
Also at the meeting last night, the council authorized the mayor to sign a contract with Big Creek Construction to demolish a house at 312 North Jay Street at a cost of $3,918.
The mayor’s recommendations for appointments to the community development committee were approved. Steve Rod was appointed to another three year term. Pat Coe asked not to be reappointed. Penny Raunebuehler was approved to replace Coe. Sheila Kiesey will finish Billie Allender’s term since Allender has moved from the community.
The council approved a request from a new business to place a sign in the right of way. Fratco is located in the back of a building at 1600 West Washington. Customers and delivery trucks were having a hard time finding the company without a sign closer to the street.
Following a public hearing the Mt. Pleasant city council approved leasing the airport farm ground to Allen Settles for $257.25 an acre. The council also granted an easement for HCHC to construct a storm water detention basin on city property. The health center is constructing a new energy center and adding a surgical unit. A basin is needed at the top of an open drainage ravine that dumps into Saunders Creek. It should also help with the flash flooding that occurs in Saunders Park.
The first reading of an amendment to the Mt.Pleasant B-2 zoning ordinance passed. This amendment would prohibit residential dwellings in ground floor store fronts in commercial buildings that face Monroe, Washington, Jefferson and Main Streets. This is to protect those spaces for future retail use.