Mt. Pleasant Mayor Steve Brimhall began last night’s city council meeting with the reading of a proclamation declaring January as Mentoring Month. Henry County mentoring program coordinator Cassie Gerst was present to thank the city for supporting the growth of the mentoring program in Mt. Pleasant.
The city council set January 9 at 7 pm, during the council meeting, as the time for a public hearing regarding the exchange of titles between the city and David and Brenda Bain. Bains live at 700 South Locust Street adjacent to McMillan Park. Research on the title to Bains property and the city’s revealed an error made more than 75 years ago in a legal description. This resulted in the city and the Bains obtaining title to each other’s real estate. The Bains have agreed to exchange quit claim deeds to adjust the property lines in order to establish the correct title for each of the involved parties.
There will be two other public hearings during that January 9 council meeting and both involve Old Threshers. The city is willing to give Old Threshers two parcels of land in exchange for cleaning up the dead wood and debris on two pieces of land. One piece is located at the intersection of Harvest Drive and South Locust. The city had acquired a substantial right of way for the construction of storm water culverts. The city doesn’t need the extra land anymore and Old Threshers would like to have it since it’s adjacent to the campgrounds. The second parcel is adjacent to South Locust. For some reason the city owns this parcel in the log village.
Last night the council also agreed to sell Old Threshers four parcels of land that became available when a portion of east Threshers Road was vacated. Old Threshers agreed to a total purchase price of $1,200.
Several items of business at the council meeting involved the airport. The council awarded the bid for the terminal renovation project to Jean C. Wiley. There were five bids and Wiley had the low bid at $75,578. This was $10,000 lower than estimated. The council also approved rental of a mobile office for the airport that will be used during the renovation. This will allow the airport fixed base operator to continue to run the airport during the project.
The Mt. Pleasant City Council approved a three year contract with the police department union. The contract allows for a 2.5% wage increase the first year and 2.75% wage increases for the next two years.