The Mt. Pleasant City Council approved financial support for a Holiday Light display in the Old Threshers campground. Old Threshers requested and was approved to receive $25,000 in hotel/motel tax funds the first year, $20,000 the second year and $15,000 the third year.
The city council also voted to approve exchange of ownership of the Tractor Headquarters building in McMillan Park. In 2005 Old Threshers built the structure on city property and turned it over to the city for maintenance and insurance coverage. Since the buidling is not used by the city it was decided it should fall under Old Threshers ownership, the same arrangement with the Wright Family Pavilion.
Mount Pleasant City Council awarded JDM Contracting the bid on the South Iris Street reconstruction project. The West Point company was the low bidder of nine at $284,000. The city engineeer told the council at it’s regular meeting last night that all the bids were very competitive. The project will involve a complete tear out and reconstruction of the road surface and storm drainage improvements. South Iris runs past the East Lake Park and airport driveways meaning a change in access to these locations during June, July and half of August.
In other business from last night’s Mt. Pleasant City Council meeting….
The council approved the second reading of an ordinance to increase the sanitary sewer flow fee by ten cents. This is due to a mandate by the Iowa DNR. The council passed the second reading of another proposed ordinance that would increase the solid waste base fee 25 cents and increase the recycling/hazardous waste and Des Moines County Regional solid Waste Commission administration fee by ten cents.
April 24 at 7 pm, during the next council meeting, is the time set for a public hearing to consider a zone change request. A resident on West Clay Street has requested a change from single family residential and Hwy Commercial District to Agricultural Residential reserve.
The city council approved transferring Tayler Arnold and Shawn Sullivan from reserve fire fighter status to full status.