The Mount Pleasant City Council Personnel and Finance C0mmittee met Thursday morning. The committee reviewed a draft of a 28E agreement with the Mount Pleasant School District for a school resource officer. The officer would be a member of the Mount Pleasant PD but work in the schools when school is in session. So far the School District and the Union approve the draft. There are some internal logistics that are still being finalized.
The Committee gave Mount Pleasant Fire Chief Drew Schumacher and City Administrator Brent Schleisman permission to move forward with the purchase of a ladder truck for the fire department. The committee also approved making the payments on the truck in thirds.
Public Works Director Rick Mullen asked for and received permission from the Committee to allow two Mount Pleasant High School FFA students to plant wheat on seven or eight acres at the City’s Northeast Lagoon. This is land that the City mows two times a year. The students will disc, plant and harvest the wheat. The City will get some of the straw and the students will get the rest of the harvest.
Park and Recreation Director Gary Grunow was given permission to purchase shade structures and agility equipment for the East Lake Park Dog Park. He was also authorized to accept a $17,000 bid for replacement of the Saunders Park Log Cabin roof. It appears some repairs will need to be made and then a metal roof will be put on the cabin.