From the Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City Council met in regular session Wednesday.  The council approved a motion that amends an Engineering Service Agreement with Warner and Associates. The amendment allows for $87,500 so Warner can finish the analysis of findings from the evaluation study done of the Saunders Branch sanitary sewer line. The manholes have been inspected, the system has been smoked, cleaned and videoed.  This has been time consuming but some issues have been found. Once Warner finishes the evaluation there will be a recommendation to Council as to what needs to be done.

A change order was approved for the Northeast Lagoon conversion project. $12,162.70 is needed for better electrical connections in the lift stations. This will improve the longevity of the stations and help with maintenance.

The Council accepted a bid in the amount of $16,500 from Barton Construction to repair the main drain in the Public Works Building.

The pre-construction meeting for street work on Aldrin and West Henry has been held.  The work on Aldrin will be done first. Right now the gas lines along Henry Street are being improved.  And then the Utilities will move in to re-do services.

The City Council approved three resolutions on the recommendations of Fire Chief Drew Schumaker.  Capt. William Bensmiller was promoted to Deputy Fire Chief, Lt. Nicholas Ettinger was promoted to Captain and Tony Skow was appointed to the Firefighter Reserve Unit.

The final public hearing on the City’s proposed overall budget for Fiscal Year 2024 will be held April 12 and 5:30 pm.  At Wednesday night’s meeting the Council approved the maximum general fund tax asking of $9.42816 per $1,000 of taxable valuation following a public hearing. A public hearing and a resolution are now required by the State before the final hearing and passage.