From the Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City Council met in regular session Wednesday night.  The Council approved salary increases of 4% for fiscal year 2024 for members of the Public Professional and Maintenance Employees Union, the city staff and the Fire Department.

The Council passed a motion approving a Midwest Old Threshers request for $20,000 in funding from hotel/motel/tax.  The funds will be use to purchase and expand the grounds around McMillan Park and Midwest Old Threshers.  Council members Matt Crull and Terry McWilliams abstained from voting. Crull is part of the Midwest Central Railroad and McWilliams is the Old Threshers CEO and Administrator.

A public hearing was set for June 14 at 5:30 pm to allow comment on a request to vacate a section of road right of way 1800 block of East Monroe. Derek Wellington who owns Wellington Electric at 1801 E. Monroe approached the City about possibly purchasing some unused road right of way allowing for a building expansion of his business.

Following a public hearing at the Wednesday night meeting the City Council approved the exchange of Industry Road right of way as part of MidAm Building Supplies.  The local company is building a new 130,000 square food manufacturing facility on the last three lots that were available for sale in Crossroads Industrial Park.  The MidAm building plan doesn’t require Industry Avenue as a through street.  The company has agreed to construct a turnaround  in exchange for City right of way.

City Administrator Brent Schleisman was given permission to sign a state grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation for funds to replace the oldest hangar roof at the Mount Pleasant Municipal Airport.