From the Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City Council met in regular session Wednesday night.

Mount Pleasant residents who have the City pick up their trash will pay 50 cents more for the stickers to put on their bags of garbage.  Since 2010 the green stickers have been $1.50. Beginning July 1 the cost per sticker will go to $2.00. The City Council passed the final reading needed to approve the increase.

Jones Contracting was the low bidder on the Madison Street reconstruction project. And while the bid of $836,777 was 36% over the budget, the council still went ahead and authorized Mayor Steve Brimhall to sign the contract with Jones. City Administrator Brent Schleisman said all the bids were higher than expected but the city has the funds to do the project. He did also say the City received good bids for two other street projects.  Work on Madison Street will involve a complete tear out and rebuild from Jackson Street east to Adams Street.

In other news from the Council meeting held Wednesday night…the Council gave approval for a new roof on one of the buildings at the Public Works storage facility on East Henry Street. Wieler Builders of Bloomfield will do the job for $12,700.

Following a public hearing, the Council approved the first reading of a proposal to change off-street parking in residential areas.  Currently, you can’t have a paved area for parking in certain areas of the front and side yard of your property.  But since people have this anyway, it seemed more sensible to amend the ordinance to allow hard surfacing of certain areas other than the front yard.

Another first reading was approved at the Council meeting last night. This is for a proposed ordinance to allow an approved non-profit organization to trap, neuter and release feral cats in the community.