From the Mount Pleasant City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City Council met in regular session Wednesday night. The Council authorized Mayor Steve Brimhall to sign an amendment to the LIFTS grant with the Iowa Department of Transportation. The amendment changes the scope of the Transload building project from a 6,000 square foot structure to a 3,700 square foot building due to the increasing cost and delays.  The City, working with Burlington Northern Shortline Railroad, received the $560,00 grant for the project.

The City Council passed a resolution supporting a housing tax credit application from J & J Mitchell Real Estate to create 20 housing units a mobile home park used to be at the intersection of Marion, Monroe and Washington Streets.  The City’s contribution to the project would be to bring in sanitary sewer and provide a 10 year tax abatement for the multi-residential facility.

Another resolution, passed by the Council Wednesday night, will approve a two-lot subdivision on West Washington Street. This subdivision  separates the McWhirter  car dealership buildings and creates a building lot on the west side of the property.