From the MP City Council Meeting

The Mount Pleasant City council voted at their meeting this week to sell a city-owned lot at 404 N. Lincoln St. to the Mount Pleasant Community School District for $12,000. The school district will use the lot to expand parking east of the Middle School.

The council also approved purchase of a house at 502 N. Hamlin for $19,000.  At some point the house will be demolished and sold.

A motion to purchase a tractor for the Public Works Department for $48,030.00 was approved.

City employees and fire fighters will receive a 3% pay increase thanks to the City Council.

The Council took the Planning and Zoning Commission’s recommendation to allow the sub dividing of the lot where the urgent care facility is located on North Grand Avenue.  This is so there can be further development in that area.

A change order was approved for the Saunders Park Road improvement project. a foot of top soil had to be removed and replaced with rock because it was too soft and spongy under the old concrete to replace with new.  This added $20,355.53 to the cost of the project.

The Council authorized Mayor Steve Brimhall to sign a grant application for funding the final phase of the City’s rec trail system. This last phase is estimated to cost $1.3 million.  The grant from the Iowa Department of Transportation could possibly cover 100% of the project. This section of trail begins at Bell Drive and would follow Grand Avenue north to Washington Street then east on Washington to Iris on the south side of the street.