High Lights from the MP City Council Meeting

Wednesday the Mount Pleasant City Council approved a site plan for Ryan Barton to construct a 12 unit multiple family dwelling at 416 N. Van Buren Street.

In other business, the Council agreed to the expenditure of approximately $45,000 for purchase of various new components for the Library/Civic Center HVAC system. According to the City Administrator Brent Schleisman it seems like several things are breaking down at the same time.  Problems with the electrical system seemed to be an issue in several areas so there are plans to have the system assessed.

A motion to approve hiring Southeast Iowa Regional Planning Commission to administer a R.I.S.E. grant was approved. The city received the grant in the amount of $254,800 for upgrading Blue Grass Road. The grant will cover 50% of the cost to upgrade the gravel road to curb and gutter concrete.  The road is located on the east edge of Mount Pleasant in a developing industrial area. The council also approved an enginnering service agreement with Warner Engineering to design and oversee the project.

The Council set December 22 at 5:30 pm as the date and time for a public hearing regarding the Lift Station project at the Northeast Lagoon. Following the hearing, they council hopes to award the contract for the project.