From the City Council Meeting

Written by Theresa Rose on July 28, 2016

Mt. Pleasant City Council met Wednesday night in regular session.  The meeting began with a presentation by Matrix Design Group, the company hired by the State to assess re-use possibilities for the former MHI building.  The building on the correctional facility campus is now empty after the Governor closed the Mental Health Institute.

The second reading of a proposed ordinance change passed.  This change is to correct a clerical mistake regarding the building setback in the agricultural residential reserve zoning district.

The council authorized the mayor to sign a contract with the Iowa Economic Develop Authority for a $600,000 Community Development Block grant which will be used to help reconstruct and upgrade the Jay Street Sanitary Sewer from Hamlin Street to Green Street.

The council also passed a resolution to approve amending  the wastewater pre-treatment requirements the city has with West Liberty Foods.  Some of the DNR testing requirements have changed involving new levels that have to be tested for and met.