Mt. Pleasant City Council MeetsWritten by Theresa Rose on March 11, 2015
People may not like the gas tax increase as they are paying at the pump but cities and counties are looking forward to the additional dollars. Mt. Pleasant Mayor Steve Brimhall told the city council last night that the city will receive between $143 and 144 thousand dollars thanks to the increase. City Administrator Brent Schliesman said he has some ideas for possible uses for the extra funds.
The contract for the Savannah and Prairie Street construction project was awarded to the low bidder, Shipley construction, in the amount of $344,000. The project in the Crossroads Business Park will open up about 20 acres of land for development
The first reading of an ordinance adjusting the city’s sanitary sewer flow rate was passed. The proposed increase would be from $4.40 to $4.60 per one thousand gallons of water. The additional revenue generated from the increase will be used for work that will need to be done to meet future DNR permit requirements. The council also passed the first reading to adjust the Solid Waste recycling fee and base rate. The Des Moines County Regional Solid Waste Commission is increasing costs from $3.35 to $3.45 per month for the recycling and administrative fee. The city base rate would go from $2.50 to $2.75 per month. The council approved hiring WEMIGA Waste again this year to handle the annual spring clean up that will take place again this year over a week’s time. The dates have not yet been determined. The cost for the service will be $16,500.