Permit Process

Officials' misconduct - Mt. Pleasant, MI City Administration

Friday, April 1, 2011

City Commission - Illegal Closed Sessions

Effective October 25, 2010 the city of Mt. Pleasant obtained an option to purchase all or part of the state-owned property commonly known as the Mt. Pleasant Center. The Mt. Pleasant City Commission convened closed sessions to discuss the purchase at both its March 14, and March 24, 2011 regularly scheduled sessions.

March 14, 2011 Minutes (excerpt)

Mayor Kilmer added “Consider closed session pursuant to subsection 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss property acquisition” to item #17.

Moved by Vice Mayor Ling and supported by Commissioner Holton to enter into closed session pursuant to subsection 8(h) and 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss a legal opinion from legal counsel and property acquisition.

AYES: Commissioners English, Holton, Joslin, Kilmer, McGuire, Ling and Tilmann NAYS: None ABSENT: None
Motion unanimously adopted.

2010 PA 208 HOUSE BILL 5779 EFFECTIVE DATE: October 25, 2010

AN ACT to authorize the state administrative board to convey certain parcels of state-owned property in Isabella county; … Sec. 1.

(1) The state administrative board, on behalf of the state, may convey to the city of Mt. Pleasant, for consideration of $1.00, all or portions of certain state-owned property now under the jurisdiction of the department of community health, commonly known as the Mt. Pleasant center, … 304.62 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS.

(5) If any portion of the property described in subsection (1) is not conveyed to the city of Mt. Pleasant within 180 days after the effective date of this act, the director of the department of technology, management, and budget shall take the necessary steps to prepare to convey the remaining portions of the property ...

March 24, 2011 minutes

OPEN MEETINGS ACT : MCL Sec. 15.268 Closed sessions; permissible purposes.

Sec. 8. A public body may meet in a closed session only for the following purposes:

(d) To consider the purchase or lease of real property up to the time an option to purchase or lease that real property is obtained.

On the lighter side : City Commission is batting 1000 in March regular session
What do you get when your 2011 budget line item CITY ATTORNEY is $192,270 ?

- Regulations Optional -

Friday, April 1, 2011

City Commission - Illegal Closed Sessions

Effective October 25, 2010 the city of Mt. Pleasant obtained an option to purchase all or part of the state-owned property commonly known as the Mt. Pleasant Center. The Mt. Pleasant City Commission convened closed sessions to discuss the purchase at both its March 14, and March 24, 2011 regularly scheduled sessions.

March 14, 2011 Minutes (excerpt)

Mayor Kilmer added “Consider closed session pursuant to subsection 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss property acquisition” to item #17.

Moved by Vice Mayor Ling and supported by Commissioner Holton to enter into closed session pursuant to subsection 8(h) and 8(d) of the Open Meetings Act to discuss a legal opinion from legal counsel and property acquisition.

AYES: Commissioners English, Holton, Joslin, Kilmer, McGuire, Ling and Tilmann NAYS: None ABSENT: None
Motion unanimously adopted.

2010 PA 208 HOUSE BILL 5779 EFFECTIVE DATE: October 25, 2010

AN ACT to authorize the state administrative board to convey certain parcels of state-owned property in Isabella county; … Sec. 1.

(1) The state administrative board, on behalf of the state, may convey to the city of Mt. Pleasant, for consideration of $1.00, all or portions of certain state-owned property now under the jurisdiction of the department of community health, commonly known as the Mt. Pleasant center, … 304.62 ACRES OF LAND, MORE OR LESS.

(5) If any portion of the property described in subsection (1) is not conveyed to the city of Mt. Pleasant within 180 days after the effective date of this act, the director of the department of technology, management, and budget shall take the necessary steps to prepare to convey the remaining portions of the property ...

March 24, 2011 minutes

OPEN MEETINGS ACT : MCL Sec. 15.268 Closed sessions; permissible purposes.

Sec. 8. A public body may meet in a closed session only for the following purposes:

(d) To consider the purchase or lease of real property up to the time an option to purchase or lease that real property is obtained.

On the lighter side : City Commission is batting 1000 in March regular session
What do you get when your 2011 budget line item CITY ATTORNEY is $192,270 ?

- Regulations Optional -