Members of the Mount Pleasant Finance/Legal/License committee Wednesday will discuss changing a village ordinance that would number seats on the village board, but not carve out representative districts.

The Village of Caledonia operates in a similar fashion; each trustee seat is numbered, but board members serve at large. In both Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant, trustees are not currently elected by seat, and they serve at large so each April the top three vote-getters are declared the winner.

Mount Pleasant Trustee David DeGroot told The Journal Times the change is long overdue, and, if approved, will hold board members more accountable to residents.

Village President Jerry Garski said he’s taking a wait-and-see approach to hear both the “for” and “against” sides of the issue.

The Finance/Legal/License Committee meets at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Village Hall, 8811 Campus Drive. Call (262) 664-7800.


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