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Mount Pleasant Village President Censured

Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot was censured by his fellow board members Monday for an outburst he directed at a resident that attempted to speak during the previous board meetings public comment section. DeGroot barred Mount Pleasant resident Kelly Gallaher on August 28 from speaking during the public comment period saying that she was […]

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Mount Pleasant OKs $14 Million For Roads, Business Park

The Mount Pleasant Village Board approved at its meeting Monday night borrowing nearly $14 million for a number of capital expenses. Municipal bonds will pay for roads, public infrastructure at the Land and Lakes Business Park, a new fire truck, and incentives for the Land and Lakes development “What’s precipitating the financing at this point […]

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Gridlock: Mount Pleasant Stuck On Village Trustee Appointment

In a three to three vote, the Mount Pleasant Village Board of Trustees failed to confirm new president Dave DeGroot’s choice to fill his empty trustee seat. The vote split along voting blocks that have formed in recent years. Trustees Gary Feest, Jon Hansen and Ken Otwaska voted against appointing John Kis to the Village […]

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John Kis Tapped For Mount Pleasant Trustee Spot

Newly elected Mount Pleasant Village President Dave DeGroot appointed John Kis, a member of the Village Plan Commission and an executive with Tri City National Bank, to fill his village trustee seat. DeGroot ran for both president and trustee. Winning both, he is allowed to appoint his successor. In a press release circulated Tuesday, DeGroot […]

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Mount Pleasant Lifts Public Comment Restriction

An ordinance many thought to be unconstitutional was repealed by the Mount Pleasant Village Board Monday after 11 years of being on the books. The rule, which dates back to Mount Pleasant’s establishment as a village, barred people running for public office from speaking during the public comment section of village board meetings. Board members, […]

Campbell Woods Development OK’d By Mount Pleasant Board

After months of deliberation and public hearings, Campbell Woods, a senior living development in Mount Pleasant, moved forward Monday following approval of a re-zoning ordinance. The $40 million development will see a 170-unit senior care facility in the Campbell Woods subdivision at the northeast corner of highways 31 and KR. The vote of approval for […]

Posted inElections, Letter to the Editor

Opinion: Golden Parachutes Lay A Goose Egg in Mount Pleasant

On April 13, 2015 in his last meeting as Mount Pleasant Village President, Mark Gleason put forward a measure on the agenda to guarantee a six month severance package for all village department heads fired for any reason other than “just cause.” This “golden parachute” deal for department heads was a complete surprise ­ it […]

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