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Highway V Closing Monday for Most of October

Drivers who use Highway V be aware: the road is closing to all traffic Monday for approximately three weeks. The installation of a large – 48-inch – sanitary sewer pipe under the roadway is prompting the closure between Washington Avenue and Spring Street though construction is weather dependent. Racine County Director of Racine County Public Works and […]

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Mount Pleasant Approves Reconsidering Highway V Assessments

Mount Pleasant trustees Monday voted to reconsider the special assessments against the properties on Highway V that would have paid the village’s portion of a sewer and water project aimed at attracting development in both Caledonia and Mount Pleasant. The final vote was 4 -2 with Jon Hansen abstaining. Trustees Gary Feest, John Hewitt and […]

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Letter to the Editor: Martini Takes Maier to Task Over Highway V

**Editor’s note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Mount Pleasant resident John Martini in response to a commentary from Mount Pleasant Planning Commission member Joe Maier that appeared in The Journal Times. I’m offended at the tone of the tales listed by Joe Maier, of Mt Pleasant. He captured the story as told […]

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Opinion: Mount Pleasant Should Rescind Highway V Assessments

Mount Pleasant trustees Monday will consider rescinding special assessments for residents on Highway V to pay for a sewer and water project designed for looming development in Caledonia and future development in Mount Pleasant. “Development” is the operative word here and is why board members need to cancel the special assessment and bond for the […]

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Highway V Sewer Project Funding Under Discussion

How Mount Pleasant pays for the Highway V sewer and water project is under discussion Wednesday during a special meeting of the Finance/Legal/License committee. Trustees in March voted to enact special assessment powers over residents who live on Highway V to pay for a new sewer and water system meant to attract commercial and industrial development […]

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Take Our Poll: How Should Mount Pleasant Fund Water, Sewer Projects?

How the Village of Mount Pleasant pays for certain infrastructure projects like water and sewer improvements – including the construction of new extensions – is up for discussion, but has not yet been concluded. Trustees met during a special board meeting Wednesday to talk about how the village should fund these projects. The meeting was […]

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Mount Pleasant Approves Water Project, Rejects Assessments

Mount Pleasant trustees in a vote of 3-2 Monday rejected leveling special assessments to pay for a water and sewer project they’d unanimously approved just a few minutes before. Village President Jerry Garski and Trustees Gary Feest and Ken Otwaska voted against while Trustees Sonny Havn and John Hewitt voted in favor. Board members David […]

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Trustees Approve Police Raises, Highway V Borrowing

Mount Pleasant trustees Monday unanimously approved raises for village police officers as well as a borrowing package to pay for road projects and the Highway V utility project. According to a memorandum of understanding presented during the board meeting at Village Hall, Mount Pleasant police officers will get an 8 percent salary bump over the […]

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Letter to the Editor: Open Letter from Highway V Residents

**This letter to the editor was submitted by a group of Mount Pleasant residents who live on Highway V. You may have read about Caledonia’s water/sewer project that will cost 65 Mount Pleasant residents nearly $2 million in assessments for water and sewer service which was not part of the original contract between the two villages. You […]

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Real Estate Agents Differ on Highway V Assessment Values

Two area real estate agents weighed in on the debate about whether or not the availability of municipal sewer and water will positively impact property values on Highway V. Several Mount Pleasant elected officials and senior staffers have claimed that access to municipal services could double the fair market value of some parcels. Highway V […]

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Video: Highway V Residents Hold Press Conference to Protest Assessments

Highway V property owner Heather Cramer along with more than 20 of her fellow residents held a press conference Monday before the Mount Pleasant board meeting to talk about how proposed sewer/water assessments are having an impact on their lives. Cramer and her husband, Matt, have long planned for her to be a stay-at-home mom, […]

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Letter to the Editor: What is at Stake in Mount Pleasant Tonight

**This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Mount Pleasant resident Kelly Gallaher. Tonight the Mt. Pleasant Village Board of Trustees will meet. Under “New Business” the board will consider: “Preliminary Resolution 2-2016 Declaring Intent To Exercise Special Assessment Powers Under Section 66.0703, Wisconsin Statutes, For Water And Sanitary Sewer Improvements Along CTH “V” In The Village Of […]

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Mount Pleasant Talking Highway V Assessments

Mount Pleasant trustees will go into closed session Monday to discuss potential property assessments associated with the Highway V sewer and water project. Residents who live on Highway V are vehemently opposed to having sewer and water extended along the road because preliminary figures put some assessments in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. For property […]

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