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Village President Notified Of Property Violations

An inspector’s report released Friday by the Village of Mount Pleasant outlines several property violations on Mount Pleasant Village President Jerry Garski’s property. Village authorities were alerted to violations on Nov. 9 and 10, 2016 when some known political rivals of Garski filed complaints alleging the zoning and parking violations. Garski is up for re-election […]

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DeGroot Goes Solo At Candidate Forum

Mount Pleasant Village Trustee Dave DeGroot had a candidate forum all to himself Wednesday night after Village President Jerry Garski declined to participate in the event. DeGroot is running this year for both his trustee position and president. In his responses to the questions Wednesday night he indicated how he would have handled past issues […]

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DeGroot Blames Village President Supporters In Egging Home, No Arrests Made

Mount Pleasant Trustee David DeGroot circulated a press release Friday March, 10 alleging that supporters of village president Jerry Garski egged his house in a politically motivated attack, though investigators are not so sure. DeGroot hopes to unseat Garski in the April 4 election for village president. According to the release, four people egged DeGroot’s house […]

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BREAKING: InSinkErator Submits Plans For New Headquarters

InSinkErator plans to construct a $24 million 85,000 square-foot building for its headquarters and lab in Mount Pleasant. A division of Emerson Electric, InSinkErator makes food waste disposers for home and commercial use. The company employs 1,000 people in southeast Wisconsin and plans to move 170 people from its existing headquarters in Racine to the new […]

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Letter To The Editor: Board Member Explains Committee Appointments Decision

Editor’s Note: This is letter to the editor was written by Mount Pleasant Village Board Member Anna Marie Clausen about her decision to not approve several of newly elected village president Jerry Garski’s committee appointments. I sent the following response to an email the Trustees received this morning about the proposed committee appointments at last […]

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Garski Outlines Ideas About School District, Development, 10-Year Vision

**Editor’s Note: Both candidates for Mount Pleasant Village President – incumbent Mark Gleason and Jerry Garski – were sent a list of questions from Racine County Eye. We feature Garski’s answers here and if Gleason responds, we will run a separate story with his responses. Jerry Garski, 49 1234 West Road 20-year resident Education: Bachelors degree […]

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Candidate Plans Ordinance Requiring Paid Taxes for Elected Officials

If Mount Pleasant village president candidate Jerry Garski wins the election in April, he plans to introduce a village ordinance requiring candidates for public office to to have their property taxes paid in full. Garski is running against current President Mark Gleason. The reason for the ordinance, Garski states on his website, is because the […]

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Candidate Says Village Stalling Release of Nomination Papers

Mount Pleasant candidate for president Jerry Garski said village officials are stymying his efforts to obtain copies of nomination packets for other candidates for village board. Garski told Racine County Eye he went to village hall and requested the copies for review because the deadline to file any potential challenges is 4:30 p.m. Friday. But Village Clerk […]