Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

4 Mount Pleasant Village Board seats up for grabs, here’s who is running

MOUNT PLEASANT, Wis. — With four seats up for grabs on the Mount Pleasant Village Board, it may look different after the 2023 spring election. Kelly Gallaher, Travis Yanke, Kim Mahoney, and Eric Martinez will challenge Village of Mount Pleasant Board incumbents David DeGroot (Village President), John Hewitt (Village Trustee #1), Nancy Washburn (Village Trustee […]

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Garski Produces Permit After Violation Allegations

In a letter released Monday, Mount Pleasant Village President Jerry Garski refuted the zoning and building violations listed in a private inspectors report. The key underpinning of Garski’s letter are a number of permits he has that would negate the findings of the inspector from Safebuilt, LLC, a Waukesha based firm. Read the inspector’s report. […]

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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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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An ordinance many thought to be unconstitutional was repealed by the Mount Pleasant Village Board Monday after 11 years of being on the books.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, […]

Posted inPolice and fire

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Opinion

Opinion: From Mt. Pleasant Village President

The following letter is from Jerry Garski, Mount Pleasant Village President. — When I was elected Mt. Pleasant Village President in April 2015, our village was at a crossroad. The previous administration had failed to hire and retain a Village Finance Director. Residents in Lake Park and on Hwy V were in revolt against Village […]

Posted inBreaking, Business, Government

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Government

Mount Pleasant To Buy Land For New Fire Station

The Mount Pleasant Village Board approved the purchased land across from the entrance to the Village Hall at its meeting Monday for a new fire station for the Southshore Fire Department. David Degroot attempted to prevent citizen Don Schulz from asking a question, but village president Jerry Garski reminded Degroot that he has the option […]

Posted inCommunity, Government, Letter to the Editor

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 […]

Posted inElections, Government

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 […]

Posted inGovernment

Letter to the Editor: Residents Deserve a Voice on School District

**Editor’s Note: This Letter to the Editor was sent to Racine County Eye by Mount Pleasant President candidate Jerry Garski. Mark Gleason and the current leadership of the Village of Mt. Pleasant are proving once again they do not need or want the input of taxpayers. The future of public education in our community is […]

Posted inGovernment

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 […]

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