Posted inBusiness, Government, Wisconsin Jobs

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 […]

Posted inElections, Government

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 […]

Posted inBusiness, Government, Real Estate

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 […]

Posted inCommunity, Elections, Government, Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Trustee Grandstanding Not Helpful to Public Safety Discussion

**Editor’s note: This Letter to the Editor was submitted by Mount Pleasant candidate for trustee Ken Otwaska. During the Mt. Pleasant Village Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, trustee David DeGroot used his time during “trustee reports” to speak to the issue of emergency response times in our village. It is an issue that has been raised […]

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