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Property owners living in wake of Foxconn told home could be condemned

Families living in the path of a proposed $10 billion Foxconn Technology Group facility have been approached by the Village of Mount Pleasant to acquire their property, and more than one family has found the process confusing and frustrating. Not only do they say they’re being see-sawed by government officials, but the Village may be […]

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Mount Pleasant Board Remains In Gridlock

The Mount Pleasant Village Board failed to break its self-imposed gridlock. Two candidates for the open Mount Pleasant village trustee were floated Monday night, but both failed to garner the nomination. The current six member board voted 3 to 3, with the vote splitting along established factions on the board. Village president Dave Degroot tried again to […]

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Mt Pleasant Board Meeting May 8 2017

We are trying something new with this recording. At each item of business, there will be a time stamp which will identify where on the recording you may listen to said item. Merely move the playback to that time stamp to listen to that item. Some agenda items were taken out of order by Village […]

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Mt Pleasant Village Board April 24, 2017

Village Board Meeting – April 24, 2017 6:30pm Bookmark this link to see this and all future recordings:  Click here.       Public Comment: Sandra Kress spoke about an issue concerning water on her property. Kelly Gallaher spoke to a certain business which was allowed to operate 12 years beyond allowed zoning decisions made […]

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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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Mt Pleasant Board Meeting March 27 2017

A Recording of Mt Pleasant Village Board Meeting for March 27, 2017 at 6:30pm Previous recordings may be found at this link. Bookmark this link if you wish future access to this recording and all others.     Public Comment   A number of citizens of Mt. Pleasant spoke concerning the alleged egging of Trustee […]

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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, […]

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Mt Pleasant Board Meeting March 13, 2017

Mt Pleasant Village Board Meeting for March 13, 2017 at 6:30pm Previous recordings may be found at this link. Bookmark this link if you wish future access to this recording and all others.   Public Comment: There was no public comment New Business: The Village Recreation Department provided a program presentation. The 2015 Audit was […]