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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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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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Mt Pleasant Village Board Meeting – May 22 2017

This is a recording of the Village Board meeting for May 22, 2017 at 6:30pm Bookmark the following link to view a directory of all the recordings. Clock times are provided so you may locate specific items of interest in the recording. Public Comment: 00:01:30 Mr. Gayle Ives spoke about the Village budget.   […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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