Sturtevant trustees Tuesday will discuss a tentative agreement between the village and the Racine Water and Wastewater Utility over water connection fees, commonly referred to as REC fees. REC fees are based on how much water a typical single-family residence uses in a year, about 72,000 gallons. For commercial and industrial developments, a complicated formula […]
Members of the Mount Pleasant Finance, Legal and License Committee Thursday are expected to discuss revising the village’s water connection ordinance. The item is on the meeting agenda because the Racine Water Utility alerted customers last month to an expected increase of $130 in connection charges – commonly known as REC fees – for […]
Residents who planned to attend the Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting Monday will need new plans. Village Clerk Stephanie Kohlhagen alerted the media and posted on the village’s website that the regularly scheduled board meeting Monday is canceled. The village board meets at 6:30 p.m. every second and fourth Monday of every month at […]
New jobs might be headed our way once the first building is completed this year in a new, 60-acre business park in Mount Pleasant. Land and Lakes Development Company from Park Ridge, IL, has plans to build a first, 132,000 square foot spec building at the southeast corner of Highways 20 and V. All […]
Mount Pleasant resident Rees Roberts has the recording from Monday’s village board meeting. Take a listen and share your thoughts here.
Mount Pleasant Trustee Don Schulz wasn’t supposed to run for re-election, but he said there are some things he thinks the village needs that he’d like to try and see through. After he was appointed to the board last April to fill the late Harry Manning’s seat, he said he promised his wife he […]
Mount Pleasant Trustee Jerry Garski is running for a third term because he feels like there’s more work to do when it comes to finding creative ways to save money for village taxpayers. “Since I’ve been on the board, I feel like we’ve been able to find ways to save money without cutting services,” […]
Mount Pleasant trustees Monday approved the development of a new business park with a 4-3 vote. Trustees Gary Feest, Jerry Garski and Don Schulz dissented. The vote clears the way for Land & Lake Development of Park Ridge, IL, to build the first of what could be between four and eight buildings at the southeast […]
Our friend, Rees Roberts, posted the recording of Monday’s Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting from January 27, 2014. We’d love to know your thoughts after you listen to it.
Mount Pleasant residents by village ordinance are allowed to participate in the discussion of agenda items, but since the 2013 election of Village President Mark Gleason, citizens are only allowed to speak during the public comment portion of board meetings, and trustees are not allowed to answer back. Over the past year, residents have […]
If you missed attending the Mount Pleasant Village Board meeting Monday, we’ve got a handy round-up for you. Don’t forget that our friend, Rees Roberts, also records the meeting for your listening pleasure: Approved: Municipal parking tickets are going up. Village prosecutor Ed Bruner explained that Judge Michael Phegley often reduces traffic violations to […]
Mount Pleasant trustees are expected to approve Monday two ambulance remounts that were approved as part of the 2014 budget. The remounts are part of an ambulance replacement plan that started with the purchase of a new unit last year. Both remounts will replace 2005 models that have proven problematic for South Shore Fire […]
Bringing more commercial development and jobs to Mount Pleasant is Rick McCluskey’s primary reason for giving a run for village board another go. He ran in 2012 but came in fourth behind the late Harry Manning and was okay with continuing as the chair of the Fire/EMS Oversight Committee and the vice president of the […]
After attending village board meetings for over a year and getting familiar with how Mount Pleasant government works, Anna Marie Clausen decided it was time to run for a seat on the board. “I’ve been going to the meetings for over a year and I felt I could possibly make a contribution; particularly with […]
There will be five names on the ballot in April for Mount Pleasant Village Board; three of them incumbents. In addition to Trustees Gary Feest, Jerry Garski and Don Schulz, Anna Marie Clausen and Rick McCluskey are also running. Candidates had until 5 p.m. Tuesday to turn in their nomination paperwork. This isn’t McCluskey’s […]