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Delagrave Tells Trustees What Kind of Executive He’ll Be

Racine County Human Services Director Jonathan Delagrave Tuesday made the first of what he said would be regular visits to the Sturtevant Village Board if he’s elected County Executive next April. During public comment, Delagrave introduced himself and gave a brief run-down of his experience and answered a question from Village President Steve Jansen. “It’s […]

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Only Village Incumbents So Far Running in April

Only incumbents so far in the villages of Caledonia, Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant have taken out nomination papers for the April 2015 general election. Interested candidates have until 5 p.m. January 6, 2015 to turn in their nomination packets, which include the necessary number of signatures and a declaration of candidacy form. Mount Pleasant Village […]

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Sturtevant 2015 Mill Rate Stays Flat

Sturtevant residents will pay the same amount in property taxes in 2015 as they did in 2014. Trustees Tuesday night approved the coming year’s budget with a 5-1 vote; board member Jayme Hoffman dissented, and Gary Johnson was absent. Property owners will pay $8.56 per $1,000 in assessed value, a cent less than they paid in […]

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Sturtevant Hopes Water Fee Compromise Bridge to New Jobs

Sturtevant trustees are reluctantly agreeing to a compromise over water connection fees – including an increase – for large commercial customers to try and attract additional business development that will bring much-needed jobs to the area. While still saying that prohibitive connection fees are driving away potential employers, village officials drafted a letter agreeing with a […]

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2015 Sturtevant Budget Reorganizes DPW

Under a proposed change in the 2015 municipal budget, the Sturtevant Department of Public Works will be led by a combination director and professional engineer. Current DPW Director Chuck Stachowski was informed of the change last week and was given the choice of either accepting a severance package now or continue working through the end of […]

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Land Agreement Clears Way for Development

**Updated 7 p.m. Village trustees from Mount Pleasant and Sturtevant approved Monday an agreement that clears the way for significant new development – and new jobs – in both communities. As predicted by Sturtevant Administrator/Clerk Mary Cole, the meeting was quick since the majority of the details were worked out in August. “We just had to hammer out […]

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Sturtevant Talking New School District

Sturtevant trustees Tuesday will talk formally for the first time about the village withdrawing from Racine Unified School District. Members of Daryl Lynaugh’s committee will address the issue and conversation is expected to include exploring options like an all-village district with Mount Pleasant and Caledonia and organizing with Mount Pleasant if Caledonia leaders decide to […]