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Mount Pleasant trustees will meet in closed session Thursday for the first time after directing village Administrator Kurt Wahlen Tuesday to continue negotiations with Sturtevant over a proposed land swap deal.

The reason for the meeting as listed on the agenda is similar to what it was for the meeting Tuesday. Board members will also discuss a potential agreement with Caledonia about that village’s connection to sewer and water lines to move along its recently approved tax incremental financing district:

“Specifically a Land Use Proposal with the Village of Sturtevant and the potential Sewer Agreement with the Village of Caledonia.”

The Sturtevant board approved a land swap deal on July 15, but on July 30 were told by leaders in Mount Pleasant that the deal was dead. The agreement would move 66 acres into Sturtevant in exchange for water and sewer connections to a potential development site in Mount Pleasant on Durand Avenue.

Mount Pleasant trustees met as a group for the first time Tuesday about the deal and directed Wahlen to continue negotiations. Sturtevant board members Tuesday evening, though, said they voted on an agreement to which Mount Pleasant has yet to respond.

County Executive Jim Ladwig told Sturtevant that unless a deal is done by Aug. 15, the area could lose the 350 jobs that come with a 375,000 square foot building, a manufacturing operation and $30 to $50 million in personal property taxes.


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