Posts Tagged ‘Water’

Getting hot in Mount Pleasant

From the Journal Times 2/14/16

Seeing this in today’s paper shows me how hot events are getting in Mt Pleasant over HWY V issues

I coped the letter below as elected officials need to be held to account for this sort of behavior the letter below bold highlights mine :


As a Mount Pleasant Trustee who has observed both in action, I’m giving my highest endorsement to Anna Marie Clausen and Rick McCluskey in their re-election bids.

Both incumbent trustees have been superb public servants. They have demonstrated no personal agendas, have stayed humble and possess the vision necessary to keep our Village moving forward. Big-picture independent thinkers with level heads — the exact attributes needed for Village leadership. Losing them would be tragic, indeed. It would set the Village back 20 years.

Their many challengers, by stark contrast, are angry and single-issue focused. Both are terrible attributes for decision-making, not only at the board level, but at committee levels as well. That’s why their earlier attempts to gain appointments to committees were wisely rejected. They’ve only become increasingly more shrill, belligerent and abusive towards the board and village staff. Bereft of any vision, one only has to look at the personal attacks plastered in this very newspaper, along with their campaign sites and materials to see for yourself. They are attempting to flood the zone, so to speak, and take out our leadership with a primary challenge.

The benefits of water and sewer opening up new areas are many and obvious, not only to existing residents, but for future growth as well.

So let’s re-elect Clausen and McCluskey Feb. 16 and April 5, and flush the Highway V-gang and their crappy attitudes down the shiny new sewer heading their way.

David DeGroot, Trustee

Mount Pleasant


I can only believe that Mr. DaGroot is seeing writing on the wall suggesting that the two he lists will be beat perhaps in the primary.

This would cause quite the issues with this project and again as I have said in my podcast end this all up in Court.

Again as I have said maybe causing others to lose $$ in developing Farm Land that could be obtained if/when the water project happens

Another loser be the City of Racine who would be selling Water to this area, we all know how badly The City of Racine needs every penny.


For the record I believe my coping the letter as it was printed in the Journal Times is covered by Fair Use  as allowed by law.

Elections matter please vote as you see fit to do, know to folks in Mount Pleasant what Mr. Degroot thinks of you


Hwy V gets the vote out

My show on the Mt Pleasant Forum

A bit of Follow up

Money and Water


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So what is going on?


Good question!

After much thought and reflection,I think, it’s time  to closely to look at the biggest issue in the Racine area, that being WATER.

Yes, water something we do not think about much, after all we live by one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world.

Yet, water plays a huge role in the area, such as:

Use of Water fees to shore up the failing city fiances

Use of the running of water/sewer into Caledonia TID 4  from Mt Pleasant to not only create more paying customers to the City of Racine Water department but at the same time by the use  of special assessment to the land owners being forced to pay for this water/sewer work.

Then of course we still have the whole Machinery Row “Development” to look at.

We will look at only the issues of Water uses here, not other issues such as falling property prices, increasing crime or other issues.

We will let others do that should they wish to do so.

FYI you will notice my writing is poor with misspellings and poor grammar sorry. Have taken steps to do a better job in this area.

Something else will be the use of tools like Periscope to help cover stories that I hope to cover here.

Be interesting, be fun, best of all, help you understand what is going on


Come on folks its about the Water…. I share my thoughts

But first we have from:



So I was talking to Mr. X on the phone today, not talked to him for sometime and out of the blue he calls

We chatted a bit talk about the RICO Suit then to the point of the phone call that being what the point of the whole Rootworks was: that being as we saw it Control of Sale of WATER!

Mind you, we thought that Machinery Row/TIF 18 could be the largest case of Land Fraud in the History of the State of Wisconsin when all was said and done but that would pale in compassion to the money to be made over the sale of Water from Lake Michigan should Waukesha  be allowed to buy Water from Lake Michigan and then send “Treated Waist back via The Root River

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Right now we are being told that Waukesha will need about 6-10 million Gals a day to just stay the same size and perhaps grow a bit the Water if sent back to Lake Michigan (and the Great Lakes Compact tells us that the water MUST come back) Via the Root Industrial Canal (Formerly the Root River) would generate about 6 Million a year for the Cash Staved city of Racine, then of course, Cities like to grow builders like to build developers like to rip off tax payers I mean develop(I estimate that each year Waukesha loses millions in construction/ taxes until this issues is fixed)   and that mean MORE Water brought from the Lake and treated sewage sent back via   Root Industrial Canal  so perhaps in a few years The City of Racine could get oh 10 Million a year just for allowing this

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and then we have this from :   Waukesha is a symptom of a much larger U.S. problem. And for the signators to the Compact the city may be the thin edge of the wedge. The U.S. mid and southwest, particularly those communities and farmlands that have experienced prolonged recent droughts see the water-rich Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin as a prime water resource. Why not divert water from the Basin to population centers like Las Vegas or Phoenix? Why not refill the Ogallala Aquifer with water from the Great Lakes? Why not raise Mississippi River water levels through a diversion canal?

Maybe Racine Under Mayor John Dickert gets a pumping station to start here to pump a few Million to other Cities who need Water maybe to pump the treated sewage back here?

Now Machinery Row costing 68 Million over time political Hacks/Pals of Mayor John Dickert might be able to scam say over time 10% or say 10 Million, but the Water sales Sewage dumping could bring in 6 Million + a year Pipe lines need to go in land may need to be bought etc how much could crooks in Goverment make their pals?

But then there is this from the same Web page …

Poor Waukesha, located in the wrong place when it comes to fighting a water war with the Compact. That’s because Chicago and its waterways which drain into the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi, lie less than an hour to the south. And Chicago has the Asian carp, (seen jumping out of the water on mass in the picture below) an invasive species currently still in the Mississippi watershed that has migrated to within 160 kilometers (100 miles) of the Great Lakes. The Compact, as a result, has become hyper vigilant about any water diversion. Should the Asian carp gain access to the Great Lakes it is seen as having an even more devastating impact than the sea lamprey. And considering how unsuccessful humans have been in stopping alien species from getting to the Great Lakes, there is even greater efforts being put in place to try and succeed just once

So Waukesha is caught in a water war, even though it sits within a state that has a wealth of freshwater. Its application to draw water from Lake Michigan which requires unanimous approval from the governors and premiers of the Compact will likely fail to pass, and Waukesha will have to look elsewhere to solve its water crises

So for now our mayor who got very unhappy news about the RICO case today might be only able to find ways to scam on Machinery Row.

Please keep your eyes open this will be interesting to see go down.

What do you think?


One last thing if indeed the Good Old boys are planing to scam on Root Works and folks get in the way of say a 6 Million+ Pay day what will happen?