Dear Village Board,
It is mystifying to me why Mark & Joyce Sonday were paid $800,600 for two acres assessed at $156,000 of (mostly) not needed property in Sturtevant to widen 11 and H. Why was this not left up to WI DOT - who could have just taken what was needed and not cost Mount Pleasant Taxpayers? YOU - the entire group - that's right - YOU - need to stop and think about this - WHAT BUSINESS DOES MOUNT PLEASANT HAVE IN BUYING Properties IN STURTEVANT to WIDEN ROADS? OH! And now you're going to sell the portion you don't need? Perhaps the Sonday's will buy back that unneeded land - but for a discount - right? You are out of control, in overreach, and your actions are questionably legal.
To make matters more interesting is that Mark & Joyce Sonday have a past relationship with your Land Speculation Expert - Attorney Alan Marcuvitz- who acted as their Attorney when they sued Pleasant Prairie CDA and WI DOT. It took years, but the Sonday's eventually won!
"In 2006, an arbitrator awarded Mark Sonday a $3.9 million settlement, ending the condemnation process and giving the family enough cash to move the museum and pay $160,000 in legal fees".
As so succinctly noted by Joyce Sonday:
"Museum owner Mark Sonday has been building his collection over several decades, originally showcasing them at a previous location in Pleasant Prairie Wisconsin (which wife Joyce Sonday now refers to as “Unpleasant Prairie”.) Forced to move due to Pleasant Prairie using eminent domain to clear land for a retail development, the Sonday family became embroiled in a long legal fight to gain fair compensation for the theft of their land by the state".
Read more at: https://concernedracinecountyresidentsjustsaynotofoxconn.wordpress.com/2018/09/08/mark-joyce-sonday-win-the-land-speculation-lottery-as-village-of-mount-pleasant-pays-them-400300-per-acre/
So too, Mount Pleasant has morphed into “Mount Unpleasant“, and continues to beat and cheat Residents.
The cost for that bright shiny sewer only continues to increase with no relief in sight. Foxconn has changed it's plans - no Gen 10 LCD TV's - and admits it didn't figure in the costs of WI labor. By the end - you will have spent MTP dry - shackled future generations with an unfettered debt service, and be left with crumbling acres of concrete, asphalt, and steel.
Please join Cindy and I is JUST SAYING NO to allowing Governor Scott Walker, Representatives Robin Vos, Cory Mason & MTP President David DeGroot to violate the Wisconsin Constitution (and their Oath of Office) by granting special rights to Corporate interests, stealing people’s property, destroying multi-generational Farms alongside an entire long established Community, loosening environmental protections, permitting heavy metals water pollution, instituting slave labor wages, providing taxpayer subsidies to multi-billionaire Corporations, and politician overreach.
Tim & Cindy