MTP Village President David DeGroot claims “It’s All Part of a Delicate Situation”! Bohica MTP for future steep tax increases!

More of  – “You Can’t Make This Up” – Folks!

From JT:

Former Kraut Fest co-chair under investigation; 2019 festival canceled

MOUNT PLEASANT — Mount Pleasant Police are investigating Jim Svoboda, the former co-chairman of Kraut Music Fest and former director of Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park, according to Caledonia Village Administrator Tom Christensen.

“I am aware of an ongoing criminal investigation,” Christensen said.

Christensen declined to comment further but did confirm that Kraut Music Fest is canceled for this year. He referred any further questions related to the investigation to the Mount Pleasant Police Department.

“We can’t legally discuss an ongoing criminal investigation; however, once the investigation is concluded we will release further information,” an email from Matthew Soens, interim police chief of the Mount Pleasant Police Department, stated.

Founder: Svoboda dismissed me

Ray Stibeck, who brought Kraut Music Fest back in 2015, said Svoboda dismissed him in the latter part of 2016, after that year’s event. Svoboda was then chairman of the Joint Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Parks Commission. Since Svoboda’s March 22 resignation as director of Caledonia-Mount Pleasant Memorial Park, Stibeck said he has been talking with trustees of both villages about the Svoboda/Kraut Fest situation.

At the time, Stibeck was the founder of the resurrected event and chairman of the Kraut Fest Committee.

Stibeck said Svoboda had ousted him from the music fest that Stibeck restarted by telling the Parks Commission “that Ray didn’t want to do it anymore.”

“He wanted to handle everything,” Stibeck added.

Although officials have not revealed the nature of the investigation into Svoboda, Stibeck, who said he has been in contact with officials from both villages, said “it adds up” to be embezzlement.

“I’m hearing tens of thousands of dollars (are involved),” he said.

As of midday Monday, Stibeck said he had not yet been interviewed by police, but he was expecting that may be likely.

“All my money and investment was basically for nothing,” said Stibeck, owner of the Route 20 bar, restaurant and concert venue.

“The worst thing,” Stibeck said, “is that a good event that I started is going to be shadowed by this scandal.”

Lori Giese, co-owner of Perfecturf Lawn Care, one of Kraut Fest’s sponsors, said she sent a sponsorship check to the festival in February. She said that as of two weeks ago, the check had not been cashed, but it has not been returned to her.

Festival officials never contacted Giese to alert her to any ongoing issues, she said, and she only found out about the cancellation through Facebook. Svoboda also did not reply to an email she sent in March, she said. The Journal Times has also not been able to contact Svoboda.

Just another day, in Racine County!




WEDC Got Something Right! Racine County is Top Rated for Politicians Tricking Residents and Treating Themselves to the Spoils!


As in Racine County Politicians at all levels Tricking Residents to pay more property taxes, fees, fines, debt service, and Corporate welfare, while those same Politicians Treat themselves to outrageous pay increases, increased tax-free fringes, lavish retirements, long paid vacations, short work weeks, and double-dipping! Often violating Local Ordinances, State Statutes and Human Decency – but NO FEAR! As they won’t be held to account! Both the Republican County Sheriff and Republican County DA are “Both Eyes Blind to Government Crime”!


Truth be told – your home is the Politicians personal ATM – and the Politicians work for the Banksters!

From A Better Mount Pleasant:

Just another day with overpaid and lazy MTP Officials buying time and lying to the Public about the nature of the ever changing Foxconn Contract; “The contract with Mount Pleasant says exactly the same thing – even though Project Manager Claude Lois lied to residents on Monday in the public information meeting by saying the contract says 10.5 OR 6.5. It doesn’t. We pay him $250K a year to lie to us and misrepresent the facts”.


MTP Residents – Enjoy the Foxscam! *NEW* and *IMPROVED* Tax Rates and Hikes are in the Dave DeGroot shiny new Sewer Pipeline aided and abetted by his fellow covert Foxconn Employees, soon to be heading your way! Cui Bono?

Pretty soon those shiny new sewer lines will be carrying the contaminated waste water from Mount Pleasant back to City of Racine to be dumped back into Lake Michigan! MTP Village President David DeGroot, and his Minions (acting as MTP Trustees), BFF Racine Mayor Cory Mason, Racine County Executive Jonathan Delagrave, and Failed College Graduate Former Guv Scott Walker, have been Foxconned and sold out Residents to the Banksters, Land Speculators, Lawyers and Corporate Interests.


As sure as Unicorns shit *SKITTLES*, once the Gen 10.5 Foxconn manufacturing complex, as stipulated in the contract between State of WI and Foxconn, is operating, property taxes in Racine County will drop to near *ZERO*, or be like Alaska, and Residents will enjoy a Foxconn Tax Dividend! And everybody will live happily ever after.*

* Results may vary….


City of Racine Plans to Add $3,500,000 in Debt to Clean Up the Cory Mason/John Dickert Machinery Row Debacle

The current status of Machinery Row – not  quite as Proposed by Mayor Cory Mason or former Mayor – Lying John Dickert:

The spectacularly failed Machinery Row Project, which now lies in ruins, will continue to add to the tax burden of residents as Mayor Cory Mason plans to borrow $3.5 M to clean up the site.

From the Minutes of the 10/8/18 Finance and Personnel Committee Meeting:


The cost for taxpayers borrowing $3,500,000 will be $635,201, for a total of $4,135,201:

The damage to taxpayers will be long lasting – and while Mayor Cory Mason can crow about lowering debt service from 32% to 31% for fiscal year 2019, mainly due to the 2019 budget increasing from $81,583,209 (2018) to $82,032499, (2019) the 2019 projected budgeted amount of debt service, $18,371,226, is scheduled to steadily rise in the future. Most alarming is that Baird Financial Services projects that the City, in conjunction with refunding $10,245,000 in General Obligation debt, will need to borrow $51,905,000 in 2019!

From the accompanying BAIRD Financial Services Disclosure:

WRS = Wisconsin Retirement System – The implication is that the City of Racine is so broke, it is borrowing money to pay it’s share into the pension funds of it’s retirees!

The Baird Financial document shows that under the current path of the Cory Mason Administration, future borrowing and debt service is contigent upon City of Racine  borrowing $51,905,000 in 2019!

Close UP!

How does this end well for City of Racine Taxpayers, the proletariat, untermenschen , disabled, or disenfranchised? NOT WELL….

Just ask City of Chicago Resident Fred Hampton Jr. :

430% Property Tax Hike Drives ‘Black Panther’ Leader’s Chicago Home Into Foreclosure

Cook County says the Maywood boyhood home of Illinois Black Panther Party leader Fred Hampton is worth $141,920.

Its tax bill: $8,430, or an effective property tax rate of about six percent

Property tax rates that high– more than five times the national average– have become standard in inner-ring Chicago suburbs like Maywood. But the $700 per month tax bill has proven too rich for Hampton’s son, Fred Hampton, Jr.

He’s asking for donations to help him stop the County from auctioning off the home next Tuesday.

The tax bill at 804 S. 17th Avenue spiked more than 400 percent this year, to more than $8,000 from just $1,919. That’s after its previous owner, Hampton’s uncle, Bill, died and the property lost three tax exemptions, including one that freezes tax bills for seniors, according to the Cook County Treasurer.

Hampton, Jr., who in 1993, was sentenced to 18 years in prison for throwing a Molotov cocktail into a Korean-owned clothing store in Englewood (he was paroled in 2001), told the Chicago Sun-Times he “doesn’t know” how he fell behind on payments for the home.

He is president of the Uhuru Solidarity Movement, which has called for an end to capitalism and for white Americans to “take responsibility for the fact that white society rests on the pedestal of the oppression of African people” and pay reparations to black Americans for their “stolen wealth.”

It hosts a web site where whites can pay reparations with a credit card, presumably to be distributed by Uhuru movement leaders.

Oak Park-River Forest High School teacher and Illinois socialist party leader Anthony Clark has started a “Comrades for Fred Hampton Home” GoFundMe page with a goal of $70,000. As of 9:30 p.m. on Wed. Oct 17, 80 contributors had donated a total of $2,832.

Hampton, Sr. was killed in a controversial Chicago police raid of Black Panther headquarters in 1969.

So what should Residents do with the seemingly uncountable Politicians in SE WI?

It is long past time to stop the madness of Fat-cat Baby Boomers gone wild and demanding (and receiving) never – ending increases in salaries, fringes, and retirements – at the expense of the Community – which they then claim is too expensive to live in – (often) move out of – and avoid paying their fair share by fleeing to States with lower tax rates!

Taxpayers need to stand up to Blue – Fisting Bully Racine Mayor Cory Mason and Just say NO!

Only Taxpayers BLEED! Red INK! And are forced to pay at the barrel of a gun – or else being beaten and cheated by the criminals who rule City of Racine!







City of Racine 2017 Audited Financial Statement Reports RDA Lost Over $7,000,000 in 2017!

City of Racine Mayor Cory Mason Continues on With Former Mayor John Dickert’s Tradition of Looting a City Of Ill Repute! That Blue Fist is the Power of Extortion – Being Shoved up Residents Azz’s Via Onerous and Excessive Confiscatory Taxes and Fees to Fund the Lifestyles of Racine’s Rich & Famous!

See the Post:

City of Racine Taxpayers who feel the burn that the ever increasing property taxes and fees imposed by City of Racine Mayors and Alderpersons are becomingly more and more onerous and out of line with the Consumer Price Index, aren’t just imagining that burning feeling – it is real, as the 2017 Audited Financial Statement reveals.

The 2017 Audited Financial Statement is available here:

From the 2017 Audited Financial Statement, Page 65:

It is just Business as Usual in City of Racine, as the unaccountable Racine Development Authority lost $7,304,144 in TID collections, and passed that cost on to Residential taxpayers – with NO  repayment schedule required – since the Residential taxpayers are on the hook and going to pay – through extortion – aka onerous property taxes, by any other name….

From the 2017 Audited Financial Statement:

Former Mayor John Dickerts much bally-hooed Tid 18 – Machinery Row was the loss leader – costing taxpayers nearly $7,000,000 – not counting the destruction ,clean up costs and planning time wasted by the RDA in concocting yet another failed plan for the criminally led City of Racine:

Watch as John Dickert and Cory Mason announce the *FAILED* $65M Machinery Row Project:

Mayor John Dickert speaks during a press conference Tuesday, June 10, 2014 announcing a commercial-residential project that will start at $65 million./Video by Scott Anderson

Well, well, the spectacularly *FAILED* Machinery Row  Project might actually COST taxpayers $65M when it is all done and settled…. instead of attracting constructive and productive development. Residential Taxpayers will *NEVER* see any tax relief in criminally led Mayor Cory Mason’s Blue Fist Collective!

Machinery Row – TID 18 – as Promised:

Machinery Row as Delivered:

Meanwhile, Former Mayor John Dickert’s bestest personal friend – Micah Waters – continues to hold onto the former Porter’s Property while refusing to pay the property taxes due and shifting that burden to the much beleagured Residential Taxpayers living in City of Racine. City Officials plan on Residents being deaf, dumb, and blind – and they are correct!

As Promised by John Dickert and BFF Micah Waters!

Micah Waters and John Dickert – BFF


As Delivered:


HEY Long – Beleaguered Taxpayers living in City of Racine – Stay in Line and Don’t ask any Pesky Questions!


After all, the Mayor of Racine has large costs and expenses…

Don’t Stop Believing’