MOUNT PLEASANT — The village board has renewed the contract with Kapur and Associates,, which employs the Foxconn project director for Mount Pleasant, the Journal Times reported.
In a unanimous vote May 13, the board approved Claude Lois’ work for two more years a cost of $24,000 per month — an increase of nearly 25 percent, with an additional $150 per hour for work done after 40 hours a week.
The previous contract cost $20,000 per month and it had no additional charge for any work done after 40 hours, according to the report.
“For (Lois’) part, he was putting in 50- and 60-hour weeks and he was not charging us anything for those additional hours,” said Dave DeGroot, village president. “I think what he’s asking for, the increase, is very reasonable.”
Also Monday, the village approved the transfer of two parcels of land, totaling about 10 acres, in Area I of the Wisconn Valley development to Foxconn.
Area I is located north to south between Highway 11 and KR, and west to east between the East Frontage Road and Highway H, the Journal Times reported.
Alan Marcuvitz, attorney working with the village on acquiring and transferring land to Foxconn, said these properties would have been transferred last year but they “weren’t ready.”
The remaining land that the village has acquired for Foxconn that has not been transferred over is also not ready for the company, he said.