By Roger Utnehmer
Will Gregory, a member of the Sturgeon Bay city council, has refuted claims made by a former member of the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, Thomas “Cap” Wulf. Wulf also was a former member of the city council who was found guilty of using his position of public trust for personal gain. As a member of the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Wulf was a vocal critic of opponents of a controversial west-side hotel and their organization, Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront. A lawsuit challenging the legality of the hotel development by the Friends group is scheduled in Door County circuit court starting Thursday.
Wulf was also accused by some members of the “Friends ” group of inappropriately using his position on the redevelopment authority to promote a west-side apartment and retail complex on property he owned.
Wulf again criticized a group taking the city to court over the development in a recent letter to the editor published in The Door County Advocate. In a letter shared with DoorCountyDailyNews.com, Gregory says Wulf “uses phrases such as ‘deception and misleading and falsely accuse’ with very little context to support those accusations.”
On the other hand, Gregory cites the detailed supporting documents provided by the group challenging the city. According to Gregory, Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Waterfront have provided maps, pictures, newspaper articles and correspondence that point to the conclusion that the city is in probable violation of the state constitution.
Wulf resigned from the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority in 2016.