By Tim Kowols
Two members of the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront accuse the mayor of using large dirt piles as propaganda to draw negative attention to the group. The dirt piles have been located on the former Door County Co-op parcel since the city of Sturgeon Bay created a retention pond over a year ago. The fill was expected to be needed once construction of a planned hotel for the site began, but now that it could be on hold indefinitely, Hans Christian says it is time for dirt piles to go.
Christian says the dirt piles should be moved for the short term and let volunteers make the space beautiful again if the mayor allowed.
Mayor Thad Birmingham has been contacted this week regarding the recent developments in the west side waterfront dispute, but has not yet returned our calls. You can listen to the full interview with Dan Collins and Hans Christian below.