By Tim Kowols
A final declaratory ruling on the ordinary high water mark for Parcel 92 takes its next step Thursday when the city of Sturgeon Bay, the Department of Natural Resources, and the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Water work to schedule a public hearing. A week and a half ago, the DNR issued a preliminary ruling stating the footprint of a planned hotel was above the OHWM, but the current granary slated for redevelopment rests below it. Dan Collins from the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront hopes everybody gets an opportunity to get their voices heard.
Collins says the public hearing could be scheduled for late May or early June, but is not sure of the timeline the DNR will follow after that.