By Paul Schmitt
Despite the decision by Sturgeon Bay developer Robert Papke to pull the plug on his waterfront hotel project and sue the city for more than half a million dollars, the scheduled meeting between the city representatives and the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront will go on as planned. City attorney Randy Nesbitt says a determination of the Ordinary High Water Mark )OHWM) must still be made for future developments on the disputed parcel of land.
Dan Collins of the Friends Group says the talks are progressing but is upset at the city’s decision to pursue a legislative decision on the OHWM.
The mediator chosen for the meetings is Jeremy Kautza an interim director of Madison College’s Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS). The meeting is scheduled from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Madison, according to Collins.