By Tim Kowols
The city of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront praised each other Tuesday for what is being deemed a productive first day of discussions regarding the disputed west side parcel. According to a press release from the city, both sides stayed until 6 p.m. in Madison discussing where a proper location for the site’s ordinary high water mark could end up. Monday’s session, facilitated by Madison College’s Interest-Based Problem Solving interim director Jeremy Kautza, was the first time the two sides met face-to-face during negotiations according to Friends group member Carri Andersson, who called the meeting positive and collaborative.
City Administrator Josh VanLieshout said in the press release that “there is a sense that progress is being made, which is a positive thing for the community of Sturgeon Bay. Wednesday could mark the next time the city and the Friends group reconvene to continue their discussion.