By Tim Kowols
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has picked a date and a time for a declaratory public hearing for the west side waterfront in Sturgeon Bay. Wednesday, September 6th, from 3 to 7 p.m., in the Jane Greene Room at the Door County Library is when DNR officials will hear from members of the public to weigh in on the location of the ordinary high water mark at 92 E. Maple Street, which is the subject of a lawsuit between the city of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront. With the DNR hearing, a requirement of Judge Raymond Huber in the case, city administrator Josh VanLieshout says the confirmation of the date and time adds more certainty.
VanLieshout says it is up to the DNR to pick a venue for the hearing, but he expects a larger space than normal may be needed.