By Paul Schmitt
The Department of Natural Resources declared the ruling of the ordinary high water mark that was issued back in February will be withdrawn due to a material factual error. According to the DNR news release, the department decision rationale was based on information obtained from the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands. The information was in regards to the meander line that the DNR used to evaluate the location of the OHWM for Parcel 92 which is part of the land along the Sturgeon Bay west side at 92 East Maple Street where originally a proposed hotel development was to be built. The petition that brought about the withdrawal of the OHWM ruling showed that the location of the 1835 meander line, as superimposed onto the current map of Parcel 92, was inaccurate. You can find the complete DNR decision with this story below.