By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority and the city’s Ad Hoc Settlement Committee for West Waterfront will host another joint meeting on Wednesday. The two committees will be in open session briefly to adopt the agenda before going into closed session to discuss the settlement terms between the city and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront. During a prepared statement made at the last Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting, Laurel Hauser explained one of the six reasons why she and committee member David Ward were encouraging the WRA and the Common Council to accept the settlement offer of moving the ordinary high watermark, ending current litigation and starting an inclusive process to find developers for the site.
Last week, the WRA voted to table the proposed settlement motion until it could determine the potential of the usable land, find interest from developers, and get special legal counsel at their next meeting. The yes votes for the motion were members Tom Herlache, David Ward, Ryan Hoernke, and Cindy Weber. The no votes were Hauser, John Asher, and Chris Jeanquart. The joint meeting begins at 2:30 p.m.
FULL PREPARED STATEMENT READ BY LAUREL HAUSER AND IMMEDIATE DISCUSSION FROM LAST WEEK’S COMMON COUNCIL MEETING