By Paul Schmitt
The City of Sturgeon Bay is still deciding how to move forward developer Bob Papke’s claim of the west side dirt piles. According to City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout, Papke did not respond to an order that was sent by the common council in April to remove the dirt piles off the waterfront property. Van Lieshout says the letter sent last week by Papke’s attorney Jonathon Smies does not have any impact on the lawsuit of over $500,000 against the city by Papke.
Van Lieshout says before charging Papke rent for storing the dirt piles on city property, he believes resolving the issue is the most important step to take now in removing the unsightly piles of dirt fill.