By Tim Kowols
Kelly Catarozoli and Kelly Avenson will ask the Sturgeon Bay Common Council Tuesday to rescind a resolution asking for special legislation regarding the west side waterfront property. The resolution, approved on June 6th, 2017, asked the Wisconsin legislature to make a final determination of the ordinary high water mark for Parcel 92 and 100 so possible redevelopment plans could be determined. The issue was not taken up by the state since the resolution and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has both issued and rescinded its official determination of the ordinary high water mark for the two parcels. Catarozoli says she believes such action would set a negative precedent for the rest of the state.
Tuesday’s Common Council meeting at 7 p.m. will also include a request for proposals for the site’s redevelopment and a resolution to declare the body’s intent to discontinue using the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will also meet in closed session to discuss its ongoing lawsuits with Sawyer Hotel Development and the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront.