By Roger Utnehmer
The Sturgeon Bay city council voted Tuesday to rescind a request that the Wisconsin state legislature determine the ordinary high water mark on the west side waterfront. The vote was six to one with council member David Ward voting no.
Council member Kelly Catarozoli said that if the request for a legislative solution was not rescinded the city would be in for eight to ten years of litigation.
Catarozoli said the waterfront development controversy is better handled locally.
Ward said rescinding the request for special legislation weakens the city’s position in pending litigation.