Settlement Discussions Between Sturgeon Bay & Friends Group Begin

Word from Madison is that discussions on a settlement between the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront and the City of Sturgeon Bay related to an impasse over the westside waterfront has been productive and the conversation is slated to continue. Jeremy Kautza, interim Director of Madison College’s interest-based problem solving center facilitated the session. On hand were members of the friends group, Nancy Aten, Carrie Catarozoli Andersson, Kathleen Finnerty, and Christie Weber, as well as Attorneys Mary Beth Peranteau and Sarah Geers. The city was represented by council-members Laurel Hauser and David Ward, City Attorney Randy Nesbitt, City Administrator Josh VanLieshout and Attorney John Greene. According to VanLieshout, the meeting, which started Monday at 11AM, ran an hour beyond its 5PM end time and it was decided to continue the discussion Wednesday. VanLieshout noted that “there is a sense that progress is being made, which is a positive thing for the Sturgeon Bay community. Everyone looks forward to resolving the issues.” He expressed appreciation for the effort and time of all involved.

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