The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will not rely on it for redevelopment decisions, but its November resolution did not erase the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority. The WRA met Thursday afternoon to discuss the recent declaratory ruling by the Department of Natural Resources regarding the ordinary high water mark on disputed parcels on Sturgeon Bay’s west waterfront. The meeting ended with no decision on whether or not the committee would appeal the decision, but some challenged whether or not the meeting could take place. City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout says the WRA remains a legal corporation of the state and can continue to call meetings to conduct business.
Van Lieshout says city officials were on site for the discussion because two members of the WRA sit on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council and to make sure the committee followed open meeting laws.