Former Sturgeon Bay city council and Waterfront Redevelopment Authority members Thomas “Cap” Wulf turned a Tuesday joint meeting of the plan commission and city council into an episode of the old television game show “To Tell the Truth.”
Wulf spoke during the public comment period in opposition to the ad hoc westside waterfront planning committee. He said that he had a confidential conversation with the lead consultant for the firm that was hired to develop a waterfront plan for the city.
Wulf’s accusation was emphatically denied by Ed Freer, the consultant for the company hired by the city, Short Elliot Hendrickson of Madison.
Wulf used the public comment period during the council meeting to again state he was told in a private, confidential conversation that the city tied the hands of potential developers.
Wulf has been an outspoken critic of preserving the Teweles and Brandeis granary and the development agreement with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation.
Tuesday’s meeting, however, is not the first time Wulf has been accused of not telling the truth. A headline in the Madison Capital Times “Tort reform supporter bends truth about own legal history” includes information about Wulf telling State Rep. Tony Staskunas that he never needed to sue anyone. That was refuted in the newspaper article which cited eleven cases ranging from $84.61 to $4,000 in which Wulf, as president of Wulf Brothers Inc., sued others.
The article also pointed out that Wulf was caught and fined the maximum monetary amount of $10,000 for “leveraging information he was privy to as a council member to successfully bid on the heating contract for a $2.5 million development project.”