The Rabbit Hole

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So still looking for Bulkhead lines for the Root River in the City of Racine and got nana so far even with from State Statues  33.11 (3):

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(3) How ESTABLISHED Whenever any municipality` pro-

poses to establish a bulkhead line or to reestablish an existing

bulkhead line, the municipality shall indicate both the ex-

isting

:shoreand the proposed bulkhead line upon a map and

shall file with the department for its approval 6 copies of the

map and 6 copies of the ordinance establishing the bulkhead

line The map shall use a scale of`not less than 100 feet to an

inch or any other scale required by the department The map

and a metes and bounds description’of’the bulkhead line shall

be prepared by a land surveyor registered in this state

. The

department may require the installation of permanent refer-

ence markers to the bulkhead line

; Upon approval’ by the

department, the municipality shall deliver the map, descrip-

tion and ordinance to the office of the register of’deedsof’the

county in which the bulkhead line lies, to be recorded by the

register of deeds

Looks clear to me yet staff I talk to there today 3-21-14 had no clue called them back and asked them nicly to read the Law as in that might help them know whwre to look or research

Then we have the city of Racine

From the City Code

Sec. 106-4. Bulkhead lines.permanent link to this piece of content

(a)

North of Root River. The bulkhead line of that part of the shore of Lake Michigan north of Root River, is established and determined to be as follows:

Begin in centerline of Hubbard Street at the east line of Michigan Boulevard; thence along said centerline north 89 degrees 35 minutes east 1,120 feet; thence north 34 degrees east 340 feet to a point on concrete pier, said point being the north end and beginning of lake shoreline; thence south 34 degrees west 340 feet; thence south 13 degrees 10 minutes west 445 feet; thence south 0 degrees 25 minutes west 225 feet; thence south 34 degrees 55 minutes east 366 feet to northeast corner of concrete wall at United States Coast Guard Station; thence (along face of said concrete wall) south 5 degrees 20 minutes east 83 feet to face of steel sheet piling; thence (along face of said steel sheet piling) north 79 degrees 50 minutes east 85 feet to east end of steel sheet piling; thence (along face of said steel sheet piling) south 10 degrees 10 minutes east 20 feet to face of steel sheet piling on north side of Root River. The above-described line is located entirely in the east ½ of Section 9, Township 3 North, Range 23 East, Racine County, Wisconsin. The last described point is the south end of designated lake shoreline north of Root River. The above-described line is more particularly shown on the map hereby made a part hereof, which map is on file in the city clerk’s office.

(b)

South of Root River. The bulkhead line of that part of the shore of Lake Michigan south of Root River, is established and determined to be as follows:

Begin at a point on the north line of Fifth Street (bearing south 81 degrees 11 minutes west) 457 feet east of the east line of Lake Avenue, said point being the south end and beginning of lake shoreline; thence north 22 degrees 28 minutes west 464.05 feet to a point in the centerline of Fourth Street (said point being 345.7 feet east of the east line of Lake Avenue and bearing of said centerline of Fourth Street is south 81 degrees 07 minutes west); thence continuing north 22 degrees 28 minutes west 210.6 feet to a point (said point being 295 feet east of the east line of Lake Avenue and 243.4 feet south of the south line of Third Street produced east of Lake Avenue); thence north 6 degrees 19 minutes east 252.2 feet to a point (said point being 360 feet east of the east line of Lake Avenue on the south line of Third Street produced east of Lake Avenue); thence north 81 degrees 21 minutes east, along the south line of Third Street produced east of Lake Avenue, 375 feet; thence north 6 degrees 25 minutes west 487 feet; thence north 40 degrees 05 minutes east 405 feet to the southeast corner of concrete pier; thence (along face of concrete pier) north 0 degrees 00 minutes 14 feet to face of concrete pier on south side of Root River. The above-described line is located entirely in the east ½ of Section 9, Township 3 North, Range 23 East, Racine County, Wisconsin. The last-described point is the north end of designated lake shoreline south of Root River. The above-described line is more particularly shown on the map hereby made a part hereof, which map is on file in the city clerk’s office.

Emphasis mine

They had no clue either both offices where  nice The City Clerk is looking for them and to cover my ass I did an open records request … “Good Afternoon

I would like a copy of the map of the  Bulkhead lines of the Root River as described in Sec. 106-4. Bulkhead lines.of the C
Racine, Wisconsin, Code of Ordinances

A PDF copy would be fine, I understand that a fee maybe charged for this and I need to be informed of this cost if any.

This may help you locate a copy of the Map.

This State Law may aid as well. 30.11(3)

How established. Whenever any municipality proposes to establish a bulkhead line or to reestablish an existing bulkhead line, the municipality shall indicate both the existing shore and the proposed bulkhead line upon a map and shall file with the department for its approval 6 copies of the map and 6 copies of the ordinance establishing the bulkhead line. The map shall use a scale of not less than 100 feet to an inch or any other scale required by the department. The map and a metes and bounds description of the bulkhead line shall be prepared by a land surveyor registered in this state. The department may require the installation of permanent reference markers to the bulkhead line. Upon approval by the department, the municipality shall deliver the map, description and ordinance to the office of the register of deeds of the county in which the bulkhead line lies, to be recorded by the register of deeds.”…

I also called My State Senator office and the DNR for further help.

Wait do not go to sleep yet the interesting times have yet to begin and boy that will be lots of fun for me but not so much for others.

 

 

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One response to this post.

  1. yes, it is a rabbit hole. Take a look at the framed J.J. Stoner 1883 Racine, WI birdseye view limited edition print that is framed on the first floor of City Hall outside the Ethics Room and you will see the evidence of the bulkhead lines along the river all the way to the point where the Rec Center is today. Excellent investigative reporting!!

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