What is going on now My questions

Facebook is such a cool tool folks use it for lots of communications, lets look at on that has and may have a greater impact on the Root River, something IMHO needs to be taken great care of .

So on Facebook we find this



Community-Based environmentally-conscious economic development group focused on revitalizing the Root River in Racine WI.”

What? Did I read this right? “…economic development group focused on revitalizing the Root River in Racine WI.” 

Who might this be by? Some Company from Milwaukee up to God know what trying to benefit $$ wise from all the spending to come by The City of Racine  in the Root River Plan called Rootworks?  A group of  outside folks trying to rape the River or perhaps the Lake again for $$ ?

No its from the Facebook page of  The Root River Council https://www.facebook.com/pages/Root-River-Council/126375380710813   I saw this 4/1/14

So what is going on here? Looks like Racine Exposed was right

Read this http://racineexposed.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/is-monte-ostermans-lobbying-organization-the-root-river-council-fraudently-claiming-to-be-non-profitmonte-ostermans-root-river-council-is-for-profit/

From the post “While the Root River Council peddles itself as a Non-Profit organization, new evidence suggests it is anything but a legitimate Non-Profit organization, and that it is in fact a front for a privately owned Corporation of Monte Osterman that is being used as part of an ongoing potential criminal enterprise, involving others who are  already involved in a Federal RICO lawsuit. Is there an ongoing  deliberate deception on the part of (the) Root River Council to fool the public as to the true nature of it’s intent, which is Lobbying for the private gain of Root River Council Chair Monte Osterman and other Board Members?”…

it goes on read the description on the Facebook page of Monte Osterman’s wife’s page for her store she owns in Downtown Racine


What are the words used? Non Profit Yet it looks to me that Root River Council is for profit.  That’s O.K. if they want to use the River to make $$, I guess, but are they making money on buy land and doing what ever say build a condo or a bar or are they make $$ from maybe knowing the plans of the City in implementing  the plan for the Root River and being able to put themself’s in positions to make $$?

Are we as a city in doing RootWorks helping the Root River or helping more of the Mayor’s pals?

Pal yes the leadership as in Root River Council Chair Monte Osterman is (He is also being sued in the RICO action filed on the Mayor of the City of Racine and others  as is his wife)

Long and the short of this is are we as a city doing yet another project like Belle City TV that may be as many see events as existing to make $$ for pals of the Mayor?

As you may know I sent a letter to the D.A.  asking him to look into this whole deal.

My understanding is others will be contacting The State of Wisconsin and the EPA.

We  deserve answers before the Root River turns into this:



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