Archive for August, 2014

The Root Industrial Canal

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Would you swim in what I from now on call The Root Industrial Canal that runs in Racine to Lake Michigan you know the Root River?

One thing maybe to Swim in the River say further up the River say in the area where it runs into Racine County another say in Downtown Racine

After all since since the 1850’s to the 1970’s many companies not knowing better just dumped garbage in the Canal, what all did the Companies once in Downtown Racine just used the Canal as a dumping place for? PCB’s other Cancer causing chemicals?  Again at the time they had no idea is was not a good idea?

What garbage awaits someone silly enough to swim in the Canal? How will we be able to find out?

Myself, thinking that samples could be taken of the bottom and tested, that tell us something would it not?

Would that information be given to the Public? After all if our Canal was filled with really nasty stuff, could you get the mythical Boaters who are demanding Condos along the Canal to truly buy one? Would you?

Perhaps as I was told by others and I believe what they tell me, Ghost Buyers, be the only “real” buyers ? Can you say Point Blue, therefor not get Cancer or kids get Birth Defects?

Should the Canal get dredged so our mythical Boaters can take their boats up the River what would the cost be to dispose of the perhaps contaminated soil? Where would it go? Perhaps a Playground, or a Golf Course?

So many question to be answered.

 

Just wait Waukesha   wants to dump 6 Million+ Gals of “Treated” Sewage a day in the Root  Industrial Canal oh how lucky we are!

Kate Remington Fighter for Justice!

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Reprinted with permission

August 25, 2014 Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service MC 4910 DAL Dallas, TX 75242 Re: Additional information: Root River Council Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division

To Whom it May Concern: I am a property owner in the City of Racine, WI (please see letter dated July 18, 2014, enclosed as requested) I am a retired fine artist and purchased my building 15 years ago. Foreword I believe in freedom of information and I have been pursuing the activities of the Root River Council because there are so many questions unanswered regarding the Root River Watershed and the redevelopment the City has been developing and is now introducing as MACHINERY ROW. This is currently being estimated as a 65 million dollar project. At the same time Racine,Wi is #1 in state unemployment and is simultaneously turning off street lights and cutting back essential services. The population is declining steadily. And, we are being told today that the City is at least 6 million dollars short regarding its budget. My interest is and has been focused upon the Root River Council because there appears to more than suggestions of impropriety regarding custodial duties re Ordinance and the Ordinance survey regarding established bulkhead lines re the Root River watershed. New Information State Representative Cory Mason says in his current newsletter for the 66th District that this Machinery Row project has been in the works for nine years. In the same pr statement Cory Mason quotes a Rodney Blackwell who is identified as the overall creative force and head of Financial District Properties. Mr Blackwell is quoted as crediting 4 people responsible for “the high level of collaboration and commitment”: John Dickert/Mayor of Racine; Robin Vos/Speaker of the Assembly; Cory Mason/State Representative District 66: and Jim Ladwig/County Executive. So it sounds good, but what about the collaboration with the taxpayers and residents of Racine? What about their representatives, the alderpeople of the common council, how come we haven’t heard from them? How come these alderpeople are beginning to ask questions like I am asking regarding Machinery Row? And how come we who have been asking to see the 990 forms find there are multiple Root River Councils and missing paper work and contradictory paper work and we don’t know what is authentic and what is not. The confusion for me centers around the bulkhead lines for the Root River Watershed which in April 2013 I requested via Public Information. The process was painful and not satisfactory. And the information I did receive (which was that there is no such thing) makes no sense to me because sometime during 2004 and 2005 I had requested the Root River Bulkhead line survey from the City’s Development Department and received a large detailed copy from I believe Matt Sadowski who is still in Development. I requested this survey in my capacity as secretary of the Historic Sixth Street Business Association which used this survey in its presentations. This Sixth Street Association disbanded in 2004-2005. The Racine Library has a good research room with lots of clippings and historical info yet I found no reference to bulkhead line discussions re the Root River or public discussions. These two steps are required when land usage is being altered. And to the best of my knowledge these steps were not taken. Unbeknownst to me UNTIL NOW is that sometime during the last two years the City through its instrument County Supervisor Monte Osterman and one of his Root River Councils (there seem to be a for profit and a non profit) created something called a Root River Overlay District which was sent for approval to the City Plan Commission and not the Common Council. And then the chairman of the Plan Commission (Brian O’Connell the head of Development) then sent it to a body called Root River Corridor Redevelopment Technical Team, identified by Cory Mason in his newsletter as Vandewalle, a design firm (also not local). This is not following the City’s rules, the state statutes or the constitution of the United States. The public was left in the dark and bypassed along with the alderpeople. The very last time I heard reference to the Root River bulkhead lines was in a presentation circa 2005. Allison Warner mentioned it and putting a task force together of people….most of whom are presently members of the Root River Council. It even appears that the Redevelopment Authority, yet another level of executive appointed members of the community elevated above the public by the Mayor. No one uses the words ‘bulkhead lines’ and no one mentions “Root River Watershed’ because by calling the downtown watershed a ‘corridor’ or a ‘manufactured canal,’ the land usage changes and instead of the public right to access both of the banks of the river, the use of the land is changed and the ownership of the land is changed. It is my believe that the City has no right to sell this land which still belongs to the public because the City did not follow procedure. Instead of protecting the public’s land usage or simply attempting to convince the public that they should give it up, the City just eliminated an Ordinance and its survey for the benefit of whom?? I am asking you to consider investigating further. I believe this land still belongs to the public and that this Machinery Row is about money for others and not for the good of the future of Racine, WI.

Sincerely,

Kate Remington 613 Sixth Street Racine, WI 53403

 

 

More and more and sending letters like this to the IRS and another group who the writer thinks may be of help.

The hope is that someone cares or thinks that this is worth looking into, I myself am letting The Press know about this  who knows what say The New York Times could find out?

To me that is the one thing the Good Old Boys fear the most is others outside Racine asking questions or perhaps getting a Grand Jury interested.

Yes how would Mayor John Dickert deal with a grand jury looking into this at the same time he is fighting the RICO case filed by the Black Bar owner?

 

Super Mob Book review

 

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Reading a great book I found at the Racine Library called Supermob by Gus Russo who has written other Books/Stories on the Mob in Chicago.

In Supermob he write of the history of the Mob in Chicago and the move to LA from the early days to say the early 2000’s not done yet

I just love the history this book talks about the who’s who and the corruption wow the corruption!

One of the aspects of the Book is that sometimes the Justice system takes years but justice does come.

Now in  2014 we have more laws and regulations making it easy for the FBI the IRS and the press to find out what is going on!

As I see it the RICO case with our Mayor and others will help uncover many things going on in this City, County, and perhaps even State.  Laws like this did not exist in the time frame of this book.

Who knows what might be uncovered?

Be interesting to see what we find out in a open court, with this RICO Case, as we wait read this book!

Entering the fray

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So thinking that I will be joining the ranks of folks asking to obtain copies of the papers/records open to the public as required by law by the Root River Council and posting not only copies of the emails I send but what they send me in return.

With this I will I think get notarized statement of others about the status of the requests of information that they have asked for, as well as the answers  they have received from  Root River Council.

I will post the documents here and perhaps use the papers in a request to have outside groups such as The FBI look at what is going on with Rootworks.

With The refiling of the RICO and claims within, I see many other questions that should be asked, the 990’s + other records will be of help doing so

We also need to keep a list of who is who of the and how of  this Root River Council and how this group may be making money with the idea of pointing out what strangeness is going on with the public’s money and exposing this to not only the voters of Racine but over site groups that could be of help.

First  Question why does it seam so hard to get the 990″s ?

 

RICO Refiling Part II

 

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The RICO case on Mayor Dicker/others was filed with the court you can read it here http://issuu.com/communicatornews/docs/amended_complaint_2/0

I have also put it in the link section.

Be interesting to see where this goes to not only the issues on the Black Owned Bars but what other activities the Mayor and his pals are doing.

Will this include Rootworks? Will the Lawyers for the Black Bar owners find information that could have them look into Rootworks/Grants given? Will this information be given to the FBI? The EPA?

With Osterman being from what I read a major Player in the RICO case affect the Root River Council? If so How so?

Might The FBI or IRS get interested?

This does get very interesting very fast.

Please make up your own mind vs what anyone else may tell you

 

Lawyers,Guns, and Money

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The line above comes from the taking over of the area now called Oklahoma when asked what was needed to take this land over from Native Americans given this area by the U.S. Goverment the crooks  sent a telegram with this message, E.G. send Lawyers, Guns, and Money.

This would be used in a song by  Warren Zevon, that was big in my day.

Still true today, as many from just plain folk members of the public to City Alderman have raised questions on RootWorks  to not only City Leadership but State Leadership and If I understand right The Feds. However unless something happens perhaps fall out from the RICO case or a case coming from statements Mayor John Dickert made on WRJN not much can/will be done.

Why? Simple, with what I understand from folks looking into this have told me, to get more done will require Lawyers to go to court and those looking into this do not have Lawyers nor the money to retain the to take the issues they have into a court room and fight it out there.

Now I have some questions that I like answered the main one being with Millions on the line if RootWorks got stopped or delayed  why did these folks not prepare to have a lawyer to go to court?

Why do all the work done so far and end things here?

Unless its all part of a bigger plan?

Oh the Tape that Mayor John Dickert Told us he had of the Alderman of the 6th doing wrong should be interesting hearing as should the tape from the last city  Meeting