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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!

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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 ?

 

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

 

 

Beach clean up Song and Dance

 

So I went to Mayor of Racine John Dickert’s press event. A fair number of folks there too bad out of the near 25 there only 2 or three were members of the Public.

This was held to announce that the City of Racine would benefit from  an EPA Grant of 2.6 Million as part of  Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Grants NOTE this is shared with 14 other locations at  no time did  $$ for Racine was told.  as in the amount we would get to use or invested in a study for Racine. be interesting how this gets spun. It is Mayor John Dicket so your guess is as good as mine.

AS the EPA and the DNR was at the beach I did not see anyone from the Root River Council to include Supervisor Osterman who if there would be a great link to Racine County and the Root River Project Root Works. A staffer from Sen Johnson was in attendance  and I do hope the Mayor’s Neck is not hurting him this morning I have not seen someones neck turn like that since the Exorcist. as he took note of her being there.

As this is a good thing for Racine in fixing up the Beach to help keep Lake Michigan clean  and this does help folks come here because of the lake.

So if we just dived the cash by 15 Racine will get about 170,000 not bad. would have been nice to know the amount at the event.

He took questions from the press so I was not able to ask any yet… but If I could have] I would have asked him how he plans to keep the Lake and the Beaches of Racine clean from the issues of 8-10 Million Gallons of “Treated Sewage” coming down the Root River.

I also would have asked him about if a bit of cash be worth ending Racine’s beaches.

 

 

 

Root River Goes to Sewage?

 

 

So I went to my first meeting of the Waterworks Commission yesterday. I did so because with the focus of Mayor John Dickert to sell water from Lake Michigan to Waukesha even though this would becuse of the Great Lakes Compact to replace Water from Lake Michigan with “Treated” sewage from Waukesha. This sewage as I understand it would come down the Root River yes Sewage in the Root River perhaps looking like this

 

 

Yum! Lets go boating or swimming now!

 

Last night meeting was interesting. Went fast the members had read the agenda (Unlike what goes on at say the City Cable Commission). Overall I was impressed whit how it was run.

Mayor Dickert was there as a member but did not run the meeting. The Mayor also did not make motions he may have seconded  some no issues with that.

I taped the Audio of the meeting and plan to tape the Audio of all the meeting of the Waterworks commission with what is being proposed by the City of Racine to sell water to Waukesha and get  “treated” sewage in return is so critical because  the Good old boys want this done andd as  I see it will do anything to make it so. Why?

Easy, all about the money.  Lets look at what the Water might bring in If I understand right Waukesha might need 5 MILLION gallons a day and  lets say we charge only .05 per 1000 gallons that’s $2500 per day  about 900,000 a year. I am sure that there will be fees and other charges Racine see over 1 million a year in income for the City of Racine easy if not more.

Think of the land that may have to be bought or rights leased to run pipes under/over. How many millions will that cost? What FOJ (Friend of John) might be used for that  sweat part of the deal?

Think about the engineering and the creation of the system. How much money will that be who might benefit  from that part of the contact? How much might that cost.

How many Millions will this selling of Water cost us? Who might see a lot of funds come into their hands?  Can we trust Mayor John Dicket to keep our Water clean? Please recall the Lead issues in some of the Homes in Racine’s NSP program.

Now I have been assured that the Sewage will be treated and all will be well then I recall this:

http://mediatrackers.org/2012/05/30/politically-toxic-tom-barrett-and-the-metropolitan-milwaukee-sewerage-district/   only 170 MILLION gallons of Raw Sewage dumped last year into Lake Michigan by the Green Mayor of Milwaukee in 2011. So what might we look at here if some act of God would dump sewage into the Root River?  1 Million Gallons? 2 Million?  What woult that do to the homes along the River? What might that do to North Beach?  Are you willing to take a chance?

 

In the posts to come lets look at the money

EPA Takes Control ?

Came across this today online “Commentary
Sustainable development: latest tool for expanding EPA’s empire”http://www.cfact.org/a/2093/Sustainable-development-latest-tool-for-expanding-EPAs-empire
from the Web page:
…”That effort is already well underway. In June 2010, for example, the Obama administration, by way of an executive order, launched its Ocean Policy Initiative (OPI). The OPI will subject America’s waterways – oceans, rivers, bays, and the Great Lakes plus coastal and even inland areas – to federal zoning. Under the scheme, these areas will be managed according to “coastal and marine spatial planning.” As an unnamed administration official told the Los Angeles Times (July 19, 2010), “This sets the nation on the path of much more comprehensive planning to both conservation and sustainable use of resources.”…
Does this mean that the EPA will come to Racine to help The River plan with the full force of the Federal Goverment?
The Great Lakes holds a lot of Fresh water that maybe the Feds will mandate be sold outside the watersheds and what local group is able to stand up to the Feds?

We look at the page and read this:
…”The same holds true for sustainable development. The term – never defined with any precision – has been a mainstay of the United Nations, environmental organizations, and, increasingly, federal, state and local governments. A growing number of corporations – eager to parade their green credentials – frequently claim their products and technologies are “sustainable,” without ever telling the public what is meant by the term. Sustainable development is also a pillar of Agenda 21. Adopted at the UN Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) at Rio de Janeiro in June 1992, Agenda 21 is described by the UN Division on Sustainable Development as “a comprehensive plan of action to be taken globally, nationally and locally by organizations of the United Nations Systems, Governments and Major Groups in every area in which human impacts (sic) on the environment.”…”

Look at Agenda 21 if you want to read some scarey ideas.

Open Records Phase IIa

I understand from others that they are many grants being worked on by the City of Racine for Rootworks (as it may be adapted). I think its time to request a list of the Grants being worked on and the amounts. In time perhaps I think a copy of the grants themselves.
For now a list be great after all is it not Public Information?