Posts Tagged ‘Machinery Row’

So

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So what is going on?

 

Good question!

After much thought and reflection,I think, it’s time  to closely to look at the biggest issue in the Racine area, that being WATER.

Yes, water something we do not think about much, after all we live by one of the largest bodies of fresh water in the world.

Yet, water plays a huge role in the area, such as:

Use of Water fees to shore up the failing city fiances

Use of the running of water/sewer into Caledonia TID 4  from Mt Pleasant to not only create more paying customers to the City of Racine Water department but at the same time by the use  of special assessment to the land owners being forced to pay for this water/sewer work.

Then of course we still have the whole Machinery Row “Development” to look at.

We will look at only the issues of Water uses here, not other issues such as falling property prices, increasing crime or other issues.

We will let others do that should they wish to do so.

FYI you will notice my writing is poor with misspellings and poor grammar sorry. Have taken steps to do a better job in this area.

Something else will be the use of tools like Periscope to help cover stories that I hope to cover here.

Be interesting, be fun, best of all, help you understand what is going on

 

Come on folks its about the Water…. I share my thoughts

But first we have from:

Chinatown

 

So I was talking to Mr. X on the phone today, not talked to him for sometime and out of the blue he calls

We chatted a bit talk about the RICO Suit then to the point of the phone call that being what the point of the whole Rootworks was: that being as we saw it Control of Sale of WATER!

Mind you, we thought that Machinery Row/TIF 18 could be the largest case of Land Fraud in the History of the State of Wisconsin when all was said and done but that would pale in compassion to the money to be made over the sale of Water from Lake Michigan should Waukesha  be allowed to buy Water from Lake Michigan and then send “Treated Waist back via The Root River

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Right now we are being told that Waukesha will need about 6-10 million Gals a day to just stay the same size and perhaps grow a bit the Water if sent back to Lake Michigan (and the Great Lakes Compact tells us that the water MUST come back) Via the Root Industrial Canal (Formerly the Root River) would generate about 6 Million a year for the Cash Staved city of Racine, then of course, Cities like to grow builders like to build developers like to rip off tax payers I mean develop(I estimate that each year Waukesha loses millions in construction/ taxes until this issues is fixed)   and that mean MORE Water brought from the Lake and treated sewage sent back via   Root Industrial Canal  so perhaps in a few years The City of Racine could get oh 10 Million a year just for allowing this

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and then we have this from  http://www.21stcentech.com/water-waukesha-wisconsin-symptom-freshwater-challenge/ :   Waukesha is a symptom of a much larger U.S. problem. And for the signators to the Compact the city may be the thin edge of the wedge. The U.S. mid and southwest, particularly those communities and farmlands that have experienced prolonged recent droughts see the water-rich Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin as a prime water resource. Why not divert water from the Basin to population centers like Las Vegas or Phoenix? Why not refill the Ogallala Aquifer with water from the Great Lakes? Why not raise Mississippi River water levels through a diversion canal?

Maybe Racine Under Mayor John Dickert gets a pumping station to start here to pump a few Million to other Cities who need Water maybe to pump the treated sewage back here?

Now Machinery Row costing 68 Million over time political Hacks/Pals of Mayor John Dickert might be able to scam say over time 10% or say 10 Million, but the Water sales Sewage dumping could bring in 6 Million + a year Pipe lines need to go in land may need to be bought etc how much could crooks in Goverment make their pals?

But then there is this from the same Web page …

Poor Waukesha, located in the wrong place when it comes to fighting a water war with the Compact. That’s because Chicago and its waterways which drain into the Illinois River, a tributary of the Mississippi, lie less than an hour to the south. And Chicago has the Asian carp, (seen jumping out of the water on mass in the picture below) an invasive species currently still in the Mississippi watershed that has migrated to within 160 kilometers (100 miles) of the Great Lakes. The Compact, as a result, has become hyper vigilant about any water diversion. Should the Asian carp gain access to the Great Lakes it is seen as having an even more devastating impact than the sea lamprey. And considering how unsuccessful humans have been in stopping alien species from getting to the Great Lakes, there is even greater efforts being put in place to try and succeed just once

So Waukesha is caught in a water war, even though it sits within a state that has a wealth of freshwater. Its application to draw water from Lake Michigan which requires unanimous approval from the governors and premiers of the Compact will likely fail to pass, and Waukesha will have to look elsewhere to solve its water crises

So for now our mayor who got very unhappy news about the RICO case today might be only able to find ways to scam on Machinery Row.

Please keep your eyes open this will be interesting to see go down.

What do you think?

 

One last thing if indeed the Good Old boys are planing to scam on Root Works and folks get in the way of say a 6 Million+ Pay day what will happen?

 

 

 

 

Knowledge is power

 

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Yes knowledge is power and something I think the City of Racine does not want you to know what is going on with Machinery Row, you know the development that will save Racine or so said the Mayor of the City of Racine, you know the same man who “Negated” to tell our Aldermen he is a lobbyist as you can see here  http://www.heartlandsolutionsgroup.com/team/john.shtml  so what else has he forgot to tell us?

One thing I will be writing about and putting links to is the sites that explain what a TIF is and a BID how they work how scams in other cities have happened using TIFS  BIDS an other tools that should be used to fix issues in a city and what might be going on here.

You see unless we know we can’t ask questions or share our concerns with our elected officials maybe that is the plan?