Posts Tagged ‘Mayor John Dickert’

Welcome to Mr. K

 

Interesting day see we have a helper a Mr K

 

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Mr, K contacted me and asked to help me uncover the facts going on with the Root River (Rootworks) and the Harbor/Reefpoint Marina.

Damn got to say he knows where bodies are burred, information that the Good old Boys rather see left alone as they gin up  the works for more spending on Reefpoint after all if we build it (the Marina) they (The Boaters) will come and the streets of Racine will run with Gold.

Mr. K’s first group of papers came in tonight and after I get the chance to read/study them I will be posting my take on the information.

Just keep this in your mind since the 1980’s Racine was told that if we only had a large Marina we be so much better off we it’s 2014 are we.

How much have we spent in the past what are we planing to spend now?

WHO IS MAKING THE MONEY?

 

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We last saw our hero

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Just strange what is going on in Racine with Water and I fear it will be getting worse.

Spent quite a bit of time looking for the maps of the Bulkhead Lines and I found a copy not where City Ordinance said at the City Clerk’s office (and to the best of my understanding not at the Register of Deeds office as called for by State Law.

As we see here:

30.11 Establishment of bulkhead lines.
(1) Who may establish. Any municipality may, subject to the approval of the department, by ordinance establish a bulkhead line and from time to time reestablish the same along any section of the shore of any navigable waters within its boundaries.
(2)Standards for establishing. Bulkhead lines shall be established in the public interest and shall conform as nearly as practicable to the existing shores, except that in the case of leases under sub. (5) and s. 24.39 (4) bulkhead lines may be approved farther from the existing shoreline if they are consistent with and a part of any lease executed by the board of commissioners of public lands.
(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.
(4)Riparian rights preserved. Establishment of a bulkhead line shall not abridge the riparian rights of riparian owners. Riparian owners may place solid structures or fill up to such line.
(5)Finding of public interest.
(a) Prior to the execution of any lease by the board of commissioners of public lands concerning rights to submerged lands or rights to fill in submerged lands held in trust for the public under s. 24.39, the department shall determine whether the proposed physical changes in the area as a result of the execution of the lease are consistent with the public interest. Thirty days before making its determination, the department shall notify, in writing, the clerk of the county and clerk of the city, village or town in which the changes are proposed and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of the application for the lease. In making its finding the department shall give consideration to all reports submitted to it. The department shall not approve a lease applied for under s. 24.39 (4) (a) 2. if the department determines that the lease may threaten excessive destruction of wildlife habitat.
(b) When considering leases to allow certain initial improvements such as, but not restricted to, filling on submerged lands to create sites for further facilities, the department may determine whether such initial improvements are consistent with the public interest in the navigable waters involved even though the exact final use to which these improvements will be put is not known. The department, at the time it finds that a proposed lease would be consistent with the public interest in the navigable waters involved, may include in its findings such limitations upon the use of improvements as it considers necessary to confine their use to functions primarily related to water transportation or otherwise of public benefit. The board of commissioners of public lands shall include in the lease such limitations on final use as is determined by the department.
(c) Upon the complaint of any person to the department that current use made of rights leased under s. 24.39 (4) is inconsistent with both its original findings and the public interest, the department shall hold a public hearing thereon after the publication of a class 2 notice, under ch. 985. If the department finds that the present use conforms neither to its original finding nor to the present public interest, it shall submit its findings to the governor. The governor may cause the attorney general or the district attorney of the proper county to bring action in the name of the state in a court of competent jurisdiction to declare the lease terminated and to institute appropriate action for removal of structures or cessation of practices in violation of such lease.
(6)Shoreline not invalidated. A shoreline lawfully established before January 1, 1960, is a lawfully established bulkhead line.
A bulkhead line is not merely the natural shoreline, but one legislatively established by a municipality. It may differ from the existing shoreline and is also distinguishable from the low- and high-water marks previously judicially defined. State v. McFarren, 62 Wis. 2d 492, 215 N.W.2d 459 (1974).
The private right to fill lakebeds granted under this section does not preempt the zoning power of a county over shorelands under s. 59.971 [now 59.692]. State v. Land Concepts, Ltd. 177 Wis. 2d 24, 501 N.W.2d 817 (Ct. App. 1993).
When a bulkhead line has been established, a riparian owner must nonetheless obtain a permit or contract pursuant to s. 30.20 prior to removing material from the bed of a navigable water landward of the bulkhead line, but within the original ordinary high water mark. 63 Atty. Gen. 445.
A bulkhead line is not legally established until the filing requirements of sub. (3) are met. A bulkhead line established by a town on lands subsequently annexed to a municipality that has not established such line, remains in effect. 64 Atty. Gen. 112.

So why are they not there? Why were they not at the city clerk’s office?

Now I do have copies sent to me under an Open Records request that I thank the City for filling and I will see if I can post the maps that at first glance are so hard to find.

A few wonder why?

I will post the Maps here once I can do so and have them readable sorry.

Since I last wrote I have talked to say a Mr LN who has informed me on the further plans once the Mound St Buildings have been bought if I understand right and I may not can you say RICO?

 

The Red Pill

 

So, a bit a go my wife asked me if I wished that I did not know what I thought was going on in Racine would I have been better off. Foolishly I said NO!, That I wanted to know what was going on so as Racine went to Hell I would know why.

Well, I was wrong very wrong, I wish I would have NEVER taken the Blue pill, that I never NEVER EVER started to look further into what the hell was going on in Racine better that I never looked closer into The Root River Project called Rootworks and started connecting the dots.

What I first saw as just a bit misspending by the City with the promise of if we build it They (be it “boaters to IL Tourists)   will come but never do.

A chat I can trace back to 1984 and the ending of Racine as a commercial Port to today’s RootWorks where if we only Build a Bike Path, Buy Azarian Marina, and spend a few more million on Downtown Racine the street will be lined with Gold … and that be bad enough, yet par for the course for Racine but I am thinking we got a plan going on that makes the Owens Vally in California look like well Disneyland!

So what is going on what is it all about? What is going on?

That is easy its all about well the one thing we think little about yet need so badly

 

Fresh Water Fresh Water from Lake Michigan that soon will be used to enrich our Mayor and his pals

So much to go into.Oh we are so fucked

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

 

“Description

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

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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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Heritage Museum Rocks

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Today, I went to the Racine Heritage Museum to start research on my forthcoming book, Racine crime syndicate/ DBA/city of Racine, where I will outline some of the fun and games that have went on in the City and county of Racine WI

Stopped in to see how the layout in the archives work to see the lay of the land.

The 1st thing that stuck me is how nice and helpful the staff preforms their jobs, so cool to see a group of volunteers doing so much to help others looking for information.

The information they have!! Wowsers!!

I just went in basicly to look around I was their for about an hour in that hour looking only at a few newspaper files was enlightening very much so

Newspaper story after newspaper story taking about the money being spent on what is now called Reef Point Marina (in the Millions over the years) and the idea “If we build it they will come”

This was after the Harbor was changed from a Commercial Harbor to what it is now. around 1984 so after 30 years and millions of dollars not much has changed.

One story from 1988 said that 560 out of 960 slips were rented but the story goes on to say that the Harbor will be bringing more Slip rentals soon.

Gee last year a little over 50% of the slips were rented and the space that is being used for a Restaurant is as off 3/14 paying NO RENT (must be nice)  so when will this start to bring in revenue its only been oh 30+ years.

So I will be going back to do more research take a lot of notes and try to find out who got the Millions.

Going to see too what I can find out about the beginnings of Rootworks and what might be the real plan.

I will also be giving them a Copy of the Letter to the DA and a copy of the lawsuit on the Mayor and his pals, I think it is critical that this info is kept for those who come after.

 

Hey The Mayor takes a good photo

 

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Lets rape the Lake!

From The Racine Journal Times 3-22-14 http://journaltimes.com/news/local/racine-utility-villages-agree-on-water-impact-fees/article_b87cc2ca-b16f-11e3-81d0-001a4bcf887a.html

Racine utility, villages agree on water impact fees

 

“RACINE COUNTY — It took just one meeting for Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant and Racine Water Utility officials to reach a compromise Friday on water impact fees.

Both villages had formally objected to a proposed increase in the basic residential equivalency connection fee, also known as REC or impact fee, by $130 from the current $3,320.

Village officials had previously said the fee, which can reach upwards of $100,000 for large businesses, hurts their ability to land big employers and developments……”

The cry is from the Villages is that high fees  drive folks  away and I think they are right on the other hand …”

Haas has explained that the concept behind REC fees is that existing ratepayers do not shoulder the burden for new development, which requires a more extensive utility network. The concept is that “growth pays for growth.”

The fees came about in 2004, when Racine, through its water utility, and Mount Pleasant agreed on a method for sharing the capital costs of water service infrastructure.

The agreement, which set the original fee at $2,913, also applies to Sturtevant which became a Racine retail customer in 2007. (Caledonia does not pay REC fees, but does pay 23.71 percent of any water infrastructure projects in Racine, Mount Pleasant or Caledonia.)…” And we have this “On the other hand, Wahlen said, “(Haas) needs to pay for that infrastructure.””

 

When we go back and reread we find this tidbit “n discussing that increase recently, Sturtevant Village Board members referred to an unnamed bottler that considered putting a plant in the village. But the REC fees would have been in the millions, they said.”

Yes a Water Bottle Plant by the looks of things

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You know drill a few deep wells and suck up the Aqua-fill water a few 10.000 Gals a day perhaps to fill plastic water bottles that we see in store then chucked on the ground

Of course the area wants the plant bad from the jobs needed to build the place and jobs (low paying) to run the place, then you got the added tax base that’s what they are looking at

Only a few (and some of them now paid off by perhaps the Rootworks idea?) will not bitch about the water being pulled out and maybe maybe replaced by water coming in from Lake Michigan ? What damage might this bring to the area? Will anyone care after all the Pig called Goverment must eat even if your left with

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And  to think I thought we had a Green Mayor well something is Green

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As I see this we do not want a Water plant nor be part of an industry as bad as this one is to the Environment

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.