Posts Tagged ‘Root River’

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

 

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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

 

 

It begins! As I see it

 

 

 

We so need a real Lawman to come to Racine to clean up this city. Is Marshall Givens around?

 

So I went to today’s event for RootWorks saw the Mayor’s pals and perhaps can I say line up of backers of this project. Nothing unusual with that make up in fact saw some interesting folks working the crowd.

Was unable to get a info packet ran out of them fast. Did get to see one for a bit

Getting ahead of myself when I got there I was attacked verbally for writing

this

The Root River Council INC. Fraud
1. In an April 1, 2013 Meeting, The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Racine decided to implement Root Works by applying for a Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant, on their own, without first seeking permission from the Common Council, in direct violation of City of Racine Ordinance Section 2-332(4). They also failed to go for bids on appraisals and acted outside the bounds of their statutory authority on numerous occasions. The project also removes 5 properties worth $337,000 from the tax rolls and shifts $12,527 in property taxes to others.
2. In a March 6, 2014 article from The Journal Times, Matt Sadowski lied, falsely claiming he had just been advised about receiving approval for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Grant he falsely claimed to have applied for in December 2014. Official documents prove he applied for the grant on May 1, 2013 and received confirmation from the DNR on September 18, 2013.
3. The deceit of Monte Osterman, who secretly Incorporated the Root River Council INC. on 01/06/2012, Entity ID# R055980, Registered Agent MONTE OSTERMAN,524 MONUMENT SQ.
SUITE 100, RACINE , WI 53403, per the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institution records.
4. The deceit of Monte Osterman in using his Corporate Organization, Root River Council, INC., to lobby for the purchase of the West Bluff Mound Avenue properties, while he failed to disclose that he would personally benefit from the sale by receiving relocating fees while his tenant business provided additional property value to the owner of the 1251 Mound Avenue Property. This is in violation of Racine County Ordinance Section 2-423 (b): Economic and personal gain.
5. The deceit of Monte Osterman in violating Racine County Ordinance Section 2-426 (a) (1): Business ownership, by failing to disclose ownership of his Business, Root River Council INC., as required by his Employer, The County of Racine.
6. The deceit and potentially ILLEGAL actions of Monte Osterman in fraudulently claiming Non-Profit status, a status not supported by the IRS, while asking for donations and describing his organization. EXAMPLES: 1.) In a August 12, 2013 WISN 12 article, 10 Ways to Volunteer for Clean Water, donations to the non-profit water protection organization, (the) Root River Council is suggested as a way to protect our precious waters. 2.) Ben Lehner, Executive Director, Root River Council, while participating in the SOI Region 2025 Industry Opportunities, March 7 and 14, 2014, fraudulently claimed “The Root River Council (is) a non-profit focused on redeveloping Racine’s Root River. 3.) The Root River Council Facebook page falsely states it is a “Non-Profit Organization”.
7. Marty Defatte,a member of the Root River Council, INC., is also acting as a Real Estate Agent by representing the Owner of the property at 1251 Mound Avenue, where County Supervisor Monte Osterman, whose Business IS the Root River Council, INC., is also a Tenant. Marty Defatte has publicly denied, in The Journal Times, of having any knowledge that 1251 Mound Avenue was to be acquired for Root Works. Denying knowledge of the purchase is NOT plausible.
8. The action of various Government Officials involved is an affront to Democratic principles. Many of these meetings were conducted in secret, numerous Ordinances were violated, Monte and Mary Osterman were John Dickert Mayoral election campaign workers, and now the use of Eminent Domain is being called for by Matt Sadowski to forcefully take property away from unwilling sellers. Therefore the Mound Avenue acquisition must be rejected due to the FRAUD committed.

Sorry I did not write this I did hand it out and the $$ in Politics  event held in Racine 6/14. Interesting that it had the effect that it did. More interesting is that the powers that be are worried about this information getting out to the public. Why, might Joe Public be pissed at what is going on  with this effort? Might the powers that be be worried that the public will bitch at the upcoming T.I.F. 18 and what this might mean to the tax base for RUSD? and not want to see this T.I.F. happen?

Of course this effort will be pitched as what will line the streets of Racine with Gold just like we got told would happen with Team Porters or Delta Hawk

Gee if Team Porters was going to make us all rich why is the Porter’s going to be torn down?

If I recall right Delta Hawk was going to hire many folks how many did they hire so far?

Back to the event

Speeches were made but I got no real firm info from the event. Other then we are all going to be rich from this.

Are we? Many I talked to after think not. One person I talked to called to my attention what he saw that being the County Executive in his body language may not like Mayor John Dickert. he had questions on how well this will go forward.

Well the Developer said be a lot going on in the next 90 day, he is very right there will be.

I know a group of folks who will try not to kill the project but delay the project until   the State does a full investigation on what is going on.

There will be a lot of information coming out on all of this.

So I will be posting a lot more on this blog because of the strange world that I see RootWorks being

State tuned!

 

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?

 

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

Letter to the D.A.

March 24, 2014

To: Richard Chiapete

District Attorney’s Office

730 Wisconsin Ave

Racine, Wisconsin 53403

From: Wayne Clingman

236 Jones Street

Racine, Wisconsin 53404

Dear Mr Chiapete,
I am writing this correspondence to you in regards to questionable activities related “Rootworks” a project of the Root River Council intended to transform 3.26 acres of the Racine’s downtown river corridor into a live, work, condominium, boardwalk redevelopment plan.
I am concerned with two of the Rootwork board members in particular, Marty Defatte and Monte Osterman, whose role in advocating for Rootworks demands closer scrutiny. I believe they are involved in a behind-the-scenes scheme that is ethically questionable, and from which they will use their offices and positions to profit from the sale of Mound Ave Bluff property, which would be purchased with city financing and a DNR grant.
On March 4, 2014, Monte Osterman, Root River Council Chairman, Racine County supervisor and owner of Osterman Marble and Granite, spoke before the Racine City Council to advocate that public money be spent on Rootworks. Monte Osterman neglected to mention that he also owns a private business named  Osterman Marble and Granite which is located at 1251 Mound Ave. Therefore he has a personal financial interest in the proceedings. The same building his fellow Root River Council member Marty Defatte is selling as a broker for Shorewest Realty. Sec. 2-580 Failure to disclose economic interest.

Sec. 2-581 prohibited conduct.  a. Violation of work rules. b. Use of office for private gain. d. Taking action of affecting a matter in which an official has financial interest. f. Misconduct in office.

 

 

Inasmuch as these two gentlemen knew as early as 2008 of the proposed development of this land (due to Osterman’s position with Rootworks) is it not suspicious that he chose this location for his granite and marble business when so many other suitable properties are available in the city that would not require him to relocate again within a short time?
Also in a hurried up effort to secure funding, proper, required, and legal procedures were violated. On April 1, 2013 at a Racine Redevelopment Authority meeting it was decided to apply for a Knowles Nelson stewardship grant from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Allocating $25,000 for appraisals and surveys Matt Sadowski assistant city planner stated that the request for proposals would be sent out for bidding. No request for proposals was ever sent out although the statutes are clear that one was required. The appraisals and surveys were conducted on April 18, 19, of 2013 and completed on April 22, 2013. Three days of work. $15,700 for appraisals, $4,944 for surveys, attorney fees of $2,000 and title work for $1,500 for a total of 24,144. How was a figure so close to the allotment arrived at with no proposal having been offered or approved within the 17 days between the allotment being made and the work being performed?
Section 2-332 of the City of Racine ordinance is quite clear that the Common Council must first provide approval prior to applying for grants. Shouldn’t the results of the April 1, 2013 RDA meeting, resulting in resolution 13–05, have been forwarded to the finance and personnel committee for discussion and a recommendation then to the Common Council for a final vote prior to the proceedings? It was never done. John Dickert and Matt Sadowski rushed through the process contrary to law and without all the required approvals and submitted the paperwork to the DNR on May 1, 2013.Sec.2-332. Duties 4. Sec.2-108 b d. 946.72 Tampering with public records and notices.

 

 

The entire process of requesting a grant from the Department of Natural Resources has been flawed. The process of purchasing the Mound Ave Bluff is also flawed an investigation needs to be opened and inquiries made. Who knew what and when? I am asking t for a full investigation into this matter.

 

 

I believe this is not the only violation the City of Racine has committed and I intend to bring those to your attention as well in a timely manner.  Until then, I look forward to your response regarding the above irregularities regarding the “Mound Ave. Overlook” project. I have enclosed a media investigation packet into the allegations I have made. All the statements made are backed up by official documents.

Respectfully

Wayne Clingman

Media Consultant  Racine Equality Project

 

I like to see the questions answered. After all is this idea going to benefit

Racine or just pals of the Mayor?

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.