Continued Progress in West Waterfront Negotiations

Representatives of the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Friends of Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront (FSBPW) said continued progress was made Wednesday in the second round of negotiations settle their dispute over the west waterfront development.

“There is a sense that progress is being made, which is a positive thing for the community of Sturgeon Bay,” said Josh Van Lieshout, Sturgeon Bay Administrator, after Monday’s talks. “Everyone looks forward to resolution of the issues. Yesterday’s meeting was movement in that direction. We appreciate the effort and time of all involved.”

Christie Weber of the FSBPW agreed.

“We are pretty excited that everybody seemed to get along,” she said. “I think everybody left very enthused that we all seemed to be on the same page on a lot of things.”

Jeremy Kautza, interim director of Madison College’s Interest-Based Problem Solving (IBPS), facilitated the session, which took place in Madison, Wis. Present for the plaintiffs were Nancy Aten, Carri Catarozoli Andersson, Kathleen Finnerty and Weber as well as attorneys Mary Beth Peranteau and Sarah Geers.

The City was represented by Council members Laurel Hauser and David Ward, City Attorney Randy Nesbitt and Van Lieshout, and accompanied by Attorney John Greene.

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