Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Controversial Kohler golf property annexation in court Wednesday

Efforts to block the building of a golf course on a Lake Michigan nature preserve 
247-acre nature preserve might yield to golf course construction. Steve Back photo.

move to a Sheboygan County Circuit Court civil proceeding Wednesday. 

That's when the Town of Wilson tries to undo the property's annexation to the City of Sheboygan which has been approved by Walker's Department of Administration.

And whatever facts emerge in the annexation lawsuit will join the record established when Walker's 'chamber of commerce DNR approved for the proposed golf course a pivotal wetland-filling permit that will be contested in a separate court proceeding June 4-8.

This notice from the grassroots organization Friends of the Black River Forest
Town of Wilson vs. City of Sheboygan annexation trial tomorrow May 9 through Friday May 11, Sheboygan County Courthouse, Branch 5, 8:30 a.m.
Our Town of Wilson needs supporters during this trial. Please come.
Also this:
FBRF hearing challenges scheduled June 4-8
The hearing on FBRF's legal challenges to the DNR's approval of the Kohler Wetland Fill Permit and the Final DNR Environmental Impact Statement will take place the week of June 4-8, Mead Public Library, Sheboygan. 

The hearing will last from Monday through Friday. Times are not established but we can expect to begin at 9:00 and go to 4.p.m or longer. On Friday morning, June 8th, the public will have an opportunity to speak to the issues in our challenges. Having lots of people attend throughout the week sends a message as to how seriously the residents take the issues of the planned environmental degradation of a rare Lake Michigan coastal ecosystem. 

Our rights to information, healthy land, air and water have been circumvented and ignored. FBRF is being charged $2000 to pay for a recorded transcript of the proceedings. We will be paying for expert witnesses and our attorneys. This is why we have gone all out on our You Caring campaign. Please continue to share our story.

Town of Wilson vs City of Sheboygan Annexation Hearing
May 9, 10 & 11, 8:30am Circuit Court Branch #5, Judge Borowski

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