County Executive Abele Statement on Shoreline Bill
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele supports a bipartisan state bill that will be considered this week by the state Assembly to formally recognize the Milwaukee shoreline boundary that was established in 1913.
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele supports a bipartisan state bill that will be considered this week by the state Assembly to formally recognize the Milwaukee shoreline boundary that was established in 1913. The 1913 boundary has long been recognized by the DNR, the state legislature and others as the lake bed boundary, and as a result, this boundary has been the basis for a century of real estate development in Milwaukee.
“If the 1913 boundary line is not respected, the shoreline is undefined and unknown, and the resulting muddle could threaten public and private development in Milwaukee. This bill protects and clarifies the boundary for some of the most valuable land in the state.”
The Wisconsin State Assembly will hold a hearing on the bill Wednesday, February 5th and the State Senate will hold a hearing on the bill on Thursday, February 13th.
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