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.
Mentioned in This Press Release
Recent Press Releases by County Executive Chris Abele
Abele Again Calls on Board to Reverse $15.7 Million Budget Cut
With sub-zero temperatures on the way, Milwaukee County helps keep homes warm with Energy AssistanceDec 12th, 2017 by County Executive Chris Abele
Eligible homeowners and renters use Energy Assistance to save on energy costs
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division’s Nurse Recruitment Campaign receives international awardDec 8th, 2017 by County Executive Chris Abele
Campaign challenges nurses who “have what it takes” to apply to be mental health nurses