you asked about what false testimony... it was outlined in the ruling by the judge
-------property owners lies
" "Boldt noted that an expert witness for the opponents of the boat launch had failed to prove there were "objective characteristics" of a navigable stream within the wetlands.
"Rather, it seems like a fictional construct of a group of nearby private riparian owners who are unhappy to be sharing this area of public waters with a public boat ramp. But the public waters of Wisconsin belong to the residents of the state and are held in trust for all of them, not just lake property owners," Boldt concluded." "
there was "stern" wording by the judge in that part of the case against the property owners for trying to falsify a claim that the DNR property was going to be constructed in a navigable stream
so the property owners constructed a lie...and apparently, the DNR didn't follow some administrative procedure properly
---DNR protocol error
"For the past decade, the NLMD and the Reddelien Road Neighborhood Association (RRND) have been battling the DNR over the development of the site. The DNR previously insisted that the launch be on the west shore of the lake and issued itself the permits necessary for construction of the project.
But Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge Mac Davis ruled last May that those self-issued permits were invalid, reversing two earlier decisions by an administrative law judge that were favorable to the DNR."
I will summarize from my POV
originally, the DNR wanted to put the launch in town, where there was access before...even though that would require expensive dredging from time to time to remove silt carried in by the river
Condominium owners near that site, didn't want to have a launch "in their backyard", so they took the DNR to court...
...DNR acquired the property on Reddelien Road to accommodate the condo property owners, and put in a site that would require less maintenance costs
Property owners at the Reddelien Road site, didn't want to have a launch "in their backyard", so they took the DNR to court...
So, while this was going on for decades...the public was the pawn while the the bullies beat up on each other in court
from my perspective, it boiled down to a battle of will and $$$$, plus having a state representative going after the DNR for spending too much $$$ on the battle took the will from the DNR to continue the battle, plus the anti's finding the right judge...
...and viola! the launch is going in at the original site
score a W for the Reddelien group, and an L for the condo owners
and the public may finally get decent access to North lake after waiting for the giant pissing match to conclude
[This post was last edited on 5/9/14 at 11:17 AM]