On April 8th, the Mequon Common Council unanimously approved a five home subdivision on 10 acres along the Milwaukee River (south of Freistadt Rd), contingent on acquiring 148 acres from the current owner along the river for preservation. The developer had originally proposed 19 houses on 42 acres at this site.
New rules unveiled by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seek to reverse the effects of two controversial Supreme Court rulings (known as the Rapanos and SWANCC decisions), which narrowed the government's ability to enforce pollution laws for smaller streams and bodies of water without a “significant nexus” to a navigable waterway. What does “significant nexus” mean? No one really knows!