NOW:53217:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
27°
H 34° L 27°
Cloudy | 17MPH

Property still in violation of village codes

Neighbors complain about water, threaten officials with legal action

June 21, 2007

A property on North Birch Hill Court continues to violate Fox Point village code and, neighbors say, to be the source of standing water that has found its way to adjacent lots.

Despite an impending $25,000 court-ordered fine, Chester Daxe, the owner of the vacant lot at 6586 N. Birch Hill Court has yet to take the necessary steps to resolve standing water issues, according to a letter sent to the village by property owners who call themselves "the Neighbors of the Chester Daxe Mess."

According to an e-mail sent June 12 by village Building Inspector Scott Miller to Village Manager Susan Robertson, stone retaining walls on the property are still in violation of a grading plan and a silt fence is still in violation of village code.

Miller also indicated that he had not received documentation showing that the matting material installed in a drainage swale complies with the grading plan.

Miller did write, however, that the site grading "meets the intent of the proposed grading plan," according to a report filed with the village from its surveyor, Ruekert & Mielke.

Village trustees and officials have met behind closed doors to discuss this issue on more than a dozen occasions during the past year.

"The board has considered the matter in closed session but has not taken any action," Robertson said. "Anything that has been talked about has been talked about in closed session so it would not be appropriate for me to provide any information."

Daxe had until April 30 to comply with a court-ordered agreement with the village.

The agreement stipulated he was required to hire an engineering firm to monitor and approve a site plan and to hire contractors to get the site in compliance with village code.

If Daxe did not comply, he would owe the village $25,000.

The group of neighbors gave the village a choice in the letter, either obey the court order and correct the ordinance violations or disobey the court order and "face a costly, embarrassing and very public legal fight with residents against their own village."

Attempts to reach Daxe were unsuccessful, and his lawyer Mark Pollack, former village president, said he thought his client did not wish to speak to the press.

Pollack said the standing water neighbors continue to complain about is not caused by work that was done at the property.

"It is caused by a depression, kind of a saucer that exists on that adjacent property," Pollack said. "Mr. Daxe's responsibility was to comply with the grading plan, which he has done."

Pollack added that his client is working to resolve the issues with the retaining walls and fence.

"I can't give a definite date. We are working on it," he said.

Brendan O'Brien can be reached at (262) 446-6602 or bobrien@cninow.com.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Whitefish Bay wrestlers beat Homestead on parents/senior night 1/29

» Answers and winners of the Suburban Selfies contest revealed! 1/29

» French Pastry School chef, Nebraska prof to lead natural yeast class at North Shore Boulangerie 1/28

» Beer could flow during Glendale's Fourth of July 1/26

» Whitefish Bay native 'Kit' Carson was Rush Limbaugh's right-hand man 1/26

» Crews clear crash that closed left lane of northbound I-43 at Glendale Updated:  1/26

» Without Showalter, Germantown boys rally for win over Whitefish Bay 1/23

» Medical examiner's report released in death at Bayshore Town Center Updated:  1/22

» 21-year-old man who fell from Bayshore balcony has died 1/22

» Apartment project proposed for Glendale 1/22

» Washington boys basketball team too quick for Brown Deer, 59-49 1/21

» Fleeing the scene of a robbery, suspects crash stolen car near Whitefish Bay 1/19

» Strong fourth quarter lifts Homestead girls past Whitefish Bay, 44-34 1/17

» Bay boys hang on, 44-42, after losing big lead against Homestead 1/16

» Motivated Germantown wrestlers beat Nicolet, 63-15 1/15

» Suburban Selfies contest extended through Jan. 25; two selfie solutions to get you started! 1/15

» 109-lot subdivision approved in Mequon 1/13

» Man critically hurt in fall 20 feet from Bayshore mall balcony Updated:  1/13

» Bayside home damaged in Sunday fire 1/12

» Germantown boys late rally keeps Homestead at bay, 65-58 1/9

» Crews clear crash that closed lane of northbound I-43 at Bender Road Updated:  1/8

» North Shore school, municipal officials announce candidacy for April election 1/7

» Thousands remember, pay homage to Germantown great Datka 1/4

» Mequon police dog in failing health euthanized 1/2

» Brown Deer robbery suspects sought, stolen car found 12/30

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Most Popular