GREEN BAY - The city of Green Bay is still trying to figure out how to handle a pending lawsuit by Oneida Seven Generations Corporation.
Tuesday night the council discussed the issue privately in closed session.
The OSGC is suing the city because the council revoked a permit for a waste-to-energy plant. The tribe's economic development group had already started to build on the city's west side.
The city originally approved the permit more than a year and a half ago.
Tuesday night, after about two hours behind closed doors, the council voted in open session to have its legal department proceed as directed.
At this point it's unclear what that means.
No one would answer questions after the meeting because they say it's pending litigation, but here is what we do know.
The Oneida Seven Generations Corporation announced a few weeks ago, soon after the council changed its mind, that it was suing the city.
Some aldermen felt they were misled about the initial plans, and voted to revoke the permit.
The group says revoking the permit is arbitrary and unreasonable.
The group is also asking the city to pay more than $4 million for construction and design costs of the plant.
So that led to Tuesday night's closed meeting.
Neither the mayor nor the city attorney would answer any questions after the meeting.
One plant opponent and the alderman in whose district the plant was being built, did speak. However, he left a lot unsaid.
"There are a few alternatives that we're looking at and those are the things we were told not to discuss. I wish I could but I think something will come up very shortly," explained Alderman Mark Steuer. "We're just looking at these alternatives and there's a bit of a timeline on it."
An attorney for Oneida Seven Generations also declined an interview.
However he did say the city has a 20-day window to respond to the litigation from the time it's filed.
That would mean the city would need to at least have something figured out before the end of next week.
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