Racine Exposted

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Please read and maybe……


Racine Exposed http://racineexposed.wordpress.com/

(the why)


There are two sides to every story and  here I will reveal what others try to hide, or don’t want you to know.  Informed decisions can’t be made if information is hidden or obscured. Here you will find the other side, so you can  make an informed decision. Choose wisely.

Just maybe

Take action!

Nothing will change until we do.


From: Wayne Clingman 236 Jones St. Racine WI

Date: 4/8/13

RE: Item 13-8542  Repealing and recreating Sec. 6-106

To the City of Racine Common Council I Respectfully Submit,

In reference to Item 13-8542, a communication from the Mayor requesting that the City repeal and recreate Sec. 6-106 prohibiting the issuance of a liquor  license to premises that have delinquent accounts with the City.  At the Common Council meeting on March 5, 2013, Item 13-8542, was not addressed by the Common Council. Previously, the item had been recommended for  DEFERREAL at a Feb. 25 Public Safety and Licensing Committee. Subsequently, the Public Safety and Licensing Committee scheduled a Change of Agent hearing to be held on April 8, 2013 for Michigan Pub and Beachside Oasis. A check of the Racine County Tax records indicated that Michigan Pub was in arrears dating back to 2009. I am asking that the Common Council  investigate Mayor John Dickert and Alderman Greg Helding to see if they had any prior knowledge of the Michigans Pub tax delinquency; their relationship with the parties involved; why Mayor John Dicket, while acting as Presiding Officer over the Common Council did not address Item 13-8542;  and if  any of the actions they took on Item 13-8542 were influenced by their relationships with the parties involved or knowledge they had about Michigan Pub’s delinquent taxes.

Thank You

Wayne Clingman

Mind you the Aldermen can just receive and file, however it creates a paper trail, for a real journalist to follow (Say Fox 6) and ask other questions.

Questions the Good Old Boys do not want asked.



Who’s Not Paying Their Property Tax in Racine? Part II


Wolf Man continues


Who’s Not Paying Their Property Tax in Racine?

In this series we will use open public records to explore who in Racine is not paying their property taxes. As we all know, the City is currently in a financial crisis, and wants to raise property taxes beyond what the law allows. The Mayor claims his hands are tied, but is that reality? What if some people, maybe LOTS of people and Businesses aren’t paying their fair share?

Why isn’t the Mayor asking the people and businesses of Racine who do not pay their property tax to pay?

Why is the burden left by those who don’t pay their property tax being passed, via mil-rate increases, to those who do pay?

Today we will reveal a Trifecta of properties that feature businesses which have the privilege of selling alcoholic beverages. One would think that a reasonable pre-requisite for being granted a license to sell alcohol would be that all taxes on the property were paid first. This is obviously NOT true for the City of Racine, as County Tax Records reveal that many establishments in Racine are on properties that are in arrears.

Racine’s current Public Licensing and Safety Committee is comprised of the following Aldermen:

Gregory T.  Helding                          262-880-4500

Molly Hall                                           262-635-0520

Robert Mozol                                    262-498-1541

Melissa Kaprelian-Becker            262-939-8679

These Aldermen, and the entire Common Council, have seen it fit to issue to licenses to sell alcoholic beverages to the following establishments, which are located on properties in arrears, per County of Racine public tax records: (Liquor license holder is not necessarily property owner)

Waves Pub and Grill       104 Fourth St.                    Property  Tax in arrears: $22,773.83

Blue Rock Lounge            306 Sixth St.                       Property Tax in arrears:  $5,964.35

Michigan’s Pub                                 1300 Michigan Blvd         Property Tax in arrears:  $5,790.92

Let’s take a look at the County of Racine Tax Records and let them speak for themselves:





Blue Rock




Michigan Pup




I thank Wolf man for his story .

I am working on how this effects the County since I recall Right the County pays the City the taxes owed then its up to the County to collect.

IMHO the County needs to seize properties behind on taxes.  One Downtown business owner, thinks that if the county did many buildings downtown would be boarded up and make downtown Racine look real bad. Interesting   Can you get by not paying your taxes?