Neighborhood’s tide changes as city buys homes to widen river to end flooding
By Tom Tolan of the Journal Sentinel
Florentino Ramirez says the city is in the process of buying his house, two doors down from the Kinnickinnic River on S. 9th Place – which is good, because water gets in when the river rises.
Kenneth Czubakowski, a couple of doors down from Ramirez, is mourning the death of his daughter who helped care for him, and hopes the city will buy the house he’s lived in for 52 years because “there’s no way I could keep it up now.”
And Marjorie Hardin, who lives right next to the river on S. 11th St., hasn’t heard from the city yet but hopes to get a call, because she wants to retire to Waukesha, where she and her husband love to fish.