Wheel Tax Could be Coming to Sturgeon Bay

Ideally, the City of Sturgeon Bay would like to do street upgrades every 30 years or so, but, due to current circumstances, mostly financial in nature, the average is closer to 62 years. City Administrator Josh VanLieshout was tasked with coming up with funding options that will generate the funding needed to expand the annual number of street repair projects. VanLieshout said generating $490,000 annually … Continue reading

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Council Moves Forward With TID Refinancing

A plan to refinance $3.1 million in taxable notes related to Sturgeon Bay tax increment district number four will move forward as a result of action taken by the city council Tuesday. City Treasurer Val Clarizio explained why the acquisition of short-term notes is needed for the district which encompasses the city’s west side waterfront… Brad Viegut of the financial consulting firm Robert W. Baird … Continue reading

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DK Drug Task Force Arrests 19 After Drug Busts

Over the past several months, WDOR News had received sporadic reports of increased law enforcement activity in Door County and now we know why. In a news release issued Monday, Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says an eight month investigation into illegal drug activity, spearheaded by the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, culminated in the execution of three search warrants and a probation search Monday. The … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay to Consider Refinancing of TID District

Action to refinance debt related to Sturgeon Bay’s fourth tax increment district is expected to be taken Tuesday by the city council. Based on advice from financial consultant, Robert W. Baird, an amount not to exceed $3,350,000 will be used to cover $3.1 million of short-term notes acquired in 2015 plus capitalized interest on the new notes. The estimated interest rate on the refinancing is … Continue reading

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State Representative Joel Kitchens Listening Sessions Monday

State Representative Joel Kitchens will be holding two listening sessions in the first assembly district Monday. The Sturgeon Bay Republican says the mission of the series is to connect with constituents to discuss issues and concerns that directly impact people in a three county area. The Door County meeting is at the Sturgeon Bay Public Library from 11:15AM to 1PM. The other listening session is … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Investigating Death of 87 Year Old Found in Car

The Door County Sheriff’s Department was called to private property off Waters End Road in Sister Bay shortly after 5PM Thursday after receiving the report that a vehicle was against a tree and the occupant was dead. The investigation revealed that the vehicle sustained minor damage and the force of impact was not enough to cause the airbags to deploy. The initial conclusion by the … Continue reading

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Four Sturgeon Bay Council Seats up for Election in April

With the announcement that former Sturgeon Bay City Council member Barb Allmann intends to mount a write-in candidacy for the open seat representing the 5th aldermanic district, all four seats up for election will be contested in April. Initially, it was thought that Brian Peterson and Judy Dobbins would square off for the seat currently held by Jerry Stults, but Dobbins dropped out. Stults decided … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Hotel Developer Calling for Mediation Meeting

The developer of a westside Sturgeon Bay hotel is calling on the city and the Friends of the Public Waterfront to take part in a mediation meeting related to the hotel moderated by State Representative Joel Kitchens. Sawyer Hotel Development owner Bob Papke says such a meeting will be beneficial for everyone involved… Papke says time is of the essence if the project is to … Continue reading

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Langenberg Retiring After 30 Years at Southern Door

While the Sevastopol School District is going through the process of selecting a new superintendent, Southern Door is also seeking candidates for an administrative position. Principal Gary Langenberg has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the current school year, after 30 years on the job. According to the school district, the position of full time middle school principal/curriculum and instruction director has been … Continue reading

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Fire & Ice in Sturgeon Bay

The annual Sturgeon Bay Fire and Ice weekend is just about upon us. Pam Seiler and Paige Funkhouser of the Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center talked about the 12th annual event with Eddy Allen Monday morning. Ice carving is one of the highlights of the event… Given the anticipated warmer weather, the ice blocks won’t be brought out until Saturday… By the way, the annual Fire … Continue reading

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