Bee Keeping Ordinance Sent Back to Committee

Would be bee keepers will have to wait a little longer before setting up hives on their property in Sturgeon Bay. The city council Tuesday decided to send a request to allow bee keeping in the city back to the Community Protection and Services Committee for a little fine-tuning. During discussion on the matter, some council-members wondered why the city Plan Commission hadn’t included restrictions … Continue reading

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Farm Accident Injures Man in Sevastopol

A farm accident, off Ripp Road, in the Town of Sevastopol late Wednesday afternoon, left a 45-year old Door County man injured. The page was issued at 6:13PM and emergency personnel were sent to 5121 Ripp Road. The initial report indicated that a man, 20 to 30 years of age, was injured when he became entangled in a piece of farm machinery. The investigating officer … Continue reading

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Council Asks for Legislation to Determine High Water Mark

The original high water mark for a parcel on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront could be determined by legislative action in Madison. On a vote of four to three, the city council decided that, if necessary, it would go the route of state legislation to break the impasse over a decision on the line between public and private property. Alderman David Ward made the motion … Continue reading

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City Seeks Costs to Tear Down or Renovate Grain Elevator

The costs related to the retention or demolition of the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be sought as the city tries to determine what to do with the structure built at the turn of the last century. The city council Tuesday afternoon approved a resolution seeking cost estimates for cleaning up, stabilizing, renovating, salvaging and demolishing the grain elevator formerly … Continue reading

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Perlman Leaving DCEDC

Sam Perlman, Economic Development Manager for the Door County Economic Development Corporation, has announced that he will be leaving his position in Sturgeon Bay after 13 and a half years on the job. Perlman, who began working for the public/private agency in October of 2003, said it had been an honor and a privilege to serve the Door County community in that capacity and looked … Continue reading

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State Budget Recommendations Could Benefit Door County

As Wisconsin’s joint finance committee continues work on a new two-year state budget, several of its recommendations, if retained, will benefit Door County. State Representative Joel Kitchens says he is pleased to see the committee has agreed to allocate funding for building the Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park. Kitchens and State Senator Frank Lasee had asked that half the cost of the project be … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Council to Consider Resolution Requesting High Water Mark

A resolution requesting special legislation in Madison to determine the ordinary high water mark for Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront property is expected to be taken up Tuesday during the city council meeting. Action was tabled at a previous council session while an effort was made to work out an agreement with a group that has sued the city to block the construction of a … Continue reading

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Krohn’s Lake Park Vandalised

Recent vandalism at Krohn’s Lake Park in the Town of Pierce has led the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department to issue a warning that anyone caught purposely destroying property will be ticketed and could face arrest. The Kewaunee County Promotion and Recreation Department was contacted Thursday morning and told that numerous picnic tables were put into the lake, and garbage, including broken glass bottles was thrown … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator Closed Due to Health Concerns

The old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront has been closed by order of Fire Chief Tim Dietman. On May 26th, Dietman issued a notice of emergency action for what is known as “the granary” at 92 east Maple Street. After inspecting the building, Chief Dietman determined that it contains “respiratory and human health hazardous substances which render it unsafe for human habitation … Continue reading

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Recreational Plan Being Developed for John Miles County Park

As part of the effort to develop a recreational plan for John Miles County Park in Sturgeon Bay, the Door County Land Use Services and Parks Departments will be holding open house meetings on three days in June. Becky Kerwin says the sessions on Tuesday, June 13th, Friday, June 16th, and Wednesday, June 21st will take place in the Junior Fair Building at the park … Continue reading

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