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Rass Excavation to Tackle First Phase of Little Lake Restoration

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Rass Excavation and Materials has been selected to create an engineered wetland related to Bradley Lake at Sunset Park in Sturgeon Bay. The city council approved a contract with the Sturgeon Bay firm on Tuesday, accepting the low bid of $292,500 for the wetland which will accept stormwater runoff before it enters the small body of water commonly known as “Little Lake.” A cooperative effort … Continue reading

SBVC Looking for Flower Pot Adoptions

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How would you like to adopt a flower pot in Sturgeon Bay? The Sturgeon Bay Visitor Center says a number of the planters are available throughout the city. By adopting a flower pot, individuals elect to purchase and plant flowers in a sidewalk planter and, in doing so, will be contributing to the overall beautification of Sturgeon Bay. Flower pots may be adopted as a … Continue reading

Waterfront Super Committee to Meet Again Tuesday

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Another joint meeting of a “super group” looking into the development of public access areas of the Sturgeon Bay west side waterfront is planned for 6PM on Tuesday, April 28th at city hall. The city Plan Commission, the Waterfront Design Review Board, and, the Park and Recreation Board will set up shop in the city council chambers and are expected to review information gathered by … Continue reading

Northern Sky Theater Hoping for Zoning Change

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Northern Sky theater, formerly the American Folklore Theatre, has submitted a petition to the Town of Gibraltar Plan Commission, the Gibraltar Town Board and the Door County Planning Department for a zoning change. The petition requests rezoning of a 17-acre parcel of land on the southeast corner of County A and E in Fish Creek from countryside to commercial zoning. The property is currently owned … Continue reading

Funding Process Moving Forward for West Side Waterfront TID

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The City of Sturgeon Bay is moving ahead with the process of obtaining funding for the development of tax increment district four on the west side waterfront. The city council approved the issuance of $3,165,000 of taxable note anticipation notes during its regular meeting Tuesday. Baird Financial Consultant Bradley Viegut said the notes are like short term borrowing and are put in place until long … Continue reading

Two Door County Shipwrecks Could be Registered as Historic Places

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Two shipwrecks in the waters of Lake Michigan off Door County are being considered for nomination to the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places by the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board, both wrecks were discovered last year. The schooner Hanover was located on Hanover Shoal, just south of the Strawberry Islands near Fish Creek. The 188-ton, two-masted schooner … Continue reading

Catarozoli & Gregory Sworn in as New Members of Sturgeon Bay City Council

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Four newly elected members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council were sworn into office during a brief ceremony in the council chambers at city hall Friday morning. City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt asked each of the aldermen, Kelly Catarozoli in district one, Ed Ireland in district three, Jerry Stults in district five, and, Will Gregory in district seven, to read the words that would confer on … Continue reading