As anticipated, members of the Door County Board of Supervisors dispatched with a largely routine nineteen-item agenda during their regular monthly meeting at the Government Center in Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning. The meeting was wrapped up in about an hour and twenty minutes. Supervisors approved a grant in the amount of thirteen thousand dollars from the Department Of Natural Resources Weed Management Area Private Forest Grant Program. The grant is intended to provide partial funding to control invasive species.
Board members agreed to the appointment of Steve Kase to the Door County Housing Authority through December of 2016 to fill the unexpired term of Pat Pfleiger. Kase is a well-known attorney who has been affiliated with numerous community organizations and activities
Zoning ordinance changes were approved as presented. Based on county board action, art galleries in the Town of Liberty Grove may be established in any building, provided the exterior reflects the architectural character of the rural areas of the town and wineries, but not breweries, may be established in the town’s heartland zoning districts. Allowances for and regulations regarding auditoriums were okayed and a new land use category was established for assembly halls. In addition, the requirement that the State Department Of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection be notified when conditional uses were approved in the exclusive agricultural zoning district was eliminated. It was noted that both the statute section and the notification requirement are no longer needed.
About a half an hour of time during the county board meeting was dedicated to a special report on Door County Circuit Court and the Office of Court Commissioner. Both of Door County’s Circuit Court Judges, Peter Diltz and D. Todd Ehlers, participated in the discussion.