The City of Sturgeon Bay will follow past policy & assess property owners on Egg Harbor Road for new curb & gutter & sidewalk that will be installed as part of an upgrade to the busy street. The city council agreed on the special assessments during a special meeting on the proposed project at city hall Tuesday evening. The council heard from Steve Parent & Pete Hurth, engineers at Baudhuin, Incorporated, about planning for the makeover. Parent reviewed the planning that brought about the current project scenario & provided a cost estimate of just under $1.2 million for the work to be done. He noted that a significant change from the previous plan was the expansion of the detention pond on city property behind the Neighborhood Pub & adjacent to Maurices. Parent also said grant funding would be sought for the pond, possibly saving the city 100 to 110 thousand dollars. Hurth explained how the project would change Egg Harbor Road…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/N1094.mp3|titles=Pete Hurth]
Beyond the ditch line would be sidewalks on the street. Hurth said some driveways currently in place could be closed off or reconfigured as part of the plan. He said a workshop with Egg Harbor Road property owners is planned for Thursday, August 8th, from 5-7PM…[audio:http://www.wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/N1095.mp3|titles=Pete Hurth]
A tentative Egg Harbor Road project timetable calls for the detention pond to be installed first during the summer or fall of 2014 & the rest of the project to be completed in 2015.