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Large Crowd Forces Plan Commission to Postpone Meeting

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What happens if you schedule a meeting and too many people show up? If you’re the Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission, you have to call the meeting off. Such was the case for the special meeting of the seven person body Wednesday evening. The meeting was set up for a plan commission discussion on a zoning change for a hotel proposed for the former Door County … Continue reading

Volunteer Center in Search of New Executive Director

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The Volunteer Center of Door County will be looking for a new executive director. WDOR News has learned that former Door County Administrator Maureen Murphy, who resigned that job after two years to take over at the Volunteer Center, has resigned once again and reportedly has taken a position as Director of Human Services for Washington County. Her last day locally was November 28th. No … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Considering Liquor License Changes

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The Sturgeon Bay City Council took the first step in tightening up its ordinance related to liquor licenses by approving the first reading of changes to the municipal code. Like many other communities in Wisconsin, Sturgeon Bay only has a limited number of liquor licenses to dole out. City Attorney Randy Nesbitt says a recent situation arose when a liquor license became available, exposing some … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Applies for DNR Grant for Goose Control

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The effort to rid Sturgeon Bay of nuisance geese will continue now that the city council has approved the application for grant funding through the Department of Natural Resources. Since September, the city parks and recreation department has been researching ways to reduce the number of geese and prevent damage caused by the birds along the waters of Sturgeon Bay. The US Fish and Wildlife … Continue reading

Community Meeting on Well Water Contamination

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A community meeting at the Jacksonport Town Hall Tuesday evening is expected to focus on well water contamination issues. Rhonda Kolberg, Door County Public Health Department Director and Health Officer, says the meeting has been called to discuss problems encountered in wells in the Jacksonport/Egg Harbor area due to a recent manure spill. Kolberg says the meeting will be held from 6 to 8PM… Kolberg … Continue reading

Sturgeon Bay Plan Commission to Hold Special Meeting on Hotel Proposal

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A hotel proposed for the former Door County Cooperative on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront will be the subject of a special meeting of the city plan commission on Wednesday evening at city hall. The 90-room facility, proposed by Door County developer Bob Papke, is one of several developments planned for the parcel now owned by the city. During the last plan commission meeting, about … Continue reading

Grant Funding May Help in Effort to Control Nuisance Geese

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If the Sturgeon Bay city council agrees, the effort to rid the city of nuisance geese will continue with the application for grant funding through the Department of Natural Resources. Since September, the city parks and recreation department has been researching ways to reduce the number of geese and prevent damage caused by the birds along the waters of Sturgeon Bay. The US Fish and … Continue reading