Council Agrees to One Year Storage Plan for Grain Elevator

A group that wants to save the old grain elevator in Sturgeon Bay has been given permission to store parts of the structure not owned by the city on a parcel near the east side waterfront. The permission comes with a provision that a six foot chain link security fence must be erected around the materials. Last week, the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society announced that it had worked out a deal with developer Peter Moede to use his parcel off 1st Avenue, near Graham Park, to store parts of the disassembled granary owned by Kiesow Enterprises, the Valders firm taking down the 117 year old building. Moede said he was intrigued with the idea of reassembling the granary, but wanted a plan developed to determine if the idea is feasible. He gave supporters of the project 60 to 90 days to come up with the plan. If that doesn’t happen, the grain elevator support group would have another 30 days to remove the building materials from his property. Following a closed door session Tuesday afternoon, the city council returned to open session and agreed to the one-year temporary storage idea.

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