A plan not to place traffic controls on Egg Harbor Road at the 8th Avenue & Georgia Street intersections was rejected on a four to three vote of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening. City Engineer Tony Depies said, based on federal guidelines for traffic, the intersections did not warrant stop signs. The plan had also called for a review of the area in a year. Alderman Joe Stutting said he could support a trial period, but for a period of much less than twelve months. Stutting said, if stop signs are up, you would never be able to determine how traffic would flow without them…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1227.mp3|titles=Stutting]
Alderman Danny Wiegand said his constituents & those of Alderman Stu Fett wanted the stop signs in place & for good reason…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N12281.mp3|titles=Wiegand]
Wiegand had been told by those who walk in the area that it’s difficult enough to cross the streets with stop signs. They believed crossing the road would be even more difficult without them.