At the request of Mayor Thad Birmingham, the Sturgeon Bay City Council agreed Tuesday to install a handicap parking space on Madison Avenue. Mayor Birmingham noted that a resident requested the parking space after hearing from a disabled visitor who could not find such a spot in the west side business district. The mayor acknowledged that the plan is to upgrade Oak Street and possibly install a handicap parking spot there in 2015, but believed the parking space was needed now…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/N1237.mp3|titles=Mayor Thad Birmingham]
Alderman Bob Schlicht, Chairman of the Parking and Traffic Committee, said several west side business owners indicated that were opposed to the idea…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/N1238.mp3|titles=Alderman Bob Schlicht]
City staff has surveyed the area where parking is at a premium and determined two areas where a handicap parking slot could be installed, near the Madison Avenue Wine Shop on one side of the street or at the New York Life Insurance Agency on the other side.