Old Grain Elevator to Stay…For Now

For the time being, the old grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront will remain as is. The city council decided to forgo weatherproofing the 100 year old structure until a determination can be made on whether or not it pays to rehab the building. Council-members were told that an alternate bid of $19,000 had been submitted to essentially “button up” the iconic structure which has taken a beating due to the elements & time. But more evaluation is needed before a decision on the grain elevator is made, once & for all. During discussion on the subject, Alderman Rick Wiesner asked Community Development Director Marty Olejniczak about “critters” that may be making the building their home…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/N1353.mp3|titles=Marty Olejniczak]
Wiesner noted that there are concerns about vermin exiting the grain elevator once work begins…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/N1354.mp3|titles=Marty Olejniczak]
A recent analysis of the old building indicated that it was structurally sound, but a check of its footings was recommended. The Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority is awaiting that information before sending the matter on to the city council.


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