Door County Board Supervisors decided not to decide the matter of whether to move to the next phase in the Senior Resource Center building project during it’s regular meeting Tuesday. When it came to a vote that would have pushed a decision on the question back to 2013, 13 of the 20 Supervisors in attendance decided to table action for the time being. Sturgeon Bay Supervisor Ken Fisher voted with the majority on the tabling motion. Fisher was asked why a majority on the board couldn’t “pull the trigger” at this time…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1362.mp3|titles=Ken Fisher]
Fisher says there were a variety of reasons why some Supervisors were leery about moving forward. He says he didn’t like the idea of keeping the project in the County’s Capital Improvements plan or CIP…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1363.mp3|titles=Ken Fisher]
There was an attempt to alter the tabling action so that a specific date for taking up the matter again could be approved. However, that motion was defeated on a 14 to 6 tally.
While the Door County Board opted not to act on the Senior Resource Center project, it decided to continue operating the ad hoc committee that has been gathering information related to the proposal. Sturgeon Bay Supervisor Ben Meyer, Chairman of the committee, says he’s hoping for some direction from his counterparts on the County Board…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1364.mp3|titles=Ben Meyer]
Meyer says more work can be done to develop information that will help Supervisors decide how best to proceed…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/N1365.mp3|titles=Ben Meyer]
The Door County Board’s next regular session is on Thursday, September 29th. There’s a possibility that an attempt will be made to bring the matter back for discussion at that time.