Members of the Sturgeon Bay City Council took very little time to approve a budget and tax levy for 2016 during a special meeting at city hall Tuesday afternoon. The session began with a public hearing on the nearly $13.5 million dollar budget, but no one stepped forward to comment. Since council-members are very familiar with the elements of the budget and its tax levy, discussion was minimal. In short order, the council okayed the budget and a tax levy of $6,258,970 which reflects an increase of 2.8%. One big ticket item will be paid for as part of the next year’s budget is a new vehicle for the fire department.