Sturgeon Bay Resolutions Assist Economic Recovery

In a recent statement from Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout, he gives further details from last Tuesday’s Common Council meeting concerning two resolutions passed to help with the local economic recovery. One resolution waives the permit fee for sidewalk cafes in the city. Lieshout explains that budgeted revenues from these permits are about $1,500 and would not make a substantial impact on the bottom line. As he says, “Sidewalk cafes are a normal feature in an urban landscape and add to the atmosphere and experience.” The other resolution concerns the $600 fee for class “B” beer and liquor license renewal. The revenue from this fee represents about $30,000 of the city’s budget. Some alcohol sales outlets, such as grocery stores or gas stations, have been open and able to operate through the health crisis. However, other holders of the class “B” licenses, such as restaurants and taverns, have had their businesses severely curtailed. This license fee is now distributed over three equal payments. Both Sturgeon Bay Mayor Dave Ward and Council President Dan Williams believe that now, in the 9th week of the “Safer at Home” order, the city’s budget is in a good position.

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