Vandewalle & Associates of Milwaukee and Madison has been selected as the consultant for updating the Sturgeon Bay’s comprehensive plan. The city council Tuesday accepted the plan commission’s recommendation that Vandewalle be paid a consulting fee not to exceed $71,235 for the year-long project. A comprehensive plan is used as a guide in determining how best to address future issues a city may face. The plan addresses areas like land use, economic development, utilities and other community facilities, interaction with other governmental units, and so on. State statutes require a municipality to upgrade its comprehensive plan every ten years. Since the City of Sturgeon Bay’s plan is from 2010, a replacement document is needed. A total of $50,000 was budgeted for the project, so the council also approved placing $21,235 in the 2020 budget in order to cover the total cost of the project.