The Sturgeon Bay City Council will receive an update on the status of the old grain elevator during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. The information comes in the form of a memo from City Administrator Josh VanLieshout who indicates that a review and mapping of the agreement with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation to identify city obligations and developer obligations and due dates has been completed, that, based on the development agreement, the city will not be relocating the fill on 92 East Maple Street, it’s the developer’s responsibility, and, despite the challenge to the DNR’s ordinary high water mark decision, the state agency is willing to go forward with a submerged lands lease and does not need to approve the temporary placement of the grain elevator below the high water mark. This eliminates conflict with the ATC project.
The memo also notes that Joe Moede is asking about a timeline for moving the granary from his property as he has been told that the move will happen on or before Memorial Day, and, consultant Mike Till is asking about permits needed to move the structure.
In the meantime, before the grain elevator can be moved, the city needs information on a staging site, written acknowledgment from the DNR about working on the site, various certificates of insurance, performance and payment bonds, a site plan, a demonstration of structural stability on the temporary site, soil suitability for temporary staging, an executed ground lease for the temporary location, and, permits for moving the structure.