Fire Chiefs Oppose Privatizing EMS in Door County

The Door County Fire Chiefs Association has issued a statement regarding recent discussions about privatizing emergency medical services in Door County. In a news release issued Wednesday, the organization which represents ten fire departments indicated that it does not support the concept. Acknowledging that the county has the right to consider terminating the current arrangement, the news release indicates that the fire chiefs strongly believe … Continue reading

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Door County Board Approves School Resource Officers

The Door County Board’s recent support of a school resource officers contingent within the sheriff’s department means that three deputies will move from their current positions to jobs at Gibraltar, Sevastopol and Southern Door schools. Grant funding obtained by the school districts will cover 80% of the cost of the deputies for three years. Door County will pick up the rest of the costs involved. … Continue reading

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Future of Door 2 Door Rides May be in Jeopardy

The future of transportation services in Door County was the subject of a discussion during Tuesday’s meeting of the Door County Board. Supervisors heard a presentation on the escalating costs related to the operation of the Door to Door transportation program in the county. Current projections indicate that the service could need as much as $220,000 of county budgetary support in order to operate in … Continue reading

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Government Center Remodel in the Works

A remodeling project at the Door County Government Center in Sturgeon Bay moved a step closer to reality during the meeting of the County Board Tuesday. Supervisors gave the go-ahead for the renovation work on two floors of the building that once housed the Door County Courthouse. County Administrator Ken Pabich talked about some of the renovation work to be done… Pabich says changes will … Continue reading

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Land for Future Island EMS Facility Donated

The effort to build a new emergency service facility on Washington Island moved one step closer to reality during the meeting of the Door County Board Tuesday. In separate actions, supervisors accepted a parcel of donated land, intended for the EMS project, and set in motion the process that will lead to work on the facility. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says obtaining the land … Continue reading

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Draw Down of Forestville Dam Millpond Approved

A two-year draw-down of the millpond at the Forestville dam was given the go-ahead by the Door County Board during its regular meeting Tuesday morning. The vote was 15 to 4 with one abstention. The recommendation of a draw-down was seen as the best option for dealing with the problem of decomposing plant life and sediments that are purging the oxygen and slowly killing the … Continue reading

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Door County to Acquire Former Younkers Building

Door County Board of Supervisors agreed to the idea of the county acquiring the former Younkers store outlet on north 4th avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The vote was unanimous. The purchase of the building, and the property it sits on, is about $505,000. The plan is to turn the facility into an addition its next door neighbor, the Door County Historical Museum. The space would … Continue reading

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Kane Will Lead Emergency Management & Communications Department

Door County has a its first Emergency Management and Communications Department Director. Daniel Kane will begin administering the newly created department on Monday. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says Kane comes to Sturgeon Bay from Appleton… Pabich says the new department focuses its attention on areas of critical need for residents and visitors… Kane will work out of an office at the justice center and … Continue reading

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Nelson Hired as Door County Parks Superintendent

A superintendent to oversee the operation of the Door County Parks system has been hired. He is Ben Nelson and will begin his new duties on Monday. Recently, the Parks and Building and Grounds Departments were merged to become the Door County Facilities and Parks Department. With the restructure, the county parks system becomes a division of the Facilities and Parks Department under the direction … Continue reading

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Door County Election Results

Sturgeon Bay City Council District 2 -David Hayes – 227 -Bob Starr – 213 District 4 -Kelly Avenson – 162 -Richard Wiesner – 114 District 6 -Seth Wiederanders – 135 -Stewart Fett – 124 City of Sturgeon Bay Referendum Question “To pay for street and infrastructure expenses as defined in Wis. Stats. §66.1113 (1) (a), with revenue from tourists and visitors, as well as residents, … Continue reading

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