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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LeClair to be Named Emergency Services Director

The next director for Door County Emergency Services will come from within the department. Deputy Director Aaron LeClair has been tabbed for the position. Currently, LeClair holds the title Interim Director, but his full elevation is expected to be supported by the full county board. For more than a year, consultant Jeff Roemer has held the Interim Director’s position, with LeClair as his right hand … Continue reading

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DNR Grant Will Help With Plan for Ahnapee Watershed

A grant from the Department of Natural Resources will help the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department put together a plan for the Ahnapee watershed, from the Forestville dam to the river’s Town of Gardner source. The Door County Board accepted the $20,000 grant during its regular meeting Tuesday. Already, the county soil and water conservation department has taken water and core samples and … Continue reading

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Airport & Parks Department Being Restructured

The decision by Door County Airport and Parks Director Erik Aleson to tender his resignation, effective at the beginning of this month, has set in motion a process intended to restructure the department in the days and weeks ahead. A committee consisting of County Administrator Ken Pabich, Highway Commissioner John Kolodziej, HR Director Kelly Hendee, Finance Director Mark Janiak has been looking into the most … Continue reading

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