Special County Board Meeting: Facemask Mandate?

There will be a special meeting of the Door County Board of Supervisors Friday morning at 9:00. The main topic of this meeting will be face masks and if they will be recommended or if there will be a mandate. Many questions will be considered, such as if it falls within the powers and duties of the local health officer or the county board. Does … Continue reading

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Door County & Sturgeon Bay Working Together for Revolving Loans

The City of Sturgeon Bay and Door County operate separate revolving loan funds that are used to stimulate economic development by providing financing to new or expanded business ventures. Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Administration instituted a program requiring all of the revolving loan funds still considered federal funds to be returned to the state. The ruling does not impact the city program, but it … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Use of Former Younkers Store

Door County residents are being asked to weigh in on how to use some of the space at the former Younkers store off north 4th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay at a public meeting on Thursday, December 12th. The Door County Board approved the purchase in January as a site for archive storage. The Door County Library’s Morgan Mann explains why the upcoming meeting will be … Continue reading

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Friends of Forestville Dam Force County Board Recall

After being stymied in its first effort to force a recall election in protest of a proposed draw-down for the pond near the Forestville dam, a group opposed to the project is moving forward with its effort to unseat Door County District Three Supervisor Roy Englebert. This time the Friends of the Forestville Dam had the requisite number of signatures needed to force the vote. … Continue reading

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Door County Board Seat Open After Schultz Resigns

A seat on the Door County Board has opened up with the resignation of District 13 Supervisor Kathy Schultz. The resignation is effective Monday, August 12th. Schultz, who was Sturgeon Bay Clerk/Treasurer in Sturgeon Bay before retiring, said she was leaving for health reasons. District 13 encompasses Wards 13 and 14 in Sturgeon Bay, representing about 1,300 residents. Those interested in being considered for appointment … Continue reading

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County Board Agrees to Continue Funding for Door 2 Door Rides

The reprieve for Door-2-Door Rides, provided by a large majority on the Door County Board Tuesday, gives the local shared ride taxi service a little breathing room over the next three years. Increased costs had brought about the prospect of curtailing or eliminating the service. In the end, supervisors agreed to fund Door-2-Door for a three year period while a way is sought to continue … Continue reading

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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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