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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County Board to Consider Payment for Cana Island Lighthouse Work

The Door County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will be asked to appropriate $70,000 to help pay for phase two restoration work at the Cana Island Lighthouse complex near Baileys Harbor. The cost of restoration work was pegged at $382,000 with up to $200,000 coming from the Cana Island Restoration Fund and up to $214,000 provided by the Door County Maritime Museum. The additional dollars are … Continue reading

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Door County Board Officially Endorses K9 Unit

The Door County Board has officially endorsed the creation of a K9 unit operating under the auspices of the sheriff’s department. More than 30 years ago, the sheriff’s department had a K9 unit operated by then Deputy Jon Koch. Currently, Deputy Matt Tassoul is preparing to begin training with a dog that has been acquired by the sheriff’s department. Prior to a vote on the … Continue reading

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