Renovation of Old Door County Highway Shop Ahead of Schedule

There was a cool breeze and a hint of rain in the air, but 16 members of the Door County Board participated in a traditional ground-breaking ceremony at the former highway department garage on north 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. The multi-million dollar makeover is expected to transform the facility into the new home for the Emergency Services, the Aging and Disability Resource Center and … Continue reading

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Auberle Named Door County Poet Laureate

Door County has a new Poet Laureate. She is Sharon Auberle. The Door County Board approved her selection during its meeting Tuesday morning. In response to being selected to the ceremonial position, Auberle read her poem about Door County’s physical beauty entitled “A Thousand Miracles,” to those assembled in the county board room. In order to raise county consciousness about writing and poetry, county board … Continue reading

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Multi-Million Dollar Makeover of Old Highway Shop Underway

Work on the multi-million dollar makeover for the former Door County highway shop in Sturgeon Bay is about to commence. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says effort to retrofit the building on north 14th Avenue to house emergency services and the senior resource center programming is moving forward… Pabich says the evidence of progress at the site won’t be obvious for a month or so … Continue reading

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Bidding for BUG Department Upgrades Underway

The Door County Board has agreed to bond for close to ten million dollars to cover the cost of the renovation of the former highway shop in Sturgeon Bay and the county’s involvement in a construction project related to the Brussels-Union-Gardner Fire Department. Bid opening was conducted Thursday for some of the work planned. In this case, the bidding has to do with upgrades to … Continue reading

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County Board Approves Phase 3 of Highway Shop Renovation

Another step in the process expected to bring about the renovation of the old Door County highway garage in Sturgeon Bay was taken Tuesday when supervisors agreed to move into phase three of the process. The plan calls for the old building on north 14th Avenue to be retrofitted in order to provide space for the senior center, the central ambulance garage and the Aging … Continue reading

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Multiple Contractors Expected to Bid on Former Highway Shop Renovation

Bids on a proposed renovation project for the former Door County Highway Shop off 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay are expected to be available Thursday. The Door County Board is considering using the large building as the new home for the Door County ambulance garage and its crew quarters, the Senior Resource Center, and the offices of the Aging and Disability Resource Center. Early indications … Continue reading

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Deadline Approaching for Open County Board Seat

Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says, so far, one individual has expressed interest in the district nine position, on the county board representing a portion of the City of Sturgeon Bay. The seat has been vacant since the death of Supervisor Richard Haines on November 30th. Those wishing to be considered for appointment to the county board position must submit a letter of interest to … Continue reading

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Supervisor’s Death Leaves Vacant Seat on Door County Board

With the passing of Door County Board Supervisor Richard Haines on November 30th, the District 9 position, representing a portion of the City of Sturgeon Bay, is vacant. District 9 encompasses Sturgeon Bay wards 5, 6, 22 and 24. Those wishing to be considered for appointment to the county board position must submit a letter of interest to Door County Board Chairman David Lienau in … Continue reading

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Door County Budget Approved

Door County has a new budget for 2017. County board supervisors Tuesday approved the $83.6 million budget which features revenues of just under $55,317,000 and a tax levy of $28,311,758. The tax rate, for county purposes, is $4.06 per $1,000 of equalized valuation. County Administrator Ken Pabich says the budget approved is designed to meet all of the county’s needs in the coming year… The … Continue reading

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Update on Proposed EMS & Senior Center Project

A public update on the current status of the proposal to convert the old highway shop in Sturgeon Bay for use by the senior center and EMS was presented Wednesday at the Door County Senior Center. Door County Administrator Ken Pabich says staff from the county consultant, Venture Architects, were on hand for the meeting… Pabich says more work is needed before a determination on … Continue reading

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