Update on Granary on City Council Agenda Tuesday

The Sturgeon Bay City Council will receive an update on the status of the old grain elevator during its regular meeting Tuesday evening. The information comes in the form of a memo from City Administrator Josh VanLieshout who indicates that a review and mapping of the agreement with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation to identify city obligations and developer obligations and due dates has … Continue reading

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Recount Does Not Change Outcome for Sturgeon Bay City Council

A recount of votes cast for Sturgeon Bay City Council in the 7th District on Tuesday, April 2nd did not change the outcome of the election. The recount revealed that Kirsten McFarlin-Reeths defeated incumbent Laurel Hauser by one less vote than what was originally registered, 247 to 245. The original margin was three votes. However, due to an error caused on the state level, a … Continue reading

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SB City Council Recount Will Be Thursday

Sturgeon Bay City Clerk Stephanie Reinhardt has announced that a recount of the votes cast in the spring election for the city’s 7th Aldermanic District will be held on Thursday, April 11th in the Community Room at City Hall. The recount will begin at 9AM. The vote as reported on April 2nd indicated that challenger Kirsten McFarlin-Reeths had defeated incumbent Laurel Hauser by three votes … Continue reading

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Council Approves Moving Granary Back to West Side

As anticipated, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Tuesday to allow the city’s more than 100-year old grain elevator to be moved from its current location, to its former home on the west side waterfront. Aldermen David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposed the development agreement and the plan to move the controversial structure from a private parcel to city-owned property. A donor’s … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Mayoral Forum Tonight

The League of Women Voters of Door County is sponsoring a forum for candidates running for Sturgeon Bay Mayor tonight(Tuesday, March 12th) in the city council chambers at city hall. The event, which is an opportunity to meet David Ward and Shawn Fairchild, begins at 6:30PM. The format provides for each candidate to answer questions submitted anonymously and selected by the league. Time will also … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay City Council Candidate Forum Thursday

A forum for the eight candidates running for seats on the Sturgeon Bay City Council in the April election will be held Thursday evening at city hall. The event in the city council chambers will begin at 6:30PM. The event is an opportunity for the public to become acquainted with the candidates in these aldermanic districts… District one: Helen Bacon & Dawn Goodban District three: … Continue reading

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DCMM to Seek Community Development Grant for Tower

The Door County Maritime Museum was given the go-ahead by the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening to seek a community development investment grant to help pay for the construction of a ten story tower at its location on the city’s west side waterfront. The council action means that the local organization can apply for up to a quarter million dollars in grant funding through … Continue reading

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Council Overrides Mayoral Veto on Granary

As anticipated, a majority on the Sturgeon Bay City Council voted to override Mayor Thad Birmingham’s veto of a recommendation on the donation of the old grain elevator to the city, a land lease and facilitation by the Door County Community Foundation. The vote was five to two, with Aldermen David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposing the idea. In a letter dated January 18th, Mayor … Continue reading

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Disagreement Continues Over Direction of West Side Waterfront Development

Prior to the vote on the grain elevator donation and move, several speakers asked the Sturgeon Bay City Council to give an ad hoc study committee time to gather public input on the best uses for the waterfront parcels on the city’s west side. One of them was James Schuessler, Executive Director of the Door County Economic Development Corporation… That statement, and others like it, … Continue reading

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Grain Elevator Gifted Back to City

Whether residents of the City of Sturgeon Bay want it or not, a majority of the City Council Tuesday agreed to accept the donation of the old grain elevator and its move back to the west side waterfront. The vote was four to two, and came after the council tabled action on the requests for a referendum in April related to the donation and move. … Continue reading

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