Door County Spring Election Results

We have the results from Door County ballots in Tuesday’s spring elections. History was made as Door County elected it’s first female judge in the race for judge of Door County Circuit Court Branch 1. Jennifer Moeller won that race with 6,309 votes while Brett Reetz ended up with 3,684 votes. For County Supervisor seats, in District 3 incumbent Roy Englebert had more votes. In … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Plaza Development Agreement Approved

The Sturgeon Bay Common Council had a regular meeting Tuesday night where they unanimously approved a development agreement for the proposed “Sturgeon Bay Plaza” building to be built on what is known as “Land Parcel 100” on the West Waterfront near East Maple Street. Peter and Jennifer Gentry, owners of One Barrel Brewing, are hoping to bring new life to this awkward-shaped parcel. The proposed … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Common Council Addresses Housing Shortage

At the Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting Tuesday evening, they addressed the housing shortage in the area by accepting the development agreement parameters for the 26-unit multiple-family dwelling propopsed for the Sunset School Redevelopment. Then there’s the proposal for the Northpointe Development Corporation with a 53-unit dwelling on the West Waterfront which Mayor Dave Ward details here…… Council members also stressed the importance of the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Recap

Tuesday evening there was another regular meeting of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council. Mayor David Ward commented how this meeting was considerably shorter than their usual meetings, but now they have numerous issues in line for the next couple council meetings. Aside from the routine proceedings, the council voted unanimously to approve the “memo of understanding” between the city and Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. This understanding … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Common Council Meeting Recap

There was a Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting Tuesday night. One item on the agenda was a street closure approval which was passed that will now allow the construction work to commence in the alleyway behind the new “Marketplace by Bliss” building downtown. Also there was an informative update for the “Under the Stars Night Market” from Destination Sturgeon Bay. Mayor David Ward explains how … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Resolutions Assist Economic Recovery

In a recent statement from Sturgeon Bay City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout, he gives further details from last Tuesday’s Common Council meeting concerning two resolutions passed to help with the local economic recovery. One resolution waives the permit fee for sidewalk cafes in the city. Lieshout explains that budgeted revenues from these permits are about $1,500 and would not make a substantial impact on the … Continue reading

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Jacque Not Confident in PRAT Legislation for Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay City Council had hoped to generate more funding to upgrade streets through the implementation of a Premier Resort Area Tax(PRAT) in the city. However, legislation to allow the tax on certain items purchased is bogged down in Madison. State Senator Andre Jacque says questions about whether Sturgeon Bay meets the criteria for the tax have been raised… Jacque says he’s not confident … 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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Mayor Breaks Tie Vote on West Side School Development

Mayor David Ward broke a three to three tie of the Sturgeon Bay City Council Tuesday evening in connection with a proposed planned unit development involving the old west side school and the west side field. The mayor’s vote means the process will continue. The PUD project calls for rehabbing the old school into apartments and adding 30-units which would be placed on a portion … Continue reading

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Possible Development of Old West Side School

A plan to rehabilitate the old West Side School in Sturgeon Bay was presented to the city plan commission Wednesday evening. Marty Olejniczak, Sturgeon Bay’s Community Development Director, says the developer has a new purpose for the facility at 17 West Pine Street… Olejniczak says the developer will seek support from federal sources, a difficult task given the current success rate of less that 50%… … Continue reading

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