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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City Council Will Consider Multiple Referendum Questions

If requests for public input on referendum questions are approved by the Sturgeon Bay City Council, residents in the city will be asked to weigh in on the issues of marijuana use, and what to do with the old grain elevator during the April election. The council agenda for Tuesday evening features items that would gauge public opinion on legalizing marijuana for medical and personal … Continue reading

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Referendum on Marijuana Legalization on the April Ballot for Sturgeon Bay

The Sturgeon Bay City Council Wednesday evening agreed to the idea of gauging public support by putting the referendum on legalizing cannabis or marijuana on the April ballot. Voters will be asked to weigh in on two questions covering both medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Alderman Seth Wiederanders has pushed the idea of a non-binding referendum on the subject. A majority on the council … Continue reading

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DNR Issues Declaratory Ruling on High Water Mark

The Department of Natural Resources has issued a declaratory ruling in regard to the location of the ordinary high water mark on Sturgeon Bay’s west side waterfront. The action came as a result of the settlement of a lawsuit involving the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, the city, and the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority. What began as a dispute over the placement of a … Continue reading

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