City Postpones Two-way Action

The Sturgeon Bay City Council postponed discussion and action on turning the rest of the one-way streets downtown into two-way streets. Two aldermen were not in attendance at the Oct. 20 meeting, which prompted Aldermen Tom Benzshawel and Ron Vandertie to encourage the council to send the topic to the city Parking and Traffic Committee for further review and a recommendation to the Council.

Local business owners Jeff Bradley of the Artists’ Guild, Terry Ullman of Copper Kettle Confections, and Door County Visitor Bureau President and CEO Jack Moneypenny spoke in favor of turning all downtown streets to two-way traffic. Bradley and Ullman claimed they received support for that venture from many business owners on such streets as Kentucky and Louisiana.

City engineer Tony Depies gave an update on the Michigan Street construction project. He said the street lights should be installed Oct. 22 and 23 and street signs are expected Monday, Oct. 26.