Coming Up May 1 – 14

Baileys Harbor will start the process of updating its 2005 Comprehensive Plan with a kickoff meeting May 6. The meeting will begin at 7 pm at the town hall. Snacks and refreshments will be provided as community discussion begins on future planning and land use goals.

Sturgeon Bay’s City Council is seeking applicants to fill the council seat vacated by Thad Birmingham when he became mayor in April. Those interested in the District 7 seat should contact Mayor Birmingham or City Administrator Steve McNeil at 920.746.2900. The council hopes to appoint a replacement May 4.

• Northern Door communities have struggled for years to find ways to provide affordable housing for seasonal and year ’round residents. Officials in Sister Bay are now investigating the feasibility of a housing trust, and a workshop has been scheduled to educate area officials and interested citizens about the concept.

The Door County Housing Trust Committee, in collaboration with the National Community Land Trust Academy, is offering an introductory workshop May 17 from 9 am – 4:30 pm at the Sister Bay Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road.

The workshop costs $20 and will give an overview of the housing trust model, review operation and administration issues, housing subsidies, financing and property taxation. More details are available at Contact Becky Kerwin at the Door County Planning Department at 920.746.2323 with questions.

• The Gibraltar Town Board will meet Wednesday, May 5 at 7 pm. Several Special Event Requests are on the agenda, as is a request for permission to build a communication tower to exceed height restriction ordinance for the Ephraim-Gibraltar Airport.

• The Village of Sister Bay is seeking people to fill positions on its Zoning Board of Appeals, the Teen Center Board, and the Teresa K. Hilander Ice Rink Committee. Interested people should call the village office at 920.854.4118.

The May 20 Sister Bay Plan Commission meeting has been rescheduled for May 13.

• The Door County Visitor Bureau will release 2009 tourism expenditure figures at a National Tourism Week Breakfast May 13 at Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay. The breakfast runs from 8:30 – 10 am and costs $10 to attend. Reservations must be turned in by May 7. Kelli Trumble, Wisconsin’s Secretary of Tourism, will give opening remarks and Bill Geist of Zeitgeist Consulting is the keynote speaker.

• The final ACT test date for the 2010 school year is June 12 at Sturgeon Bay High School. Visit for details. The final SAT date is June 5 in Green Bay. Details are available at