Community Programs Dept. seeks input

• The Door County Department of Community Programs will hold a public meeting July 21 at 6 pm at the Door County Government Center at 421 Nebraska St. in Sturgeon Bay. The department is seeking comments from the public regarding all aspects of its administration, programming and budget.

Community Programs Department provides an array of services in areas of mental health, alcohol and drug abuse, and developmental disabilities.

• Frontier Communications is on target to have Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) service available by mid- to late-July, said Karen Miller, communications manager for the Midwest region. Miller said Frontier’s technicians are currently installing the necessary equipment in its central office, and that the company is within its budget for the project. DSL is five to ten times faster than dial-up connections, but not as fast as wireless or cable.

• The Town of Gibraltar scheduled a special meeting for July 27 to approve the purchase of a 20-acre land parcel near the Ephraim/ Gibraltar Airport. Town Clerk Beth Hagen said public meetings regarding the purchase have already been held, but a special meeting is needed to gain final approval. The parcel sits at the southwest end of the airport at the end of the grass runway. Hagen said the town decided to purchase the land for safety reasons.

“It’s a safety issue, that way they can have more of a safe area without a home or something else causing an obstruction,” she said.