COVID-19-Related Fiscal Impacts Delay Projects

The Sturgeon Bay Common Council postponed $829,700 in capital projects during its May 19 evening meeting in response to revenue losses and increased expenses related to COVID-19. The move will save budgeted debt service of $72,200. 

Some of the delayed projects include refinishing the east side of the fire station floor, improvements to Little Lake, lighting at the skate park, a shade structure at Bark Park, constructing an adult softball field, timber bumpers at Stone Harbor dock and other items. 

The COVID-19-related revenue losses were projected at $96,327 as of May 19, with the largest losses in the categories of apportioned sales taxes ($43,396) and room-tax revenue ($30,771). Increased costs pertained to items such as election-related expenses and wages and overtime for emergency-services employees.