Fire-Protection Contract Recommended for Sevastopol

The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department would continue to provide fire protection services to the Town of Sevastopol for the next three years under a recommendation made Oct. 31 by the city’s Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee.

The city currently provides fire protection services to the towns of Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol, with the latter’s existing contract set to expire at the end of this year.

City Administrator Josh Van Lieshout said the new three-year agreement would have no change in services with a “modest price increase.”

Under the new agreement, the contract amount for 2024 would be $394,869, an increase of 1.5%. A 2% increase would take place for 2025 for a total contract amount of $402,766. In 2026, the contract calls for a 1.5% increase to take effect on Jan. 1 of that year and another .75% increase on June 30 for a total contract amount of $411,874.

In negotiating a new agreement, Van Lieshout said the town requested to be listed as an additional insured party for liability protection, and in discussions with the city’s insurer, the city was notified that it is automatically included in the coverage for no additional charge. 

He said the new contract, which he expects to be considered Nov. 21 for final approval by the Common Council, also includes a provision for “further negotiation should a high demand for service be created by new or redevelopment,” such as a hotel, motel, resort, condominium, or single- or multi-family home development.

The contract may also be renewed for successive terms of one year by agreement of both parties.

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