July 24 – 31

• The City of Sturgeon Bay and WireTech have come to an agreement to relocate the business to the industrial park on the city’s west side. The city plans to build up to 18 single-family homes at WireTech’s present location on the city’s East side.

• The Town of Jacksonport discussed the replacement of the on-site wastewater treatment system at the Jacksonport Fire Station that failed the County of Door Sanitarian’s Department inspection. Replacement tanks will be installed prior to June 1, 2010.

• Soil moisture conditions in Northeast Wisconsin were the worst in the state according to the July 27 Wisconsin Crop Progress and Condition report. Only 19 percent of the soil in the region had adequate moisture, compared to 37 percent statewide, and 56 percent was very short on moisture.

• Door County’s unemployment rate in June was 7 percent, the lowest rate in Northeast Wisconsin. The state rate was 9 percent. Door County’s unemployment rate traditionally dips in the summer months as residents find employment in the tourism industry.

• District 8 Congressman Steve Kagen voted in favor of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act to require Congress to write into each piece of legislation how they will pay for it, either through new taxes, revenue, or spending cuts elsewhere. The original PAYGO bill that passed in the 1990s was allowed to expire in 2002.

• The School Finance Network produced a video explaining Wisconsin’s school funding formula that can be viewed at