July 31 – August 12

• The City of Sturgeon Bay has posted a survey at to gather public input about how it should manage the “Canal Property.” The 388-acre property is owned by Sturgeon Bay Utilities and the city, and includes 700 feet of shoreline and 300 acres of wetlands. The city is considering selling it to the Door County Land Trust for preservation. The survey includes three questions and asked participants to include comments or suggestions.

• The Town of Liberty Grove will hold a listening session Aug. 17 at the women’s club in Ellison Bay. Citizens may speak on any item they wish to present. No action will be taken on topics presented at the meeting.

• The Town of Sevastopol will host an Open Book session in which citizens can ask questions about their tax assessments Aug. 1 beginning at 10 am at the town hall.

• Sturgeon Bay’s Plan Commission will take up the Wal-Mart Planned Unit Development application at its meeting Aug. 19 at 7 pm at City Hall.

• The Jacksonport Parks Committee will discuss a five-year park and playground improvement plan at its next meeting Aug. 3 at 7 pm at the town hall.

• The Town of Baileys Harbor will consider implementing an architectural review committee at a special joint meeting of the Town Board and Plan Commission Aug. 3.

• United Way of Door County will host a follow-up listening session Tuesday, Aug. 11 in the Jane Greene Room of the Sturgeon Bay Library from 2 – 4 pm.  Call Amy Kohnle at 920.746.9645 or [email protected] for more information.

• The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is accepting public input on a Comprehensive Conservation Plan for Gravel Island and Green Bay National Wildlife Refuges through Aug. 15. The refuges include five islands off the tip of the Door Peninsula (Gravel, Hog, Pilot, Plum and Spider Islands). Written comments can be submitted to Patti Meyers at W4279 Headquarters Rd, Maybille, WI 53050 or through the service’s Web site at