Marina Project Stalled

The Egg Harbor marina reconstruction project just can’t seem to steer clear of controversy.

The Door County Planning Department issued a cease and desist order to Luhr Bros., the company transporting stone for the marina breakwall, on Sept. 24. The company had been bringing stone to the Dreutzer property on Bay Shore Dr. in Sturgeon Bay, where it was loaded on a barge and brought to Egg Harbor. Neighbors of the property complained to the Planning Department about noise and road use concerns.

The Dreutzer property is zoned for Single Family residential use, but Kay Miller of the Planning Department said the Luhr Bros. work was essentially a commercial trucking operation for which the property was not zoned.

Miller said the company was “very cooperative” with the department’s decision, and no citations were immediately issued, though some could be forthcoming for the property owner or Luhr Bros. or both.

When planning its marina project, the Village of Egg Harbor stipulated that the heavy rock not be brought to the marina over its newly resurfaced roads. Luhr Bros. was delivering the stone from a quarry in Southern Door to the Dreutzer property in Sevastopol, then loading it onto barges for its final leg to the work site.

Egg Harbor Administrator Josh Van Lieshout said Luhr Bros. was considering multiple options to transport the remaining 12,000 tons of stone. One option is to truck it to the Leicht Dock in Green Bay to load onto a barge, another is to truck it to Egg Harbor via Highway G to avoid the downtown area.

“The bottom line for the village is it doesn’t do anything to the project timeline,” Van Lieshout said. That’s because weather delays were built into the project timeline.

The armor stone for the marina breakwall that will be visible above the water level will be brought in from Wausau. That stone will be delivered by truck to Green Bay, then transported to Egg Harbor on barges.