This Week in Door County: Gibraltar’s Referendum Question, Sister Bay Marina Meeting, Benesh Honored

It may be the offseason in Door County, but it’s a busy week for school boards and municipalities in Door County. Gibraltar has a big referendum decision coming, Sister Bay tackles hot-button issues at the marina and village hall, Sturgeon Bay honors a coaching legend, and Egg Harbor puts its highway reconstruction plan back in front of residents. Here’s a rundown of what’s coming up:

Gibraltar Referendum Decision

The Gibraltar School Board meets Monday, Jan. 9, when it is expected to vote on a proposal to go to voters with a $29.8 million capital improvement referendum in April. The initiative would be the largest school referendum in Door County history and follows big-dollar initiatives from Southern Door, Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol in the last three years.


Sister Bay Marina

The Sister Bay Marina Committee meets Jan. 11 at 4 pm, when the committee hopes to resolve issues related to the contracts for commercial vendors operating at the marina. The committee stirred public frustration when it offered only one-year contracts to the vendors in November and raised the possibility of eliminating boat rentals in the future. The committee reconsidered those notions after a Dec. 14 public hearing. That meeting will be held at the Sister Bay-Liberty Grove Fire Station. Participate via zoom here>>

Sister Bay Village Hall

Also Wednesday, the Sister Bay Village Hall Task Force will hold its first meeting. The committee will discuss the objectives of the task force and items for future agendas. That meeting will be held at 9 am, Jan. 11 via zoom here>>

Jim Benesh Tribute

Sturgeon Bay school will host a tribute to the late teacher and basketball coach Jim Benesh prior to Thursday night’s game against Algoma at approximately 7 pm. Benesh will be recognized for his induction into the Wisconsin Basketball Coach’s Hall of Fame. Look for more on Benesh’s career and impact later this week.

Egg Harbor Highway Plans

The Village of Egg Harbor will host a meeting Jan. 18 to unveil updated plans for the Highway 42 reconstruction project slated to begin this fall. That meeting is scheduled for 5 pm at the Kress Pavilion and will include updated renderings and plans. Last summer property owners expressed concern with plans for expansive tree cutting and widened roads and sidewalks on the north end of the village.

Meeting Agenda>>

Project Timeline>>

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