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  • Budget Blooper: Jacksonport Approves Tax Increase But Forgets Budget

    After much discussion – mostly against the idea of raising the tax levy in Jacksonport – the town voted 49 to 37 at the Nov. 18 budget hearing to allow the town to raise the tax levy by $100,000 for the next three years. However, due to a procedural error, there was a vote to […]

  • Forestville Passes $70,000 Levy Increase

    A request by the Town of Forestville to raise its tax levy by 53.1 percent – or $70,000 – passed without opposition at the town’s Nov. 17 budget hearing. Only three people showed up for the hearing. Town Clerk Ruth Kerscher went through the list of the town’s revenues and expenses line by line, and […]

  • Municipal Budget Notes

    Town of Baileys Harbor The town held its budget hearing on Nov. 10. Town of Brussels “We’ve got that question of the fire department’s new building,” said Town Chair Joe Wautier. “That would be the only thing, if it’s approved in April or not. It should help like heck, but I have no idea how […]

  • Municipal News: Nov. 13 – Nov. 19

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at 7 pm on Nov. 17. Town of Egg Harbor: The town board meets at 7 pm on Nov. 16. Town of Forestville: The town will hold a 2016 budget hearing at 7 pm on Nov. 17. Town of Gibraltar: The Parks and Lands Committee meets at […]

  • Village of Egg Harbor Budget Message Highlights

    By Ryan Heise, Village Administrator Thank you for the opportunity to review a few of the budget highlights in Egg Harbor for the coming year. First, you should know that the village is in the process of creating a budget document, which will get mailed out with the tax roll (1,300-plus landowners). The document will […]

  • Municipal News: Nov. 6 – Nov. 12

    City of Sturgeon Bay: Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Nov. 10. County of Door: The Human Services Board meets at 1 pm on Nov. 9. The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on Nov. 9. The county board meets to discuss the 2016 budget at 9 am on Nov. 10. […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 29 – Nov. 6

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Nov. 3. The city has begun its fall loose leaf collection and will continue through the week of Nov. 16-20, weather permitting. During the final week of collection, have your leaves raked to the curb by 7 am Nov. 16. Once the crews have collected your […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 23

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 4:30 pm on Oct. 26. The Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee meets at 4 pm on Oct. 27. The Police & Fire Commission meets at 2 pm on Oct. 28. The Parks & Recreation Committee meets at 4 pm on Oct. 28. County of […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 16

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Common Council meets at noon on Oct. 20.   County of Door: The Highway Committee meets at 8:30 am on Oct. 19. The Library Board meets at the library at 5 pm on Oct. 19. The Administrative Committee meets at 8:30 am on Oct. 20. The Law Enforcement Committee meets […]

  • Municipal News: Oct. 9

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Finance and Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Oct. 13.   County of Door: The Board of Health meets at 4 pm on Oct. 12. The Human Services Board meets at 8:30 am on Oct. 13. The Board of Adjustment meets at 6:30 pm on Oct. 13. […]

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay: A special meeting of the Common Council that was called for the afternoon of Sept. 22 to approve financing for the controversial Sawyer Hotel Development and consider a resolution authorizing the sale of the property to Sawyer Hotel Development LLC was postponed by Mayor Thad Birmingham just minutes after it was […]

  • Sister Bay Buzz

    By Zeke Jackson, Sister Bay Village Administrator The colors are starting to change all over the peninsula and there was no better way to spot the color change than on a bike ride and there were plenty of opportunities to take in the scenery on two wheels last weekend with the Peninsula Century Fall Classic. […]

  • Lynn Ohnesorge Graduates from Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute

    Lynn Ohnesorge, clerk/treasurer, for the Village of Egg Harbor, was among the 111 officials who graduated from the 2015 Wisconsin Municipal Clerks and Treasurers Institute held July 12-17. This training institute is one of the largest programs in the United States and is recognized nationally and internationally. The institute is designed to advance the professional […]

  • Municipal News

    City of Sturgeon Bay: The Zoning Board of Appeals meets at noon on Sept. 22. The Parks & Recreation Committee meets at 4 pm on Sept. 23.  County of Door: Hazard Mitigation Plan meeting, Sept. 21, 4-6 pm, Forestville Town Hall, Maplewood, 7705 County H. The Library Board meets at 5 pm on Sept. 21. […]

  • Municipal News, Sept. 11: Jacksonport Host Informational Session on Water Quality

    Town of Jacksonport: The Environmental Committee is hosting a public information session on water quality and manure handling at 6 pm on Sept. 14, with Gregory T. Kleinheinz, R.S., Ph.D.,Viessmann Chair of Sustainable Technology, Professor, Environmental Engineering Technology from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh; Bill Schuster and Dale Konkol from the Door County Soil […]

  • Construction Update, Sept. 11-18

    Hwy. 57 and County Road C Work will begin Monday, Sept. 14, on a $1.04 million safety improvement at the intersection of Hwy. 57 and County C with the construction of a J-turn intersection. Peters Concrete Company, Green Bay, is the prime contractor. The project involves constructing a J-turn intersection at Hwy. 57 and County […]

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    Sister Bay Plan Commission Recommends Allowing Quarries

    In a 3-2 vote that drew the attention of a Green Bay television news affiliate, the Sister Bay Plan Commission voted to recommend a change to zoning that would allow quarries under a conditional use permit. The change came at the request of Brandon Small with Door County Custom Stone Inc., which is seeking to […]

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    City Garbage Routes Delayed For Labor Day

      City of Sturgeon Bay: Finance/Purchasing & Building Committees meet at 4 pm on Sept. 8. The Cable Advisory Council meets at 4:30 pm on Sept. 10. The Community Protection & Services Committee meets at 5 pm on Sept. 10. City garbage routes will be delayed one day due to the Labor Day holiday. Monday’s […]

  • Fish Creek Rethinking Waterfront Access Areas

    A Waterfront Master Plan is in the works for Fish Creek with the goal of redeveloping public water access areas. The plan will focus on the town docks, boat launches and the public beach with a long-term design to be developed over the next year. Although separate from the planned highway resurfacing slated for the […]