Category: Municipal News

  • DNR To Monitor Alpine’s Egg Harbor Cliff Habitat Area

    The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Board on Feb. 28 unanimously accepted an access route and a nine-acre easement along the Niagara Escarpment from Alpine Resort Acquisition Co., as well as a $150,000 donation to cover monitoring costs and a $235,000 pledge for habitat restoration by a contractor. Jim Lemke from the DNR Real […]

  • USPS Admits Mail Delays, Says They’re Addressed

    The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has broken its silence about complaints of the late and unreliable delivery of mail that had been frustrating customers of the Sturgeon Bay Post Office since last November.  In a Feb. 28 letter to U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wisconsin), Shaun Chang, USPS government relations representative, said they had contacted the […]

  • Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Officially Dissolved

    Sturgeon Bay’s Waterfront Redevelopment Authority (WRA), which was formed in 1990 to oversee the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront, is no more. The Common Council approved a resolution March 5 to dissolve the WRA, which had recommended that action in December. All properties owned by the WRA had to be transferred to the city and […]

  • Egg Harbor Seeks Funds for More Harbor Improvement

    Egg Harbor’s marina broke even during 2023, despite a grand total of $91,000 in projects, which included emergency repairs and additional preventive measures and upgrades after chains broke and docks drifted in an August wind event. That was the report during the village harbor committee meeting this month. About $20,000 in budgeted work was completed […]

  • Supervisors Oppose Decreased Hours at Boat Ramp

    Weighing neighbors’ concerns about noisy engines and boat trailers against recreational access rights, the Baileys Harbor Town Board voted 3-2 Monday, Feb. 12, against decreasing the operational hours at a boat ramp along Moonlight Bay. Giorgio Gimelli, who lives next to the Bues Point boat launch, and his neighbor, Henry Saperstein, asked the town board […]

  • Contractors ‘on Target’ In Egg Harbor

    Thanks to fair weather so far, north and south sections of the Village of Egg Harbor projects along Highway 42 are “on target” for completion by Memorial Day, which is when the Wisconsin Department of Transportation takes over the construction zone for a repaving project, said Village Administrator Megan Sawyer. The village will have a […]

  • Committee Recommends Engineer to Design New Parks Building

    Mill Road construction starting in March; public meeting on land-use plan this Saturday, Feb. 10 The Village of Sister Bay’s Parks, Property and Streets Committee agreed by consensus to select engineering and architectural firm McMahon at a price of $188,000 to design the new Parks Maintenance Facility.   McMahon rose to the top among seven companies […]

  • Egg Harbor Works to Redo Zoning Ordinance, Notices

    Though road construction and detours took up the majority of their time in January, Egg Harbor village officials dealt with more than the state Highway 42 redevelopment project. After some disagreements, the Egg Harbor Plan Commission recommended that the village board should start mailing notices to all bordering property owners and those adjacent across-the-street when […]

  • Work Beginning Monday on Granary

    The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation announced that work will begin on Phase II of its rehabilitation of the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator – known as the Door County Granary – on Monday, Feb. 5. Phase II will restore the interior of the historic structure, complete the exterior, build the catering kitchen and public […]

  • EDITOR’S NOTE: Postal Woes Continue

    I’d like to say we’ve connected with United States Postal Service (USPS) officials and can report what’s happening at the Sturgeon Bay site since I last wrote about the mail delivery complaints, including non-delivery of the Peninsula Pulse into all mailboxes – a contractual requirement, given that we are a USPS customer and pay them […]

  • Forestville OKs Borrowing for Broadband

    Brussels, Union and Gardner all putting the broadband borrowing question to voters The Forestville Town Board passed a resolution last week in favor of borrowing up to $868,668 to fund fiber broadband to town addresses. The resolution states the town’s commitment to borrow that much would pay for approximately 25% of the total project cost.  […]

  • Two Controversial Signs Coming Down

    The Village of Egg Harbor on Jan. 18 notified the public and Egg Harbor Business Association (EHBA) that the village can remove controversial orange “No Access to Egg Harbor” signs along Highway 42 north of the village and south of Carlsville, due to permission from Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Wis-DOT). Mark Kantola, Northeast Region Communication […]

  • TID Money Contributing $50k To Playground

    Sturgeon Bay’s Common Council agreed Tuesday to provide $50,000 generated from the city’s Tax Increment District (TID) #10 to support playground improvements at Sawyer School. Sawyer School is located within a half-mile radius from the TID #10’s boundaries on the west side, where money raised from the district may be used for infrastructure, such as […]

  • Sister Bay Purchases 40 Acres

    It wasn’t on the Village of Sister Bay’s Board of Trustees agenda last week, but was mentioned during that Jan. 16 meeting that the village was closing on a parcel of land at the corner of Woodcrest Road and County Road ZZ. The next day, the village bought the land, paying $1 million for 40 […]

  • Town Celebrates Broadband Project Beginning

    Excitement and questions arose in the Town of Egg Harbor this month after the announcement that an agreement with AT&T would deliver fiber for broadband access to 2,100 addresses over the next two years. Town Supervisor Beth Gauger said many people asked what it will cost and when it will become available at their homes […]

  • Village Answers More Questions on Hwy 42 Projects

    Officials from the Village of Egg Harbor and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation met with Egg Harbor residents and business owners to provide a clearer understanding of projects within the village along state Highway 42. At the Jan. 10 evening meeting at the Donald and Carol Kress Pavilion, village officials reiterated that “Road Closed to […]

  • Sevastopol Contracts with AT&T for Broadband

    The Town of Sevastopol became the second Door County town in the past two months to approve a contract for AT&T to run fiber for broadband to just over 2,000 households. Sevastopol Board of Supervisors approved the contract Monday, Jan. 15, and also voted to prevent immediate property tax impact by using money from its […]

  • Town Asking Voters To Weigh In On Broadband Funding

    Voters in the Town of Gardner will have more than candidates to choose from during the April 2 spring election. The Gardner Town Board last week approved a resolution to place an advisory referendum on the ballot to find out whether town residents would support borrowing up to $1,242,686 to fund the development of fiber […]

  • Rescheduled Land-Use Planning Open House

    The Village of Sister Bay got out ahead of last week’s winter storm by rescheduling its Land-Use Planning Open House to collect public feedback on an update to the village’s comprehensive plan. The new meeting date is Feb. 10, from 9 am to noon, and will be held at the Village Hall, 10693 N. Bay […]

  • Mold Remediation Approved

    Leaks at the rear, west wall of the town marina building led to a mold problem in need of remediation that goes far beyond the current use of dehumidifiers and air purifiers. Baileys Harbor town supervisors approved a $9,400 contract for Armstrong Cleaning of Sturgeon Bay to eliminate mold and perform duct cleaning. Supervisor Terry […]