Category: Municipal News

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Village Erects Signs to Direct Motorists to Businesses

    Signs assuring motorists that Egg Harbor is open for business went up this week along state Highway 42 after some initial construction-zone confusion. The Village of Egg Harbor received Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) permission to place arrows around the local construction zone to show motorists different ways to drive to downtown businesses, said Megan […]

  • Town Revokes Transportation Utility Ordinance

    The Town of Gibraltar revoked its transportation-utility ordinance, effective immediately, during a 3-2 vote at a Jan. 3 town board meeting. Created in June 2022, the transportation utility made the town an annual $400,000 for roads, charging all properties a fee for road use, including properties like nonprofit organizations that are typically exempt from taxes […]

  • Contractor Completes Marina Park Wall

    The Baileys Harbor Town Board on Jan. 8 approved a payment of more than $188,190 to Generations Landscaping and Excavating for the stone wall it assembled near the shore on property previously occupied by the former Nelson’s hardware and motel. The crew also completed a stone perimeter border on Jan. 8, before heavy snow was […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Buying a New Drone

    The Sturgeon Bay Fire Department (SBFD) is getting an upgrade for its drone program that has been in place for the past five years. On Tuesday, the Common Council approved a Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee recommendation to purchase a replacement drone from Titletown Drones in Suamico for $17,971, and to allow spending up to an […]

  • Sister Bay Seeks Feedback on Comprehensive Plan

    The Village of Sister Bay is hosting an interactive open house at the Fire Station, 2258 Mill Road, on Saturday, Jan. 13, 9 am – 1 pm to take public feedback on key elements of its comprehensive plan, such as transportation, land use, agriculture and more. Wisconsin’s Smart Growth law, adopted in 1999, required that […]

  • Jacqué Tours Sister Bay Affordable-Housing Complex

    Sen. Andre Jacque (R-De Pere) visited The Shoals apartment complex in Sister Bay on Jan. 8 to hear from residents, business owners and community leaders about how the project has impacted the community. The 45-unit affordable housing complex – completed in mid-2023 – was funded in part by tax credits from the Wisconsin Housing and […]

  • Planned Industrial Building Shifting Focus to Smaller Businesses

    City grants an extension on its arrangement with the developer A general contractor has shifted plans for a building in Sturgeon Bay’s Industrial Park and will reduce the size of the project to attract smaller businesses.  The Sturgeon Bay Common Council worked with Howard Immel, Inc., Jan. 9, by granting the general contractor a seven-month […]

  • City Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Dissolving

    Sturgeon Bay’s Waterfront Redevelopment Authority (WRA), which was formed in 1990 to oversee the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront, is on its way out. The Common Council voted Jan. 9 to dissolve the WRA, which had recommended that action last month. The remaining contract that was under WRA’s jurisdiction that is being reassigned to the […]

  • City Changes Short-Term-Rental Rules

    The Sturgeon Bay Common Council gave final approval Jan. 9 to changing the city code as it relates to short-term rentals (STRs), also referred to as tourist rooming houses. The city’s impetus for changing the code was a potential lawsuit from the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA), which sought to repeal a part of the city […]

  • Village Leans Against New Cell Tower for 5G on Public Property

    Egg Harbor village board members took a stand this winter against allowing a cellular company to put up a cell tower on public land if that tower is any taller than necessary to correct a problem village employees encountered. When wastewater treatment plant operator Bert Sawyer lost 5G service for making or receiving a call […]

  • Town Partners with AT&T on $8.5-million Broadband Project

    The Town of Egg Harbor wrapped up 2023 secure in the knowledge that it would be delivering fiber-powered broadband access to more than 2,100 addresses over the next couple of years through an $8.5-million public-private project with AT&T.  “We are excited about this collaboration with AT&T to bring high-speed broadband to the residents of Egg […]

  • Environmental Survey Finds No Issues With Schauer Road Reroute

    The Department of Natural Resources did not find anything in environmental and archaeological surveys to prevent the creation of a new 45-foot-wide right-of-way for rerouting Schauer Road, the Sevastopol Town Board learned on Dec. 18. The town and County of Door split the cost of the surveys for about $2,250 apiece. If the project proceeds, […]

  • City Waterfront Redevelopment Authority Votes to Dissolve Itself

    The governmental body formed in 1990 to oversee the redevelopment of the City of Sturgeon Bay’s waterfront now supports eliminating itself. The city’s Waterfront Redevelopment Authority (WRA) recommended Dec. 13 that the Common Council dissolve the WRA. Community development director Marty Olejniczak, who has also served as WRA’s secretary, said the WRA has “more or […]

  • Village Tightens Rules for Future STRs in Residential Zones

    New application and annual fee applies to all STRs The Egg Harbor Village Board this month tightened its short-term-rental (STR) rules within its residential districts, but only for future STRs, not those in existence as of December 2023.  The revised ordinance passed this month limits owners of properties in districts zoned Rural Residential or Residential […]