Sister Bay could approve new liquor license code

• The Sister Bay Village Board has developed a new liquor license code chapter and will consider its adoption at its October 12 meeting, at 6 pm. The new code requires verification from the building inspector, state restaurant inspector and/ or the fire inspector that the building satisfies the provisions of all village and state codes. It also requires that the Sheriff’s Department confirm that all individuals submitting applications are fit to be licensed. Fees will rise from $5 to $10 for operator’s license, and from $10 to $25 for picnic licenses.

• Barbara Graul, Shirley Senarighi and Susan Kohout will continue to conduct voter registration drives during the next several weeks at the Market Square Farm Market in Sturgeon Bay. Graul, Senarighi and Kohout are members of the League of Women Voters and serve as Special Registration Deputies.

They will be available at the market Saturday, Sept. 25 and Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 – 11:30 am.

• The Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department is asking for towns and villages to express their intent to implement storm water runoff prevention plans at area beaches by the end of October. The department will receive a $250,000 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grant for beach improvements, which it will distribute among municipalities that choose to implement beach improvement plans at an estimated 70 percent of cost.

Ephraim officials expressed reservations about such a plan, as its beach is small and plantings would significantly reduce the size of the usable area of the beach. It would also not do anything to handle runoff from other nearby shoreline properties. Ephraim’s plan carries an estimated price tag of $89,000. The village had four advisory days and no closures last summer.