Sister Bay will add marina slips for 2011

• The Village of Sister Bay is considering several improvements to its marina in conjunction with the purchase of the Al Johnson’s marina property. Next spring the village will dredge the marina, enabling it to add a few more slips for larger boats in the 40 – 60 foot range, said trustee Dave Lienau. The old Casperson dock will be removed, making room for an 80 – 100 foot day dock to be used for transient docking.

“It would be for short-term, two- to four-hour docking for people to dock while they eat lunch or shop in the village,” Lienau said.

Plans to expand the swimming beach have been postponed, as the Department of Natural Resources suggested the village complete marina permitting first, and because the village doesn’t have the funds available to complete the work next year.

• The Village of Egg Harbor will get into serious budget discussions at its Oct. 11 meeting. Village President Nancy Fisher said the only new expenditures up for next year are the $150,000 the village has committed to pay for improvements to Fire Station Number 1. The board may also discuss possibilities for reconfiguring the intersection of Highway 42 and County G by Harborview Park at the meeting.

• A panel discussion on Safe Roads, Safe Communities: Drivers Licenses for Immigrants in Wisconsin will be held Oct. 14 at St. Mary’s school gym in Algoma. The forum will feature speakers on the topics of Drivers Licenses and Public Safety, Immigration Myths and Facts, and the Contributions of Immigrants in Wisconsin, while offering an opportunity for questions and discussion. It begins at 7 pm.