Sturgeon Bay Creates Tax Incremental District For West Waterfront Redevelopment

• Sturgeon Bay’s Joint Review Board unanimously approved the creation of Tax Incremental District (TID) No. 4 on the city’s west waterfront. Creating the TID allows the city to use additional tax revenue from future West Waterfront Redevelopment projects to fund infrastructure improvements in the district.

• The Bird City Wisconsin group officially named the Village of Egg Harbor a Bird City. The village was one of six communities to be named a Bird City this year, joining the other 65 cities, villages, towns (including Baileys Harbor), and counties recognized by Bird City Wisconsin.

• The Town of Gibraltar added outdoor live music to the list of events covered under special event requests. Businesses and individuals planning to have outdoor live music events should contact the town.

“[We passed this] so we can keep neighbors happy and be a pleasant place to be,” said Beth Hagen, town clerk.

• The Door County Tourism Zone Commission has sent letters to every municipality asking them to help fund beach water quality monitoring. Since there’s no longer federal funding for beach monitoring, the Door County Health Department is looking for local support to continue the program. The department budgeted $5,000 and received $5,000 from the Door County Visitor Bureau, $15,000 from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, $8,000 from the Department of Natural Resources, $1,000 from the Village of Egg Harbor, $1,000 from the Village of Sister Bay and $250 from the Door County Environmental Council. The department is seeking $1,000 from each municipality.

“I think it gives people peace of mind when they go swimming at a beach knowing the water’s monitored so if there are contamination issues we know about them right away,” said Door County Health Officer Rhonda Kolberg.

• The Village of Sister Bay approved the Bay Shore Oversight Committee’s recommendation for burying power lines in downtown Sister Bay.