The Bulletin: What Happened

Baileys Harbor has a new Web site. Town Clerk Doug Smith has been working hard to design the page, and residents can now go to to get meeting schedules, minutes, agendas and more. The site remains under construction, and Smith will be adding more information.

• The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced a $925,000 federal contribution to the purchase of 448 acres around Baileys Harbor. The land is habitat for the endangered Hine’s Emerald Dragonfly. The contribution will be matched by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Knowles-Nelson Stewardship fund.

• In the current edition of Wisconsin Natural Resources Magazine, Tim Sweet urges adventurers to head to Door County’s Rock Island for a winter snowshoe hike. The article, “Making Tracks,” can be read at

• Terrie Cooper with the Door County Land Trust said the Nov. 21 forest fire on the bluff between Ellison Bay and Northport destroyed many trees that were about 400 years old.

Manitowoc Co. completed the sale of its marine business, including its Sturgeon Bay holdings, to an Italian ship builder for $120 million.

• The Ephraim Village Board approved a 2009 levy of $979,687.19 at the Dec. 2 meeting. The overall increase is 4.66 percent, or 22 cents per thousand on property tax bills.

• Linda Wait, Clerk/Treasure for the Town of Sevastopol, reported 1,763 votes in the Nov. 4th election. There were 2,632 people on the poll list of a total population of 2,871, which means only 7 percent of town residents are under legal voting age. 293 people voted by absentee ballot.

Jacksonport approved an ordinance regulating motorized boating activities at Clark Lake and Logan Creek. The ordinance is intended to protect the ecology of Logan Creek and the north end of Clark Lake. The ordinance prohibits the operation of any motorboat propelled by an electric motor or internal combustion engine in the defined area.

• The Peninsular Research Station recorded 47.5 inches of snow in December, the highest recorded since they began keeping records in 1905. The average December snowfall is 17.38 inches.