Treasurer Appointed, Speed Limit Lowered in Baileys Harbor

Baileys Harbor appointed David Smith as town treasurer during a special meeting Nov. 29. He will be taking over for former town treasurer Lois Pluff, who resigned after holding the position for 20 years.

Before retiring in February, Smith had served as chief financial officer for Koss Corporation and was a board member on the Nelson Property Ad Hoc Committee. 

Smith has owned a home in Baileys Harbor for 12 years and has been a full-time resident for six. During that time, he and his wife “fell in love” with the town, he said.

Of his new position as treasurer, Smith said, “I’m looking at it as an opportunity for public service.”

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Slow Down on Logerquist Road

Earlier in the month, a speed survey conducted by the Door County Sheriff’s Office prompted a decision by the town to lower the speed limit along Logerquist Road from 55 to 45 miles per hour (mph). 

Residents, speaking at previous board meetings, had complained about motorists speeding along the road from the intersection of County E to O’Brien Road at the Town of Jacksonport boundary.

The town board members approved the speed reduction by amending the town’s speed-limit ordinance during their Nov. 14 board meeting. 

The Door County Sheriff’s Office’s speed survey, conducted Sept. 6-13, observed 3,742 vehicles traveling the stretch of road. Of those, 13.2%, or 475 vehicles, exceeded the 55-mph speed limit. The average speed on that road among all the vehicles was 41 mph.