What’s Coming Up in Door County?

Three Veterans’ Day Ceremonies will be held in Door County, one on Nov. 11 and two on Nov. 12.

On Nov. 11, the Sevastopol Historical Society will sponsor a special program with several veterans lined up for interviews. The program begins at 1 pm at the Sevastopol Town Hall.

At 10 am on Nov. 12, a ceremony will be held in the Gibraltar High School gym with guest speaker Colonel Tim Lawrie. There will be a luncheon for veterans and their families after the ceremony.

Door County Trolley will provide rides to the Veterans Day ceremony for veterans that are unable to drive themselves. The trolley departs the Sturgeon Bay City Hall parking lot at 8:15 am. There is space for 26 veterans. To reserve a seat, call 920.746.2225.

The Washington Island ceremony is scheduled for 10:30 am on Nov. 12 at the Trueblood Performing Arts Center with guest speaker State Representative Garey Bies.

The Town of Sevastopol will hold its public hearing on the proposed 2013 budget at 6 pm on Nov. 19 at the town hall. All residents and taxpayers are invited to participate in the budget process. The town board will also hold its regular monthly meeting that same evening, at which time the tax mill rate will be established along with other town business. 

The Liberty Grove Economic Sustainability Committee will discuss specific ways to bring new businesses to Liberty Grove at its next meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 7 pm.

A resolution supporting the collection of online sales tax will be up for discussion by the county’s legislative committee on Dec. 12.

The resolution was on the agenda at the Door County Board of Supervisors’ Oct. 23 meeting, but it was pushed back to committee after business and industry representatives cautioned the county to examine the effects online sales tax legislation could have on businesses.

“What we do not understand is how businesses will collect and pay these taxes and how these taxes will be appropriated back to our state and local government,” said Vicki Wilson of Door County Coffee during public comment. “As a small business in Door County that conducts online commerce and expects to do more of it in the future, this legislation is critical to us.”