By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Common Council has wrapped up its efforts to make amendments to its development contract with Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC. Efforts to build a hotel on the west waterfront has stalled because of ongoing litigation with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront group. City administrator Josh Vanlieshout says the goal is for the two sides to extend the agreement for a couple more years.
While the amendments can be signed off on at any time, the development contract cannot be implemented until after the litigation is resolved. Oral arguments on the case are scheduled to be heard January 10 with a possible trial scheduled for February.