By Tim Kowols
The Waterfront Design Review Board could be absorbed by the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Board if the Sturgeon Bay Common Council approves a new ordinance. A public hearing and first hearing of the ordinance is on the agenda for Tuesday’s Common Council meeting to include the waterfront redevelopment area in the amended municipal code. After adopting the Waterfront Design Review Code in the 1990s, city administrator Josh Van Lieshout says it now looks to streamline the process.
If approved, the measure would allow for two additional citizen members to be seated on the Aesthetic Design and Site Plan Review Board. In the consent agenda, the Common Council may also approve moving forward with a public safety training facility and halting the practice of removing snow on downtown business sidewalks. The Common Council meeting begins at noon Tuesday inside the chambers at the Sturgeon Bay City Hall.