By Tim Kowols
The statewide “Just Fix It” campaign gave the city of Sturgeon Bay enough reason to take a look at its own transportation infrastructure. During Tuesday’s meeting, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council will discuss the lifecycle of its 72 miles of paved streets and roads. According to notes written by city administrator Josh Van Lieshout, the city is trying to double the industry lifespan of an asphalt street, which currently sits at 25-30 years. Back in November, Van Lieshout talked about the city joining more than 525 other municipalities in telling the state Legislature to do more to help with transportation issues.
The Common Council will also vote on the purchase of a new fleet vehicle and a license agreement with the Door County Maritime Museum regarding a balcony encroachment before heading into closed session to discuss the ratification of the police and fire union contracts. Tuesday’s meeting begins at noon inside the Council Chambers.