By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted unanimously to allow city administrator Josh VanLieshout to draft an ordinance concerning a local vehicle registration fee. VanLieshout discussed options for financing road maintenance in the city during the Common Council’s meeting on Tuesday. To close a $490,000 gap in roads being maintained, VanLieshout gave options of an increased tax levy, debt financing, special assessments, and registration fees. Alderperson Ron Vandertie told the council that he knows what he and others will hear from constituents.
No timeline was set at the meeting for a possible introduction of the proposed ordinance. VanLieshout said roads in the city get reconstructed every 62 years, twice of its normal usage life. You can listen to the full discussion of the agenda item concerning road maintenance funding online with this story.