By Tim Kowols
The city of Sturgeon Bay will create a new committee aimed at helping find a solution to its road funding concerns. Earlier this year, city engineer Chad Shefchik told the Common Council that streets are on 60-year replacement cycle, approximately twice the recommended life. During his comment portion at the end of Tuesday’s Common Council meeting, Mayor Thad Birmingham announced his intention to create the committee with alderperson David Ward one of its co-chairpersons and private citizens representing each of the seven districts. Birmingham hopes it will address the city’s issues.
According to Birmingham, more details on the committee will be available when the committee is in place at the Sturgeon Bay Common Council’s next meeting in April. In other business, the Common Council awarded the contracts for two project concerning concrete and asphalt replacement for city streets and sidewalks.