By Tim Kowols
Residents living near Door County Medical Center voiced their concerns about the possibility of a special assessment being levied against them to pay for new sidewalks at Tuesday’s Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting. Door County Medical Center has already agreed to pay for the sidewalks to be installed around their immediate property, but the city would like to extend them to cover properties on 16th Place and 18th Avenue to connect them to the existing network of walkways. Residents like Stephen Johnson are worried about the future maintenance of the sidewalks and wondered who truly benefits from their installation.
The special assessments could cost the five affected landowners between $1,743 and $4,130.