By Tim Kowols
The fate of the former grain elevator on Sturgeon Bay’s west side could have more clarity after the Common Council discusses its options at noon on Tuesday.
According to the agenda packet posted on Friday, the city first looked into the structural issues and costs of weatherizing, stabilizing, or demolishing the structure back in 2012. It recently asked some of the companies contacted back then for updated bids, which range from $20,900 for clean-up and weatherization of the site to potentially over $148,000 for stabilizing the structure. Preserving the grain elevator was a part of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society’s efforts to place the structure on the state and national historic places register earlier this year.
The Common Council will also head into closed session to discuss the potential settlement of the city’s lawsuit with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, although the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority would have to reverse course on its decision last Wednesday to reject the offer for the case to move forward.