By Tim Kowols
Dogs will have access to city parks under the repeal and recreation of an ordinance in Sturgeon Bay. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 5-2 in favor of an ordinance allowing dogs in all city parks with exceptions to beaches, playgrounds, and ballfields. Owners are required to have their dogs on a leash unless they are in an officially designated park and clean up after them. Two residents speaking about the ordinance were split in their support while council member Rick Wiesner offered his thoughts against the proposal as a dog owner himself.
The Sturgeon Bay Common Council also approved taking on additional debt for a variety of capital purchases and the first reading of an ordinance allowing residents near Bay Shipbuilding to park on the street for longer than two hours at a time with a proposed $5 residential parking permit.