By Tim Kowols
A possible conflict of interest led to the city of Sturgeon Bay to seek different counsel as it works through its issues with the granary. Attorney Randy Nesbitt was forced to recuse himself from the issue as he is the legal representation for the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, which issued the raze order, and the city, which owns the property the granary sits on. City administrator Josh VanLieshout is confident they have eliminated other possible conflicts of interest in the hiring of attorney James Kalny of the Green Bay-based law firm Davis & Kuelthau.
VanLieshout says the city will dissect the Common Council’s decision to table a motion to approve demolition bids for the granary until January while the raze order issued by Sturgeon Bay Fire Chief Tim Dietman expires in two weeks.