By Tim Kowols
The newly configured Sturgeon Bay Common Council will not waste any time addressing some of the issues brought up on the campaign trail when its three newest members are seated. Before heading into the business portion of the meeting, the city of Sturgeon Bay will honor former alderpersons Ron Vandertie, Richard Wiesner, and Stewart Fett for their years of service before newly elected David Hayes, Kelly Avenson, and Seth Wiederanders take over their seats. New committee assignments and a council president will be approved before the body weighs in on two resolutions regarding the Great Lakes Basin Tree Planting program and asking the Wisconsin Legislature to allow Sturgeon Bay to enact a 0.5 percent Premier Resort Area Tax on tourist-related expenditures. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will also consider action on changing meeting times, dissolving the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority, forming an ethics committee and moving the dirt piles when it meets on Tuesday at noon.