By Tim Kowols
Sturgeon Bay’s Waterfront Redevelopment Authority and the Ad Hoc Settlement Committee for West Waterfront will have a joint meeting Monday to discuss the terms of the development contract with Sawyer Hotel Development, LLC and its potential settlement with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront. In early June, hotel developer Bob Papke pulled out of the project due to the ongoing issues with the ordinary high water mark at 92 East Maple Street and sued the city for $550,000 in damages. Later in June, the city’s ad hoc settlement committee came to a preliminary agreement with the Friends of the Sturgeon Bay Public Waterfront, agreeing to a new ordinary high water mark and an open dialogue for the future of the West waterfront. City administrator Josh VanLieshout says this meeting needed to take place before it went to the Common Council.
The meeting will take place in closed session at 2:30 p.m. inside the council chambers after adopting the agenda and approving the minutes from a June meeting.