By Tim Kowols
The Sturgeon Bay Historic Preservation Commission passed a resolution Monday evening to support saving the granary building. Representatives from the Door County Historical Society and Sturgeon Bay Historical Society gave a presentation on the historic building that has sat on the west waterfront for over century. Commission member and Sturgeon Bay Common Council alderperson Barb Allmann says the commission does not want to get into the politics behind the granary, but the history and significance. She says the members of the group would like to see the engineers from the 2013 analysis of the building give it one more look.
During the meeting, Sturgeon Bay resident Chris Kellems pledged another $10,000 to save the granary, which recently received a $1.25 million commitment from an anonymous donor towards the cause. The city of Sturgeon Bay received a raze order from Fire Chief Tim Dietman October 17 and was still evaluating options to bring to the Common Council for its November 7.