By Tim Kowols
With council members Barb Allmann, Laurel Hauser, and Kelly Catarozoli walking towards door, the remainder of the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted to approve the bid to dismantle, salvage, and store the grain elevator. Catarozoli attempted to delay the vote twice: first by requesting the item be moved to the end of the meeting and then by making a motion to table the decision. The fate of the granary moved quickly from there after City Attorney Randy Nesbitt and Mayor Thad Birmingham decided Council Member David Ward’s motion to approve the bid was made before Catarozoli’s motion to table the decision.
The meeting continued for a few more minutes before it was determined they no longer had a quorum to proceed. City administrator Josh VanLieshout did not return a phone call to determine a timeline for the dismantling of the granary, which was awarded to Kiesow Enterprises .
FULL DISCUSSION OF ITEM #8: Award of contract to dismantle, salvage, and store the grain elevator.