The two candidates that are running for the mayor of Sturgeon Bay are not on the same page when it comes to the future of the Teweles & Brandeis Granary. District 3 Councilmember David Ward says it is unfortunate that the agenda items for Tuesday’s meeting that will be considering an advisory referendum asking the public if the City should accept a donation of the granary from the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society did not come through any committee input. He explains what he believes should be done before any action is taken.
Mayoral candidate Shawn Fairchild, who is also the vice-president of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society, was the lead plaintiff of the successful West Side Waterfront lawsuit representing the citizens of the state of Wisconsin against the leadership of Sturgeon Bay to protect public waterfront land. He says the granary should definitely go back to the original site and questions the motives behind the referendum question.
The Sturgeon Bay common council meets at 7 pm on Tuesday at City Hall. The mayoral election will be decided on April 2.