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Council votes to return granary to west side

The Sturgeon Bay City Council voted Tuesday to move the Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator back to its original location on the west-side waterfront.  The four to two vote with council members David Ward and Seth Wiederanders opposing the move came after Kelly Catarozoli challenged Mayor Thad Birmingham, calling his conduct “childish and disgusting.”

Council member Catarozoli questioned why speakers who arrived at the meeting before others being recognized by Birmingham were not being allowed to speak.

 

 

Birmingham limited public comments to ten people. The first five recognized to speak opposed the granary move. Former council member Thomas “Cap” Wulf admitted to registering to speak earlier and that he advised others to do the same.

 

 

 

The action means the city voted to accept the donation from the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society of the granary along with an endowment designed to assure taxpayer dollars will not be needed for any costs related to the move or future maintenance.

 

 

The full comments from Council Member Kelly Catarozoli and Thad Birmingham can be heard in the following audio clip.

 

 

 

Thomas "Cap" Wulf's comments to the city council can be heard in the following clip.

 

 

 

 

 

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