Mayor vetoes granary acquisition

The Teweles and Brandeis grain elevator is not the city of Sturgeon Bay’s quite yet after Mayor Thad Birmingham issued a veto of the common council’s decision to accept the building and move it back to its original location. According to the agenda released by the city Friday morning, Birmingham cited six reasons to not accept the granary, including doubts the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society will have the funds necessary to complete and maintain the project and concerns about the impact it would have on the tax increment district. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted 4-2 on January 15th to accept the donation and would need a similar vote to override the veto. It marks the second time in three months Birmingham has vetoed a common council decision after disagreeing with the terms of a settlement with developer Bob Papke in December. Discussion of a development agreement between the city and the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society during open and closed session is also on the agenda for the Tuesday meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. inside the Council Chambers.  You can read the full veto online by clicking here. 


The rest of Tuesday's meeting agenda can be found here.

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