An alternative fire department fill-site near the Forestville Mill Pond and a more permanent fill-site appear to be progressing. The Southern Door County Fire Department and the Door County Soil and Water Conservation Department met informally at the mill pond. The fire department would like to have a temporary fill-site below the dam when the mill pond is drawn down as part of a clean-up project. Assistant Fire Chief Randy Massart says soil and water department officials appeared receptive to the department's proposals.
The drawdown is scheduled to begin this November and will last two years before the pond will be refilled.