The Granary has the city’s approval to move back to the original site. After an hour-long discussion in open session, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted Tuesday night to amend the development agreement the city has with the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society Foundation to move the Teweles and Brandeis Grain Elevator to lot 92 on the west side. The amendment was approved by a 5-2 vote. Council members Gary Nault and Kirsten Reeths voted against the amendment voicing concerns about the staging area. Mayor David Ward clarified what the council was deciding on at the meeting.
City Administrator Josh VanLieshout earlier noted that issues concerning the site plan and the structure being up to building code needs to be resolved before the finance committee can finalize the development agreement. Earlier in the meeting, the street closure application from the SBHSF and DeVooght Movers for the granary move was approved by a close 4-3 vote with Nault, Seth Wiederanders and Reeths opposing it. The Sturgeon Bay Historical Society is finalizing the move of the Granary back to the west side next Monday.