Sevastopol basketball is taking advantage of a new Sturgeon Bay Utility program in the offseason. Electric Supervisor Jason Bieri says he has noticed the bases of lightpoles throughout Sturgeon Bay have been marred by snow removal equipment and corrosion is setting in. For years, the utility has used youth groups to paint fire hydrants in a cost-effective manner so Bieri has expanded the program to utility poles as well. The program allows the utility to avoid pursuing claims against property owners and contractors. With that in mind, donations to the boys by residents and local businesses are strongly encouraged when they're hard at work. Basketball teammates Spencer Evenson, Jack De Young, and Cole Devorak were already up to three dozen utility poles painted along Michigan St and Kentucky St. in east Sturgeon Bay Tuesday morning.
Bieri hopes that by combining a better looking Sturgeon Bay, pride in a day's work, and community support, the program will really take off in summer of 2020 when students are again on vacation.