It will now be illegal for minors to possess vaping devices in the city of Sturgeon Bay. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council unanimously approved a second reading of the ordinance at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance forbids people under the age of 18 from possessing or purchasing electronic cigarettes in the city. Mayor David Ward says the action is timely considering the recent reported negative health effects related to vaping.
Ward says other action taken on Tuesday evening by the council includes the first reading of an ordinance that was amended to make possessing one ounce or less of marijuana in a private home a zero penalty for a first or second offense. Other business Tuesday at the Sturgeon Bay City Council meeting included discussion on the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society agreement with the city and review of the Ad Hoc West Waterfront Planning Committee recommendations. Ward says the city’s next step with the SBHS is to get a lakebed lease from the state for both parcels of land. Concerning the waterfront development, Ward adds that the city is looking at moving forward on the walkway along the bulkhead, where there is little disagreement. The plan is for that to hopefully begin construction in September of next year.