The Sturgeon Bay common council approved a recommendation to increase the salary of newly elected alderpersons and the mayor by a 5-1 vote Tuesday evening. Councilmember Seth Wiederanders was the only no vote. The increase will bring the pay from $600 to $650 for councilmembers starting next April. The Mayor's pay will increase from $850 to $900 in the next mayoral election in 2022. The last increase was back in 2015, according to Mayor David Ward.
Other business covered in the 90-minute session included approval of the joint City-County Revolving Loan Fund that will open the way for North Pointe Development to receive $1.4 million for the affordable housing project at the Old Westside School location. The city will still have to enter into an inter-governmental agreement with the Door County Board to work out details for administrating loans with help by the Door County Economic Development Corporation.
The council also voted to increase the city's seasonal boat slips at Stone Harbor by $100 to cover expenses incurred by the resort. Slips will now be $2600 for the season from May through October.