Erosion on city-owned shorefront property has Sturgeon Bay officials concerned on how to pay for repairs. At Tuesday’s common council meeting councilmembers considered options to address the damage done to the Bayview and Otumba Parks on the west side. Helen Bacon suggested looking into the cost of contracting with a company that would advise the repairs and restructuring of the park’s shoreline protection.
Gary Nault says a complete repair ultimately makes more sense than a quick cleanup.
Mayor David Ward suggested waiting until April since more damage could result from winter storms. The council agreed to have city staff seek cost estimates for engineering work to assess the damages incurred. Municipal Services Director Mike Barker added that there is $75,000 left in the small project's budget that could be used to cover some of the cost of shoreline repair.