When the 60-day state of emergency period expires, municipalities like Sturgeon Bay are wondering what will happen next if the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The 60-day state of emergency for Sturgeon Bay expires on May 19th, but it could be extended if the council approves a new resolution and it has an end date per state statute. Sturgeon Bay Mayor David Ward told council members it is also time to start discussing the financial hit the city has taken because of the pandemic and some of the government funding that can help.
Part of the financial presentation at the May 5th meeting will be a look at the city’s budget and an audit of its finances. In the city administrator’s report, Josh Van Lieshout said that all essential services in Sturgeon Bay such as public safety have been operating smoothly with the proper precautions in place.