The Sturgeon Bay Parking and Traffic Committee put off a decision Monday on allowing ATVs on North Duluth Avenue between Elm Street and Bullhead Point. The proposed ATV/UTV trail route, which would ultimately connect the Town of Nasewaupee with the City of Sturgeon Bay, was returned to committee by Mayor David Ward earlier this month. Committee Chair Kirsten Reeths says the matter was discussed last October and was revisited after Door County approved an ordinance amendment earlier this year.
Ten people spoke against the idea, while three supported the proposed route during public comments at Monday’s meeting. Committee vice-chair Gary Nault’s motion to continue looking into ATV trails in the city, including Duluth Avenue, failed to receive a second from any committee member. Reeths then made a motion to postpone any decision until the next committee meeting on April 26, which was seconded by Nault and passed unanimously. The Door County Board of Supervisors will reconsider and possibly rescind the amended ordinance designating County C from County PD to North Duluth Avenue, Town of Nasewaupee, as an ATV/UTV route.