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The Sturgeon Bay Common Council approved five out of six proposed new ordinances at their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday evening.


An ordinance on the construction of new fences which would limit the height to eight feet and setbacks from sidewalks being two feet was sent back to the Community Protection & Services Committee for revisions and clarifications.


The Common Council did approve the first reading of a noise ordinance to address complaints related to loud music venues on Third Avenue downtown. 


A second reading for a communication tower ordinance to have the city's municipal code fall more aligned with the state's statutes was approved.


The Common Council also voted in favor of second readings, including an amendment to the Sturgeon Bay Comprehensive Plan and a land rezoning at 1361 North 14th Avenue from Agricultural to General Commercial for 15 planned storage units to be built by Estes Investment, LLP.


Before the business portion of the council meeting, Beth Renstrom of the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society gave an update on the Teweles Brandeis Granary, which will be holding a groundbreaking on Friday afternoon.  Jim Janning, who donated $250,000 towards the renovation project, also spoke about the granary's value as an attraction for the city in the future. 


The City of Sturgeon Bay Board of Public Works met on Tuesday before the Common Council meeting and approved the Capital Roadway Improvements for next year.


City Engineer Chad Shefchik shared the plan for the street repairs for the next five years, including the total of 1.69 miles of asphalt roadways scheduled to be repaved in 2022.  

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