You may not be able to take a sightseeing tour or rent a boat at the Sister Bay Marina for much longer if a future agreement cannot be reached.
The Sister Bay Marina Committee is entertaining the idea of not allowing commercial vendors like Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours to operate there for the foreseeable future. The discussion arose after the request for proposal was sent out and published by the village for possible new vendors to do business there for the general public. In addition to the ten commercial slips, the Sister Bay Marina offers 100 seasonal and forty transient slips.
According to Sister Bay Marina Committee Chairperson Scott Baker, dock damage, noise complaints, trash issues, and the request for a new kiosk all contributed to the discussion. He emphasized that nothing is set in stone yet and that discussions are still ongoing.
In a statement from Sister Bay Scenic Boat Tours owner Eric Lundquist, he says he has never found the committee unreasonable. He has faith the committee will “go through the process of negotiating new contracts with open minds as to find solutions over any challenges that may exist.”
The Sister Bay Marina Committee will continue the discussion at their next meeting on December 14th at 4 p.m. at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Fire Station.