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Sturgeon Bay looks to raise boat launch fees

It may cost you a little more to launch your boat in the City of Sturgeon Bay next year. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will consider raising the fees for launches for daily, seasonal, and commercial users.


The prices have stayed the same in most cases since December 2011. If passed, the daily launch fee would be increased to $7.58. The seasonal launch pass would range from $47.39 for a city resident to $75.83 for a non-resident. The commercial launch fee would be $94.79. The price increases keep the city in line with many other Door County communities and the City of Algoma. It still costs more to launch from Sister Bay and Egg Harbor. The fee increases do not include tax.


The fee hikes will raise approximately $6,500 in additional revenue, according to the meeting’s agenda packet. The extra revenue will go towards the inflated costs of hiring an attendant, conducting repairs, and needing to replace the docks in the future. The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will address this issue and potentially approve the purchase of two new city vehicles at its Tuesday meeting, which begins at 6 p.m. inside its chambers at city hall.

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