Sturgeon Bay Mayor Plans to Veto Donation to Move Granary Back to Original Spot

Local News

UPDATE 2/1/19 6:25 pm

The Mayor of Sturgeon Bay, Thad Birmingham recently wrote to the Common Council that he plans to veto the donation from the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to move the granary back to its original spot. 

They topic will be taken up at the next Common Council meeting Tuesday. 


On Tuesday, the Sturgeon Bay Common Council voted to accept a $1.2 million donation from the Sturgeon Bay Historical Society to move the Granary back to its original spot. 

Common Council voted down a referendum that would have asked the public if the city should accept a donation to move the Granary, and instead chose to accept it.

This decision isn’t finalized yet; council will vote on the matter again on February 5th, which will include the terms that come with accepting the large donation.

Last March, the Granary was transported across the Oregon Street Bridge to an open lot. Since then, the Granary, which is more than 100 years-old, has undergone renovations to improve its structure and make it safer. 

Correction: The story Local 5 reported on-air and online originally stated that the Common Council voted to hold a referendum on April 2nd. This story has been updated and corrected to reflect how Council voted that motion down, and instead voted to accept the donation. 

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