Board of Public Works - Bob Schlicht, Jr., Chairperson, Ronald Vandertie, Ed Ireland, Rick Wiesner, Joe Stutting, Stewart Fett, Dan Wiegand, Mayor Thad Birmingham [Meets at the call of the Chairperson]
This committee of the Common Council performs all duties of the board of public works required by the general charter law. They also look after all the streets and public places in the city and all such other duties as may be required or prescribed from time to time by the council.
City Plan Commission - Danny Wiegand, Chr., Rick Wiesner, Michael Gilson, Laurel Brooks, Jeff Norland, Dennis Statz, Steven Parent [Meets the third Wednesday of each month - 7:00 p.m.]
The Plan Commission prepares and adopts the master plan for the physical development of the city. Among its other duties are to make reports and recommendations relating to the plan and development of the city to public officials and agencies, prepare and recommend a Zoning District Plan and regulations to the Common Council, prepare and recommend land division regulations to the Common Council. It may recommend to the mayor or council, programs for public improvements and the financing thereof.
Finance/Purchasing & Building Committee - Joseph Stutting, Chr., Danny Wiegand, Bob Schlicht[Meets the Tuesday preceding Council meeting - 7:00 p.m.]
Among the responsibilities of the Finance/Purchasing and Building Committee are the review and of all bills and claims against the City and the recommendation to the Common Council for payment, with various departments formulates and adjust individual annual budgets and prepares the final budget for approval by Common Council, reviews the purchase of real estate, equipment, furniture, vehicles, and supplies ensuring that competitive bidding is practiced whenever necessary, and that purchases are made in accordance with the Purchasing & Property Accountability Guide. In general deals with all matters pertaining to the financial affairs of the City.
Personnel Committee - Joseph Stutting, Chair., Stewart Fett, Vice-Chr., Ronald Vandertie [Meets prior to the 1st Council meeting each month]
Among the responsibilities of the Personnel Committee are all matters pertaining to the personnel of the City of Sturgeon Bay, including negotiating bargaining agreements with unions, hiring, dismissal, reprimand of employees (except for the Police and Fire Departments which are governed by the Fire & Police Commission), recommending adjustment of salary and benefits for administrative personnel, act on grievances, review requests for new positions.
Parks & Recreation Board - Danny Wiegand, Chr., Ronald Vandertie, Ed Ireland, Bob Bordeau, George Husby, Leif Hagman, Chris Larsen, Randy Morrow [Meets at the call of the Chairperson]
Parks & Recreation Committee - Dan Wiegand, Chr., Ronald Vandertie, Vice- Chr., Ed Ireland[Meets the fourth Wednesday of each month - 6:30 p.m.]
Among the responsibilities of the Parks & Recreation Committee are park development and maintenance, recreation programs, boat launch facilities, ball fields, program fees, dock fees/maintenance of municipal docks, beaches, water weeds and all matters pertaining to parks and recreation.
Parking & Traffic Committee - Robert Schlicht, Chr., Ronald Vandertie, Ed Ireland [Meets the third Monday of each month - 4:00 p.m.]
Among the responsibilities of the Parking & Traffic Committee are traffic patterns in the City, traffic and parking enforcement signs and markings, parking lots, on-street parking and all other matters pertaining to parking and traffic in the City of Sturgeon Bay.
Community Protection & Services - Stewart Fett, Chr., Rick Wiesner, Vice-Chr., Ed Ireland [Meets the second Thursday of each month - 7:00 p.m.]
Among the responsibilities of the Community Protection & Services Committee are street lighting, cable TV, the recycling program, composting program, garbage pickup, referrals of indigency, licensing and all matters relating to the health and welfare, and protection of the citizens/property of the City of Sturgeon Bay.
Zoning Board of Appeals -William Murrock, Chr., Andrew Starr, Sandi Larson, James Goodwin, Jack Gigstead, William Chaudoir (Alt. No. 1), Richard Jennings (Alt. No. 2) [Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month - 7:00 p.m.]
The Board of Appeals has the power to hear and decide appeals where it is alleged that there is an error in any order, decision or determination made by the building inspector or the plan commission; to authorize, upon appeal, variances from the terms of the Zoning Code where it will not be contrary to the public interest, where owing to special circumstances the literal enforcement of the provisions of the code will result in unnecessary hardship.
Utility Commission - Thad Birmingham, Mayor, Matthew Felhofer, Gary DeNamur, Stewart Fett, Bob Schlicht, Cindy Weber, Danny Wiegand[Meets on the second Monday of the month - 7:00 p.m.]
Fire & Police Commission -Sandy Hurley, Charles Brann, David Poulton, Michael VanDyke, Barabara Herdina[Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
Among the responsibilities of the Police & Fire Commission are the appointment of the chief of police and the chief of the fire department, who shall hold their offices during good behavior, subject to suspension or removal by the board for cause; to adopt, repeal or modify, rules and regulations calculated to secure the best service in the departments and to hear charges against officers brought by the commission, the chief or members of the public.
Sturgeon Bay Harbor Commission - Gary Nault, Matthew Felhofer, Steve Propsom, Randy Morrow, Paul Mickelson, Robert Spude, Stewart Fett [Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
The Harbor Commission maintains control of the commercial aspects of the day-to-day operation of the city's public harbor and public harbor facilities; the harbor commissioners may make plans as it deems necessary for the improvement of the harbor, to include plans for the acquisition of land for harbor purposes.
Historic Preservation Commission - Dennis Statz, Nancy Emery, J. Eric Paulsen, Shelly Kerwin, Chad Shefchik, Ronald Vandertie, Elizabeth Bylaska[Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
Among the duties of the Historic Preservation Commission are to recommend the designation of potential historic structures, sites, preservation districts or to recommend the recession of such designation; to review proposals which may result in an alteration of an historic structure, site or improvement in an historic district; to work for the continuing education of the citizens of the city about the historic heritage of the city; to maintain a municipal register of historic places.
Board of Electrical Examiners - James Stawicki, Stewart Fett, Philip Gordon, Thomas Benzshawel, Alternates - Fire Chief and City Engineer [Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
The Board of Electrical Examiners reviews and acts on petitions for review of the condemnation of part or all of the electrical installation due to non compliance with the City Electrical Code in any building by the Chief of the Inspection Department. The Board of Electrical Examiners shall also act as an arbitration board.
Board of Review - Myrle Welhaven, Gary Bellin, John Hauser, Cathy Wiese, Robert Loss, Richard Allmann (Alt.) [Meets according to statutory deadlines.]
The Board of Review meets annually to receive the assessment roll and during that meeting allows taxpayers to examine the assessment roll and other assessment data. The board carefully examines the roll and corrects all apparent errors in description or computation, and adds all omitted property. The board will raise or lower the assessment of any property only after a hearing.
Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment Authority - Rick Wiesner, Joseph Stutting, Ross Schmelzer, John Asher, Thomas Wulf, Thomas Herlache, William Galligan[Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
The responsibility of the Waterfront Redevelopment Authority is the redevelopment of all waterfront areas of the city, so as to eliminate the economic and social liability as may exist and to improve economic growth and aesthetics of the city.
Cable Communication System Advisory Council - Stewart Fett, Joseph Stutting, Cindy Weber, Gary Schmeling, Barbara Allmann, Nancy Emery, Brad Clinkenbeard [Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
Among the duties of the Cable Communications System Advisory Council are to make recommendations to the grantee of the Cable Communications System and to the users of the public, educational and governmental access channels; ensuring that access of the public access channels are available to residents of the city on a non discriminatory basis; planning and developing production and programming on public access channels; and to perform other duties and functions as may be assigned by the Common Council.
Loan Review Committee/Revolving Loan Committee - Danny Wiegand, Steven C. Asher, Michael Gilson, Greg Stephan, Thad Birmingham, Stephen McNeil [Meets at the call of the Chairperson.]
Industrial Park Development Review Team - Ed Ireland, Sandy Hurley, William Murrock, William Chaudoir [Meets at call of the Chairperson.]
All new developments within the I-1A and I-2A districts must receive the approval of the Development Review Team DRT. There are three (3) members of the DRT, one (1) member from the Plan Commission or Common Council, one (1) member of the Door County Economic Development Corporation and one (1) owner of a developed parcel within the I-1A or I-2A districts.