Two affordable housing projects in Door County, supported partially by federal funding allocated by the county government, could result in the construction of more than 700 new affordable housing units in the county over the next two decades.
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Door County Public Health Officer Susan Powers, a key leader of the county’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, will retire in June. She announced her retirement Monday at a meeting of the county’s Health and Human Services Board. It is effective June 24.
County Board approves federal funding overview plan, allowing housing, addiction treatment and other initiatives to move forward
The Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a broad plan for the county’s use of more than $5.3 million in federal funding, allowing initiatives for child care, addiction treatment, affordable housing and other county priorities to move forward.
The finance committee of the Door County Board of Supervisors on Wednesday advanced a proposal that would give county staff more leeway to move forward with projects that use American Rescue Plan funding while maintaining County Board oversight over how that money is spent.
The Door County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday released the name of the man who died in the Door County Jail last week. He was Sturgeon Bay resident Michael J. Savage.
A 54-year-old Sturgeon Bay man died Thursday night while in custody at the Door County Jail, the Door County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.
County Board approves broadband coordinator position, could vote on other proposals for federal funding next month
The Door County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved the initial year of funding for a new broadband coordinator position and began considering a range of other proposals for the $5.3 million the county will receive through the federal American Rescue Plan. The board could vote on the other proposals starting as soon as next month.
Door County’s government this year is on pace to receive more child welfare referrals than it has during any year in history, far exceeding a previous record and alarming county leaders.
Door County parents face challenges including limited options for child care and limited space available at existing facilities; logistical and scheduling issues arising from the county’s tourism industry and unique geography; and the cost of child care itself. Child care providers also face difficulties in building a sustainable business model while meeting regulatory standards.
“Nobody had ever dealt with this”: As County Board again considers mask mandate, leaders defend their approach to COVID-19
Even as some of them now say the county should move forward with a mandate, county leaders have defended their approach this summer.
Amid concerns among local activists and residents about police use of force and racism in Door County, law enforcement leaders this week said they are open to having conversations with community leaders about policing.
Municipalities across Door County are poised to spend more than $1 million in total to protect and repair public shoreline this year amid record-high water levels in Lake Michigan and Green Bay.
Low-income households – many of Door County’s workers, families and seniors – are among the most at risk of long-term economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic. Even if social distancing restrictions are lifted and businesses reopen relatively quickly, local service group leaders say, these residents could continue to struggle well into the summer.