Watertown City Train Station Advisory Question (April 2011)

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A Watertown City Train Station Advisory Question was on the April 5, 2011 ballot in the city of Watertown which is in Jefferson County.

This is an advisory question which will ask if city residents would want the city to use public funds to build and maintain a train station within the city limits to be an additional stop on the Milwaukee to Madison rail line. This measure was brought to the interest of the council by petitioners who collected more than 1,500 signatures. The petition was deemed invalid, but council members still thought it prudent to get resident feelings on the issue. Though the cost of the project has not been determined by the state, it was estimated that it would cost around $30,000 to maintain the station per year. The project could still be pulled by the state governor but that has yet to be determined.[1]

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