Central/Westosha Referendum (2009)
The referendum passed.
Passed. Final numbers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Referenda Database, are 1133 "yes" votes and 673 "no" votes.
Unofficial vote tally of 1133 "yes" votes and 598 "no" votes according to the district.
The district will be retiring a debt in 2012, which would lower property taxes. If this measure is approved, rather than allowing taxes to lower they will remain at the same level they are currently.
Wording of referendum
Be it resolved by the schhol (sic) board of the Central High School District of Westosha, Kenosha and Racine Counties, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $7,890,000 for the public purpose of constructing and improving new and existing athletic facilities; constructing, improving and expanding roads and parking lots, improving infrastructure and acquiring equipment
Who can vote on this measure?
Residents of the Towns of Brighton, Bristol, Dover, Paris, Salem and Wheatland; the City of Kenosha; and the Villages of Paddock Lane and Pleasant Prairie will be voting on this measure.
- Notice of Referendum
- Westosha Central High School website
- Referendum Information from the school
- Letter sent to voters by the district
- Central High residents to vote on facilities referendum today, Kenosha News, January 20, 2009
- What residents need to know before the Jan. 20 referendum vote (dead link), The Report, January 9, 2009
- Westosha Central High school relishes residential slump, Daily Reporter, May 29, 2008