Stevens Point Mall Bond Measure (February 2011)

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A Stevens Point Mall Bond Measure was on the February 15, 2011 ballot in the city of Stevens Point, which is in Portage County.

  • YES 2,597 (57.43%)Approveda
  • NO 1,925 (42.57%)[1]

This measure sought approval of a bond in the amount of $5.9 million in order to help finance a plan for Midstate Technical College to convert areas within the CenterPoint mall which has been consistently losing shops.[2] Residents had collected signatures to force a referendum vote on the issue when the city council gave preliminary approval of the bond.[3] Those in favors of the measure have formed a group, urging residents to support the measure for the good of the community.[4] This will add around $30 per $100,000 of assessed property value to resident's property taxes per year for the bond repayment period of 20 years. City officials hope that since the college will be relocated students will help those struggling businesses.[5]