Columbus School District Bond Issue Questions, 2 (April 2013)

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Two Columbus School District Bond Issue questions were both defeated on the April 2, 2013 election ballot in Columbia County, which is in Wisconsin.

If approved, the first question would have authorized the Columbus School District to increase its debt by $9,315,000 through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount in order to fund district improvements as outlined in the text of the question below.

If approved, the second question would have authorized the Columbus School District to increase its debt by $30,590,000 through issuing general obligation bonds in that amount in order to fund the construction of the new High School and renovations and improvements to the existing high school.[1]

Election results

First Question:

All precincts

Columbus School District Question 1
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,74858.91%
Yes 1,219 41.09%
These election results are from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Finance Referendum Search.

Second Question:

All precincts

Columbus School District Question 2
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No1,89163.44%
Yes 1,090 36.56%
These election results are from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School Finance Referendum Search.

Text of measure

Text of the first question:

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Columbus School District, Columbia, Dodge and Dane Counties, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $9,315,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of creating secured entries at school district buildings; acquisition and installation of technology equipment and infrastructure; adding a restroom facility at the existing high school; acquisition of approximately 69 acres of land located south of Maple Avenue and east of Highway 151 as a school site for a new high school including costs of site development and athletic fields; acquiring property located between the elementary school parking lot and the middle school, demolishing the buildings thereon and parking lot site development; and refunding a State Trust Fund Loan dated July 29, 2011.

Question 1. Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Columbus School District be approved?[2]

Text of the second question:

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Columbus School District, Columbia, Dodge and Dane Counties, Wisconsin, that there shall be issued, pursuant to Chapter 67, Wisconsin Statutes, General Obligation Bonds in an amount not to exceed $30,590,000 for the purpose of paying the cost of constructing and equipping a new high school; renovations and improvements to the existing high school to convert it to a middle school; and demolishing the existing middle school.

Question II. Shall the foregoing resolution of the School Board of the Columbus School District be approved? [1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Columbia County April 2, 2013 sample ballot
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.