By Paul Schmitt
Kewaunee’s referendum to raise the city’s tax levy passed in a close vote Tuesday night. The referendum passed by a slim 690-649 margin and will allow the city to increase the levy for the 2016 tax bill by a total of 16.76 percent, or $175,000 per year. Kewaunee Clerk Jamie Jackson says voter turnout was softer than anticipated.
The levy increase to the City portion of the tax bill would mean an approximate $100 increase on a property valued at $100,000.