By Tim Kowols
Door County voters had the opportunity to decide on three referenda during Tuesday’s election.
On Washington Island, voters approved its school district to exceed its revenue limits by over $500,000 each of the next two years by a 64 percent to 35 percent vote.
The village of Egg Harbor will have to go to a binding referendum for any project that would exceed $1.5 million in public funds. Voters approved that referendum by a 70 percent to 29 percent margin after a group of citizens petitioned the village to add the measure to the ballot over the winter.
Southern Door School District saw its referendum fail by just 24 votes. It was the second time in 4 years voters denied the school district the ability to exceed their revenue limits. Superintendent Patti Vickman says the school board will have to make some hard decisions moving forward.
State legislators are in discussions to change the referendum process for school districts after over 60 made it on spring election ballots.
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