Referendum issues on ballot for some local voters
Local issues include school funds, ATV road use
by Gregg Westigard
Leader staff writer
BURNETT/POLK/WASHBURN COUNTIES – There are six local referendum issues on the ballot Nov. 6, including two school funding referendums, two advisorsy votes on ATV use, and two votes on making towns officers appointed positions. The issues are on the ballots in the Luck and Turtle Lake school districts and the towns of Georgetown in Polk County and Scott and Swiss in Burnett County.
The school issues
Turtle Lake school district voters are being asked to approve a five-year levy override of $1.785 million to cover deficits and address a number of areas. Details on the proposal can be found on the district Web site turtlelake.k12.wi.us. The district includes much of the towns of Beaver and Johnstown in Polk County.
Luck school district residents also have a funding referendum on the ballot (see separate story). The district includes the village of Luck and much of the towns of Laketown, Luck, Bone Lake, McKinley, and Johnstown.
Towns have the option of making the offices of clerk and treasurer appointed, rather than elected, positions. Georgetown residents will vote on making the town clerk an appointed office. In Trade Lake, the clerk is already appointed and the voters will decide if their treasurer should also be.
ATVs on town roads
The towns of Scott and Swiss are holding advisory referendums on whether ATV use should be allowed on the town roads.