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$80 million referendum for Western Technical College

Written By Alyssa Fenske
Courtesy of the WEAU 13 News
August 28th, 2012

Full story also found on WEAU website

Voters in 11 counties will have their say on the 80 million dollar referendum for facilities improvement of Western Technical College this November.

Jackson, Monroe, and La Crosse, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Vernon, Juneau, Crawford, Richland, and Clark counties will be making the big decision to raise property taxes.

If passed the property tax impact on the owner of a $100,000 property will be $3.25 a month or $39 a year.

The 80 million dollars will go towards upgrading and improving the Coleman Center, Kumm Center, Integrated Technology Center, and the Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician Center. It will also help fund a new greenhouse and parking ramp.

President of Western Technical College, Lee Rasch said that he hopes the improvements will allow them to increase the student population to 5,000 students by the year 2020.

The voting will take place November 7th.

Dates and locations are listed below and all sessions are from 5:00-6:00 p.m. You are invited to attend the sessions near you and spread the word about these information sessions to family and friends.

Wednesday, August 29
Lunda Center, La Crosse

Tuesday, October 2

Tuesday, October 9

Wednesday, October 10

Thursday, October 11

Wednesday, October 24
Black River Falls

Thursday, October 25
Sparta Public Safety Training Center

Tuesday, October 30
Lunda Center, La Crosse

Published on August 28th, 2012