Marshfield Votes “NO”

What a “No” Vote Means

On Tuesday, August 9, Marshfield residents voted “no” on a Street Referendum. City Administrator Steve Barg explains the implications of the vote in this video.
The question that appeared on the Aug. 9 ballot was worded as follows:

“Should the Common Council of the City of Marshfield increase the Municipal tax rate for a period of 5 years in order to generate funds that would be used exclusively for major street projects, with the increase not to exceed $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value?”

The city drafted the following language, which was shared with the public, describing the effects of voting yes or no.

“A “yes” vote on the question would increase the Municipal tax rate by an amount not to exceed $1.00 per $1,000 of assessed value, for a period of 5 years, in order to generate approximately $6.8 million that would be used exclusively for major street projects, including, but not limited to, reconstructions and overlays.“A “no” vote on the question would produce no additional funding for major street projects, and may result in major street projects, including, but not limited to, reconstructions and overlays, being delayed.”

 

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