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UPDATE: Village committee to work with attorney on referendum questions

Lake Hallie (WQOW) - The Lake Hallie Village Board is being cautious as it approaches a building referendum.

On Monday night, the board authorized a committee to work with the village attorney to develop the potential referendum questions.  The village says the existing building that houses the police and fire departments is not up to code.  The village building committee is recommending four options be put to the voters ranging from borrowing $4.5 million for the entire building project to doing nothing at all.

The board wants to make sure the questions are legal and clearly understood by the voters so a committee will now work with the attorney on that.

If a referendum ends up on the ballot, it will likely be in November after public information meetings are held.

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Lake Hallie (WQOW) - A decision is expected Monday evening on whether to put a building referendum before the voters in Lake Hallie.

Monday, the village board will take up recommendations to put four questions to voters regarding a possible replacement of the building that houses the police and fire departments. The village says the existing building is not up to code, has mold in the ductwork, a leaking roof and does not have separate sleeping and shower quarters for women.

The Village Building Committee is recommending four options be put to voters: Borrowing $4.5 million for the entire project, borrowing $1.8 million to build only a police station and doing the other construction in future years, borrowing $3.3 million for a police station and quarters for police and fire crews and building the fire station later, or do nothing.

If a referendum ends up on the ballot, it will likely be in November, after public information meetings are held.

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