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Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- A new public safety building is back on the ballot for a local community.
A non-binding referendum is on the ballot in Lake Hallie for a new public safety building that would house the police and fire departments. The village says the current building isn't up to code and has needed upgrades for the last decade. For example: the building doesn't have a shower area for woman, it has mold and a bad roof. Residents will be given three options they can vote for: Build a new, $4.5 million facility, build a smaller, cheaper building with less room for vehicles or do nothing.
"A study done in 2007 indicated to bring the building up to what we need to start complying with some codes that have been changed, we are looking at $700,000; which is the equivalent of seven times more than the building is worth," notes John Anderson with the Chippewa Fire District.
Because it's a non-binding referendum, the village could still go forward with a new building if it's voted down. In 2007, 70 percent of voters rejected a similar referendum. Authorities say a new public safety building would not include Village of Lake Hallie government offices, but those could be added on if needed in the future.
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