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Breaking: Monroe says “Yes”
$88 million referendum to build new HS
ballot election vote

MONROE – Preliminary results are in from the Nov. 8 election, and among them, Monroe has something to celebrate. As of 10:14 p.m., with all School District of Monroe precincts reporting, the ballot question on the $88 million referendum had 3,741 “Yes” votes, and 3,121 “No” votes, a difference of about 10 percentage points.

The referendum would see just over $3 million go to renovate Abraham Lincoln Elementary School, with the rest of the money going toward the building of a new high school and sports complex on a new site. The tentative site is located on the far east side of town off of 31st Avenue, though there are several contingencies that have to pass in order for the location to be used.

"This will benefit the entire community," said Rodney Figueroa, Monroe's District Administrator.

The Green County Clean Water Advisory Referendum, which, as of 10:44 p.m., “Yes” votes led by more than a 5:1 margin, though while the results from the Town of Exeter and Village of New Glarus were still missing, the difference would not be enough to sway the outcome.

Other local results:

•  Town of Sylvester ATV Referendum: Yes 359, No 214

•  Town of Spring Grove ATV/UTV Referendum: Yes 268, No 158

•  Town of Monroe Clerk/Treasurer Appointment Referendum: Yes 262, No 374

•  Town of Jordan ATV/UTV Referendum: Yes 182, No 113

For more information and reaction from local officials, check out the Saturday, Nov. 12 edition of the Monroe Times.