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Voters pass Monti, NG referendums
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MONTICELLO/NEW GLARUS - The Monticello school district and the village of New Glarus both passed referendums on their respective April 1 ballots.

On the Monticello ballot, voters were asked whether the Monticello school district should be authorized to exceed its revenue limit of $530,000 for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year, and again by $680,000 for the 2015-2016 school year, and by $820,000 for the 2018-2019 school year extending into the 2021-2022 school year. This increase in revenue would provide for operational expenses, acquiring vehicles, upgrading and acquiring agriculture technology, cafeteria, security and other classroom equipment, replacing playground equipment, maintenance and repair projects, which include roofing, heating and air conditioning systems and doors and flooring. Of the 432 votes entered, 260, or about 60 percent, were for increasing the revenue limit for the district and 172 were against.


In New Glarus, voters were asked two nonbiding referendum questions on the ballot. The first question was if the village board should borrow up to $1 million in funds and an additional $40,000 in undesignated reserve funds to building of a new library. Of the 422 votes entered, 231, or about 55 percent, voted yes to allocating funds and 191 voted no.

The second question on the New Glarus ballot was only for those who voted yes to the first question. If the voters answered that they did want a new library, they were then asked where they would prefer the library to be located. The library would either be built at Glarner Park, located west of the New Glarus Fire Department, or they could vote for the land located west of the Swiss Center of North America. There were a total of 243 votes for the second question; 125 voted for the library to be located at Glarner Park and 118 voted for west of the Swiss Center.