Edgerton voters approve city hall referendum
Edgerton voters approve building a new city hall, and its $1.2 million price tag.
Tuesday's referendum passed by 17 votes, with 752 ballots cast. Mayor Erik Thompson says the city will now create an ad-hoc building committee to work on the project's design. City officials will also start applying for grants in an effort to reduce costs of the project. Thompson says the city is able to borrow the funds for construction without increasing property taxes.
Now that it's approved, the building isn't expected to be as divisive as Edgerton's swimming pool. Thompson says that voters opposed the pool construction 20 years ago in an advisory referendum, but the city built the pool anyway.
Thompson says Tuesday's vote shows people in Edgerton want the city to move forward.
Last updated: 10:48 am Thursday, December 13, 2012