Beaver Dam Council Votes In Opposition To ‘Dark Store’ Effort

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Common Council passed a resolution Monday night backing a statewide initiative to eliminate a tax loophole that big box stores are using to lower their property tax bill. It is called the Dark Store concept; the bigger retailers want their property assessed as if no one is operating in the business, which would lower how much they would pay in property taxes. Those unpaid taxes would then fall onto local taxpayers in the municipalities were those retailers are located.