MPTC District Voters May See $55-Million Referendum On Fall Ballot

(Beaver Dam) Moraine Park Technical College has taken the first steps towards a referendum. The District Board this week passed a resolution stating an intent to borrow $55-million-dollars to enhance campus learning spaces to meet future student and regional workforce needs.

College officials say a survey sent out in April to 10,000 district members showed voter support for a referendum. The Moraine Park Foundation has also raised nearly $2-million in donation pledges to help offset costs.

Under the proposed $55-million facilities enhancement plan, annual property taxes would increase by $21 per $100-thousand-dollars of property value ($1.75 per month) for the next 20 years. The next step is a public hearing which will be held at 5:15pm on July 11th at Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac campus at 235 North National Avenue.

The Moraine Park District Board will vote in August on the final referendum question language, which will solidify a path forward to the November election. If approved, this will be the first time Moraine Park has financed projects using a referendum.

The Moraine Park district includes Dodge, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Washington counties and small portions of surrounding counties.