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AV-W Referendum Passes

19 Feb News

Preliminary results show that a referendum supporting a Northwoods elementary school has passed with a relatively thin margin.

Residents in the communities of Arbor Vitae and Woodruff went to the polls yesterday to decide whether to support the measure. Arbor Vitae-Woodruff Elementary school was seeking $975,000 spread out over the next three years.

In the end, the referendum passed 500-465. Breaking down the results further, just one vote separated the 617 ballots in Arbor Vitae. But adding in the votes from Woodruff pushed the margin from a single vote up to 35.

In the lead-up to the election, administrators noted that the residents won’t see much of a change on their tax bill as the school will be finishing off payment of a previous 15 year loan.