11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM Windom's new referendum will take effect for 2015 taxes
The referendum approved by Windom voters Tuesday may eventually have less of a tax impact than voters expected.
That's because the school board annually has the option of taking less than the full amount listed in the referendum. The board makes that decision each December, according to Windom Superintendent of Schools Wayne Wormstadt.
The referendum, which was approved by a vote of 678-150, is an extension of the current seven-year referendum which has one year remaining. So the new referendum will kick off for the 2015 payable taxes, Wormstadt said.
"It is great to see the support and to be able to continue the funding levels for the betterment of kids," Wormstadt said this morning.
On election night, judges said they were impressed by the voter turnout, especially considering there was only one item on the ballot. There was a total of 828 votes cast in the election, 26 of which were absentee ballots.
"I wasn't sure what to expect, especially since it was a renewal and the fact that there was not an increase in taxes," Wormstadt said.
Check next week's Citizen for much more information regarding this week's referendum vote.