What will it mean if a majority of voters vote “yes”?

If the referendum is approved by a majority of voters on April 2, St. Croix County will be able to fund 8 additional public safety positions. This will increase staffing levels to ensure that there are adequate resources to sufficiently respond to the public safety needs of our County.

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1. What is the proposed public safety referendum on the ballot?
2. What will appear on the ballot?
3. What will it mean if a majority of voters vote “yes”?
4. What does it mean if a majority vote “no” and the referendum fails?
5. What is the cost per household?
6. Would this increase be permanent?
7. Why do we need a referendum to raise the tax levy limit?
8. If approved, when will the tax levy increase go into effect and how soon will these positions be available?
9. If we have a growing population adding more taxpayers, why do we need to increase the tax levy through referendum?
10. Where do I find voting information?