Referendum in the Town of Stanton

By Kelsie Hoitomt

The Town of Stanton in Dunn County has given a notice that an election will be held on Tuesday, November 6 where questions will be submitted to a vote of the people pursuant to the law.

There are two questions being asked and voted on. The first question is related to the authorizing of a township referendum on the question of whether the Town of Stanton should have town zoning, county zoning or remain unzoned.

It is resolved by the Town of Stanton board, in which the question be put on the November ballot as a nonbinding advisory question.

The question itself will be “should the Town of Stanton have county zoning, town zoning or remain unzoned?”

The second question is to be resolved by the Town of Stanton board, in which the question will be put on the November ballot as a binding special referendum question.

The question itself will be “shall the person holding the office of combined town clerk and town treasurer in the Town of Stanton be appointed by the Town Board?”

It is to be noted that question one is a nonbinding advisory note. This will advise the town board on how the residents of the Town of Stanton would like to proceed as far as zoning.

A “yes” vote on question two is a vote in favor of appointing the current clerk-treasurer for a three year term. This change would take place in April of 2013.

A “no” vote on question two is a vote opposed to appointing the current clerk-treasurer for a three year term. The clerk-treasurer position would then be elected in the spring of 2013 and would hold a two year term.