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Posted on: September 22, 2022

November Referendum Questions on Transportation Projects

On November 8, 2022, City of Stevens Point voters will see four referendum questions about Transportation projects on their ballot. To help keep everyone informed, the City presents the following facts about the referendum questions ....

Question

Shall the City of Stevens Point resurface Bush Street from Sunset Boulevard to Indiana Avenue, Indiana Avenue from Bush Street to Channel Drive, Channel Drive from Heffron Street to its northerly termini, Lindbergh Avenue from Bush Street to Heffron Street, Frontenac Avenue from Bush Street to Belke Street, Soo Marie Avenue from Bush Street to Belke Street, and Belke Street from Lindbergh Avenue to Frontenac Avenue including the replacement of all pavement at an estimated cost of $2,200,000?

Facts

  • This is an annual road resurfacing project which the City does every year.
  • Road resurfacing projects are intended to replace existing roadway pavement but may include some limited curb, gutter, and sidewalk repairs or installation and minor utility improvements.
  • The road resurfacing project is part of the annual capital budget and is therefore already accounted for in the City’s property taxes.

Question

Shall the City of Stevens Point construct a railroad sidetrack on the south side of the existing CN mainline from approximately Burbank Road to approximately Brilowski Road, including the installation of all necessary ballast, track, and switchgear at an estimated cost of $4,100,000?

Facts

  • This is a unique (not reoccurring) project for the purpose of economic development.
  • Funding for this project would not be from general property taxes, but rather from the Tax Incremental District (TID) in which the project is located.
  • Construction will be dependent upon the actual need based upon developments within the TID.

Question

Shall the City of Stevens Point reconstruct Minnesota Avenue from Clark Street to Jefferson Street, Algoma Street from Minnesota Avenue to Texas Avenue, and Texas Avenue from its north termini to Jefferson Street, including the replacement and/or installation of all pavement, curb, gutter, and sidewalk at an estimated cost of $1,900,000?

Facts

  • This is the annual street reconstruction project which the City does every year.
  • Street reconstruction is the complete replacement or installation of all roadway pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, and all buried utilities.
  • The street reconstruction project is part of the annual capital budget and is therefore already accounted for in the City’s property taxes.

Question

Shall the City of Stevens Point construct an extension of Badger Avenue from EM Copps Drive to County Trunk Highway HH including the installation of pavement, curb, gutter, sidewalk and/or pedestrian path, related stormwater infrastructure, and final restoration and landscaping at an estimated cost of $1,800,000?

Facts

  • This is a unique (not reoccurring) project for the purpose of economic development.
  • Funding for this project would not be from general property taxes, but rather from the Tax Incremental District (TID) in which the project is located.
  • Construction will be dependent upon the actual need based upon developments within the TID.

November 2022 Referendum QuestionsAbsentee ballots are in the mail to those residents who requested one.

Get More Voting Information 

If you need more information or have any questions, please feel free to call 715-346-1562 or email mwiza@stevenspoint.com.

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