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Village Buzz - October 15th...

Education, Germantown, Political, School Board, Taxes, U.S., Village Board, Village Buzz, Wisconsin

I had intended to scan a copy of the sample ballot for Germantown however that wasn't sufficiently legible.  So, we'll list the offices for which there are candidate selections to be made by all of us who are registered to vote in the village.

You may elect to vote a straight ticket including, in the order found on the ballot:

  • Democratic
  • Republican
  • Wisconsin Green
  • Libertarian

The race for President and Vice President, in the order found on the ballot:

                  • Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democratic)
                  • John McCain/Sarah Palin (Republican)
                  • Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente (Wisconsin Green)
                  • Bob Barr/Wayne A. Root (Libertarian)
                  • Brian Moore/Stewart A. Alexander (Socialist Party USA)
                  • Gloria LaRiva/Robert Moses (Party for Socialism, & Liberation)
                  • Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzalez (Independent)
                  • Chuck Baldwin/Darrell L. Castle (Constitution Party)
                  • Jeffrey J. Wamboldt/David J. Klimisch (We, the People)
                  • Write-in________________

Representative in Congress District 5, in the order found on the ballot:

                  • F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (Republican)
                  • Robert R. Raymond (Independent)
                  • Write-in________________

State Senator District 8, in the order found on the ballot:

                  • Sheldon A. Wasserman (Democratic)
                  • Alberta Darling (Republican)
                  • Write-in________________

Representative to the Assembly District 24, in the order found on the ballot:

                  • Charlene S. Brady (Democratic)
                  • Dan Knodl (Republican)
                  • Write-in________________

District Attorney:

                  • Todd K. Martens (Republican)
                  • Write-in________________

County Clerk:

                  • Brenda J. Jaszewski (Republican)
                  • Write-in_________________

Treasurer:

                  • Janice Gettelman (Republican)
                  • Write-in_________________

Register of Deeds:

                  • Sharon Martin (Republican)
                  • Write-in_________________

Referendum - Germantown School District

Question #1:

Shall the following Initial Resolution be approved?

INITIAL RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $22,500,000

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Germantown School District, Washington County, Wisconsin that there shall be issued pursuant to Chapter 67 of the Wisconsin Statutes, general obligation bonds in an amount not to exceed $22,500,000 for the public purpose of paying the cost of constructing a new elementary school on school district property next to Kinderberg Park; technology, safety and security initiatives District wide; and acquiring furnishings, fixtures and equipment.

Yes ____

No   ____

Question #2

Shall the following Resolution be approved?

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT BUDGET TO EXCEED REVENUE LIMIT BY $500,000

FOR RECURRING PURPOSES

BE IT RESOLVED by the School Board of the Germantown School District, Washington County, Wisconsin that the revenues included in the School District budget for the 2010-2011 school year and thereafter be authorized to exceed the revenue limit specified in Section 121.91, Wisconsin Statutes, by $500,000 a year, for recurring purposes consisting of costs associated with the new elementary school.

Yes ____

No   ____

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The ballot is two-sided as you would expect from the many questions.

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