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Coleman Village Board Hears Referendum Details
Issue Date: March 8, 2018
At the Coleman Village Board Meeting on March 5, board members heard a presentation regarding the upcoming Coleman School Referendum. Doug Polomis, Superintendent of Coleman Schools was present at the meeting to give the factual presentation to the board to answer possible questions regarding the April 3rd election, and to explain why the district is pursuing this referendum. According to Polomis, the school district has spent the last year identifying building needs, analyzing options, and gathering community feedback for improvements and upgrades to the Districts existing school facility. Polomis emphasized the goal here is to bring students back to the area after graduation and make Coleman a strong and desirable community to live in. He further explained that this is a long-term facility solution to serve students, staff, and the community for years to come. Polomis encouraged the board to attend one of the open houses held on Wednesday March 7th 5 to 7 p.m. in the District Board Room, or Tuesday March 27th 4 to 6 p.m. in the District Board Room.
The Referendum will be presented on April 3 in the form of two questions. Question 1 will cover the Districts request to borrow an amount not to exceed $10,850.000 to pay the cost of improvements and upgrades to the District's existing school facility including building infrastructure; life safety and energy efficiency upgrades; secure entrance reconfiguration; Elementary classroom, gymnasium, kitchen, and cafeteria upgrades; expansion of the High School cafeteria; and equipment acquisition for these projects. Question 2 will cover the Districts request to borrow an amount not to exceed $2,980.000 to pay the cost of upgrades to the High School science, technology, engineering, agriculture, art, math, computer-aided design, and miscellaneous core classroom areas; and equipment acquisition for these projects. Polomis is hopeful that both questions are elected and pass on April 3.
In other Board business, two operator's licenses were approved. Savannah Bischof for Cheers Too and Karma Krause for Barnstormers. The Colman Police Department reports that there were 26 complaints for the month of February. The Joint Municipal Court for Village of Coleman, Town of Pound, Town of Beaver had 8 Adult citations issued for a total of $1,609.40. There were 6 adult hearings and 2 just cause hearings with 1 case review. Fire Chief Tom Behnke reported that the Coleman Fire Department responded to 2 calls during the month of February. There was 1 car accident and 1 cancelled en-route. The department trained with the DNR regarding learning their equipment and procedures. There will be a meat raffle at 1:00 p.m. on April 8 at Fortier's Bar. Three Building Permits were issued: St. Francis Church for a Re-Roof of Church and House for $5,000, Kim Oninski for remodel of kitchen and garage doors, for $5,000 and Shane Gyger for new electric and remodel for $30,000.