Upcoming Election Dates: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Election Day Voting Hours: 7:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.
Partisan Office and Referendum Election – Tuesday, November 6th
NOTICE OF REFERENDUM
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that at an election to be held in the Village of West Milwaukee on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, the following question will be submitted to a vote of the people:
Should the state legislature protect residential property taxpayers by preventing commercial and manufacturing property owners from using tax loopholes that shift an ever-increasing tax burden to homeowners who already pay 68% of the statewide property tax levy by enacting legislation that: 1) prohibits using closed, vacant (dark) properties as comparable properties for determining the assessed value of open, occupied, and fully operational properties; and 2) overturns the 2008 Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in Walgreens v. City of Madison, which is being interpreted by the courts as requiring municipalities to assess many leased commercial properties at a substantial discount, often 50% below the actual sale prices of such properties?
A copy of the entire text of the resolution directing the submission of the question can be obtained from the office of the Village Clerk, 4755 West Beloit Road, West Milwaukee, WI 53214
EXPLANATORY LANGUAGE AND EFFECT OF VOTE
The referendum election ballot will ask the Village of West Milwaukee electors to vote “yes” or “no” on the advisory referendum question as set forth above.
A “yes” vote means you are in favor of the State Legislature enacting state wide legislation to overturn the 2008 Supreme Court case, Walgreens Co. v. City of Madison and to address the “Dark Store” tax strategy, thereby requiring larger commercial (“big box”) properties to pay the accurate assessed value of the property without requiring those tax burdens to be disproportionately shifted to small local businesses and residential property owners.
A “no” vote means you do not want the State Legislature to take action to overturn the 2008 Supreme Court Case, Walgreens Co. v. City of Madison and/or to address the “Dark Store” tax strategy, which allow larger commercial (“big box”) properties to potentially achieve lower tax burdens by comparing their retail space to vacant or abandoned retail spaces from different market segments, thereby passing those tax burdens on to small local businesses and residential property owners and/or requiring cuts to municipal services.
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