Door County voters approved four different referendum questions on Tuesday.
In Ephraim, voters approved adding a 0.5 percent Premier Resort Area Tax by a 91-31 vote margin. The village now joins communities like Sister Bay in adding an extra tax on tourism-related purchases to fund infrastructure needs.
In Egg Harbor, voters agreed to increase the levy limit not-to-exceed $120,000 for seven years to fund future maintenance at the Kress Pavilion by an 87-74 margin. If revenues are able to increase, the village will not have to levy the full $120,000.
In Gardner, voters chose to allow the town to pursue zoning regulations 195-165. The referendum is only advisory and it will not be taken up by the town board at its annual meeting on April 20th.
On Washington Island, voters approved allowing the school district to exceed its levy limits by $675,000 for the 2021-2022 school year and by $775,00 for the 2022-2023 school year for non-recurring purposes to pay for the ongoing operational expenses of the school district. Wisconsin's smallest school district heavily relies on its residents to fund its operation thanks to limited funding from the state. They did so by a 251-188 tally.