County Board confirms building plan rejection
The Portage County Board of Supervisors rejected a resolution Tuesday, Dec. 20, to move forward with plans to construct a new government center that was defeated in an advisory referendum vote Nov. 8.
In that referendum, 21,769 voters, 62 percent of votes cast, voted against the project, while 13,593, 38 percent, voted in favor.
While supervisors admitted the county needs a new facility, most said they would vote against the resolution because voters had rejected the project. The vote was 15 supervisors opposed and nine in support.
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