Final Referendum Information Meeting

Final Public Safety Referendum Information Meeting
Posted on 03/10/2022
Early next month, Pleasant Prairie residents will cast their votes in the April 5 Spring Election. The Village of Pleasant Prairie continues to educate the community on the public safety referendum question that will appear on the local ballot. The Village is hosting a final information meeting to allow the public to learn about the referendum and understand the community’s growing safety needs. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. on March 16, 2022. The informational session will offer a question-and-answer segment and include presentations from Fire Chief Craig Roepke, Chief of Police David Smetana, and Village Administrator Nathan Thiel. 

Residents can participate in the virtual sessions via Zoom online meeting software on a smartphone or computer. Participants can register for the meeting here by entering a name and email address when prompted to register for the meetings. Guests that do not have access to a computer or smartphone may attend the meeting in person at Village Hall Auditorium, 9915 39th Avenue.

Growth, demand, and inflation have outpaced Village revenues because of state levy limits. Over the last three years, the Village of Pleasant Prairie researched the Village’s public safety needs and identified that the current safety funding is insufficient to meet the community’s growing service demands. The Village requires additional public safety personnel in the Fire & Rescue and Police Departments to ensure residents, visitors, and businesses have continued access to high-quality public safety services. 

The public safety referendum on the April 5 ballot will ask Pleasant Prairie voters to decide if they will support increasing the Village’s annual tax levy by $1.6 million to cover the costs for hiring and retaining four additional police officers and 12 additional fire and rescue staff, beginning in 2023. Approval of the referendum by a majority of voters would enable Pleasant Prairie to hire and retain the necessary personnel to maintain quality public safety services in the future.

3/16/2022 | Public Safety Referendum Information Meeting
Time: 6:00 p.m.
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