- For: 102 (31%)
- Against: 228 (69%)
District proponent Robert Todd heard an assortment of reasons expressed against the district:
- opposition to more taxes (the economy is tight)
- exclusion of non-resident landowners from voting (well, that is the law)
- big campaign spending (apparently Russ Olson is the only big spender who can win in Lake County)
- belief that cleaning up the lakes is an "impossible task" (hey, that's never stopped me from trying!)
Whether or not the district passed, the Interlakes Water Quality Committee planned to continue its efforts on a volunteer basis. And there are still algae, silt, and carp in our lakes. The IWQC will talk about what to do next about those water quality problems at its next meeting, Thursday, August 6, 7 p.m. at the Madison Public Library.