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County Board debate merits, then vote to borrow

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Pierce County supervisors voted Tuesday to proceed with borrowing $1.695 million and offer bonds for sale, but the 12-5 vote could be a problem later.


The board's bond counsel has advised the plan needs a yes vote from at least 13 supervisors--either at Tuesday's meeting or when another vote is taken in May. Failing to get the 13-member vote in May, after the bond sale, could seriously harm the county's ability to borrow any money later, warned Joe Murray of Springsted, Inc.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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