Mt. Lake Referendum Fails 18 Dec 12

Residents of Mountain Lake rejected a $31-million school referendum on Monday. The first part of the referendum asked voters for $29-million to demolish parts of the Mountain Lake School constructed in 1890 and 1930. Around 80% of Mountain Lake residents voted No on that question, with it failing by a vote of 230 to 931. The second half of the referendum asked for $825,000 to make improvements to the school’s indoor swimming pool. That question received 850 No votes and 297 Yes votes. The school district says funds will still be needed to demolish and replace the three oldest wings of the school and update the aging swimming pool, but where those funds will come from now is unknown at this time.