Hawk Pride Supporters Banding Together To Pass Referendum

Posted at: 10/20/2013 9:35 PM | Updated at: 10/20/2013 10:37 PM
By: Laurie Stribling
lstribling@wdio.com

People in Hermantown hit the pavement Sunday answering questions about the school's referendum, and it seems nothing will stop them.

"We've been out there today," parent Nathan Madill said. "Obviously, it's sleeting, snowing and raining so people are a little surprised when we come to the door, but that's what it's going to take this time around."

The Madill family is part of Hawk Pride. It's a group of community members in support of the school's facilities plan. There are about 60 door knockers in full force.

Yellow and blue Hawk Pride signs can be found outside many homes and businesses in the area. Madill said the referendum was put together by the people and for the people.

"This really has been something that people in our community have been a part of," Madill said. "It's been a neat experience to be together with all those people seeing the effort and talent in Hermantown. It makes you proud of living here."

With any tax hike, there are people in opposition. Another group is also advocating for people to vote "no" on the referendum.

If the referendum is passed, a taxpayer with a $200,000 home will see an increase of about $32 a month or $380 a year.

Hermantown's last referendum failed in 2009.

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