MPTC District Board To Hold Public Hearing
The Moraine Park Technical College District Board will hold a public hearing at their July 11 board meeting at 5:15 p.m.
Community members from throughout the entire district are invited to Moraine Park’s Fond du Lac Campus, 235 N. National Ave., to provide comments or feedback regarding the College’s intent to borrow $55 million to enhance campus learning spaces to meet future student and regional workforce needs.
The District Board passed a resolution in June as the first formal step toward a potential referendum in the November election. Under state law, technical colleges must hold referendums before completing capital projects with a cost of more than $1.5 million.
If successful, the $55 million referendum will allow Moraine Park to borrow funds to enhance and grow Moraine Park facilities to meet the needs of business and industry in the region through four major projects. Additionally, this proposal will allow Moraine Park to:
- Respond to the growing workforce shortages.
- Accommodate evolving industry expectations.
- Address evolving technology, including the areas of automation and robotics.
- Provide greater access to all district communities.
- Align with community expectations and workforce training requirements.
- Keep the region competitive by preparing students and workforces of the future.
Under the proposed $55 million facilities enhancement plan, annual property taxes would increase by $21 per $100,000 of property value ($1.75 per month) for the next 20 years.
The Moraine Park District Board will vote in August on the final referendum question language, which will solidify a path forward to the November election. If approved, this will be the first time Moraine Park has financed projects using a referendum.
For more information on this project, visit morainepark.edu/future.