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Ask Mr. (Electric) Answer Person: Will Decorah MiEnergy patrons be able to vote on May 1?

Posted: Sun, Apr 1, 2018 12:54 PM

(Doug e-mails: "Wondering if Decorah residents on MiEnergy will have a vote May 1st and/or will this affect us?")

Mr. (Electric) Answer Person says: "Voting on May 1st will be based on where you live—not which electric utility serves you.  So if you're living within the City of Decorah city limits, you will be able to vote—even though you would remain on MiEnergy even if a municipal electric utility is eventually created.

Why is this?  Because City of Decorah taxpayers will be the ones taking the financial risk involved with starting a new utility.  Even though you're a MiEnergy customer, your property taxes could be affected by the utility.  Because that's the case, you get to vote on this proposal."