No New Referendum, But Fluoride Moves Ahead In Holmen

The idea of another fluoride referendum in Holmen has been put on hold...

That's because the village board is moving ahead with plans to end its two-year ban on fluoridation. By a 4-3 vote last night, the board chose to spend six thousand dollars on an engineering plan for switching to a different form of fluoride than is used in most of the United States. The same idea was rejected last week by Holmen's public works committee. Village president Nancy Proctor suggested that the village was preparing to 'throw away' 86-thousand dollars spent on the original fluoridation system that was shut down in favor of a new system that could cost an extra 70-thousand dollars. The board would still have to approve the engineering plan.


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