After more than a year of consideration, the City of Burlington is now poised to make a decision on future of Echo Lake Dam.

This week the Common Council approved referendum questions that will appear on the Nov. 9 General Election ballot.

The vote is advisory, but it’s expected to provide the insight needed for officials to make the decision.

The dam referendum is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press. Copies of the newspaper will be available at local retail outlets and subscribers will receive their copies with Thursday mail.

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Here’s a look at some of the other stories in this week’s edition:


BCDR SOUNDS OFF: The Burlington Common Council on Tuesday didn’t plan on discussing racial matters since the item was not included in the publicly posted agenda. Despite the omission from the agenda some people stepped forward and responded to calls from the Burlington Coalition for Dismantling Racism.


FATAL CRASH: A 41-year-old Burlington woman was killed Tuesday when her car collided with a truck in rural Rochester. The initial investigation indicated that a box truck was southbound on Highway J and failed to stop at the stop sign at Highway A and collided with the car driven by the victim.


COURT NEWS: A preliminary hearing was scheduled for Aug. 17 for a Lake Geneva man charged with drunken driving after crashing his wife’s car in the Town of Burlington.


FLIGHT COMMITS: Since last November, Flight for Life medical helicopter service has leased space at the Burlington Municipal Airport, with plans to construct a permanent hangar as part of a long-time commitment to the area. The plans now in motion also include a holding tank, helicopter pad and water well.


ROAD WARRIORS: The task of building a winning football team this season became a bit more difficult than usual for Burlington High School coach Eric Sulik. The Demons will play at least their first five games on the road and potentially the whole nine-game regular season.


KEEPING IT ROLLING: After qualifying for the WIAA Division 7 postseason last season, including a win in the first round, Catholic Central High School has high hopes for a productive 2022 football campaign.