The questions have been finalized and the days are counting down until the Nov. 9 election when City of Burlington residents will vote to remove or improve the Echo Lake Dam.

City officials are now working to educate the public on the two options through directed mail pamphlets and a series of community meetings.

An article on the lead-up to the referendum is among the top stories in this week’s edition of the Burlington Standard Press.

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


A CLEAN SWEEP: A steady stream of more than 400 vehicles passed through the City of Burlington Department of Public Works facility on Saturday when multiple communities participated in the annual Clean Sweep household hazardous waste collection.


COURT NEWS: Eleven people charged with trafficking and delivering more than 500 grams of methamphetamine throughout Walworth County are scheduled to appear in court between now and Oct. 25.


MILL RATE IS DOWN: During the Burlington Area School District’s annual meeting at Burlington High School on Monday, Aug. 29, the community approved the tax levy, which results in a mill rate of $7.45. The district’s mill rate has decreased for the past four years. Last year, BASD had one of the lowest mill rates among its surrounding districts and remained below the state average.


SUMMER BASH: The Burlington Summer Bash on Saturday at Wehmhoff Square Park brought a local artisan market, a family circus, multiple musical performances and involvement from multiple businesses within the community. But most importantly, the event looked to raise awareness for Music Matters.


LOCKER OF LOVE: Union Grove business community comes together to create program that offers free school supplies for students who need them.


TOPPERS ARE 2-0: Catholic Central’s running game and unwillingness to become complacent were key components in an Aug. 26 non-conference victory over visiting Shoreland Lutheran.