EACH YEAR THE WISCONSIN DELLS DRAWS FOUR TO FIVE MILLION
TOURISTS TO THE AREA .
AND BRINGS IN A BILLION DOLLARS.
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BUT AS IT HAS GROWN -
IT HAS OUTGROWN AN AGING INFRASTUCTURE.
AS NEWS 3 REPORTER DAVE DELOZIER TELLS US - A VOTE
NEXT TUESDAY WILL DECIDE WHO WILL PAY FOR THE NEEDED
THERE IS NO DENYING THE SUCCESS.
OVER THE LAST HALF CENTURY TOURISM AT THE WISCONSIN
DELLS AND LAKE DELTON HAS BECOME A BILLION DOLLAR
A YEAR INDUSTRY.
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we're on the map, we're on the map in the midwest
and i dare to say we're on the map nationally and
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MUCH OF THE GROWTH HAS BEEN MADE POSSIBLE BY - WHAT
IS CALLED THE PREMIER RESORT AREA TAX.
IT BASICALLY IS A ONE PERCENT SALES TAX PAID FOR BY
THE FOUR TO FIVE MILLION TOURISTS WHO VISIT HERE EACH
CITY LEADERS IN BOTH COMMUNITIES ARE NOW ASKING VOTERS
TO APPROVE A TAX INCREASE OF ONE QUARTER OF ONE PERCENT.
with combined populations between the city of wisconsin
dells and the village of lake delton we have around
6,000 residents but we have 4 to 5 million visitors
that's a lot of services, added services that are
needed that are on the backs of taxpayers.
the prt allows us to pretty much tax the tourism industry
to allow us to make upgrades to our services and make
upgrades to our infrastructure taht without that we
would be a struggling city.
THE TAX INCREASE WOULD BE USED TO REPAIR AGING ROADS
AND SEWER AND WATER LINES.
IMPROVEMENTS WOULD ALSO BE MADE TO POLICE, FIRE AND
AND AS SUCCESSFUL AS THIS AREA HAS BECOME - SOME OF
THE TAX INCREASE WOULD BE USED TO GROW THE TOURISM
INDUSTRY EVEN MORE.
we have made a concerted effort to get into the sports
marketing area and so we
need to develope our infrastructure
that means soccer fields, baseball fields, la crosse
fields, more sheets of ice for hockey and son to be
able to build upon the existing tourism base.