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Holmen considers referendum on flouride

Source: LaCrosse Tribune | January 16th, 2013

The Holmen Village Board will discuss a possible referendum on fluoridation at a special meeting called for 6 p.m. Thursday at Holmen Village Hall.

Board members Tony Horvath and Dawn Kulcinski requested the special meeting in the wake of last week’s regular board meeting, at which the board approved resumption of the village’s fluoridation program on a 4-3 vote.

Horvath and Dan Moser, first-term board members who have opted not to run for re-election, voted with fellow first-term board member Kulcinski against resuming fluoridation.

Voting in favor of fluoridation last week were Village President Nancy Proctor and board members Ryan Olson, Neal Forde and Michael Dunham, who said he personally opposed fluoridation but said he had to go with the will of the voters.

Holmen voters backed fluoridation in a referendum in conjunction with the 2008 presidential election. The vote was 2,118-1,856, with a little more than 53 percent of the voters favoring fluoridation.

Holmen is one of the few municipalities in Wisconsin that does not add fluoride to the public water system to help prevent tooth decay.