MATC budget

Columbus SpeedwayThe MATC District Board has plans to purchase the 151 Speedway in Columbus for use as a training facility for emergency services students, reports The Wisconsin State Journal in an article published on line on May 1, 2015.

However, racers and the owner’s family have vowed to try to stop the sale of the property, which MATC has agreed to buy for $583,000. According to the article by reporter Dan Simmons, “Town of Columbus board chairman Eugene Damm said he doesn’t object to the sale but has some concerns that the land will become tax exempt because it will be owned by the college. A public hearing about the sale will be held May 11 before a regularly scheduled [Town of Columbus] board meeting.”