City council green-lights new district maps
By Jalen Maki
Tomahawk Leader Editor
TOMAHAWK – The City of Tomahawk Common Council unanimously approved a resolution giving the green light to new district maps during its meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 5.
The redistricting process occurs every ten years, following the completion of the U.S. Census. According to Census data, the City of Tomahawk has 3,441 residents.
The Lincoln County Board of Supervisors approved a tentative supervisory district plan during its meeting on Sept. 21. After the board’s approval, the plan was sent to the county’s municipalities, which will provide feedback regarding the boundaries and draw the wards that will be used for election purposes.
Tomahawk’s maps remained largely unchanged from the county-drawn version, except for a small portion near S. Tomahawk Ave. remaining in Ward 3, rather than being moved to Ward 1.
The updated maps fall within the recommended 10% deviation between its most populated and least populated wards, Clerk/Treasurer Amanda Bartz said. Ward 6 is the city’s most populated at 702 residents, while Ward 5 is the least populated at 432 residents, according to the resolution.
Each ward is legally required to have fewer than 1,000 residents. All wards will vote at SARA Park in future elections.
The City of Tomahawk has six wards, with Wards 1 and 2, Wards 3 and 4, and Wards 5 and 6 being combined to form three aldermanic districts.
With the council’s approval of the maps, they will be sent back the county board for further review.