Voters in Portage County will decide again on a building project for a new government and law enforcement center, and expanded jail. The 78.5 million dollar referendum question that will be on the November 8th ballot is advisory only. Similar questions have been defeated in the county on multiple occasions since 1999. If voters give approval, downtown Stevens Point would see a 3-stories tall, 270,000 square foot building with room to house all county offices, courtrooms, and an expanded jail, going from a capacity of 79 inmates to 200. If approved, county property tax payers would see an increase of 39 dollars per year on a 100-thousand dollar home. Plus officials have said the operational cost of the new building would be around 700-thousand dollars per year.