Electors defeated the proposed $2.6 million remodeling project of the Red Brick Schoolhouse in St. Germain at a special electors meeting May 9.

The final vote results were 112 in support of renovating and 268 against.

The St. Germain town board approved the plan in March based on a plan presented by Melody Hamlin of Funktion Design Studios, Wausau.

The proposal would have accommodated a full-size elevator, additional bathrooms on the upper level, saving and refinishing the upper level floors, replacement of electrical circuits and supply, replacement and additions to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, new parking area and storm water runoff retention areas.

Two previous plans were rejected in 2018 — one $6.8 million project that involved a new community center with an expo hall, remodeling the Red Brick Schoolhouse and reworking the site plan for additional parking was voted down 403-100 in August. 

A second proposal for $3.5 to $4 million included a town hall building project that demolished both the existing community center and Red Brick Schoolhouse and replaced them with one building with a uniform roofline, simplified floor plan and reduced square footage that was rejected 292-96 in October.

According to the town of St. Germain website, “The building will not be renovated. The town board will now consider exercising the authority given it by the electors at the April 16 annual elector meeting to demolish the building in its entirety.”