CHICAGO — Menasha will seek voter approval in an April 6 referendum to sell its electric utility assets in a deal that would help the Wisconsin city resolve a bondholder lawsuit stemming from its default on $23 million of bond anticipation notes issued for a now-shuttered steam plant.

The referendum asks voters: “Shall the city of Menasha sell its electric utility assets to WPPI Energy at the price and upon the terms approved by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin?”

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