Thursday, November 25, 2010

Sheboygan Council Approves 2011 Budget

Link to November 25 Sheboygan Press article, "Council goes overtime to pass budget".

Excerpt:   On its second try, the council voted, 10-4, to approve the $34.7 million general fund budget, which includes a city property tax levy of $21.2 million, an increase of $340,500.

Aldermen deadlocked, 7-7, on their first attempt to pass the budget, and Mayor Bob Ryan called for a 10-minute recess to give the council a chance to rethink their vote. Following the break, three aldermen, Jim Bohren, Eric Rindfleisch and Julie Kath, switched their votes from no to yes, and the budget was approved.

Nine votes among the 16-member council were needed to approve the budget and two aldermen, Jeremy Dekker and Cory Bouck were absent


Under the budget, the $140,500 in tax levy provided to Mead Public Library will allow it to stay in the Eastern Shores Library System and provide patrons with its online catalog and interlibrary loan and delivery service. There would be five furlough days in 2011.

Related articles:
Council votes to make up nearly half of Mayor's cuts to library budget.  (11/23/2010)
Sheboygan residents keep speaking up for their library.  (11/23/2010)
Alderman plans to introduce amendment to address library budget shortfall.  (11/22/2010)
Sheboygan continues to speak up for its library.  (11/21/2010)
Residents speak up for their library.  (11/16/2010)
Library facing 11% cut in 2011 budget.  (10/9/2010)
Mayor offers his 2011 budget.  (10/5/2010)
Officials face $1,500,000 budget deficit in 2011.  (6/10/2010)
Council approves Mayor's new appointments to library board.  (4/28/2010)
Mayor questioned about library board appointments.  (4/26/2010)
Sheboygan Press Editorial Board supports library funding deal.  (11/27/2009)
Library likely to maintain its Maintenance of Effort funding.  (11/24/2009)
Update on library's Maintenance of Effort.  (11/20/2009)
Maintenance of Effort and the Mead Public Library.  (7/6/2009)

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