Thursday, August 18, 2011

Brown County Exec Looks at Same Tax Levy, Impact on Services to be Determined

Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach will aim for same tax levy with 2012 budget. (Green Bay Press-Gazette, 8/18/2011)

Excerpt: Brown County residents likely won't be asked to pay more in property taxes when County Executive Troy Streckenbach releases his proposed 2012 budget in early October.

How that might impact county services, however, is something he and county supervisors have yet to determine.

"My opinion is that we should keep the tax levy at the current level of about $82 million," Streckenbach said Wednesday. "And we need to do what we can to pay down our debt … while making sure we're prepared for 2013."

The executive is due to propose a budget to the County Board Oct. 1. The board then can make changes, though they are subject to potential vetoes

Other Wisconsin county and municipal budget news.
City of Shawano wrestles with $128,000 deficit.  (8/16/2011)
Possible double whammy for Shawano City-County Library.  (8/15/2011)
Portage County Executive looks to "create a bridge to a new design, a way of functioning on less".. (8/15/2011)
Antigo cuts fire, police positions.  (8/15/2011)
Adding up the budget numbers in the Fox Valley.  (8/14/2011)
Sauk County officials ask for input.  (8/12/2011
Marathon County ranks services to address $500,000 budget shortfall.  (8/12/2011)
City of Beloit faces a challenging budget process.  (8/8/2011)
Fond du Lac city manager sez Governor's tools not enough to offset cuts.  (8/2/2011)
Manitowoc mayor asks department heads for 10% budget cuts.  (8/2/2011)

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