Sunday, September 25, 2011
Slight Decrease in 2012 Hedberg Public Library Budget
No increases projected for Hedberg Public Library budget. (Janesville Gazette, 9/21/2011)
Excerpt: Spending by the Hedberg Public Library would drop about 2.9 percent in 2012, according to the library's proposed 2012 budget.
Library spending, including debt service, would decline from $4.10 million in 2011 to $3.98 million in 2012.
The rest of the city budget will be distributed to the city council in early October. The library budget traditionally is released earlier.
Bryan McCormick, library director, said City Manager Eric Levitt asked him to "focus on a flat budget."
The tax levy for the library would stay the same at $3.2 million.
The council last year voted to close the library on Friday nights to save money.
New changes in state law that required public employees to pay half their pension contributions helped McCormick keep increases as bay, he said.
"We're probably the only department where the tools that the governor gave us as far as the contributions and pension fund worked the way it was supposed to," McCormick said.
The library's expenses went down because employees are contributing more, meaning the city will contribute less, McCormick said.
"In our case, the pension contributions basically offset a number of annual increases in operations," he said.
Other Wisconsin county and municipal budget news.
Fond du Lac faces $1.7 million deficit. (9/23/2011)
McFarland wrestles with 2012 budget.. (9/22/2011)
Beloit to make deep cuts to police, fire departments. (9/22/2011)
Wisconsin Rapids 2012 budget process underway. (9/22/2011)
Oshkosh 2012 budget deficit projected to balloon to as much as $2.3 million. (9/20/2011)
Facing $2.5 million shortfall, La Crosse considers a variety of fees. (9/14/2011)
100 show up at Dodgeville budget hearing. (9/12/2011)
Zero percent increase for Prairie du Sac department budgets. (9/7/2011)
City of Ashland looks at projected shortfall of $329,000 in 2012 budget. (8/26/2011)
Dodgeville city council to hold listening session on 2012 budget. (8/26/2011)
Shawano budget deficit at $504,800. (8/25/2011)
City of Ripon facing $110,000 budget deficit for 2012. (8/25/2011)
Long list of cuts on table for Racine city services. (8/25/2011)
Dodge County Administrator: "Governor Walker does not speak for Dodge County". (8/25/2011)
Longevity bonuses in Portage might become a thing of the past. (8/24/2011)
Declining property values pose a challenge to Columbus budget development. (8/24/2011)
Whitewater council looks at 0% tax levy increase. (8/24/2011)
Janesville residents asked to make tough choices in online budget scorecard. (8/24/2011)
Village of Darien officials ask for input on 2012 budget. (8/24/2011)
City of Marshfield has some wiggle room in its 2012 budget development. (8/24/2011)
Soglin on 2012 Madison budget: "Every service we rely on is vulnerable". (8/23/2011)
With a ballooning budget deficit, Marathon County considers a tax increase. (8/23/2011)
Sheboygan's Strategic Fiscal Planning Committee to determine what city will look like. (8/19/2011)
Brown County Exec looks at same tax levy, impact on services to be determined. (8/18/2011)
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)